11:05 AM EDT 04/25/2013
Game of Thrones
Originally posted 04/17/2013 02:10PM
Peter Dinklage may not be a typical Hollywood star. But he certainly faces the thrills and challenges of being a huge celebrity – as evidenced by his being mobbed by admirers.
"Game of Thrones fans are the nicest people ever, but a thousand nice people coming at me gives me claustrophobia," the actor, who plays Tyrion Lannister on HBO's hit fantasy series, tells Playboy in a new interview.
"I can't wear a pair of sunglasses and pull my hat down and just disappear. I'm 4½ feet tall, so I sort of stand out."
Originally posted 04/07/2013 04:20PM
HBO's Game of Thrones, now at the start of its third season, seems to have been weighted into a catapult and sent soaring through the air: What was already a massive hit has become a buzzed-about, addictive phenomenon.
The show is – as one says, of such epic productions – teeming with characters. It swarms with plots, subplots and side-plots. If you missed the first two seasons, you might be afraid to just jump in. Don't be.
Just remember that everyone's motive is essentially the same: Win the Iron Throne and control all the kingdoms. (Think of Jerry Seinfeld chasing down the marble rye, but there are hundred of Jerrys and only one loaf.)
Oh, and everyone wants to avoid being brutally slaughtered.
You'll be hooked fast enough, and you'll develop your own set of obsessions to anticipate each week. These are mine:
Originally posted 04/01/2013 09:10AM
Listen up, ladies – to get Game of Thrones heartthrob Kit Harington's attention or maybe even his phone number, you'll need to have a joke or two handy.
"The main thing that I look for in a woman is humor," Harington, 26, told PEOPLE at the opening of the Game of Thrones exhibition in New York.
"She could be the most good looking, famous, wealthy and intelligent person, but if she can't laugh and doesn't have a sense of humor, I'm afraid she's not the one for me."
Originally posted 03/31/2013 05:30PM
Though she portrays fan favorite Arya Stark, actress Maisie Williams admits there are drawbacks to the role.
"I am a tomboy, but maybe not as far as Arya," Williams told PEOPLE at the opening of a Game of Thrones exhibit sponsored by HBO and Time Warner Cable in New York City.
"She likes to play in the mud and stuff, which I do like to do, but I quite like to get it clean as soon as possible."
Originally posted 01/25/2013 02:25PM
Being diagnosed with terminal cancer has given actor and musician Wilko Johnson the desire to finally stop and smell the roses.
The Game of Thrones actor, 65, who is aware "death is upon me," tells U.K. Radio 4's Front Row that upon hearing the news of his condition, he left the doctor's office and oddly felt "an elation of spirit."
Says Johnson, "You're walking along and suddenly you're vividly alive. You're looking at the trees and the sky and everything, and it's just, 'Whoa. I am actually a miserable person.' I've spent most of my life moping in depressions and things, but this has all lifted."
Originally posted 01/10/2013 04:15PM
Wilko Johnson, the former guitarist for '70s band Dr. Feelgood and current actor on Game of Thrones, has terminal cancer, his manager has revealed.
"I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas. He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy," his manager Robert Hoy wrote in a post on Johnson's Facebook page Wednesday.
"He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity."
Originally posted 09/25/2012 06:00AM
Winter is coming!
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage and Richard Madden kicked off the Emmys with a work out in Beverly Hills on Sunday morning.
Hours before the big awards show, the pair, who play prominent members of dueling families on HBO's hit fantasy drama, were spotted at the fitness center at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Dinklage, who earned a nomination for his role as Tyrion Lannister, jogged on the treadmill as Madden, who plays King in the North Robb Stark lifted weights.
"Richard was really working up a sweat!" an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
While Dinklage didn't take home an award, Game of Thrones did win Emmys for outstanding sound editing for a series, outstanding sound mixing for a comedy or drama series, outstanding special visual effects, outstanding art direction for a single-camera series, outstanding costumes for a series and outstanding makeup (non-prosthetic) for a single-camera series.
Originally posted 09/22/2012 04:30PM
Only the accountants at Ernst & Young – the official vote-counters for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – know who will take home an Emmy during Sunday's ceremony.
Until then it's anyone's guess. But we can tell you which Emmy nominees are getting the most buzz among 170.89 million Facebook users in the U.S.
Based on the number of "Likes" and the number of mentions on the social networking site, it seems Sofia Vergara is a fan favorite. The Modern Family star leads over Kristen Wiig, Mayim Bialik, Julie Bowen, Merritt Wever and Kathryn Joosten for the supporting comedy actress category.
Originally posted 08/27/2012 10:15AM
Have Game of Thrones costars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie taken their blossoming love story south of the wall?
The pair enjoyed a dinner date at London's Rossopomodoro restaurant earlier this month, and engaged in a little PDA at the table, according to TMZ.com.
Seems the couple's on-screen chemistry, as Jon Snow and Ygritte, may have spilled over into real life.
Originally posted 07/25/2012 08:00PM
Lena Headey is single again.
The actress, who plays the villainous queen Cersei Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones, filed for divorce from musician Peter Loughran on July 20, according to court documents filed in L.A. Superior County Court.
Headey, 38, cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
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