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Top Moments: John Oliver Makes Us Laugh Talking About Net Neutrality

John Oliver

Our top moments of the week:

11. Best Icebreaker: Jonah Hill has been apologizing for the wrong transgression this whole time. A day after his tearful mea culpa on The Tonight Show for using an anti-gay slur, the 22 Jump Street star drops by The Colbert Report, where... read more

Game of Thrones Tops The Sopranos As the Biggest Show in HBO History

Emilia Clarke

Tony Soprano sleeps with the fishes. At the bottom of Blackwater Bay. HBO announced Thursday that Game of Thrones has overtaken The Sopranos as the most popular series in the network's history...

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Game of Thrones By the Book: The Mind-Blowing Fight and Sansa's Maleficent Makeover

Sphie Turner

Hello, friends and bannermen. On Sunday's Game of Thrones, The Mountain meted out the trauma, while we dealt with the fallout drama. 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...

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Lupita Nyong'o, Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie Join Star Wars: Episode VII

Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and Game of ThronesGwendoline Christie have joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm announced Monday on StarWars.com.

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Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal on the Duel's Crushing Blow

Hafþor Julius Bjornsson, Pedro Pascal

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's Game of Thrones. Read at your own risk!]

Oberyn Martell tried to conquer The Mountain with mixed success.

On Sunday's Game of Thrones, the fiery Dornishman known as The Viper (Pedro Pascal) went head-to-head with the massive Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane (Hafthor Bjornsson) ... read more

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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Top Videos: 50 Cent's Pathetic First Pitch, Will Ferrell and Chad Smith's Drum-Off

50 Cent

This week, Will Ferrell and his doppelganger, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, had a drum-off on The Tonight Show, and Steve Buscemi launched his new web series, "Park Bench with Steve Buscemi." A paralyzed baby goat learned to walk with the help of a cart, and the contestants from The Bachelorette tried to impress Andi with a risque Magic Mike inspired dance. Also, actor David Krumholtz unveiled a new website, on which he delivers local weather reports in character as Jewish grandmother Gigi — who can probably toss a baseball better than 50 Cent, who threw out possibly the most pathetic first pitch in MLB history. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Mega Buzz: Game of Thrones' Power Change, Rizzoli's Goodbye and Orange Sexytime

Sophie Turner, Angie Harmon, Natasha Lyonne

Every week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams

The only bad thing about the long holiday weekend was no new Game of Thrones! What's up with Sansa now that Littlefinger killed her aunt? — Georgia
Because she's the only witness to what happened to the Lady Regent of the Vale, the eldest Stark daughter is suddenly thrust into a position of power. As this preview implies, Sansa holds Littlefinger's fate in her hands. But will she actually testify against the man who helped her escape King's Landing? Let's just say that her choice will show exactly how far she's come in playing the game.

How is Rizzoli & Isles writing out Lee Thompson Young— Kit 
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TCA Award Nominees: True Detective vs. Breaking Bad

Matthew McConaughey, Bryan Cranston

Breaking Bad, True Detective, The Good Wife were among the shows that received nominations for the 30th Television Critics Association Awards.

The final season of Breaking Bad will have to defend its title as Program of the Year in an impossibly tight race against True DetectiveGame of ThronesThe Good Wifeand Orange Is the New BlackBryan CranstonMatthew McConaughey and Julianna Margulies are nominated for Individual Achievement in Drama, alongside The AmericansMatthew Rhys and Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany.

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Top Moments: Mad Men Does It Their Way, and Fallon Oils Up and Nips Out

Terry Crews and Jimmy Fallon

Our top moments of the week:

16. Worst Wordplay: It's always important to stand out, especially during your initial meeting, but for one Bachelorette contestant, it doesn't go over quite well. Introducing himself to Andi, Emil tries to offer a mnemonic device for ... read more

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