GAME OF THRONES TO RUN FOR AT LEAST 8 SEASONS 0 336

Despite speculation that the hit HBO show might end after season seven, earlier this week, programming president Michael Lombardo stated that it will run for AT LEAST eight seasons.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s event he said:

“The question is: How much beyond seven are we going to do? Obviously we’re shooting six now, hopefully discussing seven.”

He added, making reference to show-runners David Benoiff and Dan Weiss:

“….feel like there’s two more years after six. I would always love for them to change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now.”

His statement however doesn’t mean that season eight is guaranteed…at least not yet, but it does give fans hope that the show they love so much might not end quite so soon.

Season five of the show has received a lot of criticism for its violence, notably the scenes featuring Sansa Stark’s rape and the burning alive of Shireen Baratheon, but Lombardo defended the show, stating that, from its inception, it’s been dark and violent. He declared:

“In the pilot episode we see a 7-year-old boy pushed to seemingly his death from a tower. This show has had violence from the first episode.”

He went on to praise the show and ever-growing success by saying:

“It went to 20 million viewers this year, it went up over 1 million viewers from the prior season. The show continues to grow dramatically.”

Of course, he was also asked the one question that’s been on everyone’s lips and minds in the last few weeks – the one surrounding whether or not Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) really is dead. To that, he responded with:

“Dead is dead is dead. He be dead. Everything I’ve seen, heard and read, Jon Snow is indeed dead.”  

Filming is currently under-way on season six.

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MTV EMAs ADDS DUA LIPA, NCT 127 & MORE TO PERFORMER LINE UP 0 228

You know her, you love her, and she won Best Pop at the 2018 MTV EMA! Pop superstar Dua Lipa will be joining the 2019 main show performer lineup along with some new faces to the MTV EMA: Seoul-based global pop powerhouse NCT 127.

But wait, there’s more!

Mexican pop superstar Sofia Reyes will also be returning to the MTV EMA, this time joined by Puerto Rican hitmaker Jhay Cortez and Brazilian drag queen, singer, and songwriter and 2019 Best Brasilian Act nominee Pabllo Vittar. These three artists will kick off the biggest global music celebration of the year with pre-show performances on the EMA red carpet!

On top of hearing from these amazing artists, actors Terry Crews and Paz Vega and supermodels Joan Smalls, Doutzen Kroes, Georgina Rodriguez and Leomie Anderson will make some very special appearances throughout show!

Dua Lipa and NCT 127 join previously announced performers Niall Horan, Halsey, Rosalía, EMA show host Becky G, Akon, Ava Max and Mabel. Iconic rock act Green Day, The Struts and León Benavente will also perform from Seville’s spectacular Plaza de España as a part of “MTV World Stage Seville.”

BBC STRICTLY CHILDREN IN NEED 2019 LINE UP REVEALED 0 57

As exclusively revealed on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two this evening (Monday 28 October), EastEnders stars Ricky Champ, Louisa Lytton, Maisie Smith and Rudolph Walker OBE will be taking to the dancefloor alongside the Strictly professionals, as they go head to head to win the Pudsey Glitterball trophy for BBC Children in Need 2019.

Presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, the Strictly special will feature as part of the BBC Children in Need 2019 Appeal Night on BBC One on Friday 15 November.

Ricky Champ says: “I am so excited to be taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing EastEnders special. I’m looking forward to showing the world my moves. Bring it on!”

Louisa Lytton says: “It feels like a lifetime ago since I did Strictly Come Dancing so I am beyond excited to put my dancing shoes back on and return to the famous floor. It’s for a fantastic cause which makes it all the more special.”

Maisie Smith says: “I’m flattered to be part of such an iconic show! Strictly has been a family favourite in my house for years. I can’t wait to put my dancing skills to the test!”

Rudolph Walker OBE says: “I am thrilled to be taking part in this year’s competition and can’t wait to get started. Although at 80 years old, it’s probably best I don’t try to do the splits!”

Ricky will be dancing with Luba Mushtuk; Louisa will be dancing with Gorka Marquez; Maisie will take to the floor with Kevin Clifton and Rudolph will be partnered with Nancy Xu. The stars will compete in a group number, choreographed by former Strictly professional Trent Whiddon, in a bid to be crowned champions.