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Lena Headey Reveals the Cersei Scene We Didn't See

The penultimate episode of 'Game of Thrones' could have included 'great moment'

(Newser) - Yes, spoilers ahead: Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey has already come out and said she wished Cersei Lannister had experienced "a better death," telling the Guardian she was "kind of gutted" by her character's demise under a pile of falling rocks. She specified to Entertainment ... More »

You Won't See This Gay Wedding in Alabama

Alabama Public Television blocks episode of kids' show 'Arthur'

(Newser) - Alabama Public Television will not air the season 22 premiere of the PBS kids' show Arthur because it features a gay wedding. "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone," in which Arthur's third-grade teacher marries a chocolatier, earned praise for "the inclusion of an LGBT character as... More »

As GOT Fans Cry for Remake, a Defense From Stephen King

Nearly 800K have now signed petition to HBO

(Newser) - In a seemingly appropriate twist for the realm of Westeros, fans are turning on Game of Thrones. A Change.org petition calling on HBO to remake the eighth and final season of the show "with competent writers" launched last Thursday and saw a huge spike in support this week,... More »

Her Show Just Got Renewed. Her Tweets Were Unhappy

Constance Wu clarifies negative posts after 'Fresh Off the Boat' gets green light for 6th season

(Newser) - ABC announced on Friday that it was renewing one of its sitcoms, pleasing everyone involved with the show except, seemingly, its star. People reports that after word got out that Fresh Off the Boat will be back for a sixth season, Constance Wu, who's been with the series since... More »

Here Are the Most-Streamed Shows on Netflix

Most on the list aren't the service's original content

(Newser) - Despite heavy spending on original content, Netflix can't keep viewers away from favorites for long. Just six Netflix shows are in the top 20 shows streamed on devices connected to the US service in 2018—accounting for 70% to 80% of US Netflix viewing—and only two, Orange Is ... More »

GOT's Sexy Feast: Feelings Revealed, and a Major Hookup

Wait, Jaime did what with who?!

(Newser) - Last week's episode of Game of Thrones, which saw the destruction of the Night King, sent fans reeling . After all, as Daniel D'Addario puts it for Variety , "Killing off your main villain with three episodes to go is a weird thing to do." He also thinks... More »

Another Actress Will Don the Black Turtleneck

Kate McKinnon set to play disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon will don the black turtleneck . The comedian-actress of Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters fame has been cast to play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in a limited miniseries inspired by ABC's The Dropout podcast, which explores how "the world's youngest self-made female billionaire [lost] it all... More »

NBC Names a New Late-Night Host

YouTube star Lilly Singh will be only female late-night host on major network

(Newser) - Hugely successful YouTuber Lilly Singh is moving on in a big way: with her own late-night talk show on NBC. Best known for her "Superwoman" persona on YouTube, a platform she left in November, the Indian-Canadian actress-comedian with 14 million subscribers can be found on NBC at 1:35am... More »

Empire Producers Make Move to 'Avoid Further Disruption'

Jussie Smollett axed from final two episodes of this season

(Newser) - One of the first places Jussie Smollett headed after being released on bond Thursday was back to work, showing up on the set of Empire to reportedly shoot some scenes and plead his case with the cast and crew. It looks like he won't be doing that again anytime... More »

NYC Mayor on New MTV Show: 'Shameless Ratings Grab'

Staten Island residents aren't happy about 'Made in Staten Island' for its Italian-American 'stereotypes'

(Newser) - If a neighborhood was featured on a new reality show, one would think locals would be pretty excited. But for Staten Island residents, MTV's new series debuting Monday is nothing but a "shameless ratings grab" full of "stereotypes." That's per a recent tweet from NYC... More »

Eerie 1950s Western Predicted 'Con Man Trump'

Robert Culp faced off against a swindler on 'Trackdown'

(Newser) - "Uh, your name is Trump?" So asks Robert Culp in an episode of the 1950s Western drama Trackdown that you could say eerily foretells today's politics, Variety reports. An episode of the show titled "The End of the World," which first aired May 9, 1958, depicts... More »

Winter Is Coming, and So Is Big Meeting on Game of Thrones

HBO promo shows Daenerys Targaryen face-to-face with Sansa Stark

(Newser) - A one-minute HBO promo that dropped during the Golden Globes contains a mere five seconds that has the internet buzzing. Nestled amid brief teasers for Veep, True Detective, and Watchmen is one for Game of Thrones that features an apparent meeting between two powerful characters—and hints at how the... More »

1970s Rocker Now a 4-Time Jeopardy Champ

Jackie Fuchs of The Runaways has won $87K

(Newser) - Jackie Fuchs, aka Jackie Fox, played bass in the all-female rock band The Runaways as a teenager in the late 1970s. But "I don't want that to define me," she says. Mission accomplished: Per LA Weekly , Fuchs became a four-time Jeopardy champion during a Wednesday taping in... More »

SMILF Creator Takes Heat for Handling of Sex Scenes

Frankie Shaw cleared of wrongdoing, though one actress decided to leave

(Newser) - "It was sort of a kismet, perfect opportunity," SMILF creator Frankie Shaw told Deadline in June of the rise of her Showtime show amid the #MeToo movement. Through its conversations about women and abuse, it "happens to really resonate with everything that's going on right now.... More »

The Netflix Shows That Will Make You a Couch Potato

The 10 most binge-watched

(Newser) - If you've ever settled into the sofa on a Friday night, remote in hand, and not come up for air until Sunday evening—you may be a Netflix addict. You're not alone, per Deadline , which notes the media company's global viewing report that kept tabs on what... More »

A Shining Star, Plenty of Snubs at SAG Nominations

'Vice' misses out on best ensemble nod

(Newser) - A Star Is Born leads nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner, reports the AP . In nominations announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, the actors guild—one of the... More »

Judge Judy Has a New Reason to Smile

She's the highest-paid TV host for first time

(Newser) - It took 23 years, but Judith Sheindlin is officially the highest-paid host on TV, knocking Ellen DeGeneres into second place. The Judge Judy host sold the rights to past and future episodes to CBS for an estimated $100 million last year. Combined with salaries for hosting the show and producing... More »

Citing 'Physicality,' Author Says Cruise Out as Jack Reacher

Lee Child says his character will now head to 'Netflix or something like that'

(Newser) - There's a Jack Reacher TV show in the works, but don't expect Tom Cruise in the lead role. At 5'7", he's too short, according to author Lee Child, whose books describe Reacher as 6'5" with hands as big as dinner plates. "I really enjoyed... More »

K-Pop Band Member Accused of Wearing Controversial T-Shirt

BTS' Jimin allegedly wore shirt celebrating mushroom cloud over Japanese city in WWII

(Newser) - A popular South Korean boy band was set to appear on one of Japan's biggest TV stations this week, but that appearance has been canceled due to a clothing choice one of its members may have made. Per the Guardian and CNN , K-pop group BTS was scheduled to be... More »

Breaking Bad Film to Cover Kidnap, Escape

Mysterious project comes from series creator Vince Gilligan

(Newser) - We may not have seen the last of Breaking Bad. Series creator Vince Gilligan is working on a two-hour film linked to the original AMC show, arguably one of the best of all time. Per the Albuquerque Journal , the film set to begin production in New Mexico mid-month under the... More »

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