Erin Whitney proclaims that Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones” was “incredibly epic” and will go down “as one of the best (and most rewarding) episodes ever.” SPOILERS AHEAD. Titled “The Lion and the Rose,” it was a “glorious shock” that the young evil King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson)was murdered, especially so early in this fourth season. Nicknamed the “Purple Wedding,” it is only surpassed in “GoT” lore by the Red Wedding from last year. Who do you think killed him? The biggest culprits speculated are Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), Olenna (Diana Rigg), and Sansa (Sophie Turner). Huffington Post.
Even with strong new competition, “Captain America: First Avenger” hangs on to first place at the box office. The superhero sequel starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson earned another $41.4 million in its second weekend, for an overall cume of $159 million. The debut of “Rio 2” is close behind in the second spot with $39 million. Low budget horror movie “Oculus” makes it to third with a surprising $12 million. “Draft Day” starring Kevin Costner premieres in the fourth spot with a lowly $9.75 million. Thompson on Hollywood.
Tony Award champ “The Book of Mormon” continues its winning ways by taking home Best Musical honors at London’s Olivier Awards on Sunday. It also won for its lead actor Gavin Creel and supporting actor Stephen Ashfield. Lucy Kirkwood‘s “Chimerica” prevailed as Best Play. A revival of Henrik Ibsen‘s “Ghosts” won for its lead actress Lesley Manville and supporting actor Jack Lowden. Other acting winners were Sharon D. Clarke (“The Amen Corner”), Zrinka Cvitesic (“Once”), and Rory Kinnear (“Othello). The Wrap.
Groundbreaking ABC Family drama “The Fosters” and HBO telefilm “Behind the Candelabra” are the big winners Saturday at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards. “Days of Our Lives” won as Best Daily Drama. Iconic TV writer Norman Lear (“All in the Family,” “Sanford and Son”) received the Pioneer Award. Jennifer Lopez picked up the coveted Vanguard Award. Variety.
Watch a new clip which debuted during the MTV Movie Awards for one of this year’s most anticipated young adult films: “The Fault in Our Stars.” The movie stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort about a terminal-illness support group for teens. It will be in theaters on June 6. Hollywood Reporter.
Following “extreme pressure” from fellow Hollywood Foreign Press members, past four-term president Philip Berk is now on a forced six-month leave of absence. The source of the animosity is his recent tell-all memoir “Signs and Wonders,” which gave behind-the-scenes details of the Golden Globes and many celebrities. Current president Theo Kingman fought internally against efforts for even stiffer punishment. Deadline.
Legendary actor/director/producer Jerry Lewis is immortalized in Hollywood cement. The 88-year-old turned the event into a comic showcase Saturday in front of the TCL Chinese Theater. He worked his own camera, mugged for the photographers, cracked jokes, and even bit the hand of presenter Quentin Tarantino. The handprint ceremony was part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Turner Classic Movies. USA Today.
Andrew Garfield (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) will make his hosting debut on the May 3 edition of “Saturday Night Live.” Musical guest Coldplay are making their fifth appearance on the variety series. Only two more live episodes will air in May to close out this season. TV Line.