Emilia Clarke: ‘I didn’t want people to think of me as sick'

As she stars in this year’s Christmas feelgood movie, Emilia Clarke talks about the intense scrutiny of Game of Thrones, how she coped with the brain haemorrhage that almost killed her – and why we all need to escape reality sometimes Emilia Clarke had a headache. It was 2011, just before Valentine’s Day and just…

David Pemsel stands down as chief executive of Premier League

Pemsel will no longer be succeeding Richard Scudamore Richard Masters will continue as interim chief executive David Pemsel has resigned as chief executive of the Premier League, two months before he was due to take up the role. The 51-year-old has stood down after allegations appeared in the Sun earlier this week about his private life….

Plácido Domingo says 'gallant gestures' behind sexual harassment claims

Tenor says Spaniards are ‘warm, affectionate and loving’ in interview with Spanish online newspaper The opera star Plácido Domingo has said accusations against him of sexual harassment in the US have been “a nightmare”. Speaking to the Spanish online newspaper El Confidencial, he denied the allegations, saying Spaniards are naturally “warm, affectionate and loving”, adding that…

Hands-on training for young creatives at Lagos Fringe Festival

The Lagos International Fringe Festival, which had as theme ‘Creative Transitions’ kicked off its second edition on November 19, and featured a diverse range of artistic works from artists based in several countries within and outside Africa. This year’s edition was designed to enhance the abilities of prospective actors, producers, and scriptwriters by structuring workshops…

Downward mobility ‘becoming a reality for much of British youth’

Social policy experts call for educational, tax and pay reforms to beat economic slide Downward mobility – the phenomenon of children doing less well than their parents – will become a reality for young people today unless society makes dramatic changes, according to two of the UK’s leading experts on social policy. The UK is…

The 10 greatest cardigans

From Marilyn Monroe in a shawl-collar number to Prince George in a blue button-up, here are some of the memorable knitwear moments of the last 100 years 10. Katie Holmes’s bradigan (2019) The cardigan x the internet. A new-style twinset with a caption-friendly compound moniker, Katie Holmes’s Khaite cashmere bra-and-cardie combination became the first cardigan…

China and Nollywood have signed up for their first major film collaboration By Aisha Salaudeen and Stephanie Busari, CNN Updated 4 hours ago Nov 22, 2019.

(CNN) – Chinese entertainment group, Huahua Media, is joining forces with Nigerian filmmakers to produce the first major China-Nigeria film. Huahua signed a deal to co-produce 30 days in China, with Nigerian comedian Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY. The film is part of Makun’s comedy franchise, which includes ’30 days in Atlanta’ and ’10…

The media as villain in a democracy?

Gentlemen of the press, all ye newsmen, play-wright, video and electronic devices producers, writers, critics the dice is cast. Thumb your chest no more in self appraisal. Pocket your ego. Swallow your pride and drop your high shoulders. Because you have been claiming that Nigeria’s democracy owes its existence to the sacrifice of pro-democracy activists,…