Between rumours of a Bear/ Barack double-act, more minions, and fresh Harry Potter announcements, we feel like we need to sit down. This has been an epic news day…

1. Barack Obama Is Going On A Wild Adventure With Bear Grylls

In one of the best announcements we have ever heard – U.S. President Barack Obama is set to put his survival skills to the test when he treks through the Alaskan wilderness with British TV adventurer Bear Grylls this week.


As reported by NBC, the 54-year-old will become the first president to ever appear on TV show Running Wild with Bear Grylls which will air later this year on the U.S. network and will undoubtedly be coming to us soon after.

It will be genuinely fascinating to see former British special forces soldier Grylls (and his hilariously over-dramatic antics) putting the leader of the free world through his paces. Though we are kind of doubting whether Barack will do anything quite as eccentric as the memorable Bear ‘drinking elephant dung juice’ segment – which is permanently ingrained in our memory…

We. Cannot. Wait.

2. Minions Make Great Hay Bales

minions hay bales

Any mega Minions fans looking for a cheeky way to procrastinate in work (after you finish reading this, naturally) – just google Minions hay bales. It’ll be soo much more worth your while than that boring spreadsheet…

3. James Bond Author Sparks Outrage For Calling Idris Elba Too “Street”


Many 007 fans would love to see English actor Idris Elba replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond.

But in an interview with the Daily Mail, Anthony Horowitz, author of the newest James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis, revealed that he doesn’t think Idris Elba would be the right actor (shocking, we know…)

Horowitz seems deeply unimpressed (for some god-only-knows, half-wit reason) with the favourite to take over from Daniel Craig, saying,

“Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better. For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”

We’ll not even get into the fact that Idris Elba is one of the best actors around (how flawless is his American accent by the way?) Because he’s basically incredible in everything, from Luther to The Wire to all the movies and music in between.

But we are outraged – because you have to admit, Idris is just a majorly ‘suave’ man all-round. (Who else could pull off suave whilst wearing That infamous head-to-toe velour tracksuit as as Stringer Bell in The Wire), or his turn in the American Office where he had the women falling at his feet…

4. J.K. Rowling Announces James Sirius Potter’s Hogwarts House And Details About Teddy Lupin


The Harry Potter author has announced it was James Sirius Potter’s first day at Hogwarts earlier this week and asked fans at King’s Cross Station to wish him well. Now, after several fans asked which house the Sorting Hat would choose for Harry and Ginny’s firstborn, Rowling has made it official. James Sirius Potter is … a Gryffindor! No surprise there then…

Rowling’s second tweet also included details about Teddy Lupin, the son of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks, who was orphaned as an infant when his parents died at the Battle of Hogwarts.

We said goodbye to Teddy in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows epilogue, where he’s making out with Victoire — daughter of Bill and Fleur — on the Express. That’s in 2017, however.

But good old J.K has come to the rescue – and we now know the orphaned Teddy is a Hufflepuff. Oh right, and Head Boy.

Yes in an endearing reflection of both of his parents, Teddy Lupin got his mother’s house and his father’s prefect status, and became the Head Boy for Hogwarts’ 2015-16 school year.

5. Queen’s Were On University Challenge…


And even better, this happened…

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