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'Game Of Thrones' Is The Most Pirated Show Of 2016


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In what must have come as a shock to precisely nobody, it was revealed that ‘Game of Thrones’ was the most pirated show of 2016 – a title it has held for the fifth consecutive year.

Despite its massive and continued popularity, the HBO fantasy show has still attracted the attention of illegal streamers and downloaders more than any other television series throughout 2016, and was the most downloaded show on BitTorrent, in data compiled from a number of sources by torrent-tracking site TorrentFreak.

Impressively (but not for the show’s makers) ‘Game of Thrones’ has held this dubious distinction since 2012, and the interest in the series displays no sign of abating.

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HBO Cancels Bill Simmons' 'Any Given Wednesday' After Just 4 Months


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Sports columnist Bill Simmons has suffered the cancellation of his weekly TV show, ‘Any Given Wednesday’, by HBO after only four months on air.

A magazine programme focussing on sports coverage but touching on wider pop culture, Simmons and HBO launched the show to much fanfare in late June, but viewing figures had not been as high as expected, with an average of just 200,000 tuning in live.

Bill SimmonsBill Simmons' HBO show 'Any Given Wednesday' has been axed

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Angela Lansbury Will NOT Be Starring In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7


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There was disappointment for TV fans today as representatives for the legendary British actress Angela Lansbury denied widely reported rumours that she was set to make a cameo appearance in the next series of ‘Game of Thrones’.

Speaking on behalf of the 90 year old former ‘Murder She Wrote’ star, a team of representatives told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday (September 7th) that the reports, started by an article in German tabloid newspaper Bild last week, were not true.

Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury will NOT be participating in 'Game of Thrones'

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Kit Harington And Maisie Williams Tease 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7


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‘Game of Thrones’ stars Kit Harington and Maisie Williams have teased fans of the show with descriptions of how the upcoming seventh season might pan out.

The 29 year old actor, who plays Jon Snow, was speaking to The Hollywood Reporter this week, and was asked the obligatory question of whether he could tell them anything about the next season. Keeping it cagey, Harington replied that he felt it was going to be “very bleak”.

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Robert Downey Jr. And 'True Detective' Showrunner Rumoured For 'Perry Mason' Revival For HBO


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Robert Downey Jr. is teaming up with the creators of ‘True Detective’ on an unconfirmed TV series for HBO, rumoured to be the mythical ‘Perry Mason’ reboot that has been languishing as an unfinished film project for the best part of five years.

Variety reported on Tuesday (August 15th) that the project in question would be a long-awaited revival of ‘Perry Mason’, the classic courtroom drama that ran from 1957 to 1966. A film version of it was due to begin shooting in 2011, but nothing ever became of it despite multiple attempts to revive it by various studios.

Robert Downey JrRobert Downey Jr at the premiere of Captain America: Civil War

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Natalie Portman To Make TV Debut In HBO Mini-Series 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves'


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Hollywood A-lister Natalie Portman is set to make her television debut in a new HBO mini-series ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’, adapted from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel and executive produced by ‘Friends’ co-creator Marta Kauffman.

Outside of a guest spot on ‘The Simpsons’, the new drama series will be the first time that 35 year old Portman has starred in a TV show. Her decision to branch out into the small screen from Hollywood is reflective of a growing trend of major names making the same move.

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman will be starring in an HBO mini-series adaptation of 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves'

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Larry David Bringing Back 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' For Ninth Season


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Five years after it last appeared on TV screens, Larry David’s cult classic sitcom ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ is set to return for a very long-awaited ninth season on HBO.

Comedy writer, actor and stand-up performer David has had a standing, open invitation to make new episodes of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ ever since the last episode aired way back in 2011. Running for eight seasons between 2000 before signing off five years ago, it was HBO’s longest-running scripted series and performed consistently strongly in the ratings.

Larry DavidLarry David is bringing back 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' for a ninth season

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Emilia Clarke Explains #FreeTheP Campaign For Equality Of Nudity


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‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke has recently been making her views about on-screen nudity very clear indeed – she wants to see more balance between the sexes and the amount of time they have to spend nude in the front of the camera.

The 29 year old British star, who is set to reprise her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy series when the sixth season returns later this month, appeared on ‘The Late Late Show’ and explained her point of view to host James Corden in a campaign becoming known as #FreeTheP.

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke has been campaigning to get the 'Game of Thrones' showrunners to 'free the penis'

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Jon Stewart Announces Four Year Deal With HBO


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Jon Stewart has at last revealed some details about what he might be planning for the future since he quit ‘The Daily Show’ earlier this year, with the announcement that the satirist has signed a four-year deal with HBO.

The 52 year old will be creating topical, short-form digital content for the cable network’s online services, which will be showcased on HBO Now, HBO Go and other streaming platforms. Also included in the deal is a first-look option for other TV and film projects.

Jon StewartJon Stewart with his two Emmy Awards earlier in 2015

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Amy Schumer Tackles Sex And Gender Inequality On HBO Comedy Special


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Amy Schumer hosted a one-hour comedy special on HBO Saturday night, titled 'Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo'. The comedienne delivered a set packed full of laughs and cringe-worthy stories during the 60 minutes, but behind many of the jokes she had an important message about gender inequality.

Amy SchumerAmy Schumer hosted a one-hour special on HBO Saturday night, titled ‘Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo’.

"I'm labeled a sex comic," Schumer said during the special. ”I think it's just 'cause I’m a girl. I feel like a guy could get up here and literally pull his dick out, and everyone would be like, 'He's a thinker.' "

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Jazmyn Simon - The HBO Series The Brink - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 9th June 2015

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Hbo and Maribeth Monroe
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Hbo and Mary Faber

Tina Majorino and HBO - Wednesday 12th January 2011 at Directors Guild Of America Los Angeles, California

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Tina Majorino and Hbo

Lisa Vidal and HBO Tuesday 24th February 2009 Los Angeles Premiere of HBO's new mini series 'The Pacific' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater Hollywood, California

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Lisa Vidal and Hbo
Lisa Vidal and Hbo

Denis Leary and HBO - Denis Leary & Family Sunday 11th January 2009 at Beverly Hilton Hotel Beverly Hills, CA

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Denis Leary and Hbo

Matt Lucas and HBO - Matt Lucas as Vicky Pollard USA - Film stills from HBO's 'Little Britain USA' Season 1 Thursday 1st January 1970

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