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George R. R. Martin joins Twitter, tweets about not tweeting

George R. R. Martin has just entered a land far more terrifying than the place beyond the Wall: Twitter.

The Game of Thrones maester has joined the social medium with the handle @GRRMspeaking, and his first tweet essentially laid bare his plans for, well, not tweeting. (Oh, you say that now, George, but just you wait…) READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' TV Book Club: Watching 'The Watchers on the Wall'

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Clatter! Clash! Sword fighting noises!! Welcome back to the Game of Thrones TV Book Club, a discussion space for Thrones viewers who have also read the five books (so far) of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. This week, Darren Franich and Hillary Busis take a deep dive into the episode-long Battle of Castle Black, an epic hour long on action but curiously short on just about everything else (whither Mance Rayder?). Check out Jame’s Hibberd’s full recap of the episode, then join us as we venture into the narrative borderlands of A Storm of Swords (and beyond) below. (You know there’ll be spoilers for both the books and the show, right?) READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: '22 Jump Street' in theaters, 'Veep' finale, Jack White's new album, and more

If you thought June would be your time to take a little pop culture break and maybe binge a few shows you’d never gotten to start, we’ve got some bad news: There’s no time for that. Between finales of some of HBO’s strongest shows — Veep and Game of Thrones — award shows, new books, albums, and movies, there’s very little time for you to play catch-up. So maybe save that for next week? Although, we make no promises that you’ll have time.

Check out your pop culture calendar for this week: READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones': Amanda Peet has a master plan to join the cast

Fun fact: Amanda Peet is married to David Benioff, best known as co-showrunner of Games of Thrones.

Even more fun fact: While on Craig Ferguson’s show Tuesday night, Ferguson pumped Peet for details about what life is like in their household. “What I do is, I go around my house just sort of auditioning for parts on Game of Thrones,” she joked.

Ferguson then pointed out that considering her marriage, there’s probably an easier way for her to get on the HBO drama. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

The 'Game of Thrones TV Book Club': On that mind-blowing Mountain v. Viper brawl

It’s with heavy hearts that we welcome you back to the Game of Thrones TV Book Club, a discussion space for Thrones viewers who have also read the five books (so far) of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. This week, Hillary Busis and James Hibberd mourn the show’s most harrowing loss since the Red Wedding, muse about Sansa’s slow transition into a fairy-tale villain, and ponder the small but important changes that made “The Mountain and the Viper” tick. Check out EW’s full recap of the episode, then join us as we venture into the narrative borderlands of A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance With Dragons. (You know there’ll be spoilers for the books and the show, right?) READ FULL STORY

Learn Dothraki with HBO's new language course -- EXCLUSIVE

How do you translate that headline into the guttural tongue of Essos’ nomadic horse lords?

Until this fall, you’ll find the answer to that question only by asking David J. Peterson, the linguist hired by HBO to spin an entire fake language out of the few Dothraki phrases that George R. R. Martin invented for his Song of Ice and Fire series. But when Oct. 7 rolls around, there will be another option: Living Language Dothraki: A Conversational Language Course Based on the Hit Original HBO Series Game of Thrones.

The made-up language lesson will contain “more than 500 [Dothraki] words and phrases,” as well as “never-before-heard material and words coined exclusively for the Living Language Dothraki course,” according to a release. And it won’t just be a glossary, either: “Like a traditional language course, users will learn vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and even cultural notes, which lay out context as well as dos and don’ts,” the release explains. “For example, since horses are so central to Dothraki culture, many phrases have their roots in the equestrian. Whatever you do, never call a Dothraki warrior an ifak (walker): the ultimate insult since it implies he can no longer ride his horse.” READ FULL STORY

The 'Game of Thrones' TV Book Club: We're going full Moon Door

Welcome back to the Game of Thrones TV Book Club, a discussion space for Thrones viewers who have also read the five books (so far) of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. This week, Darren Franich and Hillary Busis take on the show’s mustache-twirling version of Littlefinger, the triumphant return of Hot Pie, and, as always, the dangers of hurtling past George R. R. Martin’s story. Check out James Hibberd’s full recap of the episode, then join us as we venture into the narrative borderlands of A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. (You know there’ll be spoilers for the books and the show, right?) READ FULL STORY

A lot of people are still naming babies after 'Game of Thrones' characters

When it comes to naming your kid after a character in pop culture, Game of Thrones rules.

The epic HBO drama inspired 1,135 Aryas, 241 Khaleesis, and 67 Daeneryses born in 2013, according to the the Social Security Administration’s list of baby names in the United States. Emilia Clarke’s character had inspired 146 baby Khaleesis and 21 Daeneryses born in 2012. Her power grows stronger!

Boys receiving GOT-inspired monikers included 15 Theons and five Robbs. Hopefully, it’s a long, long time before those little guys discover the fates of their namesakes.

In the list of most popular new girl’s names of 2013, the animated comedy Wreck-It Ralph made a strong showing — Vanellope, which was the name of Sarah Silverman’s character in that film, came out on top. It was given to 63 little girls in 2013 — and zero in 2012, according to Nameberry. The Hunger Games‘ Prim also made that list, inspiring parents to give the name to seven girls. Meanwhile, 17 Katnisses were born in 2013. READ FULL STORY

George R. R. Martin writes 'Game of Thrones' books on a DOS word processor -- VIDEO

George R. R. Martin was on Conan last night, which means that we have conclusive proof that he spent last night decisively not writing The Winds of Winter. But give the guy a break: The HBO series inspired by his “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga continues to set new records in its fourth season. And between the Purple Wedding and That Scene With Jaime And Cersei, it’s arguably winning the Monday Morning Internet War with Mad Men. (Serious thought question: Is Mad Men the Starks to Game of Thrones‘ Lannisters? In this metaphor, The Good Wife is the Tyrells, Once Upon a Time is the Martells, and Turn is the Greyjoys, GO HOME GREYJOYS NOBODY LIKES YOU.) READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' gets 'Law & Order' treatment -- VIDEO

Spoiler alert! If you’re not caught up on Game of Thrones‘ fourth season, do not watch the video below. If you are, please enjoy the opening credits and climactic scene of Law & Order: Game of Thrones. There’s more than one exciting cameo as Peter Dinklage makes his Emmy bid.*  READ FULL STORY

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