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Covid-19 survivor Idris Elba wants people to spend a week in "quarantine" every year to remember those lost to the coronavirus.

The "Thor" actor and his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba have recovered after contracting the potentially deadly disease in New Mexico last month.

To mark the devastating loss of life and mass disruption across the globe, Idris believes people should self-isolate for a week each year to remember the dead.

"I think that the world should take a week of quarantine every year just to remember this time," he tells the Associated Press. "Remember each other. I really do. I think it's… other species use it. It's called hibernation. But it does remind you that the world doesn't tick on your time."

Idris has been very vocal and outspoken since contracting the virus. He is very grateful to be alive, and he believes coronavirus is a sign of the Seven Prophecies.

"Definitely scary and unsettling and nervous. And I think that's been like a real collected world experience," said the actor who missed his six-year-old son Winston's birthday because of the lockdown. "You know, everyone's sort of feeling the way we have been feeling, but it has definitely been sort of just a complete upheaval."

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Idris Elba's wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba told Oprah Winfrey she tested positive for the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

Sabrina, 30, said she tested positive days after her husband announced he was positive for the novel coronavirus.

She revealed her diagnosis in a joint webcam interview with Idris on Oprah Winfrey's Apple TV+ series Oprah Talks on Sunday.

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"I found out this morning I tested positive, Sabrina told Oprah. "I'm not surprised. As soon as I heard Idris was possibly exposed, I mean I was on my way anyway, and I wanted to be with him. I think that's an instinct as a wife. You just wanna go and take care."

Sabrina said she didn't take any precautions to avoid contracting the virus.

"We didn't change the way we interact," she said. "I could have made a decision to put myself maybe in a separate room or stay away and Im sure that people are making this decision and they're tough decisions to make, but I made the decision to want to be with him and you know, still touch him."

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Idris, 47, and Sabrina are currently in self-isolation in New Mexico, where Idris was filming his latest movie, The Harder They Fall.

Sabrina was heavily criticized for breathing all over her husband in a video when he announced his positive test last week.

Neither Idris or Sabrina have reported any symptoms of the virus. Idris said none of the people he came into contact with - including his son and mother - have contracted the virus from him.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
2. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional

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Idris Elba responded to critics who said his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, should not have appeared with him in his video announcing he tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

In a video on Twitter.com, Elba asked his fans not to panic over his positive test. He said he was self-isolating until he tested negative.

But his followers couldn't help noticing Sabrina breathing all over him in the video - as if she too was infected.

Elba wasn't here for the disrespect to his wife.

"Sabrina wanted to be by my side," he insisted in a follow-up video tweet. "As much as we talked about her not coming to where I am, she did and wanted to. And I would do the same for her."

Elba, who has no symptoms, said his wife took the test on Tuesday, and they are awaiting the results, which usually takes 24-48 hours.

In a second video, Elba chastised TikTok users and others who believe the virus doesn't affect Black people due to Black folks having less ACE2 enzyme receptors than other races and ethnicities.

"Please stop sending the, um, conspiracy theory nonsense about Black people not being able to get Coronavirus -- Covid-19," he said. "It's dumb, it's silly, it's very dangerous."

He left out the part that most healthy people - himself included - experience no symptoms or mild symptoms. No other so-called "deadly virus" behaves this way. A deadly virus is usually deadly to most people who contract it -- not the other way around.

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Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to test positive for the coronavirus. The hunky actor, real name Idrissa Akuna Elba, confirmed his diagnosis in a video tweet on Monday.

"This morning I tested positive for Covid 19," he said. "I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I'm doing. No panic."

He said he got tested because he was in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. In 2016, Elba married actress Sabrina Dhowre. He has 2 children from previous relationships.

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Elba 47, was born in Hackney, London, England. He is best known for portraying Baltimore drug lord Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire.

He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award, winning one, and was nominated 5 times for a Primetime Emmy Award.

The virus causes mild flu-like symptoms in healthy people under age 50. It causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems.

Also at risk are smokers, people who have chronic illnesses and weak immune systems.
 

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Idris Elba finally enjoys married life after exchanging vows with model and actress Sabrina Dhowre in 2018. The hunky Brit gushed over his "beautiful" wife Sabrina as he looked back over the past year.

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The actor, 47, spoke with PeopleTV at the world premiere of his new movie Cats in New York on Monday, Dec. 16. He said the couple's April wedding was the highlight of his year.

"I think getting married to my beautiful wife was the best thing to happen to me in 2019. We had our entire families there, so that was just incredible."

Idris wed the former Miss Vancouver in a lavish ceremony in Marrakesh, Morocco and previously said the three-day celebration was one of the "most beautiful" times of his life.

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He should know the difference; he's been married three times and has several children, including a minor son with ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth (pictured).

In between marriages, Idris dated a plethora of beauties including British actress Naomie Harris, pictured below with Idris at a premiere in 2013.

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Idris also opened up about working on the big screen adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway classic. He paid tribute to the "incredible people, all the actors, all the directors" involved in the big budget movie production.

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"As an experience, it was one of the best film experiences I've had," said the actor who has over 95 roles under his belt.

Cats, also starring Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Francesca Hayward, and Jennifer Hudson, debuts in theaters on December 20.

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Taylor Swift turned heads in a red floral appliqué satin floor length gown from the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2020 collection. The dress features a strapless bodice with a single green stem motif and a dramatic train.

There was a collective gasp as the pop singer entered the room at the World premiere of the film adaptation of 'Cats' in New York City on Monday night.
 

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Taylor, 30, stars as the singing cat Bombalurina in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit Broadway musical. According to MSN.com, Taylor's original song for the Cats soundtrack is not up for an Oscar bid in 2020.
 

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences declined to nominate Taylor's song "Beautiful Ghosts", which she co-wrote with Oscar-winner Andrew Lloyd Webber. Adding insult to injury, Beyonce's lackluster song "Spirit" from the Lion King soundtrack was nominated for an Oscar, as was Pharrell Williams' track "Never Too Late".
 

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Taylor also sings a song duet "Macavity," featuring British actor Idris Elba, pictured here with his wife Sabrina Dhowre at the red carpet premiere.
 

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Taylor and her latest boyfriend Joe Alwyn displayed a little PDA as they held hands while leaving the world premiere of Cats at Alice Tully Hall on a rainy night in New York City. Taylor's fans stopped keeping track of her boyfriends after she dumped the 20th guy.
 

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Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, 38, stunned on the red carpet in this sexy black lingerie-inspired lace frock by Reem Acra. The design house Reem Acra is world renowned for its ready-to-wear bridal designs.
 

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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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