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Who Are Hollywood's Most Powerful Authors?

November 27th, 2014 5:01pm EST
Rowling, King & Martin Top List Of Powerful Authors
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has been named Hollywood's Most Powerful Author.

The Hollywood Reporter's list also includes Stephen King ("Under the Dome," "Haven," "Shawshank Redemption," "The Shining") and "Game Of Thrones" mastermind George R.R. Martin.

Rounding out the top five are "Fifty Shades Of Grey" author E.L. James and romance writer Nicholas Sparks ("The Notebook," "A Walk To Remember," "The Last Song").

"Gone Girl's" Gillian Flynn, James Patterson, Michael Lewis and Laura Hillenbrand ("Unbroken") also made the trade magazine's list.
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George R.R. Martin Releases New 'Ice And Fire' Book, But Not The One You Really Wanted

October 28th, 2014 7:41pm EDT
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George R.R. Martin's new book has finally arrived in bookstores.

Unfortunately it's not the one that fans of his "A Song of Ice and Fire" saga were hoping for.

Martin co-authored "The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and The Game of Thrones" with Elio M. Garcia, Jr. and Linda Antonsson, who founded the fan site Westeros.org. The 336 page book features not only an account of the past events leading up to his series, on which hit HBO show Game of Thrones is based, but it also features a wealth of lavish illustrations, family trees and maps.

The author gave a 90-minute ...
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George R.R. Martin Promises More Shocking 'Game Of Thrones' Deaths & Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 24th, 2014 7:12pm EDT
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Author George R.R. Martin says that fans should be prepared for him to kill off more of their favorite characters in his hit "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series, which inspired HBO hit "Game of Thrones."

Perhaps the best thing about the saga is that Martin has no problem shocking fans by killing any characters he chooses (and with little warning), so it's no surprise that he's promising even more untimely endings for some of the remaining characters in his next two books, "The Winds of Winter" and "A Dream of Spring."

Speaking at an event in London's Freemasons' Hall earlier this week, M...
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Fans Guess 'Game Of Thrones' Ending Correctly

August 13th, 2014 5:57pm EDT
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George R.R. Martin has revealed that the ending to his "A Song of Ice and Fire" series has already been figured out by fans despite being about 3000 pages away.

The author, whose saga inspired HBO's "Game of Thrones," is currently in the midst of penning the sixth book in his series, "The Winds Of Winter," and during a trip to the Edinburgh International Literary Festival over the weekend, he revealed that his secret isn't so secret.

The author told Britain's Telegraph at the event, "I've wrestled with this issue (online fan speculation), because I do want to surprise my readers. I hate p...
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'Game Of Thrones' Author Won't Kill Off Teen Who Donated To His Cause - Read Why

July 28th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
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George R.R. Martin, author of the Song of Ice and Fire book series, has responded to a letter sent to him from a teenage fan who made a donation to his Prizeo campaign and asked to be killed off in an upcoming book.

Martin started a campaign to raise money for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot of Santa Fe on the website, which lets charities crowdsource money and offer prizes featuring celebrities. Everyone who donated was entered into a sweepstakes to go on a helicopter ride over the sanctuary with Martin, but two people who donated $20,000 were offered the chance to be ki...
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George R.R. Martin Flips The Bird To Those Who Doubt He'll Finish 'Game Of Thrones' Book Series

July 10th, 2014 8:00am EDT
George R.R. Martin Flips The Bird To Those Who Doubt He'll Finis
It's generally common courtesy to not speculate how someone is going to die - especially when that person is... you know, a real, living, actual person. And double-especially when that person is George R.R. Martin - the acclaimed author behind the incredibly popular 'A Song of Ice and Fire' book series, and the mastermind of HBO's 'A Game of Thrones.'

Now, granted, we've all theorized about how our favorite or most hated characters will die on Game of Thrones. "Who's going to bite the dust next?" is the thought that's on everyone's minds as they are reading the books or watching the show. ...
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'Game Of Thrones' Author George R. R. Martin Does All His Writing In A DOS Word Processor

May 14th, 2014 11:01pm EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Author George R. R. Martin Does All His Writin
George R.R. Martin revealed on Tuesday night's episode of Conan that he still uses a DOS operating system word processor to write all of his novels.

The Game of Thrones author guested on the show and shared his writing preference, saying that he's fond of the old computer system.

"I actually like it. It does everything I want a word processing program to do and it doesn't do anything else," Martin explained. "I don't want any help, you know?

"I hate some of these modern systems where you type a lowercase letter and it becomes a capital. I don't want a capital. If I wanted a capital I wou...
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9 Things You Didn't Know About Game of Thrones

March 23rd, 2014 12:00pm EDT
9 Things You Didn't Know About Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is one of the most popular series on televison, arguably HBO's biggest hit since The Sopranos. As we move forward towards Season 4's premiere on April 6, the hype surrounding the show based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin just continues to grow. Here are 9 fun facts about Game of Thrones to help tide you over. And remember, winter is coming.

Thrones pays homage to other famous fantasy worlds

Take a good look at the famous throne in King's Landing the next time that brat Joffrey is shown in a close up. The designers planted some cool Easter eggs in plain vie...
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George R.R. Martin Teases Possibility Of 'Game Of Thrones' Films

March 20th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
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George R.R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones, believes his A Song of Ice and Fire series may be too large to contain on the small screen.

While chatting with The Hollywood Reporter at the season-four premiere of the HBO series based on his books, Martin said, "Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger."

It was previously revealed by the show’s producers that they know the ending to the series and imagine the show lasting seven or eight seasons.

However, Martin teased a few films may be in order to really wrap things up after the sh...
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'Game Of Thrones' Set To End After Seven Or Eight Seasons

March 12th, 2014 7:01pm EDT
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The fourth season of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones is less than a month away, and Vanity Fair magazine's April issue features an in-depth look at the show through the eyes of its creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, along with some of its cast and author George R.R. Martin, whose "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series is the basis for the show.

“It doesn’t just keep on going because it can,” Weiss says of the show, revealing that he and Benioff would like to wrap things up after seven or eight seasons.

"I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we g...
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The Morning Roundup: George R.R. Martin Talks 'Game Of Thrones,' Paris Jackson's Suicide Attempt Not Her First, Demi Lovato

June 7th, 2013 10:29am EDT
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George R.R. Martin watched fan reactions of Sunday night's episode of "Game of Thrones" while guesting on Conan O'Brien's talk show. He also discussed why it is that he ruthlessly kills off major characters without thinking twice and even gives a status update on his next novel, "The Winds of Winter." (story)

Paris Jackson's suicide attempt early Wednesday morning wasn't the first time she's attempted to kill herself, but a family insider says it was definitely the most serious attempt. Michael Jackson's teenage daughter reportedly slit her wrist with a meat cleaver and took a bunch of pil...
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George R.R. Martin Talks About Why He Kills Off Popular Characters And The Status Of His Next Book

June 6th, 2013 11:16am EDT
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Writer George R.R. Martin joined Conan O'Brien on the latter's talk show Wednesday night to discuss the latest episode of HBO series Game of Thrones, which is based on his fantasy novel series "A Song of Ice and Fire."

Martin commented on a YouTube video of fans' reactions to Sunday night's episode, which included the pivotal and shocking "Red Wedding," and discussed why none of his characters are safe. He also gave a status update of the next book in the saga, "The Winds of Winter" -- a 1500 page highly anticipated "gigantic monster" of a novel (seriously George, we're waiting...).

Meeti...
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Comic Con: 14 New Cast Members Introduced For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 - But Where's Mance Rayder?

July 16th, 2012 4:32pm EDT
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Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke was all smiles on Friday at San Diego's annual Comic Con, eager to sign autographs for fans. The actress, who plays mother of dragons Daenerys Targaryen, was accompanied by Rose Leslie, who plays the wildling woman Ygritte.

The panel for the show - easily this year's biggest ticket and was held in the San Diego Convention Center's largest hall - began with a short film of season-two highlights; the end of which went into an introduction short with the 14 new cast additions for season three.

George R.R. Martin, author of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" b...
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