Casting Is Officially Underway For HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House Of The Dragon’

It looks like HBO has begun the casting process for the up and coming Game of Thrones prequel series ‘House of the Dragon.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO has begun casting for the much-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel named House of the Dragon. The premise is set 300 years before the current story of Game of Thrones, and it’ll apparently focus on the House Targaryen. EW also confirms that the pilot series has roughly around 10 episodes.

When George RR Martin was interviewed regarding this prequel, he said; “I expect to be involved in all of this to some extent… and, who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes, as I did for the first four seasons of GAME OF THRONES.

“But… let me make this perfectly clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered WINDS OF WINTER. Winter is still coming, and WINDS remains my priority, as much as I’d love to write an episode of HOUSE.”

House of the Dragon will be based on George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones book Fire & Blood so we can’t wait to get stuck into this series!

This Celebrity Says The Entertainment Industry Has “Fallen Through The Cracks” For Government Support During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Because of the current restrictions set in place by the Australian government to contain COVID-19, many Australians are left unemployed – a number of them are artists within the entertainment industry.

Seven News caught up with Rob Mills just recently to get his take on how he’s coping with this global pandemic and unfortunately, he’s not doing too well himself.

Rob Mills is an actor, television host, and singer-songwriter. You may recognise him as one of the finalists from the first season of Australian Idol and since then he became a regular singer on the game show “The Singing Bee.” He eventually won the lead male role of Fiyero in a production of Wicked, and he has since starred in a number of popular large scale musical theatre productions.

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When Seven News interviewed him to discuss his current situation he said: “I was about to do a musical – a brand-new show called Midnight that was going to launch at Her Majesty’s Theatre… But everything’s been shut down. Every musical around the country, every pub, every live venue – every single musician and actor have been hit hard.”

“Home and Away has also shut down – basically every film or working set has been shut down, so our industry is deeply affected.” He continued. “Unfortunately, the government hasn’t really come to the party. We fall in the cracks when it comes to JobSeeker and JobKeeper.”

But despite his current dilemma, Rob decided not to let the current situation bring him down.

He decided to team up with a number of musicians to create a new project called “Homegrown Superstars” – a national singing competition that emerging artists can enter via Instagram.

Mills said “We had great success – we had nearly 100 people, which I thought was a lot. This week we’ve had nearly 200 entries for Casey Donovan’s theme of the power ballads… You upload a clip to Instagram, up to 60 seconds.”

He further said “You get a chance to win $250 for yourself, and $200 for the charity of your choice because we know the charity sector has been hit super hard as well… So at the moment, we’ve got a bit of cash and we’re just happy to hand it out at the moment. But I think we’re going to be doing more challenges and daily prizes as well.”

You can find out more about Homegrown Superstars via their Instagram page simply by clicking this link: Homegrown Superstars

Netflix’s ‘Project Power’ Trailer Has Just Dropped And It Has Jamie Foxx Taking On Superpower Pills

Netflix has just released a trailer for Jamie Foxx’s latest film called “Project Power” and it looks pretty damn EPIC! Similar to the 2011 film “Limitless,” this new movie is also based on a powerful pill. While in Limitless, whoever takes the pill gains the ability to use the full extent of their brain, the pill in Project Power is a bit different — it can actually give whoever takes it temporary superpowers.

Here’s the full synopsis of the movie according to Netflix: “On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk-taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it.”

Check out the trailer below courtesy of Netflix (screenshot from Netflix):

Angelina Jolie Finally Reveals Why She Decided To Divorce Brad Pitt

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith back in 2005, they began dating afterward and they eventually got married in 2014. Fast forward to 2 years later, the “Brangelina” breakup was, in fact, one of the biggest shock celebrity breakups in 2016.

When British Vogue recently interviewed her, she revealed that the split was in fact for the “wellbeing” of her six children. Jolie has 3 biological children with Pitt: 13-year-old Shiloh and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. Tthey also adopted three children: 14-year-old Zahara 15-year-old Pax and 18-year-old Maddox.

She told British Vogue that “I separated for the wellbeing of my family. I continue to focus on their healing.

“Some have taken advantage of my silence, and the children see lies about themselves in the media, but I remind them that they know their own truth and their own minds.

“In fact, they are six very brave, very strong young people.”

Furthermore, Jolie revealed that her kids helped her “find” herself again.

“The part of us that is free, wild, open, curious can get shut down by life. By pain or by harm. My children know my true self, and they have helped me to find it again and to embrace it,” she explained.

“They have been through a lot. I learn from their strength. As parents, we encourage our kids to embrace all that they are and all that they know in their hearts to be right, and they look back at us and want the same for us.”

365 DNI Is Hands Down The HOTTEST Thing On TV Right Now

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Ever since 50 Shades of Grey became a household name, millions of people have been obsessed about BDSM and they all felt that 50 Shades of Grey was the hottest BDSM movie ever – that is, until Polish movie 365 DNI came into the picture.

The plot of 365 DNI revolves around mafia boss Massimo (Michele Morrone). Massimo decides to kidnap sales executive Laura Biel (Anna Maria Sieklucka) during her holiday in Sicily and when she woke up he gave her 365 days to fall in love with him.

The movie is based on the book written by Blanka Lipinska and has definitely left fans feeling all hot and bothered. The movie is currently streaming on Netflix so you can watch it as long as you have a Netflix account. Here’s a sneak peek of the trailer as a teaser courtesy of EnsWorld:

Anna Kendrick Actually Compares Filming Twilight To Surviving A ‘Hostage Situation’. Yes, You Read Right!

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Anna Kendrick has decided to reveal the terrible filming conditions she had to endure on the set of the first Twilight movie – it was so bad that she compared the experience to that of a “hostage” situation.

While the end of result of watching Twilight was quite majestic and magical – what went on behind the scenes wasn’t as amazing as it looked on the big screen.

Anna played Jessica Stanley in the vampire franchise and she actually compared the Portland, Oregon, shoot to surviving a “hostage situation”. Speaking to Vanity Fair, she said: “I just remember being so cold and miserable, and I just remember my Converse being completely soaked through, and feeling like, ‘You know, this is a really great group of people, and I’m sure that we would be friends in a different time, but I want to murder everyone.”

She further said: “Although it was also kind of bonding. There was something about it, that was like, you go through some trauma event. Like, you imagine people who survive a hostage situation, and you’re kind of bonded for life.”

To watch the full interview with Vanity Fair just scroll down to watch the video below:

Disney & Lucasfilm Stand Behind John Boyega’s Black Lives Matter Speech: “You Are Our Hero”

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After Star Wars star John Boyega delivered a powerful speech at a Black Lives Matter protest in London, Lucasfilm and Disney have both confirmed that their 100% behind the actor. He may no longer be part of the Star Wars galaxy after the release of last year’s The Rise of Skywalker, but he is definitely still a part of the Disney family.

A demonstration was recently held in London’s Hyde Park and Boyega revealed his own experiences as a black man as well as delivered an emotional speech about America’s history of police brutality against African-Americans.

“We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence.” Boyega said in his speech. “I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f*** that.”

“I need you to understand how painful this s*** is,” he further said. “I need you to understand how painful it is to be reminded every day that your race means nothing and that isn’t the case anymore, that was never the case anymore.”

“Today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process, we don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved, we don’t know what Sandra Bland could have achieved, but today we’re going to make sure that won’t be an alien thought to our young ones.”

After his speech, the official Star Wars Twitter account has since tweeted: “Lucasfilm stands with John Boyega and his message that, ‘Now is the time. Black lives have always mattered… Black lives have always been important. Black lives have always meant something. The evil that is racism must stop. We will commit to being part of the change that is long overdue in the world. John Boyega. You are our hero.”

You can watch John Boyega’s entire speech via the video below courtesy of Guardian News: