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Lena Headey Was "Gutted" Over How Game of Thrones Killed Cersei Lannister. Lena Headey knows your thoughts on what happened to Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones, because she has some of the same ones. In an interview with The Guardian, Headey touched on the criticism the final season of Game of Thrones received. "I invested as a viewer and I have my favorite characters. And I've got a few of my own gripes. But I haven't sat down drunkly with David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] yet," she said about the series co-creators. And Headey, who has been nominated for an Emmy for the role in the past, said she too wanted a better send off than Cersei got. Spoiler alert: She died under a pile of rocks with her brother/lover Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). "I will say I wanted a better death," she said when asked what she'll address with Benioff and Weiss. "Obviously you dream of your death. You could go in any way on that show. So, I was kind of gutted. But I just think they couldn't have pleased everyone. No matter what they did, I think there was going to be some big comedown from the climb." Many viewers were hoping for a showdown between Headey's Cersei Lannister and Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen, or for Maisie Williams' Arya Stark to make good on crossing Cersei off her kill list. Instead, Cersei sought to escape the destruction of the Red Keep, and made her way underground, only to seemingly get trapped... Although her brother, Tyrion, had no problem navigating the catacombs and finding her body, there was plenty of space for him to move around in, why didn't she and Jaime just move? Anyway... yeah, Headey wants to have that drunk talk. After her death scene aired, Headey took to Instagram to say farewell. "There she goes. It's been fun, and bonkers. I loved her. I am grateful for the opportunity. Massively thankful for your encouraging and supportive love along the way. And now her watch is ended (I know she'd never make it; Night's Watch wouldn't have her...but still... )," Headey posted along with several heart emojis. (Eonline)
Kerry Washington prefers working with Hulu over a traditional broadcaster. Kerry Washington is leaning into the digital future of TV. The "Scandal" star said she prefers working with streaming service Hulu versus a traditional broadcaster because they take bigger chances on their programming. When the actress was shopping "Little Fires Everywhere," the series based on Celeste Ng's novel, which she is starring in and is co-producing with Reese Witherspoon, the decision to take it to Hulu was a no brainer. "Hulu was a winner for us," Washington said Monday at Cannes Lions. "They knew where people were going to watch me already. Hulu had data to show it would be successful." Unlike traditional broadcasters, the streaming service, which created award-winning series "The Handmaid's Tale," makes use of its data on what viewers are watching on its platform to inform its programming decisions. Washington went on to explain that execs at Hulu pair the data research with creative choices. "In order to really disrupt, you have to be willing to not just go according to the algorithm but also take a risk," the actress said. "It's something that people are hungry for ... Let the data inform the risk-taking." That disruption is something central to Washington's mission as an artist and businesswoman. "When 'Scandal' first came on the scene people talked about it being the first show in 40 years with a black woman at the center and people called that a risk," she said. "But now you're hard-pressed to turn on any network and not find a woman of color at the center of a story because we realized it is not a risk." Washington said her work with skincare company Neutrogena is another example of using consumer learnings to disrupt the norm. Indeed, in her work as a brand ambassador at the company, Washington also provides insights on the product. By listening to customer feedback, Washington said she helped develop darker shades of makeup for women of color, and even went on to launch her own makeup line at Neutrogena. "The darkest foundation was tan," she said, pointing out the problem. "So many of the people who make decisions for us do not look like us." (PageSix)
Big Little Lies' Adam Scott on Madeline's huge betrayal, the 'extremely dangerous' Mary Louise. Warning: This article contains spoilers from episode two of Big Little Lies, 'Tell-Tale Hearts.' Proceed at your own risk. Amidst all the secrets and lies (big and little) on HBO's hit series, there stands Ed Mackenzie (Adam Scott), Madeline's (Reese Witherspoon) stalwart, loyal husband, always willing to go to the mat for his wife, daughter, and step-daughter. But at the end of this season's second episode, one of those sneaky little lies reared its head and Ed was dealt a blow almost as bad as the one that sent Perry (Alexander Skarsgrd) spiraling down the stairs. At long last, he knows that Madeline was unfaithful to him after overhearing Abigail (Kathryn Newton) talking to her about it. After at first attempting to play it off and pretend he misheard, Madeline finally owned up to it, proclaiming her love for Ed in a desperate last-ditch effort to excuse her mistakes. But after discovering Madeline was keeping the secret of Ziggy's (Iain Armitage) parentage from him earlier in the episode, Ed has had enough of secrets and tells his wife, "I think we're done." Elsewhere, other secrets continue to seep toxicity into the lives of the Monterey Five. Celeste (Nicole Kidman) struggles to get over her love for Perry, while also working up the courage to tell his mother Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) the truth about his abusive nature after she discovers Ziggy is also her grandson. Mary Louise rejects this claim and instead accuses Celeste of leaving details out of her story. Bonnie (Zo Kravitz) is still grappling with killing Perry, and Nathan (James Tupper) calls in her mother for back-up in trying to get to the bottom of her withdrawn behavior. Renata (Laura Dern) is dealing with a new mess of her husband Gordon's (Jeffrey Nordling) making -- his arrest for securities fraud and her possible significant decline in net worth. "I will not not be rich," she shrieks to him in the frontrunner for best line of the season. (Entertainment Weekly)
Renta Just Had the Best Meltdown on Big Little Lies. Hello, it's us, basking in the joy of another episode of Big Little Lies. The second episode of the new season, titled "Tell-Tale Hearts," gave us many new bits of Meryl Streep to obsess over, but we're mostly here to bow down to one Renata Klein (Laura Dern), who learned that her husband has committed numerous crimes, putting all of their money at risk. He's now been arrested for mail fraud and wire fraud and all kinds of other fraud, and Renata, who was riding high over the fact that she was going to be on the cover of a magazine, had a complete and total meltdown, and it was glorious. She screamed and yelled and threw Gordon out of the car, and most of all, she REFUSED to no longer be rich. Renata will be rich, or she will be nothing! Most other things were not so glorious, as Chloe had overheard Madeline talking about Ziggy's true parentage at some point, and shared that info with Max, Josh, and Ziggy, forcing Jane to have a heartbreaking conversation with her son. Max and Josh also told their grandma about their secret brother, and Mary Louise was certainly not ready to hear about who her son really was. Jane and Celeste did decide to get the boys together as brothers, and even arranged a sweet playdate, so at least they're making the best of a tough situation. Bonnie's mother also came to town after Nathan called asking for help, and while it did seem to push Bonnie closer to Nathan, she wasn't ready to open up to her apparently slightly psychic mother. Meanwhile, Ed overheard that Madeline slept with the theatre director, and he basically said the marriage is over, all while Madeline is also dealing with this wild feud with Mary Louise, who simply does not think she is a good person. Ed also has his own feud, with Nathan, who can't seem to decide if he wants to fight Ed or ask him for help with Bonnie. Mostly all we could focus on was Renata's spectacular meltdown. Big Little Lies airs Sundays on HBO. (Eonline)
"Tristan Admitted It!" See How Khloe Kardashian Found Out About the Jordyn Woods Cheating Scandal in New Promo. The moment KUWTK fans have been waiting to see is finally here. The Jordyn Woods, Tristan Thompson cheating scandal comes to light in next Sunday's brand new episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and this just-released promo shows just how the Kardashian family found out about the explosive news. "Tristan and Jordyn were all over each other last night," Kim Kardashian's BFF Larsa Pippen relays over the phone. Cut to Kris Jenner telling Kim, "We just need to figure out what the whole, full story is." "Tristan admitted it!" Kim tells her mother. Kylie Jenner reacts, "I'm just like, 'What were you thinking?'" A heartbroken Khloe Kardashian says, "I knew who he was, I never in a million years thought that's who she was." "It just sucks it has to be so public," Khloe cries. See the whole Tristan-Jordyn scandal unfold on part one of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians two-part season finale this coming Sunday. (Eonline)