Queen Elizabeth took a little jaunt to the “Game of Thrones” set in Ireland and came face-to-face with the Iron Throne … but did she sit in it?
Better question … which throne is cooler: the one for ruling the Seven Kingdoms or the one for ruling the United Kingdom? That's right … we have ourselves a THRONE-OFF!!!!
You Call That a Throne?
6/24/2014 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It consists of a thousand blades ... was forged together with the hot breath of an ancient dragon ... but Queen Elizabeth II didn't seem to impressed today when she laid her eyes upon the Iron Throne.
QE was out in Northern Ireland checking out the set of "Game of Thrones" when she got up close and personal with the chair reserved for the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
During her tour of the set, Lizzy met a bunch of the cast members ... including Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie and Conleth Hill.
As for the Queen's REAL throne -- it's pretty pimptastic.
Trial by Stroller Combat
6/14/2014 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The "GoT" star was cruising around Toronto with his wife and their 2-year old daughter ... luckily, no lying mistress prostitutes were spotted nearby.
Also no sign of White Walkers, Wildlings, dragons, naked people, Dothraki, exploding heads, woolly mammoths, Targaryens, giants, moon doors or members of the Night's Watch.
... Sunday is coming.
'Game of Thrones' Star
Whew! Thank God ...
My Sister Didn't Play My Sister
6/14/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Alfie Allen, best known as Theon Grayjoy on "Game of Thrones," came thiiis close to trying to bone his real life sister, singer Lily Allen -- but wait, wait ... don't freak out!
See, Lily almost played Alfie's sister on the show -- which would've been seriously awkward since he tries to grope his TV sis before he knows they're bro and sis. Yeah, GoT is confusing. And awesome.
We Want Game of Thrones Man-Ass ...
5/22/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
PLAYGIRL wants a piece of "Game of Thrones" man-ass -- and balls ... but not just in a box.
Sunday night after stud warrior Daario Naharis dropped his drawers ... fans went crazy on social media and PLAYGIRL noticed. The consensus -- the hottest male ass ever on TV.
PLAYGIRL publisher Vincent Stevens tells TMZ there is now high, full-frontal demand, and his magazine is the perfect place to showcase Daario's goods.
So Stevens emailed actor Michiel Huisman -- who also played sexy music producer Liam on "Nashville" -- urging him to "correct the oversight" and pose naked.
We reached out to Huisman but he's the silent type.
'Game of Thrones'
George R. R. Martin:
I Haven't Started Writing the Last Book!
5/14/2014 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Good news: George R.R. Martin says he's still chipping away at the "Game of Thrones" books "one page at a time."
Bad News: When we asked if the last book will be done by the time the HBO show catches up, he gave a less-than-encouraging response ... "Who the hell knows?!"
Martin was out at The Grove in L.A. where we asked him about his progress on the books behind the incredible TV show (books he writes in DOS, btw).
And though he wasn't spilling secrets left and right, he did reveal his favorite CHARACTER in the series ... which made us happy, 'cause it's gotta be harder to kill off someone you like, right?
'Game of Thrones' Director
My Wife Is Holding Kids Hostage
5/8/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The divorce between "Game of Thrones" director Alex Graves and his estranged wife has gone nuclear ... he claims she's a vindictive, unbalanced woman who's holding their kids hostage.
Graves claims in court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- that his wife Sarah refuses to let him see his 15-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter unless he falls for her ploy to get more money.
Graves says he worked his ass off as a Hollywood director to provide a stable, upscale lifestyle for his family ... with exotic trips and festive holiday celebrations.
But Graves thinks his wife resented his work and complained for years he didn't earn enough because he's too stupid.
He says she's bipolar and is fixated on the belief he's having an affair. Graves accuses Sarah of spying on him and using their son to try to bait him into admitting infidelity.
We've contacted Sarah's attorney ... so far no word back.
'Game of Thrones'
Director Files for Divorce
4/26/2014 8:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Game of Thrones" director Alex Graves -- who directed the famous show 2 weeks ago where Joffrey was poisoned at his own wedding -- is getting divorced ... TMZ has learned.
Graves filed legal docs citing irreconcilable differences in his marriage to Sarah Graves. They were married in 1995 and have 2 kids, a son 15 and a daughter 11.
Alex is asking for joint physical and legal custody. He also wants to split attorney's fees with his wife.
Graves has directed a number of huge shows -- including "West Wing" (where he was also Executive Producer) and "Ally McBeal."
'Game of Thrones'
King Joffrey Plays
Cruel Death Game With Friends
4/22/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jack Gleeson has a good poker face -- King Joffrey himself watched last week's famous Purple Wedding with a group of unwitting friends ... watching THEM as they watched HIM die.
Gleeson had a private "Game of Thrones" screening in Ireland Sunday night with 11 friends. Some of Gleeson's pals hadn't read the books, so they were totally in the dark ... although Jack did warn them something big would be happening.
Gleeson celebrated his death by ordering from Dublin's Chop Chop. His meal of choice ... a 10 piece order of the Salt Chili Chicken Balls, a few Eight Degrees beers (from his hometown in Ireland), and some homemade Joffrey-shaped cookies ... complete with blood frosting.
Sounds like a good way to go.
'Game of Thrones' Stars & Crew
Hemorrhage $1,200 on Miami Feast
Before Royal Wedding
4/14/2014 10:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Lannisters aren't the only ones flush with cash -- sources tell TMZ, "Games of Thrones" stars Gwendoline Christie and Pedro Pascal feasted at a $1,200 dinner with friends Friday in Miami.
We're told Christie (who plays Brienne of Tarth) and Pascal (The Red Viper) were in town for the HBO Latin American 'GoT' tour, and stopped by South Beach hotspot Bâoli to try the most expensive burger in the city -- just days before Sunday's terrifying "Royal Wedding" episode.
It's called the Bâoli burger and it costs $65. It's made from Kobe beef with heirloom tomatoes, foie gras, and black truffle slices, topped with a quail egg.
We're told Christie and Pascal split the burger, but also ordered the burrata, tuna tartare, several sushi rolls, filet mignon, and the sea bass. They also ordered a bunch of fancy drinks -- and lucky for them ... HBO picked up the tab, we're told.
But the best part ... no one was brutally murdered!
Madonna Ripped Off My 'GoT' Style
... But It's Cool
3/18/2014 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stay in Shape
2/28/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
'Game of Thrones' Star
It's Gonna Get REALLY Bloody
1/11/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The blood-soaked gorefest known as "Game of Thrones" is about to get even more gruesome ... one of the stars of the HBO fantasy series tells us the next season is going be dripping in plasma.
Emilia Clarke -- who was nominated for an Emmy for playing exiled princess Daenerys Targaryen -- gave a sadistic little laugh when we saw her at LAX and asked how much blood would be shed in season 4 ... and then she clued us in.
The deaths on the show have been epic so far -- lots of beheadings, a knife through the eye, being gored by a boar, one guy had boiling, molten gold poured on him ... another was tied to a horse and was dragged by his weiner.
Check out the clip ... and see a pap nearly break his neck.