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Television review: 'The White Queen' courts confusion

"The White Queen," a co-production of the<p>BBCand Starz, debuted in Britain this summer to mostly scathing reviews. Critics objected especially to a few glaring anachronisms — no zippers in the 15th century, nor tourist-friendly castle handrails — and a general lack of the slop-pots-'n'-rotten-teeth …

Obsessed TV Report Card: The White Queen

<i>The White Queen</i>, a new drama that premiered over the weekend on Starz, has been getting a number of comparisons to HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i>. And for good reason: Both dramas feature a large cast of characters all competing for the throne in a premodern land. Both have scheming, swords, jewels, sex, …

'The White Queen' on Starz looks at the Wars of the Roses' women

NEW YORK — A dashing young English royal falls for a beautiful commoner, and their love becomes a nationwide sensation that forever alters the face of the monarchy.<p>No, their names aren't Will and Kate, but rather King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. The year is 1464, nearly a decade into the …

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7 Ways 'The White Queen' Is Like 'Game Of Thrones'

The medieval world depicted in HBO's Game of Thrones is decidedly not of this Earth -- um, dragons! -- but it does find real world-inspiration for many of its battles, mad monarchs, and palace intrigue in the War of the Roses, the dynastic fight for the throne of England that occurred in the mid- …

On the TV tourist trail: from Game of Thrones to Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones<p>Game of Thrones locations are doing great business, with hotel bookings in <b>Ouarzazate, Morocco</b> (the city of Pentos in season one) up 100%. Closer to home, Viator has bus tours to the show's <b>Northern Ireland</b> locations (£72pp), and walking tours in <b>Dubrovnik</b> (£48pp), setting for King's …

Jeff Garlin Blasts The 'Game Of Thrones' Red Wedding Scene (AUDIO)

Jeff Garlin really knows how to go on an entertaining rant. The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star, who's set to anchor ABC's new comedy "The Goldbergs" this fall, blasted the infamous "Game of Thrones" Red Wedding scene in a recent episode of his podcast, "By The Way, In Conversation With Jeff …

'True Blood' Recap: Is Eric Gone For Good After 'Life Matters'?

<b>Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 6, Episode 9 of HBO's "True Blood," titled "Life Matters."</b><p><b>Spoiler alert:</b> This was the best episode of "True Blood" ever. Excuse me while I gush.<p><b>Revenge of the Sub-Plot</b><p>I thought Sookie was dressed to become a vamp last week, but that lace number …

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Homeland season three trailer: what does it reveal?

Reading this on mobile? Click here to view video<p>Homeland returns to US television for a third season on 29 September (the UK will get it later in 2013), having made its soldier-turned-terrorist-turned-politician-turned-framed-innocent, Nicholas Brody, into the world's most wanted man. Producer Alex …

Claire Danes: Few Scenes with Damian Lewis for 'Homeland' Season 3?: Photo 2920941 | Celebrity Babies, Claire Danes, Cyrus Dancy, Hugh Dancy Pictures | Just Jared

About Photo #2920941: Claire Danes and her husband Hugh Dancy head through LAX Airport with their son Cyrus, 7 months, on Tuesday (July 30) in Los …

Grey's Anatomy Shocker: Sandra Oh Exiting ABC Series

| Tue., Aug. 13, 2013 2:45 PM<p><b>Sandra Oh</b> is checking out of <i>Grey's Anatomy</i>.<p>The actress, who has portrayed doctor Cristina Yang since the ABC series …

Sandra Oh’s Grey’s Anatomy Exit: 5 Other Shocking Departures

| Tue., Aug. 13, 2013 5:23 PM<p>Hey, <i>Grey's Anatomy</i> fans have been through this before!<p>Original cast member <b>Sandra Oh</b> announced earlier today that she …

Doctor Who hype stoked by live BBC show to reveal new star

Could it be Peter Capaldi? Or even Hugh Grant? As the BBC prepares to unveil the new star of <i>Doctor Who</i> on live television for the first time, the nation is still in the dark over the latest incarnation of its favourite Time Lord. Which is just how the broadcaster wanted it.<p>No one could accuse the …

You Can Now Enjoy Cole Sprouse In Comics Form Thanks To Riverdale

Comics<p>Comic Book News, Reviews, Previews, and Commentary. Get info on well-known characters and comic movies for real comic book fans.<p>Comics<p>An …

Zendaya Just Made Noah Schnapp's Dreams Come True

Celebrity<p>Breaking celebrity news, celebrity marriages, break ups, and the latest pics of your favorite celebs.<p>Pop<p>'The public didn’t react in the way …

The ‘Game of Thrones’ Universe Is Violent and Sexist — And That’s Not a Bad Thing

After 30 episodes, uncountable deaths, and one very bloody wedding, it’s easy to forget just how violent <i>Game of Thrones</i> is. To the uninitiated, HBO’s …

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Rumor: Joseph Gatt Cast in HBO's 'A Game of Thrones' - Unbound Worlds

<b>There’s a rumor going around that Joseph Gatt has been cast in HBO’s “A Game of Thrones”!</b> The actor has a solid genre background, including …

Like 'Game of Thrones,' 'no one is safe' on 'Sleepy Hollow'

Like a certain horseman's head, don't get too attached to the cast of "Sleepy Hollow."<p>"No one is safe," warned producers Thursday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Beverly Hills.<p>"You're never sure exactly what characters are going to get it," they added, evoking …

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5 Ways To Feel Better After Last Night's Game Of Thrones Episode

"And who are you, the proud lord said/that I must bow so low?" So begins the "Rains of Castamere", the song that was written about Lord Tywin …

How I Met Your Mother Airs the Mother of All Promos for the Show’s Final Season

This hilarious promo for the final season of CBS's How I Met Your Mother takes the show's weird framing device to its logical and deeply unsavory …

Kerry Washington leads Vanity Fair’s Best-Dressed List

Vanity Fair have crowned Django Unchained actress Kerry Washington this year's best dressed in a list that sees the Duchess of Cambridge at number three but Michelle Obama nowhere in sight.<p>She's a relative newcomer in the red carpet stakes, but that hasn't stopped American actress Kerry Washington …

HBO Executives On The Futures Of 'Game Of Thrones,' 'True Blood,' 'The Newsroom' And More At TCA

Calm down, "Game of Thrones" fans: Your show isn't going anywhere.<p>There has been speculation -- even from the show's creative team -- about whether the show would have to end when they ran out of published George R.R. Martin novels. (Martin is currently working on the sixth of seven projected "Song …

True Blood: "In the Evening" Review

"My death shall be my own."<p>Warning: Full <b>spoilers</b> for the episode follow...<p>"In the Evening" was a slow, leaden follow-up to last week's fast moving, …

‘True Blood’ Recap: Blood Poisoning

Last month, just before Season Six premiered, I chatted with <i>True Blood</i> showrunner Brian Buckner about what was in store for the citizens (human and …

True Blood Season 6 Episode 7 Recap: Nothing Is Forever

No TV show says summer to us more than <i>True Blood</i>, its Southern Gothic atmosphere and pulpy pleasures providing the perfect complement to sweaty …

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Q&A: ‘True Blood’ Actress Amelia Rose Blaire on Vamping It Up

During this past Sunday’s heart-wrenching episode of <i>True Blood,</i> Eric Northman watched helplessly as his beloved vampire “sister,” Nora Gainesborough, …

Will Eric Die On 'True Blood'? Kristin Bauer Van Straten Gets Choked Up When Asked About Rumors (VIDEO)

Will Eric Northman die on "True Blood"?<p>Many fans of the long-running HBO series have been worried about the fate of Alexander Skarsgard's character since "True Blood's" Season 6 key art was released, featuring a vampire, who looks a lot like Eric, screaming above the tagline, “No one lives forever.”<p>…

Denis O’Hare Is Returning to ‘American Horror Story’

Mourning Russell Edgington fans, rejoice: Denis O’Hare will be camping it up once again on <i>American Horror Story</i>‘s third season, called <i>Coven.</i> O’Hare …

Emmys 2013: Netflix scores big, but HBO remains the player to beat

"House of Cards" proved to be Netflix's ace Thursday, making history with nine nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards -- and redefining the television landscape in the process. Broadcast and cable networks are no longer the only programming games in town.<p>The company best known for its …

Emmys 2013: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Daniels join lead actor drama nominees

Series newcomers Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards") and Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom") joined returnees Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Damian Lewis ("Homeland") and Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey") as Emmy nominees in the lead actor in a drama category.<p>Spacey, a two-time …

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