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  • EMILIA CLARKE & KIT HARINGTON ADDRESS 'GOT' BACKLASH AS VIEWERS SPOT ANOTHER ERROR

  • Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 EST

    Emilia Clarke is addressing the fans who were less than pleased—enraged, more like it—by her character Dany's personal arc on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The final episode aired Sunday and viewers sounded off on social media not only about Clarke’s character, but also by yet another out-of-place on-set beverage.

    In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she discussed her character’s descent into homicidal madness, and put her personal spin on why she did the things she did.

    Clarke explains how the beloved rebel turned into a psychotic dictator thusly: "The problem is the Starks don’t like her and she sees it. She goes, ‘Okay, one chance.’ She gives them that chance and it doesn’t work and she’s too far to turn around. She’s made her bed, she’s laying in it. It’s done. And that’s the thing. I don’t think she realizes until it happens—the real effect of their reactions on her is: ‘I don’t give a sh*t.’ This is my whole existence. Since birth! She literally was brought into this world going, ‘Run!’ These f*ckers have f*cked everything up, and now it’s, ‘You’re our only hope.’"

    One breaking, she said, was her incestuous relationship with Kit Harington’s character Jon Snow: "And there’s just this last thread she’s holding onto: There’s this boy. And she thinks, ‘He loves me, and I think that’s enough.’ But is it enough? Is it? And it’s just that hope and wishing that finally there is someone who accepts her for everything she is and…he f*cking doesn’t."

    But then, Missandei dies: "There’s a number of turning points you see for Daenerys in the season, but that’s the biggest break. There’s nothing I will not do after losing Missandei and seeing the sacrifice she was prepared to make for her. That breaks her completely. There’s nothing left to making a tough choice."

    And despite it all, she told EW, "Having said all of the things I’ve just said…I stand by Daenerys. I stand by her! I can’t not."

    Harington's response was less measured. "Whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their judgement on it, in my head they can go f–k themselves," he tells Esquire. "Because I know how much work was put into this."

    WATER BOTTLE

    Meanwhile, it seems hydration is a priority in Westeros. Fans noticed a plastic water bottle near Sir Samwell Tarlyl’s left foot in Sunday night’s finale, and immediately took to Twitter to heap scorn on the show, which, despite its sky-high budget, has been plagued with editing errors this season.

    One person tweeted: "I’ve never seen Game of Thrones before, but I fear for the PA who left a Starbucks cup AND a water bottle in the shot during two separate episodes," alluding to a rogue Starbucks cup, which appeared on-set two episodes ago.

    While HBO edited out the Starbucks coffee post-airing, it’s unclear if the water bottle will meet the same fate.

    THE VIEW

    Meghan McCain apologized Monday after revealing the Game of Thrones ending on air on The View and spoiling it for fans who hadn’t seen it yet.

    Her hosts were furious; Whoopi Goldberg got up and walked away for a moment and Sunny Hostin gasped, claiming she’d only gotten to season four.

    "I'm sorry, but it's all over the internet," she noted. "I wasn't told I wasn't allowed to say it. I'm sorry, everyone. It's all over the internet. You would have found out one way or the other. As a dedicated fan who watched it live last night like everyone was supposed to, OK?"



  • DID CONSTANCE WU'S BUNNY TURN A PARK AVE. PENTHOUSE INTO A LITTER BOX?

  • Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 EST

    Having a pet while holding down a full-time job can be challenging. Constance Wu apparently assuaged her guilt by giving her pet bunny the run of the fancy NYC penthouse she was renting, Page Six reports.

    The problem is, bunny wasn’t housetrained, and ended up leaving evidence of her presence in the form of poop and pee all over the apartment. When the housecleaner who was hired by the owner came in to tidy up once a week came in, she was reportedly shocked to see the mess covering the $6.5 million Chelsea home, not to mention the odor.

    A source sniffs: "The place totally stank, it was disgusting, there were little pellets of poo everywhere, and Constance seemed oblivious to it. She seems to sleep with the bunny, and there was even poop in the bed."

    Wu—who has garnered a rep for being difficult to work with and created a stir last week by initially complaining about then apologizing for complaining about, the renewal of her ABC show Fresh Off the Boat—rented the place while she was filming Hustlers with Jennifer Lopez.

    When the owner caught wind of Wu’s unusual approach to pet-care, they told her to keep bunny in a cage. When Wu refused to comply, the owner reportedly called Wu’s manager and threatened to give her the boot.



  • LEONARDO DICAPRIO, INSTAGRAM BOYFRIEND

  • Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 EST

    Even Leonardo DiCaprio plays second fiddle to Instagram. The 44-year-old is nominally in Cannes to promote the Quentin Tarantino-helmed film in which he stars with Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but in reality, he’s also playing the all-important role of Instagram boyfriend to Camila Morrone.

    The 21-year-old was photographed being photographed by DiCaprio outside the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antiebes where the pair and countless other celebs seem to be staying. She looked gorgeous in a flowing polka-dot dress, and DiCaprio was photographed photographing her from multiple angles as she posed coyly.

    She posted a shot with the caption, "Press day jazz," though sadly failed to credit the photographer (to be fair, it's unclear if she posted one of DiCaprio's shots). Morrone is also at Cannes promoting Mickey and the Bear. The pair have reportedly been dating since December of 2017.



  • OPRAH WINFREY CLAPS BACK AT STUDENT DEBT CRITIC

  • Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 EST

    After Oprah Winfrey gave a rousing commencement speech at Colorado College, one critic took to social media to say she should have paid off the graduates’ student debt, like billionaire Robert F. Smith did.

    Smith also gave a commencement address, in his case at Morehouse College, a private all-male, historically black college. In it, he announced that his family was setting up a grant to pay off the student loans of the entire 2019 graduating class.

    Following her speech, Winfrey posted a shot of herself and a Colorado College grad, captioning it with a note that said she shook hands with all 571 grads and gifted them with a copy of her book, The Path Made Clear.

    Several celebs took note; Gwyneth Paltrow called her a "hero," and Cat Cora called her an "inspiration." However, one commenter was less impressed, saying she should have paid off their debt instead of giving them a book.

    Commenters were swift to respond, pointing to her famous philanthropic efforts across the globe, which includes programs to help Morehouse College grads, fund $12 million worth of scholarships for Morehouse students, and founding a school for girls in South Africa.

    "Oprah is the GOAT of giving. Shame on anyone who questions the impact she’s had on countless lives. Do your homework!!" one user commented.



  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

  • Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 EST

    ELLEN DEGENERES, REESE WITHERSPOON DUKE IT OUT FOR JENNIFER ANISTON: Ellen DeGeneres and Reese Witherspoon are fighting over Jennifer Aniston. Witherspoon appeared on DeGeneres’ show Monday, and the pair got into a faux fight over who’s closer to mutual pal Aniston. "We always have the best time together," Witherspoon tells DeGeneres after the two recount partying at Aniston’s recent 50th birthday party. "Do you think you and I have a better time together than you and Jen?" DeGeneres asks. "Well, I mean, Jen and I know each other better because we’re really, really good friends and we just finished our television show that we have coming out together, it’s called the Morning Show," Witherspoon answers, plugging their upcoming Apple TV show. "Yeah, she told me she needed a break, she was glad it was over," DeGeneres jokingly hits back. The battle continues, until they call Aniston, who tells them she’s too busy to talk because she’s on the treadmill. When an out-of-breath Aniston returns the call, she tells DeGeneres that she "wins": "Yes honey, we’ve cleared this up. Haven’t we. Yes darling, that’s based on almost 30 years of knowing each other."

    KIM KARDASHIAN AND KYLIE JENNER TO BE DEPOSED IN BLAC CHYNA SUIT: Blac Chyna will be able to grill Kim and Khloe Kardashian, as well as Kylie and Kris Jenner in her legal battle with the reality clan, The Blast reports. Citing court docs, an L.A. judge is ordering Kylie and Khloe to sit down and talk turkey with Chyna before August 31st. She will be able to question them about their relationship with her ex and their brother Rob Kardashian, and whether or not they tried to get their show, Rob & Chyna, canceled.

    ROYAL HAND-ME-DOWN? Prince Louis appears to be sporting royal hand-me-downs. In a new image of Kate Middleton and Prince William's three children, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Louis, 1, the baby of the bunch appears to wearing red-and-white striped shorts that George wore in 2014. Charlotte was photographed in them as well.

    JORDYN WOODS SHOWS OFF NEW PAD: Three months after Jordyn Woods got booted from Kylie Jenner’s house—in response to her alleged hook-up with Jenner’s sister Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend Tristan Thompson—she has got a new place of her own. "Finally my first piece of furniture arrived," she captioned a picture of herself sitting on a gray-colored couch. "Designing homes is such a task but I’m having the best time doing it. What are some of your house hacks and favorite companies?"



  • SARAH JESSICA PARKER PUTS LIBRARY BUDGET CUTS (AND MAYOR) ON BLAST

  • Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 EST

    New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio has proposed funding cuts to city libraries and Sarah Jessica Parker is not here for it.

    The Sex and the City alum channeled character Carrie Bradshaw in a blistering missive savaging the $11 million funding cut proposal, which would reportedly require shorter hours and fewer library services.

    "As Carrie Bradshaw might, I couldn’t help but wonder: Can New York City survive without strong public libraries? Could I, as a New Yorker, accept cuts to our wonderful, important, necessary, and beloved libraries? I’m sorry. I can’t," she wrote.

    "It is not only a regular neighborhood stop for books, programs, and more, it is a cornerstone, a beacon, and one of the most beloved buildings in our community. I don’t know what we’d do without it," Parker, 54, continued.

    Library-goers are right with her, posting hundreds of comments at investinlibraries.org, a website Bradshaw directed them to.

    On a happier personal note, Bradshaw and husband Matthew Broderick celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary, an occasion she marked with a cute throwback pic.



  • GARTH BROOKS BREAKS ATTENDANCE RECORD FOR PITTSBURGH'S HEINZ FIELD

  • Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 EST

    The Garth Brooks tour continues to break records. On Saturday (5/18) he played a sold-out show at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, singing to the biggest crowd attendance in the stadium’s history. Garth had this to say about performing to more than 75-thousand fans: "I know music is supposed to be the whole reason why we’re here…but the truth is, I think music is the voice of hope. So, I think the real reason I’m here is for this place to have a memory they can take with them and share with complete strangers…and to love one another and be a little more kinder and gentler with each other."

    AUDIO: GARTH BROOKS ON TOURING


  • INDUSTRY NEWS

  • Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 EST

    QUENTIN TARANTINO BEGS ‘NO SPOILERS’: In anticipation of today’s Cannes debut of the Charles Manson-Hollywood mash-up Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, director Quentin Tarantino made a special request on social media. He wrote: "I love Cinema. You love Cinema. It’s the journey of discovering a story for the first time. I’m thrilled to be here in Cannes to share Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood with the festival audience. The cast and crew have worked hard to create something original, and I only ask that everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent later audiences from experiencing the film in the same way. Thank you." The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and many others.

    SEASON 3 TRAILER FOR WESTWOOD DROPS: HBO used its Game of Thrones series finale to promote the upcoming season of Westworld. The show, starring Aaron Paul and Lena Waithe, will bow for its third season in 2020.

    HULU NABS RIGHTS TO WEINSTEIN DOC: Hulu grabbed the rights for Ursula Macfarlane’s Untouchable, which reportedly features interviews with new Harvey Weinstein accusers. The film tells the story of Weinstein’s rise and fall, and the manner in which he allegedly traded influence in Hollywood for sexual favors. The accused rapist is facing a criminal trial on assault charges.

    HELEN MIRREN THINGS PINK AT CANNES: The L’Oreal spokesperson Helen Mirren, 73, is going all out for the brand she represents at Cannes. (The brand is also a major sponsor of the festival). She not only wore a rose dress, but also dyed her hair pink to highlight the Rosy Tint age-perfect line from L’Oreal.