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George R.R. Martin Forced to Dispel Absurd Rumors about the 'Game of Thrones' Books

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | May 14, 2019 |

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | May 14, 2019 |


If you’ve never watched a single episode of Busy Tonight, you may want to watch last night’s with Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, and Ana Gastayer. “Would you rather be on Dancing with the Stars or Handjobs with the Stars?” “Who are the stars?” Maya with the pertinent questions! - (NBC)

It’s CANNES, mes petites myrtilles, and Elle Fanning looks emmereffing stunning! - (GFY)

Blue Ivy is a little comedian! - (TV)

My husband (a vegan) is a huge fan of the Impossible Burger, so this is great news to him. I assume it’s good news to others as well. I don’t really know for sure since I subsist on ice cream and bacon. - (The Root)

As usual, Drew is saying stuff we agree with. This time it’s about Elizabeth Warren. - (GQ)

$2B, Billion with a B, verdict against Monsanto for causing a Northern California couple’s cancer. It will probably be overturned on appeal, but these kinds of verdicts that really take a hit at their bottom line is the only thing that is ever going to change things. - (NYT)

Make sure you’re sitting down for this oh-so-surprising news: AT&T didn’t use the big ol’ Trump tax cut to help their employees and instead slashed 23,000 jobs. BUT, it’s ok, because they increased executive bonuses, so it’s all good! - (BoingBoing)


Bill Nye has stopped being polite and started getting real: The Real World (Is On Fucking Fire!) - (Dlisted)

George R.R. Martin has been forced to put down a rumor started by Ian McElhinney, who played Barristan Selmy on Game of Thrones, about the final two books of the A Song of Ice and Fire series being done, and George R.R. Martin is not too happy about it. (Polygon)

It’s been TWENTY YEARS since Buffy’s prom. (I need a moment to collect myself and also to find my reading glasses.) Anyway… - (Vulture)

I’ve never seen Arthur and the only thing I know about it is that John Legend looks like the title character? However, reading about how the teacher from the show, Mr. Ratburn, is gay and got married and how very perfectly it was presented, I might have to check it out. - (Lainey)

No matter how I look at these, I can only picture the flavor as “cheese.” Orange Cream Soda flavor doesn’t compute in a snack ball. - (IB)

Kim and Kanye haven’t yet announced what they’ve named their new son, but speculation is that it may be Bear or something related to teddy bears. If it’s ACTUALLY Bear West? I don’t hate the name, but it feels like you’re giving someone directions, “At the fork in the road, bear west,” ya know? - (Celebitchy)

Kristy rudely shared this in our Slack this morning and SHUT UP, MY EYES JUST LEAK SOMETIMES, OKAY?!

And then Kate grossed us all out with this. My coworkers are the worst. - (USA Today)

1000Oysters was frustrated to find that we are still fighting the battles that John Steinbeck wrote about in 1936’s In Dubious Battle, but she loved the way he told the story. "There is something about the way he puts words together, that I know are in the same language I speak, but somehow form simple, spare sentences conveying more meaning than the individual words would suggest possible." Which writers use language in a way that leaves you in awe? (Cannonball Read 11)

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