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Which Shows Were Most Pirated In 2014?

December 29th, 2014 8:00pm EST
'Game Of Thrones' Is Most Pirated Show For Third Consecutive Yea
The award for most pirated TV series of 2014 goes to "Game Of Thrones." The HBO fantasy series, based on the books by George R.R. Martin, was illegally downloaded approximately 8.1 million times over the past year, according to TorrentFreak.com.

The drama has topped the list for the third year in a row.

Coming in a distant second is "Breaking Bad," about a high school chemistry teacher who, after being diagnosed with cancer, decides to sell meth to financially support his family in the wake of his death. The show was illegally downloaded 4.8 million times. CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory"...
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2014: Television's Most Shocking Moments

December 26th, 2014 4:00pm EST
Television's Most Shocking Moments Of 2014
Television creators, writers, and producers are constantly attempting to grab headlines with shocking moments that outdo their previous seasons and outshine the competition. 2014 was no different, with dozens of jaw dropping and instantly unforgettable twists and turns. Here are the top moments that made us gasp, cry, cheer, and stayed with us long after our screens went dark. Beware there are tons of spoilers to be found within.

The Good Wife’s Shocking Departure

Alicia Florrick and Will Gardner were meant to be. Typically, a television series introduces a love interest and then takes ...
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Sansa, Tyrion & Cersei The Focus Of Season Five GoT Teaser

December 18th, 2014 11:31am EST
New 'Game Of Thrones' Teaser Gives Brief Glimpses Of Sansa Stark
Another quick teaser for the fifth season of "Game of Thrones was shared by HBO on Tuesday, in the form of a one time video sent via Twitter or SMS and only viewable on mobile devices.

Website ThreeEyedRaven.com was set up to give fans "The Sight," where people can sign up to "receive visions of the future." The videos expire after only one view, but one person did find a way to capture it and upload it to YouTube.com. Unforutnately it's tiny (we recommend watching it full-screen, and it's possible it may be removed by the video sharing company at any time).

The new clip begins with a ...
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'Birdman,' 'Fargo,' Top Golden Globes Nominations, See The Full List Of Nominees

December 11th, 2014 12:19pm EST
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Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton all helped the Hollywood Foreign Press with the announcement of the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards on Thursday morning.

"Birdman," which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor seeking a comeback with a Broadway play, leads the nominations in the movies category, including nods for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Actor - Musical or Comedy (Keaton).

Keatons' co-stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton are also up for Golden Globes in their respective supporting actress and actor categories. Alejandro Gonza...
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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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HBO, CBS Announce Stand-Alone Web Subscription Services For 2015

October 16th, 2014 7:02pm EDT
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HBO and CBS have thrown their hats into the streaming video ring as both networks have announced that they'll be offering streaming video services that don't require cable or satellite TV subscription services.

HBO announced on Wednesday that it will offer a stand-alone Internet streaming service beginning in 2014, citing that there are 10 million homes in the U.S. with internet connections but no cable or satellite service.

Half of those homes are subscribed, however, to a streaming service, like Netflix or Amazon Prime.

HBO CEO Richard Plepler shared the facts and also said that there ...
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Get To Know The New Cast Members For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 5

October 11th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
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Game of Thrones Season 5 debuts on HBO in Spring 2015 but filming started in July 2014 and is still going on today. If you've been following closely, you may have caught a glimpse of a new character or two from leaked shots of the GoT set. The fifth season of Game of Thrones features at least nine new characters, many of which will be filling major roles.

If you're having trouble waiting for the Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones, we've put together something that might help. Here's everything we know about the nine new cast members hiting Westeros in 2015.

Alexander Siddig - Doran Ma...
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How To Pick The Perfect Show To Binge-Watch

September 20th, 2014 5:01pm EDT
How To Pick The Perfect Show To Binge-Watch
We've all been there: a day or two with nothing to do. Maybe a day off, maybe a weekend. You know exactly what you're going to do with all that free time.

You are going to sit indoors and watch twenty straight hours of television.

We all do it; whether it's catching up on a show you didn't have time for last season, or giving in to your friends' constant pestering and finally starting "Breaking Bad."

According to the latest polls, a good 61% of TV viewers binge-watch on a regular basis. Ever since Netflix started that whole "releasing an entire TV season at the same time" thing, binge-wa...
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Game of Thrones Spoilers: Will Hodor & Bran Appear In Season Five? Hodor!

September 4th, 2014 12:52pm EDT
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"Game of Thrones" star Kristian Nairn says that he and castmate Isaac Hempstead-Wright have the next year off from the show in a new interview.

The actor, who plays the simple-minded Hodor on the show, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Monique Schafter that fans won't be hearing a single "Hodor" uttered from his lips in the upcoming fifth season because the Bran Stark (Hempstead-Wright) storyline on HBO's hit drama has caught up to where it left off in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series by author George R.R. Martin.

"We're not actually in Season Five, by the way. We hav...
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12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To

August 30th, 2014 11:00am EDT
12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To
It seems like we've turned a corner in the past year or so when it comes to female characters on television. There are not only more women in roles that are robust and meaty, but there are most diverse offerings, making characters that any person can relate to. In honor of television moving forward to create more and better roles for women, here are some of our favorite relatable female characters.

Peggy Olson, "Mad Men"

Peggy Olson wants to be a career woman and she won't let anyone stop her, despite her era's sexist views working against her. Starting out as a secretary at Sterling ...
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Weird Al Yankovic Parodies TV Theme Songs, Pushes 'Game Of Thrones' Writer George R.R. Martin To Write Faster

August 26th, 2014 7:23pm EDT
Weird Al Yankovic Parodies TV Theme Songs, Pushes 'Game Of Thron
There were few highlights to a rather uneventful and, frankly, boring 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony Monday night, but about halfway into the show, 'Weird Al' Yankovic took the stage for three-and-a-half minutes for a parody medley of the theme songs of hit shows "Mad Men," "Scandal," "Homeland," "Modern Family" and "Game of Thrones," the latter of which was the focus of the skit and co-starred Andy Samberg as the show's now deceased young king Joffrey Baratheon.

Dancers dressed in outfits the likes of the ones on the show surrounded the singer as he pleaded for writer George R.R. Martin to hur...
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Croatian Church Won't Allow 'Game Of Thrones' Crew To Film Pivotal Nude Scene (Spoilers)

August 26th, 2014 1:15pm EDT
Croatian Church Won't Allow 'Game Of Thrones' Crew To Film Pivot
UPDATE: the scene will go on as town officials in Dubrovnik have had a change of heart. They'll allow the shoot as long as it's not shot inside the Cathedral of St. Nicholas -- outside is okay, according to TMZ.

A church in Croatia is standing in the way of HBO's production on the fifth season of Game of Thrones over the filming of a nude scene.

SPOILERS: The series uses the town of Dubrovnik as the stand in for Westeros' capital city of King's Landing, and production has now come to a stand still becasue the Church of St. Nicholas won't allow actress Lena Headey to walk out of the c...
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'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Dominate The 2014 Emmy Awards (Photos & Winners List)

August 26th, 2014 12:23am EDT
'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Dominate The 2014 Emmy Awards (P
AMC's hit drama Breaking Bad dominated the 2014 Prime Time Emmy Awards on Monday night, taking five awards during the 66th annual event.

The series picked up its second consecutive win for Outstanding Drama Series, and its three main stars, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn all landed awards in their respective acting categories (see list of winners below). Cranston won his fourth Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy, while Paul took home his third Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Gunn her second consecutive Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series...
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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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Jonathan Pryce, Keisha Castle-Hughes Head Up 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five Cast Additions

July 26th, 2014 7:22am EDT
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Nine new actors and actresses have been added to the cast of Game of Thrones for the show's fifth season, and the new additions were announced at Comic Con on Friday in a new video shown during the panel for the hit HBO series.

Led by Welsh Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce ("Glengarry Glen Ross," "Pirates of the Caribbean") and Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes ("Whale Rider," "The Nativity Story"), most of the new cast will play characters from the southern region of Westeros known as Dorne, which is governed by the Martell family.

According to HBO's press release, Pryce will play the H...
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The 10 Most Annoying TV Kids Of All Time!

July 24th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
The 10 Most Annoying TV Kids Of All Time!
Character-driven storylines are the life breath of any avid television watcher. The more interesting, the better. Still, in order to flesh out a main character, several sub characters need to be added. Often times, they are younger. Unless there are substantial reasons why a particular child character is added to a new or existing show, they fall by the wayside, not pushing the plot forward and often, holding it back. These television kids all have one thing in common, their presence on their shows is ultimately annoying.

1. Joffrey Baratheon, Game of Thrones

Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) mi...
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Sophie Turner Defends Her 'Game Of Thrones' Character Sansa Stark

July 22nd, 2014 12:23pm EDT
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Sansa Stark has been a whipping post in both the Game of Thrones HBO series and among fans of the show. Now actress Sophie Turner has defended her character and theorized why fans dislike Sansa.

In an interview with Nylon Singapore for its entertainment issue, Turner says she welcomed the challenged of the quiet and tortured Stark daughter. She told the magazine, "I really like the fact that she is quite a silent character. If she had spoken up in court at any point she would have gotten herself killed. "

Still, Turner says she used to let the criticism of her character affect her. "When ...
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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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5 TV Shows For Your 'Game Of Thrones' Withdrawal

July 9th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
5 TV Shows For Your 'Game Of Thrones' Withdrawal
Admit it, you have Game of Thrones withdrawal. It's OK, we're not judging you here at Starpulse, mainly because we're in the same boat! We miss Game of Thrones as much as you do, and the idea of waiting for season 5 when it airs sometime around April 2015, well, is tearing us up inside. After four years of investing our time, patience, love, hate and endless fan chatter about the characters of Game of Thrones, to have them snatched away from us yet again is genuinely cruel.

However, there is hope! While you may have to wait just under a year until you get your Game of Thrones fix, there ...
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Ever Wondered What A Retro 'Game Of Thrones' Might Look Like? Now you Don't Have To

June 28th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
Ever Wondered What A Retro 'Game Of Thrones' Might Look Like? No
Remember VHS tapes? There's a little bit of a hipster inside of us all - we all yearn for 'the good ol days' when everything was 'more simple' (except for rewinding those damn tapes.)

Well apparently Game of Thrones fans have dreamed up an alternate reality in which Game of Thrones came out in 1995 - they even made a pretty convincing VHS style trailer for the show, complete with an authentic 90's style HBO opener, and a very appropriate theme song by Queen.

Is 1995 not far back enough for you? Well no problem. Because there also just happens to be an 80s style rendition of the incred...
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'Game Of Thrones' Spoilers: Will A Fan Favorite Book Storyline Make It Into The Show's Fifth Season?

June 27th, 2014 2:31pm EDT
Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark in Game Of Thrones
The following contains spoilers from both the Game of Thrones television series and George R.R. Martin A Song of Ice and Fire book series, along with one for 24: Live Another Day.

Shortly after Michelle Fairley's "24" character was killed off, the actress spoke to Entertainment Weekly about her two latest television characters meeting their demise, the second being that of Catelyn Stark on "Game Of Thrones."

Fairley was also questioned about the possibility of returning to the show, as even though Stark was clearly dead after having her throat slit from ear to ear on HBO's hit series, her...
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Lena Headey Drinks Wine With Jimmy Kimmel, Is 'Not Sorry' For 'Game Of Thrones' Instagram Tease

June 17th, 2014 6:43pm EDT
Lena Headey
Game of Thrones star Lena Headey guested on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night to discuss Sunday's season four finale.

After revealing that because of all the shocking deaths on the show occasionally creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss will sneak a fake page of dialog into the script just to mess with them and keep them on their toes, "which is really unfair," Headey says.

The actress wore a sleeveless t-shirt with a grey heart outline and the words "I'm not sorry" written on it, a direct reference to an image she tweeted days before the finale, trolling fans and teasing that a highly antici...
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(Spoilers) 6 Game Of Thrones Characters That Need To Die

June 17th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
(Spoilers) 6 Game Of Thrones Characters That Need To Die
Since the start of Game of Thrones the good guys have been dropping like flies. From Ned Stark losing his head, the Mountain getting a crush on Oberyn, to most of the Stark clan having one hell of a wedding, it's been a tough few years on Game of Thrones.

But as we watch most of our favorite characters die year after year, I think it's about time we got some justice. There are plenty of characters on Game of Thrones we love to hate, and I think it's time to dish out who should die next. However, keep in mind that none of these choices are based on bad acting on any actors part. On the cont...
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'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Delivers Strong Ratings For HBO

June 17th, 2014 1:33am EDT
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"Game of Thrones" experienced a huge uptick in viewers for its season four finale on Sunday night compared to the previous season's finale, according to HBO.

During the 9 p.m. hour, 7.1 million viewers tuned in, a 32 percent increase from the third season finale in 2013. The tenth and final episode of the season, titled "The Children," aired twice more on Sunday night, bringing the total viewers to 9.3 million.

Overall, each 9 p.m. Sunday night episode of the fourth season averaged 6.8 million viewers, an increase of 37 percent from season three.

The fantasy drama has also drawn the larg...
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'Game Of Thrones' Spoilers: Fans Freak Over The Exclusion Of A Certain Character

June 16th, 2014 11:28pm EDT
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Warning: Contains SPOILERS from the Season Four Finale of Game of Thrones and also reveals parts of George R.R. Martin's novel "A Storm of Swords," the third book in his A Song of Ice and Fire saga. Do not go on reading unless, of course, you've read the books.

Producers promised fans that the season four finale of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones" would be "epic," and, of course, it was -- but there were troves of book readers crying out on Monday morning about the exclusion of a certain character from the show's finale.

*SPOILERS* While viewers saw the storyline of Brienne of Tarth and...
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'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Best And Worst Moments From 'The Children'

June 16th, 2014 2:05pm EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Best And Worst Moments From 'The Childr
The Game of Thrones finale night is always one of the biggest televised events of the year. Sometimes the final episodes don’t live up to the hype of the full season, while others have made the hiatus an unbearable wait. This finale had a little bit of both. Here are the best and worst moments from “The Children.”

Best: Jon Snow Memorializes Ygritte and a Big Fat Hero Arrives

The introduction of Ygritte to Jon Snow’s life was a catalyst for his transformation from naïve, poor little rich boy to an actual leader worth following. Even though they spent the last season as bitter enemies, she...
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10 Of The Most Beautiful Hollywood Movie Locales (That You Can Actually Visit!)

June 14th, 2014 10:00am EDT
10 Of The Most Beautiful Hollywood Movie Locales (That You Can A
Movies both stun and captivate audiences with beautiful locations. We've often times been told that the places we see or are brought to in movies are fake or some sort of fantasy, and that few places in real life will ever live up the expectations of Hollywood movies.

We're here to tell you that not ONLY is that not true - that places that REALLY exist are not only just as beautiful as the places we see in movies, in some cases, they are more so. So take a look at the ten most beautiful locales from movies that someday, you might want to visit.

The Red Keep (Game of Thrones) : Attard, Mal...
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Grab The Tissues, It's The 10 Most Memorable TV Weddings Ever

June 13th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Grab The Tissues, It's The 10 Most Memorable TV Weddings Ever
From "GH's" Luke and Laura to "Game of Thrones'" Red Wedding, television fans love a good wedding ceremony! If the ceremony goes a bit awry, all the better! Weddings are a good way for the entire cast to unite (or reunite as the case may be) for one last time as in a series finale, or a way to push forward the story (as in the case of "Game of Thrones") a way that is unexpected. Grab the tissues, sit back and remember the 10 best weddings in TV history!

1. Luke and Laura, "General Hospital"

On November 16, 1981, as estimated 30 million guests tuned in to watch the most iconic TV weddi...
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'Game Of Thrones' Shifts Focus To 'The Children' In Season Four Finale

June 12th, 2014 10:52am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Shifts Focus To 'The Children' In Season Four
Just like that, the season four finale of Game of Thrones is already upon us, and after a whirlwind season only one episode remains, something the show's producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have promised will be the most epic finale to date.

Five new images from the episode, titled "The Children," have been released, but unfortunately, the new photos give little to go on as far as the episode's plot goes (unless you've read the books, of course!).

Even the teaser for the finale gives little to go on, giving small glimpses of scenes that focus on -- you guessed it, the children.

(*Mild...
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