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‘Game of Thrones’ will shoot many Season 8 endings because no one is to be trusted

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'I won't tell if you won't.'Image: HBO Who can be trusted on a Game of Thrones set? No one. The answer is no one. Not the cast, not the crew, and certainly not the locals. And so as production of the final season approaches, let it be known that Game of Thrones will shoot many endings, maybe three, maybe five, probably more — upholding a Hollywood tradition of spoiler-proofing a TV narrative outcome with too much riding on it not to. SEE ALSO: Sorry: Here’s a bunch of ‘Game of Thrones’ characters singing ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Everyone […]

Melissa McCarthy, Dave Chappelle snag Emmys for ‘SNL’ appearances

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Sean Spicer’s tenure in the White House may have ended, but we’ll have Melissa McCarthy’s impressions of him forever. At Sunday’s Creative Arts Awards for the 2017 Emmys, McCarthy took home the statue for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live Season 42. SEE ALSO: Surprise: Trump completely changed the way ‘Saturday Night Live’ is made Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series was also an SNL victory, for Dave Chappelle’s post-election hosting gig. Both actors were part of multiple sketches in their guest roles, but each had a zeitgeist-y standout moment: Chappelle’s monologue and […]

No gender pay gap for ‘Game of Thrones’: Kit Harington and Lena Headey make the same

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Lena Headey and Kit Harington, smiling all the way to equal paydays at the Iron Bank.Image: Vera Anderson/WireImage The Iron Bank is equally generous to kings and queens. Game of Thrones principal cast members Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) are making exactly the same per-episode salaries and bonuses, and have been since at least the beginning of this season, according to leaked documents sent to Mashable that purport to be the actors’ contracts covering Seasons 7 and 8. SEE ALSO: The ‘Game of Thrones’ world must abandon the patriarchy, or die Harington and Headey are the […]

‘Game of Thrones’ actor who shot the dragon: I’m not too popular right now

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May thine aime be trueImage: HBO Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, sellsword supreme, Tyrion’s champion, Kingslayer saver, possible Dragonslayer, soon-to-be lord of the most lit castle in Westeros and the closest thing Game of Thrones has to Han Solo, is not very popular at the moment. (As a Lannister I am struggling to understand why, but your mileage may vary.) Jerome Flynn, the wolfish actor who plays the king of the mercenaries, told HBO’s Making Game of Thrones that ever since he shot that contemptible lizard out of the sky in “The Spoils of War,” he’s not exactly being greeted […]

You can get emotional about ‘Game of Thrones.’ Just know HBO is listening.

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Image: hbo People went “crazy” over the season seven premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Or so they say. “Crazy” accounted for 8.9 percent of all emotional reactions (ERs) during the first episode, and “crazy” ERs spiked during singer Ed Sheeran’s cameo, driving 4.8 percent of all ERs. SEE ALSO: This GIF is every ‘Game of Thrones’ fan right now What are ERs, and why does any of this matter? Well, if you were the producer of Game of Thrones, you looked at this data to evaluate how the show resonated and determined what to promote across social media over […]