To start with, since the title is a bit inflammatory, let’s make something clear — "Game of Thrones" was a very good, at times great show that pushed the boundaries of television. It has come under scrutiny in the final season not because it is outright bad, or because people are out here looking for things to complain about, but because HBO set an insanely high bar with their early adaptations of George R.R. Martin’s work.Disclaimer No. 2 — if you happened to think it was great, that is swell for you and you are happy to share your thoughts on why. If you are the sort of person who thinks everyone should just shut up and feel the same way you do (whether you liked or disliked it), my advice would be to grow up, Peter Pan. Sports and dragon shows and comic book movies are simultaneously not important at all and a huge part of our lives. Anything can be valuable or important based on the time we invest in them, no matter how silly it may seem on the surface. … [Read more...] about The ‘Game of Thrones’ finale sucked, and here’s why
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Some comics keep certain bits in their stand-up but not Kevin James, who will return Saturday to the Borgata."Once I did the Netflix special, that stuff is burned," James says while calling from Los Angeles. "It's gone. You can't go to the clubs and do that show again. Maybe some comedians do. Jokes aren't songs. It's not like going to see Billy Joel. It's not like going to hear your favorite song. The surprise in comedy has to be there." James, 54, admits that he was the weak acting link on his syndicated sitcom "The King of Queens" and that he, like some of his peers, dreamed of being under the lights playing on a field rather than acting on a stage. The star of the short-lived sitcom "Kevin Can Wait," reveals affection for a longtime friend, who also enjoyed considerable sitcom success. Q: Many years ago I was invited to a taping to a pilot, which had a huge buzz. However, the star of the sitcom couldn't act and slowed down the taping due to multiple takes. The show was … [Read more...] about Kevin James on being ‘the weak link’ on ‘King of Queens’
By Sahir Palijo Published: April 16, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The final season is off to a promising start and I am sure that the coming episodes will have a lot more surprises and carnage. PHOTO: HBO As if on cue, Karachi has been battered by billowing winds, and for Game of Thrones fans that means only one thing, “Winter is Here!” The first episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones premiered on April 14th and it rightly reminds us of why we never seem to get enough of this fantasy saga. As soon as the opening credits began to roll, I found myself humming the theme song like most fans do. There were some big expectations from the first episode of the much hyped final season and fans expected the premiere to be a spectacle littered with major revelations. Interestingly, the episode offers few twists and turns and instead focuses more on the original essence of the show – tense encounters and gripping conversations. … [Read more...] about The beginning of the end: 6 jaw-dropping moments from the latest Game of Thrones
The Associated Press Updated 8:49 am PDT, Monday, April 15, 2019 Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Honoree Gigi Hadid attends … [Read more...] about Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27
PRINCE Philip has been the Queen's beloved companion for over 70 years, a constant presence throughout her long reign. Fiercely independent Prince Philip somehow survived a nasty car crash in January 2019. Here we look at the Duke of Edinburgh himself. Who is Prince Philip? What's his background? Now 97, Prince Philip, otherwise known as the Duke of Edinburgh, is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, while his mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg. Philip was born on June 10, 1921, in Corfu, Greece, but his family was exiled when he was just a child. Raised in the UK, he was also educated in France and Germany, later joining the Navy and serving in World War II. A keen sports fan, he has been involved in a number of events including developing the equestrian event of carriage driving. He has also been the patron of hundreds of organisations, often attending events with the Queen as part of their royal duties. But it … [Read more...] about Was Prince Philip injured in the car crash, how old is the Duke of Edinburgh and when did he marry the Queen?