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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones."
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones." (HBO)

Move over, East Coast: HBO delivered a bomb cyclone of its own on Thursday, announcing that the final six episodes of “Game of Thrones” will not air until 2019.

It’s the first time the network has confirmed that the critically acclaimed series will not conclude in 2018. Over the summer, Entertainment Weekly reported that show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss aimed to take a full year and a half to craft the eighth and final season.

The network’s statement on Thursday also included details about who will be helming the series’ last episodes. 

Mere moments after the world learned that James Franco would not be nominated for an Oscar for his work in “The Disaster Artist,” two of the women accusing the actor of sexual misconduct made their first television appearance on “Good Morning America.”

Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley, both of whom spoke to The Times’ for its story exposing allegations of Franco’s inappropriate behavior, spoke to ABC’s Amy Robach about the actor. 

“Being an actor and a filmmaker and working in the industry has been my dream since I was maybe 5 or 6, and I knew that by coming forward, I was risking my career,” Tither-Kaplan told Robach. 

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All these unbelievable people I've worked with are part of me. They write it for you, and you translate it through your body and voice.

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Mickey Mouse and Katy Perry help Minnie Mouse celebrate her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Mickey Mouse and Katy Perry help Minnie Mouse celebrate her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)

It’s Minnie Mouse Day in Hollywood.

The iconic Disney character received the 2,627th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, a “brief 40 years after Mickey got his star,” according to avid Minnie Mouse fan and “American Idol” judge Katy Perry, who was among those presenting the animated star with the honor.

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the release of 1928’s “Steamboat Willie,” the first of Minnie Mouse’s more than 70 animated films. Her costar in that movie, Mickey Mouse, received a star in 1978 for the film’s 50th anniversary and was also on hand at Monday’s ceremony.

Nominations for the 2018 Razzie Awards came out Monday, with the bulk of the loathing — nine nominations each — heaped on “Transformers: The Last Knight” and “Fifty Shades Darker,” with “The Mummy” and its eight nods close behind. 

The mock honors, now in their 38th year and formally known as the Golden Raspberry Awards, are given out annually the day before the Academy Awards and honor the worst in film. Winners get a raspberry statue spray-painted gold.

Here are all the nominees: 

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Megyn Kelly’s war of words with Jane Fonda went nuclear Monday morning, just the latest development in their ongoing feud.

In a “Megyn Kelly Today” segment dedicated wholly to lambasting the Oscar-winning actress, Kelly went on the offensive to combat what she deemed Fonda’s “Poor Me routine.”

The disagreement began when Fonda appeared with Robert Redford on Kelly’s show in September to promote their film “Our Souls at Night.” During the interview, Kelly inquired after Fonda’s history with plastic surgery, to which the actress responded, “We really want to talk about that right now?”

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Lily Tomlin.
Lily Tomlin. (Richard Shotwell / Invision/Associated Press)

The person who interrupted Morgan Freeman during his SAG Life Achievement Award acceptance speech on Sunday was none other than Lily Tomlin.

Tomlin, the SAG-nominated “Grace & Frankie” star who was last year’s life achievement recipient, was seated near the stage and was apparently chit-chatting as Freeman was readying himself at the microphone. That prompted the veteran actor to call her out for distracting him.

“Hey, I’m talking to you,” the 80-year-old Freeman quipped, directing his invective at the previously unidentified audience member. “Yeah, hey. OK, well you just stand out to me. That’s all.”

Britain's Princess Eugenie andfiancé Jack Brooksbank.
Britain's Princess Eugenie andfiancé Jack Brooksbank. (Jonathan Brady / Associated Press)

Prince Harry isn’t the only British royal making wedding headlines — his first cousin, Princess Eugenie, is engaged and tying the knot this year too.

Eugenie, 27, and her longtime boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month and will wed in the fall, Buckingham Palace announced on Monday.

“The wedding will take place in the Autumn of 2018 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, with further details to be announced in due course,” her parents said in a statement.

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Frances McDormand accepting her lead actress SAG Award for her performance in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
Frances McDormand accepting her lead actress SAG Award for her performance in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

For an awards ceremony that isn't the Oscars or the Golden Globes, there was plenty of attention heading into the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.

Call it a stunt or a bold statement, but for the first time ever, the SAGs featured a female-only lineup of award presenters, and its first host, Kristen Bell. And it arrived less than 24 hours after the Women's March that President Trump tried his best to say was in his honor. (It wasn't.)

The unprecedented move was meant to further the conversation about sexual harassment in Hollywood following the #MeToo movement, the fall of accused predators like Harvey Weinstein and the Time's Up campaign, which was launched this month by many of the same women at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday.

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Presenters Marisa Tomei and Rosanna Arquette at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Presenters Marisa Tomei and Rosanna Arquette at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

One of the most unpredictable awards seasons in memory took another itty-bitty step toward clarity at Sunday evening's SAG Awards, as Hollywood's actors — who represent the motion picture academy's largest branch — gave their highest honor to "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

Director Martin McDonagh's dark morality tale took home three awards, including the top prize for ensemble, beating out "Lady Bird," "Mudbound," "Get Out" and "The Big Sick." Frances McDormand won the lead actress award for her turn as a grieving mother who tries to spur the local police to solve her daughter's murder, while Sam Rockwell earned the supporting actor award for his performance as a racist, dimwitted cop.

Two of this year's strongest contenders — Guillermo del Toro's fantastical fable "The Shape of Water" and Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers drama "The Post" — were shut out of the SAG ensemble category.

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