Why is ‘Game of Thrones’ heading to Spain?

05.21.14 3 years ago

Why is “Game of Thrones” heading to Spain?
The HBO series is scouting the Andalucia region of Spain, which would become its 7th country to be used for filming. PLUS: The 10 most shocking characters that could be killed off, the science of “GoT,” what “GoT” would look like as a Disney movie, and the “GoT” creators were “two American Jews in Dublin” when they first met in 1995.

ABC”s newly picked-up “Forever” drama accused of stealing
Warner Bros TV received a letter claiming that the supernatural series “sounds rather similar” to “Forever,” a 2004 supernatural novel by Pete Hamill.

Could “The Americans” let the Russians win?
Noted historian Edward Jay Epstein weighs in on whether an alternate-universe scenario of the Russians winning could actually work on the FX series. PLUS: “The Americans” composer is influenced by scores from the late “70s and early ’80s, the Russian-speaking cast members speak Russian when cameras aren”t rolling, and Margo Martindale on juggling “The Millers” and “The Americans.”

Allison Tolman was binging on “Breaking Bad” while filming “Fargo”
While watching “Breaking Bad,” Tolman said to herself, “Man, this is great, we have really good timing. There”ll be a lot of people sad that this show is gone and we”re gonna be able to fill that void.” PLUS: Watch Key & Peele on “Fargo.”

Charlie Sheen to serve as a guest analyst on ESPN”s “Baseball Tonight”
Sheen, a lifelong Reds fan, be part of the broadcast booth for “Sunday Night Countdown” between the Reds and Cardinals.

Pat Sajak: It was a parody!
Responding to the outrage over his equating “global warming alarmists” to “unpatriotic racists,” the “Wheel of Fortune” host tweeted this afternoon: “As most of you know, original Tweet was intended to parody the name-calling directed at climate skeptics. Hyperbole.”

Claire Danes recalls filming a “Homeland” sex scene while 7 1/2 months pregnant
“At the very end, I was a month and a half shy of popping, and I was doing a romantic scene,” Danes says as part of The Hollywood Reporter”s drama actress roundtable.

Julianna Margulies felt like “sloppy thirds” when she was approached after Ashley Judd rejected “The Good Wife”
In a Hollywood Reporter Emmy roundtable of drama actresses, Margulies said she wanted to hate “The Good Wife” script, “because, you know, f- you, you didn”t want me to begin with. And I”m like your sloppy thirds.” PLUS: Why “The Good Wife” was so great this season.

“Parks and Rec” boss addresses the final season, jokes about a spinoff of “The Sappersteins”
Exec producer Michael Schur also says he”s mulling an Andy and April baby.

Zeljko Ivanek promoted at “Madam Secretary”
The “Damages” alum will be a series regular as chief of staff to the president of the United States.

Jon Hamm tanks in his 1st leading movie role
“Million Dollar Arm” only brought in $10.5 million in its first weekend.

Will Letterman and Leno get Emmy nominated?
David Letterman”s impending retirement and Jay Leno”s exit could shake up the Emmy race this year. PLUS: Leno is enjoying retirement.

18-year-old high school girl receives gobs of media attention for being attractive on TV during the NBA Draft
Mallory Edens, the daughter of the Milwaukee Bucks owner, was so attractive she merited stories in the Washington Post and L.A. Times.

Has Louis CK become the male comic version of Oprah?
His pontificating on various issues has made him seem like “a kind of self-help guru, peddling pat life advice vaguely dressed up as jokes,” says Soraya Roberts.

Female Charlie Day fans can”t explain their attraction
Why are women attracted to the “It”s Always Sunny” star (and commencement speaker extraordinaire)? “Day is intensely charismatic, funny and cute,” as Madeleine Davies explains. Plus, “He has what seems to be a very sweet relationship with his wife Mary Elizabeth Ellis … and he's incredibly gifted musically.”

“Orange is the New Black” writer: I realized I was gay while working on the show
Five months after marrying a man, Lauren Morelli writes, “I flew to New York to start production on my first episode of ‘Orange,' and from that moment on my life fell into a parallel rhythm with Piper's story in a way that went from interesting to terrifying in a matter of months.”

How “Catfish” works: Everybody meets with a therapist at the end
The production process begins with casting the liars first.

Letterman accused of being transphobic
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”s” John Cameron Mitchell says “David wouldn”t shake my hand” when he performed as a woman on “The Late Show” a while back.

“Modern Family” co-creator: Even anti-gay marriage people give Mitch & Cam “a pass to a certain extent”
Christopher Lloyd says criticism of this week”s wedding has mostly been muted. PLUS: Everybody was emotional during filming of the wedding, and Ty Burrell wrote a love letter to Salt Lake City.

“The Voice” champ Josh Kaufman psyched to perform with The Roots on “The Tonight Show”
“I'm getting to sing with the Roots, so that's a pretty big deal,” he says.

“Major Crimes” recruits “Review”s” Andy Daly and “Alphas”” Azita Ghanizada
They”ll guest in Season 3.

Why “Gang Related” isn't “Gang-Related” (with a hyphen)
Producers “just forgot” to add a hyphen in the title.

How to watch the “Girl Meets World” premiere now
The “Boy Meets World” spinoff debuts on June 27, but you can watch it now if you have the right cable provider. PLUS: Here's the first review.

Watch Aimee Mann and Ted Leo cover TV theme songs
They recently rocked through everything from “Community” to “WKRP in Cincinnati” to “Orange is the New Black.”

“Broadchurch” Season 2 casts Charlotte Rampling, plus “Torchwood” and “Without a Trace” stars
The UK series is returning with Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eve Myles and James D”arcy.

Mike Myers says he was “very proud” to be standing next to Kanye West 9 years ago
Myers if finally commenting on that Hurricane Katrina fundraiser from 2005, in which Kanye said: “George Bush doesn't care about black people.”

For sale: “Twin Peaks”-themed shower curtains
For $68, you can get Laura Palmer or Dale Cooper shower curtains.

“Pretty Little Liars” creator to tackle “The Merciless”
The upcoming horror novel from Danielle Vega is being adapted by I. Marlene King.

Headless Horseman will be back on “Sleepy Hollow”
Neil Jackson has been promoted to series regular next season.

Nikki Reed files for divorce from ex-“Idol” Paul McDonald
The “Twilight” star cites irreconcilable differences in their marriage, which began in October 2011.

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