Lifestyle by Press Association August 17 2019, 10.37pm Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1.49 George RR Martin has said Game Of Thrones slowed down his literary output. The successful author of A Song Of Ice And Fire created a fictional universe which reached a huge global audience in the HBO hit series. Martin has said that far from galvanise him into writing more books in the series, Game Of Thrones slowed him down. He told The Observer: “I don’t think [the TV series] was very good for me. “The very thing that should have speeded me up actually slowed me down. “Every day I sat down to write and even if I had a good day…I’d feel terrible because I’d be thinking, ‘My God, I have to finish the book. I’ve only written four pages when I should have written 40’.” The author had previously said that the invitations and other trappings of literary fame had … [Read more...] about Game Of Thrones slowed me down, says George RR Martin
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Emmy statuettes appear on stage prior to the start of the 71st Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)In a Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, Jason Momoa arrives at the premiere of "Aquaman" at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Momoa on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 released a video in which he shaved off his signature beard and mustache in order to promote recycling. He started by saying farewell to his “Game of Thrones” and DC characters Drogo and Arthur Curry. Momoa said he thought he last shaved in 2012. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)This image released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke, left, and Kit Harington in a scene from "Game of Thrones," premiering its final season on Sunday, April 14. (HBO via AP)Emmy statuette and statue appear on stage prior to the start of the 71st Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television … [Read more...] about HBO, ‘Game of Thrones’ claim record Emmy nominations
News / UK and world by Press Association June 18, 2019, 6:37 pm Updated: June 18, 2019, 6:47 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter It has been said of Michael Gove that he stabbed David Cameron in the front and Boris Johnson in the back. The Environment Secretary is yet to live down the torrid events of 2016, which saw him help deliver political death to the Downing Street tenure of Mr Cameron and help strangle at birth the Number 10 aspirations of Mr Johnson. Three years on, the arch-Leaver remains the hand grenade in the Tory leadership race, capable of exploding in any direction. His attempt to take Number Ten has been shaken, but not derailed by revelations of cocaine use while a journalist in the 1990s. But the tabloid tales of “decadent parties” he allegedly hosted in his Chelsea flat have not ended his battle to emerge as the “Stop Boris” candidate in the tussle for the Tory crown. A keen Camerooner Tory … [Read more...] about Michael Gove takes another stab at Tory game of thrones
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 2:00 PM EDT May 2, 2019 Winter is coming, and Kerryon Johnson doesn't care if you're ready for it or not. Johnson, the Detroit Lions' gregarious running back, has found himself immersed in the final season of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. He live-tweeted last Sunday's episode, and at the risk of playing spoiler, he's happy to talk about it again. "I promise you I don’t care nothing about if you ain’t caught up," Johnson said Thursday as the Lions continued Phase 2 of their offseason workouts. "Look, the show has been out for so long. If you’re not caught up by now ..." With just three episodes left, Johnson said there's no room to allow for a grace period for anyone who might have missed the most recent episode. "Hey, look, watch it," he said. "I watched it, you can watch it. Like, man, I don’t care. No, I don’t care. I’ll spoil it. I’ll spoil it again, too." … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions’ Kerryon Johnson is ‘Game of Thrones’ spoiler
Michael Gove has revealed Tyrion Lannister is his Game of Thrones "soulmate" - but is the environment secretary offering a deeper message now that Westminster has come to represent Westeros? After completing an internet personality quiz, Mr Gove posted the results on Twitter to reveal which fantasy figure he is most like.It prompted suggestions Mr Gove was sending a political signal amid continuing Brexit tensions; or perhaps that he just has too much time on his hands for a government minister on a Wednesday morning.Last week, the top Brexiteer's future in government was the subject of much speculation, with Mr Gove said to be considering resigning from cabinet in protest at Theresa May's draft Brexit deal. After turning down an offer to be the new Brexit secretary, Mr Gove was understood to have resolved to remain in the cabinet in order to try and change the prime minister's plans from within government.His actions renewed thoughts of Mr Gove positioning himself as a potential … [Read more...] about Is Environment Secretary Michael Gove really like his Game of Thrones ‘soulmate’ Tyrion Lannister?