Will Sandor Clegane find time to face off against his big brother? Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO Those of us who read the Game of Thrones books used to be treated like kings. We could come down from the mountaintop, proudly proclaiming our predictions for the upcoming season, confident that the show would usually follow George R.R. Martin’s outline. No more: We’re a long way past the events of A Dance With Dragons now, and only showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss know where we go from here. (Those of you who keep up with the internet leaks may also have a good idea, though you’ll hear nothing more about them here.) Still, book-savvy fans have high hopes for scenes and plots they want to see in the HBO epic’s final two seasons. If anything, the lack of concrete knowledge has only made the anticipation even more intense. Here are some of the most popular fan-favorite story lines, ranked by likelihood that they’ll sneak into Game of Thrones . Three or four years ago, fans … [Read more...] about Which Fan-Favorite Story Lines Will Make It Into
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Skin? Smooth. Vocals? Smooth. Pick-up lines? Smooth. Photo: Dana Trippe One listen to “F.U.C.K.”, Victoria Monét’s latest soulful single, and you already know you’re listening to the genius behind several of Ariana Grande’s bangers. Monét’s flirty new R&B track shows off her signature silky vocals and her talent for sexy innuendoes . “I’m just tryna jump your bones / We don’t gotta jump the broom, you know,” she sings in her first release since 2020’s Jaguar . “ F.U.C.K.” is a love song for the non-monogamous, when it’s more than a “f.u.c.k.,” they’re a “friend u can keep.” “I wanted to give that non-binding friendship intimacy an official name … the way we see it, if you’re never in a relationship, you technically can never break up.” Monét said in a press release. “It’s forever fun, it’s playful, it happens. So … F.U.C.K. it!” Monét, who is currently pregnant with her first child, has given us a number of empowering pop and R&B songs just … [Read more...] about Victoria Monét Wants to Know If You Need a ‘F.*.*.K.’
11:30 p.m. is too late! Photo: Dana Edelson/NBCU Photo Bank It has come to my attention that Saturday Night Live begins at 11:30 p.m. While I imagine I learn this fact anew at the start of every new season of Saturday Night Live , that does not make it any less startling now. 11: 30 ? A half-hour into the 11 o’clock hour? A loose change amount of minutes jangling around before the start of midnight? A polite intrusion — “oh, if we could just sneak in here, that’d be so great, thank you” — on what otherwise could be an hour-long block of programming? What? Why? Saturday Night Live should begin at 11 p.m. A solid, whole number: 11. What time is Saturday Night Live on? 11. That sounds right to me and, I assume, to you. The show is an institution . It started in caveman times on Boulder TV and it deserves a whole number, at least for its dedication to not adjusting its ratio of straight white men to everyone else on staff since. Plus, and perhaps more importantly, … [Read more...] about Should Start at 11 p.m.