Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen on HBO hit series Game Of Thrones, has opened up about the pressure she felt to participate in the "terrifying" nude scenes on the show during the earlier seasons. Clarke spoke candidly about this during an interview with actor Dax Shepard on his podcast Armchair Expert, which was posted on Monday (Nov 18). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Armchair Expert Podcast (@armchairexppod) The 33-year-old actress explained that during the first season, she was fresh from drama school and had decided to approach the scenes “as a job.” READ: Emilia Clarke reveals who left behind the infamous coffee cup on Game Of Thrones She said: “I have no idea what I’m doing; I have no idea what any of this is.... I’ve been on a film set twice before then, and now I’m on a film set, completely naked, with all of these people – and I don’t know what I’m meant to do, and … [Read more...] about Emilia Clarke reveals she felt pressured to do nude scenes on Game Of Thrones
Remember the kerfuffle caused by the coffee cup that was accidentally left on the table during episode four of Game Of Thrones' final season? Emilia Clarke, who played the Mother of Dragons in the hit series, has finally revealed who was responsible for the gaffe. She told TV host Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Oct 30: “Here’s the truth: We had a party before the Emmys recently and Conleth (Hill), who plays Varys – who’s sitting next to me in that scene – he pulls me aside and he’s like, ‘Emilia, I have got to tell you something, love. The coffee cup was mine.'” She added: “It was Conleth’s coffee cup! He said so. He said, ‘I think it was, I am sorry, darling. I didn’t want to say anything because it seemed the heat was very much on you.'” Fallon pointed out that in May, Clarke’s co-star, Sophie Turner, had blamed her for the blooper. Turner also put the blame on Kit Harington a few months later, saying: “First I blamed it on Emilia, but I don’t think … [Read more...] about The infamous Game Of Thrones coffee cup scene: Emilia Clarke reveals culprit
Three people were shot in two separate Baton Rouge shooting incidents, both around 3 p.m. Monday, according to police. One of the shootings occurred outside the Triple S Food Mart on North Foster Drive. The victim in that incident received a gunshot wound to the leg and is expected to survive, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr. said. The other shooting occurred in the 5800 block of St. Katherine Avenue off of Airline Highway north of Brookstown. Two people were injured in that incident and both are expected to survive, McKneely said. Baton Rouge police are working to determine the circumstances of both shootings, which follow a violent Sunday that left two people dead from gunshot wounds and another body found in a trash can. The Triple S incident also comes several days after a quadruple shooting at a nearby barber shop that killed one person and injured three. The store became a Baton Rouge landmark of sorts after Alton Sterling was killed by police in … [Read more...] about One person shot in leg outside Triple S Food Mart, 2 more injured in gunfire on St. Katherine Ave.
The speedy re-opening of mothballed detention facilities and new construction projects along the border show the Biden administration knows exactly what is on the horizon. In a press conference on Monday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas clearly invites illegal border crossers to come to the United States, with one caveat — not now, but soon. “We are not saying don’t come, we are saying don’t come now because we will be able to deliver a safe and orderly process to them as quickly as possible,” Secretary Mayorkas stated when answering a question related to how long it might take to rebuild the United States’ immigration system. The re-opening of a facility in South Texas designed to accommodate an influx of unaccompanied migrant children and soft-sided detention facilities in the Texas Rio Grande Valley serve as telling signs of things to come. Primarily, that Secretary Mayorkas understands what the future holds as a result of the … [Read more...] about Clark: Border Activity Contradicts DHS Secretary’s ‘No Crisis’ Message
Former Chancellor Ken Clarke believes that to steer the British economy out of today's crunch Rishi Sunak should use the budget to dump the government's pensions triple lock, which guarantees a minimum yearly increase in the state pension, and raise taxes on citizens over 65 who are still working. He also warns against raising corporation taxes at this moment in time. Lord Clarke, who himself decisively curbed spending and spearheaded tax rises in the 1990s to restore a balance in public finances in the wake of an earlier recession, said Sunak should not feel bound by a commitment to the pensions triple lock, as well as any promises not to raise income tax, national insurance, or VAT rates. "I would scrap the triple lock on pensions because while there are some elderly people who have been very badly hit by the crisis… the comfortable elderly have really done rather well. They've saved money", Sunak's predecessor in the job told Sky News, adding that it is "the poor, it's the … [Read more...] about UK Budget 2021: Ken Clarke Urges Sunak to Protect ‘Young & Poor’, Boost Taxes on Working Elderly