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Game of Thrones By the Book: Theon's Horrible Fate and Jaime's Annoying Hair

Alfie Allen

Hello, friends and bannermen. Game of Thrones' second episode revealed the fates of several more favorite characters that we didn't have time for in the premiere. That's right, more Starks! How did it match up with the books? How did it differ?

This weekly chat series is for fans of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, upon which HBO's fantasy drama is based. It's meant to be a safe haven to discuss spoilers and changes from the novels and how they have played out or will play out in the TV series. Hanh Nguyen and Sadie Gennis are longtime fantasy fans of varying levels of geekiness who will sound off on all things Westerosi (and beyond!).
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Keck's Exclusives: Marc Cherry's Top Secret Golden Girls Reunion First Look

Marc Cherry, Golden Girls

Shhh. Here's an exclusive first look at writer/producer Marc Cherry's super top secret Golden Girls reunion project, starring from left to right: Betty White (Rose), Estelle Getty (Sophia), Bea Arthur (Dorothy) and Rue McClanahan (Blanche). No worries that three quarters of the cast passed away over the last few years, as no dialogue was written for this reunion. Rather, the skeletal ladies were on display as part of a Halloween lawn display treat for fortunate trick or treaters who visited Marc's L.A. home two weeks back.
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Castmates Remember Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan, who passed away June 3 after suffering a massive stroke, is remembered fondly by her former costars. "Rue was a close and dear friend. I treasured our relationship," Betty White, McClanahan's costar on The Golden Girls, said in a statement. "It hurts more than I ... read more

Rue McClanahan Dies at 76

Rue McLanahan

Rue McClanahan, best known as Golden Girls' man-hungry Southern debutante Blanche Devereaux and Maude's scatterbrained Vivian Harmon, has died. She was 76.

McClanahan suffered a massive stroke and died at ...
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Academy Works to Remove Estelle Getty's Emmy from eBay

Estelle Getty

The television academy has taken steps to remove Estelle Getty's 1988 Emmy from eBay, where it popped up last week.

"When the Emmy winner wins, they sign a form acknowledging the statue is a loan and [that they] can keep it as long as they desire. But if they part with it, they must ... read more

Golden Girl Estelle Getty Dead at 84

Estelle Getty by Jim Smeal/ WireImage.com

Legendary actress Estelle Getty died early Tuesday morning in her Hollywood Boulevard home at the age of 84, according to the AP. Getty, best known as the smart-mouthed Sicilian character Sophia Petrillo on the hit series The Golden Girls, had been suffering for years with dementia. The talented comedic actress struggled to achieve fame for 40 years, but her Golden role, which came in 1985, made Getty and her three co-stars (Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White) household names across the globe.The Lifetime Network, on Friday starting at noon, will air 10 Golden Girls episodes showcasing Getty's Sophia. Until then, watch the montage below for some of Getty's most memorable moments. — Gina DiNunno read more

Who sang the theme song for ...

Question: Who sang the theme song for The Golden Girls?


Answer: Cynthia Fee sang an abbreviated version of Andrew Gold's "Thank You for Being a Friend" for the show, which, as you know, ran on NBC from 1985-92 and starred Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty as four seniors living in Miami.

The song was a Top 25 hit from Gold's 1978 album, All This and Heaven Too. The singer-songwriter (a term popularized when you needed to do at least one to have a career in the music business) had a previous Top 5 hit with "Lonely Boy" in 1976 and, putting in time as a producer, studio musician and songwriter for others, has worked with such notable talent as Linda Ronstadt, Karla Bonoff, James Taylor, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Dia read more

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