Buzzing: Emilia Clarke in new Star Wars film

Actress Emilia Clarke poses at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party in West Hollywood, California on Sept 17, 2015.
Actress Emilia Clarke poses at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party in West Hollywood, California on Sept 17, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Emilia Clarke in new Star Wars film

Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke is the female lead in the new Star Wars Han Solo spin-off.

Clarke, 30, joins Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover, who have already been announced as Solo and Lando Calrissian, in the as yet untitled project, according to an announcement on StarWars.com, the franchise's official website.


Boos for Kanye's support of Trump

Rapper Kanye West, 39, drew boos after telling concert fans in San Jose, California, last Thursday that he did not vote in the recent United States Presidential election, but if he had, he would have voted for Mr Donald Trump.

West, who last year said he planned to run for president in 2020, added: "I don't say 2020 because I disrespect our president at all... I've just got some ideas about the way we should connect."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 21, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe