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A Scrapped Game of Thrones Scene Would've Changed Everything. What could have been for Cersei Lannister... Game of Thrones star Lena Headey appeared at a comic book convention in Munich, Germany, where she revealed a key scene that was totally scrapped in the seventh season of Game of Thrones. This scene would've clued in viewers to a lot of Cersei's decisions in the final season. Headey said the scene, which was from season seven, showed Cersei "lose the baby." She described it was "traumatic" and a "great moment for Cersei." "I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would've served her differently," Headey said. Cersei said she was pregnant with her brother Jaime's (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) baby in season seven. Then for the rest of season eight, she and others kept referencing the baby. Later, she led Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbk) to believe he was the father. But she wasn't pregnant. Or was she? See, things would…

Movies

'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Game of Thrones' Take Top Prizes at 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Lady Gaga and Elisabeth Moss helped to make this a very big night for females. Less than two months after its release, Avengers: Endgame won best movie at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. This is the second time that a film in that lucrative franchise has walked off with this award. The first The Avengers won in 2013. Two other film franchises have won multiple awards in this category. The first four Twilight films all won the top award, as did all three The Lord of the Rings films. Two members of the Avengers: Endgame cast were singled out for awards. Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) won best hero. Josh Brolin (Thanos) took best villain. HBO's Game of Thrones took best (TV) show, after losing the last two years to Netflix's Stranger Things. This is the third year in a row that male and female actors have competed in the same categories at the MTV awards in both …

Music News

Motley Crue rockers Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx say the new documentary about the band breaking up is the same ol' situation of ... someone getting their story all wrong, and without their permission. The Crue dudes are pissed over the latest episode of Reelz network's docuseries "Breaking the Band," which focuses on the group's turbulent history. Neil is especially miffed about how the show portrays his departure from the band in 1992, blaming him for prioritizing motor racing over music ... so he took to social media to let it out. Vince says ... "Breaking the band, f**king memories from a manager Doug Thaler who can't remember that he's the one who actually broke up the band! The band didn't break up because of me racing." He adds ... "It broke up because he was too much of a pu**y who didn't just say, 'Hey guys, let's take a week off and come back with cooler heads.' He called me an hour later and said I was out of the…

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Meghan Markle May Just Persuade You to Adopt an Animal. Meghan Markle may have just persuaded us to adopt a new furry friend. In between raising baby Archie, the Duchess of Sussex was able to write a forward for Mayhew's annual report where she expressed her support for adopting and rescuing animals in need. "As a proud rescue dog owner, I know from personal experience the joy that adopting an animal into your home can bring," she shared. "The role that we, as people, play in rehoming and rescuing these animals is vital, but the role of organizations such as Mayhew is unparalleled." Meghan continued, "What initially struck me about Mayhew specifically is their community-based approach not simply on rehoming animals, but in the preventative care that inhibits these cats and dogs from ending up in shelters in the first place." For those who may not recall, Mayhew is an animal shelter and charity that was chosen as one of Meghan's four initial causes…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Country Star Chris Lane and Bachelor Alum Lauren Bushnell Are Engaged: All the Proposal Details. The country singer proposed to the Bachelor alum on Sunday in the backyard of her family's Oregon home, PEOPLE confirms exclusively. Chris Lane has found his forever "Take Back Home Girl" -- and it's Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell. The country singer, 34, proposed to Bushnell, 29, on Sunday in the backyard of her family's Oregon home, PEOPLE confirms exclusively. "I knew she wouldn't want some elaborate crazy proposal," Lane tells PEOPLE. "So, I decided to keep it pretty casual. I asked her parents for different places in Portland I could potentially take her to, but after a lot of thought I decided doing it at the family cookout would be the most laid-back setting and that she'd appreciate the simplicity of me proposing to her in her parents' backyard." "I was initially worried that doing it on Father's Day might not be the bes…

HEADLINE TRUTH OR TRASH

"Latest Craze in the Mid-West: Baby Wrestling!"
Trash! Besides, you get in enough wrestling time with them when you try to change a diaper.

"Police Arrest Woman for Driving a Kid's Power Wheels Truck While Drunk!"
Truth! It was 25-year-old Megan Holman of South Carolina. But she was only charged with public intoxication - not DUI - because the toy truck wasn't street legal.

"Police Asking People to Stop Using Cell Phone Cases That Look Like Guns!"
Truth! In Illinois. We have no words. We can't even believe this is a thing.

"Man Crashes Into Police Car While Searching for TV Episode on Phone!"
Truth! That would be 55-year-old Kevin Bacon - NOT the actor - of Vermont. According to a Vermont State Police report, he was searching for "Screech's Spaghetti Sauce," an episode from 1992 that centers on a particularly flavorful spaghetti sauce that Screech makes during a campus TV show.

"Facebook to Launch their Own Crypto Currency…

THINGS MEN WISH WOMEN KNEW ABOUT THEM

Men's Health compiled a list of things men really wish women knew about them, here is what they found:
Testicles are a huge nuisance. They shift left, they shift right. It is like having a sweaty beanbag chair in your pants. So please refrain from chiding us if we occasionally feel the need to rearrange our boys.We were not looking at your friend's cleavage. We were looking at cleavage. Cleavage is its own self-contained entity. It does not matter what body it is attached to, unless it's mom's.Your expectations? They are all yours. We do not need them.We do not care if you had a lot of boyfriends before us. The number does not matter. What we really care about is that those boyfriends were all unemployed mouth-breathing homunculi who couldn't please you if you put your finger on it.Yes, actually, we think it does make you look fat.Complaining that we never ask for directions is like us complaining that you wear heels even when you know that the evening is going to i…

THINGS YOU SHOULD CLEAN -- BUT DON'T

You touch it. Other people touch it. But do you ever clean it? We're talking about everyday items that most people never think to swab down, such as credit cards, ceiling fans and toilet paper holders. The Huffington Post's StyleList assembled a list of the top 10 most dirty, dusty and germy places in your home and how to clean them.

1. Credit/Debit Cards
You're not the only one handling your credit and debit cards. Other people touch them, too - -and who knows when they last washed their hands or what they touched five minutes ago. Even if you only swipe your card and never hand it over, what is lurking inside that card-swipe machine or ATM? Grab some disinfectant wipes and take a minute or two to clean your credit cards. Do let them dry completely before returning them to your wallet.

2. Electronics
Your electronics -- from your cell phone to your e-reader--are coated in germs and the level of contamination is horrible. Some studies show cell phones contain 18 times more ger…

A WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN'

Experts say the way you shake hands can make or break the kind of impression you project. Check out the variety of handshakes below and choose the one that reflects your own personal style. Then read what your hand is telling people.

Lazy
A handshake with no oomph is considered a sign of weakness or insecurity. Your lack of enthusiasm indicates a total disinterest.

Two hands
Glad-handing can convey warmth and sincerity, but it may also put off strangers as assuming too much intimacy.

Bone crusher
You can be proud of your buff bod with-out hurting others. Lighten up before you put someone in the ER.

Pull
Pulling someone closer while you shake makes others think you're bossy. Try not to come across as so overbearing.

Firm
Shaking with your full hand while maintaining eye contact is a winner. You're making a statement of confidence and self-esteem.

Underhand
If you grip with an underhanded move that twists the other person's wrist, you are a total control freak.

Finger snag
Shaking or sque…

BEATING SUMMER BOREDOM: THINGS TO DO

It's that time of year -- the long days of summer have begun. Your children are already chanting, "I'm bored!" Fear not, parents. The kids are not really bored, they just can't think of anything to do. The following updated and revised list of activities focuses on creativity and getting the children outside. Only three of the 116 activities require an electrical plug. If there is ever a column to clip out and post on your fridge, this is it.
Take advantage of the local tourist sitesTake a tour of the best playgrounds in your townPlant a garden and take care of itPut up a tent in your backyard or living roomHave a pizza-decorating contest at a slumber partyTake a factory tourGo to a town festivalMake your own play doughMake tie-dye shirtsBuy or build a sandboxPlay hide-and-seekHave a tea partyEat popcorn and play board gamesMake a collage from old magazinesOpen a lemonade standMake browniesFeed the ducks at a local pondCook something togetherPlay dress-upMake a Ch…

WHAT YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVORS SAY ABOUT YOU

(KitchenDaily.com) It's ice cream month and your favorite ice cream flavor might reveal more than you think. Dr. Alan Hirsch, a nationally recognized smell and taste expert, offers what a person's favorite ice cream flavor may suggest about their personality.

Chocolate
You're more likely to be: dramatic, lively, charming, flirtatious, seductive and gullible

Vanilla
You're more likely to be: impulsive, easily suggestible and an idealist

Very Berry Strawberry
You're more likely to be: tolerant, devoted and introverted

Mint Chocolate Chip
You're more likely to be: argumentative, frugal and cautious

Rocky Road
You're more likely to be: aggressive, engaging and a good listener

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
You're more likely to be: ambitious, competitive and a visionary

Pralines 'n Cream
You're more likely to be: loving, supportive and prefer to avoid the spotlight

Jamoca
You're more likely to be: scrupulous, conscientious and a moral perfectionist

Chocolate Chip
Yo…

THE PERFECT AGE

You may dread turning 50, but cheer up! The half-century mark appears to be the perfect age, according to a Harris Poll of 2,242 adults. When asked what age you would most like to stay if you could stop time and live forever in good health, 50 was the resounding response from young and old. Why is 50 so special? While those fine lines and streaks of silver do seem more prominent at this time of life, there also tends to be more life stability. Most people earn the highest paychecks of their career in their 50s. In addition, children are growing up or even on their own by the time their parents hit their 50s, which allows more freedom to do just about everything -- from spending a lazy Saturday morning on the porch to traveling on exotic vacations.

The perfect age for various life events:
Graduate from college: 22Move out of your parents' home: 20Get married: 26Have your first child: 28Begin being an empty-nester: 45Retire: 61

SIGNS SIGNS EVERYWHERE A SIGN

(Cosmopolitan) Here's what each sign is probably doing at a party:

Capricorn - Playing mom
"Where is the recycling bin?" Catch Cap at the end of the night yelling this or calling their tipsy friend a Lyft they immediately Venmo-requesting them for that Lyft.

Libra - Hi-ing everyone
Libras are total pros at making speedy polite exits from conversations so they can focus on giving out the max amount of "OMG, You Came" hugs.

Taurus - Pouring the drinks
They're making rose sangria, refiling the puffy-Cheetos bowl, getting a pample-mousse La Croix out of the fridge for their sober friend basically, taking care of everyone's everything.

Virgo - Getting after it
Virgo is here to let off steam, mmkay? Enjoy as all the rants they've saved up this week come rushing out with a glass of wine or 12.

Leo - Doing karaoke
When a Liza song comes on, Leo will not rest until everyone is singing. Don't worry, they brought their own mic and stage worthy sequins.

Cancer - With …

DID YOU KNOW?

Women are more likely to giggle in the presence of a man they find attractive than at any other time.According to recent research, women are more likely to give men their phone number when approached at a bakery.20 percent of women have left a hair salon in tears.According to a recent list, the number one thing that women do to themselves to be beautiful, and not tell anyone about it, is wax or bleach their upper lip.5,500 square feet is the size of the average American lawn.The average person will eat pizza four times a month.Human taste buds change every 10 days, and the old taste buds are replaced with new ones. But it doesn't change the way you taste things, even if your sense of taste is still constantly changing over time.According to USA Today, the average guy cries about 14 times a year, while the average woman 64 times a year.If you put together the words roast and tuna and anagrammatize them, you will get a word meaning "space traveler." What is it? Astronaut.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Bad Robot, the famed production company J.J. Abrams runs with his wife and co-CEO Katie McGrath, is getting close to signing a deal with Warner Media in the neighborhood of $500 million. Nice neighborhood.Monday was the 25th anniversary of that famous slow Bronco chase of O.J. Simpson.It appears Prince William wasn't the only member of the royal family who reportedly had reservations about Prince Harry marrying American actress Meghan Markle. Prince Philip, Harry's grandfather, is said to have told his grandson, "one steps out with actresses, one doesn't marry them," according to a report from the UK's Sunday Times.Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa's daughter celebrated her 18th birthday on Sunday. Well, she did up until the moment she walked into her parents' bedroom and saw them... well, let's say they weren't playing cards."The Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins is writing a prequel set 64 years prior to the other books. The first o…

Music Calendar...

In 1961 "Moody River" by Pat Boone is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 The Beatles' EP "Long Tall Sally" is released.
In 1965 The Kinks and the Moody Blues make their U.S. concert debut at the Academy of Music in New York.
In 1965 "What's New Pussycat?" by Tom Jones and "I Like It Like That" by the Dave Clark Five both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "I Can't Help Myself" by Four Tops hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1967 Paul McCartney, having admitted in Life Magazine that he had taken LSD, repeats the admission in a television interview.
In 1969 "Grazin' In The Grass" by Friends Of Distinction is certified gold.
In 1969 "Jumping Jack Flash" by the Rolling Stones is #1 on the UK top 40 chart.
In 1971 "It's Too Late" by Carole King hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1973 The TV special "Roberta Flack... The First Time…

Today In History...

In 1586 English colonists sail from Roanoke Island (North Carolina) after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America.
In 1862 Slavery is outlawed in the U.S. territories.
In 1905 The first nickelodeon opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In 1910 Father's Day is celebrated for the first time in Spokane, WA.
In 1917 During World War I, King George V orders the British royal family to dispense with German titles and surnames. The family took the name Windsor.
In 1934 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is created.
In 1940 "Brenda Starr," the first cartoon strip drawn by a woman, appears in Chicago.
In 1945 Millions of New Yorkers turned out to cheer General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was honored with a parade.
In 1952 The celebrity-panel game show "I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as its host.
In 1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenburg, convicted of passing U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, are executed at Sing Sing…

Born On This Day...

In 1991 Actress, Willa Holland (The O.C., Arrow) (28)
In 1566 King James I of Great Britain (1603-25)
In 1623 French philosopher/mathematician, Blaise Pascal (calculus)
In 1783 Painter, Thomas Sully (Queen Victoria portrait)
In 1856 American author/publisher, Elbert Hubbard
In 1863 Producer/actor, William Brady (produced over 250 plays)
In 1897 Actor/comedian Moe Howard (The Three Stooges) [d: 5-4-75]
In 1902 Singer/conductor, Guy Lombardo (Auld Lang Syne) [d: 11-5-77]
In 1903 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Lou Gehrig (Yankees) [d: 6-2-41]
In 1905 Actress, Mildred Natwick (Barefoot in the Park) [d: 11-25-94]
In 1905 Actor, George Voskovec (Skag, Nero Wolfe) [d: 7-1-81]
In 1914 Actor, Harry Lauter (Jim Herrick-Waterfront) [d: 10-30-90]
In 1917 Actor, Pat Buttram (Mr. Haney-Green Acres) [d: 1-8-94]
In 1919 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Abe Fortas [d: 4-5-82]
In 1919 Actor, Louis Jourdan (Gigi, Madame Bovary, Octopussy) [d: 2-14-15]
In 1919 Movie critic, Pauline Kael (New York Times) [d: 9-3-01]
In 1924 Football…