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Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal: Oberyn's Challenge Is a "F--- You" to the Lannisters

Peter Dinklage, Pedro Pascal

Trust a Dornishman to get excited by impossible odds.

On Sunday's Game of Thrones (9/8c, HB), Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) will enter into trial by combat against Gregor Clegane, who is nicknamed The Mountain for his ridiculously vast size. The series cast massive Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson to dwarf his onscreen competitor. "He's nearly a foot taller than me. He's 6-foot-9; I'm 5-foot-11," Pascal tells TVGuide.com. "I think he's nearly three times my weight. He's 420 pounds of muscle. It felt like I was with a giant. And then put him in the armor, and his sword alone was exactly my height. It was incredibly intimidating but also really delightful because I think that the character Oberyn really relishes that kind of challenge."
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HBO Developing Gay Rights Drama From Adam Shankman

Adam Shankman

HBO is developing a period drama centered on the gay rights movement in 1960s New York, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Open City explores the lives of characters... read more

Here Are the First Details About True Detective Season 2

True Detective

While there have been more than a few casting rumors regarding True Detective's anticipated second season, creator Nic Pizzolatto revealed a major game-changer for everyone's favorite speculative hashtag: Season 2 will feature three leads.

"Right now, we're working with three leads," Pizzolatto told the To the Best Of Our Knowledge podcast, before revealing even more changes. "It takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the lesser known venues of California and we're going to try to capture a certain psycho-sphere ambiance of the place, much like we did with Season 1. The characters are all new, but I am deeply in love with all of them. We have the entire season broken out, and I have a couple of scripts, and we'll probably start casting within the coming month."

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10 Ways The Normal Heart Broke Our Hearts

Mark Ruffalo, Taylor Kitsch

[Warning: The following article contains major spoilers about HBO's The Normal Heart. Read at your own risk!]

HBO's The Normal Heart chronicles the emergence of AIDS in New York City in the early 1980s. Ryan Murphy's adaptation, based on the 1985 play by Larry Cramer, offers a shattering examination of both the physical effects of the disease itself, as well as the personal and political implications of the government's lack of response to the growing epidemic. The film tells the story through a group of characters who are struggling to make their voices heard amid the crisis. Here are 10 ways the movie broke our hearts:

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The Normal Heart Takes a Brutal, Unflinching Look at the Impact of AIDS

Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo

If The Normal Heart, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c on HBO, were a work of fiction, it would be tragic. But knowing that it's rooted in actual events makes it nothing short of devastating.

Based on Larry Kramer's 1985 play (which was revived on Broadway in 2011) and adapted for the small screen by Ryan MurphyThe Normal Heart takes a brutal, unflinching look at the onset of the AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 1980s. The story is told through the eyes of a group of activists who founded the organization Gay Men's Health Crisis to help patients living with the disease.

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Community's Gillian Jacobs Graduates to Girls Recurring Role

Gillian Jacobs

Gillian Jacobs is about to get a whole different kind of education!

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Jessica Chastain Won't Star on True Detective Season 2

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain will not star on the second season of HBO's  True Detectiveaccording to E! News.

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Game of Thrones By the Book: Dany's Dalliance and Littlefinger's Worst Line

Emilia Clarke and Michiel Huisman

Hello, friends and bannermen. On Sunday's Game of Thrones, Daenerys got lucky, Tyrion got a champion, and Arya got revenge (again). 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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Game of Thrones Postmortem: Littlefinger Teaches a Flying Lesson

Kate Dickie, Aidan Gillen

[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from Sunday's Game of Thrones episode, "Mockingbird." If you haven't watched yet, it's best to sit this one out.]

Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish finally had to lift a finger.

On Sunday's Game of Thrones, the wily political schemer killed a third person this season, but this time, he did the honors with his own bare hands... read more

True Blood: Watch the First Trailer for the Final Season

True Blood

Is Bon Temps turning on Sookie?

HBO premiered the first full trailer for True Blood's upcoming seventh and final season Saturday, and the Hep-V vampires are causing chaos in the community.

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