Game of Thrones: Elizabeth Olsen recalls ‘terrible’ audition for Daenerys Targaryen role

Elizabeth Olsen has revealed she once auditioned for the role of Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones. Speaking to Vulture, the Avengers actor recalled how “awkward” the audition was as the showrunners were unsure whether they wanted an American or British accent.  “When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning. And …

Game of Thrones: HBO releases trailer for The Last Watch documentary to mark show finale

A new Game of Thrones documentary will air after the series finale of the show, with a new trailer teasing an emotional look behind the scenes.  The trailer opens on the show’s final table read, with Kit Harington visibly in tears, as co-creator DB Weiss says: “This is strange. Here we are at the last table …

England vs India: At Trent Bridge there is more than a Test series on the line as questions loom over the five-day game

Some perspective: if England win the current series against India 5-0, as many now fear, India would still remain No1 in the world rankings, and by quite some distance. That is why the prospect of India losing at Trent Bridge in the third Test, and surrendering the series with two games to spare, should strike …

Video game addiction listed as a mental health problem by WHO – National

GENEVA — For video game addicts, it might soon be “game over.” In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the World Health Organization said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition. The statement confirmed the fears of many parents but led some critics to warn that …

Toronto Marlies win AHL’s Calder Cup after 6-1 Game 7 win over Texas Stars

Toronto head coach Sheldon Keefe said his team went through “championship moments” during its long run through the American Hockey League post-season. Responding after giving up a goal. Pinching in at the right time. Managing to shift momentum when needed. The Marlies delivered again when it mattered most Thursday night, giving them a championship moment …

‘Game of Thrones’ prequel: HBO confirms pilot in the works – National

Game of Thrones fans, worry not — the eighth and final season of the fantasy show may be fast approaching, but the powers-that-be at HBO announced this past weekend there’s a prequel in the works. Set thousands of years before the existing series, the proposed prequel pilot will be written by Jane Goldman, who wrote …