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EMILIA CLARKE & KIT HARINGTON ADDRESS ‘GOT’ BACKLASH AS VIEWERS SPOT ANOTHER ERROR

Emilia Clarke is addressing the fans who were less than pleased—enraged, more like it—by her character Dany's personal arc on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The final episode aired Sunday and viewers sounded off on social media not only about Clarke’s character, but also by yet another out-of-place on-set beverage.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she discussed her character’s descent into homicidal madness, and put her personal spin on why she did the things she did.

Clarke explains how the beloved rebel turned into a psychotic dictator thusly: "The problem is the Starks don’t like her and she sees it. She goes, ‘Okay, one chance.’ She gives them that chance and it doesn’t work and she’s too far to turn around. She’s made her bed, she’s laying in it. It’s done. And that’s the thing. I don’t think she realizes until it happens—the real effect of their reactions on her is: ‘I don’t give a sh*t.’ This is my whole existence. Since birth! She literally was brought into this world going, ‘Run!’ These f*ckers have f*cked everything up, and now it’s, ‘You’re our only hope.’"

One breaking, she said, was her incestuous relationship with Kit Harington’s character Jon Snow: "And there’s just this last thread she’s holding onto: There’s this boy. And she thinks, ‘He loves me, and I think that’s enough.’ But is it enough? Is it? And it’s just that hope and wishing that finally there is someone who accepts her for everything she is and…he f*cking doesn’t."

But then, Missandei dies: "There’s a number of turning points you see for Daenerys in the season, but that’s the biggest break. There’s nothing I will not do after losing Missandei and seeing the sacrifice she was prepared to make for her. That breaks her completely. There’s nothing left to making a tough choice."

And despite it all, she told EW, "Having said all of the things I’ve just said…I stand by Daenerys. I stand by her! I can’t not."

Harington's response was less measured. "Whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their judgement on it, in my head they can go f–k themselves," he tells Esquire. "Because I know how much work was put into this."

WATER BOTTLE

Meanwhile, it seems hydration is a priority in Westeros. Fans noticed a plastic water bottle near Sir Samwell Tarlyl’s left foot in Sunday night’s finale, and immediately took to Twitter to heap scorn on the show, which, despite its sky-high budget, has been plagued with editing errors this season.

One person tweeted: "I’ve never seen Game of Thrones before, but I fear for the PA who left a Starbucks cup AND a water bottle in the shot during two separate episodes," alluding to a rogue Starbucks cup, which appeared on-set two episodes ago.

While HBO edited out the Starbucks coffee post-airing, it’s unclear if the water bottle will meet the same fate.

THE VIEW

Meghan McCain apologized Monday after revealing the Game of Thrones ending on air on The View and spoiling it for fans who hadn’t seen it yet.

Her hosts were furious; Whoopi Goldberg got up and walked away for a moment and Sunny Hostin gasped, claiming she’d only gotten to season four.

"I'm sorry, but it's all over the internet," she noted. "I wasn't told I wasn't allowed to say it. I'm sorry, everyone. It's all over the internet. You would have found out one way or the other. As a dedicated fan who watched it live last night like everyone was supposed to, OK?"

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LEONARDO DICAPRIO, INSTAGRAM BOYFRIEND

Even Leonardo DiCaprio plays second fiddle to Instagram. The 44-year-old is nominally in Cannes to promote the Quentin Tarantino-helmed film in which he stars with Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but in reality, he’s also playing the all-important role of Instagram boyfriend to Camila Morrone.

The 21-year-old was photographed being photographed by DiCaprio outside the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antiebes where the pair and countless other celebs seem to be staying. She looked gorgeous in a flowing polka-dot dress, and DiCaprio was photographed photographing her from multiple angles as she posed coyly.

She posted a shot with the caption, "Press day jazz," though sadly failed to credit the photographer (to be fair, it's unclear if she posted one of DiCaprio's shots). Morrone is also at Cannes promoting Mickey and the Bear. The pair have reportedly been dating since December of 2017.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

ELLEN DEGENERES, REESE WITHERSPOON DUKE IT OUT FOR JENNIFER ANISTON: Ellen DeGeneres and Reese Witherspoon are fighting over Jennifer Aniston. Witherspoon appeared on DeGeneres’ show Monday, and the pair got into a faux fight over who’s closer to mutual pal Aniston. "We always have the best time together," Witherspoon tells DeGeneres after the two recount partying at Aniston’s recent 50th birthday party. "Do you think you and I have a better time together than you and Jen?" DeGeneres asks. "Well, I mean, Jen and I know each other better because we’re really, really good friends and we just finished our television show that we have coming out together, it’s called the Morning Show," Witherspoon answers, plugging their upcoming Apple TV show. "Yeah, she told me she needed a break, she was glad it was over," DeGeneres jokingly hits back. The battle continues, until they call Aniston, who tells them she’s too busy to talk because she’s on the treadmill. When an out-of-breath Aniston returns the call, she tells DeGeneres that she "wins": "Yes honey, we’ve cleared this up. Haven’t we. Yes darling, that’s based on almost 30 years of knowing each other."

KIM KARDASHIAN AND KYLIE JENNER TO BE DEPOSED IN BLAC CHYNA SUIT: Blac Chyna will be able to grill Kim and Khloe Kardashian, as well as Kylie and Kris Jenner in her legal battle with the reality clan, The Blast reports. Citing court docs, an L.A. judge is ordering Kylie and Khloe to sit down and talk turkey with Chyna before August 31st. She will be able to question them about their relationship with her ex and their brother Rob Kardashian, and whether or not they tried to get their show, Rob & Chyna, canceled.

ROYAL HAND-ME-DOWN? Prince Louis appears to be sporting royal hand-me-downs. In a new image of Kate Middleton and Prince William's three children, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Louis, 1, the baby of the bunch appears to wearing red-and-white striped shorts that George wore in 2014. Charlotte was photographed in them as well.

JORDYN WOODS SHOWS OFF NEW PAD: Three months after Jordyn Woods got booted from Kylie Jenner’s house—in response to her alleged hook-up with Jenner’s sister Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend Tristan Thompson—she has got a new place of her own. "Finally my first piece of furniture arrived," she captioned a picture of herself sitting on a gray-colored couch. "Designing homes is such a task but I’m having the best time doing it. What are some of your house hacks and favorite companies?"

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Why Kendall Jenner Keeps “Sacred” Relationship With Ben Simmons Private

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Robert Pattinson Cast as Batman in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” 

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Halsey Releases Ticked-Off New Single “Nightmare” & Dystopian Video

Halsey Releases Ticked-Off New Single “Nightmare” & Dystopian Video Halsey is fed up with people trying to control her actions or looks. That’s evident from her new single, “Nightmare,” which pairs menacing, hip-hop-tinged verses with a crashing, aggressive chorus. The song’s lyrics express frustration (“I’m tired and angry, but somebody …

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

RIC FLAIR HOSPITALIZED AFTER ‘VERY SERIOUS’ MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Ric Flair was rushed to the hospital Thursday after a "very serious" medical emergency, TMZ reports. The 70-year-old WWE star is in serious condition, but the specifics are unclear. In 2017, Flair was placed in a medically induced coma for 11 days after his intestine ruptured.

PRINCE HARRY WINS ‘SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGES’ FROM NEWS AGENCY: Prince Harry has won "substantial damages" from a news agency, and received their apology, after employees took aerial photos of the country home he and Meghan Markle shared until their move to Frogmore Cottage. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said that Harry "acknowledges and welcomes the formal apology from Splash News and Picture Agency as referenced in the Statement in Open Court today." The pictures, which are said to have looked "into the living area and dining area of the home and directly into the bedroom," were published in The Times.

HEATHER LOCKLEAR’S DAUGHTER ‘DEVASTATED’: Heather Locklear is back in rehab, and her daughter Ava, whom she shares with Richie Sambora, is reportedly devastated. A source tells ET: "This process has felt never-ending and Ava just wants her mother to dedicate herself to a sober life. She’s just heartbroken because she was really hopeful the last rehab her mother completed would finally be the last. Ava is a huge support to her mother." Locklear is now in an "inpatient facility and her family desperately hopes she will finally get sober once and for all," the source tells ET. "Heather is in a very dangerous place and her family and loved ones are once again scared for her life."

QUEEN ELIZABETH IS HIRING: Polish that resume! Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a digital communications officer, per the Royal Household website. The ideal candidate will find "new ways to maintain The Queen's presence in the public eye and on the world stage," reads the listing. "This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional."

CHANNING TATUM AND JESSIE J PACK ON PDA: Channing Tatum and Jessie J couldn’t keep their hands to themselves during a date at Disneyland in Anaheim, California on Wednesday. Channing and ex Jenna Dewan’s daughter Everly did not appear to be with them as they rode the Matterhorn coaster and took to the Autopia race track.

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AMBER TAMBLYN, MINKA KELLY, MORE JOIN BUSY PHILIPPS’ #YOUKNOWME MOVEMENT

In the wake of controversial abortion bills that restrict access to almost all abortions in Georgia, Alabama and Missouri, more and more celebrities are sharing their personal stories of abortions. Busy Philipps, Minka Kelly, Amber Tamblyn and Milla Jovovich are just a handful of those who have spoken out.

Many are accompanying their stories with the hashtag #YouKnowMe. Philipps came up with the hashtag while discussing her abortion on Busy Tonight and on Twitter.

"The statistic is that one in four women will have an abortion before age 45. That statistic sometimes surprises people, and maybe you're sitting there thinking, 'I don't know a woman who would have an abortion,'" Philipps said. "Well, you know me."

Philipps then encouraged others to join her in speaking out.

MINKA KELLY

Kelly, 38, took to social media Thursday to share her abortion story, calling it "the smartest decision I could've made, not only for myself & my boyfriend at the time, but also for this unborn fetus."

"For a baby to’ve been born to two people -- too young and completely ill equipped -- with no means or help from family, would have resulted in a child born into an unnecessary world of struggle," Kelly wrote alongside a photo collage of some of the white, male politicians who have voted for the bills. "Having a baby at that time would have only perpetuated the cycle of poverty, chaos and dysfunction I was born into."

"Forcing a child to be born to a mother who isn’t ready, isn’t financially stable, was raped, a victim of incest (!!), isn’t doing that theoretical child any favors," she continued. "For those of you insisting abortion is murder, and to Rep. Terri Collins who said 'an unborn baby is a person who deserves love and attention' -- forget bringing up the mother might be in need of some 'love and attention.'"

"What do you think happens to these kids who end up bouncing around in foster care, live on government assistance because the mother has no help, can’t afford childcare while she works a minimum wage job, and is trapped in a cycle of trying to survive on the meager government assistance so many of you same pro-lifers are determined to also take away," she questioned. "If you insist on forcing women to carry to term, why do you refuse to talk about comprehensive sex-ed, the maternal mortality rate, free daycare, paid maternity leave? Our lives, traumas & family planning is for no one to decide but us. Certainly not a group of old white men."

She concluded her note, asking whether, if the men who were pushing the bill could get pregnant themselves, it would have ever gone through.

"With all this punishment for women I wonder where all the punishment is for the men in this scenario. By looking at the photo of all the men who are making this mess, I find it hard to believe that if it were the autonomy of a man's body, health and life in question, I can't help but be certain we wouldn’t be having this conversation in the first place," she wrote. "I appreciate seeing men speak up on this issue - women do not get pregnant alone. Lest we forget, outlawing abortion has never stopped women from attempting it."

AMBER TAMBLYN

Tamblyn joined her, opening up about her abortion in 2012, calling it "one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make."

"I still think about it to this day," she tweeted. "But these truths do not make me regret my decision. It was the right choice for me, at that time in my life. I have not a single doubt about this. #YouKnowMe".

Cynthia Nixon, Ashley Judd, Alia Shawkat, Jameela Jamil, Keke Palmer, Tess Holliday, Cecile Richards, Trishelle, Amanda Abbington and others also shared their stories.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

JENELLE EVANS AND DAVID EASON’S CHILD ENSLEY REMOVED: Jenelle Evans and David Eason’s 2-year-old daughter Ensley has been removed from their home after Eason admitted to killing their dog Nugget in a video posted to social media. The Department of Social Services served a North Carolina judge’s order to them Tuesday, TMZ reports. Evans’ other children, Jace, 9, and Kaiser, 4, are currently with Evans’ mother Barbara and Kaiser’s father’s family, respectively.

KYLIE JENNER TO LAUNCH HAIR EMPIRE: The cosmetics queen Kylie Jenner is moving into hair. According to applications obtained by The Blast, Jenner has registered the name Kylie Hair for a line of products that would include shampoos, conditioners, dyes, sprays, oils and mousse. She is also working on a line of baby gear and skincare.

OLIVIA JADE PARTIES AS PARENTS FACE JAIL TIME: Olivia Jade Giannulli is being spotted partying at hot spots in L.A. as her parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli face jail time for their alleged involvement in the college bribery scandal. They have been accused of shelling out $500K in a bid to get Olivia and her sister Bella into USC.

KIERAN CULKIN, JAZZ CHARTIN EXPECTING: Jazz Charton and Kieran Culkin have shared the news that they are expecting their first child together. The pair married in 2013. "My favourite surprise so far," Jazz, who did not reveal the baby's sex, captioned a photo of her sonogram. "We had no idea how much we wanted this until it happened."

GWYNETH PALTROW CELEBRATES APPLE’S BIRTHDAY: Gwyneth Paltrow, 46, dished out the birthday love for her eldest daughter Apple, who turned 15. She shared a snap of herself, Apple, and Moses, 13, both of whom she shares with her ex Chris Martin. "Happy 15th birthday my angel @applemartin I will never be able to put into words how much I love you," Paltrow wrote alongside a sweet pic of Apple smiling while holding a pink rose between her teeth. "You are so strong and so good and so damn funny and sooooo gorgeous inside and out. I am the proudest mama ever. Feliz quinceañera mi vida!" Her husband Brad Falchuk weighed in: "Happy, happy birthday. World's best bonus daughter."

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Paris Hilton Calls Ex-BFF Lindsay Lohan “Lame & Embarrassing” on “Watch What Happens Live”

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Britney Spears’ Manager Says She’ll “Possibly Never Perform Again” Amid Personal Drama

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Miley Cyrus Plays a Futuristic Pop Star in 1st Trailer for 5th Season of “Black Mirror”

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COMEDY LEGEND TIM CONWAY DIES AT 85

Tim Conway, best known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show, died on Tuesday morning in L.A. He was 85. Howard Bragman, Conway's representative, told CNN that he was battling a longtime illness prior to his death, but said it was not dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Conway won four Emmys (three for acting, one for writing) for his work on The Carol Burnett Show, from 1967-1978.

After The Carol Burnett Show ended, he worked on Disney live-action comedies like The Apple Dumpling Gang, then won several more Emmys for his roles on sitcoms Coach, 30 Rock and for his voiceover work in SpongeBob Squarepants.

Jamie Lee Curtis, Patton Oswalt, Conan O’Brien and Judd Apatow were among the celebrities who memorialized him on social media.

His costar Burnett told CNN: "I'm heartbroken. He was one in a million, not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being. I cherish the times we had together both on the screen and off. He'll be in my heart forever."

She dedicated a previously scheduled one-woman show, "An Evening of Laughter and Reflection Where the Audience Asks Questions," to Conway's memory last night in North Carolina.

Conway married twice, first to Mary Anne Dalton from 1961 to 1978, with whom he had six children. Conway is survived by his wife of more than 30 years, Charlene Fusco.

The family is asking that donations be made in his memory to The Lou Ruvo Brain Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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JAMEELA JAMIL CALLS ABORTION HER ‘BEST DECISION’

Jameela Jamil is sharing her own abortion story in the wake of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to ban abortions after six weeks.

The Good Place star wrote on Twitter of the bill: "I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made. Both for me, and for the baby I didn't want, and wasn't ready for, emotionally, psychologically and financially. So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel."

She continued: "This anti-abortion law in Georgia is so upsetting, inhumane, and blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women, a disregard for our rights, bodies, mental health, and essentially a punishment for rape victims, forcing to carry the baby of their rapist."

Jamil was quick to point out that she has no beef with foster care. "Ps.. this isn’t any diss at ALL to foster homes. I’m in awe of people who take in children in need of a family and a home: but if Georgia becomes inundated with children who are unwanted or unable to be cared for, it will be hard to find great fostering for them all."

The bill is set to take effect in January of 2020 and will likely be challenged in court.

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