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Jimmy McNulty reads Jane Austen

UK actor Dominic West, who portrayed rough Baltimore cop Jimmy McNulty in The Wire, has now turned to his sensitive side with coffee ads airing in the UK.
Carte Noire has selected West, along with two other actors, to read romantic scene selections from 30 classic novels. As a further tie-in, Penguin Books, which the actors read from, are also in on the cross-promotion.
Books, Jimmy McNulty and coffee? It’s strange, but I think I could get used to this:
http://www.cartenoire.co.uk/pride-and-prejudice

Just ‘cuz

I’ve had this in my head all day, and it’s amazing so I’m sharing it.

It’s also not out of left field that it’s in my head, as it was on an episode of the Wire I watched a couple nights ago. I’m mid-way through season two DVD right now, chugging along…and just tossing this out there, my Greek-speaking boyfriend is pained every time “the Greeks” speak.

Obsessed – what are you doing in this, Idris Elba?

This movie continues to make no sense to me.

Idris Elba has gone from the amazing The Wire (I just started watching season one) and The Office and has wandered into what looks like a straight-to-DVD release.

Well, Beyonce starring makes a bit of sense – since the memory of her acting in Austin Powers in Goldmember and The Pink Panther is usually wiped out by Dreamgirls and Cadillac Records – and she also executive produces Obsessed with her father Matthew Knowles. The House of Dereon line also speaks to her questionable tastes.

But while the trailer still makes me ask why we’re updating Fatal Attraction, this promotion just makes me laugh.