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Get Shorty: Hollywood's 15 Shortest Actors

April 24th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
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Stars come in all shapes and sizes, and these actors prove your height doesn't decide your talent. Here are 15 of Hollywood's shortest actors.

Verne Troyer, 2'8". Verne got his start as a stuntman (he did stunts for an infant in Baby's Day Out), but is widely known as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series.

Peter Dinklage, 4'5". Dinklage is now well known for his work on the series Game of Thrones as Tyrion Lannister. When asked if he should be the "spokesman for little people," he said, "I don't know what I would say. Everyone's different. Every person my size has a different life, a di...
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Photos: Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Lena Heady & More Attend The 'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Premiere

March 19th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
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The "Game Of Thrones" season four premiere took place in New York City on Tuesday night, and the majority of the cast showed up to promote the upcoming season.

There is apparently no real-life bad blood between Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, and Jack Gleeson, who plays her former bethrothed Joffrey Lannister, on the HBO fantasy drama. Despite their on-screen friction, the pair posed together and smiled for the cameras.

Sansa's GOT husband Tyrion Lannister, Peter Dinklage, attended the event with his wife. Lena Heady, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams and other cast members also made a...
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Peter Dinklage Narrates Opening Tease Of Sochi Olympic Winter Games

February 7th, 2014 5:00pm EST
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"Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage is narrating the nearly seven-minute opening tease leading into NBC's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Russia.

The opening will feature the history and culture of the world's largest country, along with several athletes who will participate over the 17 days of the Games. Stories about the skiers, snowboarders and other stars will be spotlighted as they walk into Fisht Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony.

Olympians featured in the tease include:

Shaun White (snowboarder)
Gracie Gold (figure skater)
Shani Davis (speed ska...
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Old & New 'X-Men' Casts Unite At Comic Con For 'Days Of Future Past'

July 21st, 2013 11:48am EDT
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Fans of Marvel's X-Men got a huge treat at Comic Con on Saturday as director Bryan Singer brought together the casts of the original trilogy and their younger counterparts from last year's prequel X-Men: First Class and upcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past during the panel to promote the forthcoming film.

Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Anna Paquin came face to face with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage, sending fans into a frenzy.

"Walking by Hall H as the entire 'X-Men: Da...
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Peter Dinklage Reveals High School Suicide Plan

April 24th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
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The high school years weren't kind to "Game Of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage, who recently revealed the he and a friend half heartedly talked about committing suicide to escape the torment.

The actor, 43, has a form of Dwarfism that apparently made him an outcast among his peers at his New Jersey high school.

He told Playboy magazine: "Everything in high school feels like it's life or death. I went to a pretty athletic high school, and I didn't have many friends. I remember once talking to my best friend, and we came up with the idea that we should hang ourselves off the bell tower: 'That'...
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Peter Dinklage Chopped Off An Amputee's Fake Leg?

April 18th, 2013 2:22pm EDT
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Peter Dinklage, who portrays the intrepid Tyrion "The Imp" Lannister on HBO's flagship series Game of Thrones, is having a hard time coping with something that occurred in the midst of a fight scene last season.

During the episode "Blackwater," Tyrion leads Lannister forces through a secret tunnel through the walls of King's Landing to maneuver his men behind Stannis Baratheon's forces. The first casualty of that battle was a soldier whose leg Tyrion hacked off with a large axe, who then promptly fell over and received a killing blow to the face.

Well, it's a bit more complicated than tha...
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Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage & More 'Game Of Thrones' Stars Attend The Season 3 Premiere

March 19th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
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While fans are salivating for the third season of "Game of Thrones" to begin later this month, several members of the cast attended the premiere in Hollywood on Monday night.

Emilia Clarke wowed in an electric blue strapless dress, making quite a departure from her blonde haired character Daenerys Targaryen. The actress recently told GQ magazine how she often goes unrecognized in public.

"It takes a die-hard fan to actually spot me," she explained. "These HBO events, where I'll be talking to someone for a fair amount of time, and then suddenly they're like, Oh sh*t! That's what you do! Th...
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A Game of Thrones Character Profile: Tyrion Lannister

February 26th, 2013 2:30pm EST
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'A Game of Thrones' Season Three is little more than a month away now. We thought it was time to get re-acquainted with the people and places of Westeros and Essos, so you'll feel refreshed and up-to-date by the time of the premier. So, every couple days for the next month or so, we're bringing you people and places from the world of Game of Thrones, complete with informative tidbits from both the show and the books.

Hopefully, this well help everyone segue from our long aGoT hiatus, into our HBO issued bliss once more as a Game of Thrones occupies our Sunday evenings again.

Next: Eddar...
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Peter Dinklage Named Farm Animal Ambassador

May 31st, 2012 11:29am EDT
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Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is taking a stand against cruelty on factory farms by becoming a spokesperson for an animal sanctuary.

The actor, a vegetarian since he was 16 years old, has pledged his support to the Farm Sanctuary, a rescue center for abused livestock.

In his first task as ambassador, Dinklage will help host the Walk For Animals event to raise awareness of the problem.

He says, "I love animals and the way they are treated on factory farms is not OK with me. Numerous studies have shown that cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and other farm animals possess the same int...
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'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Season 2, Episode 5 - 'The Ghost Of Harrenhal'

April 30th, 2012 7:52pm EDT
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If there’s one thing “Game of Thrones” doesn’t do, is waste time. Last week’s episode closed with shots of sorceress Melisandre birthing some monstrous shadow, a wispy, manlike demon summoned for some mysterious bidding. This week’s episode, “The Ghost of Harrenhaal,” opened rather routinely: Catelyn and Renly were chatting about kingly things while Brienne helped Renly remove his armor. And then, with a fellow swoop, the shadow demon entered, stabbed Renly, and fled. All in the first five minutes.

The abruptness of the deed was cold, indeed. Brienne cried out in horror at the loss of her ...
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'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Season 2, Episode 4 - 'Garden Of Bones'

April 23rd, 2012 8:09pm EDT
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If last night's episode of "Game of Thrones" doesn't get people talking, I don't know what will.

I'm sure dedicated book fans were expecting those final shots, when sorceress Melisandre gave birth to… a shadow baby? As a non-book reader, I'm murky on the details. But I do know that I finished this episode with an audible exhale of breath. Not only was it the most outwardly fantastical scene of the show so far (with the exception, perhaps, of Dany's dragons), but it was wrought with tension. I was expecting the birth of an illegitimate Stannis baby, after their steamy sex scene last week. W...
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'Game Of Thrones' - Jack Gleeson Emmy Contender For Joffrey Performance

April 23rd, 2012 5:03pm EDT
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Ask any Game of Thrones fan who they hate the most on the series, and a majority will answer "Joffrey." While the Lannisters will receive their fair share of hatred (Jaime for his smugness, Cersei for her "family comes first" lunacy), it is the blonde Baratheon that takes the cake - and Jack Gleeson could be taking an Emmy in September.

In a setting with so many grey characters, Joffrey is a stark antagonist. Whereas Tyrion continues to play "The Game" while also flirting with love and attempting to right some wrongs (netting Peter Dinklage an Emmy in the process), Joffrey has no redeeming...
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'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Meet Brienne Of Tarth And Margaery Tyrell In 'What Is Dead May Never Die'

April 16th, 2012 4:30pm EDT
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"Game of Thrones" is nothing if not expansive (understatement of the century). Characters who get the silent treatment for long drags of time have a tendency to crop up as soon as they’re forgotten. That reinsertion takes centerfold in this week’s installment, with Renly Baratheon’s quest for glory as the overarching storyline. 

Like his brothers, Robert and Stannis, Renly is a noble man, a little too proud and a little too stubborn to assume the leadership role he so rightfully seeks. With bastard child Joffrey at reign, Westeros is in the thick of an ugly war, new enemies and allegiances...
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HBO Greenlights Third Season Of 'Game Of Thrones'

April 10th, 2012 1:03pm EDT
Game Of Thrones
The adventures of the Lannisters, Starks and other noble families will continue for another year. HBO has renewed "Game Of Thrones" for a third season.

Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming said in a press release, "Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season – and then surpassed them."

According to early data, the season two premiere has already accumulated a gross audience of 8.3 million viewers. The popular series is based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin.

The epic drama is set in the world of Westeros, ...
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'Game Of Thrones' 2.01 Recap: The North Remembers

April 2nd, 2012 11:06am EDT
Game of Thrones 2.01 Recap: The North Remembers
In almost every instance, I'm a book girl first, adaptation fan second. It's been a long-standing tradition of mine to visit the original source material for the main course, and then follow up with a nice movie or TV show dessert. But I came to "Game of Thrones" long after the final episode aired last season, when I happened on it On Demand the day after Christmas. I'd been meaning to watch it, but I wanted to read the books first (I owned the first two already, so I had no excuse). But tempted by boredom and the lure of episodes in crystal-clear HD, I decided "what the hell?" and watched ...
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Peter Dinklage Is A Dad

January 20th, 2012 2:50pm EST
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Actor Peter Dinklage has spoken of his joy after becoming a first-time father.

The Elf star and his wife Erica Schmidt welcomed a baby girl last month.

Dinklage kept the happy news quiet until the Golden Globe Awards last Sunday, when he thanked his wife and six-week-old daughter as he accepted a prize for his work on hit TV show Game of Thrones.

And the proud father can't stop gushing about the tot, telling Access Hollywood, "(It's) incredible. Life changing."
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Nine Random Moments To Love At The 69th Annual Golden Globes

January 16th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Nine Random Moments To Love At The 69th Annual Golden Globes
Hollywood's elite found their way back to the red carpet for the highly anticipated 69th Annual Golden Globes. And, like every awards show, it was ripe with all the ingredients of must-watch moments: those fashion hits and misses, awkward moments, tech hiccups, touching speeches and funny faces caught on camera.

That said, in watching through all of that we handpicked a series of those moments that do wonders to sum up the show, whether or not you caught last night's awards action. So keep reading and check out some of the highlights:

1. Julianne Moore & Rob Lowe Script Hiccup: The vet a...
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Peter Dinklage Remembers Injured Friend Martin Henderson During Globes Speech

January 16th, 2012 9:40am EST
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Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage took a moment during his Golden Globes acceptance speech to remember a friend left partially paralyzed after a pub altercation in his native England.

Martin Henderson was celebrating his 37th birthday in October when a drunken thug picked him up and threw him to the ground as part of an unwelcome dwarf-tossing challenge.

Henderson, an aspiring actor who is just over four feet tall, landed on his back and suffered nerve damage and now has to walk with crutches and braces.

Police are still looking for the man who caused Henderson injuries and Dinklage ma...
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'The Descendents' & 'The Artist' Triumph At The Golden Globes (See Pics & Full List Of Winners)

January 15th, 2012 11:57pm EST
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Oscar favorites The Descendants and The Artist were the big winners at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Sunday night, picking up the top movie awards and the two Best Actor honors.

The Artist was a triple winner, in addition to Best Picture the film won for Best Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Best Original Score; while director Alexander Payne's The Descendants took home the Best Motion Picture Drama prize and a Best Actor gong for George Clooney.

There were no multiple wins for any other movie, but TV series Homeland picked up two honors for Best TV Drama and Best Actress (Claire Danes).

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The 37 Hottest Male Stars Of 2011

December 20th, 2011 8:00am EST
Hottest Male Stars of 2011
Let's hear it for the boys! It's that time of year again when we honor the "37 Hottest Male Stars." Our list includes the usual suspects (Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and George Clooney), as well as a younger crew (Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron).

Robert Pattinson dominated the big screen with "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," and Ryan Gosling impressed critics with "Drive." We can't decide between who's the sexier magical creature on "True Blood" - Alexander Skarsgaard or Joe Manganiello.

Let's not forget the musicians: Adam Levine, Justin Bieber, Drake and other heartthrobs also make...
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Peter Dinklage To Portray Hervé Villechaize

November 17th, 2011 8:09am EST
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Actor Peter Dinklage is to portray Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize in a new biopic.

Dinklage, who stands at four foot five inches tall, is half a foot taller than tragic Villechaize, who committed suicide in 1993.

The actor tells TV Guide magazine, "He was an amazing painter and did a lot of charity work with children but had tremendous heartbreak."

The late Filipino actor became a TV icon when he played Tattoo opposite Ricardo Montalban in Fantasy Island.
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'Modern Family' Dominates The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards (See List Of Winners)

September 19th, 2011 7:41am EDT
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Modern Family came full circle at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the very first honors of the night and closing the show by topping the prestigious Comedy Series category.

Mad Men looked set to dominate the night, going in with 19 top nominations, and it continued its winning streak for the best drama title for the fourth year in a row.

But the stars of the period drama didn't fair so well - Jon Hamm was a four-time loser for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Kyle Chandler claimed that prize for his role in Friday Night Lights, while Julianna Margulies beat t...
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Peter Dinklage To Be A Dad

June 9th, 2011 9:32pm EDT
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Actor Peter Dinklage is set to become a dad.

The Game of Thrones star's wife, actress Erica Schmidt, is pregnant with the couple's first child.

Dinklage plays Tyrion Lannister aka "The Imp" on the hit HBO series, based on the bestselling fantasy book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," by George R.R. Martin.

The couple eloped in Las Vegas in 2005.
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Our Favorite Short Celebrities

February 3rd, 2010 2:39pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
In honor of our shortest month, February, we compiled a list of some of our favorite short celebrities - starting with the lovely Reese Witherspoon (5' 2").

Verne Troyer, 2' 8"

Notable Works: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Love Guru

Danny DeVito, 5'

Notable Works: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Be Cool, Drowning Mona, Batman Returns

Gary Coleman, 4' 8"

Notable Works: Diff'rent Strokes

Mickey Rooney, 5' 3"

Notable Works: Boy's Town, Baby Face Nelson, The Black Stallion

Peter Dinklage, 4'5"

Notable Works:...
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Steve Buscemi, Romany Malco & Hue Rhodes Discuss 'Saint John of Las Vegas'

January 29th, 2010 9:11am EST
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"Saint John of Las Vegas," the debut film of writer/director Hue Rhodes, stars Steve Buscemi as John, a former gambling addict who escapes his messy life in Las Vegas to live out his twilight years in New Mexico

as a non-descript auto insurance claims adjustor. But when John's boss (Peter Dinklage) sends him off with a humorless fraud investigator Virgil (Romany Malco) to investigate a suspicious claim from outside Las Vegas, John is sent spiraling in an eccentric world of addiction, nude militants and burning carnival folk. Starpulse recently sat with Rhodes, Buscemi and Malco and discu...
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The Rising Stars Of Star Trek

May 6th, 2009 3:25pm EDT
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Star Trek, which explores the origins of icons Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, opens this weekend, and while the characters aboard the USS Enterprise might be familiar, some of the faces might not. Here's a look at some of the past and future performances from the main cast:

CHRIS PINE

Plays: Captain James T. Kirk, eventual commander of the Starship Enterprise.

First On-Screen Role: A 2003 E.R. episode titled "A Thousand Cranes."

Where You've Seen Him Before: As Anne Hathaway's blue-blooded, bad-boy love interest in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

Role He Probably Wishes ...
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'30 Rock' Recap: The Most Schizophrenic Episode Ever…

January 9th, 2009 10:22am EST
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Liz is still baby crazy as the seventh episode of 30 Rock's third season finally returns after an extended holiday hiatus, and suddenly there are babies everywhere- from the Rockefeller Plaza lobby to the sidewalk outside.

She taps the head of what she assumes to be a little boy, only to have Peter Dinklage turn around and hit on her because he likes "aggressive, slightly nerdy" women. Probably because she is afraid of seeming like… height-ist, just the way Wayne Brady thought she was racist when she wanted to break up with him in season one, she agrees to go for a drink with the rand...
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Lucid Absinthe: Hollywood's Hot New Drink

December 1st, 2008 12:04pm EST
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Whenever a new trend in Hollywood emerges all the celebrities need to have a piece of it! They will throw their assistants out in the streets if they aren't the first to be pictured with the hot new trend! UGG boots, Toyota Hybrids, Hermes Birken bags, skinny jeans and now Absinthe. It's the drink of choice for lots of celebrities since its recent comeback after being banned for almost a century. Lucid is one of the hottest labels to bring Absinthe back onto the market. Drinking it makes you feel a little rebellious and bad ass. Hollywood loves edgy!

Absinthe is a distilled, highly al...
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'The Sarah Silverman Program' Season 2: Vol. 1 Hits DVD Oct. 14; Win It

October 10th, 2008 6:00pm EDT
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'The Sarah Silverman Program Season Two: Volume One (Uncensored)' Comes To DVD Oct. 14It's Sarah Silverman's world and we're all just spectators. Follow Sarah and the rest of the gang as she becomes romantically involved with God and decides to become "black" for a day to prove it's harder to be Jewish, deports her cleaning lady, joins a radical anti-abortion group and licks her dog's anus. Spend a few hours in Sarah's world where viewers come for the brilliant writing and performances, but you stay for the farts. Time magazine hails the show, "As filthy and sweet as an X-rated lollipop....
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Packed With Picturesque Majesty, 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' Fights Nobly For 'PG' Rating

May 16th, 2008 4:02pm EDT
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(Hollywoodchicago.com) – For the life of me, I couldn’t exorcise it from my head. Amid all the splendor of such a picturesque film, this one question was like a gnat I couldn’t swat: “Is this really rated ‘PG’?” Indeed, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” is rated “PG”. But that didn’t come without great scrutiny and much editing.

For starters, Walt Disney Pictures contractually required the filmmakers for the epic film to achieve a “PG” rating. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) granted it following a wide array of amendments.

For example, director Andrew Ada...
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