Harry Potter actor, Robbie Coltrane dies aged 72

His agent of 40 years, Belinda Wright said Coltrane died on Friday and thanked the medical staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, near Falkirk in Scotland for their “care and diplomacy”.

In a statement, she added: “Robbie was a unique talent, sharing the Guinness Book of Records’ Award for winning three consecutive Best Actor Baftas for his portrayal of Fitz in Granada TV’s series Cracker in 1994/1995/and 1996 with Sir Michael Gambon.

“He will probably be best remembered for decades to come as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.

“A role which brought joy to children and adults alike all over the world prompting a stream of fan letters every week for over 20 years.

“James Bond fans write too to applaud his role in GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough.

“For me personally, I shall remember him as an abidingly loyal client as well as being a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be to called his Agent, I shall miss him.”

Coltrane was made an OBE in the 2006 New Year’s honours list for his services to drama and he was awarded the Bafta Scotland Award for outstanding contribution to film in 2011.

The actor is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell.

Rita Dominic denies welcoming twins

There had been several reports flying on social media that the actress and her hubby, Fidelis Anosike.

The movie star made this known via her Twitter page on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

She shared a gif with the caption ‘Fake News.’

There had been several reports flying on social media that the actress and her hubby, Fidelis Anosike.

According to the reports, the movie star welcomed a set of twins far away in the United Kingdom. This is coming months after the actress had a star-studded wedding.

The wedding ceremony which took place in Owerri was attended by several celebrities including Joke Silva, Chidi Mokeme, Ini Edo, Uche Jombo, Hilda Dokubo, Lilian Bach and Shan George.

Others were veteran comedians and actors Julius Agwu and Okey Bakassi.

Some other A-list celebrities who graced the wedding ceremony were Queen Nwokoye, Uche Elendu, Ese Eriata, BBNaija’s TolaniBaj, Mercy Eke and Idia Aisien.

The movie star and her partner Fidelis Anosike got engaged earlier in April.

It would be recalled that on Boxing Day, 2020, Dominic sent social media into a frenzy when she shared some cosy photos with her partner, Anosike.

Dominic’s partner, Anosike, is the founder of Folio Media Group, a multi-media company that owns Daily Times Nigeria (founded 1926), the country’s oldest newspaper.

Nigeria’s Asake makes Apple Music history

Ololade Asake has broken records pm Apple Music with the release of his debut album.

  • ‘Mr. Money With The Vibe’ has recorded the biggest opening day for an African album in Apple Music history.
  • Aside from breaking the record for the biggest opening day, Mr. Money With the Vibe also broke the record for the biggest opening three days for an African album in Apple Music history.
  • In a record-breaking trend, 9 songs off the album got into the Global Daily Top 100.
  • In an incredible never before accomplished feat by an African album,  ‘Mr. Money With The Vibe’ reached Number One on the Top Albums Chart in 31 countries worldwide, including Nigeria, the U.K., and Ireland.
  • Multiple songs off of Mr. Money With the Vibe reached the Daily Top 100 in 60 countries worldwide, including 26 where they reached the top 10.
  • The leading songs off the album also reached Number One in 14 countries worldwide.

‘Mr. Money With The Vibe’ is Asake’s debut album that follows an incredible run in 2022 that has seen him drop successive hits. The album is a sonic masterpiece that embraces every element of the artist who explores his Fuji background to offer different fragments of his reality.

The Magicsticks-produced album majestically explores the Amapiano soundscape while also embracing rich Nigerian mainstream and sonic elements. The album has been considered by critics to be one of the best debut albums in the history of Afrobeats and its record-breaking success on Apple Music is further proof of its quality and impact.

Emmys 2022: Squid Game makes history + full list of winners

The 2022 Emmy winners are in and historic with Apple & HBO shows among the top winners of the night.

Top winners of the night was ‘White Lotus’ with six awards, ‘Ted Lasso’ with four including the Outstanding Comedy Series and HBO’s ‘Succession’ with three awards.

Netflix’s most-watched series, ‘Squid Game’ made history after Hwang Dong-hyuk picked up the Outstanding Directing award and Lee Jung-jae’s Best Actor in a drama series win.

Check out the full list of winners:

Better Call Saul (AMC)

Euphoria (HBO)

Ozark (Netflix)

Severance (Apple TV+)

Squid Game (Netflix)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

Succession (HBO) (WINNER)

Yellowjackets (Showtime)

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)

Laura Linney (Ozark)

Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets)

Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)

Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show)

Zendaya (Euphoria) (WINNER)

Jason Bateman (Ozark)

Brian Cox (Succession)

Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game) (WINNER)

Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)

Adam Scott (Severance)

Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Patricia Arquette (Severance)

Julia Garner (Ozark) (WINNER)

Jung Ho-yeon (Squid Game)

Christina Ricci (Yellowjackets)

Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul)

J. Smith-Cameron (Succession)

Sarah Snook (Succession)

Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria)

Nicholas Braun (Succession)

Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)

Kieran Culkin (Succession)

Park Hae-soo (Squid Game)

Matthew Macfadyen (Succession) (WINNER)

John Turturro (Severance)

Christopher Walken (Severance)

Oh Yeong-soo (Squid Game)

Abbott Elementary (ABC)

Barry (HBO)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Hacks (HBO Max)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

Ted Lasso (Apple) (WINNER)

What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Quinta Brunson (Abbott

Adesua Etomi bags doctorate degree

The movie star was awarded the honorary degree by the university for her laudable achievements in arts and culture. Adesua who is an alumna of the university was awarded a doctorate degree in arts.

Among those who attended the ceremony were her husband, Banky W and their son, Jemima Osunde and some family members.

The Nigerian movie star bagged a degree in Drama and Performance from the prestigious university in 2009. She joins the list of Nigerian celebrities who have bagged doctorate degrees over the last few years.

Some of the celebrities who have bagged doctorate degrees include Peter Okoye, dancer Kaffy, Ireti Doyle, IK Ogbonna and Alexx Ekubo.

Okoye and Kaffy bagged their degrees from Escae-Benin University, Benin Republic.

Dear Team P! It’s a great honor to be decorated by a distinguished educational institution, Who have recognized my contribution to Dance and Music as well as my support for the youth in the entertainment industry,” Okoye wrote at the time he was honored.

While Ekubo was honored at the Institut Supérieur de Communication et de Geston University in Benin Republic

Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone break up after 4 years

According to PageSix, DiCaprio and Morrone have gone their separate ways. However, the reason for the breakup hasn’t been confirmed.

There had been unconfirmed reports of cracks in the couple’s relationship.

In May, DiCaprio was spotted comforting Morrone after they shared an emotional conversation on a beach in Malibu.

It is unclear when the pair officially broke up, but DiCaprio has been spotted vacationing solo in Europe over the summer.

DiCaprio and Morrone first began dating in 2017.

Prior to dating Morrone, DiCaprio dated some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

From Bar Rafaeli, Blake Lively and Nina Agdal, the Titanic star has had his fair share of some of Hollywood’s finest.

Ireti Doyle bags doctorate degree

“But at no point did I see THIS coming…Mommy would have been mighty proud!! *Dr. Doyle has a nice ring to it!✨️💫 @iscg_university__ I am highly honored…thank you!🙏🏽💫.”

Congratulations to the movie star from all of us at Pulse.

The movie star was honored alongside her colleague, Bob Manuel Udokwo.

The actress joins the list of celebrities who have been honored with doctorate degrees from foreign universities.

Some of the celebrities who have bagged doctorate degrees include Peter Okoye, dancer Kaffy and Alexx Ekubo.

Okoye and Kaffy bagged their degrees from Escae-Benin University, Benin Republic.

We will never get over the deaths of these fictional characters

Film is a very emotional medium and most times it is argued that the best of films are the ones that appeal to our emotions more than our intellect. That’s why we get connected with this character on an emotional level and tend to feel it when they die. Here is a list of top deaths of characters that really broke our hearts:

We can never get over this death. Nairobi was everyone’s friend, everyone’s favorite character.

And just when we were so in love with this character, boom; The show producers decide to kill her.

There are other deaths that made our heads spin a bit, like Cedric Diggory and Dumbledore’s. But, deaths like Doddy’s is what put the icing on the cake and made the entire Harry Potter fans weep.

The sight of the honorable hero being cut down at the order of the sniveling and illegitimate King Joffrey, in front of Ned’s young daughters and all of King’s Landing no less, is another death we can seem to forget quickly.



Beauty disqualified from reality TV show

The former beauty queen was disqualified from the show on Sunday, August 7, 2022, after receiving the final strike from Biggie.

The gist – Beauty had on Saturday night, had an altercation with her love interest in the house, Groovy.

The argument lingered on for hours with the former beauty queen calling out Groovy over his friendship with one of the housemates, Chomzy.

As the situation got intense, she threw her wig and glasses at Groovy.

The disqualification – On Sunday afternoon, after reading the rules to the housemate, Big Brother disqualified Beauty for infringing one of the rules.

She had previously received a strike a few days earlier for a similar behavior.

Beauty joins the list of housemates who have been disqualified from the reality TV show.

The disqualified teammates – Fitness expert, Kemen was disqualified from the second season of the show in 2017. K Brule and Khloe were disqualified during the third season of the show.

In 2019, Tacha was disqualified from the show after an altercation with fellow housemate, Mercy Eke barely a week to the end of the show.

In 2020, Erica was disqualified from the show after a messy behavior and several infringements of the house rules.

Gideon Okeke, wife set for divorce after 4 years of marriage

According to a source close to the couple, they are set to end their four-year-old marriage over irreconcilable differences. Okeke’s family will be going to Chidera’s village to collect the bride price paid on her in the coming week, the source revealed.

There have been speculations about the couple’s split for a while now.

According to several reports, Okeke and Chidera haven’t really had a cordial relationship for a while.

However, the two showed up together for their son’s birthday party at his school in July.

Gideon and Chidera had their traditional wedding ceremony in 2018.

The reality TV star turned actor and his wife had their fairytale white wedding the following year.

Dera and the actor welcomed their first child together in 2019.

In 2021, they welcomed their second child.

The reality TV star welcomed his first child with his former partner in 2016.

The actor rose to stardom in 2006 after taking part in the first season of the reality TV show, Big Brother Naija.

Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel released by kidnappers

According to a statement released by the Actors Guild of Nigeria on its official Instagram page on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, the movie stars were released unhurt and in healthy conditions.

“This is to gladly inform the public that the kidnapped actors Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi have been released unhurt. The elated National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas announced their release by the abductors who were touched by the spirit of God to set them free and unharmed,” part of the statement read.

“The Guild has arranged for medical checks and psychological support for the victims. On behalf of their families, the National President expressed our heartfelt appreciation to Nollywood industry and Nigerians at large for the support and prayers during the trying period.”

“He urged members to be security conscious on and off film sets and always take precautionary measures on their personal security at all times. Thank you Signed Monalisa Chinda Coker Director of Communications Actors Guild of Nigeria.”

The movie stars were kidnapped while they were returning from a movie set at Ozalla town in Enugu state on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Monalisa Chinda, who is AGN’s Director of Communications, broke the news in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES Friday.

Ms Chinda, in the statement, stated that the actors were reported missing after their family members confirmed they didn’t come back from a film location at Ozalla Town, Enugu state.

“The two members were suspected of having been kidnapped, which has increased fear amongst members about the safety of actors filming in the country,” part of the statement read.

“Because of this sad development, the National President of the Guild, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, has instructed all Actors to avoid going to the outskirt of cities to film except full security cover is provided to ensure their safety.”

Nollywood actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel’s kidnappers contact their families, demand N71M

According to the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria AGN, Emeka Rollas, the abductors of the actors have contacted their families and are demanding a huge amount of money. He also revealed that the kidnappers have cleared Okereke’s account.

The movie stars were kidnapped while they were returning from a movie set at Ozalla town in Enugu state on Friday, July 29, 2022.

Monalisa Chinda, AGN’s Director of Communications, broke the news in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES Friday.

Ms Chinda, in the statement, stated that the actors were reported missing after their family members confirmed they didn’t come back from a film location at Ozalla Town, Enugu state.

“The two members were suspected of having been kidnapped, which has increased fear amongst members about the safety of actors filming in the country,” part of the statement read.

“Because of this sad development, the National President of the Guild, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, has instructed all Actors to avoid going to the outskirt of cities to film except full security cover is provided to ensure their safety.”

Angelina Jolie wanted to subpoena Brad Pitt at the SAG awards and Oscars

With Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie locked in a bitter dispute over their French winery following their divorce.

The actress’ lawyers even.tried serving Pitt with a subpoena during this year’s Screen Actors Guild awards, which were held in February.

With Jolie‘s lawyers unable to serve Pitt so far, reports suggest that a man was hired to ambush Pitt at the awards ceremony, though the attempts were unsuccessful.

According to Page Six, Jolie’s lawyers wanted to make a second attempt at the Oscars, though this time Pitt‘s attorneys would intervene.

Jolie‘s lawyers were apparently trying to subpoena Pitt to hand over records and correspondence relating to the Chateau Miraval winery that the pair had invested in while they were together.

What is Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s fallout over?

Pitt and Jolie invested in a winery while they were still together.

Following their separation, the couple now find themselves in a bitter dispute after Jolie sold her shares in the winery to a subsidiary of the liquor firm Stoli.

Pitt has since claimed that the shares could not be sold without his approval as he had the first right of refusal if Jolie were to sell any part of her stake in the company.…

Apostle Suleman speaks on alleged sexual relationships with celebrities

The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has reacted to allegations bordering on infidelity levelled against him.

Recall that The Eagle Online had reported that an Instagram blogger, Gistlover, released the list of female celebrities.

It claimed that Suleman had intimate relationships with the celebrities, adding that there were many names missing as Big Brother Naija female stars should also be included.

Reacting to the allegations in a video he shared through his Instagram page on Wednesday, the clergyman said: “I have been busy with this crusade but I heard that they are dragging me on social media, that the man is diabolic.

“Diabolic kee you there.

“You wan to drag me?

“We will drag ourselves.

“I’m being accused of knowing some people.

“These are people who come to my church.

“Should I deny my children because of what is being written?

“The list is not long enough.

“Make it 200.

“I am the one who will disappear that blog.

“You attack politicians, you attack celebrities and you came for me.

“You have entered my trap.

“If you are brave, reveal your identity.

“You can’t be hiding.

“Reveal your identity, drop your address and let’s pay you a visit.”…

Here are some tips and tricks to enhance your Netflix experience on your phone

If you love watching your favorite movies and series on your smartphone, here are some cool hacks to improve your mobile viewing experience on Netflix. Whether you are snuggled up in bed, or stuck in traffic, you can easily access your favorite films and series. 

  1. Get going with the Mobile N1200 Plan: If your smartphone is your world then the Mobile Plan, priced at N1200/month is a great fit for you. You can get unlimited access to all of Netflix’s content from across the world in standard definition and stream on any one screen – mobile phone or tablet- at a time.
  2. Browse other apps while watching Netflix: Got a work-mail but also don’t want to pause Blood Sisters while the plot thickens and gets exciting? You can easily play videos in the ‘picture in picture’ mode on your mobile device and multitask while your favorite stories play on Netflix in the background.
  • On Android devices – You can enable this on your phone from Privacy Protection under Settings. Click on Special App Access and turn on Picture-in-Picture.
  • On iOS devices – You can enable this on your phone by turning on Picture-in-Picture from General Settings.

    You can also resize, move, or minimize the floating window.

    3. Never miss titles that are “Coming Soon”: You can stay updated on what Netflix has in store for you by going to the ‘Coming Soon’ tab on your mobile app and get a sneak peek of the upcoming shows and movies. The tab provides the trailer and synopsis of the titles that you can keep an eye out for. What’s more? If you can’t wait to know as soon as the new season of King of Boys is out, you can also click on the ‘Remind Me’ bell icon which adds the title to your ‘My List’ and notifies you when the title premieres on Netflix.

    4. Download with Netflix: Long commute time or Wi-Fi issues in the favorite corner of your bedroom? Make your phone your theatre and watch your favorite titles

Tems features on the soundtrack of Black Panther sequel ‘Wakanda Forever’

Details: Nigerian superstar Tems features on the soundtrack of the yet-to-be-released ‘Black Panther’ sequel ‘Wakanda Forever’. This surprise was revealed when Marvel released the trailer for Wakanda Forever on Sunday 24th July 2022 and it featured Tems singing a cover for Bob Marley‘s ‘No Woman No Cry’.

Significance of a Nigerian and African Artist for the soundtrack of ‘Wakanda Forever’: The Black Panther franchise is based on a fictional African country ‘Wakanda’ and this carries significant sentimental and cultural value for Africans and blacks all around the world.

The soundtrack album for the first installment of Black Panther was curated by Kendrick Lamar and it featured artists such as The Weeknd, SZA, Travis Scott, Future, Khalid, School Boy Q, Jorja Smith, Swalee, and James Blake, amongst others.

The notable omission of African artists drew great criticism from Africans who felt relegated in a movie that was supposedly about them. The choice of Tems is perhaps aimed at correcting this and giving the movie more African representation.

Why Tems?: Tems is currently one of the hottest Nigerian and African artists internationally. Since she was featured on Wizkid‘s ‘Essence’, she has gone to achieve international success winning the BET for Best International Act while also featuring on Drake‘s, Future‘s albums, and more recently, Beyonce‘s album.

Tems is an artist that appeals to black audiences in America and Europe, especially among Gen Z consumers. She also has sizeable followership in Nigeria and Africa which makes her a perfect choice for an Afro-centric movie.


Nollywood produces 553 movies in 2022 second quarter – NFVCB

Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director/CEO, NFVCB, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

He said the figure was provided by the Department of Film Censorship and Classification of the board in its Second Quarter Report for the year.

He added that the report captured all films submitted to the board from across the country.

“The report is for onward submission to the relevant Federal Government agency, as an input for the compilation of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter (GDP) Q2, 2022.

“The report also shows a slight increase in the number of movies produced from 541 in the first quarter to 553 in the second quarter of the year.

He said “209 of the films came in from Lagos State Censorship Centre of the board, representing the chunk of the movies produced during the period, followed by Abuja with 189 movies.

“Onitsha recorded 92 movies, Kano brought in 44, while Jos and Abeokuta centers recorded 10 and four movies respectively,” he said.

Thomas added that the analysis by censorship location further showed

that Port Harcourt and Ibadan got two movies each, while Benin stood beneath with just one film within the period under review.

“The steady increase in output is also indication of the increased contribution of the film industry to economic growth, in terms of direct and indirect jobs in the entire value chain in filmmaking.

“Our cordial relationship with the recognized guilds/associations in the industry, has also played important role.”

He urge them to ensure that their members submitted their films for censorship and approval.

“As a Federal Government agency, we are committed in providing enabling environment for filmmakers.

He said the NFVCB would always ensure that uncensored and other unwholesome films did not find their way into the Nigeria market,” he added.

NFVCB is a Federal Government body that regulates the films and video industry in Nigeria.

The Board is empowered by law to classify all films and videos, whether imported or produced locally.

It is also

Jennifer Lopez honeymoons with hubby Ben Affleck in Paris

According to PageSix, the newly wedded couple was photographed in Paris on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Jlo was spotted in a flowy red dress with a plunging neckline, while her new husband donned a dark suit and flashed his new wedding band.

Earlier in the day, Lopez was seen rocking a simple T-shirt with jeans and a fedora, while her hubby arrived in a blue button-up and matching dress pants.

This coming days after the couple held their wedding in Las Vegas.

In a newsletter released by the award-winning singer, she told fans she wore “a dress from an old movie” as she and the actor “gave one another the rings [they’ll] wear for the rest of [their] lives” at A Little White Chapel.

It would be recalled that the power couple got engaged in April.

Lopez announced her engagement in a short video via her fan newsletter, On The JLo, in which she stares adoringly at a green-hued diamond ring.

The couple first sparked engagement rumors earlier after Jlo was spotted wearing a big rock.

The actress was spotted while furniture shopping with her 14-year-old daughter, Emme, in Culver City, Los Angeles.

The couple started dating again in 2021 after weeks of speculations.

They were spotted together on several occasions after J lo’s split with MLB star Alex Rodriguez.

The couple known as ‘Bennifer’ got engaged in 2002.

Signs they were on the rocks started to surface when they postponed their wedding in 2003.

Daniel Kaluuya reportedly not returning to ‘Black Panther’ sequel

It appears to be farewell to Daniel Kaluuya’s W’Kabi character in Black Panther as the actor will reportedly not return for the anticipated sequel. According to a Rotten Tomatoes exclusive, the actor reportedly shared that his absence was due to scheduling conflicts with Jordan Peele’s upcoming film Nope.

Both films began filming in June 2021. Wakanda Forever, however, suffered multiple delays which saw it finally wrap principal photography in March 2022.

In the original film, Kaluuya plays Okoye’s (Danai Gurira) lover and warrior chief of the Border Tribe.

Peele’s Nope will see the Academy award-winning actor star alongside Keke Palmer in the story set on a Californian horse ranch and follows its caretakers after they encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behavior.

Meanwhile Wakanda Forever is expected to launch in cinemas on November 11, 2022 with Letitia Wright’s character reportedly leading the story. Other stars reprising their roles include Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Winston Duke, Danny Spani, and Angela Bassett. Emmy winner Michaela Coel also joins the cast.

‘If you don’t have your PVC, you are part of Nigeria’s problem- Kanayo O Kanayo

The movie star made this known via a video shared on his Instagram page on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. “You and I have the power to save our country. No one can do it but you. Do not say your vote will not court. First, go and perform your civic responsibility of casting your vote. Going to vote is better than going to church or mosque. Do not misunderstand me,” he said.

“There is no In Jesus Name where they are voting that is why you have been saying In Jesus Name and these guys have been doing the same thing. There is no voting on social media. It is a physical exercise. If by now you have not gotten your Permanent Voters Card, you have become part of the problem of Nigeria. I tell you that.”

Kanayo O Kanayo joins the list of Nigerian celebrities who have been quite vocal about the need for Nigerians to get registered for the next general elections.

Other celebrities who have been quite vocal about voter education and registration include Peter Okoye, Mr Macaroni, Falz, Davido and Tacha Akide.

These celebrities have stood their ground about Nigeria getting it right in the next elections.

Some of these celebrities have even vowed to call out their colleagues who collect money from politicians to campaign for them.

While for some like Okon Lagos, they will be selling their votes to the highest bidder.