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Here Are Your Emmy Nominees

'Game of Thrones' leads the nominations with 22

(Newser) - Game of Thrones roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids but facing a formidable opponent in The Handmaid's Tale, last year's top drama series, the AP reports. The latter series got 20 bids, while HBO's Westworld earned 21. The nominations for... More »

Jon Snow Marries His Wildling

Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed in Scotland, celebrate in a castle

(Newser) - It was no Red Wedding for former Game of Thrones co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie , who married in a church service on Saturday, but of course there was a castle—the bride's ancestral 900-year-old Wardhill Castle in Scotland, which hosted the after party. In attendance at the decidedly... More »

'Game of Thrones' Prequel Will Get an HBO Pilot

So... summer is coming?

(Newser) - Fans of the mega-hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones" have been both eagerly awaiting the upcoming season and dreading it at the same time. The show's highly anticipated next season will be it's last. But, according to CNN , there's a light at the end of the... More »

GoT Star Tried for 7 Years to Be World's Strongest. Now, Victory

Hafthor Bjornsson (aka 'The Mountain') finally gets the gold in World's Strongest Man competition

(Newser) - Some people just aren't satisfied appearing in one of the most popular TV series in existence. In the case of Hafthor Bjornsson (aka Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on HBO's Game of Thrones), he is now also the World's Strongest Man. Bjornsson threw his muscle into the... More »

Game of Thrones Creators Take on New Intergalactic Project

Benioff, Weiss will produce new 'Star Wars' trilogy

(Newser) - Winter is coming in a galaxy far, far away. Disney and Lucasfilm say the writing and producing duo behind Game of Thrones will begin work on a series of Star Wars movies after the HBO series ends in 2019, the BBC reports. No release dates or other details on the... More »

Brad Pitt Bid $120K to Watch Game of Thrones

At a charity auction to watch an episode with 2 of the show's stars

(Newser) - Brad Pitt was willing to throw down $120,000 to watch an episode of Game of Thrones with two of the show's stars, but in the end it wasn't enough. The film star was on the losing end of a bidding war that took place during Sean Penn'... More »

Game of Thrones Won't Be Back This Year

HBO confirms 6-episode final season in 2019

(Newser) - Game of Thrones fans are going to have to wait a while for the final season—and it's only going to be six episodes long. HBO has confirmed that the final installment of its biggest-ever hit won't be released until some time in 2019, the Guardian reports. It... More »

Joe Jonas-Sophie Turner Wedding Is Coming

They're 'madly in love,' an insider says

(Newser) - Nick and Kevin Jonas are congratulating their fellow Jonas brother on his engagement to Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner. A source tells Us Weekly that Joe Jonas, 28, and the 21-year-old Turner, who have been dating since late last year, "are madly in love." "She's... More »

'Khal Drago' Apologizes for 2011 Rape 'Joke'

Jason Momoa 'awoke in Australia to the justified reactions ... to a distasteful joke I made'

(Newser) - He got laughter at the time. Now, he's offering up an apology. Jason Momoa, the actor who played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, found himself caught up in the recent groundswell of stories of sexual harassment and assault at the hands of Hollywood players. While sitting on a... More »

Game of Thrones Lovers Engaged in Real Life

Sources say Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are getting married

(Newser) - Jon Snow and Ygritte are engaged, or at least their real-life counterparts Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are. The Game of Thrones stars have been dating on and off for five years and now they're tying the knot, a source tells People . In 2014, Leslie told People she and... More »

Game of Thrones Season Finale: Dull, Nauseating, Jaw-Dropping

Inside 'The Dragon and the Wolf'

(Newser) - We're a mere six episodes away from knowing who will sit on the Iron Throne. With the habitual warning about spoilers, read on for insights and analysis of season 7's final episode, "The Dragon and the Wolf":
  • In its recap of the episode, the Washington Post acknowledges
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Contract Details Leaked for Game of Thrones Stars

Salary, bonuses for Kit Harington, Lena Headey are 'identical'

(Newser) - Contract details leaked to Mashable show there's no gender pay gap in Westeros—at least not among two of its most famous citizens. The contracts for Lena Headey and Kit Harington—two of the biggest stars on Game of Thrones—are apparently "identical" when it comes to episode... More »

3 Takes on the Title of Game of Thrones' Season Finale

Here's what 'The Dragon and the Wolf' could refer to

(Newser) - For any Game of Thrones fan already feeling sadness over the looming end of season 7, some solace: Sunday's finale will be the show's longest episode to date. Vulture reports that it clocks in at 79 minutes and 43 seconds. It wasn't the only tidbit to drop... More »

Game of Thrones Goes Beyond the Wall—and Believability

Inside the penultimate episode of season 7

(Newser) - Sunday night's penultimate episode of season 7 of Game of Thrones took us "Beyond the Wall" and, per some critics, beyond the realm of believability. For those willing to load up on spoilers, read on for more on the action north and south of the wall and what... More »

Game of Thrones Had Viewers Yelling at Their TVs

Huge reveals, a long-gone character re-emerges, and more

(Newser) - A possible pregnancy, the return of a possibly important character, and, as the Verge notes, a huge reveal "designed to make the audience scream at the screen" were just some of the plot points in Sunday night's Game of Thrones. Needless to say, there are some major spoilers... More »

Game of Thrones Scene Torched Record 20 Stuntmen

And more details from the latest episode

(Newser) - If you haven't watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones, stop reading now, because major spoilers are ahead. Even two days after the "jaw-dropping" episode aired, behind-the-scenes details are making headlines. Some of the best tidbits:
  • The Los Angeles Times pulls the most interesting details from HBO'
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HBO Hackers Demand Millions in Ransom

Data dump so far has included 'Game of Thrones' script

(Newser) - A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network. HBO, which had previously acknowledged the theft of "proprietary information," says it's continuing to investigate and is working with police and cybersecurity experts. In a... More »

'Jaw-Dropping Ending' on Game of Thrones

And a much-awaited reunion

(Newser) - Last week's episode of Game of Thrones boasted a long-awaited meeting, and this week's offered another. Three Starks finally joined up in Winterfell, and that wasn't even the most exciting part of Season 7's portentously titled "The Spoils of War." What everyone's... More »

Sunday's Game of Thrones Will Be Shocking ... ly Short

Episode is 50 minutes, shortest in series' history

(Newser) - Game of Thrones fans who've gotten used to settling in for long episodes (the first three episodes of the current season were each an hour or more) may be disappointed to hear that Sunday's episode will be the shortest in the series' history. It's just 50 minutes... More »

Deathbed Confession Jolts Game of Thrones

Inside 'The Queen's Justice'

(Newser) - Sunday night's Game of Thrones episode brought the long-awaited meeting of fire and ice—that of Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow—but "The Queen's Justice" brought so much more. What's being said about the season's third episode (spoilers abound):
  • Rolling Stone provides a recap, noting
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