Emmy Contenders Chat: 'Broad City's' Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson at 3:15 p.m.
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Emmy contender chat: Kit Harington declares: Winter is upon us

If you thought Season 4 of "Game of Thrones" was tough on the bruised and brooding Jon Snow — friends dead, girlfriend dead, White Walkers imminent — things are about to get worse. And for a man still recovering from an attack that included, say it with me, giants on mammoths, that's saying something.

Kit Harington dropped by The Times studio having survived Monday's San Francisco premiere, where he got to see fellow cast members, many of whom he has never shared a scene with.

"There are people who have been around for seasons that I haven't even met," he said with a laugh.

And, yes, he says, the rumors are true. Season 5, which premieres on HBO on April 12, gets even darker, especially for Jon. "Everyone's at their lowest point," he said of the first episode. As for any particulars (Will Jon ever leave the Wall? Meet his mother? Stay loyal to the Watch?), well, he can't say. "HBO snipers are everywhere," he said. He did hint that Jon needs to decide what kind of man he really is. "He...

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Emmy Contenders Chat: 'Broad City's' Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson on Thursday

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson just finished the second season of their insanely fun and ridiculously awesome Comedy Central series "Broad City" and what better way to celebrate than to visit the Los Angeles Times?

Actually, we're pretty sure there might be one or two other, preferred options of celebration and, judging from the joyful way these ladies go about their business on "Broad City," we're guessing they're well-acquainted with them.

So ... OK ... we're the ones doing the celebrating because Glazer and Jacobson will be joining us for a live video chat Thursday at 3 p.m. PDT.

We'll be talking about the recently concluded season, the smiles, the frowns, the ups, the downs, the time Glazer got busy with a tree and how the prop guy made the scene come alive (so to speak). And, of course, their friendship, which to the show's hardcore fans, is both a source of humor and inspiration. 

We'll also be taking your questions. Tweet us using 

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Emmy contender chat: Join 'Game of Thrones' Kit Harington on Wednesday

Last season, he watched his lover meet her death, took command of armies and sort of, kind of, made a new friend in Stannis.

One might say that Kit Harington has kept busy in the land of Westeros on HBO's “Game of Thrones” in playing Jon Snow, the bastard-born child who has grown into the nobly heroic Night's Watch soldier on the hit drama based on the series of books by George R.R. Martin.

And as one of the few “Game of Thrones’ stars who has not met a bloody demise on the show to date, Harington has a lot to talk about.

The 27-year-old Brit, who moonlights as a Jimmy Choo spokesmodel, will stop by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday to take part in a live chat at 1 p.m. PT to discuss how last season played out and what’s to come as the fifth season gears up for its rollout in just over a week.

For those who wish to get in a question, we encourage you to tweet us using #askLATimes or drop it in the comments section on this page. Otherwise, just tune in back here to watch the...

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'The Knick's' Eve Hewson: Wait an hour after eating to watch the show

Eve Hewson, the lovely star of Cinemax's celebrated series "The Knick," stopped by The Times recently to talk about her show, which is currently filming its second season.

The 23-year-old actress plays nurse Lucy Elkins, a West Virginia native who comes to New York City, circa 1900, looking for adventure and "someone to teach her to be bad." She finds that special someone in Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen), chief surgeon at the Knickerbocker hospital, a place where doctors strive to make medical advances under pretty brutal conditions.

Hewson said "Knick" director Steven Soderbergh promised her a character arc that would make her want to caution her parents to not watch the show. Every actor's dream! Oh ... and you're probably familiar with Hewson's father. That would be rock star Paul Hewson (a.k.a. Bono). And yes, he did have to shield his eyes, Hewson says, more than once during some of the scenes in the series' first 10-episode season.

Hewson also talked about the way "The Knick"...

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Back to just five best picture slots at the Oscars? Bad idea, academy

Every movie nominated for best picture this year won an Oscar.

That makes the rumblings that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences might want to contract the best picture category back to five nominees a bit odd. If voters thought enough of each of this year's eight nominated movies to give them all something — the first time that had happened since the academy's board of governors fattened the field six years ago — isn't that a sign the system is working?

The board — 51 members, including three representatives from each of the academy's 17 branches — will meet Tuesday night to review this year's show and air whatever grievances may have accumulated over the last few months. The Hollywood Reporter declared that a "significant fraction" of the academy wanted to return the best picture category to five nominees, the structure that was in place from 1944 to 2008.

Every year, it seems some portion of the academy — not to mention the media — bemoans the current state of affairs at...

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Join 'The Knick's' Eve Hewson for a live chat Friday

When we first met Eve Hewson's lovely Nurse Lucy Elkins on the Cinemax drama "The Knick," she was an innocent young woman dedicated to the art of healing at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the 20th century.

That lasted for almost an episode. By the end of the series premiere, Lucy was giving Clive Owen's drug-addled surgeon John Thackery a shot of cocaine in his manhood (hey, it was the only usable vein!) so he could function and, from there, it pretty much was all downhill for the remainder of the show's first season.

Hewson will be stopping by The Times' studio on Friday to talk about Lucy's descent into darkness, thanks to her codependent relationship with Dr. Thackery. He's addicted to coke. She's addicted to him. And to think, she could probably be married by now to that nice young Dr. Chickering. Why not "Bertie," Lucy? Why?

OK, we're starting to sound like your mother, aren't we? We'll stop. For the moment. In addition to talking about her work on "The...

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