THECOUNT.COM EXCLUSIVE: It appears that along with a couple episodes of the wildly popular HBO show, Game Of Thrones, getting leaked online ahead of airtime, an ultra “Confidential Contact Sheet,” containing the personal information of everyone who has ever worked on the blockbuster series was also pilfered and released on the internet by hackers.
Our HBO source and ex-Game Of Thrones employee provided THECOUNT.COM with a photo of the HBO letter received via US Mail. The document, presumably sent to all the cast and crew members, advises them of the invasive leak while offering a one-year-free subscription to a credit monitoring service.
The memo shed light on the extent and scope of damage control performed by HBO after the highly anticipated series ender was leaked on the internet. The damaging leak of the mythical masterpiece, which occurred before the official broadcast airdate, came after the cable movie giant refused to pay hackers a ransom.
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If you live in Pittsburg and subscribe to Netflix, be expecting to pay more to watch starting today thanks to a series of new taxes. The tax will also affect online music, ebooks, apps, online games, and ringtones.
The new taxes, which target digital downloads and subscription services, are part of a revenue package passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf to fill a $1.3 billion hole in the state’s new $31.5 billion budget.
The state’s existing 6-percent sales tax will now be extended to digital downloads and subscription services like Netflix and Hulu. Continue reading
Azealia Banks, on the heels of a series of racist tweets directed at Zayn Malik, has now found her Twitter account suspended.
Banks was nixed from the lineup for Rinse FM’s Born & Bred Festival even though she offered an “apology” to “everyone except the targets of my tirades.”
According to Twitter, accounts may be suspended for “abusive tweets or behavior.” Their website reads: “We may suspend an account if it has been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse. Continue reading
Garry Shandling, star of The Larry Sanders Show, died suddenly at the age of 66 from a massive heart attack. The comedian was nominated for a whopping 18 Emmys for the show, which ran on HBO from 1992 to 1998.
There was no forewarning and Shandling was said to be in good health. Shandling starred in popular TV series The Larry Sanders Show and continued to be hailed as one of America’s greatest comedians. He became a multimillionaire during his long career.
Shandling had a net worth of $17 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He started his career working for sitcoms like Sanford and Son and Welcome Back Kotter. Continue reading
If you’re holding your breath hoping Game Of Thrones favorite Jon Snow will be coming back to life anytime you, you can now exhale, because a top HBO exec, Michael Lombardino, says “dead is dead is dead.” Ouch, so much for putting it gently.
Lombardino, speaking to the Television Critics Association, dispelled any chance Snow will be returning anytime soon..
“Dead is dead is dead. He be dead. Yes. Everything I’ve seen, heard and read, he is dead,” Continue reading
The White House Press Office confirms that President Obama aka @POTUS, was greeted at his Oklahoma hotel by a dozen or so people waving Confederate battle flags.
Obama was visiting Oklahoma to discuss economic development.
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Robert Durst, the billionaire suspect in three deaths since 1982, has been arrested in New Orleans.
Durst, the subject of the HBO series “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” has been arrested and now faces a renewed investigation into the 2000 death of his former friend Susan Berman.
Durst, 71, was being held on an extradition warrant out of Los Angeles, according to the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested Saturday, a day before the final episode of the HBO series airs. Continue reading
After 5 long estranged years, Frances Bean Cobain reunited with her mother, Courtney Love on the red carpet.
Love and Bean hugged it out for cameras Saturday making while appearances at the Sundance premiere of “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.”
It’s the first time they’ve been seen together in more than 5 years. Continue reading
Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2) squares off against Chris Algieri (20-0) and if you absolutely have no other way to watch the event, here’s a way.
Coming from Macau, China, this method is what we like to call the ghetto-pay-per-view. A link to UFC 57 is also below.
For those of you who have pay TV, the telecast starts at 9 pm on HBO PPV.
During Beyonce and Jay Z’s final “On the Run” tour stop in Paris, the rapper changed up the lyrics to his song “Beach Is Better,” saying, “Cause she pregnant with another one.”
The footage from this performance will be used for the couple’s upcoming HBO special, so it stands to reason that Jay Z’s lyrical change may have had some real significance.