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If you were creeped out by the trailer for the star-studded movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Cats, you're not alone.

Twitter was so creeped out by the swishing tails and twitching whiskers on the human cast, that the producers were forced to respond to the backlash.

It's one thing to see people dressed up as cats onstage, but transforming humans into cats using computer-generated imagery is just unsettling.

"It would be a little less unsettling if they didn't have human hands, feet, and faces," said one YouTube viewer.

Another viewer wrote: "I imagine this is what a cat sees when overdosing on catnip."

The $100 million movie stars Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Judi Dench as feline-ized humans.

Producer Eric Feliner is unimpressed with the backlash on Twitter. "What does one say? The reality is that 100 million people or more saw the trailer, and, yes, there were some people that didn't like it," said Feliner. "As is the world we live in, those who didn't like it were the most vociferous."

Producer Tim Bevan had a different take on the controversy. He believes the people who hated the trailer just aren't cat people in general.

"They were probably people who didn't know 'Cats', and the fact is they were either anticipating something animated or something that was on four legs," Bevan theorized. "Among people who know 'Cats', the reaction was pretty solid."

Cats is in theaters this Christmas.

Watch the trailer below. But it might creep you out if you're not a cat person.
 

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Idris Elba is trying to cut down on his use of social media because he gets so depressed by the instant access to world news.

Like most celebrities, the Thor star can't get enough of the addictive nature of social media. According to WENN.com, the 47-year-old British actor is an active user of Twitter and Instagram but he finds world events saddening.

"I've been trying to wean myself off," the actor and DJ tells Fast Company magazine. "I used to post a lot more, but it's been putting me off lately. And Twitter's just not how I want to receive my news.

"I read the news aggregated on my iPad, but I can't check it constantly - I'm not proud of it, but it's true - because it makes me feel depressed."

Instead, Idris is weaning himself off of social media by clearing his head, saying: "I'll just sit in the dark, stare, and try not to do anything - just clear my mind and decompress."

The superstar says he only sleeps "four or five" hours a night, and he schedules his time in terms of projects rather than days or hours.

"I don't think in terms of minutes or hours or days or dates, especially because I'm traveling between time zones," he adds. "My home base is London, but I could be working anywhere around the world. I pretty much know my schedule for the whole year, and I think of it in terms of blocks of time, where each project is a block."
 

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Idris Elba has signed on to star in Jay-Z's all-Black Western flick The Harder They Fall. Elba's fans can't wait to see the hunky British actor wearing leather chaps and riding horseback.

The Harder They Fall is no Brokeback Mountain. The all-black Western for Netflix is produced by rapper Jay-Z, James Lassiter and Lawrence Bender.

The Harder They Fall stars actor Jonathan Majors as an outlaw who finds out that the murderer who killed his parents (Elba) is being released from prison.

According to Deadline.com, Elba is also starring in another Western drama, Concrete Cowboys, which began filming this year.

The 47-year-old Virgo is best known as the sexy drug kingpin Stringer Bell on HBO's The Wire.

Celebrity attorneys Leron Rogers, right, and John Rose, of the prestigious Lewis & Brisbois law firm, held his annual Fall mixer event at Little Alley Steakhouse in the affluent Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta on Thursday, Oct. 3.

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In attendance were former reality TV star Lisa Wu, right, blogger Michelle Brown, left, and Leron's clients, including Atlanta Hawks players, entertainment industry executives, and blogger Sandra Rose, of Sandrarose.com.

Leron, left, and his associate John T. Rose recently secured a judgment of nearly $800,000 for their client against a former NBA All-Star.

Leron (left) poses with investor Donray Von (right). Donray was involved in four major acquisitions and co-invested alongside Google Ventures, Guggenheim, and more.

The event was sponsored by Leron Rogers, Lewis & Brisbois, AON, AIG, and First Impressions.

Anisa Brenee (L), John Rose (C) and Shelly Nicole at Leron Rogers' annual Fall mixer.


 

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Tyler Perry was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on Tuesday, October 1.

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Actors Idris Elba (left), Kerry Washington (right) and Crystal Fox (2nd from left) were on hand to help salute their pal Tyler Perry as the director and playwright unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of friends and family.

Perry, 50, earned the 2,675th plaque on famed Hollywood Boulevard and some of his famous friends were there to help him celebrate.

Washington and Idris appeared in Perry's films Peeples and Daddy's Little Girls, respectively.

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After the ceremony, Washington took to Instagram and wrote: "Nobody is more deserving of this than you @tylerperry. Thank you for shining so brightly, for guiding our paths, and for creating new constellations.

Social media users are wondering if Idris Elba's fiancee, Sabrina Dhowre, has any Black friends after she held her bachelorette party at a resort in Utah over the weekend.

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Regina King's son Ian Alexander Jr., 23, gave her the best compliment after she took home a Golden Globe trophy for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk at the 2019 Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, CA. on Sunday.

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British power couple Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre attended the UK Premiere of his film 'Yardie' at the BFI Southbank Cinemas in London, England on Tuesday. The film was directed by Idris. "Yardie" is a term used by Black Brits to describe British citizens of Jamaican descent.

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Idris Elba clapped back at social media users who criticized his fiancee, Sabrina Dhowre's outfit at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on Saturday. The hunky actor leaped to his fiancee's defense when fans wondered if she was dressed for a garden party rather than a royal wedding.

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Idris Elba & Sabrina Dhowre attend the 68th International Berlin Film Festival

Idris Elba and his pregnant fiancée Sabrina Dhowre attended the Berlin premiere of his film Yardie at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany. Sabrina and her sexy baby daddy held hands and posed for pictures on the red carpet. Idris already has a daughter Isan Elba, 16, and son Winston Elba, 4.

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Actors Idris Elba, Hilary Swank, Priyanka Chopra, Common, pictured left, Meagan Good, center, singer Usher, right, and more were seen walking down Main Street during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah over the weekend. Over 100 independent film producers and directors are at Sundance competing for top awards and movie house contracts. Sundance runs from January 18 to January 28.

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Ginuwine Idris Elba and daughters

This week 2 hunky dads -- Ginuwine, left, and Idris Elba, celebrated their beautiful daughters' birthdays. Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, 47, aka Ginuwine, celebrated the 23rd birthday of his daughter Cypress Soleil, whose mom is former rapper and Elgin's ex-wife Sole.

Elgin and Sole have two children together. The retired R&B singer-turned-reality TV star has a tribe of children with multiple women. He is currently a cast member on England's Celebrity Big Brother, where he curved a male-to-transgender who demanded a kiss from him. Numerous celebrities took his side in the resulting controversy. Many pointed out the hypocrisy of a man sexually harassing another man on television.

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Sorry ladies: British heartthrob Idris Elba is officially off the market.

The 'Star Trek Beyond' star made his new romance official over the weekend by hitting the red carpet at the 42nd Annual Toronto International Film Festival with Sabrina Dhowre on his arm.

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Magic Johnson and his family still on holiday in Saint-Tropez in the South of France on Tuesday. He wore a Gucci L'aveugle par amour dragon print t-shirt with signature Gucci punchy slogan print on the back ($640) and a pair of Gucci Men's Web GG Driving Loafers in black ($550).

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Pregnant media mogul Tyra Banks attended the NBC Universal Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday in Beverly Hills. Banks, 43, and her life partner Erik Asla welcomed a baby boy named York Banks Asla earlier this year.

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Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant let himself go after retiring from the game. The flabby 6-ft-6 family man was seen kicking back and enjoying the beautiful view of Portofino, Italy from his hotel balcony. Kobe shed his shirt and sunned himself by the hotel pool without his wife, Vanessa Bryant, or their three daughters.

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Actor Idris Elba slammed the British government for cutting free housing benefits to young people aged 18 to 21.

The 'Luther' star gave an expletive-laden speech criticizing the cuts that stop out-of-work young adults from automatically receiving benefits which came into effect in April.

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British actor Idris Elba was seen crossing the street after taking a break on the set of his new action movie 'The Dark Tower' in downtown Los Angeles. The 44-year-old part-time DJ was spotted wolfing down a hot dog and drinking a sugary beverage. The entire block was shut down for the film shoot. Someone said he borrowed his outfit from Kanye West's new line, but I don't know if that's true.

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Idris Elba

British actor Idris Elba sent his female fans into a frenzy when he offered them an opportunity to be his Valentine.

The hunky actor announced a contest in conjunction with fundraising website Omaze.com to offer one lucky female fan the opportunity to be his Valentine and to meet with him personally for drinks and dinner.

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<p>Elba, 43, was <a href=knighted an Officer of the British Empire by Prince William in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Elba received the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for his excellence in acting drama.

Elba is pictured above with his elegant mom.

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