Black Friday 2014; Idris Elba Works on Another Album

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— -- quicklist: 1title: Black Friday 2014text: The holiday shopping rush is officially here.

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quicklist: 2title: Idris Elba Working on an Albumtext: Is there anything Idris Elba can't do?

Inspired by his role as Nelson Mandela in the 2013 film "Long Walk to Freedom," the actor and singer released an album of songs he helped curate, write and produce.

Elba apparently had so much fun that he's already hard at work on his next project, an album of songs inspired by his character on the crime drama "Luther."

"I'd like to dissect the idea of someone who has to deal with so much darkness," he told the BBC.

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quicklist: 3title: Miss World 2014 Gets Underway With Tearstext: What would typically be an exciting moment took on a somber mood as Miss World 2014 contestants gathered in London.

Before the festivities got underway, the women gathered for a special memorial service honoring Miss Honduras María José Alvarado and her sister, who were found shot to death in a remote river bank. Police said the sister's boyfriend told them he shot them in a jealous rage, according to The Associated Press.

Photos from the emotional service show plenty of tears and speeches paying tribute to the women.

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quicklist: 4title: Hilary Duff Wonders What Lizzie McGuire Is Doing Nowtext: Ever wonder what the wonderfully awkward Lizzie McGuire would be like as an adult in 2014?

Hilary Duff, who played the character on the Disney Channel show, speculated to BuzzFeed about what Lizzie would be like all grown up.

"I think she's pretty smart. I can imagine her being on a path to something really special and great, but I feel like she'd still be working her way through the office grind and she'd probably constantly embarrass herself—mishaps in the office all the time," she mused.The Disney Co. owns ABC News.

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