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'Game of Thrones'

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4 New Episodes LEAKED

4/12/2015 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0412-game-of-thrones-HBO-01There has been an epic breach on one of the most popular and successful shows on TV ... 4 of the 10 Season 5 episodes of "Game of Thrones" have been leaked ... and the downloading is predictably insane.

The timing is awful ... Season 5 kicks off tonight. It looks like someone took a DVD that was sent to the media for previews, blurred the watermark and posted it on several torrent sites.

As for the number of illegal downloads ... TorrentFreak claims in just 3 hours it was the beneficiary of more than 100,000 downloads.

HBO just issued a statement, acknowledging the leak vowing to actively figure out how it happened.

"Game of Thrones" is the most pirated TV show out there ... and this ain't gonna help.

'Game of Thrones' Writers

We Want to Return the 'Sunny' Favor!

3/26/2015 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's never sunny in Westeros, but that doesn't mean the guys from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" can't pay a visit ... and the guys behind "Game of Thrones" want to make that happen. 

The unlikely alliance of shows began in 2013, when writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss penned an episode of "Sunny" called "Flowers for Charlie." And Wednesday night in New York City ... the guys said they are still trying to figure out a way to have Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney appear on their show.

We chatted with the "GoT" guys about a few different topics, so if you're a fan of the show ... there's bound to be something in there for you.  

'Game of Thrones' Star

Crushes Strong Man Record

... In a Kilt!!

3/10/2015 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

More insane feats of strength from the guy who plays "The Mountain" on "Game of Thrones" -- this time, he threw a 56-pound kettle bell 19 FEET IN THE AIR ... setting a new world record! 

Hafþór Björnsson was competing at the 27th Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio this weekend -- in a kilt -- when he decided to push his kettle bell swingin' skills to the limit.

Check out the video (h/t to BroBible btw) -- haven't seen Bjornsson this excited since he crushed the Red Viper's head like a watermelon. 

Michael Sam

Destroys TMZ Camera Guy

... With Epic 'Game Of Thrones' Ruse

2/24/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022315_michael_sam_launchMichael Sam just dominated a TMZ photog at LAX like he was The Mountain ... and we were Oberyn Martell ... and it's pretty damn hilarious.  

Here's how it went down ... One of our crack camera guys got the newly engaged Sam to not only tell us when and where he's getting married ... but who he's inviting and where he's registered.

Awesome, right? 

Now for the twist ... He's getting married in Westeros with Tyrion and Tywin Lannister -- AND Daenerys Targaryen (good luck with those three) -- and he's registered at King's Landing.

Yeah, it's Red Wedding-level deception. 

Here's the thing ... most of you probably got the fact that those are all references to the HBO show "Game Of Thrones" -- but the one dude who didn't was our camera guy. 

Last time we send Hodor out in the field ... 

Jason Momoa

My Sun and Stars

... He's Hot!

12/9/2014 12:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jason Mamoa BeachFormer "Game of Thrones" hunk Jason Momoa took his man muscles down to Rio de Janeiro ... reminding us why he's the perfect choice to play Aquaman.

Wet. He wears it well.

'Game of Thrones' Creator

Geno Smith Sucks

11/11/2014 7:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1111-george-geno-getty-01He lost 7 games in a row. He lost the starting job. And now Geno Smith has lost the support of a HUGE NY Jets fans ... "Game of Thrones" creator George R.R. Martin.

Martin is such a big Jets fan, he writes a blog about the team -- and in his most recent post, George took some shots at the sophomore QB ... basically saying he sucks and it's time to move on.

George was waxing poetic about the Jets' victory over the Steelers ... writing, "For the moment, I will enjoy the win and wonder what might have happened if Rex [Ryan] had only benched Geno Smith earlier. (I was distressed to see Geno back as second string and Matt Simms inactive. Simms showed more in his brief appearance last week than Geno has all season)."

He continued ... "Gang Green DOES have some good players, if only they could get a quarterback."

Martin also muses about the downside to winning games so late in the season.

"It is certainly more fun to watch the Jets win than to watch them lose, but if they start racking up victories now, all it will do is ruin their chances of getting a real franchise QB in the draft."

Haven't seen a prodigy fall this hard since Bran Stark.

Peter Dinklage

Spanish Fans Can't Get Enough

... Of His Stunt Double

10/21/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Either Peter Dinklage has the most loyal fans in the world ... or the dumbest -- which is a label they might be stuck with after screaming in joy for a look-a-like.

You'd like to give the overeager fans outside the cast's hotel in Osuna, Spain the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they're simply cheering anyone who has anything to do with "Game of Thrones."

However, it seems clear they can't tell the guy is a fake.

To us, Peter's stunt double looks more like the love child of Dinklage and Dave Grohl ... but judge for yourself.

And to the good people of Spain -- they don't all look alike.

'Game of Thrones' Star

Slams Steve-O's Frost Giant

10/17/2014 12:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
101714_steve_o_launchSansa Stark has lots of pent up anger ... and the video of her taking it all out on Steve-O's nuts is pretty damn hard to watch.

Sophie Turner punted the "Jackass" star right between his field goal posts with extremely painful results during an event for a big new movie they're both in called "Barely Lethal."

The flick is about a teenage special ops agent who fakes her own death, then enrolls in high school.

If it's anything like this video, we're sold.

'Game Of Thrones'

It Costs a Ton ...

To Keep Cersei's Nude Scene Secret

10/6/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lena Headey's naked bod was finally unleashed on the "Game of Thrones" set -- sort of -- but producers racked up a $50,000/day tab to shoot the scene ... and keep it under wraps. 

According to our GoT spies ... more than 200 security guards were hired to protect the set while shooting the "Walk of Shame" scene -- where Lena's character Cersei walks stark naked out of a church and through town. We're told the 4-day shoot in Croatia got so pricey because of the added crew -- and producers having to pay local shop owners to shut down and leave the area. 

Cell phones were banned on set so photos wouldn't get leaked (oops!) -- and everyone signed confidentiality agreements that threatened $250,000 lawsuits for violators.  

It's been a bitch to get this far. We broke the story ... the whole scene was nearly called off when church leaders banned any nude shoots. They ended up shooting on the other side of town.  

As for who actually witnessed Lena, au naturel -- we're told only 4 key crew members were present for the unveiling. 

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'Game of Thrones'

Lannister Hooters Scene Saved!

They Shall Be Gazed Upon

8/31/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Hear ye, hear ye ... Cersei Lannister doth FINALLY have permission to stroll the streets of King's Landing in her birthday suit -- but her majesty hath some holy guidelines that must be followed.

By order of the Croatian film commission, Cersei ... played by Lena Headey ... now hath the green light to walk the streets of Dubrovik in the nude -- as long as she never sets foot in a church.

As we doth previously reported ... Church of St. Nicholas officials proclaimed the royal breasts could not be unleashed on their property ... where the highly anticipated scene was to be filmed.

We're told the film commissioners changed their initial ruling ... upon realizing how much pleasantry "Game of Thrones" doth bring the townspeople. It also brings in a lot of copper pennies.

Lannister sources telleth TMZ, producers will shoot Cersei's boob debut on a fake church set. Which is fine ... no one will be looking at the background.

Game of Thrones

Lena Headey's Boobs Dissed

By Church Leaders

8/25/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Game of Thrones usually delivers boobs by the bunch, but now it might be forced to hold back the pair viewers most want to see ... and it's all God's fault! 

The plan was for Lena Headey to get nude at a church, but Cersei Lannister's fans better start praying hard ... 'cause right now the good church folk ain't down for naked knockers.  
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'Game of Thrones'

Best Boobs On Show

Victim of Church Cover-Up

8/25/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The most coveted boobs on TV may stay covered ... and you can blame the church.

Everybody -- actually 90% of men based on Kinsey and probably 40% of women -- are drooling at the prospect of ogling Cersei Lannister's royal cans.  

Here's the problem. The scene calls for Cersei -- played by Lena Headey -- to walk out of a church and onto the streets of King's Landing in the buff. The scene is supposed to be shot in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where the church has a lot of power and a rigid policy against public displays of sexuality.

We're told the local film commission will not give producers a permit to shoot the scene because they take their cue from the church -- in this case the Church of St. Nicholas.

Sources tell TMZ ... they can't cut the scene because it's crucial to the story line and it's an iconic moment from the book.  

So far ... producers haven't figured out a workaround ... and Hail Marys probably won't do the trick.


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George R.R. Martin

I'm NOT Obsessed With 'Weenies'

... But I Love Boobs!

7/28/2014 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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George R.R. Martin says "South Park'" got it all wrong ... claiming he's NOT the wiener-obsessed old man he was made out to be ... he's more of a boob man!

The "Game of Thrones" creator decided to set the record straight at Comic-Con during an interview with Clevver News -- right after he admitted that he's never actually watched the famous "GoT" episode. 

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"I do have to say I've been told that my character on 'South Park' is obsessed about weenies. I have to deny this as a scurrilous rumor."

But what Martin says next is even more entertaining than watching Lord Tyrion bitch slap Joffrey.

Well, almost. 

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