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“Game of Thrones” Just Trolled the Entire Internet with Jon Snow Poster

Photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) — Spoiler Alert: So, HBO and Game of Thrones just trolled the entire Internet.

After last season’s finale that appeared to show the death of Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, there have been questions fielded by the medieval fantasy showrunners and actors alike about his status. Most have held steadfast that he is in fact dead.

But on Monday, Game of Thrones took off the gloves and put up a poster for season six, with guess who — Jon Snow. No, this isn’t a joke. “APRIL. #GoTSeason6 #GameofThrones,” the caption on the official Facebook page read.

HBO had no further comment.

Well played by the network, but if it turns out, he is dead when April rolls around, there will be some angry Thrones fans.

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“Modern Family’s” Reid Ewing Opens Up About Body Dysmorphia

ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) — Modern Family actor Reid Ewing, 27, is opening up about his body dysmorphic disorder and the surgeries he’s had in the past, which he said he now regrets.

In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Ewing, who plays Dylan on the hit show, writes, “Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental illness in which a person obsesses over the way he or she looks. In my case, my looks were the only thing that mattered to me.”

The actor made his first appointment with a plastic surgeon in 2008.

“I genuinely believed if I had one procedure I would suddenly look like Brad Pitt,” he continued. “[The plastic surgeon] quickly determined that large cheek implants would address the issues I had with my face, and a few weeks later I was on the operating table. He spoke with me before I went under, but he wasn’t the same empathetic person I met with during the consultation.”

Ewing was 19 at the time of his first surgery. After the procedure, Ewing said he “woke up screaming my head off from pain” and had to wear a full facial mask.

“For the next two weeks, I stayed at a hotel doped up on hydrocodone. When the time came to take off the bandages, it was nothing like I had expected,” he wrote. “My face was so impossibly swollen, there was no way I could make any excuse for it. After all the swelling finally went down, the results were horrendous. The lower half of my cheeks were as hollow as a corpse’s, which, I know, is the opposite of what you’d expect, as they are called cheek implants.”

With the doctor refusing to operate on Ewing again, the young actor stayed in isolation.

“When I went out, people on the street would stare at me, and when I visited my parents they thought I had contracted some illness,” he added. “Unable to take this state of living, I began to seek out another doctor. The next one I found was even less qualified, but I didn’t care; I just wanted out of my situation.”

This doctor suggested a chin implant. “The same day he brought me into his back office and operated on me,” he wrote.

But the surgeon had made a mistake and had to operate again to correct the implant.

“At this point I was 20 years old. For the next couple of years, I would get several more procedures with two other doctors. Each procedure would cause a new problem that I would have to fix with another procedure,” he said. “At the beginning of 2012, all the isolation, secrecy, depression, and self-hate became too much to bear. I vowed I would never get cosmetic surgery again even though I was still deeply insecure about my looks.”

Ewing said not one of the doctors he saw “had mental health screenings in place for their patients.”

“My history with eating disorders and the cases of obsessive compulsive disorder in my family never came up. None of the doctors suggested I consult a psychologist for what was clearly a psychological issue rather than a cosmetic one,” he wrote. “People with body dysmorphic disorder often become addicted to cosmetic surgery.”

He said he wants to raise awareness of the disease so other people who are suffering can seek help.

“Before seeking to change your face, you should question whether it is your mind that needs fixing…I wish I could go back and undo all the surgeries. Now I can see that I was fine to begin with and didn’t need the surgeries after all,” he wrote.

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Michael B. Jordan Explains How He Got Fit for “Creed”

Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) — At 28 years old, Michael B. Jordan wasn’t even alive when the film Rocky took the box office by storm nearly four decades ago. But on Monday’s Good Morning America, the actor said he binge-watched the original and the subsequent six films to prepare for his role in Creed, the seventh film in the series.

Jordan plays Adonis Creed, the boxer son of Apollo Creed — the heavyweight boxing champion who was a rival, then friend, of Rocky Balboa in four Rocky films.

Jordan said thanks to his co-star, he didn’t feel any pressure during the production of Creed. “I had Sylvester Stallone in my corner,” said Jordan. “And he literally took the pressure off of me to not compete and not compare with anything that he did, you know, 40 years ago but to, you know, have your own legacy…and kind of do your own thing.”

Even so, that was hard to do in one regard, said Jordan. “Physically I felt the pressure because they did such a great job back in the day, Carl Weathers [who played Apollo Creed] and Sly, they were cut to a tee. So me and my trainer, we really wanted to set the bar pretty high.”

Jordan’s physical training resulted in a sculpted body that earned him a cover on Men’s Fitness magazine. The actor said he was “super proud” of the cover and his physique, and noted that achieving it took an “extreme diet change.” He added: “I stripped down my diet completely. Grilled chicken, brown rice, broccoli and a lot of water. I worked out two to two three times a day, six days a week. And…if you do that consistently for about 10 months your body will change.”

Back on screen, Jordan said Stallone was essential in helping him play the role. “He knows movie boxing better than anybody else,” Jordan said of Stallone. “So if you have to sell a punch or telegraph this or telegraph that. So he really connected the dots between real boxing and on-screen boxing for me.”

Creed hits theaters Wednesday.

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Adele Goes Undercover to Prank Adele Impersonators

Dana Edelson/NBC(LONDON) — Adele does a great impression of Adele.

With the help of BBC host Graham Norton, the “Hello” singer pranked Adele impersonators at what they believed to be an audition. She disguised herself with a fake nose and chin, among other things, called herself “Jenny,” and tried to pass herself off as an impersonator, too.

It didn’t take long, however, for the other impersonators to realize they were witnessing the real deal as soon as Jenny took the stage and began singing. By the end of Adele’s performance, the others were singing along, and were thrilled to meet their idol afterward.

The prank was staged for the BBC special Adele at the BBC, which aired in the U.K. last Friday, the same day Adele’s new album, 25, was released worldwide.

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Sylvester Stallone Explains Why He Didn’t Write “Creed”

Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) — Sylvester Stallone reprises his beloved character, Rocky Balboa, in Creed, the seventh film in the Rocky film franchise. Although the veteran actor stars in the film series, he didn’t write this installment — a first, as he wrote every film in the series he created.

Stallone explained on Monday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show why he tapped Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington to pen Creed. “Forty years has passed and what worked in my generation doesn’t exactly work in this generation. Everything has just changed,” he said.

The Oscar-nominated actor explained what moviegoers can expect from Creed, which centers on Michael B. Jordan playing Adonis Creed, the boxer son of Apollo Creed — the heavyweight boxing champion who was a rival, then friend, of Balboa in four Rocky films.

“Apollo Creed had an illegitimate son. This perfect guy didn’t always walk the walk. And now this kid is born, Michael B. Jordan, and he just feels alienated,” Stallone explained on Ellen. “There’s something; there’s a hole in his heart and he seeks out the one person, who knew his father best.”

Stallone said initially when Rocky is approached by Adonis, the two don’t get along because Rocky is done with boxing. “I’ve sort of checked out,” he added. “Everyone in my life has moved on and I’m just waiting. I’m biding time. I’m not afraid to move on but I just don’t want to have any more relationships.”

Eventually, Stallone said Adonis changes Rocky. “He comes in and we start to develop this bond and I realize he’s the one that’s keeping me alive and I’m trying to show him that life is worth living,” he said.

Creed, also starring Phylicia Rashad, is out Wednesday.

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Nathan Lane Weds Partner of 18 Years

Lloyd Bishop/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — Congratulations are in order for actor and Broadway star Nathan Lane, who tied the knot with his longtime partner last week.

ABC News confirmed that Lane married his partner of 18 years, Devlin Elliot, at New York City Hall on Tuesday.

Lane, 59, and Elliot recently appeared on The View to discuss their new children’s book, Naughty Mabel, and though they were not married at the time of the interview, the couple revealed that they already had matching rings, and admitted that when they did tie the knot, they wanted it to be a small and simple affair.

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Is Kylie Jenner Still with Tyga?

Peter Kramer/NBCUniversal (LOS ANGELES) — Maybe Kylie Jenner and Tyga are still a couple, after all.

The 18-year-old reality star certainly hinted as much in a Snapchat on Saturday.

The photo shows what appears to be Tyga’s tattooed hand on top of his left leg, which is positioned next to a woman’s leg. We don’t see either person’s face in the pic.

The photo also includes the following message: “Everyone needs to chill.”

There were reports last week that Kylie and Tyga had broken up after dating for about a year.

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“The Walking Dead” Recap: ‘Heads Up’

Gene Page/AMC(NEW YORK) — After weeks of waiting and wondering, in the opening moments of Sunday night’s episode, fans of The Walking Dead finally found out happened to Glenn. Long story short: he’s alive.

Long story slightly longer: as some fans surmised, when Nicholas killed himself, pulling Glenn down off a dumpster and into a sea of walkers, Nicholas landed on top of our favorite pizza guy, so it was Nicholas’ body getting torn apart in the closing moments of “Thank You.”

Covered in gore, Glenn was able to scramble under the dumpster and stay there until the undead get distracted and move on, leaving him to sneak away.

If you needed any further proof, Steven Yuen’s name, absent in the episodes following his apparent death, was returned to the show’s opening credits. So crazed were fans about his TV’s alter-ego’s apparent demise that Yuen recorded a special message of gratitude that aired later in the evening.

Glenn scavenges his gun, and apparently dehydrated, some water Nicholas left behind — until he’s thrown a bottle of water by Inid, who had left Alexandria behind in an earlier episode. He’s determined to bring her back to the town, though she has nothing of it — even pulling a gun on him to prove her point. She’s quickly disarmed, and falls in line behind Glenn. They come across the green balloons and helium tanks that were part of Rick’s walker herding plot, and set about creating a signal to their allies.

Meanwhile, back at Alexandria, things are straining emotionally as much as the town’s church steeple is creaking physically:

  • Rick, Carol, and Michonne question Morgan as to why he let the Wolves go, only to have them return and raid the town.
  • Spencer launches an ill-conceived attempt to commando-crawl on a wire over the moat of walkers surrounding the town, and when he fails, he nearly getting Tara killed trying to save him.
  • Carol hones in on Morgan’s attempting to treat that Wolf he trapped, and as expected, she’s not happy.
  • Rick and Carl start giving Ron shooting lessons, despite his rather obvious dislike for Carl — which becomes even more obvious when Ron steals bullets for the unloaded gun Rick gave him, and begins stalking Rick’s boy.

In fact, the only one not on edge is Deanna, though how normal she’s acting — what with new plans to expand Alexandria — is freaky enough.

The show’s closing moments perfectly encapsulate the emotional seesaw to which TWD fans have become accustomed: Glenn and Inid get within sight of Alexandria, but can’t get past the horde. They loose their signal balloons, which are spotted by an overjoyed Maggie — but just as she rounds a corner, to everyone’s horror, the church steeple gives way, crushing one of the town’s reinforced fences, making all but a welcome mat for the surrounding walker horde.

The Walking Dead will return next Sunday, November 29, at 9 p.m. Eastern time on AMC — for the show’s mid-season finale.

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Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello Tie the Knot

ABC/Randy Holmes(MIAMI) — Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello have tied the knot.

The Modern Family actress and the Magic Mike XXL actor married Sunday night at The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida, People magazine reports.

Guests included Vergara’s Modern Family co-stars, her Hot Pursuit co-star Reese Witherspoon, and Magic Mike star Channing Tatum.

Vergara has shared several photos of the wedding on her social media pages.

There was a lot of fun to be had in the days leading up to the wedding, with events including a rehearsal dinner and a pre-wedding party during which Manganiello sang Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” to Vergara, People notes.

The two began dating in the spring of 2014 and got engaged on Christmas Day.

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Tyra Banks Leaving “FABLife” to Focus on Cosmetics

DisneyImage Group LA(NEW YORK) — Tyra Banks is leaving her daytime talk show FABLife after three months on the air.

The former model and host will now focus on her cosmetics line, according to a statement she sent to The Hollywood Reporter.

“This is a very difficult decision, but necessary,” she told the magazine. “I will be devoting more time to my new, growing cosmetics company, TYRA Beauty, which is expanding faster than anticipated, as well as overseeing my company’s other entertainment ventures.”

Banks will stay on the show as executive producer through the end of the year. The show also features Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley.

FABLife is produced by Disney/ABC.

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