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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

On Sunday night, Tencent Video, the Chinese live-streaming platform which has exclusive rights to air HBO content in China, announced an hour prior to the scheduled broadcast that Game of Thrones finale would be delayed. Later the finale that was much awaited was cancelled completely.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

An official message published on Monday by one of Tencent Video’s official accounts on Weibo, a Chinese social media site, announced that the airing would be postponed.

The notice read, “Dear users, we regret to inform you that the sixth episode of the eighth season of Game of Thrones will not go online at the intended time due to media transfer issues. We will keep you informed of the broadcast time.”

However, HBO dismissed this notice. An HBO representative told The Wall Street Journal that HBO had no problems with streaming it, but the cancellation happened due to ongoing trade war between China and US.

Both the countries have been engaged in a fierce trade war since a year. However, in the past two weeks both countries have imposed heavy tariffs on each other’s products. More than $200 billion Chinese goods sent to the US, and $110 billion of US products are now heavily taxed. The Chinese telecom giant Huawei was also declared a threat to national security and was banned by the Trump administration last week. The ban was revoked later, however the tensions continue to remain between the two nations.

A lot of Game of Thrones’ fans expressed their anger and disappointment about the cancellation and demanded a refund from Tencent Video, while the finale of the show aired everywhere else in the world.


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Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and her husband Joe Jonas welcome their first child

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If children are gifts from God, our favorite quarantine couple Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have been bestowed with the most beautiful gift ever, a baby girl. We knew that the couple had been expecting their first child for some time now. While the Game of Thrones star and her singer-songwriter husband never really went public with the news, their recent outings offered us plenty glances at Sophie carrying her baby bump with class and ease. TMZ – which came out with the news first – informs us that the star couple has named their daughter, Willa. Read on to find out more.

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and her husband Joe Jonas welcome their first child

We have learned that Sophie gave birth to the baby last Wednesday (July 22) at a hospital in Los Angeles. The reps for the couple have confirmed the news to various media portals. “Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby,” the statement read.

One of the sources gave a little more detailing to the experience. “The couple is already obsessed and can’t stop gloating about their new addition,” it tells Entertainment Tonight. “The couple is taking time to enjoy this special moment and have only shared the news and updates with family and friends. With the pandemic, Joe and Sophie have been very cautious about who is around them and their little girl.”

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and her husband Joe Jonas welcome their first child

There was news last month that the couple had bought a new home in Los Angeles. It’s a baby-friendly space with a lot of room, especially suited to raise children. Given the coronavirus crisis and lockdowns, Sophie and Joe remained careful and refrained from meeting other people. Apart from going out for walks and extending responsible support to the Black Lives Matter protests, the couple has tried to remain indoors through the quarantine period. Thus, they seem well-prepared now for this serious and incredible journey ahead as parents.

The popular couple tied the knot last year with a surprise wedding first in Las Vegas, and then in a bigger ceremony in France; after being engaged for almost two years. The news about the pregnancy had broken out in February this year. And although the two never confirmed or denied the claims, they were clicked while visiting a children’s store in March.

Sophie Turner aka our Queen of the North has been particularly active during this period of COVID-19; constantly reminding people about the importance of social distancing and self-isolation. In one of the video chats with Conan in April, she had revealed that she was enjoying her quarantine with Joe Jonas; who’s otherwise hard to pin down socially. However, being an introvert, she loved staying at home.

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and her husband Joe Jonas welcome their first child

It feels almost surreal to see that the little young girl (Sansa Stark) from the first season of Game of Thrones has become a mother now; along with growing into a strong and independent woman. We are extremely happy and proud.

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Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbaek’s horror film Run Sweetheart Run to get an Amazon Prime Video release

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Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbaek's horror film Run Sweetheart Run skips theaters, goes straight to Amazon Studios and Prime Video

With a global pandemic looming over our heads for what seems like forever now, all sorts of activities are finding ways to bypass the barriers of social distancing while keeping the COVID-19 infection at bay. Content creators in every field are turning to online aids in order to interact with their audiences. In the past few months, we’ve seen how films have increasingly chosen digital platforms for their releases. It suits their interests well as there are no signs of theatres re-opening anytime soon; plus, their product gets an instant global market to perform in. Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbaek’s (Euron Greyjoy) latest horror/supernatural film, Run Sweetheart Run has found a home at Amazon Studios and Prime Video. Read on to find out more.

Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbaek's horror film Run Sweetheart Run skips theaters, goes straight to Amazon Studios and Prime Video

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year in January. It was also meant to be a part of this year’s SXSW (South by Southwest) festival which got canceled as a result of the COVID-19 impact. Produced by Blumhouse Productions and Automatik, the film had a theatrical release date set on May 8, 2020; via Blumhouse Tilt (a label dedicated to genre films). But, then again, coronavirus problems halted the release. Thus, Amazon Studios acquired the film to release it globally on its streaming platform, Prime Video; as per Deadline.

The movie is the story of a working single mother (Cherie) who decides to face the tremors of the dating scene again. Her apparently charming blind date (Ethan) turns out to be a nightmare whose violent persona endangers her life. She’s on foot in the streets of Los Angeles trying to get back home alive; but the roads offer an ominous threat of the predator. So, our menacing pirate from GoT (Pilou) is again playing a deadly game in this horror-thriller. Written and directed by Shana Feste, the film stars Ella Balinska (Charlie’s Angels), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Clark Gregg (The Avengers), and Aml Ameen (The Maze Runner).

The producers at Blumhouse and partners at Amazon have praised Feste’s work. The producer, Jason Blum said, “Shana is a supremely talented writer and director; and we were fortunate to collaborate with her to bring her vision to fruition. I’m thrilled that movie-loving audiences around the world will get to see the film soon.” Matt Newman of Amazon Studios also backed the content of the film with full force. “Filmmaker Shana Feste takes the audience on a knuckle-bending ride that is sure to keep genre fans on the edge of their seats.

Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbaek's horror film Run Sweetheart Run skips theaters, goes straight to Amazon Studios and Prime Video

It might be hard to believe but the director’s source for the film happens to be an incident from her own life. “As crazy as audiences may find the protagonist’s experience, I wrote and directed a film that is based on a very personal story for me; and I’m thrilled that a global audience will have the chance to see it soon on Amazon Prime”; said Shana Feste. It’s safe to say here that we await its arrival eagerly.

We don’t know the exact release date yet; it’s going to be soon is all that we have for now. So, keep an eye out.

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Game of Thrones stars reunite to play Dungeons & Dragons for charity

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Once a great show is over, the fans are always looking for hints and chances to see the cast back together; either to entertain or interact with them again. It could be a game, a virtual-session, an interview, or if the odds are too good, a new film or TV show. Since it has been more than a year that Game of Thrones wrapped things up, the longing for a reunion might be rising. And that’s what the fans of Thrones got last week.

Five cast members from GoT joined a virtual gaming session of Dungeons & Dragons with D&D Live 2020: Roll w/Advantage held between 18-20 June. The games were meant to raise money for Red Nose Day; in order to help children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), Natalia Tena (Osha), Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Kristian Nairn (Hodor), and Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne) represented the cast of Thrones in the session held on 20th June. Read on to find out more.

Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing-game where the players go on an adventure full of wizardry, monsters, and fantasy. The players create their own characters while giving them specific traits and abilities. The game features interactions between the characters and the setting of the fantasy world; which are overseen and judged by the Dungeon Master (DM). These activities involve verbal impersonation of characters by the players while using a mix of social and cognitive skills. The cast of Thrones played the game on June 20 with Kate Welch (designer of D&D at Wizards of the Coast) serving as the DM. The GoT stars made up quite interesting characters for their adventure; Iwan Rheon was Woody Elftree; Natalia Tena created Puff the Magic; Gemma Whelan became Barbara Bladeboy; Kristian Nairn as Finvarra and Daniel Portman played Untrustworthy Alan.

Game of Thrones stars reunite to play Dungeons & Dragons for charity

According to Entertainment Weekly, the campaign unfolded on a video chat; where “a group of heroes meets an unusual creature that sets them on a strange task. It seems simple enough – but in a realm legendary for its danger, all is not what it seems.” Iwan Rheon let us know in the teaser video that his GoT character, Ramsay Bolton would not provide an ideal source for his D&D character. “It’s not all about brawl, man. You gotta think your way through problems. Not like Ramsay Bolton, probably. Not gonna be very useful,” he said.

Kate Welch gave an overview of her games and how the Thrones’ cast fits in. “The games I run tend to be ridiculous and goofy; which are two words I wouldn’t apply to Game of Thrones, necessarily. Super excited to see how these actors, in particular, let loose with the antics you typically find at a D&D table,” she told EW.

Game of Thrones stars reunite to play Dungeons & Dragons for charity

However, the GoT get-together is not the only gaming session that the D&D Live hosted. Many other popular stars like Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood), Amy Acker (Angel), Sam Richardson (Veep), David Harbour (Stranger Things) also took part in the D&D games which began on 18th June. You can catch the full episode with the cast of Thrones here and other episodes as well on the Dungeons &Dragons YouTube channel.

So, do you have any thoughts about this reunion? Tell us in the comments section below.


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