Lily Allen Was Offered a ‘Game of Thrones’ Role, But It Was Too Incest-y

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Lily Allen, whose brother is evidently Theon Greyjoy on Game of Thrones, was originally asked to play Theon’s warrior sister, Yara. “I felt uncomfortable because I would have had to go on a horse and he would have touched me up and shit,” the singer said in a Reddit AMA. “Once they told me what was entailed, I said no thanks. I would be open to doing a musical cameo like Sigur Ros, though.” Musical cameos >>> real-life bro-sis incest vibes. [via]

Speaking of Thrones: George R.R. Martin writes on a DOS word processor — just like they did in Old Valyria.

Speaking of watching Conan clips: Mr. O’Brien’s sticking with TBS through 2018.

TNT is making a Firestarter sequel. It’ll feature Charlie 20 years later, trying to destroy the nefarious Shop.

Neil Patrick Harris was in the mix for Letterman’s job. Hear him tell Howard Stern all about it, and how he’d rather just do a variety show. [via]

Sad Batfleck is amazing.

Every film junket interview is exactly the same.

The MJ/JT song has a video.

Want to think about Jay Z and Beyoncé in a Solange-free context? May I present the BET Award nominees.

Ridley Scott will direct Matt Damon in The Martian. “Described as being in the vein of Robert Zemeckis’ Cast Away and Ron Howard’s Apollo 13Martian centers on an astronaut who is stranded on a Martian colony and struggles to survive. Back on Earth, NASA tries to mount a rescue mission.”

Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel have a new Future lyric interpretation video. (In case you missed the original, may I present “Onions.”)

Malik Bendjelloul, the 36-year-old director behind Searching for Sugar Man, committed suicide in his native Sweden. Here’s Grantland’s 2012 article on the Oscar-winning documentary.

 

J. Biebles is being investigated for attempted robbery.

And the Lego Simpsons episode is now streaming. [via]

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Zach Dionne is a staff writer for Grantland.

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