Mastodon on ‘Game of Thrones’ is the most metal cameo in Westeros


Brace yourself: This article contains spoilers about Season 5, Episode 8 of Game of Thrones.

The Army of the Dead just got more hardcore.

Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds of the heavy metal band Mastodon appeared on Game of Thrones Sunday night as proud Wildlings, the proud people who live "free," north of The Wall and beyond the laws of the Iron Throne

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Why SNL’s 40th anniversary special will be its most epic episode ever


NEW YORK — New York's hottest club in town is..Saturday Night Live, this Sunday only.

The iconic show turns 40 on Feb. 15, and we'll be treated to a three-hour live special — starting at 7 p.m. ET on NBC (that's Sunday, not Saturday) — that has the potential to be the biggest, most-talked about episode in its four-decade history.

Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center will be a packed house of current and past cast members, iconic hosts and legendary musicians. While the audience typically consists of ticket winners chosen from the general public, Sunday's seats are reserved only for SNL's A-List guests. Read more...

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The Golden Globes surprise that dominated Facebook and Twitter


LOS ANGELES — The most-discussed moment on Facebook and Twitter about the 72nd Golden Globes was when surprise guest Prince revealed that John Legend and Common's "Glory" from the civil rights-movement film Selma won Best Original Song.

Inside the Beverly Hilton, celebrity jaws dropped when Prince took the stage. Then, when the camera panned to Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen during her husband's acceptance speech, her cry face spawned a meme.

It only took five minutes for @chrissyteigen to become a meme at the #GoldenGlobes

— Mashable (@mashable) January 12, 2015

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Chelsea Handler calls Instagram sexist for taking down her topless photo


Warning: the following article contains content that may be considered not safe for work.

People love Chelsea Handler's outrageously crude and crass brand of humor — unless those people work at Instagram.

On Thursday night, Handler posted a picture of herself on her Instagram page mocking Russian president and bear-hating, horseback riding outdoorsman Vladimir Putin. Authentic to the original picture of Putin, Handler appeared completely topless.


Soon after Handler posted the racy picture, Instagram quickly removed it from her page, as per their community guidelines. Toplessness, at least for women, is against the rules on the social media network. Read more...

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Miley Cyrus Reacts Beautifully to Facebook Fans’ Tales of Homelessness


They've all been homeless. Tanya lived in van. Tokilupe ate out of dumpsters. Quay slept on buses. Michelle snuck into abandoned buildings for shelter.

After Miley Cyrus used her Video of the Year acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last month to bring awareness to homeless youth, they all shared stories about their own bouts with homelessness on her Facebook page.

Now, they have another thing in common: The "Wrecking Ball" singer has read their stories and responded to their emotional tales via the fairly new Facebook Mentions app. Read more...

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Facebook Launching ‘Mentions Box’ Device During Emmys


LOS ANGELES — Like a child shaking an Etch A Sketch with both hands, celebrities on Monday's Emmys red carpet will be shaking a new toy created by Facebook.

Facebook told Mashable that on Aug. 25 it will debut the Facebook Mentions Box, an interactive device that stars will wield to answer questions from fans. It's similar to the InstaStop Video Q&A Station that Instagram launched at the Golden Globes in January.

Though the Facebook Mentions Box will be used for the first time at the Emmys, anchor Katie Couric is already slated to use the device during the Sept. 5 Stand Up to Cancer telecast. Read more...

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George R.R. Martin Will Kill Off a Facebook Employee for $20,000


All men must die, and it's time for a Facebook employee to meet his maker (no, not Mark Zuckerberg).

George R.R. Martin announced a charity campaign last week offering to kill two people in his epic series A Song of Ice and Fire for a cool $20,000 donation to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. Facebook employee David Goldblatt jumped at the chance to be offed in the Game of Thrones world.

"I’m fortunate enough to be in a position to do this cool thing, and it's going toward a good cause," Goldblatt tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I don't think I'm doing anything extraordinary." Read more...

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Facebook’s New Shazam-Like Tool Knows What You’re Watching and Hearing


Facebook recently added a feature that monitors your movements, and now the company will be listening in as well

Facebook unveiled a new audio recognition feature on Wednesday which, when turned on, will identify songs or television shows that you're listening to, in hopes you'll share that information with your friends

With the update, the Facebook app will use the phone's microphone to listen in on noise and sounds nearby. The feature is able to identify millions of songs and TV shows from 160 different stations, according to Aryeh Selekman, a product manager at the company Read more...

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State-by-State Breakdown: Facebook Users Predict Golden Globe Winners


If Facebook users could vote on which nominees would win at Sunday's 71st Golden Globes, the victors in four major TV and film categories might surprise you

Although in reality, only a handful of members from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association cast votes, many more people at home are placing bets on their predicted winners.

Based on Facebook activity from this week, the following films and shows would be the champions for each U.S. state:

1. Best TV Series, Drama

Overall rankings based on buzz:

  • 1. Downton Abbey

  • 2. Breaking Bad

  • 3. House of Cards

  • 4. The Good Wife

  • 5. Masters of Sex
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Will Smith: ‘Every Young Man Needs an Uncle Phil’


Will Smith spoke out publicly for the first time over the weekend about the recent death of James Avery, his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar who played Uncle Phil

"Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery," Smith wrote in a Facebook post (see below). "Every young man needs an Uncle Phil. Rest in Peace."

On the popular 1990s show, Avery assumed the role of fill-in father for Will Smith's character. Avery's performance earned him a spot on TV Guide's list of 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time. Read more...

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