Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Daenerys Targaryen’s closest confidant, has some counsel for Game of Thrones fans: prepare for a painful goodbye.
In a phone interview with the Hindustan Times, Emmanuel talked about what fans can expect for Season 8 of the cultural phenomenon, and it sounds like none of us are ready for what’s to come.
“There are so many characters and stories that haven’t found their conclusion. So, this season is going to be incredibly satisfying for people,” she told the publication. “It is going to be incredibly exciting and heartbreaking.” Read more…
As one of the oddest sex scenes in Game of Thrones history (and that’s saying something), Daenerys and Jon’s coupling in the Season 7 finale left us with a lot of questions.
In a post-Emmy nomination interview, Game of Thrones directors Alan Taylor and Jeremy Podeswa talked to The Hollywood Reporter about some of last season’s most significant moments. Inevitably, the bizarre lovemaking between nephew Jon Snow and auntie Daenerys Targaryen came up.
“For us, it was very important that there be a question about what could possibly happen after this moment,” Podeswa told THR. Read more…
Star Trek’s Captain Kirk joins actor Mark Hamill to suggest a star honoring the late Star Wars actress be added to the famous sidewalk.
Last week’s season premiere of Better Call Saul was a re-introduction to the show’s unique style. It was slow, methodical and tense. It let us immerse ourselves in this world while reminding us where […]
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WASHINGTON, DC—There was just one moment when I thought I might see a white supremacist get killed. There were two of them, a man and a woman, the only two real live enemies I saw the entire day. Both were sagging in late middle age, both plump, both with long, gray hair, the man with a beard. Both, for reasons I do…
Which member of The Beatles wrote “In My Life,” from the 1965 album Rubber Soul? It turns out that math has the answer.
Debates have long raged across pop culture about who wrote which Beatles song, both before and after the internet was born. The melody from “In My Life” in particular has been one of the bigger sources of consternation among fans.
John Lennon said in a 1980 interview with Playboy that it was his, even singling it out as “the first song I wrote that was consciously about my life.” He did say McCartney helped with part of the song, the “middle-eight,” he said. Read more…
Kanye West never leaves our news cycle — whether he’s there to stir up boring, gratuitous social media controversy or simply share music.
Thankfully, this weekend gave us the latterDJ Clark Kent shared Kanye’s latest track, “XCTY,” on Twitter sometime Friday night.
It’s his first track released since he dropped five Kanye-produced albums in five weeks.
Credit where it’s technically due: “XCTY” is a decent track. And frankly, it’s a welcome relief from the controversy stirred up from West’s interview with Jimmy Kimmel earlier this week. West was initially silent after Kimmel confronted him about his past attitude towards Bush (West famously said “George Bush doesn’t like black people”) and his current view of Trump. Read more…
Donald Trump Jr. was caught red-handed for a terrible Photoshop job, but this time it wasn’t because he airbrushed his pores into oblivion.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Don Jr. shared a CNN report comparing Trump’s approval ratings with statistics from Obama’s presidency.
“Amazing,” Trump Jr. captioned it. “I guess there is a magic wand to make things happen and @realdonaldtrump seems to have it.”
Except, @realdonaldtrump doesn’t seem to “have it” because the screenshot is a poorly edited graphic that makes the current president’s approval say 50 percent instead of the actual 40 percent. In other words, Trump Jr. has (ironically) participated in spreading fake news. Read more…
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Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin is notorious for killing off all his characters. But he’s adamant about keeping a love of reading alive in America.
He and other celebrities are contributing to the PBS series The Great American Read, which is asking everyone to cast their vote to determine the most beloved book in the country. And if you ask Martin, the award should go to the series that inspired his own work: Lord of the Rings.
In a preview for the series’ upcoming return on Sept. 11, Martin discusses how books helped him experience the world as a child growing up in the New Jersey Projects. His family couldn’t afford to travel, but great stories transported him to places that only the imagination could buy. Read more…