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The 10 Most-Googled Terms of the Year

Disney Plus tops the list, and yes, 'Baby Yoda' makes an appearance on a sub-list

(Newser) - What did Americans want to know about this year? Google is letting us know via its annual list of the most-searched-for terms in the US:
  1. Disney Plus : Disney's addition to the ever-growing list of streaming services tops the list for 2019.
  2. Cameron Boyce : The Disney Channel star was found
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A Confession About That Game of Thrones Coffee Cup

Emilia Clarke says Varys actor Conleth Hill admitted cup was his

(Newser) - Don't blame Emilia Clarke for that rogue coffee cup that had to edited out of a final-season episode of Game of Thrones. "It was Conleth's coffee cup," the actress announced Wednesday on The Tonight Show , referring to actor Conleth Hill, who played eunuch Varys in the... More »

HBO Confirms New Game of Thrones Prequel

But another one might be dead

(Newser) - Game of Thrones fans are definitely getting a prequel, according to HBO—although it may not be the one they were expecting. HBO president of programming Casey Bloys confirmed Tuesday that the network had ordered the series House of the Dragon, which will be set around 300 years before the... More »

Never Mind: Game of Thrones Showrunners Quit Star Wars

David Benioff, DB Weiss say they need to focus on their Netflix projects

(Newser) - Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss were accused by many fans of rushing through the end of their HBO show to get to their next project, a 2022 Star Wars film that was to be the first in a series. But in what the Hollywood Reporter refers... More »

Retired Series Could Go Out on Top Tonight

Veep , Game of Thrones are up for final Emmys

(Newser) - Tonight's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will have no host, but there will be familiar faces. Game of Thrones and Veep—top HBO shows that aired their final episodes earlier this year—are up for best drama and best comedy series, NBC reports. GOT has already won a record 57... More »

George RR Martin: HBO's GOT Wasn't 'Very Good for Me'

Author says now that show's over, it's more 'freeing' to conclude his writing of 6th, 7th books in series

(Newser) - Although the rest of us may still be in withdrawal mode after the end of Game of Thrones, there's one person who's very glad the HBO series is finally over. That would be George RR Martin, the author of the books the show was based on, who calls... More »

3 GOT Actors Up for Emmys Submitted Themselves

Gwendoline Christie's Instagram reaction to her nod is priceless

(Newser) - All seven Game of Thrones actors submitted for Emmy consideration by HBO received nominations Tuesday—but so too did three performers HBO hadn't campaigned for. The nods to Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), and Carice van Houten (Melisandre)—all self-submitted—apparently surprised the show's... More »

Game of Thrones Just Broke Emmy Record Set in 1994

Final season grabs 32 nominations

(Newser) - HBO's Game of Thrones earned a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, per the AP . The show's total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by NYPD Blue in 1994. If Game of Thrones successfully defends its best drama series title... More »

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 »

Game of Thrones Star Seeks Help for 'Personal Issues'

Kit Harington checked into wellness retreat weeks ago

(Newser) - The end of Game of Thrones hit star Kit Harington very hard, friends say. Sources tell Page Six that the 32-year-old actor, who played Jon Snow, checked into a luxury treatment facility in Connecticut almost a month ago and is being treated for stress, exhaustion, and alcohol issues. "He... More »

GOT Star: 'It's Annoying as Hell and I'm Sick and Tired of It'

Emilia Clarke resists being pigeonholed by her early nudity

(Newser) - When Emilia Clarke pops into your head, what do you see? The Game of Thrones actor says she turned down 50 Shades of Grey because she didn't want to be pigeonholed as an actor who takes her clothes off, Harper's Bazaar reports. "The last time that I... More »

A Seinfeld Alum Has Finale Advice for Thrones Stars

Jason Alexander tells them to take heart they were part of a show that moved people

(Newser) - In the wake of the Game of Thrones finale , sites are running lists assessing the most controversial finales of all time. USA Today , for example, puts Game of Thrones and Seinfeld in its worst five. Now, a star from the latter is offering support to stars of the former, notes... More »

Game of Thrones Finale Smashed HBO Record

It's the most popular show in the network's history

(Newser) - The controversial finale of Game of Thrones has managed to knock Tony Soprano off the ratings equivalent of the Iron Throne. Sunday night's episode had 13.6 million viewers when it aired at 9pm, breaking the record set by the fourth-season premiere of The Sopranos in 2002, which had... More »

More Game of Thrones Is Coming

In the form of a prequel

(Newser) - Game of Thrones may have aired its final episode last night, but more is coming from the fantasy world created by author George RR Martin and brought to HBO by David Benioff and DB Weiss. A prequel, which Martin revealed last fall will star Naomi Watts, is in the works;... More »

GOT Is Over, and the Polarized Verdicts Are In

This ending was never going to be easy, or universally satisfying

(Newser) - With our usual "big spoilers" ahead warning, we finally have the answer to the most-awaited question on Game of Thrones: Who will sit upon the Iron Throne? That would be … no one, because Drogon incinerated it in the series finale. The HBO show drew its last breath Sunday... 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 »

Benioff and Weiss Are Behind 2022 Star Wars Film

Bob Iger confirmed it Tuesday

(Newser) - A piece of the Star Wars puzzle has just fallen into place. Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger said Tuesday that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss are working on the new Star Wars film expected in theaters in December 2022, the AP reports. The company had... More »

HBO Releases Trailer for Game of Thrones Documentary

'The Last Watch' documents the making of the final season

(Newser) - We won't know how Game of Thrones ends until Sunday, but you can catch a glimpse of Daenerys Targaryen's final shot, sort of, thanks to a new trailer released by HBO. Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, a two-hour documentary about the filming of the show's final... More »

Game of Thrones Names Are Getting More Popular

Lots of babies were named Arya last year

(Newser) - If you named your baby after a certain Game of Thrones character, you might be wondering how hard it is to get a legal name change after last night's episode of the HBO series. And there's a decent chance someone reading this did give their baby that name,... More »

Penultimate Game of Thrones: 'A World Completely Shattered'

Daenerys morphs into the Mad Queen and destroys King's Landing

(Newser) - Cataclysm, carnage, and a much-anticipated "Cleganebowl"—these all marked "The Bells," the violent fifth and penultimate episode of the last season of Game of Thrones, which Todd VanDerWerff at Vox writes was, "on a visceral level ... a horrific ride through a world that has completely... More »

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