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Amanda Peet Defends ‘Game Of Thrones’ Despite Show’s Brutal Rape Scenes

The 5th season of Game of Thrones has drawn plenty of controversy, from rape, bloody battles, torture and sexism. Now, the wife of GOT producer David Benioff, Amanda Peet, speaks out in the defense of the show. What caused the fans to accuse the show of sexism was the brutal rape of Sansa Stark, played by Sophie Turner, and Cersei …

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Ballers, The Brink Series Premieres Now Available on Facebook

Ballers, The Brink Series Premieres Now Available on Facebook

Facebook is trying its damnedest to catch up to YouTube when it comes to being a video powerhouse, and it’s gaining ground. Now, the company has made a high-profile partnership with HBO to get more people watching video on the site. In an exclusive deal, Facebook users are now able to watch the series premieres of two HBO shows – …

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Stannis Baratheon: ‘She Weighed the Same As a Duck’ [Spoilers]

Stannis Baratheon let that witch burn his daughter. Game of Thrones fans used to be divided into two categories: those who had read the books, and those who had only seen the HBO series. Nowadays, fans seem to have a further division. The “TV-only” segment seems to have a subset of folks who have evidently not watched the entire series, …

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Amy Schumer Viral Success Rewarded with New HBO Special

Amy Schumer is on fire. The outspoken comedienne has been taking it to the sexist men who have dominated her industry since the dawn of open mic nights. And people have been listening. Using her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer as a platform, the saucy minx has tackled topics related to how females are treated with a fervor. Her …

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Showtime’s Streaming Service Launching ‘In the Coming Months’

Still no hard timeline for CBS’s rollout of its HBO Now-like standalone streaming platform for Showtime, but it shouldn’t be too much longer. CBS head Les Moonves had that much to say in a recent earnings call. From CBS Communications’ Dana McClintock: Moonves on #CBSEarnings call: We’re “looking forward to rolling out our new Showtime over-the-top service in the coming …

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HBO Is Going After Bars Hosting Game of Thrones Parties

If you live in a town with a good bar or brewery, it’s likely that come 9pm on Sunday, it’s packed with people gearing up for the new episode of Game of Thrones. Public viewing parties of popular shows have taken off in recent years – people sharing beers and tears over shows like Games of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and …

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HBO Is Mad at Periscope over Game of Thrones Streams

HBO isn’t happy with Periscope, Twitter’s live-broadcasting app. The company has sent takedown notices, following reports that users were live-streaming the season five premiere of Game of Thrones for their followers to see. “We are aware of Periscope and have sent takedown notices,” an HBO spokeswoman said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “In general, we feel developers should …

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Game of Thrones Leak Fails to Keep Show from Setting Viewing Record

A day before HBO was set to air the highly-anticipated premiere of the new season of Game of Thrones, the first four episodes from said season leaked online. Of course, the prompted a huge dilemma among the show’s ardent fans. On one hand, the weekly anticipation is part of the fun of the show – and who wants to blast …

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HBO Is Now on Sling TV, Just in Time for Game of Thrones

Cordcutters rejoice. If you’re looking for a (legal) way to watch Sunday night’s Game of Thrones premiere, you now have another option. Last week Dish’s live TV platform Sling TV announced that it would soon be offering HBO to subscribers of its basic package – for an extra $15 per month. Today is the day. HBO is now live on …

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Watch Paulie Walnuts Take the ‘Take My Money, HBO’ Guy’s Money

Frustrated with the fact that his only options to watch HBO involved ponying up god knows how much for a cable subscription or piracy, a guy named Jake Caputo launched an internet campaign called Take My Money, HBO. In short, all he asked HBO to do was to please, for the love of god, offer a standalone streaming service so …

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HBO NOW is Now Available on Apple Devices

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or an Apple TV, a reliable internet connection, and $15 per month to spare, you can now access HBO. HBO NOW, the cable subscription-free streaming service first announced in March at Apple’s Watch event, is now live. You should be able to download the app from the App Store, although some people are reporting …

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Silicon Valley Premieres Four Days Early on Twitch

April 12th is going to be a good day, as both Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley return to HBO’s lineup. And if you’re really impatient, you can watch the season premiere of the latter a few days early. On April 8th at 3pm EST Amazon’s live-streaming gaming platform Twitch will host a Q&A with the cast and then show …

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