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HBO Makes the End of Game of Thrones Official

This may be the only time HBO isn't excited about a big 'Game of Thrones' death

(Newser) - Despite the outcry from fans and, presumably, HBO executives' wallets, Game of Thrones creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff have long said the fantasy series would end after eight seasons. HBO finally made that official during Saturday's Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles. “Believe me...if... More »

Veep Actor's Emmy Nom Rescinded

Peter MacNicol appeared in too many episodes of 'Veep' to qualify as guest actor

(Newser) - Peter MacNicol's guest-starring role on Veep was apparently more "star" than "guest": The Television Academy announced Wednesday it was disqualifying his Emmy nomination for guest actor in a comedy series because he played Jeff Kane in one too many episodes for that category, CNNMoney reports. Emmy rules... More »

HBO Confirms Your Game of Thrones Fears

Season 7 will be late and short

(Newser) - Sorry, Game of Thrones fans: As feared , the HBO show's seventh season won't be here until summer 2017 (typically, the new season arrives each year in the spring), and it will only be seven episodes long instead of 10. "Now that winter has arrived on Game of ... More »

Game of Thrones Gets 23 Emmy Nominations

HBO gets 94 nominations

(Newser) - Game of Thrones has received the most nominations for this year's Emmys, the AP reports. The HBO fantasy series received 23 nominations, edging out FX's The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, which received 22 nominations. HBO was the top-nominated network at a presentation Thursday morning in... More »

Game of Thrones Delayed Because Winter Isn't Coming

The show needs to wait for the real-life weather to change

(Newser) - The wait for the next season of Game of Thrones just got a bit longer because, as io9 reports, winter isn't coming. At least not yet. New seasons of Game of Thrones typically debut in April, but weather in the European locations where the show films could push that... More »

These 5 Game of Thrones Stars Are Getting Major Raises

For season 7 and a likely season 8

(Newser) - When Game of Thrones comes back for seasons seven and eight on HBO, its stars will be paid handsomely for it. (We are about to say which stars, so stop reading if you want to stay pure and spoiler-free.) Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey... More »

John Oliver Schools America on Thursday's Brexit Vote

He even calls in an emergency barbershop quartet

(Newser) - Not sure what or who a Brexit is? John Oliver understands why a good number of Americans may not, and so the HBO talk-show host took it upon himself to educate the US of A in an "epic" rant that Mashable calls a "thing of beauty." In... More »

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good News for Curb Your Enthusiasm Fans

HBO announces the return of Larry David's show about Larry David

(Newser) - Does anyone else hear tubas ? E! News reports Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming back to HBO for a ninth season after a lengthy hiatus. The eighth season of the show aired way back in 2011, and David had shown trepidation about bringing it back. “After... More »

Internet Shocked to Learn Game of Thrones Actor Played 2 Parts

Those Lannisters all look the same

(Newser) - The internet loves obsessing over Game of Thrones, so Hello Giggles wants to know why more people aren't talking about the fact that "Tommen is also his own cousin." Dean-Charles Chapman currently plays King Tommen Baratheon on the show, a role he took over from a younger... More »

John Oliver Curses Out Oprah, Gives Away $15M

Take that, debt-buying companies

(Newser) - What better way to drive home the topic of debt than to give away $15 million? That's exactly what John Oliver did on Sunday's edition of Last Week Tonight after covering the issue, which, as Oliver put it, is "the reason that Nicolas Cage has made so... More »

What a 'Quieter' Game of Thrones Had to Say

Examining Season 6, Episode 7, 'The Broken Man'

(Newser) - Seven episodes down and three to go in this season of Game of Thrones, with Sunday night's episode proving to be "a well-paced, quieter" one in the Guardian's view. Quieter, yes, but studded with some big events all the same. Among the best (and spoiler-filled) post-episode analysis,... More »

Game of Thrones Holds One Door, Opens Big Ones

The analysis and speculation following episode 5, 'The Door'

(Newser) - Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones—the season's fifth—was appropriately titled "The Door." And while one door was held tight for a good long while, others were opened. Here's the best of the analysis and speculation to follow (if you're looking for... More »

Man in HBO's Sights for Leaking Game of Thrones Secrets

They call him the 'Spanish Spoiler'

(Newser) - Prison is coming (perhaps) for a guy who has been spilling spoilers for upcoming Game of Thrones episodes, US News reports. The man, who IDed himself in an English-speaking YouTube video as 43-year-old Jose Senaris from Spain, says he's a digestive surgeon who also writes for a well-known Spanish... More »

'Lady, You Better Get a Gun': How the Anita Hill Story Broke

Clarence Thomas' 1991 scandal proved frightening for NPR's Nina Totenberg

(Newser) - Conservatives are already critcizing HBO's upcoming Confirmation, a film debuting Saturday that documents the sexual harassment claims that rocked Clarence Thomas' 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Nina Totenberg, the NPR reporter who first broke the story of accuser Anita Hill , now reveals in a podcast that although she'... More »

Life Imitates Veep in Australia

Even Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 'dumbstruck' at Malcolm Turnbull's word choice

(Newser) - Malcolm Turnbull is either unable to come up with meaningful campaign slogans or is a closet Julia Louis-Dreyfus fan. The Australian prime minister has gone on a bender lately with the words "continuity and change," hoping to convince Aussies that he'll keep some policies of the country'... More »

John Oliver Devotes Whole Show to Apple Encryption Tiff

'Think of the government as your dad,' show host warns

(Newser) - First John Oliver took on Donald Trump . Now the HBO host is taking on Apple, the government, and encryption, a safeguard he labeled on Sunday's Last Week Tonight as "the best way to keep people from reading your emails short of making the subject line 'Fwd: Fwd:... More »

New Lawsuit Could Leave Robert Durst Penniless

$100M suit relies on arcane 'right to sepulcher' law

(Newser) - Robert Durst never admitted to killing first wife Kathleen Durst 34 years ago, and no conclusive evidence has been found—but her death could still cost him his fortune. Kathleen's three sisters and 101-year-old mother have filed a $100 million lawsuit against Durst contending he infringed upon their "... More »

John Oliver's Foul-Mouthed ISIS Tirade Strikes a Chord

Thank goodness he's on HBO

(Newser) - John Oliver really made use of "HBO’s liberal profanity policy" Sunday night on Last Week Tonight, as Slate puts it. The host, who became a new dad just days ago , opened his show with a discussion of the Paris terror attacks, and he did not hold back. "... More »

Jon Stewart Is Coming Back to TV (Kind Of)

He'll be creating digital content for HBO

(Newser) - Jon Stewart will be joining his former Daily Show understudy John Oliver at HBO, according to a press release from the premium cable network. “Jon Stewart led a revolution that changed the face of TV comedy on The Daily Show,” HBO executive Michael Lombardo says. “He graced... More »

Sorry, There Is No Game of Thrones Movie Coming

At least not yet

(Newser) - Bad news, Game of Thrones fans: Rumors of a movie started flying after the UK's Daily Star claimed that series creator George RR Martin, speaking at HBO's Emmys afterparty, revealed that his world would be coming to the big screen. "There will be a movie but I... More »

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