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Have you seen Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton discuss bikini waxes on Moviefone’s Unscripted? If so, you know that Diaz has promised to teach Upton how to give herself one, but also that the media tour for their film The Other Woman has been an entertaining one. Diaz and Mann stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM 105) to talk with “Women on Pop” hosts Melissa Maerz and Sara Vilkomerson about the revenge comedy’s spot in the “9 to 5 genre,” the best way to get over a cheater in real life (bonus: Mann outs a guy who crossed her »
- Mandi Bierly
With the fourth season of Game of Thrones now in full swing, HBO has released synopses and titles for episodes 5, 6 and 7 of the epic fantasy series…
Season 4, Episode 5 – ‘First of His Name’
Season 4, Episode 6 – ‘The Laws of Gods and Men’
Season 4, Episode 7 – ‘Mockingbird’
Tyrion enlists an unlikely ally. Daario (Michiel Huisman) entreats Dany to allow him to do what he does best. Jon’s warnings about the Wall’s vulnerability fall on deaf ears. Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) follows a new lead on the road with Pod (Daniel Portman).
Game of Thrones airs on Sunday nights »
- Gary Collinson
Sneak Peek titles and synopsis from upcoming episodes of "Game Of Thrones" :
Episode #35: "First of His Name"
Debut: May 4, 2014 :
Episode #36: "The Laws of Gods and Men"
Debut: May 11, 2014:
Episode #37: "Mockingbird"
Debut: May 18, 2014
"...Tyrion enlists an unlikely ally. 'Daario' (Michiel Huisman) entreats Dany to allow him to do what he does best. Jon’s warnings about the Wall’s vulnerability fall on deaf ears. 'Brienne' (Gwendoline Christie) follows a »
- Michael Stevens
Games of Thrones on Sunday depicted Lannister twins Jamie (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena Headey) mourning the loss of their eldest son Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) over his body in the sept. Before long, Jamie was forcing himself on his sister at the base of the altar on top of which rested their dead son.
Game of Thrones Rape?
Fans of the show were made uncomfortable by the scene, and many fans of the books were outraged by the scene, claiming that it departed from George R. R. Martin’s book in all the wrong ways. In the book, many claimed, things went down in a far more consensual nature that what David Benioff and D.B. Weiss put forth in the HBO show.
However, book readers may have been exercising their selective memories as Cersei says, “No,” to Jamie in the books as well.
“‘No,’ she said weakly when his lips moved down her neck, »
"That was pretty intense." Understatement of the TV season much?! That's what Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer had to say to E! News about the controversial rape scene that went down between Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in the HBO hit's latest episode. And while the scene on its own was already shocking, given that the brother and sister had sex next to their dead son, King Joffrey's (Jack Gleeson) corpse, the fact that it was originally a consensual sex scene in the books that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss decided to change for the small screen made it even more so. And similar to fans of the series, Dormer reveals to E! News' Alicia Quarles that her »
Season 4 Episode 5: “First of His Name” Sunday, May 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. Et/Pt) Cersei (Lena Headey) and Tywin (Charles Dance) plot the Crown’s next move. Dany (Emilia Clarke) discusses future plans. Jon (Kit Harington) embarks on a new mission. Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michelle MacLaren. Season 4 Episode 6: “The Laws of Gods and Men” Sunday, May 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. Et/Pt) Stannis (Stephen Dillane) and Davos (Liam Cunningham) set sail with a new strategy. Dany meets with supplicants. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) faces down his father in the throne room. Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Alik Sakharov. Season 4 Episode 7: “Mockingbird” Sunday, May 18 (9:00-10:00 p.m. Et/Pt) Tyrion enlists an unlikely ally. Daario (Michiel Huisman) entreats Dany to allow him to do what he does best. Jon’s warnings about the Wall’s vulnerability fall on deaf ears. »
Exceptional Minds, the first vocational school for young autistic professionals in digital fields, is partnering with the nonprofit organization behind “Sesame Street” for an initiative spreading autism awareness. The school will be working to develop, implement and disseminate resources for Sesame Workshop's “See Amazing in All Children” campaign. According to Exceptional Minds spokesperson Dee McVicker, the partnership will be open ended. See video: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Lena Headey Stops by ‘Sesame Street’ (Video) “he possibilities are far reaching,” McVicker told TheWrap. “Exceptional Minds is a working studio, so we do post-production work, digital animation, storyboards, that sort of thing. »
- L.A. Ross
"The Game of Thrones" controversy continues. "A Song of Ice and Fire" creator George R.R. Martin weighed in yesterday about Sunday's controversial episode which featured a rape scene which was dramatically altered from the book. The scene in question finds sibling-lovers Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) having sex in front of their son's corpse in a religious sept. In Martin's book, the act is inherently disturbing, but still consensual. The HBO version -- from showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff -- rendered it indisputably non-consensual, with Cersei repeating "no," and Jamie responding "I don't care." Many fans were upset at the change, which alters the Jamie character's character arc, and seems to underline accusations of the show's misogyny. Martin took to his blog to address the controversy, detailing the differences between the book and the adaptation. He also distances himself from the TV version, noting that Benioff, »
- Dave Lewis
The producers of HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones found themselves in coming in for criticism with the latest episode of the show, ‘Breaker of Chains‘, which deviated from George R.R. Martin’s source material by having Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) rape his sister and lover Cersei (Lena Headey) next to the corpse of their incestuous offspring Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson).
Although director Alex Graves has since told Vulture that the sex “was meant to be consensual”, it certainly didn’t come across like that in the episode, with fans subsequently criticising the show for messing with Jaime’s arc (especially after he’s just lost a hand preventing a rape). Well, Martin himself has now weighed in on the subject, posting his feelings on his official LiveJournal:
I think the “butterfly effect” that I have spoken of so often was at work here. In the novels, Jaime »
- Gary Collinson
Life in Westeros can be dizzyingly bleak for any family, regardless of wealth or stature. In the wake of last week’s episode (which has gone viral now so chances are you all know), the poisoning of King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) has draped doubt and sorrow across King’s Landing and has seen Master of Coin Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) slammed in a dingy, foul-smelling cell to await trial for murder.
The mood certainly isn’t lifted in this third episode, but the quality continues in abundance, as do the shocks. As Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) orders for the borders of King’s Landing to be locked down, Lady Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) is quickly rushed away to safety and placed on-board a vessel with trademark slimeball Lord Petyr “Littlefinger” Balish (Aiden Gillen). Whilst her life is deemed out of jeopardy, her fleeing acts only place more fingers of blame »
- Chris Haydon
News Simon Brew 22 Apr 2014 - 07:14
This contains major spoilers for Game Of Thrones season 4 episode 3.
Few shows have an ability to ignite the internet in the manner Game Of Thrones can at the moment. And in this particular instance, it was about a scene in the latest episode, which we're not going to discuss until the other side of the picture. If you keep scrolling down, you're in spoiler territory.
The controversy has come as a result of the sex scene that took place in the latest episode, between Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena Headey). Specifically, in George R R Martin's A Storm Of Swords, the brother and sister's act appeared consensual. In the television adaptation, it did not.
As such, there's been debate about whether we're »
The following post contains spoilers from last night’s episode of Game of Thrones and the books. If you have not seen "Breaker of Chains," leave now. Earlier today, we spoke to episode director Alex Graves about the controversial sex scene (read: rape scene) on last night's Game of Thrones, in which Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) forces himself on his sister Cersei (Lena Headey) in the presence of their dead son. This afternoon, author George R.R. Martin took the time to address the episode in the comments section of his blog, making a distinction between book Jaime — for whom the scene plays out much more ambiguously — and show Jaime, who is admittedly not the nice, bear-pit-plunging hero that we thought he was.I think the "butterfly effect" that I have spoken of so often was at work here. In the novels, Jaime is not present at Joffrey's death, and indeed, »
- Anna Silman
Game of Thrones fans are used to being shocked by deadly plot twists. But Sunday night’s episode divided viewers in a very different way with an incestuous rape scene. In the fourth season’s third episode, titled “Breaker of Chains,” Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) forces himself on his former lover/sister Cersei (Lena Headey) while they’re beside the corpse of their murdered son (Jack Gleeson).
Back in September, Coster-Waldau described the scene to EW as “a very dark encounter, passionate encounter” and explained that “on a visceral emotional level, she feels disgusted by his hand. It goes from bad to worse. »
- James Hibberd
Westeros' creator is finally weighing in. Warning, spoilers ahead! Sunday night's outing of Game of Thrones left fans of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series shocked (and slightly pissed off) after watching a sex scene between brother and sister Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena Headey) Lannister—who um, reconnect next to their son King Joffrey's (Jack Gleeson) corpse—go down in a completely different way than in the book. In A Storm of Swords, the sex was written as consensual; on the TV show, which the ep's director described as "horrifying," Jaime rapes Cersei, who tells him to stop. "I don't care," he responds. Now, in the »
Writers: David Benioff, D. B Wiess.
Directors: Alex Graves.
Synopsis: The fallout from the purple wedding continues with Tyrion forced to reassess his situation. Meanwhile Daenerys picks her champion.
And breathe. After a year away Game Of Thrones is finally back on our TV screens. After last years Red Wedding debacle we at Thn decided that this show should not be watched without a support network, so this year we will be here to hold your hand through the fourth series of the show.
Rejoice, last weeks episode wasn’t an elaborate tease, Joffrey is indeed dead. The episode opens with a shot of his definitely dead body. But who killed him?
Breaker of Chains begins with Tyrion being taken into custody, and Cersei screaming that Sansa be found. »
- Kat Smith
The following post contains spoilers from last night’s episode of Game of Thrones and the book series. You’ve been warned.So that happened. In last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, Jaime (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena Headey) had sex next to Joffrey’s corpse, and today the internet is trying to make sense of it. Was it rape? Some, including Vulture’s Margaret Lyons, are saying yes. The episode’s director is saying it was “consensual by the end.” As written by George R. R. Martin in A Storm of Swords, the scene is told in a chapter narrated by Jaime from his point of view, and it depicts Cersei as appearing to retain her agency. Last night’s episode, which ended on Cersei saying “It’s not right” and Jaime replying, “I don’t care,” leaves more room for debate. What did the show intend? »
- Denise Martin
As an immensely popular but not especially profound show, "Game of Thrones" tends to prompt conversation that's more widespread than it is enlightening: The amount of words recappers have devoted to evaluating the recasting of Daario Naharis seems like a bit of a giveaway. (Coming Soon: "Take Our 'Who's Your Favorite Gregor Clegane?' Quiz!") But last night's episode, "Breaker of Chains" has sparked an involved and fascinating discussion about the's show's studied amorality, and especially how it deals with sexual violence."Did 'Game of Thrones' Finally Go Too Far?" asked Charlie Jane Anders at io9 , which is not the kind of question you ask when the answer is "No." The scene that sent Anders over the edge is one in which Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) rapes his sister, Cersei (Lena Headey) in the Sept of Baelor. "Even with all the other terrible things this show has made us watch, »
- Sam Adams
Welcome back to the Game of Thrones TV Book Club, a discussion space for Thrones viewers who have also read the five books (so far) of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. This week, Darren Franich and Hillary Busis talk disturbing sex scenes, the value of adaptive changes, and just why Davos deserves better than his TV treatment. (You know there’ll be spoilers for the books and the show, right?) For more Thrones fun, check out James Hibberd’s full recap of “Breaker of Chains” and his interview with newly returned Thrones star Aidan Gillen. »
- EW staff
Spoilers Ahead For "Game Of Thrones" S4 E3 Episode: "Breaker Of Chains"
Last night's third episode of the fourth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" had some scenes that will be talked about, such as a wilding attack in which a young boy watches his slain mother and father being cut up for cannibals.
Yet it is one disturbing scene in particular that is drawing quite a bit of notice for both its shock value and its departure from the books.
The act in question? Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) rapes his grieving sister and lover Cersei (Lena Headey) in a sept (basically a church) right next to the body of their dead son Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) lying on an altar. It wasn't on top of the corpse, but it looked like it could have gone that way at one point.
The scene in question is in the books, but on »
- Garth Franklin
Anyone else suffering from Ptgotssd (post traumatic Game of Thrones sex scene disorder) this morning? Sunday night's all-new episode of Game of Thrones tackled the aftermath of King Joffrey's (Jack Gleeson) sudden and deliberate death at the Purple Wedding. Naturally Cersei (Lena Heady) was a complete and total wreck, and while she was somberly looking over her dead son's body, her brother (and the father of her son) Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) approached and started to make love with his sister—with Joffrey's cold corpse less than a foot away. But wait, it gets worse. While book fans remember this scene to be a consensual moment, Jaime forced himself upon Cersei despite her demands to stop. »
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