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The Mountain Deadlifts 1,042 lbs!! ... Insane Feat of Strength

2/14/2019 4:00 PM PST

Strongman and actor Hafthor Bjornsson -- aka "The Mountain" from 'Game of Thrones' -- picked up a barbell weighing 1,042 FREAKIN' POUNDS ... and it's straight-up ridiculous!!

Thor -- who's 6'9" and 400-ish lbs. -- is a legendary strongman. He won the World's Strongest Man, Europe's Strongest Man and Arnold Strongman Classic ... all in 2018.

So, he's literally the strongest person in the world (4x WSM winner Brian Shaw and '17 WSM champ Eddie Hall might disagree).

The lift went down earlier this week at Bjornsson's gym in his home country of Iceland ... and according to Thor, it's the heaviest deadlift ever done in a gym.

BTW, Thor ain't the only guy in the room with superhuman strength ... the ripped shirtless dude is YouTube star/powerlifter/bodybuilder/strongman Larry Wheels -- who was throwin' around 220 lb. dumbbells earlier this week.

Just watching this will make you stronger.

Sen. Chuck Schumer Always Wobbly to Deal with Trump ... Still a 'Chance' to End Shutdown

1/2/2019 10:10 AM PST

Sen. Chuck Schumer says potentially ending the government shutdown is gonna take a firm commitment from President Trump ... and not his usual jiggling on the issues.

We got the Senate Minority Leader Wednesday in D.C. as he was making his way to the White House, where Trump is set to meet with Dems (in the Situation Room, no less) to discuss ending the partial shutdown that's been in effect for 12 days now. 

Schumer says he's gonna try to strike a deal with the Prez -- who wants his southern border wall funded -- but makes note that Trump is like Jell-O on when it comes to sticking to one position.

Coincidentally, shortly after Schumer made that comparison ... Trump was holding a cabinet meeting with his "Game of Thrones"-style poster -- threatening sanctions -- smack in the middle of the table. 

Still, Schumer sounds cautiously optimistic there's a "chance" to end the shutdown.

Good luck, Chuck.

'GOT' Star The Mountain A Fight With Wilder Or Fury? I'd Be Knocked Out In One Punch!

12/1/2018 12:10 AM PST

The strongest man on the planet and the baddest dude on "Game Of Thrones" says there's no way in hell he could fight Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury ... 'cause The Mountain says they'd END him!

We got Hafthor Julius Bjornsson -- aka Thor, the 2018 World's Strongest Man -- out at LAX when he told us if he fought the heavyweights ... it'd be lights out for him.

"Right now they are the best, and there's no way a guy like myself that doesn't train in the sport can just go in there and beat them."

The tale of the tape is pretty interesting -- The Mountain comes in at 6 feet 9 and over 400 pounds. Wilder tips the scales at 6'7", 212 -- and Fury comes in at 6'9", 257.

Despite the massive weight difference ... Hafthor ain't even giving himself a chance to last 1 punch -- let alone 1 round.

"If I were to be punched by a guy like Fury or those guys in the face, I would probably get knocked out the first hit."

Remember, Bjornsson did spar with Conor McGregor -- and dominated the Irishman -- but it's clear he knows his limits. 

HBO Yo, Trump ... Lay Off Our 'Game of Thrones' Line!!!

11/2/2018 10:28 AM PDT
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Donald Trump used "Game of Thrones" to warn he was about to impose sanctions on Iran -- and while his supporters might've been amused ... HBO definitely is not. 

A rep for the cable network tells TMZ ... "We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes."

In case you missed it, President Trump tweeted out a meme of himself with a 'GoT'-esque background and font that read ... "Sanctions are Coming."

It's an obvious nod to the hit series' oft-repeated line, "Winter is Coming" ... and it looks like he was trying to portray himself as Jon Snow (or maybe the Mad King?).

Either way, it's clear HBO is not down for the shout-out ... or the use of its font and background. Unclear if they plan on taking any further steps -- like a cease and desist letter or a lawsuit -- to keep Trump out of Westeros ... but this definitely sounds like a warning shot.

Jack Osbourne Meghan & Harry's Baby Might Be the Real-Life Jon Snow

10/16/2018 7:28 AM PDT

Jack Osbourne says a real-life "Game of Thrones" scenario might be what we need to get more excited about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal baby -- and guess who their kid would be?

We got the famous father of 3 and British royal subject Monday in Studio City on the heels of Meghan and Harry's pregnancy announcement. He seemed a little underwhelmed by the news -- even with CGI predictions on the kid's looks -- but when our photog suggested a potential 'GoT' situation, Jack ran with it.

Truth is, Jack and our guy totally geeked out over the royal cousins all plotting against each other to take the throne -- and suggested Harry and Meg's baby could be the Jon Snow!! They've got a whole explanation for the comparison ... although Jack pointed out one MAJOR flaw in their theory. 

If you love 'GoT' AND the royals ... you'll LOVE this clip. If ya only like one of 'em, you're still gonna love it.

Joe Jonas Bday Bummer ... Consoles Fiancee in NYC

8/16/2018 11:49 AM PDT

1:40 PM PT -- Sophie just tweeted her own explanation of the photo, saying "Lol. Thank god I have a loving fiance. Periods are a bitch."

Joe Jonas should've asked for a box of tissues for his birthday. 

Joe had a mini-crisis on his hands Wednesday in the Big Apple as he consoled fiancee Sophie Turner. The "Game of Thrones" actress looked distressed as they walked around the city. 

It's not clear why Sophie was crying ... maybe she's lamenting Joe's final bday in his 20s? The middle Jo bro turned 29.

What a difference a few days can make ... Joe and Sophie spent Monday double fisting fruity drinks and sucking face in Miami.  

We're hoping his 30th will be tear-free. 

Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner Yes, We Like Pina Coladas ... And PDA in the Pool!!!

8/14/2018 2:32 PM PDT

Joe Jonas is celebrating his birthday a little early ... and Sophie Turner's white and wet crop top is certainly making it a much happier occasion.

The middle Jo bro and his fiancee were spotted double fisting fruity drinks Monday in the pool before putting on a steamy PDA display at South Beach's Delano Hotel. Wednesday will be his 29th birthday.

The "Game of Thrones" star's high-cut, 2-piece swimsuit showed off her curves and her tats. Officially, we're told that's a Greer top she's rocking, but we think crop-T-ini (™) is a much more fun name.  

The couple got engaged in October and have been going strong since ... even double dating last month with Priyanka Chopra and Joe's brother, Nick. No word when they're tying the knot, but the world could use another happy 'GoT' wedding.

Happy early bday, Joe!

'Game of Thrones' Star Mountain Becomes Colonel ... Pulls Massive Box of Chicken!!!

8/4/2018 2:58 PM PDT

It looks like KFC's found its next Colonel Sanders -- The Mountain from "Game of Thrones" ... and he's in the Colonel's duds doing something very Mountain-esque.

TMZ got video of Hafthor Julius Bjornsson -- aka Thor, the 2018 World's Strongest Man -- decked out in the famous white suit for a one-of-a-kind video shoot ... for the record books.

We're told it was a success, and along with also being a 4-time Europe's Strongest Man winner and a 7-time Strongest Man in his native Iceland ... he now holds the record for pulling the most fried chicken!

That's finger lickin' impressive.

It's unclear if The Mountain's officially joining the club of actors turned KFC spokesmen like Darrell Hammond, Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan, George Hamilton and Rob Riggle, but if he does ... he'll easily be the strongest of the group.

Unless Riggle's really been working out.

Kit Harington & Rose Leslie 'Game of Thrones' Stars Get Married in Scotland

6/23/2018 11:57 AM PDT

The King in the North finally has his Queen ... and we're talking about real life here.

Kit Harington, aka Jon Snow from "Game of Thrones," married Rose Leslie, aka Jon Snow's former wildling lover Ygritte, in a ceremony Saturday at Kirkton of Rayne church in Scotland. Leslie's dad -- rocking a kilt -- walked her down the aisle.

The wedding was attended by several other 'GoT' stars -- like Peter Dinklage, Emlia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams ... and the celebration's continuing at Rose's family castle.

That's right -- she's a descendant of King Charles II ... and her family owns a castle.

Kit and Rose quietly began dating after meeting on set of the show years ago, and got engaged in 2017. 


'Game of Thrones' Star The Mountain's Got Game!!! Hot GF Is Half His Size

12/10/2017 12:20 AM PST
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The real-life giant who plays The Mountain on "Game of Thrones" has something new to brag about ... his girlfriend's a smoke show, and a relatively tiny one at that.

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is dating Kelsey Henson from Canada. We're told the 6'9" actor hit it off with Kelsey -- who's 5'2" --  in September when she asked for a pic with him at Earls Kitchen + Bar in Alberta. She was working there, and Thor was in town for a Strongman competition.

He's a 7-time Strongest Man in his native Iceland, btw.

Since then, the couple's been traveling all over together ... visiting Spain, Cyprus and his homeland. We're told they're doing the long distance thing for now, but she plans to visit him again in January.

Atta boy, Ser Gregor.

'Game of Thrones' Star I Coulda Killed Conor McGregor ... In Famous MMA Sesh

11/1/2017 11:02 AM PDT
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The guy who plays "The Mountain" on "Game of Thrones" says he MAJORLY "held back" when he sparred Conor McGregor back in 2015 ... because he coulda Prince Oberyn'd the guy for real. 

You remember the video ... 6'9'', 400-pound Icelandic strongman Hafthor Julius Bjornsson toyed with the 5'9" UFC star in a training sesh in Ireland before Conor's big fight against Jose Aldo

Hafthor talked about the throwdown with RT Sport and said he went easy because, "If I would push all my power into him, I would crush him. Crush him."

"I had to hold myself back because I have too much power for a man his size."

He's right. 

R.I.P. Oberyn's face. 

Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner Engaged 'She Said Yes'

10/15/2017 11:03 AM PDT
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Joe Jonas is an engaged man -- 'cause he just announced he proposed to girlfriend Sophie Turner ... and she said yes!

Joe posted the news on social media Sunday with a photo of Sophie's hand over his with a sweet rock on her ring finger. He captioned it ... "She said yes."

Joe and Sophie have been dating for about a year on the dot, and have seemed inseparable ever since ... going on super cute dates and basically becoming the definition of "relationship goals." 

When you know, you know ... we guess. 

She said yes.

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'Game of Thrones' Star Tom Hopper Jon And Dany's Incest is Natural

8/31/2017 7:36 AM PDT

The guy who played Dickon Tarly on "Game of Thrones" ain't bothered by Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen's incest in the finale ... 'cause it was inevitable.

We got Tom Hopper at LAX -- but before we got to Jon and Dany, we had to know ... why no shirtless scenes from his buff character before meeting his fate ... courtesy of dragon's breath.

Tom has an explanation for that, and also some thoughts on why the King of the North and the Dragon Queen hooking up isn't that big of a deal ... even if she's his aunt.

His theory has more to do with the plot leading up to that big reveal, but still ... Tom seems down.

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