Last Lap: What’s The Role Idris Elba Is Praying For?

Who’s replacing Seth Meyers on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update? We find out why we wouldn’t get into a brawl with Gabourey Sidibe, and Aaron Eckhart lets fans know if he’s ready for a role in Gotham, a new TV show.

  • With Girls’ third season in full swing, a certain celebrity fan has tweeted his praise for the show’s star. Idris Elba reached out to Lena Dunham via Twitter to say how much he loves her show — and asked if he could be in a scene. We’ve got a little message of our own for Lena: Please make this happen! [Huffington Post]
  • SNL head writer Colin Jost will be taking a seat at Weekend Update’s anchors’ desk. With Seth Meyers leaving for NBC’s Late Night show, Colin will be making himself comfy aside Cecily Strong. [Deadline]
  • There was no doubt that the ladies of American Horror Story: Coven are pretty hardcore. But who knew they were all standing by each others’ sides, ready to get into a bar fight? Gabourey Sidibe gives fans the details. [People]
  • Having had a role in The Dark Knight, would Aaron Eckhart want to reprise his role as a Batman villain on the new TV series Gotham? [MTV News]

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