Who Is Cersei’s Baby Daddy on Game of Thrones? An Investigation

The following contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season seven.

We always go into episodes of Game of Thrones expecting some weirdness, but even we were thrown for a loop when Cersei Lannister casually announces her pregnancy halfway through season seven. Um, what? Between building dragon arrows and torturing her enemies to death, when did she even have time to conceive a child? Sure, this season’s timeline has been weird, but we’re unsure whether it’s been long enough for Cersei to discover an unplanned pregnancy.

The news also perturbed us because, as weird as their romance is, Cersei and Jaime have spent plenty of time apart during the seventh season. They’ve definitely had some time together, but he has also gone off to fight in two different battles in season seven, too. Could the baby be somebody else’s, or even not exist at all? Or perhaps their timing was just right.

To uncover the truth about Cersei’s baby daddy — and what a pregnancy could mean for her fate — we took a page out of Maury‘s book. Let’s play a game of «Who got Cersei pregnant?»!

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Game of Thrones: An Investigation Into How Much They Actually Freeze While Filming

There are so many different cities and landscapes in Game of Thrones that it’s sometimes hard to keep up, but no matter where the main characters are in Westeros, one thing is for sure: Winter is coming. While places like Dorne and King’s Landing haven’t been hit with snow and blustery winds just yet, other places, like Winterfell, the Wall, and the scary place beyond the Wall, all have. While watching some of those brutal Winter scenes, we can’t help but wonder: how cold are the actors in real life? Is it really that chilly, or is it all just a bit of Hollywood magic? Well, it turns out that everyone is miserable.

Stars like Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Rory McCann (Sandor), and Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) are usually the ones stuck in the cold areas. They shot a good chunk of season seven in Iceland and had to deal with 100 mph winds and temperatures reaching as low as -25 degrees Fahrenheit. «Daylight is scarce here [five to six hours a day],» a set source recently told Page Six. «Super jeeps are needed to bring in equipment, and much is then transported by hand. The actors are made up and dressed in hotels and driven to location 90 percent ready to shoot. Shelter is provided by ‘Russian tents’ that are anchored down, and able to be heated, and [can] withstand 100 mph winds.»

The show’s creators, Daniel Weiss and David Benioff, also spoke about the harsh conditions on a UFC Unfiltered podcast, saying, «Winter is here and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more. We kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim gray weather.» Stars like Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy) have also confirmed the harsh conditions with frozen fingers via social media. She posted a photo with costar Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) in 2016, writing, «Here we are trying to warm up last year during the shooting of ‘the moot.'»

So, to quote Leslie Knope, «Everything hurts and I’m dying.»

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President Trump Is Now Officially Under Criminal Investigation

According to the Washington Post, Donald Trump is now officially under investigation by the special counsel Bob Mueller for obstruction of justice.

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.

In other words, Trump wasn’t under investigation before he fired James Comey, but he got so mad at James Comey for not telling the world that he wasn’t under investigation that he terminated Comey’s employment, and now he is under investigation. Dummy.

A few details to note in the Post article:

— DNI Dan Coats, Head of the National Security Agency Admiral Rogers, and Rogers’ former deputy at the NSA, Richard Ledgett, have all agreed to testify next week. Ledgett retired in February after 40 years of service.

— According to sources, Dan Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo were asked, like James Comey before them, to stay behind and talk to the President after others left the room. Trump reportedly asked them to intervene with Comey and the FBI investigation.

— Coats and Rogers also received a telephone call from Trump, who asked them to put the kibosh on the investigation. Richard Ledgett documented the call in a memo.

— Mueller is also investigating those outside of the government to find out what Trump told them about his reasons for firing Comey.

— There is more to this case than a «‘he said, he said’ dispute between the president and the fired FBI director.»

— Trump’s personal attorney Marc Kasowitz has responded, releasing a statement: «The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal.» The Washington Post never says that the information came from the FBI. This statement, however, seems to confirm that Trump is, indeed, under investigation.

— Donald Trump, Jr. is hinting that Mueller should be fired for leaking information to the Post. There is no indication this information came from the Mueller.

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Jared Kushner, Who Is Now a Focus in Russia Investigation, Is ‘Basically a Sh*thead’

Do you like Harry Potter? Do you like those escape rooms? Then you are going to LOVE this Harry Potter escape room! — (Hello Giggles)

In politics tonight, the Post is reporting that Jared Kushner is, indeed, a «target» of the investigation into collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. (WashPo)

Kushner is also, apparently, an asshole. Politico has a deep profile on the President’s son-in-law, and this quote — from a former employee — sticks out, in that it basically suggests that Ivanka married her father. (Politico)

«We’re talking about a guy who isn’t particularly bright or hard-working, doesn’t actually know anything, has bought his way into everything ever (with money he got from his criminal father), who is deeply insecure and obsessed with fame (you don’t buy the [New York Observer], marry Ivanka Trump, or constantly talk about the phone calls you get from celebrities if it’s in your nature to ‘shun the spotlight’), and who is basically a shithead.»

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This will be the last season for Bachmanity on Silicon Valley. T.J. Miller will not be returning for season 5. — (EW)

If you live in Dublin (Ireland, not Ohio — sorry!), this may be the purrfect (not sorry) job for you! — (HuffPo)

There’s no reason for me to post this except that it made me GUFFAW! —

I find it hilarious that there are actual bets, with bookies, on when Prince Harry will propose to Meghan Markle! — (Celebitchy)

Here is exactly what’s at stake on Better Call Saul now. (Uproxx)

Pigeons with backpacks fulla’ drugs. How high you gonna’ build that wall, Donnie? — (BBC)

So, is Odell Beckham Jr. looking to be the new Johnny Manziel? Dude don’t have a job! This is NOT who you want to emulate and hang with. Also, you maybe don’t want to lose your job for Iggy goddamn Azalea. Come on! — (Dlisted)

40 years ago today, my dad took me to «a dumb space movie. Why can’t we see For the Love of Benji instead?», and I’ve been a fan ever since. Thanks, Dad! — (Twitter)

I feel like RiRi walked out of her hotel room, got in the elevator, walked halfway across the lobby and then went, «OH, shit! I forgot to put on a shirt! Excuse me, sir? Can I have your jacket? Yes, your jacket, can I have it? Perfect! Thank you.» And off she went on her merry way. — (GFY)

Becks is at the amfAR gala in Cannes for the first time. But really, do you care about that? NO, no you don’t. However, there are fantastic pictures in here of Posh and Becks from Cannes in 2001! That you want to see. And also, remember «the hot felon» from a couple of years ago? Apparently he gets to go to Cannes. — (LG)

In a terrible loss to her six children, husband, family and friends, Dr. Amy Reed succumbed to hateful fucking uterine cancer yesterday. But before she died, she and her husband, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm fought like warriors so that other women would not have to die. The word «hero» is used far too casually these days. If you read about everything Dr. Reed and her husband did to change protocols, I think you’ll agree that «hero» is a label that applies to her. — (NYTimes)

The premise should be off putting in its ridiculousness — a detective investigating the murder of her doppelgänger. Rachie3879 so enjoyed Tana French’s The Likeness that she couldn’t put it down, despite having small ones and adulting things to do. Which book so enchanted you that you couldn’t put it down even when you needed sleep? (Cannonball Read 9)

Finally, at the time of this posting, it’s still too early to say who is going to win the Montana Congressional race. With 21 percent reporting, it’s basically a tie. Follow the results through the night. (NYTimes)


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