'Game of Thrones' stars Harington, Leslie welcome baby boy
FILE - Rose Leslie, left, and Kit Harington arrive at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The "Game of Thrones" stars have welcomed a baby boy, their first child together. “Game of Thrones” stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington have welcomed a baby boy, their first child together. Harington's publicist Marianna Shafran confirmed the birth Tuesday, saying Harington and Leslie are “very very happy!”No further details were given. It's the first child for both the 34-year-old Scottish actor Leslie and the 34-year-old English actor Harington, who married in 2018.
George R.R. Martin can't build castle library in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. – “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin won't be able to build a seven-sided, castle-style library at his compound in Santa Fe that drew objections from neighbors. The city's Historic Districts Review Board on Tuesday denied a request to allow Martin to exceed the building height limit in the historic district where he lives, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. “It is a medieval castle, and I don’t understand how we could possibly approve it in this style,” board member Frank Katz said. “The fact remains that the proposed building is still a prominent castle in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Santa Fe,” the letter said.
James Bond, 'Avengers' star Diana Rigg dies at 82
This image released by HBO shows Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell in a scene from "Game of Thrones." Rigg, who became a 1960s style icon as secret agent Emma Peel in TV series The Avengers, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at home with her family. Daughter Rachael Stirling said she died of cancer that was diagnosed in March. She was 82. (HBO via AP)
Nothing new to watch on Netflix? Think again
At this point in 2020, you’re probably thinking that you’ve watched every movie, TV show and documentary on Netflix. (And with several streaming services -- Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, to name a few -- there was SO much to see). ‘The Last Dance’This ESPN documentary series about Michael Jordan’s time with the Chicago Bulls captivated America when it premiered at the beginning of the pandemic. In case you missed it, didn’t have access (or now you just want to relive all the magic again) you can finally watch it on Netflix. ‘The Umbrella Academy’The second season of “The Umbrella Academy” dropped on Netflix last month, and fans of the show can’t get enough.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas reportedly named their baby Willa, and fans say it might have Game of Thrones connection
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby, their representative told People on Monday. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas just became parents and apparently their daughter is named Willa. #gameofthrones #joejonas #sophieturner pic.twitter.com/vHroW7K32E Lot (@Lot9595) July 27, 2020There was a very minor character named Willa in Game of Thrones she was a Wildling child. Sophie and Joe Jonas just had their daughter and named her Willa. Congrats to the happy couple and baby Willa, a legend in the making.
UK foreign secretary under fire for taking-a-knee comments
LONDON Britains foreign secretary has drawn criticism after he suggested in an interview that taking a knee appeared to be from Game of Thrones and was a symbol of subjugation. Downing Street said that Raab had been expressing a personal opinion. The gesture has come to be recognized as a symbolic act in opposing racism and police violence and has been widely used by people worldwide protesting the death of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis on May 25. It gained momentum in 2016 when American football player Colin Kaepernick took the knee during the national anthem before a game to protest racism and police bruality. ___Follow all AP coverage of racial injustice and police brutality at https://apnews.com/GeorgeFloyd.
Quiz: Do you remember the biggest pop culture moments from 2019?
So much happened this year that it was hard to condense it all into one single quiz, but we think we did a good job of capturing the most iconic and wacky pop culture moments of the year. From Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s emotional Oscar performance to the big “Game of Thrones” finale, we’ve got everything you need to remember about 2019. Take the quiz below to see how well you do.