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  • George RR Martin to kill off more characters in 'Game of Thrones' sequels August 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Fans of 'Game of Thrones' may find their favourite characters missing in the show's upcoming seasons because author George Martin says he will not spare anyone in the story and will kill them, if needed. Martin, who has written book series 'Song of Ice and Fire' which the hit...
  • 'Game of Thrones' announces new cast members for season five July 26, 2014

    Laughter and death did battle on Friday at HBO's "Game of Thrones" panel at Comic Con, one of the highlights of the annual gathering of entertainment enthusiasts, with the introduction of new characters to supplant the deceased for season five. The fantasy drama set on fictional continents has become the mostwatched...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season 4 bloopers: Tyrion dances before his trial; Prince Oberyn poses for a candid during the fight with The Mountain July 26, 2014

    There sure are not too many reasons for merriment in the criticallyacclaimed television series 'Game of Thrones'. But despite that, the cast members seem to have a ball during the filming.The event for the television hit kicked off with a humorous blooper reel of cast members messing up their lines...
  • Watch: 'Game of Thrones' title sequence reimagined as a nostalgic '80s videocassette recording June 28, 2014

    We have been informed that long before satellite TV that records your favourite shows, before DVD and VCDs, there was a thing called the VHS. Scratchy visuals, discoinfused peppy, upbeat title tracks and smiling faces in the intro this was the way most TV shows in the '80s started.Now,...
  • Epic tales: 7 startling resemblances between characters from 'Game of Thrones' and 'Mahabharata' June 27, 2014

    While one is the longest epic in the history of mankind, other is a fantasy fiction that portrayed over a largerthanlife scale. The Mahabharata has been adapted into literature, televisions shows and movies, the fantasy series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' has been adapted by HBO, into the criticallyacclaimed...
  • Queen Elizabeth II visits 'Game of Thrones' set June 24, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh met cast and production members of HBO's hit TV show 'Game of Thrones' during a tour of their set in Belfast, Northern Ireland.The US television series is partly filmed in the city's Titanic Quarter and is a focal point for Northern...
  • 'Game of Thrones' puts Northern Ireland on the map June 22, 2014

    Belfast: Giants, dragons and vengeful queens have for generations populated Northern Ireland's folk tales. Now, such creatures are visiting the land in a different version on the sets for the hit TV show "Game of Thrones." But rather than spells and destruction, they're bringing an economic boost to this...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season 4 finale: 'Daenerys needs to watch How To Train Your Dragon', and other hilarious Twitter reactions June 16, 2014

    Note: This post contains discussion and speculation about the last episode of the season four of 'Game of Thrones'. Wait...what? Are you over the season four finale of 'Game of Thrones'? With speculations, discussions, conspiracy theories and predictions, the last episode of the season four, titled, 'The Children', still managed to...
  • 10 things we want to see in the 'Game Of Thrones' season 4 finale June 14, 2014

    Note: This post contains discussion and speculation of book spoilers through the end of season four of 'Game of Thrones'. By now, George RR Martin and the makers of HBO series 'Game Of Thrones' must be sitting happily in their offices, smug with the knowledge that this season's finale is set...
  • 'Silicon Valley' HBO's funny and sometimes painfully real mockumentary finds fans in tech June 1, 2014

    Palo Alto: When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out. Initially, its namesake geeks and nerds who spend their days coding, developing and hacking in a red hot tech economy weren't so sure it was funny: "Most startups are a soap...
  • George RR Martin says the makers of 'Game of Thrones' are killing characters still alive in books May 15, 2014

    Note: The following video clips contain spoilersWith only four more episodes left in season four of the hit HBO show 'Game of Thrones', creator George RR Martin explains why he uses an antique word processing unit to stay away from viruses and how even he's taken by surprise, after watching...
  • Britain's ladies inspired by 'Game of Thrones' heroine Daenerys Targaryen May 5, 2014

    London: American fantasy drama TV series 'Game of Thrones' is back with a new season and it is apparently inspiring beauty trends. The first episode of the fourth season of the show went on air April 7 and, according to amazon.co.uk, Britain is becoming a nation of platinum blonde, strongbrowed women...
  • Embarrased when your parents walk in on you during an explicit scene on TV? HBO comes up with ads promoting HBO Go to prevent that from happening April 23, 2014

    HBO has put together a series of commercials to promote its latest app HBO Go. These brilliant ads give you reasons why you should download and start using the app right away. Had awkward moments when there are explicit scenes on a Game of Thrones episode while you're watching the...
  • Watch: The smooth, jazz version of 'Game of Thrones' opening theme song April 10, 2014

    To celebrate the season premiere of HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' these guys teamed up with nine time Grammy-nominated sax star Dave Koz for this smooth version of the opening theme song. No Starks were harmed in the making of this video. ...
  • HBO's 'Game of Thrones' premiere draws 6.6 million viewers April 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: The season four premiere of fantasy epic 'Game of Thrones' drew an average of 6.6 million viewers, making it the largest audience for HBO since the 2007 finale of mafia drama "The Sopranos," the premium cable network said on Monday. The highly anticipated premiere on Sunday of 'Game of...
  • All men must die: 'Game of Thrones' returns for fourth season March 29, 2014

    Mystical ice creatures, fire-breathing dragons, and the people caught in between return to the small screen come April 6, when HBO's 'Game of Thrones' unsheathes a fourth season that could see it crowned as the cable network's most watched series in history. The medieval fantasy drama's fan base has grown substantially...
  • 'The Sopranos' star James Gandolfini dies in Italy June 20, 2013

    Los Angeles: James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate crime boss in HBO's 'The Sopranos' was the brilliant center of one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died on Wednesday in Italy. He was 51. Gandolfini died while vacationing in Rome, the...
  • Celebrating 50 years of The Rolling Stones August 2, 2012

    Los Angeles: U.S. cable channel HBO will air a new documentary about The Rolling Stones this fall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British rock band. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told journalists that the documentary, which has no title yet, was being directed by Brett Morgan. "This is all...
  • HBO stops selling DVDs to Netflix January 7, 2012

    Los Angeles: HBO fired a shot across Netflix's bow this week, confirming it will no longer sell discounted DVDs of hit shows like "Boardwalk Empire" to the subscription video service. The move by Time Warner Inc.'s pay TV channel is more antagonistic than damaging. Netflix Inc. can maintain its mail-order movie...
  • Ricky Martin, '30 Rock' bag top gay group award March 21, 2011

    New York: Russell Simmons, Ricky Martin and the HBO drama series "True Blood" are among this year's recipients of media awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Other winners of the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented Saturday in New York, include the NBC comedy "30 Rock" and CNN's...
  • 'Band of Brothers' inspiration Dick Winters dies January 11, 2011

    Philadelphia: Even as Parkinson's disease began taking its toll on Dick Winters, who led his "Band of Brothers" through some of World War II's fiercest European battles, the unassuming hero refused, as always, to let his men down. Friends accompanied him to public events, subtly clearing a path through the adoring...
  • Study finds more gay characters on network TV September 29, 2010

    New York: The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV has risen slightly this season to 23 out of a total of nearly 600 roles, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The 15th annual "Where We Are on TV" report released Wednesday found that...
  • Never short of words, Rex Ryan to write book July 1, 2010

    New York: Rex Ryan, already headed to HBO, is now writing a book too. The brash, charismatic New York Jets coach is penning a book that will combine autobiography and football strategy. Doubleday acquired the untitled book's North American rights and plans to publish it in spring 2011 - potentially not long...
  • HBO to show Terror In Mumbai on November 19 November 16, 2009

    HBO recaptures Terror In Mumbai on November 19 Washington: Terror In Mumbai, a new riveting documentary reconstructing the horrendous attack on India's financial capital airs in the US on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the November 26 assault. Directed by Dan Reed, who made a similar film out of a...
  • TV channels let viewers 'read' their movies November 26, 2008

    Bangalore: Did you ever struggle to follow the unfamiliar accents in an English movie? Or fretted over that dialogue you didn't hear well? Sit back, relax and get ready to read your movie. That's what Ashok Karanth, a sports marketing professional in Bangalore, does these days. English channels in India are...
  • Sex and the City set to hit big screen January 3, 2008

    HBO's multi-Emmy Award winning series Sex and the City is making its way to the big screen in May. Apart from Sarah Jessica Parkar and other series regulars, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson also joins the gang in the film. which is slated to release on May 30. ...
  • Film on Pearl's brutal slaying debuts November 23, 2006

    New Delhi: A moving documentary on the brutal slaying in Pakistan of American journalist Daniel Pearl has made its Indian debut, even as Hollywood film The Mighty Heart which features the complete story of slain journalist is still under production. Ramesh Sharma's The Journalist and the Jihadi, that was screened at...
  • Emmy Awards: HBO wins 26, 24 picks two August 28, 2006

    Los Angeles: Saving the world from assorted terrorists paid off for the cast of 24 at Sunday night's Primetime Emmy Awards. The Fox thriller picked up the award for best drama and star Kiefer Sutherland picked up the award for best actor in a drama for playing crusading CTU agent Jack...