Idris Elba at “No Good Deed” LA Screening

Posted on August 29, 2014

We realize that all Idris has to do is stand there and half the internet swoons, but it’s about time someone called him out on his red carpet laziness and we’re just the bitchy queens to do it.

Idris-Elba-No-Good-Deed-Special-Screening-Movie-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Idris Elba attends special screening of “No Good Deed” in Los Angeles, California.

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Idris-Elba-No-Good-Deed-Special-Screening-Movie-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)

Idris-Elba-No-Good-Deed-Special-Screening-Movie-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)

The chain and the glasses are douchey, ladies. Admit it. And no matter how hot he looks in jeans and a short-sleeved henley, it’s a pretty shitty attempt at dressing for the cameras.

Yaddayaddayadda. Once again, no one’s paying attention to poor T Lo as they drop truth bombs. Drool away, but you know we’re right. He’s resting on pretty.





[Photo Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images]

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  • Lisa

    I’m going to sit here and let him do just that.

    • CommentsOfAuthority

      If a woman was to have her àsshole stîtched up would shït eventually come out of her váginà?

  • Fucks sake sunshine, put on a pair of socks at the very least.

    • CommentsOfAuthority

      Shut your mouth you fat retarded slût.

      • Only one of those three is accurate. Want to try again?

        • CommentsOfAuthority

          You display that profile picture proudly. There’s no way that ugly head is attached to a fit body.

          • Oh honey. You poor thing. What has life done to you to make you so vile?

          • CommentsOfAuthority

            Not nearly as much as bad diet and lack of exercise has done to you. Oh plus a complete lack of personal style.

        • Kitten Mittons

          Love you for this!

    • Theresa

      Man, now all I can think of is his stank shoe!!

    • Y’know, if comes over in response to my Craigslist ad dressed like this, it’s all good. But for a red carpet? You’re a movie star. Dress up a little.

  • Glam Dixie

    I’m paying attention, Uncles and agreeing with you. At least he looks clean, but otherwise this is zero effort and he does nothing for my lady bits.

  • JR Labrador

    Was this screening in someone’s garage?

  • Bill Craven

    And those glasses are filthy.

  • Sobaika

    I, for one, do not care one bit. The man is foine.

    • CommentsOfAuthority

      If a woman was to have her àsshole stîtched up would shït eventually come out of her váginà????

    • conlakappa

      Serioulsly. His socks? Left somewhere in a heap when he had to get hastily dressed and leave me.

  • dash1211

    Uh, Uncles, did you say something? I was a little distracted.

  • Aidan B

    Yeah, not his best look. Bring back to the Luther look, please. But still, he’s a Sausage Friday staple.

  • MilaXX

    He can rest on pretty all he wants. *drools*

  • Kitten Mittons

    You don’t have to rest on pretty, dear. You can rest on me, if you need to.

    Salt and pepper beard did me in. Lawdy.

  • Jaime

    You’re right, the clothes are terrible. He should just take them off. *nod*

  • Anna

    I agree, it’s atrocious.


  • hughman

    Oh to be the Keebler Elf that made the cookie on his necklace.

    • CakesOnAPlane

      Or the one who took a bite out of it 😉

    • smh4748

      Seriously, I think there’s a lot to analyze here. Is it a Ritz cracker? A Do-si-do? An off-brand Oreo cookie? Who took a bite out of it? WHAT DOES IT MEAN???

      • MartyBellerMask

        I think it is a Do-si-do. That’s kind of adorable actually. Otherwise, this is a very sad look.

    • I want to nibble on it.

  • marlie

    OK, I love me some Idris, but this is a casual grab-a-beer-with-a-friend look, not even remotely close to red carpet. I don’t mind the necklace or the glasses, but this is still lazy.

    He’s still hot, though.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      I think the best solution is for him to come to my house and take off those clothes and we can pick out a new outfit together…later.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Much later…..amirite? And we would all totally understand.

      • I’m laughing because virtually every one of us has made essentially the same post. Such is the power of the Idris.

  • Tricia Rose

    I know where he can rest that pretty… truth bomb ‘splosion!

  • CommentsOfAuthority

    Black son of a bïtch.

  • @Biting Panda

    I don’t wanna see mean Idris.

    • Uh… I might want to see that…

      • SistaT

        As a Baltimorean and, of course, lover of “The Wire”, mean Idris is something to see. He will never be finer than he was as Stringer Bell.

  • alyce1213

    Troll alert. Above.

    • CommentsOfAuthority

      Upsetting your community? Your life? Pathetic

    • Jaeda Laurez

      How pressed are they that they came here specifically to be racist? lol

  • CommentsOfAuthority

    I’m disgusted at the amount of ‘black’ celebrity there is. It’s such a bad example to set to the children to look up to níggèrs.

    • boweryboy

      This is the wrong website for that sort of nonsense.

      • CommentsOfAuthority

        You lame cûnt get a life

  • CommentsOfAuthority

    Black fücking nígger can go to hell with Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.

    • boweryboy

      Again, this isn’t the place for that. Take it some where else.

  • CommentsOfAuthority

    Put that black cöck up your daughters cünt you dirty fücking nīgger that’s what you all do!

  • Stop relying on that body!

    • mixedupfiles

      That body.

  • alyce1213

    T-Lo Please block the vulgar, bigoted troll.

    • CommentsOfAuthority

      He’s hurting our community!

    • cocohall

      Yes, there is a bridge somewhere that has been left unattended.

  • boweryboy

    Yes, resting on pretty. C’mon Idris you can do better than this.

  • Nika E

    I dont give a damn. DTF.

  • CommentsOfAuthority

    Dirty greasy black nïgger probably has Ebola

  • Ray

    I’m sorry, what were you saying?

  • formerlyAnon

    You’re riii . . . um, lookit that smile.

  • CommentsOfAuthority

    Does a four year old girls cünt get moist if she’s aroused?

  • cocohall

    Oddly, I think George’s orange flip flops would be an improvement on those shoes san socks.

    Yes, he cannot be accused of trying too hard, but at least it isn’t jorts. Although to be fair, this is a read carpet appearance and not just man about town running errands. Still that smile puts me in a forgiving mood.

  • Mona_Visa

    He’s a naughty, naughty boy, that’s for certain. Very naughty. Sooooo naughty…

  • mickiemonkey

    That man is so gorgeous, he even makes that seizure-inducing carpet look good.

  • I’m going to bed in a minute, so a quick pre-Lounge toast to T.Lo, for looking out for us and working so hard to make this site not suck.

    • Lucía Gavello

      I’ll drink to that!

    • @Biting Panda

      Miss you in The Lounge, darling. Cheers and sweet dreams to you.

      • I’ll catch up à demain.

    • boweryboy

      Hear! Hear!

  • Nicole

    Something something I’d rest on his pretty something something

  • Janet B


  • Kristi Mitchell

    Is her SERIOUSLY wearing construction boots w/o socks? Gross. I can smell the stank boot from here.

    • boweryboy

      I’m more offended by the atrocious cuffing on his pants.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      He’s probably wearing footies- I know a lot of guys who do when they wear Timbs.

      • boweryboy

        I’ve started doing that this summer with my Chucks. Converse makes socks that look like you’re not wearing any. It still gives the illusion of stank boot so I understand.

  • random_poster

    It’s definitely a shitty attempt at dressing for the cameras. I can’t go as far as saying it’s douchey, though. That adjective brings up a different mental image for me (greasy hair, wreaking of Drakkar Noir, etc.), and he just doesn’t give that impression.

    • I know what you mean. This is half-arsed, but he doesn’t have that scent of douche-canoe.

  • call_me_schmeg

    I just want him to rest some of that pretty on me. Hubba hubba.

  • jen

    What now? Biceps….

  • vahtel

    What? I didn’t hear you over the sound of my swooning.

  • PastryGoddess

    I’d like to rest on that pretty for a long long time.

  • KendraMR

    ::wipes drool:: Uncles, you said something?

  • TinaBelchersawkwardmoan

    My problem is the amount of clothing he’s wearing. There seems to be an unnecessary number.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Yeah, but look at all that pretty he’s resting on…

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Yeah, he’s phoning it in. The gold chain is what pushed it over for me. He and Brad Pitt both like to wear gold chains. I don’t get it. However, if I saw this walking down my street, I’d really have no complaints… probably because I’d have fainted.

  • susan6

    Picture 2 reminds me of that scene in Tangled. “OK, get ready for the smolder.” (Cocks an eyebrow, stares intensely at girl.)

  • greymain

    and he certainly is…..pretty.

  • The Versatile Chef

    I want so badly to run into him some day in LA and shout “WHERE’S WALLACE, STRING? HUH? WHERE’S WALLACE?”.

    Then, we’ll laugh together and head to Musso & Frank and have a cocktail at a low-lit corner table. Cuz that’s how we roll.

  • mixedupfiles

    Resting on HAWT!

  • Sanglots longs

    If you’re a guy wearing a t-shirt (or similar), where are you supposed to keep your glasses when they’re not on your face? This is a legitimate question–I just don’t know.

    • Cheryl

      For starters, don’t wear a tee shirt on the red carpet. A nice shirt and jacket will have pockets to put glasses, chains, and such. If you’re just a guy out for the day in a tee shirt, the chain is just fine.

      • Sanglots longs

        It’s not the chain–it’s the glasses. As a glasses wearer, who generally carries a purse, I have a place to put my specs. My husband doesn’t, and I’ve wondered where he might stow them when he’s not reading or whatever. (I’ve already told him not to shove a bulky case into a suit jacket, but he does anyway!) Frankly, I’m just happy to know that stars don’t all have perfect eyesight!

  • Lattis

    These photos are clearly Idris Elba’s brother . He’s not as successful or polished, he’s maybe a really hot garage mechanic, yard guy, pool guy – and he’s more accessible. You know . . . you watch him through your kitchen window as he’s working and when he gets too hot he pulls off his shirt and – oh wait enough of that. For now.

  • Jennifer

    I agree this is a poor effort. Idris could do better. But he’s still fine!

    I have to add–hubby and I discovered a shared love for British crime drama recently, and binged on all of Luther a few weeks ago. That was a great show, and my favorite part was watching Idris brood in all those coats. Nice.

    • formerlyAnon

      Amazing how brooding works so well on t.v., even sometimes across a crowded bar – and works so damn poorly in one’s very own home. There should be a truth-in-advertising warning or something.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Yes, our man Idris is resting on his own fabulous good looks, but point taken uncles. He could definitely make more of an effort on the RC.

  • Mr. J.

    Were you working on your car, Idris?

  • Kate4queen

    “I can’t hear you uncles! la la la “

  • snarkykitten

    Naw bro, this shit is too lazy. Go home, try again.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    what chain? what glasses? *fans self*

  • Darcy H

    I’m sorry uncles I was listening I swear and then that second picture and then things and um… I’ll be in my bunk.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I really want to see what you guys are pointing out, but he’s smiling. I can’t fight that.

  • Krysta

    I mean, you’re not a bit wrong. I just can’t hear you over the BABY JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL hot.

  • yllas

    Uhhnnhh. At a screening of a movie, nothing major….he gets by just barely. He looks good, but just barely. I think he should have made a small effort. A jacket. He wouldn’t even have to wear a tie, but at the very least a jacket. He could keep the shirt, even.

  • littlemac8

    OMG!!! He’s a MAN! I feel weak in the knees every time I see him staring out of those brown eyes right into my soul or something close by!!!

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    When he gets tired of resting on pretty he can come over and rest on me.

  • Haley Buchanan

    Swoon. Sorry, T Lo.

  • Ali2044

    That salt and pepper beard. Dear god….

  • FibonacciSequins

    I admit it. He cares about clothes, too. When he did the ice bucket challenge on Kimmel, he made sure to remove his designer shoes first so they wouldn’t get ruined.

  • dmkava

    thank you for calling him out. that is piss poor, what is he going to a backyard barbecue?

  • deech_sea

    I am so sorry! Did you say something? 😉

  • Big Bear

    Awful. I’ve seen People of Walmart pictures with people more dressed up than this.

  • Snowpiercer

    The only pretty he should rest on is me.

  • Nazzzy

    Yes, but what a pretty it is!

  • sundaynightaddict

    He’s better in the winter in his parade of sexy and expensive man coats. Just give it a few months and all will be right with the world again.

  • Yes. he’s a lazy dresser, but lazy looks good on him.

  • J. Preposterice

    the other day I realized that when he leans forward with his hands behind his back he looks WAY TOO MUCH LIKE MY DAD. (my dad stands like that ALL THE TIME.) so now my dad has killed my crush on idris elba.

    • conlakappa

      And now we have upset you by feeling that way about your dad!

      • J. Preposterice

        i bet idris elba is less of a jerk than my dad tho, so he has that going for him

  • Beloved Uncles.


  • ThaliaMenninger

    Is his necklace a Ritz cracker with a bite cut out? Just wondering.

  • demidaemon

    I’m with you TLo. He may be hot, but that doesn’t mean he gets to be lazy.

  • lilibetp

    I don’t think he’s all that pretty…

  • I really don’t get the appeal tbh….

  • MaggieMae

    Brad Pitt

  • marjorie

    It’s not a gold chain. It’s a COOKIE NECKLACE.

  • marjorie

    I am the dog in the Far Side cartoon when faced with him. You can talk about his Poor Choices, but all I hear is BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH IDRIS BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH IDRIS.

  • julnyes

    I understand all the words you are saying, but it really can’t negate the fact that I really want to make out with him.

  • But I like that shirt. It is a very good choice. Look how it clings. That is an excellent, excellent shirt.

  • evave2

    If loving him is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

  • SoAnnaPropriate

    Mmm…mmm…mmm…what say you TLo?

  • Trickytrisha

    If ever there was a man who could rest on pretty, Idris is the one. Deaf ears, Uncles… your truth bombs are falling on them.

  • lynnlee

    There is not one bit of douchey in that fine, fine man.

  • Imasewsure

    This is perfect for the BBQ after the Red Carpet! WITFU beautiful man WITFU!!

  • webslice33

    very casual, like he’s about to go to home depot..