Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss
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11. Coming Up Short Award: Everyone's got a gimmick on America's Got Talent. For one diminutive impersonator, that means dressing up as one of the judges' husbands and singing a song that was written about her! Thus, the aptly named Little Ozzy croons "Mama, I'm Coming Home," much to Sharon Osbourne's delight. "I have to tell you something. My husband is away from me right now, and it made me miss him even more by you singing me that song, so I really thank you," she says. But a compliment is all Little Ozzy gets, as he fails to...
Jack Gleeson, Alfie Allen
The cast of Jersey Shore or the Real Housewives franchise may seem too over-the-top to be real, but these outrageous characters are precisely why we watch. As Game of Thrones approaches its second season finale Sunday (9/8c, HBO), the cast reflects on which colorful series character could give Snooki or Nene a run for their reality money.
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On Game of Thrones, she plays a nobleman's daughter who's been on the run after her father was beheaded as a traitor, but in real life, actress Maisie Williams is just your typical 15-year-old.
This means hanging out with your friends, making funny home videos and, oh yeah, trying the infamous cinnamon challenge. In a video posted on YouTube, Williams can be seen...
Wonder Woman, Peter Dinklage
Even if you don't end up murdered like Ned Stark or Jon Arryn before him, acting as the Hand of the King is a thankless job.
As Game of Thrones approaches its Season 2 finale Sunday (9/8c, HBO), the cast of the period-fantasy series weighs in on arguably the most powerful job in the Seven Kingdoms: The Hand of the King (or Queen, as it were). The Hand acts as chief advisor, executes the ruler's commands, is in charge of the army, drafts laws, dispenses justices, handles the day-to-day running of the kingdom, sits on the small council and even sits upon the Iron Throne to act on the king's behalf when he is indisposed (or hunting wild boar).
Kat Dennings, Simon Cowell
The 2011-2012 TV season ended with a whimper, as all five broadcast networks posted year-to-year drops in viewership during May sweeps. But the season as a whole wasn't too bad: Sure, some big swings (Pan Am, Terra Nova) missed, but a solid 15 freshman shows (out of 45) were renewed. Here's a roundup of this year's winners and losers.
CBS' 2 Broke Girls was the year's highest-rated new comedy, averaging a strong 5.6 million viewers with adults 18-49. The show has already been upgraded to a plum 9pm time slot for fall. "That shows enormous...
"Halfman! Halfman! Halfman!"
On Sunday's epic Game of Thrones, that chant proved that Tyrion Lannister's years of cultivating his brain had paid off during the Battle of the Blackwater. Who else advanced? Who fled in fear? TVGuide.com breaks down the power shifts in "Blackwater"...
Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark has lost that loving feeling for King Joffrey Baratheon.
The eldest Stark daughter was betrayed by her betrothed last season on Game of Thrones, when he had her father Ned publicly beheaded. In the second season, the formerly boy-crazy Sansa (Sophie Turner) has decidedly cooler feelings toward the king. "She hates him!" Turner tells TVGuide.com. "She's seeing Joffrey in a completely different light."
Game of Thrones' Madden discusses Robb Stark's love life and patented "sex stare"
Unfortunately, as the daughter of the late nobleman, Sansa is too valuable as a political-marriage prospect to be released from her engagement. She's been confined to King's Landing, awaiting the impending wedding. "She's on her own, she's kind of caged up with the people that killed her father. So she's very much a prisoner," Turner says. The gently bred teenager hasn't buckled, however, despite repeated physical and emotional abuse.
Game of Thrones, Richard Madden
Robb Stark has been lucky on the battlefield and now he's lucky in love.
On the most recent Game of Thrones, Robb (Richard Madden) and healer Talisa Maegyr (Oona Chaplin) finally gave in to their impulses and tore each other's clothes off in a passion-filled romp. Although fans may have cheered for the hookup, it's not the wisest turn of events for the King in the North who has a war to win and an impending arranged marriage with one of Walder Frey's daughters.
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
The Game of Thrones players better not underestimate Arya.
On Sunday's episode, the youngest Stark daughter proved that even a war prisoner turned cupbearer could make moves in the games. Her quick thinking definitely got her ahead. Who else triumphed? Who crashed and burned? TVGuide.com broke down the power shifts in "The Prince of Winterfell"...
Michelle Fairley, Game of Thrones
Lady Catelyn is just as noble and upstanding as her late husband Ned Stark. And we all know how that ended.
On Sunday's Game of Thrones, Catelyn continues to be torn between her wartime duties to the King in the North, her son Robb (Richard Madden), and being separated from her four younger children. "Robb is the only one that she has any sort of communication with at this time, and she doesn't know where the others are," Michelle Fairley, who plays Catelyn, tells TVGuide.com. "Her whole drive for the second season is to...