March 12, 2019
Game of Thrones Season 8 will kick off with a 54-minute episode.
The HBO series updated its schedule Sunday to show the exact length of the first two episodes of its eighth and final season.
The Season 8 premiere, which airs April 14, will run 54 minutes. Episode 2, which airs April 21, will have a runtime of 58 minutes.
Season 8 will consist of six episodes. HBO programming chief Casey Bloys denied in July that each episode will be two hours long.
"Not two hours? Yes, they are not going to be. Not that I've seen, anyway," he told Entertainment Weekly.
Game of Thrones released a first Season 8 trailer last week featuring Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and other characters. Harington recently told The Late Show with Stephen Colbert he cried after reading the script for the series finale.
"I was very shocked and surprised at certain events unfolding. And then I blubbed my eyes out. I cried," the actor said.
Game of Thrones is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R.R. Martin. HBO is developing a prequel series starring Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Georgie Henley, Naomi Ackie and other actors.
Danny DeVito laughs off 'Dumbo' fall: 'I didn't have my feather'
Dumbo star Danny DeVito is laughing off his recent fall.
The 74-year-old actor said in an interview with Extra published Sunday that he wasn't hurt during his onstage tumble at a press conference for the film.
"I'm in great shape, I am really good," he assured fans. "As I say to people, I am known to throw myself at the press and I did that day try to emulate Dumbo... but I didn't have my feather with me, did not fly."
DeVito, who voices Max Medici in Dumbo, was promoting the Disney live-action remake March 5 in Mexico City, Mexico, when he tripped on stage and took a hard fall.
"I just flew on that stage," the star recounted. "It was amazing -- I didn't get hurt at all."
"Here you are in Mexico, you are promoting the movie, I come onstage, i caught my foot on the top of the step. I knew I was going, I just went with it, surfed across the stage. It was like a flop," he said.
DeVito's rep, Stan Rosenfield, previously told USA Today the actor was "fine" after his fall.
Dumbo is inspired by the Helen Aberson story Disney previously adapted as a 1941 animated movie. The new film opens March 29 and co-stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green and Alan Arkin.
Lea Michele marries Zandy Reich
Singer-actress Lea Michele and AYR clothing company president Zandy Reich exchanged wedding vows in Northern California Saturday night.
"We are so excited to be married and grateful to be surrounded by our friends and family," the newlyweds told People.com. "And most of all, we're so happy to spend the rest of our lives together."
UsMagazine.com said Glee, Scream Queens and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy officiated at the service.
Among the guests were Michele's former co-stars Darren Criss, Emma Roberts, Becca Tobin and Jonathan Groff.
The longtime friends, who began dating in 2017, announced their engagement in April.
Michele's former boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith died of a heroin overdose in 2013. He was 2013.
"I'm at the gym, I'm in the locker room, I'm changing and, yes, I'm naked. Because I sometimes get naked when I change my clothes. I see my phone, Andy Cohen wants to FaceTime. So I'm like, 'Alright.' And I answer it and I go, 'Hey!' Right away, I see that he's with a group of people and he turns around and he goes, 'Oh, sweetie. I'm at J. Crew.'"
--Kelly Ripa, laughing about her FaceTime "nightmare" and the importance of texting someone first, on Live with Kelly and Ryan
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Which actress said that Goop taught her to 'shed' her ego?
'90210,' 'Days of Our Lives' actor Jed Allan dead at 84
Television actor Jed Allan has died at the age of 84.
His son Rick Brown shared the news on Facebook Saturday.
"So sorry to post the very sad news of my father's passing tonight. He died peacefully and was surrounded by his family and loved so much by us and so many others. Thank you for all who are part of this wonderful tribute to my dad on Facebook," Brown wrote.
Allan was best known for his roles in the soap operas Love of Life, The Secret Storm, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, Santa Barbara, as well as the young-adult drama Beverly Hills 90210, Deadline.com noted.
His fellow soap star A. Martinez honored his longtime friend on Instagram Sunday.
"Jed was a pro's pro in every sense, and an inspired artist in the moments when the red lights came on -- he was fearless, and his work moved millions," Martinez said.
He added: "I first met him in the early seventies, when his son Mitch Brown and I were cast mates on the TV series, The Cowboys. With his effervescent wife Toby at his side, he quietly asked me to keep a watchful eye out for Mitch, as it was his first gig. Jed was already a star by then, and he was as warm and articulate and charming as anyone I'd ever met. A decade later, when he came to Santa Barbara, the show finally began to find its eventually glorious stride. I LOVED working with him, as did everyone else who got the chance."
"So sad to hear we've lost another 90210 castmate. I had the pleasure of working with Jed Allan from 94 to 99. He played Rush Sanders, Steve's father. Such a great guy to work with, he will be missed. #ripjedallan," actor Ian Ziering wrote on Instagram.
90210 icon Luke Perry died last week after suffering a massive stroke. He was 52.
Chance the Rapper, Kirsten Corley enjoy California wedding gala
Musician Chance the Rapper and his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley exchanged wedding vows during the weekend.
People.com said the couple, who are the parents to 3-year-old daughter Kensli, celebrated their relationship with a formal affair Saturday at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif.
TMZ said the pair have been legally married since December, but waited until now to enjoy a big wedding with 150 family members and friends, such as Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Dave Chappelle, in attendance.
"The bride, Kirsten, wore a strapless white dress and Chance wore a white tux with a black bow tie. It was a romantic ceremony and a string quartet played as they entered. In the middle of the ceremony, their little daughter Kensli ran up and Chance picked her up and held her. It was very sweet and loving to watch," an eyewitness told E! News.
Chance the Rapper got down on one knee at a backyard family party last summer and proposed to Corley.
He and Corley started dating in 2013 and became parents in September 2015. They briefly separated in May 2016, then reconciled in January 2017.
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Which actress said that Goop taught her to 'shed' her ego?
Gwyneth Paltrow says she's "constantly shed" her ego since founding Goop in 2008.
The 46-year-old actress and businessman discussed the lifestyle brand and the misconception she's perfect in an interview with Savannah Guthrie during Monday's episode of Today.
Paltrow said she's learned a lot about herself since initially launching Goop as a weekly e-mail newsletter. Goop has since expanded into e-commerce, fashion collaborations and other ventures, and was valued at $250 million in April 2018.
"I've had to sort of constantly shed my ego along the way because I had to come to terms with how much I didn't know, how much I had to learn," Paltrow said. "I made so many mistakes on the way to learning what I've learned."
Paltrow gives lifestyle and wellness advice through Goop, but said she doesn't consider herself perfect.
"Oh my God. Are you insane? I'm a mess," the star said. "That's been, actually, the opposite of my intention. I always feel like I'm very open about my learnings, my shortcomings, my mistakes."
"I think we're all in process, and we're all starting at different places," she explained. "I think I'm actually a person who tries to look for ways to really support people and offer solutions and ideas."
Paltrow also discussed her future in acting, saying she's focused on Goop but occasionally taking on certain projects.
"I've never said that I am quitting acting. What I say is Goop is my full-time passion and being the founder and CEO of Goop is what I do all day, every day," the actress said.
"Occasionally, when something is the right thing and it works out around my children and my Goop life, I'm able to participate," she added. "I think I'm just not focused on full-time acting right now."
Paltrow will star in the new Netflix series The Politician from producer Ryan Murphy. She will also reprise Pepper Potts in the Marvel movie Avengers: Endgame.