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'Game of Thrones' star Peter Dinklage suits up in Armani for 'Esquire' cover -- PHOTO

Game of Thrones‘ Peter Dinklage graces the cover of March’s Esquire magazine, and the actor is looking pretty sharp in a tailor-made gray Armani suit, if we do say so ourselves.

According to Esquire, everything from the suit to the button-up shirt and sleek black tie were custom-made specifically to accommodate Dinklage’s short stature as part of Armani’s made-to-measure program. Esquire‘s interview with the actor further explores his journey and how his refusal to play stereotypical roles like leprechauns and elves paid off for his career in the end.













Emilia Clarke voted Most Desirable Woman of 2014

Emilia Clarke — Mother of Dragons and Cyborg-Killing Messiahs — has been voted the most desirable woman in the world by AskMen.com, following a rigid electoral process that saw more than 1 million votes.

Clarke is joined in the list of Top 99 Most Desirable Women in the world by her Game of Thrones co-stars Oona Chaplin (Talisa Stark) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte). The Top Five also includes Emma Watson (#5) and Jennifer Lawrence (#4), the stars at the center of two of the hugest movie franchises ever, but they’re both edged out by unofficial Internet girlfriend Alison Brie (at #2) and that-girl-from-Blurred-Lines Emily Ratajkowski (at #3.)

In other news, Beyoncé is not in the top 10, which strongly implies that an epidemic of blindness broke out among the voters. And Robin Wright (#95) is just two places behind her daughter Dylan Penn (#93). Pause to imagine Robin Wright and Dylan Penn having their daily phone check-in: READ FULL STORY

Top TV episodes of 2013: Which one would you add to EW's list?

As 2013 comes to a close, you’re reading a lot of Top 10 lists. And as if EW’s 10 Best TV shows picks from Doc Jensen and Melissa Maerz weren’t enough fuel for debate, we also have our annual list of the 10 Best TV Episodes. Take a look through that countdown — which includes the obvious (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife) and not-so-obvious (Inside Amy Schumer and The Mindy Project tie at No. 10) — then tell us the one episode you’d have advocated for that didn’t make it.

My pick: Justified‘s “Decoy,” an hour that became a great Western as Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and the Marshals tried to get Drew Thompson (Jim Beaver) out of Harlan alive, while Boyd (Walton Goggins) did his best to stop them for Nicky Augustine (Mike O’Malley). Executive producer Graham Yost, who co-wrote the episode, broke down the twists, Tarantino homages, and staircase showdown that wasn’t for us here. It’s the series at its best with unexpected turns, the meaningful use of a three-dimensional bit character (Patton Oswalt’s Constable Bob), and a riveting new chapter in the history of Raylan and Boyd.

Other nominees from EW.com HQ: The series finales of 30 Rock and The Office and the shocking season 3 ender of Homeland. Your turn!

'Game of Thrones' retains crown as Most Pirated TV Show

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It seems like everyone, with or without HBO, knew about the Game of Thrones Red Wedding episode — which could explain why the show once again tops TorrentFreak’s annual list of the most pirated TV shows. Per the site, GoT‘s season 3 finale bloodbath was downloaded an estimated 5.9 million times via BitTorrent. After the show topped the charts in illegal downloads in 2012, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told EW he considered it, “a compliment of sorts”: “The demand is there. And it certainly didn’t negatively impact the DVD sales. [Piracy is] something that comes along with having a wildly successful show on a subscription network.” READ FULL STORY

Hate Joffrey? Here's your chance to roast the 'Game of Thrones' king

It’s common knowledge that Joffrey Baratheon is not only the most hated man in all of Westeros, but also the most hated character on TV — and the Internet. If you’re one of the many who love to hate the current King of Westeros just as much as we do, then HBO is hoping you’ll join in on this week’s two-day Roast of Joffrey celebration.

The official Game of Thrones Twitter and Facebook decreed that Thursday marks the start of the official Roast Joffrey Day and ask that you take a moment to “think about how much you love to hate” the pesky, hot tempered young king who currently sits on the iron throne — and let all that pent up anger out on your favorite social media platform. Check out what fans have submitted so far on national Roast Joffrey Day by visiting RoastJoffrey.com.

HBO released a short video inviting all to celebrate and join in on the Joffrey bashing on Twitter, Facebook, Vine, and Instagram by using the hashtag #RoastJoffrey from now through Friday, Dec. 13. It really speaks to the whole Christmas spirit of this time of year, don’t you think?

Watch the short invitation video below:

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Pop Culture Pet Peeve: Too much exposition, not enough dialogue

When I was a teen, there was one summer that I designated as my soap opera phase. Every day, my best friend would come over at 1 p.m., and we would play cards and watch Passions and Days of Our Lives. The phase only lasted for that one summer, but there was a very important lesson that I took away from my days spent watching multiple actors play the same character and what was probably the worst/funniest tsunami ever shown on TV: Exposition is a must in soap operas … but that doesn’t make it any less annoying.

For those of you who don’t know, exposition is that moment in a television show when a character wastes his or her breath recapping background information that you already know in order to help you understand something else. It’s used a lot on soap operas because 1) They’re confusing, and their stories date back thousands of episodes; and 2) Most viewers can’t watch every single day, so it’s a quick and easy way to get caught up. It’s what most shows use the “Previously On” for, and yet there are still a few outside of soap operas that use a little too much exposition for my liking.
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Natalie Dormer has never made it through 'The Exorcist' (and other confessions) -- VIDEO

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We think of Natalie Dormer as fearless. She certainly is on-screen, whether playing master manipulator Margaery Tyrell (Game of Thrones), Irene Adler (Elementary), Anne Boleyn (The Tudors), or the mysterious blonde who pops up for key scenes opposite Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz in The Counselor. (“That’s a master class in acting, seeing Javier Bardem relay that story,” she says of Diaz’s now infamous encounter with a car windshield. “It seems so perverse and so funny, but it’s actually a very clever, profound, deep psychological insight into what his character’s feeling at that particular time, especially when he ends the story by saying, ‘Maybe I’m scared.’”)

But when it’s time for Dormer to sit in the audience, there’s at least one kind of movie that turns her into a self-proclaimed coward. We found that out and more when she took EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch the video below.  READ FULL STORY

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' meets 'Game of Thrones': The birth of Smart Charlie

Tonight’s episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia had an uncharacteristically highbrow vibe, taking its inspiration from the classic short story Flowers for Algernon and name-dropping Leo Tolstoy and Stephen Hawking, and that was no mistake: Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who are friends with the Sunny crew, wrote the script. (The episode was dubbed “Flowers for Charlie,” but we prefer our alternate title: Game of Bar Stools.)

We start out with the gang visiting a science lab for — what else? — a quick buck. They all fight to prove who’s smartest and therefore deserves a spot in this “intelligence experiment,” but the scientists quickly zero in on Charlie (Charlie Day), who repeatedly electrocutes himself while trying to steal cheese from a lab rat. The scientists (one of whom is played by Day’s Pacific Rim co-star Burn Gorman) are actually looking for the least brainy subject to try out some experimental pills that multiply a person’s intellect. They’ve found their man.

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EWwys voting is on! Races are close -- like 10 votes close

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Yes, it’s the weekend, which means you should have plenty of time to scroll through the nominees for the 6th Annual EWwy Awards, which honor the Emmy-snubbed, and vote for your favorites. As I’m typing this, 10 votes separate first and second place in one category; 46 votes in another, and 194 votes in a third. You could be the difference between someone having to explain why they have a tiny statue of a black gold sheep on their mantle and someone not having that pleasure.  Vote now!
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Aziz Ansari wants 'Scandal' to crossover with 'Parks and Recreation': Here are 5 other crossovers we want to see

Odds are, if you’re a television lover, you have more than one favorite show. And sometimes, you might get to thinking about what it would be like if those worlds collided. And while most of the time, it doesn’t work — Mad Men and The Carrie Diaries?! — there are a few instances where things just might click. For Aziz Ansari, that moment involved an intense binge-watching session of Scandal and dreaming about being in the presence of the woman-in-white, Ms. Olivia Pope.

“I’m such a big fan of the show,” Ansari told the LA Times. “I watched it in a few days. I was obsessed with Oliva and Fitz. I was obsessed with the voting card thing. I was obsessed with the weird naked fight. I was obsessed with everything.”

So how does he think a crossover between Scandal and Parks and Recreation would work? “I secretly believe they are in the same universe. I think Harrison and Tom are college roommates and they used to have an R & B group together called … Too Much is Not E-Nuff. We have to shoot that, the crossover episode. It’s really simple: There’s some sort of issue that Leslie needs to deal with, and then Tom’s like, ‘Duh, lemme call my guy’ and then it’s like boom, boom, boom, glitter, glitter, glitter, Pope & Associates magically appear. Ann who? It’s Knope and Olivia Pope now.”

We don’t hate this idea. Leslie does have a few things that could be “handled.” And seeing the perfectly dressed Harrison in any sort of R & B outfit would just be heavenly. And this got us thinking: What other shows would we love to see collide?

Here are a few crossovers we dreamed up:
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