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From Fleabag To The People V. O.J. - The Shows That Glued Us To The Box In 2016


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2016 has been a hell of a year for television. The Primetime Emmy nominations earlier this year were packed with a mass of incredible TV shows both brand new and ongoing, and it's not stopped there either. Whether it's a limited series of a long-running franchise, television has never been more loved.

Here are our favourite TV shows of the year:

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'Game Of Thrones' Broke Records But 'The People V OJ Simpson' Slayed At The 2016 Emmys


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The headlines are all about the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards today after 'Game Of Thrones' smashed records, 'The People v OJ Simpson' flattened the competition and the cast of 'Stranger Things' made all attendees want to adopt them at the weekend. Definitely TV's higlight of the year.

Peter Dinklage in Game Of ThronesPeter Dinklage was nominated for 'Game Of Thrones'

'Game of Thrones' made Emmys history last night (September 18th 2016) by breaking the record for the most awards ever for a fictional series, with the full Emmys total now at 38 which has beaten previous record holder 'Frasier''s 37. The show won three accolades this year; Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

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'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 To Be Delayed For Winter Filming


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Thank goodness the season 6 finale of 'Game Of Thrones' didn't leave us with too many loose ends, because now it looks like we'll have to wait longer than usual for the next season to arrive on our screens. And you can blame it all on the weather. 

'Game Of Thrones' S6 E10The winter is coming for 'Game Of Thrones' season 7

Season 7 has to begin from where season 6 of 'Game Of Thrones' left off, which was tenth episode 'The Winds of Winter'. This means that filming needs to take place in such chilly conditions, and that means starting a bit later than usual. It's probably the only time you want the sunny weather to go away, right?

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There's An App That Will Text 'Game Of Thrones' Spoilers To Your Worst Enemy


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The last thing anyone wants to read is ‘Game Of Thrones’ spoilers, but now plot reveals might be even harder for some viewers to avoid. A new app called ‘Spoiled’ allows users to get revenge on their enemies in the worst way possible, by anonymously texting them ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers.

Jon Snow Game of ThronesIs texting ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers the ultimate evil deed?

After paying a one-off fee of $0.99 (roughly £0.67) all you need to do is type in your ‘victim’s’ phone number and sit back and watch them have the entire season spoiled episode by episode. The app promises to ‘anonymously and ruthlessly text spoilers to your unsuspecting friends after each new episode airs.’

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Nobody Looks Their Best In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Premiere 'The Red Woman'


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It seemed like forever but the first episode of 'Game Of Thrones' season 6 finally arrived yesterday, and Jon Snow didn't suddenly snap his eyes open and rise from his chilly grave. Nope, he's dead. But 'The Red Woman' still presented a lot to take in for a premiere episode.

Carice van Houten in 'Game of Thrones'It turns out Melisandre isn't such a beauty after all

Of course, the fact that Snow hasn't returned in the very first episode doesn't mean anything; conspiracy theorists certainly haven't given up yet. But let's move away from that for now and look at what else is going on in George RR Martin's wartorn world.

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'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Sneak Peek: The TV Event Of The Year Is Almost Here


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The weekend is nearly upon us and for 'Game Of Thrones' fans that means the day they've all been waiting for; the premiere of season 6. Speculation about the fate of the main characters have been plaguing the internet since the cliffhanger of season 5, but we can now relax in the knowledge that all will soon be revealed.

Sophie Turner and Alfie Allen in Game Of ThronesSansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy must survive as fugitives

Is Jon Snow really dead? Is Arya really blind? What does Bran Stark's return mean for the story? So many questions, but we'll soon know the answers. More teaser images from the new series have been unveiled ahead of the first episode, 'The Red Woman', on Sunday, giving us a glimpse of some duos back in action.

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A New Trailer Brings More Clues For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6


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Waiting for 'Game Of Thrones' season 6 to arrive is emotional turmoil for fans. First they had to go through the grief of Jon Snow's death, then speculation that he's actually still alive (or, at least, coming back to life), then Kit Harington and his co-stars' insistences that he's very much dead, and now this; a string of mysterious moments in a new trailer that could spell that it isn't the end for Snow after all.

Isaac Hempstead Wright and Max von Sydow in Game of ThronesBran Stark is having visions

What new clues have added to the possibility that Jon Snow (Kit Harington) will be returning to life? First off, we see Davos (Liam Cunningham) wielding Snow's sword as he prepares to defend his corpse alongside the Night's Watch against Alliser Thorne (Owen Teale), whose cronies are battering down the door. It's possible that Davos and co. are trying to stop Thorne and his men burning Snow's body (which they might do to ensure he doesn't become a White Walker), but why would they need to do that if he was really dead? Of course, it could be a dignity thing.

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'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Premiere Details Confirms Jon Snow's Fate


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If, like us, you're part of the 'Jon Snow isn't really dead' collective, you may finally have your assurances dashed as HBO release the synopsis for the premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' season 6. A title has also been announced for the first episode, but there's nothing to suggest that Snow will be resurrected.

Game Of ThronesIt seems Jon Snow really is dead

Kit Harington couldn't have been more clear when he insisted that his character was dead in recent promotional appearances, but it's still been difficult to believe. Now though, the official synopsis has been unveiled and it seems to confirm every 'Game Of Thrones' fan's worst fear.

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Kit Harington Debuts His Relationship With 'Game Of Thrones' Co-Star Rose Leslie


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If Jon Snow returns to 'Game Of Thrones' alive and well, it will just be the cherry on top of this delightful cake. If anything, because we'll get to see more romance between him and Ygritte which will be all the more satisfying now that we know the actors (Kit Harington and Rose Leslie) are together in real life too.

Rose Leslie and Kit HaringtonRose Leslie and Kit Harington prove their love

His character's mortality remained ambiguous during his recent appearance on 'The Jonathan Ross Show', despite taking a lie detector test to answer some important questions. But one thing remained blindingly clear: his love for co-star and onscreen lover Rose Leslie.

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'It's Only T**s And Dragons!' Ian McShane Puts 'Game Of Thrones' Fans In Their Place


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Ian McShane is super laidback when it comes to acting. So much so, that he's totally unapologetic about spoilers, as proven by his latest interview. He reacted to 'Game Of Thrones' fans' anger over his recent slip-up with disdain, branding the TV series as 'only t**s and dragons'.

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The 'Deadwood' star has managed to offend literally the entirety of one of the world's most avid fandoms. Clearly not a die hard fan of the show himself, McShane opened up about his one-episode stint in 'Game Of Thrones' recently on BBC Breakfast. 'I bring back a much-loved character who everybody thinks is dead', he said, which is hardly as ambiguous as he meant it to be.

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Ok, So Snoop Dogg Thinks 'Game Of Thrones' Is Historically Accurate


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Snoop Dogg appears to believe that Game Of Thrones, the fictional HBO show that has DRAGONS in it, is based on real life. The rapper is a devoted fan of the show and has contributed to the show's season five mix-tape with the track Lannister's Anthem.

Game of ThronesGame of Thrones has dragons in it. Snoop Dogg thinks Game of Thrones is historically accurate.

However, in an interview with the New York Post, Snoop revealed that he watches the show for historical reasons.

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Four New Episodes Of 'Game Of Thrones' Leak Online


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The first four episodes of the fifth season of Game Of Thrones have leaked online, ahead of the series premiere date of April 12. According to Mashable, the leaked episodes were made available on various torrent sites and appear to have been ripped from DVDs given to members of the press.

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Each of the episodes contain a digital watermark, which has been blurred out on the versions now circulating online.

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Kit Harington In Hot Water With Northern Irish Tourist Officials Over "Depressing" Belfast Comments


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Game Of Thrones’ actor Kit Harington has got himself into a war of words with Northern Irish tourism officials after the actor branded the nation’s capital Belfast as “depressing” on a late night American chat show.

The London-born actor, who plays Jon Snow in the popular HBO drama, made the remark during Tuesday night’s (April 7th) episode of ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ when he was asked by the presenter whether he felt it was unfair that he was based in Belfast whereas his ‘GoT’ co-stars got to film in other, more exotic locations.

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Kit Harington has offended Belfast residents by branding their city "depressing"

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Sesame Street's "Game Of Chairs" Lovingly Parodies 'Game Of Thrones'


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Ahead of the much-anticipated return of HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ this coming Sunday, ‘Sesame Street’ has released an adorable parody video of the drama series.

Entitled ‘Game of Chairs’, the spoof video of the violent and long-running fictional drama was released on Tuesday and has racked up nearly a million views in just under twenty four hours. In it, four characters who look suspiciously like ones from the series compete in a game of musical chairs hosted by Grover. The three throne-like chairs are a bronze one made out of ping-pong bats, a silver one made of golf clubs and golf balls, and a gold one made out of baseball bats.

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George R.R. Martin and 'Game of Thrones' have been parodied by 'Sesame Street'

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'Game Of Thrones': New 'The Winds Of Winter' Released Online By George R.R. Martin


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A new chapter from the upcoming Game Of Thrones novel, The Winds of Winter, has been released online by author George R.R. Martin. The excerpt was released on Thursday (2nd April) in advance of the premiere of the fifth season of Game of Thrones.

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George R.R. Martin with some of the cast of Game of Thrones in 2013.

Read More: Read George R.R. Martin's Original Letter Pitching Game Of Thrones.

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Maisie Williams, 'Game Of Thrones'' Arya Stark, To Guest Star In 'Doctor Who'.


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Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams will guest star in Doctor Who when it returns to our screens this autumn. The BBC announced the news on their blog on Monday (30th March).

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Maisie Williams will guest star in Doctor Who.

Read More: Game of Thrones Fans Told To "Follow The Three Eyed Raven" With New Teaser Trailer And Website.

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'Game Of Thrones' Takes Over Tower Of London For Epic Season 5 Premiere [Photos]


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The Tower of London provided a suitably epic backdrop for the ‘Game Of Thrones’ fifth season premiere on Wednesday night. The historic London venue saw stars including Kit Harington and Natalie Dormer gather for the series’ first ever European premiere, in front of hundreds of die hard fans.

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As fitting a setting as the medieval venue was for the festivities, The Tower found itself given a ‘Thrones’ style makeover for the evening, which included dragons being projected onto the walls and bonfires being placed in the grounds.

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'Game Of Thrones' Restaurant To Open At Boutique London Hotel


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A Game Of Thrones restaurant, where fans of the HBO show can dine on food themed around a meeting of the Small Council, is to open in London. The boutique Andaz hotel on Liverpool Street will be home to the All Men Must Dine experience to mark the release of Game of Thrones season four on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Game of ThronesThe Game of Thrones pop-up restaurant will open for just three days at the Andaz hotel in Liverpool

Fans will be invited to win enter a competition to win a seat at the King's Landing council table and enjoy an evening of revelry.

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X-Men: Apocalypse Casts Three New Faces


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Some breaking superhero movie news: director Bryan Singer has unveiled casting details for three characters in his forthcoming project X-Men: Apocalypse. Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp will all play younger versions of three of the mythology’s most popular characters.

Singer, who is already attached for the eighth instalment in the popular movie franchise, tweeted the casting announcements on Thursday. The biggest news is the inclusion of Turner, famous for her portrayal of the tormented Sansa Stark on ‘Game Of Thrones’, who will be playing a younger version of the ultra-telepathic Jean Grey. That makes her the second ‘Game of Thrones’ star to also feature in the franchise – Peter Dinklage played the baddie in last year’s Days of Future Past.

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Sophie Turner will play a young Jean Grey in X-Men Apocalypse next year

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It's Time: 'Game Of Thrones' Season 5 To Premiere On April 12


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Game Of Thrones season five will premiere on HBO on April 12, the organization announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. An expanded cast has already been announced, including a slew of family members of Prince Oberyn, played by Pedro Pascal in season four.

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The show's fourth season is up for Best TV Series Drama at the Golden Globes this weekend and was nominated for 14 Emmys this past summer, eventually coming away with the gongs for visual effects, makeup, costumes and art direction.

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'Game Of Thrones' Fans Told To "Follow The Three Eyed Raven" With New Teaser Trailer And Website


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Game Of Thrones’ fans have undoubtedly been busy playing a new 10 second teaser trailer on loop, looking for hints and clues about the series’ fifth season. The clip was unveiled on Tuesday (November 25th) via the official 'Game of Thrones' twitter account along with a message telling fans to ‘Follow the Three Eyed Raven. Gain the power of #TheSight’.

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Game Of Thrones Star Richard Madden Takes A Turn In Disney's Cinematic Cinderella


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Robb Stark has been resurrected! But, alas Game Of Thrones fans, not in the capacity that you may have all been hoping. Instead, the Scottish actor, Richard Madden, who played the GOT character from 2011 - 2013, has popped up in a different fantasy ... this time as Prince Charming in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Cinderella.

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Richard Madden plays a convincing Prince Charming in Cinderella

Madden’s Prince stars opposite Lily James’ titular heroine as shown in the recent release of Disney’s Cinderella trailer.

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Jason Momoa's 'Game Of Thrones' Audition Tape Goes Viral [Video]


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At this point, almost everyone has wondered what it takes to get in to Emmy Award-winning HBO show, 'Game Of Thrones'. On the one hand, you have classic and legendary actors such as Charles Dance and Sean Bean, and on the other, you have people like Kit Harrington, who's only acting role before 'Game of Thrones' was on stage in a performance of 'War Horse'. 

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Jason Momoa is set to play Aqua Man in 'Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice'

But how do you land the role of a hulking, brutish barbarian lead that only says one word of English - "no" - in the entire series? Well, according to Jason Momoa, you perform a haka. In a recent interview with AOL, Momoa revealed that the audition sent to him consisted of a script with the word "no" written six times. After asking a friend if he should just do the haka, he decided that it was perfect for the powerful leader, Khal Drogo. For those who don't know, a haka is a traditional New Zealand war cry - perfect for the Khal of a Dothraki Khalasar. Oh, and now that audition tape has gone viral on YouTube.

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Croatian Church Allegedly Blocks 'Game Of Thrones' Filming Cersei's Naked Walk


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Lena Headey has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as Cersei Lannister in Game Of Thrones. But if you thought her role in season four of the hit HBO show was a challenge, there's worse to come for the incestuous Queen.

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Lena Headey stars in GoT as Cersei.

Read More: Game Of Thrones' Lena Headey Channels Cersei On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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X Factor Judges Star In £1million 'Game Of Thrones Promo'


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The latest series of the X Factor looks set to be the most epic one yet - if the first promo is anything to go by. While every year The X Factor judges battle it out on our television screens, Simon Cowell and co have gone one step further this year, by starring in a Game Of Thrones-inspired commercial.

The minute-long promo shows Cowell and the other judges lead individual armies of hopefuls into battle for the X Factor throne, ahead of the much-anticipated new series this Autumn.

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Comic-Con 2014 For TV Nerds: Five Unmissable Panels


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It’s that time again! Time for Comic-Con to make life a little bit weirder – and better – for four full days between July 24 and 27. It’s arguably the biggest entertainment convention in the world at this point, so attendees will practically be bombarded with panels, signings, exclusive content and, of course, merchandise for the full duration of the con. Some of it might even trickle down to those, who couldn’t make it, for whatever reason. With so much to do and see, we’ve rounded up the five absolutely unmissable events for any self-respecting TV nerd, starting with:

ConstantineYou really don't want to miss the Constantine panel [Getty/Frederick M. Brown]

5. Constantine – A preview screening of the full first episode, NBC’s Constantine event will also feature a panel discussion with stars Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford, along with executive producers David Goyer and Daniel Cerone. Do not miss. Saturday, 5.15pm – 6.15pm. Room 6BCF.

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Game Of Thrones: George R.R. Martin Hits Back At Death & Health Speculators With F-Bomb


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George R.R. Martin is 65. Let's just repeat that - only 65 years old. And, so it appears, in relatively good health. So if you're worried about Martin departing this mortal coil any time soon, don't be and certainly don't bring it up with Martin as the Game Of Thrones writer is tired of hearing about it. 

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Read More: Meet Game Of Thrones' New Character: Dave Goldblatt.

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Michelle Fairley Will Not Return To 'Game Of Thrones' As Lady Stoneheart


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Catelyn Stark is dead. Dead as a dodo, a doornail, her son Robb, her husband Ned, Sansa's wolf, Geoffrey... We could go on but you get the idea. So why were Game Of Thrones fans (mainly those who had read the series) so irritated by the lack of one major feature in the finale of season four?

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Michelle Fairley played Catelyn Stark on GoT.

It involves zombies and resurrections so it's not all that simple to explain. It's still not entirely clear what's going on when you read the books so it would be an even greater difficulty explaining it in the series. But we shall try: 

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Game Of Thrones' Lena Headey Channels Cersei On Jimmy Kimmel Live!


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"You have such a way with words, I wonder if you'll be so clever when I have your tongue ripped from your throat," are not the sort of sentiments one would expect when tuning in to watch Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unless you're Lena Headey and happen to play one of the most evil female characters on television, Game Of Thrones' Cersei Lannister.

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Lena Headey stars on Game of Thrones as Cersei

The 40-year-old British actress appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday (16th June) and channelled her character Cersei. Headey spends the majority of her time as Cersei drinking wine and insulting whoever crosses her path. And, as Kimmel pointed out, "No one drinks a goblet of wine like you do on Game of Thrones - in character of course."

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Michelle Keegan "Huge" Game Of Thrones Fan & Would Go Nude For Role


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Some viewers may have problems with the amount of nudity in Game Of Thrones but not former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan. The 27-year-old actress revealed she would be happy to go nude for Game of Thrones, if they ever offered her a role that is! 

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Keegan is best known for playing Tina McIntyre on the British soap from 2008 until this year. Her character's untimely end caused a stir in the soap opera world as Tina McIntyre was clubbed to death by Rob Donovan (played by Marc Baylis) at the beginning of June. Keegan, who is dating The Only Way Is Essex's Mark Wright, spoke to the Daily Star about her future career. 

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Game Of Thrones Vs. The Sopranos: Is Popularity Indicative Of Quality?


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The inevitable news that Game Of Thrones surpassed The Sopranos as HBO’s most ‘popular’ show arrived, rather pertinently, via a Tweet. "Raise a glass of Arbor gold. #GameofThrones is the most popular series in @HBO history. Thanks to the worldwide realm for all your support," it read. 

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The Tweet is pertinent because it neatly frames Game of Thrones in history. HBO’s epic, multifaceted fantasy drama has thrived in a culture of sharing, spoiler warnings and episode discussion. As an online entertainment writer, I hear about GoT probably 8 million times a day. Those not involved in the industry will only see it cross their radar a few thousand times. 

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'Games Of Thrones' Season 4 Episode 2 Breaks Torrent Records. Big Time.


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Games of Thrones season 4 episode 2 - The Lion and the Rose - broke torrent records for most people simultaneously sharing a file through BitTorrent, attracting more than 193,000 downloads on the evening that it went out. By the end of the first day after its initial broadcast, roughly 1.5 million people had downloaded the episode.

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"A few hours after the second episode came online the Demonii tracker reported that 193,418 people where sharing one single torrent," TorrentFreak reports. "145,594 had a complete copy of the episode and continued to upload, while 47,824 were still downloading the file.

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Game Of Thrones Season 4 Mere Weeks Away - Here's 5 Reasons Why We Love HBO's Hit Series


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Season 4 of Game Of Thrones is due to air on April 17th and the build-up has just begun. Some fans of the show were lucky enough to catch a sneak preview of the first episode at a special event at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn. 

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Kit Harrington stars in Game of Thrones as Jon Snow.

Thousands of the aforementioned fans were greeted to a preview of the premiere episode and were surprised by the arrival of a number of the show's actors; the writer George R.R. Martin; and a marching band performing the theme song. The Huffington Post reports fans also indulged in "Game of Thrones Beer"; sat on the Iron Throne; and coveted the costumes of some of their favourite characters. 

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Games Of Thrones' Kristian Nairn Was Waiting For Someone To Ask About His Sexuality


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Kristian Nairn – known to Game Of Thrones fans as Hodor - has opened up about his sexuality. He’s gay. But instead of keeping it a secret (and why should he?), Nairn was simply waiting for someone to ask him about it.

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It was the fan blog, Winter is Coming, that gave Nairn the opportunity he’d been waiting for, asking the actor a question regarding the “gay community” and his popularity within it. “Well, in all honesty, when you talk about “the gay community,” you are talking about MY community, haha,” he said.

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Jimmy Fallon's Tribute To 'Game Of Thrones' Is Actually Pretty Good [Video]


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Jimmy Fallon has a history of celebrating pop culture on his show in a thoroughly enjoyable way, and his salute to HBO's hit fantasy series Game Of Thrones brought no change to the rule. The nearly 10-minute long tribute is currently doing the rounds across the web, and following a bleak and barren Sunday without the hit series Fallon's parody did just enough to keep GoT fans going until the return of season 3 later this year.

The Late Night... gang went all out for the tremendously OTT sketch, which looked to show the similarities between the Late Night studio and the fictional realm of Westeros, with the skit titled 'Game of Desks.' Fallon took on a variety of guises, including Sean Bean's Ned Stark and Emilia Clark's Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen, with Late Night... regulars The Roots and even Jay Leno showing up for the 'behind the scenes' look at the Late Night... studio and the fight for the Iron Desk.

As House Fallon fought against House Fire Crotch in the bid to rule over the Rockefeller Kingdom, in the 'real' Game of Thrones world there has been a week off as the series draws towards it's penultimate episode of the third season. After this weeks laughs things will be getting serious again in the upcoming episode 'The Rains of Castamere,' which promises to be an all-action lead-up to full-blown conflict as the warring dominions of Westeros continue/begin their campaigns for the Iron Throne and the white walkers and wildings continue their marches down south.

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Bears And Baby Starks. Game Of Thrones Season 3, Episode 7: Brienne Vs. The Bear Recap


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This weeks Game Of Thrones was, essentially, more of a carry-on from last week rather than the great plot un-ravellers that weeks four and six were, but still it did have some rather exciting twists and turns, and as the title dictates, it included another untimely run in with Brienne and a bear, not that she's had the best of times since beginning her journey with Jamie to King's Landing began.

Brienne's encounter with Locke and his band of misfits looked to be the end of the Brienne we know, but her run in with that bear looked as though it would be the end of the character all together. Good to know that Westeros' most unlikely will-they-wont-they love story will continue for a little longer, although it would be rather unlikely that Jamie Lannister would end up hooking up with Brienne, even if they are pretty much best friends/constant life savers at the moment.

Elsewhere Arya has left the Brotherhood Without Banners after Gendry was hauled away by Melisandre and co. last week, only thing is she ended up right into the arms of the Hound (the last place anyone wants to be). Gendry meanwhile found out why he has been so longed for most of his life, as his royal origins as the bastard son of Robert Baratheon were revealed to him. Speaking of sons, the biggest (inbred) sonofabitch in the seven kingdoms, Joffrey, was finally put in his place by big daddy Lannister Tywin, after getting a little too uppity. It has to be said, whilst his sadistic tendencies are still in check despite Margaery Tyrell best efforts, we may have a royal family bust up in our hands very soon (we hope).

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Game Of Thrones Review Roundup – Season 3 Episode 5: Kissed By Fire


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Hello fantasy drama fans; it’s Monday, and you know what that means. It’s time to take a look at the reviews for the weekend’s delectations TV-wise. And on the menu today is some Game Of Thrones, served up, as is customary, with a side of blood and guts. Spoiler alert, obviously.

Five episodes in to season three now, and things are getting serious. “Seasons one and two were both good,” say Forbes, “but the third has been some of the best television I’ve ever watched. I’m riveted by nearly every scene, and Sunday night’s episode is no exception.” This episode sees political tensions rise as the myriad strands are sewing up tighter as the Sundays go by. “Wherever it goes, I’ll be watching. I’m firmly under the show’s spell at this point, whether in the icy north or the dusty sun of Slaver’s Bay. HBO has brought life many of the characters from the books who felt too flat, and have stayed true to the characters who were already fleshed out in the books,” add Forbes in there review. And they weren’t the only ones who were impressed. “Back to back episodes featuring Dany, what a treat for us fans. The dragons must have been off fishing, but Grey Worm hooked me right in when he decided to keep his slave name because of his recent change in fortune. You had to give it to the guy for staying so positive after everything he has been through,” say TV Fanatic, and with a name like that, they should know.

Game of Thrones season five is shaping up to be HBO’s crown jewel for summer broadcasting. The dark fantasy drama has garnered many fans since it debuted three years ago, and it doesn’t look like relenting with a fourth season confirmed.

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Game Of Thrones Season 3 Episode 4: Was It The Best Episode Yet? [Spoilers]


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Season three episode four of Game Of Thrones is all about revenge. The final minutes of the episodes were a stunning crescendo, with the masters of Astapor learning that "a dragon is not a slave," in the worst possible way. The episode was arguably the one instalment of the season that wouldn't have looked out of place on the big-screen - it had real cinematic moments, thanks to director Alex Graves.

In the episode - And Now His Watch Has Ended - Peter Dinklage's Tyrion discusses the Battle of the Blackwater with Lord Varys. Does Varys have proof that the Queen tried to have Tyrion killed? Elsewhere, Diana Rigg's Lady Elenna meets with Varys to discuss her interest in Sansa

In the North, Bran has another of his crazy dreams where he is running through the woods with Jojen Reed chasing the tree-eyed-crow. He climbs a tree in pursuit of the crow, but falls when he sees his mother who begs him not to climb again: but what does it all mean? Over in the Riverlands, Arya, Gendry and Sandor Clegane are being transported to the hideout of the Brotherhood without Banners by Thoros and his men. There, they are introduced to Beric Dondarrion, to calls Clegane a murderer - something he refutes. Arya tells the Brotherhood of Micah that Clegane killed. 

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Game Of Thrones Star Peter Dinklage Gets Loads Of Sex – If Sex Means Gardening


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Peter Dinklage’s character in Game Of Thrones (Tyrion Lannister) is known for his way with women and numerous exploits of the many whorehouses within the Seven Kingdoms despite his diminutive stature. But these types of exploits aren’t mirrored in his day life by a long shot.

A video, which goes into detail about Dinklage’s sex life (entitled 'Peter Dinklage Gets So Much P***y') is the subject of a Playboy Magazine question to the actor. “By ‘p***y’ do they mean actual p***y? Or is it a metaphor, like for gardening?” he responds. “Because if that’s the case, then yes, I’ve been doing a lot of gardening lately. If they mean sex, they might be getting me confused with somebody else. But if p***y means wearing old-man sweaters and watering my herb garden, then absolutely, I’m getting so much p***y.” Considering Dinklage is a happily married man, the prospect of any extra-marital gardening going on is actually rather serious and we’re pretty sure he saves all his Lannister loving for his lawfully wedded wife. They’ve got a daughter, too, her name is Erica.

Peter DinklageDinklage and his Game of Thronies (cronies)

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Game Of Thrones Star Circles The Financial Drain With Less Than $5 In Her Account


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Lena Headey plays an evil queen in Game Of Thrones, the popular fantasy drama on HBO/Sky Atlantic. But you’d be mistaken for thinking an actress doesn’t face financial problems, because this one does.

It’s not all Hollywood mansions, eating at fancy restaurants and lounging on a Caribbean beach, not for Headey anyway. In documents seized by TMZ, her husband Peter Loughran's demands for half of their $46,000 tax refund from 2011. She says she needs $6,000 from that refund as soon as possible, as she’s barely managing to get by, and has a 2-year-old son to look after. She also admitted to having less than $5 in her account. The Huffington Post gang got together on Huff Post live, and basically all agreed to not believing her in a jokey, but simultaneously serious way. One thing’s for sure though, she must have a lot of rich buddies who can lend her a hand from time to time, so as far as the sob-story goes, we’re not buying it. But we’re happy to believe she has a measly $5 in her account.

Lena HeadyHeady smiles despite her alleged financial woes

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