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04/19/2007


Kit Harington on Getting Nude for 'Game of Thrones': 'It's Only Right'

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Last week we reported that Game of Thrones actress Sibel Kekilli was requesting that the show up the amount of male nudity, and Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, seems game according to a new GQ cover story.

Says Harington to the mag: “It’s only right, if you’re going to make a show where nudity and sex is a large part of it, that you be a part of that.” Though as far as doing a full frontal, Harington adds, "It would have to be f--king well deserved."

Harington also adds that he used a butt double last season in the scene in which he jumped nude into a rock pool, but only because he had an injury at the time: “When it came down to it I had a broken ankle, so the only time you saw my ass, it wasn’t my ass.”

While none the shots from Harington's GQ shoot feature more clothing than skin, we've posted his sexiest shirtless shots from elsewhere, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jerry Springer Renounces The Use Of 'Tranny' On His Talk Show: VIDEO

Jerry_springerTrashy daytime talk show host Jerry Springer recently announced that he will stop using the derogatory word “tranny” in episode titles of The Jerry Springer Show.

The Advocate reports that past installments of Springer's show have used the word in episodes such as "Mom Don't Ruin My Tranny Wedding," "Tranny Take Downs," "You Got Me a Tranny Stripper!?" "Online Tranny Trap," "My Girlfriend is Leaving Me for a Tranny" and "Tranny Bomb!"

Springer told TMZ:

“The term tranny? I’ve just been educated. I won’t use that term. I mean I honestly had no idea that you’re not supposed to use that term so now we’ll find another term to use.

"Yeah, but I didn’t know that it was offensive to them (the transgender community) and I’m not interested in offending people. So obviously I’ll just change the term — there’s no argument there.”

Springer should also keep in mind though that Gays and Lesbians Allied Against Defamation (GLAAD) consider words like “she-male," "he-she," "it," "shim," and "gender-bender” to be just as defamatory and dehumanizing. Even if he uses the correct word "transgender," his show's depiction of trans people as outrageous spectacles will remain problematic.

In the recent past, celebrities such as Gabourey Sidibe, Lance Bass, Neil Patrick Harris and RuPaul have all been criticized for using the trans-slur.

Watch Springer renounce the word, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'Game Of Thrones' Actor Kristian Nairn Discusses Coming Out, is Proud to Break Gay Stereotypes

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You may recall that Kristian Nairn, the actor who plays Hodor on HBO's Game of Thrones, came out publicly earlier this month. But in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Nairn revealed that he had come out to his family and friends early in his adolescence, making his second more-recent coming out at age 38 a bit “weird.”

“It felt a little bit unnecessary. It’s just really strange,” Nairn said. “It didn’t feel very important to me. I just mentioned it casually in an interview.”

He added:

I kind of had been waiting for it to come up in an interview question. But I sort of thought that people knew, because all you had to do—I started out doing a drag queen [act]. I DJ at a gay bar. Learn to Google, people. That’s all it is…

I don’t want to make light of it either because people have been in touch with me and they’ve been really… nice about it, and I’m really grateful. And also people said it inspired them. Because even within the gay community, there’s a stereotype even when you’re a gay person. You have to look a certain way. You have to be thin. You have to be tanned. You have to have small eyebrows. You have to look pretty. And that’s never been me.

I just think it’s important to show the world that we are varied people, as everybody else. You don’t have to be any way. I think that’s really important, and people said that to me. And that’s when I started to realize it’s not a small thing. It’s kind of a big thing. And if I can help somebody—you know, I’ve got my family behind me. I’ve got my friends behind me. If you have that, that’s all you need. It doesn’t matter about people on the Internet. And I’m really lucky to have that. And so if I can help one person, I’m happy.

During the interview he also discussed the challenges of carrying fellow GOT actor Isaac Hempstead Wright on his back for so many scenes as Hodor. Nairn admittedly has back problems which have required the consultation of a chiropractor.


Tops and Bottoms: Power Ranking 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Episode 5 — RECAP

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It's the most wonderful time of the year. We're at the point in the season when we see which queens really have it together, and which ones are just here for elimination fodder. It's the hap-happiest season of all. It's also time for one of the most enjoyable, hilarious challenges this show produces.

That's right, chickens: It's the snatch-snatchiest season of all. It's time for Snatch Game!

Get our take on the big winners (and big losers) from tonight's game, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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What To Watch This Week on TV: Scott Bakula On 'NCIS,' Louis C.K. Hosts SNL- VIDEO

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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— If you loved Scott Bakula on HBO's Looking, you get another taste of the former star of Quantum Leap when he guest stars on NCIS Tuesday at 8 p.m. on CBS. His two-episode guest arc could turn into a spin-off series based in New Orleans.

More picks and clips, including James Lipton's time with Neil Patrick Harris and company, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Trailer Park: 'Mystery Girls', 'Maze Runner', Godzilla', 'Maleficent' — VIDEOS

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Hitting the web this week, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling from Beverly Hills 90210 reunite in a deep ABC Family series called Mystery Girls.

Jolie“Charlie Contour (Garth) is a suburban housewife and mother, while Holly Hamilton (Spelling) longs for her glory days in the 90′s when she was on television. Both of their lives are disrupted when Nick (Miguel Pinzon), a witness to a crime and a ‘Mystery Girls’ fanatic, will only speak to the infamous duo and the former friends must reunite and put their TV crime-solving skills to the test.”

Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien is in a new dystopian feature film called The Maze Runner about a group of boys trapped in a massive maze.

And new trailers are out for Godzilla starring Bryan Cranston and a huge reptile, and Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, as the wicked cheekboned villain from Sleeping Beauty.

Check out all the previews, AFTER THE JUMP...

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