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  • 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale Recap: Does Tyrion Face Death or Escape?

    Pictured: Peter Dinklage Credit: HBO

    SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains character and storyline spoilers.

    The episode, "The Children," in a nutshell:

    What happened:

    * Tyrion turns the tables on Tywin
    * Brienne and the Hound go toe-to-toe in a epic fight to the death
    * Daenerys has to rein in her dragons

    Body count: 4 VIPs

    Nudity count: 1

    Dragon sightings: 2

    New people/places: The Three-Eyed Raven and his helper

    Best line: "You'll never walk again. But you will fly." — The Three-Eyed Raven, to Bran

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    Valar morghulis. All men must die. But today, Tyrion Lannister is not one of them. Neither are Arya or Bran Stark, nor their half-brother Jon Snow.

    But time has run out for some key figures: Tywin Lannister, shot dead by his unwanted son; Shae, choked to death by her spurned lover; Jojen Reed, stabbed by White Walkers; and the Hound, savagely beaten by Brienne before falling off a cliff.

    [Related: We Chat With One of the Victims of the 'GoT' Season Finale]

    As their journeys came to an end, the paths of other

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  • Taylor Schilling in 'Orange is the New Black'Taylor Schilling in 'Orange is the New Black'

    Warning: This post contains Orange Is the New Black storyline and character spoilers.

    The colorful, eccentric, and downright hilarious cast of Orange Is the New Black has some new additions in Season 2.

    [Related: 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 2: Yes, It's Just as Good as Season 1 (Maybe Better)]

    When Piper (Taylor Schilling) is temporarily transferred to a Chicago federal prison in the second-season premiere episode, she meets fascinating characters both during her journey there and in her new home. Here's a rundown of who's who.

    (And don't worry, all your Season 1 favorites — from Crazy Eyes to Red to Taystee — haven't gone away. They're still up to their old tricks in Litchfield.)

     

    Lolly (Lori Petty)

    The quirky, spirited actress was a mainstay of hit movies in the '90s — Point Break, A League of Their Own, Tank Girl. Recently, she's been out of the spotlight; her last major credit was five years ago, in Fox's Prison Break. In OITNB, her Lolly befriends Piper on the plane. But

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  • That 'Game of Thrones' Fight, in a Word? Mind-Blowing

    SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains character and storyline spoilers.

    The episode, "The Mountain and the Viper," in a nutshell:

    What happened:

    * Tyrion undergoes his trial by combat
    * Ramsay attempts to seize Moat Cailin for his father
    * Daenerys discovers a betrayer in her midst

    Body count: 1 VIP

    Nudity count: A couple

    Dragon sightings: None

    New people/places: Moat Cailin

    Best line: “I always drink before a fight.” — Oberyn Martell

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    Rule number one of Game of Thrones: Never get attached to a character; he or she will die soon enough.

    As soon as we got attached to Oberyn Martell, well... he’s gone! And it was all too soon — we’d barely scratched the surface on such a fascinating character.

    He was suave, he was sexy, he was smooth. He was also incredibly honorable, liberal, and dependable. Oh, he would’ve seduced you in a

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  • How Tyler Perry Competely Changed This Season of 'Survivor'

    Survivor: Cagayan winner Tony Vlachos wouldn't have that $1 million if not for the three (!) hidden immunity idols he found during the season, including the "special powers" idol that allowed the bearer to use it after the votes were read.

    Funnily enough, the idea for that special idol came from none other than hugely successful writer-director-producer Tyler Perry, of the hit Madea movies. Host Jeff Probst revealed in February that it was Perry (a huge fan of the show) who suggested the idol's return.

    [Related: How Did Tony Win 'Survivor'? Find Out With Our Recap]

    Many Survivor fans protested in outrage (though, a similar idol had been used in two previous seasons), saying that such a "get out of jail free" card was too powerful.

    And guess what? Perry himself agreed!

    On Wednesday night's reunion show, Perry admitted he "wasn't happy"

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  • 'Survivor: Cagayan' Finale: And The Winner Is...

    Spencer Bledsoe and Tony Vlachos on a special two-hour season finale of SURVIVOR, Wednesday, May 21 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) followed by a live reunion show hosted by Jeff Probst (10:00-11:00PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Screen Grab/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    Survivor Rule: You can win, or you can be a really loyal loser.

    After 28 seasons, Survivor can still surprise.

    In what might be a first, this season's winner, 39-year-old police officer Tony Vlachos, won after a passionate plea to the jury — not from himself, but from jury member Spencer Bledsoe.

    Tony and Yung "Woo" Hwang, his ally from the former Brawn tribe, faced off against each other in the final tribal council. At first, the jury members seemed to be leaning away from the backstabbing, blindsiding Tony. But Spencer, who was the last to speak, made a well-reasoned case to vote for the cop.

    "Tony played with a ferocity that this game rarely ever sees," Spencer argued. So, after 39 days, Tony was crowned Sole Survivor and the winner of $1 million.

    [Related: Get Caught Up With Our 'Survivor' Recaps]

    Maybe Tony would've won without Spencer's rare intercession, but we doubt it. And Woo must be kicking himself; had he taken third-place finisher Kass McQuillen to the end, he might be

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  • 'The Bachelorette' Premiere: Ranking the Entrances of Andi's Guys

    Andi and her suitors on 'The Bachelorette'

    It's a summer of love for Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman. The prosecutor from Atlanta embarked on her own "love quest" this week, after walking out on Juan Pablo Galavis last spring.

    Andi, in addition to being beautiful and smart, isn't one to take any nonsense. And there was definitely some nonsense in the premiere, from cheesy one-liners to awful outfits to an unwanted party crasher.

    We ranked the guys' entrances, from most groan-inducing to the ones that actually impressed us (and seemed to intrigue her).

    26. Cody: Yo, brah: Check me out pushing this limo up the driveway! But we agree with a puzzled Andi — if he's a personal trainer, why is he so winded? And sorry, but a plain white undershirt under a jacket (with collar popped!) is just gross.

    Cody and Andi on 'The Bachelorette'

    25. Brett: Stealing is so not hot.

    24. Emil: Seriously, telling someone your name is pronounced "anal but with an M" is the equivalent of an icy-cold shower. Not sexy.

    23. Craig: Bringing a champagne bottle is a nice sentiment. But

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  • Sarah Sutherland and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in 'Veep'

    Sarah and Kiefer SutherlandOn screen, Sarah Sutherland plays the daughter of one of the most famous people in the world. Off screen, she is actually the daughter of one of Hollywood's most famous actors.

    Sarah, who plays Vice President Selina Meyer's (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) daughter on HBO's "Veep," is following in the footsteps of her dad, "24" star Kiefer Sutherland, and grandfather Donald Sutherland. And if you had no clue that she was Hollywood royalty, it's because the younger Sutherland has been keeping a low-profile since joining the biz recently.

    [Related: TV's Next Generation: Actors With Famous Folks]

    The 25-year-old performer was born to Kiefer and his first wife, Camelia Kath. As a teen, Sarah trained at the Crossroads Drama Conservatory in Los Angeles, before heading to New York to study at New York University's Tisch School of Arts. In her final semester, she wrote and acted in a one-woman play, "The Skin of a Grape."

    Her performance was so mesmerizing, dad Kiefer said it left granddad Donald in

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  • Seth Meyers Is Hosting the Emmys: What We Want to See

    (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)Former "Saturday Night Live" star and current host of "Late Night" Seth Meyers has been tapped to host this year's Emmy Awards, which will be produced by 15-time Emmy winner Don Mischer.

    Really!

    While it's not a huge surprise Meyers was chosen — the ceremony is airing on his network, NBC, on Aug. 25 — it's still a very high-profile role for someone who just recently got his own show. Meyers replaced Jimmy Fallon as host of "Late Night" (who, in turn, replaced Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show") just two months ago, and now he's landed one of the most visible gigs there is.

    [Related: Anatomy of a Late-Night Host: A Guide for Seth Meyers]

    Yahoo TV got the chance to ask Meyers a few quick questions about hosting over email (he's a little busy), and even though the news is probably still sinking in for him, his answers prove that he's always got something witty to say.

    Yahoo TV: Congrats! How do feel about hosting the Emmys?
    Seth Meyers: I watch a lot of TV so I'm excited to be hosting as I

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  • 'Game of Thrones' Purple Wedding: Fans React to Joffrey's Dramatic Nuptials

    GAME OF THRONES episode 32 (season 4, episode 2): Dean-Charles Chapman, Jack Gleeson, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer, Charles Dance. photo: Helen Sloan

    The Red Wedding left fans shocked and in grief. The Purple Wedding? Everyone was cheering and clapping.

    The second episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 4 delivered a surprise gift to viewers who haven’t read the books — the long-awaited, much-wished-for death of King Joffrey.

    [Related: Check Out Our Full Recap of the 'Game of Thrones' Purple Wedding]

    Joffrey was the character almost everyone loved to hate. A video compilation of Joffrey getting slapped went viral. He was a jerk, a coward, a liar, and a terrible king. And for him to die in such ignoble fashion — choking during his wedding reception — was just icing on the pigeon pie.

    #PurpleWedding began trending on Twitter immediately, as “Game of Thrones” fans celebrated the joyous occasion:

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  • 'Game of Thrones': Joffrey's Wedding Ends With a Killer Bash

    GAME OF THRONES episode 32 (season 4, episode 2): Natalie Dormer, Jack Gleeson. photo: Macall B. Polay

    SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains character and storyline spoilers.

    The episode, "The Lion and the Rose," in a nutshell:

    What happened:

    * Joffrey and Margaery get married
    * Bran has a vision of where he needs to go
    * Roose Bolton moves to secure the North

    Body count: 1 VIP, a handful of others

    Nudity count: None

    Dragon sightings: None

    New people: Mace Tyrell (Margaery’s father)

    New places (opening credits): None

    Best line: “Go drink until it feels like you did the right thing.” — Bronn to Tyrion

    Joffrey is dead! Joffrey is dead! Joffrey is dead!

    Dreams do come true!

    The collective wish of “Game of Thrones” fans finally happens in “The Lion and the Rose” after Joffrey and Margaery’s wedding. (Yeah, people in Westeros shouldn’t attend weddings; no good can come of it.)

    And though we dearly wish Tyrion had gotten another slap in (or that Sansa had a chance), it’s still incredibly rewarding to see the life disappear from Joffrey’s pale face.

    [Related: Get Caught Up With Our 'Game of

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