Chiwetel Ejiofor shows off his new close-cropped hair in Italy: would you hit it?


Chiwetel Ejiofor is in Italy right now, just like Jessica Chastain and her hot Italian boyfriend. They’re all attending the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2014. Frieda Pinto is there too! I’m including photos of all of them in this post. But let’s talk about Chiwetel first. Much like Chastain, Chiwetel brought his significant other to the Italian paradise and he had no qualms about being photographed with her. To be fair, though, Chiwetel did the whole awards season with Sari Mercer on his arm. She stuck to him like glue! Which, let’s face it, we all would have done in her position. A few times I caught her throwing the stink-eye at bitches trying to get too close to her man. Also: Chiwetel’s hair is so short these days! This is the shortest it’s been in a few years.

We’re going to be seeing a bit more of Chiwetel during this next award season too – like Matthew McConaughey, Chiwetel is going to be up for all of the big acting awards for TV. Chiwetel starred in Dancing on the Edge, a miniseries about a jazz band in London in the 1930s. I didn’t see it. It came on Starz last year. Chiwetel received an Emmy nomination for his work last week – he’s up against Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Martin Freeman, Mark Ruffalo and Billy Bob Thornton. Yeah… that’s a really, really strong category, right? Chiwetel probably doesn’t have much of a chance – it’s probably going to go to Billy Bob or Mark Ruffalo. Still, Chiwetel is super-proud of his nom. He released a nice statement about it and everything:

“I am delighted to be recognized by the Emmys for a role in a project that I am incredibly proud of. Working with Stephen Poliakoff and this amazing ensemble cast and getting to play such an extraordinary character was a tremendous experience.”

[Via E! News]

Nice. Well, at least we’ll get to see him in a tux again. And Sari Mercer is still going to be sticking to him like glue. I see you, girl. And I respect your Dong Lojack ™.


Here are some photos of Freida and Jessica…I cannot believe that many of you were defending Jessica’s bangs. HELL NO.




Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Abbott says:

    Gorgeous man with a gorgeous woman.

    I guess we’re still trying to make Freida Pinto a thing?

  2. Sixer says:

    You missed Dancing on the Edge?! HERESY, I cry! Stephen Poliakoff writing AND directing? Chiwetel? Matthew Goode? John Goodman? Tony Head? Jacqueline Bisset? British establishment covering up all its nefarious deeds?

    You need to fix that, Kaiser. You’ll be telling me you missed The Shadow Line and Page Eight next.

    PS: Yes, of COURSE I would hit it. With a horseshoe in a boxing glove.

    • icerose says:

      It was one of my favourites of the past year.I really liked Matthew Goode who was in it as well. Page 8 and Shadow line were up there as well whatever year they were in.
      Chiwetel has such great passion that I never really notice what he looks like. I just bathe in the energy and commitment that oozes out of him.
      But I the pictures below of him walking with his girlfriend are awesome

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I loathe those little hipster hats, but he actually looks quite adorable in his.

    And yes, oh my, yes.

  4. Kali says:

    As to whether I would hit it? Yes. YES. YYYYEEEEEEESSSS. God, I really hope the scuttlebutt about him being the new Bond villain is true. He would be fantastic.

    While Jessica’s bangs are concerning (actually, thinking about it more, no, I like them, especially in the straightened pic), I’m more concerned by the fact that she appears to be dating grownup Kevin Jonas (who has finally managed to grow facial hair).

  5. Leaflet says:

    Aww, Chewi seems like a cool guy to hang out with.

  6. Greata says:

    Hit it? All day…every day!!!!!!!!!

  7. Rice says:

    That’s a trick question, right? Of course I’d hit it. Like there’s another option.

  8. Dee says:

    Please continue to use “Dong Lojack,” all the live long day.

  9. TG says:

    He looks so dapper in that outfit. She on the other hand doesn’t looks so good. I don’t think I would be able to date a man much better looking and more fly than me.

  10. lucy2 says:

    Chiwetel and Sari are a very attractive couple.

  11. Jesse4 says:

    Definitely hit it! He’s gorgeous and I looooove him. Lol

    Forget her bangs, who is her stylist because those dresses are horrendous and do nothing for her. She’s beautiful I wish she would find another stylist ASAP.

  12. Coconut says:

    Hit it?? Yes!!

    In other hot dude news in that part of the world, Denzel Washington and Lenny Kravitz were spotted a few days ago hanging on Denzel’s ginormous yacht and a club/restaurant they’ve visited before, in Positano, around the corner from Ischia. Were they spotted in Ischia also? Per Lenny’s IG, he traveled to three unnamed countries yesterday.

  13. videli says:

    That IS a strong Emmy category!

  14. ichsi says:

    UNF!!! All day, every day! He is gorgeous.
    And while I’m sure Ms Mercer is a great person, I have to say, I’m envious of her. This hardly ever happens anymore, not since I’ve passed the age of 16 but still: I’m very very envious. DAMN YOU EJIOFOR FOR BRINGING OUT THE TEENAGER IN ME!!!

  15. Jenn12 says:

    OMG, are you kidding? Hot, sexy, smart and talented… that would be a solid YESYESYES.

  16. andypandy says:

    Is it just me but is there like any picture of Chiwitel without his girlfriend ?? This struck me from last awards season when some of the unmarried men rotated their dates or treated their Mom/family member to at least one of the awards ala Fassbender, Dicaprio , Cooper even Hiddleston
    No such luck with Chiwitel , and she always manages to be in the shot …..Im just saying

    P.S Go look at all the awards pics even on this site if you think im exaggerating ..Oh well

  17. Anne says:

    ” She stuck to him like glue! . . . A few times I caught her throwing the stink-eye at bitches trying to get too close to her man.”

    oh, Jennifer Westfeldt syndrome. I know that sometimes some women can act in a way that is disrespectfully flirtatious, I get that – it’s out of line, but I find it interesting when women feel threatened by this to the degree that they get weirdly clingy and possessive. It’s like they don’t have any faith in the integrity of their relationship or the man they choose. He chose you. He’s with you. Relax.

    She looks great on the boat, by the way.