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Cersei Lannister Wants That First Impression Rose! Lena Headey Reads Bachelor Insults as Her Game of Thrones Character

Originally posted 01/26/2016 11:30AM

[CUSTOM_PLAYER_BRIGHTCOVE "4721986613001" "450" "600"] Queen Cersei Lannister may see love as a weakness, but it's clear she'd take no prisoners to nab a coveted rose from The Bachelor's Ben Higgins.

Westeros and reality television collided on Monday when Game of Thrones star Lena Headey embodied her steely character to dish out a tongue-lashing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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The Best Part of Snagging an Emmy This Year? Winners Were Treated to McDonald's Fries Backstage (PHOTO)

The Best Part of Snagging an Emmy This Year? Winners Were Treated to McDonald's Fries Backstage (PHOTO)

Originally posted 09/21/2015 03:15PM

The burger chain provided fries for celebrities backstage to promote their all-day breakfast

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Lena Headey Welcomes Daughter, Says She's Fallen in 'Unconditional Heartbreaking Divine Love'

Lena Headey Welcomes Daughter, Says She's Fallen in 'Unconditional Heartbreaking Divine Love'

Originally posted 07/10/2015 05:10PM

The Games of Thrones star has welcomed her second child

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FROM EW: Lena Headey's Nude Walk of Shame Body Double from Game of Thrones Speaks Out | Game of Thrones, Lena Headey

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FROM EW: Lena Headey's Nude Walk of Shame Body Double from Game of Thrones Speaks Out

Originally posted 06/18/2015 06:10PM

Actress Rebecca Van Cleave breaks silence on that bold, three-day performance

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Game of Thrones Finale Recap: 'Mother's Mercy'

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Game of Thrones Finale Recap: 'Mother's Mercy'

Originally posted 06/14/2015 11:05PM

Six. Six Game of Thrones characters died in the season 5 finale, "Mother's Mercy." And one of those deaths marks arguably the show's greatest character loss yet (we felt every gut stab). Oh, and Arya (Maisie Williams) is blind. Shireen (Kerry Ingram) is still dead. Cersei (Lena Headey) just totally redefined a term for walking home after a hookup. And –

There is so much more. The finale followed two extreme, full-throttle episodes, and some may have expected Sunday's episode to take a breather and hit the brakes. Instead, Thrones continued the same relentless pace and emotional magnitude for its finale. Taken together, the last three hours of the season were incredible in their scope, ambition and narrative significance. While Thrones has been playing at a higher level in terms of its production values than the rest of television for years, I have a difficult time thinking of any series that – purely on a storytelling level – has had a triple-episode arc as intense as the past few weeks.

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Is Daenerys Winning Game of Thrones? | Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones: Who's Winning, Anyway?

Originally posted 06/12/2015 10:45AM

The show is called Game of Thrones, and it stands to reason that at some point there will be a winner to this game.

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Game of Thrones Recap: 'The Dance of Dragons'

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Game of Thrones Recap: 'The Dance of Dragons'

Originally posted 06/08/2015 09:05AM

This is a Game of Thrones recap I have wanted to write for a long time.

Dany (Emilia Clarke) escaping the Daznak fighting pit while riding Drogon is one of the most exciting and climactic moments in George R.R. Martin's novels.

And the death of Shireen (Kerry Ingram) – which is not in the novels – is one of the most horrifying sequences in the show's history (and something I've been privately obsessing over since first hearing about it).

Thrones has always excelled at giving us moments of terror and triumph, but seldom have the highs and lows ever been so extreme, or come so quickly on top of each other, than in the past few episodes. We've had hugs and euphoria – Dany meets Tyrion (Peter Dinklage)! Jon's (Kit Harington) epic Hardhome battle! – and gut-punches and sadness – Ser Barristan (Ian McElhinney) dies, Sansa (Sophie Turner) is assaulted. And then tonight, in rapid succession, we witnessed the profoundly disturbing murder of an innocent child, and then saw the glory of a queen reclaiming her destiny – two scenes that could easily serve as the climax of an entire season on any other show, though it's tough to imagine any other series pulling them off as masterfully as Thrones did here (with the help of director David Nutter, who previously helmed season 3's Red Wedding episode).

I have a lot to say about the Shireen scene in particular. So I'm going to break my usual format and start with the scene I most want to talk about first, and then we'll recap the rest ...

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Game of Thrones Recap: 'Hardhome'

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Game of Thrones Recap: 'Hardhome'

Originally posted 05/31/2015 11:05PM

Valyrian steel FTW! Bet you didn't know Valyrian steel can kill White Walkers, did you? Heck, even George R.R. Martin might not know that, given how this season has taken so many unexpected detours from the source material. Maybe crossbows and lemoncakes kill them too, you just never know until you try.

And so at last, we come to the big battle episode of season 5 – and you probably didn't even know there was a big battle episode in season 5. Unlike the Battle of the Blackwater in season 2 or the Battle of Castle Black in season 4, tonight's Hardhome fight was a surprise to the characters and the audience too since nobody ever knows what those unstoppable White Walkers are up to (maybe Thrones should give the Night's King his own sympathetic storyline in season 6 – then he’d really be in danger of getting killed off).

The structure of this episode was unusual too, with roughly half the episode your usual tasty Thrones-ian buffet of storylines – with Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Dany's (Emilia Clarke) banter as one supremely delectable appetizer – then the second half suddenly gave us a big beefy entree of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) slaying White Walkers for nearly 30 minutes.

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Lena Headey Is Having a Girl – Read Her Inspiring Message to Her Daughter

Lena Headey Is Having a Girl – Read Her Inspiring Message to Her Daughter

Originally posted 05/26/2015 04:30PM

The actress is expecting her second child, a daughter, this summer

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