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TV Blog Buzz: Debunking 'Game of Thrones' rumours; actor suing 'The Simpsons'

This image released by HBO shows Peter Dinklage in a scene from "Game of Thrones." It's still a little over six months away, but hype for the new "Game of Thrones" season is percolating.
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October 27, 2014 - 7:31 AM

It's still a little over six months away, but hype for the new "Game of Thrones" season is percolating.

Various media outlets, including Vanity Fair, have been posting a new online video that offers a tiny sneak peek at what's coming — but it really is the most fleeting of glimpses. Still, even a 30-second behind-the-scenes clip can ramp up the speculation machine.

Entertainment Weekly has posted a lookahead to season 5 with a list of eight misconceptions about the story going forward.

Among them: Tywin Lannister is maybe still alive, the Hound is definitely dead, and the TV show creators are running out of material to use from the "A Song of Fire and Ice" books.


A lot of people have made a lot of money off "The Simpsons," now actor Frank Sivero wants his cut too.

Sivero is suing the makers of the show for allegedly using his character Frankie Carbone in the mob movie "Goodfellas" as an inspiration for the cartoon Mafia member Louie.

And he wants US$250 million, according to Deadline, claiming that the cartoon character led to his being typecast and losing out on other work.


Speaking of cashing in on cartoons, TV producers hope to recreate the "Archie" comics as a live-action show.

Many decades after the characters were first created, the show is being envisioned as a modern-day story centred around Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead with "a bold, subversive take" on the "surreality of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade," Deadline reports.


Fred Savage, Danica McKellar and Josh Saviano recently reunited to mark the long-overdue release of "The Wonder Years" on DVD.

They sat before a couple of hundred fans to reminisce about the classic show — which aired from 1988 to 1993 — and share stories about some of the series' memorable moments.

New York magazine's Vulture blog has a recap of the chat, including a discussion on the final episode and whether the ending struck the right note.

Savage still feels it was the right call to decide that Kevin and Winnie shouldn't end up together.

"Your first love when you're a kid is so idealized … you never end up with your first love … I guess there are rare exceptions," he says.

"Your life doesn't turn out the way you thought it would when you were 12. That's one of the lessons of the show."

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