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Game of Thrones Star Warns Fans to 'Be Prepared for the Worst' in Season 5 Premiere

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Game of Thrones Star Warns Fans to 'Be Prepared for the Worst' in Season 5 Premiere

Originally posted 03/20/2015 09:25AM

Take the themes of love, power and revenge – stir in two gruesome murders, a prophecy of death and enough sexual innuendo to burn down the whole of Westeros – and there you have the first episode of Game of Thrones season 5 (spoiler alert).

Everyone's favorite naughty dwarf, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), is safe after killing his dad and his lover and getting smuggled out of Westeros by Varys (Conleth Hill). Varys tries to persuade Tyrion to follow a new leader: "Westeros needs to be saved from itself," Varys says. He seems to favor the white-haired beauty Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) as a contender for the throne.

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere: 'There's Some Really Dark Stuff Coming'

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere: 'There's Some Really Dark Stuff Coming'

Originally posted 03/19/2015 07:20AM

Send a raven. Game of Thrones is back.

And there couldn't possibly have been a more fitting location for Wednesday night's season 5 world premiere than the Tower of London.

Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer and Charles Dance were among the stars from the acclaimed HBO fantasy drama who brought Westeros to London, where the walls of the "Bloody Tower" were emblazoned with illuminated projections of dragons and flames that flickered along the red carpet.

Even the much-coveted Iron Throne found its way to to the historic fortress, which just happens to be circled by ravens – though not the three-eyed kind.

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Game of Thrones Preps Cast for 7th Season

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Game of Thrones Preps Cast for 7th Season

Originally posted 10/30/2014 01:00PM

Yes, George R. R. Martin, we know that every man must die. But that doesn't make the deaths on Game of Thrones any less painful to watch. Fortunately, HBO just made sure that many of the fan favorites could stay around for a lot longer.

The principal stars of the hit HBO drama – who include Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) – signed new contracts to keep them around for a potential seventh and final season (and give them massive raises), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau: 'I Was the Biggest Failure in the History of Hollywood'

Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau: 'I Was the Biggest Failure in the History of Hollywood'

Originally posted 04/29/2014 09:05AM

The Game of Thrones and Other Woman star on his big break, family and Jaime's new hand

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on The Other Woman, the Iron Throne and More

Originally posted 04/27/2014 06:15PM

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau might be used to the Iron Throne, but his latest role involves a different kind of throne.

Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones, is pivoting to a more comic role in The Other Woman that involves its fair share of potty humor. But Coster-Waldau is more of a fan of The Other Woman's raunchy humor than you might expect the man behind Jaime Lannister to be.

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Is The Other Woman an Affair to Remember? PEOPLE's Review | The Other Woman, Cameron Diaz

See This/Skip That: From The Other Woman to Locke

Originally posted 04/25/2014 03:45PM

One man versus three women: That's the box-office showdown this weekend, which pits Tom Hardy's man-in-a-car solo showcase Locke against the jilted-gals comedy The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Shows Off Spanking Injury from Kate Upton (VIDEO) | Chelsea Handler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Shows Off Spanking Injury from Kate Upton

Originally posted 04/11/2014 08:30AM

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau may play expert swordsman Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones, but Kate Upton managed to leave the actor with an on-set battle wound.

Coster-Waldau stopped by Chelsea Lately Thursday night to discuss his new movie, The Other Woman, and showed off a baseball-size bruise he sustained while filming an "intimate" moment with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue favorite.

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PHOTO: Game of Thrones Stars Get All Cleaned Up

Game of Thrones Stars Get All Cleaned Up

Originally posted 05/20/2012 11:00AM

HBO's Game of Thrones features a roster of down and dirty men – guys like mud-soaked Jaime Lannister – but they clean up rather nicely.

The latest issue of VMAN magazine features the actor who plays Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, looking more like Prince Charming.

Whether his King-slaying character is dirtied and beaten-down or scrubbed up for the palace, playing him is a joy, the actor says.

"Working on Game of Thrones isn't difficult – it's challenging, which is great," he tells VMAN. "When you do a show where the writing is weak, it's difficult. But on Game of Thrones we have such brilliant writing. The challenge here is to not f––– it up."

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Game of Thrones: Four Moments That Got Fans' Blood Pumping | Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones: The Best Moments of the Season 2 Premiere

Originally posted 04/01/2012 10:05PM

The long summer is ending, winter is coming, and don't even think about spring. The second season of HBO's thrilling fantasy drama Game of Thrones has arrived.

Episode one, "The North Remembers," was a typically seat-of-your-pants, edge-of-your-seat tour of the geography of Westeros, from deserts to ice-bound forests, as we witnessed rival camps preparing to go to war for the Iron Throne.

Here are the developments (spoiler alert) that most intrigued me and will have me hooked for the whole season:

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Which Game of Thrones Storyline Are You Most Anxiously Awaiting?

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Game of Thrones Returns! Which Storyline Are You Most Anxiously Awaiting?

Originally posted 03/30/2012 07:15PM

When Game of Thrones concluded its first season last June, viewers were left wondering about the fate its characters and their quest for the coveted Iron Throne.

Now, with the show's highly anticipated second season premiering Sunday (9 p.m. ET) on HBO, Westeros watchers will finally get to see what will happen next for the kingdom's most troubled citizens.

Here's where the hit fantasy left off:

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