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'Game of Thrones' Hodor Rave of Thrones ... I'm a Strip Club DJ!!!

6/13/2019 4:21 PM PDT

The biggest DJ in all of Westeros is taking his talents to Las Vegas ... Hodor from "Game of Thrones" is throwing it down on the 1s and 2s Friday at a strip club!!!

Actor Kristian Nairn, famous for playing Bran Stark's trusty sidekick in the super popular HBO series, will be the guest DJ Friday night at Larry Flynt's Hustler Club as part of Comic-Con weekend in Vegas.  

The strip club is having a huge 'GoT' themed rave to kick off the weekend ... and come midnight, Hodor will be spinning tunes on the rooftop terrace as patrons dressed in cosplay dance the night away!!!

Turns out, club owners are HUGE fans of Hodor and the entire 'GoT' franchise ... and we're told the venue is gonna be tricked out to bring the show to life. Brothels were big in the Seven Kingdoms, so it makes sense. 

What's the over/under on the number of times Kristian says "Hodor" during his DJ set???

Someone hold the door ... sounds like a great party. 

Kit Harington Making Time for Fitness ... During 'Wellness' Stint

5/31/2019 11:26 AM PDT

Kit Harington is finding healthy ways to release stress -- getting in a workout down the street from his stay at a "wellness center" ... aka rehab. 

The "Game of Thrones" star was walking out of a gym Friday in the Connecticut neighborhood where he's been taking what his people call a mental health retreat ... at a luxury facility. 

Kit, who played Jon snow on the extremely popular HBO series, was rocking jeans and a button down on his way out of the gym. His female companion appears to be someone connected to the facility -- maybe a sponsor ... she's been seen with him around town in late April.

As we reported ... Kit's reportedly getting treatment for exhaustion, stress and alcohol abuse at a facility that's believed to cost about $120,000 per month. As you can see, he's allowed to leave the facility from time to time. 

We're told Kit spent about 90 minutes at the gym ... plenty of time to get in a killer workout.

Kit Harington Rep Says NOT in Rehab ... It's a 'Wellness Retreat'

5/28/2019 4:36 PM PDT

3:34 PM PT -- Kit's reps got back to us, and say he "has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues."

They say he's NOT there for "rehab," and emphasize the words, "wellness retreat."

Kit Harington was hit hard by "Game of Thrones" coming to an end -- so hard, he checked himself into a rehab center for stress and alcohol before the final episode aired.

The actor, who famously played Jon Snow on 'Thrones,' entered a luxury Connecticut facility for a mental health retreat weeks before the May 19 finale ... according to the NY Post, which first reported his rehab stay. 

Kit's been getting treatment for stress, exhaustion and alcohol abuse. The Post says his wife -- fellow 'GoT' star Rose Leslie -- has been very supportive of the decision to get professional help.

The rehab facility is believed to cost over $120,000 per month ... no word yet on when Harington will be released.

As you know, 'GoT' wrapped its highly-anticipated 8th final season earlier this month. Reviews of the whole season were extremely mixed, at best, and downright awful at worst. It still got HUGE ratings, though.

Video of Kit reacting to the final script in the 'GoT' behind-the-scenes documentary as he read the fate of his character and Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen went viral ... because he broke down in tears.

Clearly, he wasn't just being dramatic. He has since said he needed therapy after learning how the show ends for his character. 

Kit's also been very open about how much the show's worldwide attention has impacted his life. He told Variety the "darkest" point was when Jon Snow was killed ... but later came back to life.

Originally Published -- 3:17 PM PT

Elizabeth Warren Bran Shouldn't Have Won the 'GoT' ... He Didn't DO Anything

5/22/2019 3:22 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Y'know that meme about Bran Stark not contributing anything to the group project, but still getting an A? Well, Elizabeth Warren is here to tell you why that's 100% correct.

We got the Massachusetts Senator and presidential hopeful Wednesday on Capitol Hill, where she elaborated on why she thinks Bran was totally the wrong choice for the crown ... an option no one seems happy with ... other than meme creators, of course.

Senator Warren explains it rather simply -- Bran was boring as hell in the series and didn't actually offer much of anything to the action OR the story ... unless you count a lineage discovery (that didn't go anywhere, ultimately) as mighty important.

Even if he did serve as solid representation for the disability community, Warren says that alone just doesn't cut it as far as development and arc over the whole series.

Sounds like EW's doubling down here on her shared rant with AOC from the other day -- a character more folks were invested in (like, say, Dany or Sansa) should've won the throne ... rather than just being written off as either crazy or complacent in the end.

Speaking of writing off females seeking powerful positions, Sen. Warren assures us she ain't gonna go down like any of the ladies in 'GoT.' Her story's in her hands, it seems.

'Game of Thrones' Robin Arryn I 'GoT' Milk, Now Fans Love Me ... Especially in the DMs!!!

5/21/2019 1:19 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The "Game of Thrones" actor unexpectedly getting the most love after the finale isn't Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke or even Kit Harington ... it's Lino Facioli, and he's blown away.

The former kid star turned grown-ass hottie who played Robin Arryn -- aka Breast Milk Boy -- on HBO's epic series joined us Tuesday on "TMZ Live" to talk about his huge glow-up from the final episode. While most fans have been bitching about the finale plot lines ... almost all of 'em LOVED the grown-up version of Robin!

Lino tells us it's insane and surreal, even more than expected ... because he actually forgot the finale was even airing! He says he awoke Monday morning to his phone blowing up after fans went nuts for his more mature and teen idol-esque appearance.

As 'Thrones' faithful know ... Lino first appeared in season one as a weird, bratty boy drinking milk straight from his mother's boob despite being a walking, talking pre-teen. He continued to be awkward and off-putting in later seasons.

In the finale, though, Robin shocked fans by showing up as the Lord of the Eyrie and pulling a Neville Longbottom from the 'Harry Potter' franchise. Translation -- he grew up and got hot.

Lino says he's already reaping the benefits in the form of thousands of added social media followers -- he went from around 5k to almost 46k on Instagram almost overnight. He says he's getting plenty of offers since the finale -- career-wise and DM-wise -- but knows one of his best options might be as a mouthpiece for the benefits of breastfeeding.

No one's gonna argue it did HIS body good! 

Elizabeth Warren, AOC 'GoT' Writers Screwed Women Right Off the Iron Throne!!!

5/21/2019 1:52 PM PDT

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are PISSED at the ending of "Game of Thrones" ... and they're lamenting the fact a woman didn't end up ruling all of Westeros. 

The 2020 Presidential candidate and freshman Congresswoman are airing their grievances with HBO's writers ... ripping the men who wrote the script and bashing them for making Daenerys Targaryen go crazy in the final episodes (tiny spoiler alert).

Liz and AOC seemed to have their hearts set on Dany sitting on the Iron Throne when all was said and done -- but add they were also let down again by Sansa Stark's storyline (bigger spoiler alert). 

As you know by now ... the wheelchair-bound Bran Stark ended up as king (umm, huge spoiler alert), a fact that earned some praise from the National Organization on Disability. 

For pretty obvious reasons, Sen. Warren would love to have a woman earn the ultimate title. Nudge nudge, wink wink ... 2020 political foreshadowing?? 

No word if either signed the petition to remake the final season.

'Game of Thrones' Did Good for the Disabled, But ... Bran the Broken? Really???

5/21/2019 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Game of Thrones" broke down barriers for the disabled community during its 8-year run ... a fact that's earning the show high praise, even though one group says producers made a big flub in the finale.

Felicia Nurmsen -- a top dog at the National Organization on Disability -- tells TMZ ... the hit HBO show gets tons of props for working on behalf of those with disabilities, 'cause it didn't shy away from the subject and served as a pretty accurate mirror to our society, even in a fantasy setting.

Specifically, Nurmsen says she's impressed with the story lines and ultimate fates of 2 of the most prominent characters with disabilities on 'GoT' -- Tyrion Lannister and Bran Stark.

She says even though wheelchair-bound Bran and Tyrion, a little person, were often written off by other characters, they landed in powerful positions in the end by resorting to natural born (or divinely-gained) gifts.

SPOILER ALERT -- if you're not among the 19 mil who watched Sunday night. 

Bran is named King of Westeros and Tyrion becomes his hand.

That said ... Nurmsen can't help but point out the irony that even when a disabled person reaches the highest point -- the Iron Throne -- 'GoT' writers leaned into the narrative that disabled people aren't whole.

Case in point ... Tyrion and co. end up dubbing their new king, "Bran the Broken." You could see that as an attempt to embrace his disability as a good thing, but Nurmsen suggests it's problematic. 

Two steps up, one step back?

'Game of Thrones' H2O No!!! Another Ep, Another Epic Blunder

5/20/2019 6:28 AM PDT

First, it was a disposable coffee cup, then a regenerated hand ... and now a plastic water bottle has "Game of Thrones" fans fuddled over what the hell's going on in Westeros.

The massively popular HBO series came to an end Sunday night, but not before another blunder was called out by observant viewers -- a water bottle behind the left foot of Samwell Tarly at around the 46-minute mark of the finale.

It's hard to tell what brand of H2O Sam was sucking down, but hopefully they recycle in the Seven, err Six, Kingdoms.

Another viewer pointed out that a second bottle was visible on the ground behind Ser Davos, but it's not quite as clear.

The latest 'GoT' gaffe comes a week after a promotional image for episode 5 featured Jaime Lannister with his right hand still intact ... despite getting it chopped off in season 3.

And of course, there was the infamous modern-day coffee cup left sitting on a table next to Daenerys in episode 4 ... which was later scrubbed from the streaming versions to wipe away the mistake.

Clearly, the showrunners didn't learn their lesson.

'Game Of Thrones' In Memorium Remembering The Fallen Characters

5/20/2019 12:01 AM PDT

What is dead may never die ... and that is why we remember all the characters we lost over the past 8 seasons of "Game of Thrones."

Some of the most beloved characters fell throughout the journey to rule the Iron Throne, including Margaery Tyrell and Robb Stark -- on the other hand, there were many whose deaths were undoubtedly satisfying, like the long-awaited poisoning of Joffrey Baratheon or when Ramsay Bolton was killed by his hounds. Now that the finale is finished, we will mourn these epic heroes and villains along with the end of the series. 

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. 

'Game Of Thrones' Celebrity Cosplay Fired Up Fans!

5/19/2019 12:01 AM PDT

Prepare yourselves ... the 'Game of Thrones' series finale is coming.

The time is finally here to wrap-up winter and watch the last episode ever, and these fired up fans are geeking out. Dax Shepard warged in his Bran Stark costume, Josh Gad made an impressive Jon Snow, and even Joe Jonas dressed up as Sansa Stark -- portrayed by his fiancee, Sophie Turner. Grab your swords and crowns because this gallery of stars in cosplay will be sure to get you enchanted for the end of an era. 

If you think this has a happy ending, then you haven't been paying attention. 

'Game of Thrones' Star 'Sucks' That Fans Want a Do-Over For Our Final Season

5/17/2019 10:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Game of Thrones" star Jacob Anderson is a straight shooter -- he's got sage advice for some 'Thrones' fans and a harsh reaction to that angry fans' petition, but his opinions are totally Unsullied.

The actor who plays Grey Worm on the HBO series was out in NYC Thursday afternoon snapping selfies with fans and even quoting lines from the show when we hit him up about 2 hot topics.

First, he weighs in on the baby-naming craze inspired by 'GoT' characters, which many parents might be regretting after what Daenerys did last week. Even though Jacob says he's happy with Grey Worm's final curtain call on the show, he doesn't recommend naming a little one after him.

Seems like a good call.

His next take's a little more controversial -- Jacob had just 2 words for pissed off fans who are circulating a petition to remake the show's 8th and final season because they think the writers are blowing it. We think Dany would be proud of his take.

BTW, Jacob's already turning the page from 'GoT' ... with his music career.

He performs under the name Raleigh Ritchie, and his music's been skyrocketing in popularity along with this 'Thrones' character.

At least that doesn't 'suck.'

Michael Richards Here's How 'GoT' Stars Should Handle Critics Been There, Done That

5/15/2019 5:31 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Richards is one of the few people in the world who can relate to the criticism targeting the "Game of Thrones" cast as the show ends ... and he's offering them some sage advice.

We got Michael Wednesday at Sunset Plaza and asked what message he'd send to folks over at  'GoT' ... now that fans are bitching about an underwhelming final season ... and the "Seinfeld" star says it's all about perspective. 

Michael lived through the same thing back in the day -- "Seinfeld" was hammered over the series finale -- and Kramer says the secret to dealing with the haters is appreciating what came before. 

It's hard to find a "Seinfeld" fan who didn't hate the show's final episode ... and Michael explains how he's dealt with the backlash for all these years, and why 'GoT' stars would be wise to follow his lead.

As Sunday's finale nears, fans are fearful 'GoT' is heading down the same path as "Seinfeld" ... but Michael isn't buying the narrative that HBO's writers are rushing through the 8th and final season. Sorry, social media mob. 

Check out our clip ... Michael says its extremely hard for any show to go out on top, and one bad game doesn't tarnish a career.

'Game of Thrones' Bran's the Odds Fave to Win it All ... But He Won't Get Ya Paid

5/13/2019 2:47 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The "Game of Thronesgods odds have spoken, and they got your boy, Bran Stark, sitting on the Iron Throne for the series finale ... but betting on him won't make you a bunch of cash.

WARNING ... MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!! 

The good folks over at SportsBetting.ag have set their new online betting odds for this coming Sunday's final episode ever, and the virtual bookies have Bran as the top pick for Ruler of Westeros. His ratio ain't all that good though for anybody -- just 1/1. 

That means for every dollar you bet on Bran winning, you'll get exactly that amount back if it comes true ... not a huge payout. The house loses dough, so he's not ideal for anyone ... betting-wise, that is. We're sure he'd make a fine king on TV.

Now that we know neither Arya, Jamie or even Daenerys got around to killing Cersei themselves -- turns out, it was a bunch of rubble that got it done -- there are new bets on how the final episode will play out. Here's who gamblers have dying and surviving.

Jon Snow is the odds-on favorite to survive the whole thing at 2/5. Arya's survival rate is pegged at 1/1 ... and folks are betting on Dany to die by sword/dagger at 1/2.

Seeing how she just torched all of King's Landing -- killing thousands upon thousands of innocents -- A LOT of people are predicting her death ... so yeah, we don't see her living.

Some other fun bets being taken right now: 

-- Will Ghost make one last appearance after that tragic no-pet goodbye? A 1/3 chance of yes, and a 2/1 chance at no. Ya gotta hope he does, that send-off was trash.

-- Will Tyrion perish after betraying Dany (again) and letting Jaime go free to be with Cersei? This one could go either way, but they seem to think he'll survive ... 1/1 odds for yes, and 2/3 odds for no.

-- And, perhaps most importantly, will there be NUDITY in the final episode??? Fans don't seem to be betting on it at 1/1 for yes, and 2/3 no. 

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