Game of Thrones’ “Joffrey” says he rejected Hollywood to run his own theater company

Norman Weiss

Game of Thrones’ “Joffrey” says he rejected Hollywood to run his own theater company

Jack Gleeson, now 23, says he received many lucrative offers to star in blockbuster action movies, but he turned them all down to open a small theater with his three friends. “The offers came in, but I just had a lack of desire to do a big action movie,” he says. "What I enjoy most is this kind of thing, where I can have fun with my friends.”


Carol Burnett to be honored with SAG’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The award, to be present at the SAG Awards in January, is given to the actor who represents the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”


All week, Stephen Colbert is releasing Lunch with Stephen videos

Colbert’s web series hopes to get you to overcome the “sad desk lunch” phenomenon.


An Australian reality show brought its contestants to ISIS

Go Back to Where You Came From takes six Aussies on a three-week trip around the world to change their perceptions about the global refugee crisis. One episode embedded three contestants with Kurdish fighters who brought them near battle lines with the Islamic State.


Michelle Obama celebrates Billy on the Street’s Emmy nomination

Billy Eichner’s show is up for an Emmy for the episode he filmed with the first lady and Big Bird. Tweeted Obama: "After dancing with @BigBird, an Emmy nomination is just the icing on top. Remember to eat your carrots, @BillyEichner!”


Lucy Lawless wants to play Xena: Warrior Princess again

Lawless says she’s been pitching a two-hour Xena movie. “The fans really do want that,” she says, "and I’ve met some people who’ve crowdfunded some things, and I’m just like, ‘Why don’t we just do that?’”


Breaking Bad
’s Steven Michael Quezada is running for Albuquerque county commissioner

The actor who played DEA agent Steven Gomez is already an Albuquerque school board member.


See The Walking Dead’s disgusting new zombies

Exec producer Greg Nicotero says the Season 6 zombies are like "pumpkins (that have) rotted into a puddle of goo because of the sun."


HBO’s Westworld replaces Eion Bailey with Ben Barnes

Bailey, who joined Westworld last week, had a scheduling conflict. So The Chronicles Of Narnia star Barnes will take over his self-indulgent ladies man role.


Original SNL cast member George Coe dies

Coe, 86, was a Saturday Night Live cast member for the show’s first three episodes in October 1975, but was only credited for the first show. Until Leslie Jones joined the cast last season, he was the oldest cast member to join SNL. Coe also voiced the role of Woodhouse on Archer.


FX releases 2 new cryptic Bastard Executioner teasers

Kurt Sutter’s FX series invites you to “kneel” before it.


Amy Heckerling to direct 2 episodes of Amazon’s Red Oaks

The acclaimed director of Clueless and Fast Times at Ridgemont High has been directing TV shows in recent years, including episodes of Rake and Suburgatory.


Meet Shark Tank’s 3 new tech-connected “guest sharks,” including Ashton Kutcher

Kutcher will be joined next season by former Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter and Chris Sacca, all of whom have Silicon Valley connections.


Chicago Med
adds Jurassic World’s Brian Tee

He’ll play a Chicago-born resident of the hospital in a series regular role.


Josh Duggar welcomes his fourth child

The former 19 Kids and Counting star made the announcement of his daughter’s birth days after his TLC show’s cancelation.


Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are divorcing

The Voice judge and the Nashville Star alum have been married for four years.

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