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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 »

HBO Removes Rogue Cup From Game of Thrones

Coffee cup was accidentally left in scene

(Newser) - The "Starbucks" cup is gone. HBO confirmed the coffee cup that appeared in a scene from Sunday night's Game of Thrones was an accident, not an ad—"Starbucks, send us money!" an executive producer joked to WNYC in an interview Monday—and then, with no fanfare,... More »

Here's How Much Value Starbucks Got Out of That Rogue Cup

Coffee cup that accidentally appeared on 'Game of Thrones' worth at least $250K in product placement

(Newser) - Perhaps Starbucks should be bending the knee to Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons, because a rogue Starbucks cup that appeared in front... 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 »

One Sentence May Be a Major GOT Clue

Yes, spoilers ahead

(Newser) - Warning: Spoilers ahead. Sunday night's episode of Game and Thrones brought Arya and Melisandre together for a second time, and there was some major foreshadowing in their brief exchange—perhaps even more than viewers initially realized, Mashable reports. In their first meeting, Melisandre had this to say: "I... More »

What Critics Are Saying About GOT's 'Long Night'

'A masterpiece of tension and release, goose bumps and heartbreak, grandiosity and intimacy'

(Newser) - We knew the epic battle was coming, but we didn't know quite how intense it would be—or that it would go beyond our wildest expectations. The New York Times says the Battle of Winterfell did just that, calling the third episode of the final season "a masterpiece... More »

Game Of Thrones' Podrick: I've Been Groped 'So Many' Times

Daniel Portman says it's 'certainly not cool'

(Newser) - Daniel Portman has met many fans of his Game of Thrones character Podrick Payne over the years, and not all of those interactions have gone appropriately. "I've been grabbed by so many… like the amount of like older, older women who are very..." Portman tells Esquire , trailing... More »

Game of Thrones: Melancholy, Forgiveness, and a Big Sex Scene

Major characters, plotlines converge on eve of what looks to be an epic battle

(Newser) - There was even less bloodshed in Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones than in the previous week's (meaning there was zero), with the second installment of Season 8 serving more as a setup to the epic battle that promises to bring together all of the major characters.... More »

Recovery Team Confirms Fate of Famed Climbing Trio

Bodies of 3 renowned mountain climbers found in Banff National Park in Canada

(Newser) - Even the most skilled mountain climbers in the world are no match for a major avalanche. A recovery team in Canada's Banff National Park has recovered the bodies of renowned mountaineers Jess Roskelley, 36, Hansjorg Auer, 35, and David Lama, 28, reports the Calgary Herald . Roskelley is American and... More »

Return of Game of Thrones Smashes Ratings Record

It was HBO's most-watched show ever

(Newser) - The season premiere of Game of Thrones has smashed an HBO ratings record set by the previous episode of Game of Thrones. The show's return had 17.4 million viewers, compared to 16.9 million for the last episode of Season 7 almost two years ago, reports Deadline , which... More »

Critics Weigh In On Return of Game of Thrones

With the end in sight, there's 'no messing around'

(Newser) - Game of Thrones made its long-awaited return Sunday night—and if you don't want to see spoilers for the first episode of Season 8, do not read on. As the epic returned after almost two years, secrets were revealed and reunions occurred at Winterfell, with the undead army moving... More »

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