Game of ThronesLatest News and Opinion
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Olympic broadcasters need to have personality, zero chill and the ability to know when to shut up
Those are just three of the five things that make Olympic broadcasters great, according to Jen Chaney. The other two are expertise and the ability to match the mood of an event. Here is Chaney on the broadcasting quality of knowing when to shut up: "This matters because you can avoid saying things on live television that you’ll need to apologize for later, but even more importantly, it’s also a way to let a moment breathe. During Shaun White’s final gold-medal-winning halfpipe run earlier this week, the Todds (snowboarding commentators Todd Harris and Todd Richards) stopped talking as White prepared to go for his medal, letting the moment and the tension speak for itself. They did the same thing while White waited for his score to be announced. A good Olympics broadcaster can read a moment and understand when the best thing he or she can do is just get out of the way."
- Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir have elevated NBC's Winter Olympics with their chemistry and frank analysis
- Watch a German's figure skater's Game of Thrones-themed routine
- NBC's streaming of the Winter Olympics has been frustrating
- Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis deserved the redemption narrative NBC gave to Shaun White
- Olympians should get their medals immediately after the event
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Game of Thrones creators reveal a big map room clue
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss used their Season 7 episode commentary to divulge how the map room might play a bigger role in the final season.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Check out spoilery photos of Kit Harington filming the final Game of Thrones season
The actor was spotted taking a cigarette and coffee break on the HBO set.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 11:36PM EST
Game of Thrones creators’ Star Wars gig likely renders Confederate as “unlikely to see the light of day any time soon if ever”
Although there’s no official word that the controversial slavery drama from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss has been shelved, Nellie Andreeva notes that their Star Wars gig “immediately raised serious doubts about the fate of Confederate, which was supposed to be their follow-up project to GOT, with production set to ‘begin following the final season of Game Of Thrones.’” Star Wars will likely tie up Benioff and Weiss for years, making them unavailable to work on Confederate.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 4:08PM EST
Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new Star Wars film series
Their Star Wars series will be separate from the upcoming Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy and the episodic Skywalker saga. The duo said in a statement they are “so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.” No word yet on if their Star Wars work will impact their controversial Confederate slavery drama project that they’ve been working on for HBO. According to Variety, “HBO declined to comment on the future of that series.”
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Peter Dinklage: Game of Thrones fans are “stretching the limit” by drawing Tyrion theories from my Doritos Super Bowl ad
“I love every single theory the fans of our show have, because they’re so much fun,” Dinklage tells The Huffington Post of the theories drawn from his Super Bowl ad. “They get to show the dedication and love they have for the show, but you have to understand that it is a Doritos commercial… It’s not Game of Thrones. So (fans) are sort of stretching the limit with that theory when you’re branching out to Frito-Lay commercials. But I say that with all love and respect. Please, I love them. I love the fan theories that they have until the show is finally over.”
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 8:51AM EST
Did Peter Dinklage’s Doritos Super Bowl ad reveal a Game of Thrones spoiler?
The Super Bowl ad fueled speculation that Tyrion Lannister is secretly a Targaryen.
Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
Fire and Fury Trump White House TV series should model itself after Game of Thrones
With Michael Wolff’s bestselling book slated to hit the small screen, Variety's Sonia Saraiya sees some startling similarities between its depiction of the Trump White House and the world of the HBO mega-hit. “The show that Fire and Fury is most like is HBO’s Game of Thrones,” she says. “The fantasy-drama series is about the dysfunctional inner dynamics of the most powerful families in the world, and how those relationships intersect with the power and policy governing an entire nation. Wolff creates a narrative footnoted by stints in Ivy League institutions and tours in multinational corporations, which may as well be their own ultra-privileged fantasy world. Even the title evokes A Song of Ice and Fire, with its florid elementals; Wolff’s own name seems cribbed from the fan site westeros.net.”
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Aaron Rodgers won’t “confirm or deny” whether he’ll be on Game of Thrones’ final season
The NFL quarterback may or may not be joking about appearing on Game of Thrones, but he said he’d be willing to do some nudity to appear on the HBO series. ALSO: Watch Peyton read “Mean Tweets" in a preview of tonight's Jimmy Kimmel Live! segment.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
An obsessive Game of Thrones fan may have filmed a major final season spoiler
Watch the footage apparently shot of the HBO series’ set. ALSO: Bud Light's "Dilly Dilly" Super Bowl ad looks like it's straight out of Game of Thrones.
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 7:46PM EST
Maisie Williams: My Game of Thrones premiere date quote is "completely false"
"Just a tweet letting you know this game of thrones release date 'quote' I've supposedly given is completely false and taken from an interview I did years ago," Williams tweeted of the British newspaper Metro interview that quoted her saying the final season will wrap filming in December and premiere in April 2019. HBO hasn't yet announced a premiere date for Season 8, saying only that it will air sometime in 2019
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 5:56PM EST
Maisie Williams: Expect Game of Thrones to return in April 2019
"We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April (2019),” Williams revealed in an interview with the British newspaper Metro. As TV Line points out, the final season had been expected to wrap by midsummer. So a December wrap date would stretch filming through the entire year. HBO has yet to confirm Game of Thrones’ final season timetable. Meanwhile, Williams adds: “That's a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. There's a lot that goes into the final edit. You would not want to rush this season at all. We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities."
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
Game of Thrones’ “shame”-chanting Hannah Waddingham joins Syfy’s Krypton
Waddington will be the first female to play the traditionally male character of Jax-Ur, one of Krypton’s greatest scientists. She is best known as the pious, bell-ringing Septa Unella on the HBO drama.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 1:23PM EST
Maisie Williams worries about being stereotyped for her looks after Game of Thrones
"It's only now I'm starting to realize the characters that are available to me because of the way I look and the characters that aren't available to me," Williams told The Irish Times. "It's a very shallow industry. And I don't look like someone who is cast in roles that are, well, sexualized."
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 9:15PM EST
Jason Momoa: I had trouble finding work after Game of Thrones because people thought I couldn’t speak English
"Yeah, not a lot of people thought I spoke English. It was very challenging," Momoa tells Jimmy Fallon of his convincing Dothraki language skills. Momoa says he didn’t know about the false perception until he met Fred Armisen, who was stunned that he spoke English.