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  1. My 2018 Heisman Trophy ballot: Why I voted for Kyler Murray to win over Tua Tagovailoa CBS SportsI've only been a voter for the Heisman Trophy the last three years, but this season's ballot was the most difficult one for me to fill out, and I suspect this may still ... View the full article
  2. No. 21 Villanova one step away from another perfect Big 5 season NBCSports.comNo. 21 Villanova beat Saint Joseph's on Saturday, 70-58, for its 25th straight Big 5 victory. View the full article
  3. Patriots a win away from an incredible 10th straight division title NBC SportsIt's not exactly breaking news that the Patriots have dominated the AFC East during Tom Brady's time as their starting quarterback. But the extent of the ... View the full article
  4. ‘Big Brother’ Star Jessica Graf Posts First Baby Bump Photo, Blasts Online Body Shamers The Inquisitr NewsThe outspoken reality star reveals why she almost didn't share photos from her pregnancy to social media. Jessica Graf is showing off off her first baby bump ... View the full article
  5. An orchestra struck up the familiar chords of the Game of Thrones theme song while an ecstatic crowd reveled in the performance. Thus began the series’ panel at Brazil Comic Con (CCXP) in São Paulo, featuring show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with actors Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly). The group alternated asking one another questions, ranging from the fun to the personal, and shared some of the most memorable moments from the decade they have worked together. Below, find some superlatives from their years with Game of Thrones. #GoT creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss welcome @Maisie_Williams and @johnbradleywest to the stage. #GOTXP pic.twitter.com/QGq0euPt8e — Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) December 6, 2018 First Memory When asked what their initial Game of Thrones memory was, Williams recalled her first meeting with co-star Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark). Bradley mentioned his very first table read in Northern Belfast: “We got a sense of what a huge deal this show would be. That’s when it started to feel really real.” Easiest/Most Difficult Casting Benioff and Weiss admitted that casting Arya was their most difficult challenge, until “one day we were scouting in Morocco, and we saw the little thumbnail picture of Maisie Williams on our laptop. And even on a picture that small, there was just something about her that seemed like Arya,” recalled Benioff. On the flipside, the easiest role to cast was Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon. “It was the first take of the first audition,” said Weiss. “We thought, ‘Oh this is going to be easy!’ That was the only time it was that easy.” Most Memorable Feeling Although Season 8 details were hard to come by, Benioff and Weiss shared the odd sensation they felt at the end of their journey. After 13 years, the pair took a picture on their final day of shooting around “destruction and ruin,” said Benioff. “It was a major part of our lives for a very long time.” Weiss concurred: “It was a strange and wonderful feeling,” adding that the crew “was family to us.” Best Marriage Material When asked which character, male or female, Bradley and Williams would marry, they were both quick to answer. “Sansa,” said Williams, “because she’s really fit and fierce.” Bradley chose Gilly: “It certainly helped Samwell that Gilly’s only experience of men was Craster.” Similarities/Differences With Their Characters “I wish I were more like Arya than I actually am,” shared Williams, reflecting on any comparisons to be made with her character. “We look pretty similar.” Meanwhile, Bradley related strongly to Samwell, in the sense that they’ve grown together: “He’s not always the first person to see worth in himself,” Bradley acknowledged, telling Benioff and Weiss, that while Gilly has instilled that confidence in his character, “You guys did that that for me.” Best Planning Williams asked Benioff and Weiss when they realized how the series would end. “Certain things, we knew from the beginning,” added Benioff, throwing out Dany crossing the Narrow Sea. But the final season took shape during Season 3. “After we finished shooting the third season, we knew,” Weiss stated. Favorite Props Bradley and Williams both made a plea to the creators to collect beloved objects from set. Bradley’s choice? The thimble that Sam’s mother gave him before he left for the Wall. For Williams, it was, obviously, Arya’s sword, Needle. Benioff surprised the audience, admitting that he has the coveted sword in his home. Most Intimidating Co-Stars Benioff asked which actor they found the most intimidating to work with, guessing Maisie’s answer right away: Charles Dance [Tywin Lannister]. Williams confirmed Dance inadvertently exasperated the situation by nonchalantly introducing himself: “Hi, I’m Charlie.” Williams reflected on her former scene partner as “still the nicest person to this day.” Bradley referenced the late actor Peter Vaughan [Maester Aemon], awed by the realization that his co-star had been in a film with Frank Sinatra. Weiss shared a similar respect for Jonathan Pryce [High Sparrow], explaining that talent of that caliber lifted up the entire production. Favorite Kill Williams placed the show’s deaths into two different categories…ones the fans really wanted to see and ones that were intricate and fun to film. Of the latter category, her favorite was Meryn Trant, because although it was not the most anticipated event, it was very involved to film. Williams promised eager fans that more kills were coming in Season 8. As for Bradley, he declared: “Randyll Tarly is the only name on my list.” Most Missed When asked what they would miss most about the series, Benioff and Weiss had the same, instantaneous, answer – the people. “The stars aligned,” said Bradley, of the life-changing experience. Williams agreed: “It’s made us who we are now.” The hour culminated in a new Season 8 tease; which you can watch here. View the full article
  6. Exclusive: Robbie E Talks ‘Titan Games’, Building His Brand MandatoryI recently had the chance to speak with Robbie E after the official announcement that he is a cast member of The Rock's new NBC show The Titan Games. View the full article
  7. American Idol Season 17 premiere date, judges, auditions, teasers and trailers, and everything we know... Monsters and CriticsAmerican Idol is returning for a second season on ABC and a 17th season overall. Here's everything we know about the singing competition's return. View the full article
  8. Carrie Ann Inaba to permanently replace Julie Chen on 'The Talk' Page SixCarrie Ann Inaba is set to take over Julie Chen's chair on “The Talk.” Sources tell Variety that Inaba has closed a deal to join the CBS daytime chat show, and ... View the full article
  9. Pregnant 'Big Brother' Alum Jessica Graf Reveals Baby Bump PopCulture.comJessica Graf is showing off her baby bump while proactively stopping body shamers from ruining her fun.The Big Brother 19 star, who met now-husband Cody ... View the full article
  10. Kym Perfetto: From Bike Messenger To Cyclist, Fitness Social Influencer ForbesAnyone who's hip to social media today knows that there is a whole new generation of people influencing the way we live, work, play and stay fit. Kym Perfetto ... View the full article
  11. “Just look. This is wild!” says actor Maisie Williams, known to many CCXP attendees as Arya Stark. Williams points out a window at a huge crowd of eager fans a floor below, screaming and waving. “I’ve never come to South America before. I’m on the other side of the planet, and here there are still people who know who I am and appreciate what I do. It’s just overwhelming.” John Bradley, the actor behind Samwell Tarly, is equally impressed by the crowds and enthusiasm. “It’s my first time in South America at all. I knew the show was very popular here, and to experience it first-hand is so exciting, especially since we shoot the show in Europe, which feels kind of close to home for us. It’s amazing to be here with people who watch the show and are as invested in it and passionate about it as people back at home. It really gives you the indication of global reach.” Raise a banner for House Stark.@Maisie_Williams and @johnbradleywest take a seat on the Iron Throne at #GOTXP. pic.twitter.com/UrdfHskwzL — Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) December 6, 2018 Hello, World! Eager fans at CCXP had the chance to “pay their respects,” in an experiential activation designed as tribute to characters who have died. Both Bradley and Williams expressed that seeing a character go is incredibly emotional for them on a personal level. “Not only are you a fan of the show and you’re saying goodbye to a character whom you’re invested in,” explains Bradley, “You’re also mourning a colleague leaving since you won’t get to work with them anymore. So we have to grieve twice.” Williams shares this sentiment: “We always have a big party when it’s someone’s last day. It’s very emotional. It’s more emotional because they’re emotional,” she says. “You realize how much this show means to them. It makes you really grateful you’re still here.” The fleeting nature of their colleagues’ experiences makes events like Brazil Comic Con all the more sweet for Williams and Bradley. “This is a great opportunity for fans to express their passion in a really safe and inclusive environment,” acknowledges Bradley. “We get to appreciate it all together. It’s really special.” View the full article
  12. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen gather outside Dragonstone. But rather than anyone seen on screen, the duo are cosplayers, waiting to step inside the immersive Game of Thrones experience at São Paulo’s CCXP. The activation brings fans into the world of the series, inviting them to pay respects to the characters who have fought, died and sacrificed for the throne. As the castle doors open, Comic Con attendees are greeted by a maester, donned in a traditional chain, who welcomes the group inside a crypt. There, six-foot tall mausoleums stand, surrounded by candles and adorned with the sigils and iconic objects associated with six great Westerosi houses — Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Martell, Tyrell and Baratheon. Fans select which house to pay tribute to, and hear memorable lines from the fallen. After making their choice, fans move into the instantly recognizable Dragonstone map room, where a replica of the wooden, Westeros-shaped table Dany and her war council strategize over stands at its center. From there, the show’s most-shocking deaths are showcased using immersive 3D mapping, so that each moment encompasses fans entirely in the scene. After moving through Ned’s beheading, weddings both Red and Purple, and Jon’s death and resurrection, the room turns an icy, ominous blue. The mood follows fans to the next room where members of the Army of the Dead – yes, White Walkers in full regalia – await to recruit the group’s assistance in “breaking through” a giant, full-wall replica of the Wall. The outcome evokes the Season 7 finale, teasing the epic war to come in Season 8. Last, but certainly not least, fans enter the infamous Throne Room. There, dreams came true as fans could pick which banners to raise – Stark, Targaryen or Lannister – as they took their seat upon the Iron Throne. All told, the activation wow’ed fans, bringing Game of Thrones to Brazil Comic Con with all the fire and ice one would expect of the series. The experience was a perfect way for fans to pay their respects to the characters of the past, as they await the fate of the living. Follow along using #GOTXP, #PayYourRespects and #ForTheThrone View the full article
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  14. “It gives nothing away, but simultaneously gives so much away,” says Maisie Williams of the new Dragonstone Season 8 tease. “I wish that we could show more, but the wait is going to be so worth it,” she promises. “What we have for this final series is beyond anything we’ve done before.” Watch the tease below. View the full article
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