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Gaming Tycoon Is Dead After Poisoning
Former Gaming Company
Exec Sentenced to Death

Former Gaming Company Exec Sentenced to Death

Chinese court says Xu Yao killed Yoozoo Games founder Lin Qi over business dispute

(Newser) - A former executive at one of China's biggest gaming companies has been sentenced to death for murdering the firm's founder. A court in Shanghai said Friday that Yoozoo Games exec Xu Yao poisoned the food of Lin Qi because of a dispute over how the business was run,...

House of the Dragon Has a Fiery Debut

'Game of Thrones' prequel has biggest HBO debut ever, briefly crashes HBO Max

(Newser) - Almost 10 million viewers were on hand for the Sunday night premiere of House of the Dragon on HBO, the largest audience the network has ever seen for a new series debut. The Game of Thrones prequel, however, did not match the 17.9 million who tuned in to the...

Emilia Clarke: Parts of My Brain 'No Longer Usable'

'It's remarkable that I am able to speak' after aneurysms, actor says

(Newser) - Emilia Clarke says she's missing "quite a bit" of her brain after two painful brain aneurysms. Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen on HBO's Game of Thrones, previously wrote about suffering the life-threatening aneurysms in 2011 and 2013. The first, coming just as she'd finished wrapping up...

Game of Thrones Saga May Not Be Over Yet

HBO is developing a sequel centered on Jon Snow, with actor Kit Harrington expected back

(Newser) - The last time Game of Thrones fans saw Jon Snow, he was headed out of Westeros with the wildlings in the series finale after being exiled. However, the Hollywood Reporter says fans apparently haven't seen the last of him. The outlet reports that HBO is developing a sequel centering...

Game of Thrones Characters Are Headed to the Stage

Play due on Broadway in 2023 will portray 'The Great Tourney'

(Newser) - A Game of Thrones prequel re-creating a mysterious event in Westeros history is being developed for the stage. George RR Martin is working on the story, a dramatization of the Great Tourney at Harrenhal, said to have been held 16 years before the happenings in the HBO series. The idea...

Surprising Admission From Game of Thrones Star
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Surprising Admission From Game of Thrones Star

Jason Momoa says his family was 'starving,' 'completely in debt' after 'GoT' gig ended

(Newser) - Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo could pillage a village if he was ever down on his luck. Jason Momoa, the actor who played the imposing Game of Thrones character, didn't have that option, however, when he suddenly found himself out of work, and out of cash, when Drogo was killed...

Another GOT Baby Is Coming
Jon Snow Is Pregnant 

Jon Snow Is Pregnant

Well, 'GOT' actors Rose Leslie, Kit Harington are expecting

(Newser) - Winter is coming, and with it comes a visit from the stork for Game of Thrones' doomed lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte, also known as non-doomed lovers Kit Harington and Rose Leslie in real life. The actors, who met on the set of the HBO hit show in 2012 and...

She Went From Bond Girl to Game of Thrones
She Was the Only Bond
Girl to Get Him to the Altar

She Was the Only Bond Girl to Get Him to the Altar

Award-winning actress Diana Rigg, also known for 'Avengers,' 'Game of Thrones' roles, dead at 82

(Newser) - Dame Diana Rigg, a Tony and Emmy award winner, has died at age 82. She's perhaps best known of late for her turn as Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones. But the British actress enjoyed a decades-spanning career in theater, film, and television, following her breakout role as...

HBO: House of the Dragon Will Be Launched in 2022

Game of Thrones prequel is still being written

(Newser) - Game of Thrones fans are going to have to wait a while for more from Westeros. HBO president of programming Casey Bloys says prequel House of the Dragon is still being written, but his guess is that it will premiere "sometime in 2022." Bloys tell Deadline that there...

Emilia Clarke Changes Rules for Fans After Panic Attack

Actress will sign something but not pose for selfies

(Newser) - Emilia Clarke said she was walking through an airport when a panic attack, brought on by exhaustion, struck. "I was on my own, I was on the phone to my mum saying, 'I feel like I can't breathe, I don’t know what's going on,'...

This Is What We Googled Most in 2019
The 10 Most-Googled
Terms of the Year

The 10 Most-Googled Terms of the Year

Disney Plus tops the list, and yes, 'Baby Yoda' makes an appearance on a sub-list

(Newser) - What did Americans want to know about this year? Google is letting us know via its annual list of the most-searched-for terms in the US:
  1. Disney Plus : Disney's addition to the ever-growing list of streaming services tops the list for 2019.
  2. Cameron Boyce : The Disney Channel star was found

A Confession About That Game of Thrones Coffee Cup

Emilia Clarke says Varys actor Conleth Hill admitted cup was his

(Newser) - Don't blame Emilia Clarke for that rogue coffee cup that had to edited out of a final-season episode of Game of Thrones. "It was Conleth's coffee cup," the actress announced Wednesday on The Tonight Show , referring to actor Conleth Hill, who played eunuch Varys in the...

HBO Confirms New Game of Thrones Prequel

But another one might be dead

(Newser) - Game of Thrones fans are definitely getting a prequel, according to HBO—although it may not be the one they were expecting. HBO president of programming Casey Bloys confirmed Tuesday that the network had ordered the series House of the Dragon, which will be set around 300 years before the...

Never Mind: Game of Thrones Showrunners Quit Star Wars

David Benioff, DB Weiss say they need to focus on their Netflix projects

(Newser) - Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss were accused by many fans of rushing through the end of their HBO show to get to their next project, a 2022 Star Wars film that was to be the first in a series. But in what the Hollywood Reporter refers...

Retired Series Could Go Out on Top Tonight
Retired Series Could Go
Out on Top Tonight
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Retired Series Could Go Out on Top Tonight

Veep , Game of Thrones are up for final Emmys

(Newser) - Tonight's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will have no host, but there will be familiar faces. Game of Thrones and Veep—top HBO shows that aired their final episodes earlier this year—are up for best drama and best comedy series, NBC reports. GOT has already won a record 57...

George RR Martin: HBO's GOT Wasn't 'Very Good for Me'

Author says now that show's over, it's more 'freeing' to conclude his writing of 6th, 7th books in series

(Newser) - Although the rest of us may still be in withdrawal mode after the end of Game of Thrones, there's one person who's very glad the HBO series is finally over. That would be George RR Martin, the author of the books the show was based on, who calls...

3 GOT Actors Up for Emmys Submitted Themselves

Gwendoline Christie's Instagram reaction to her nod is priceless

(Newser) - All seven Game of Thrones actors submitted for Emmy consideration by HBO received nominations Tuesday—but so too did three performers HBO hadn't campaigned for. The nods to Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), and Carice van Houten (Melisandre)—all self-submitted—apparently surprised the show's...

Game of Thrones Just Broke Emmy Record Set in 1994

Final season grabs 32 nominations

(Newser) - HBO's Game of Thrones earned a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, per the AP . The show's total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by NYPD Blue in 1994. If Game of Thrones successfully defends its best drama series title...

Lena Headey Reveals the Cersei Scene We Didn't See

The penultimate episode of 'Game of Thrones' could have included 'great moment'

(Newser) - Yes, spoilers ahead: Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey has already come out and said she wished Cersei Lannister had experienced "a better death," telling the Guardian she was "kind of gutted" by her character's demise under a pile of falling rocks. She specified to Entertainment ...

Game of Thrones Star Seeks Help for 'Personal Issues'

Kit Harington checked into wellness retreat weeks ago

(Newser) - The end of Game of Thrones hit star Kit Harington very hard, friends say. Sources tell Page Six that the 32-year-old actor, who played Jon Snow, checked into a luxury treatment facility in Connecticut almost a month ago and is being treated for stress, exhaustion, and alcohol issues. "He...

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