GAME of Thrones may have wrapped last year, but iconic Red Priestess Melisandre could be making a Westeros comeback. The magic-wielder, played by Carice Van Houten, captivated viewers with her command of fire and the ability to raise the dead, most notably, Jon Snow. Now she’s got fans spellbound for a completely different reason after speaking out about a possible appearance in Targaryen spin-off series House of the Dragon. Considering she’s hundreds of years old, she’s the only character who could feasibly make an appearance in an earlier timeline. Despite her stunning looks, Melisandre’s true age was laid bare when she took off the amulet that masked her decrepit form. When asked about seeing the redhead in her youth in the new HBO series, Carice said: "Well, it would really depend on the storyline."I would be interested if we could see a completely different side to her. It would have to be interesting perspective that we haven't seen before,” she … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones’ Melisandre actress teases epic return in Targaryen prequel House of the Dragon
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After a long ascent via hairpins through smaller and smaller villages in the Swiss Alps, the bumpy track around the mountainside eventually petered out into a stony path, indicating we had reached the end of our journey. I had the sinking feeling that we were in the wrong place. There should have been a collection of high-design chalets around here somewhere, all floor-to-ceiling glass and exposed concrete, according to the website images. But all I could see were a handful of dilapidated wooden farm sheds. I bundled the toddlers out of the car and walked closer, worrying that we had accidentally booked somewhere very basic and inappropriate for them and their grandparents. A discreet sign reading “Anako Lodge” reassured me; we were where we were meant to be. At the back of the first hut, we spied a couple in a wooden hot-tub, wine on a table beside them. Then our own little hut, the Mayen à Madeleine, where a peek inside revealed modern interiors – like the … [Read more...] about Swiss Alps: old huts to chic chalets
Whether it's a tropical paradise with white sand and crystal clear water or a dramatic coastline with rugged cliffs, beautiful beaches can be found in every corner of the world, so deciding where to throw down one's towel can be tricky. Luckily, assistance has arrived in the form of a ranking of the top 50 stretches of sand for 2019. If you didn't make it to one of these stunning destinations this year, maybe you plan a visit for 2020. Click through to see a run-down, ranked in reverse order, of the most stunning beaches on earth... 50. Diani Beach, Kenya: In 50th place is Diani Beach on the shores of the Indian Ocean close to Mombasa in Kenya. It is praised for being one of the most beautiful beaches in the country and is 11 miles long. 49. Ngapali Beach, Myanmar: Ngapali Beach is on Myanmar's Bay of Bengal coast and is a long white stretch of sand surrounded by fishing villages. It is 15 miles long with an increasing number of hotels popping up. 48. Lucky Bay, Esperance, … [Read more...] about These were 50 top rated beaches in the world in 2019: How many have you visited?
Some of this year's biggest showbiz stories came as close to breaking the internet as Kim Kardashian's bum did that time when they sent Twitter into meltdown. The UK's most outrageous and salacious showbiz stories have officially made it to the list of the top 10 most-discussed moments of 2019. As the stories broke and developed, Twitter fans couldn't stop sharing their views, theories and hilarious memes every step of the way. Coleen Rooney's epic Wagatha Christie war with Rebekah Vardy was the second top tweeted moment of the year. Wayne Rooney's wife was nicknamed Wagatha Christie in the wake of the scandal after unveiling her detective work. She said she had planted false stories on her private Instagram account and revealed in an epic statement that she'd blocked every account but the one belonging to Jamie Vardy's wife from viewing her Stories to test whether or not the information would leak. And when they did, she told the world what had happened in a bombshell statement … [Read more...] about Wagatha Christie scandal and Sherif’s mysterious Love Island exit make 2019’s top Twitter moments