So you've watched episode 1 of the final season of Game of Thrones (check out our full recap here), and you're looking at a long, cold weekend until the second episode airs Sunday on HBO.At least for now, you can watch the teaser for episode 2 and try and pull out any plot clues.The teaser aired on HBO right after the first episode and has since been uploaded to YouTube for Westeros obsessives to pull apart.(Spoilers for the teaser ahead, but -- duh -- it's just a teaser, so there are no huge storyline shakers.)Daenerys finally gets to go face-to-face with the Kingslayer, Jaime Lannister, who earned his name slaying her father.Have we ever seen Jaime look this scared before?
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"You've been a good apprentice, Obi-Wan, and you're a much wiser man than I am.I foresee you will become a great Jedi Knight."Qui-Gon Jinn's comment to Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace suggests an easy relationship between the two, but author Claudia Gray's novel reveals that they had a rocky journey as teacher and student.Getting into these characters' heads is fascinating, with the tension between them ramping up the drama.After a swashbuckling mission, the rebellious Qui-Gon gets a surprise invitation to join the austere Jedi Council, but that'd mean Obi-Wan would be transferred to a new master to complete his training.Qui-Gon is torn about the prospect, despite long doubting his ability to teach the strait-laced Obi-Wan.
So you've watched episode 1 of the final season of Game of Thrones (check out our full recap here) and you're looking at a long, cold week until the second episode airs next Sunday on HBO.At least for now, you can watch the teaser for episode 2 and try and pull out any plot clues.The teaser aired on HBO right after the episode and has since been uploaded to YouTube for Westeros obsessives to pull apart.(Spoilers for the teaser ahead, but -- duh -- it's just a teaser, so there are no huge storyline shakers.)Daenerys finally gets to go face-to-face with the Kingslayer, Jaime Lannister, who earned his name slaying her father.Have we ever seen Jaime look this scared before?
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We’ve waited a long, long time for the premiere of season 8 – the final season of the show – and last night, it finally arrived.Basically everyone who isn’t Cersei Lannister and Euron Greyjoy wound up in Winterfell by the end of the premiere, which means that this episode really knocked it out of the park as far title choice is concerned.In fact, the whole of Winterfell seems to hate that Jon Snow just rolled back into town with a Lannister and a Targaryen in tow.Even worse in their eyes is the fact that Jon gave up the title of King in the North – a title the minor houses of the North gave him – to ally with Daenerys for the impending war with the White Walkers.Jon points out that he gave up his crown to protect the North, and Tyrion adds that even though the houses of Westeros have been at odds in the past, the choice now is to either band together or die.This is after Bran told everyone that the Night King turned Viserion into an undead dragon, toppled the Wall, and is now marching south to turn the entire country into a wasteland.
Game of Thrones is back, and so are the witty lines that help make the HBO fantasy hit such a deliciously quotable show.Here's our spoiler-filled show recap, but if you just want the best lines, read on.Varys: You take great offense at dwarf jokes, but love telling eunuch jokes.Tyrion: Last time we spoke was at Joffrey's wedding.Sansa: It had its moments.Order more Purina Dragon Chow
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If you've been patiently waiting the 636 days to watch Game of Thrones online since the last episode (yes it really has been that long!)Season 8, episode 1 is here and of course, you want to know where to go to watch the first epic episode.To be precise, the episode will be streaming live at 9pm ET, 6pm PT in the US, so 2am BST on April 15 in the UK for example.Consider this page as the ultimate guide to watching Game of thrones season 8, episode 1, no matter where you live.Just know, this season is going to be big!So with the show finally airing tonight, this is the place to be for all your how to watch Game of Thrones online know-how for the first episode.
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Facebook Live lets you livestream video using your phone's camera or computer's webcam.To go live on Facebook, just begin to create a new post and tap "Live" or "Live Video."You can livestream at any time as long as you have a cellular connection or a WiFi or hardwired connection, and you'll get better video quality with the latter two.Facebook Live lets you livestream video anytime and almost anywhere - from home, at work, on vacation, or while walking down the street.It's a way to talk directly to your friends, or to show something on Facebook in "real time" as it's happening.Tap the downward arrow to the right of "To:" and choose who can see your video - it can be everyone (Public), just your friends, specific groups you belong to, and more.
The Public Accounts Committee has given the BBC a right old mauling in front of everyone in the Queen Vic and the nation at large, claiming the corporation has seriously mismanaged the building of Albert Square 2.0; an HD-ready complete rebuild of the EastEnders set that's been in construction for years.The PAC says the plan to remake the set was "flawed" from the outset, and blames the BBC for making "fundamental project management failures" throughout the process.Hence Neo Walford's budget has ballooned to £87 million – £27m more than originally projected – and the entire build is running a staggering five years late.Several characters will have died and come back to life before it's actually ready for filming in.The BBC's been told to get its act together, and issue the PAC with regular updates from now on – so expect more embarrassing public tellings-off for the broadcaster.
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Americans love anything with a British flavour, so it's not surprising that the BBC and ITV joined forces to start a Brit-themed streaming service across the pond.What did raise our eyebrows, however, is the news that two years on, they've decided to bring BritBox to these shores.Where we already have British TV, because it's Britain.The service runs across the US and Canada, showing programmes like Coronation Street, Emmerdale, EastEnders and Casualty.Those shows aren't exactly hard to find in the UK, so we're expecting a somewhat different content mix when the service launches here later this year.According to the Guardian, "BritBox will mainly feature archive BBC and ITV shows, alongside new British commissions made especially for the service."
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Danniella Westbrook is checking into rehab after being sent by her “good mate” Jeremy Kyle.The former EastEnders actor, who has very publicly struggled with cocaine addiction, is entering the facility to reclaim the “drug-free life” she lived for 14 years after originally beating her demons.Danniella will take part in a 10-week programme to overcome her addiction issues, which she has suffered with over the last four years.Revealing she had filmed an appearance on Jeremy’s ITV talk show, she told of how he had helped her on her journey.In a Twitter post she said: “First day on a 10 week program which will change my life make me strong and give me the tools too never feel the way I’ve felt the last four years … I’m never looking back.“For those of you asking my good mate Jezza had me on his show which is being Aired in the morning & has kindly sent me 2 rehab for 3 months.
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Danny Dyer’s appearance on ‘The One Show’ on Friday was as delightfully inappropriate as you’d expect.Fresh from f-bombing the NTAs during his acceptance speech earlier this week, the ‘EastEnders’ star swung by ‘The One Show’ to chat about his new show ‘Right Royal Family’, which sees him delving into his royal roots.As we all now know, Danny has royal blood in him after it was revealed on ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ that he is a distant relative of King Edward III.However, the actor went full Danny Dyer when he addressed the fact that some professors have revealed that a lot of people are actually related to King Edward IIIHe told hosts Alex Jones and Rylan Clark-Neal: “Yeah, King Edward the Third.Listen, there’s been a bit of a thing about some professors, not happy about it, saying we’re all related to King Edward the Third.”
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Following a $4.6 billion write down during the last quarter, Verizon has announced it will be laying off 7% of staff, roughly 800 people, at the media business.In an email seen by CNBC, Verizon Media Group CEO Guru Gowrappan positioned the cuts as part of a broader strategy to turn around the disaster, focusing on three key areas:Increasing usage/spending on its B2B productsIncreasing video supply and distribution“Last quarter, our leadership team worked to create the strategy that will propel Verizon Media,” Gowrappan said in the email.“We honestly assessed where we are and outlined ambitious but achievable goals that poise us for growth.
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Danny Dyer had an emotional (and sweary) moment at Tuesday night’s NTAs, where he picked up the award for Best Serial Drama Performance.The ‘EastEnders’ actor, who previously won the same award in 2015 and 2016, was recognised by fans of the BBC soap for his portrayal of Mick Carter, but became a bit teary as he dedicated his win to the late playwright Harold Pinter.“I just want to say to all you young kids living out there in poverty, who says they don’t have the right to dream?” he began.“Do not let where you come from dictate, define, what you can do in life.“I would like to dedicate this award to Harold Pinter.A man I love very, very much.
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‘EastEnders’ is to get a big injection of star power when Rob Kazinsky returns to the cast later this year.The actor, who has gone on to have huge success in the US since leaving the soap 10 years ago, will be reprising his role as Sean Slater for a short stint in the spring.Kevin Winter/BAFTA LA via Getty ImagesThese days, he’s probably better known to fans as Chuck Hansen in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’, Warlow in ’True Blood’, Orgrim Doomhammer in the film ‘Warcraft: The Beginning’ and for playing the lead role in Fox drama ‘Second Chance’.However, Rob will return to what he calls his “home” during a gap in his US schedule to tie up some “unfinished business” and to say “thank you” to the show for starting his career.After plunging into an icy lake and fleeing Walford ten years ago, what brings him back to a place that caused him so much pain and heartache?
Not only is he a descendent of Richard III, as he discovered while taking part on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ in 2016, his daughter Dani is the actual winner of ‘Love Island’.Well hold on to your hats, Danny Dyer fans, because he’s now unearthed yet another distant relative.The ‘EastEnders’ star’s appearance on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ has inspired a follow-up documentary, ‘Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family’, in which he discovers his bloodline is not just regal, but holy too.Yes, he’s the descendent of a saint.During the two-part show, Danny learns of his great-great-great-great (there’s 26 of them in total, so we’ll leave that one there) grandfather King Louis IX, perhaps better known as Saint Louis of France.Medieval historian Dr Emily Guerry tells him: “He was very religious, very devout.
We’ve said goodbye to some of our most loved stars this year.There were big losses from the acting world including screen legend Burt Reynolds, as well as ‘Vicar Of Dibley’ star Emma Chambers and Leslie Grantham, who was best known for playing Dirty Den in ‘EastEnders’.The music world also said goodbye to legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan, DJ and musician Avicii, rapper Mac Miller and legendary frontmen Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks and Mark E Smith of The Fall.We also lost some of TV’s most well known entertainers including Ken Dodd, Jim Bowen and Dale Winton.Here we remember them all.
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Dame June Whitfield has died at the age of 93, her agent has confirmed.The comic actor passed away peacefully on Friday night.Dame June rose to prominence through roles in sitcoms ‘Terry and June’ and ‘Absolutely Fabulous’, and had myriad stage and screen credits to her name.In the 1990s she appeared in American hit ‘Friends’, and more recently had a guest role in ‘EastEnders’.Television producer, Jon Plowman, who worked on episodes of ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ and the 2016 film version, tweeted to say he was “very sad” to hear that Whitfield had died.“There was no-one with more warmth or a better ability to just ‘place’ a line, always an act of utter precision.
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Parenthood is knackering, and Christmas is the extra-exhausting icing on a really rather knackered cake.Between presents, cooking, decorating, seeing your favourite characters on EastEnders die tragically, helping your boss throw up at the office Christmas party and trying to entertain multiple generations of people, it’s a nightmare.Is it all really worth it?We’ve gone through the festive inventory to check.Eating chocolate every day is lovely, a 10-second pause for pleasure in a month of real anxiety, and the manufacturers have done all the hard work.Verdict: Go for it, they’re easy and delicious, and sometimes you forget a day and get a bonus chocolate the next day, and that’s just awesome.
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Tom Cruise has gone to war with a lot of things in his career, but the latest is something of a surprise: it's a setting on modern TVs that makes films look a bit rubbish.Called motion smoothing or 'the soap opera effect,' Cruise is completely right that it's a terrible setting and should be turned off.Still, we weren't expecting this serious PSA on the issue from Maverick himself, plus Chris McQuarrie:I’m taking a quick break from filming to tell you the best way to watch Mission: Impossible Fallout (or any movie you love) at home.If you haven't fiddled around with the settings on your TV, there's a good chance motion smoothing is switched on by default.It's instantly noticeable when you go to someone else's house and Inception looks like Eastenders, but if you're used to it, you might not know it's a setting you can change.
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With just days to go until this year’s ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ kicks off, show bosses have remained tight-lipped on who will be heading to the jungle.There have been plenty of rumours of course, but now it looks as though this year’s full line-up has leaked ahead of the official announcement next week.According to The Sun, the 2018 series is set to feature an ‘X Factor’ runner-up, a former football manager and a certain Chaser.Here’s the full leaked list of the (still unconfirmed) 2018 ‘I’m A Celebrity’ campmates:NICK KNOWLES - ‘DIY SOS’ presenterRITA SIMONS - Actress, best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in ‘EastEnders’
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