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Finn Jones as Ser Loras Tyrell and Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell/image courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD!)  So many characters died during Sunday night's Game of Thrones season-six finale, but perhaps one of the most unexpected was when Cersei Lannister blew up the temple of the High Sparrow, killing not only the religious leader, but also Queen Margaery Tyrell, the king's wife, and her brother, Ser Loras.

Natalie Dormer, the actress who plays Tyrell, tells Entertainment Weekly she learned of her character’s death even before producers intended.  

"I pre-empted the phone call because in true Natalie Dormer style, I tried to fit a million projects into a single year. I requested [while making season five that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] release me from working on the show earlier than usual so I could do another project, and they ended up phoning me -- and that was 'The Call,'" she told the magazine.

She also said her character's death shouldn't be a surprise to Game of Thrones fans.

"Every year something comes from the left field that no one could have predicted. It’s great they can still shock people six years on. I watch as an audience member as well, you get side-swiped," she said

Dormer’s last day on set included a visit from Weiss and Benioff.

"Dan and David made sure they were there at the very end. It seemed very fitting Margaery’s last day is shooting a scene with the Queen of Thorns. They gave me a big hug and made a fuss out of me. It was lovely," she said.

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Neil Lupin/Redferns(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) -- The battle for Prince's estate continued Monday morning at the the Carver Country District Court in Minneapolis, MN.  Five of the late singer's siblings and their attorneys, along with attorneys from the estate's trust, attended the hearing that will determine who's the rightful heir to the music icon's estate.

Judge Kevin Eide, who presided over the hearing, explained that the case was a crossroads between probate and paternity law, which made it difficult to determine which motions and hearings should be held privately. "We are in uncharted water," the judge said.

Attorneys from Bremer Trust are handling Prince's estate in the absence of a will, which has yet to be found, if it exists at all.  Trust attorney say they've so far searched thousands of documents in four different locations looking for a will, with no success.  They said the search will soon be over.

Subsequently, the parties involved are working to interpret Minnesota law in order to determine what factors legally establish paternity, so they can then determine which, if any, of Prince's alleged heirs are entitled to a piece of his estate.

Attorneys for the potential heirs are requesting that the case be settled quickly, so as not to harm the estate, which they consider a "national treasure." Judge Eide promised to have the Minnesota Court of Appeals review the case to ensure proper handling, declaring, "I want to do this right."

Prince died April 21 from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

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(NEW YORK) -- Pottermore, the official website of author J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter universe, announced that tickets have gone on sale for a special star-studded screening of Rowling's latest, the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The bestselling author herself will attend the event -- along with other celebs -- at New York’s Carnegie Hall, with all proceeds going to Rowling’s international non-profit children’s organization Lumos.

The screening will be held Saturday, November 12.

Set in Harry's Wizarding World -- but in New York City in 1926, not at Hogwards in England -- the film stars Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne as a specialist in capturing escaped magical creatures.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which also stars Colin Farrell and Ezra Miller, officially opens November 18. 

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Walt Disney Studios(NEW YORK) -- Mark Rylance won an Academy Award earlier this year for playing a Soviet spy.  His latest role, however, has him playing a very different part – that of a big, friendly giant in the Disney film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, The BFG.

The 56-year-old Brit had been a theater actor for years, and snagged a best supporting actor Oscar last February for his first Hollywood role, playing Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies, directed by The BFG director Steven Spielberg.

"It means the world to me, that the stories I'm telling are making people laugh, or moving people, or just ... distracting themselves from the troubles of the world for a day and giving them a bit of strength to carry on," Rylance told ABC News.

The BFG – the story of what Rylance calls “a very loving friendship” between the giant and a young human girl – hits some of those themes, including finding the strength to overcome differences.

The movie even includes a special language, which Rylance was happy to demonstrate.

The BFG premieres July 1.

Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

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Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- La Toya Jackson was among the Jackson family members who took to social media Saturday morning to honor the seventh anniversary of her brother's death.

Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, in Los Angeles at the age 50.

In recent weeks, a new crop of salacious rumors have plagued his legacy. La Toya made reference to them by pleading with fans to let the "Thriller" singer rest in peace.

She posted a photo of Michael on Twitter, writing, "Please! May We All Let Him #RIP! #MichaelJackson The #KingOfPop June 25, 2009."

Please! May We All Let Him #RIP!#MichaelJackson The #KingOfPop
June 25, 2009 pic.twitter.com/ojmVi3kXSh

— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) June 25, 2016

La Toya also took to Instagram, posting a similar message, but with a different photo.

Michael's daughter Paris paid tribute to her dad on Instagram with a creating a photo collage featuring images of them together, including what appears to be a Photoshopped picture of what the pair might look like if they posed together today.

"7 years, rest in peace, my best friend in the entire universe," Paris wrote. "i love you more than anything,” she wrote in the touching note. “things may be a little s***** in the press right now but everyone knows it's all bull and i swear on the family name i will protect you for as long as i live. there's no one like you, and there never will be. thank you for touching millions of hearts, but especially my own.”

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Disney/Pixar(NEW YORK) -- In the battle of fish vs. aliens at the box office this weekend, fish won.

Finding Dory topped Independence Day: Resurgence taking in $73.2 million in its second weekend.  The Independence Day sequel disappointed in its debut weekend, managing just $41.6 million domestically.

However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Independence Day: Resurgence has fared well overseas, taking in more than $102 million in 57 foreign markets including China.

Central Intelligence, the comedy starring The Rock and Kevin Hart, finished the weekend third earning nearly $18.4 million.

Other debuts this week: the Blake Lively shark attack move The Shallows bowed with $16.7 million domestically while the Matthew McConaughey Civil War movie, Free State of Jones, earned nearly $7.8 million.

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L-R: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister and David Bradley as Walder Frey; Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) -- (SPOILERS AHEAD!) It's been six seasons since Ned Stark declared "Winter Is Coming," and now "The Winds of Winter" are here. In the season six finale of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow and the North plan for the future, Daenerys plans to sail to Westeros and a popular fan theory is confirmed. But first, we start in King's Landing, where Cersei Lannister and Loras Tyrell are to face trial for their crimes against the gods.

King's Landing
Loras' trial is up first, and he immediately confesses. He is marked with the symbol of the Faith, the seven-pointed star, which worries his sister, Queen Margaery. The Queen also realizes that Cersei has not arrived at the trial. Margaery tries to warn everyone that something bad is about to happen, but before she can, the entire courtroom blows up thanks to the rumored stash of explosive wildfire Cersei uncovered in the Red Keep. Everyone in the courtroom dies, including Margaery, Loras and the High Sparrow.

Cersei celebrates her victory by torturing Unella, a member of the Faith who tortured Cersei when she was kept in captivity. She doesn't have long to celebrate, however, as King Tommen, who watched the courtroom explosion from his room in Red Keep, jumped out of his window and killed himself. With yet another King of Westeros dead, Cersei herself is declared Ruler of the Realm.

Riverrun
Walder Frey celebrates retaking of Riverrun, thanks to the Lannisters. He plans a dinner with his sons, but when they don’t arrive, he asks a servant where they are. He then realizes with horror that his sons have been killed and cooked into his meal, and the servant reveals herself to be none other than Arya Stark, who’s now gone rogue with her powers as a faceless assassin. Arya then kills Frey, and declares vengeance for the Red Wedding.

The Citadel
Sam and Gilly finally arrive at the Citadel, where Sam is to study to become a maester. He is allowed to enter the library, where it is clear he has found his new home.

Winterfell
While the Starks have retaken Winterfell, Davos confronts Melisandre about the death of Shireen Baratheon, the daughter of Stannis. The Red Priestess admits that she had Shireen burned at the stake. Davos demands that Jon execute Melisandre, but Jon instead banishes her from the North.

Jon then meets with Sansa. She apologizes for not telling Jon about the  Knights of the Vale, who helped them reconquer Winterfell in last episode’s “Battle of the Bastards.” Sansa also tells Jon that a White raven has arrived, which means that, finally, winter is here.

Later, Sansa meets with Petyr Baelish, who tells her that he wants the Iron Throne, and he wants Sansa as queen. However, she rebuffs him. It’s just as well, since the rest of the North has rallied around Jon Snow, and declares him to be the new King of the North.

Dorne
Hey, we're back in Dorne! After nine episodes away, we return to the much ignored region to find Olena Tyrell meeting with Ellaria Sand to plot revenge against the Lannisters. Varys is also at the meeting, implying that they will be aligning with Daenerys.

Mereen
As Daenerys plans to sail to Westeros, she orders that her lover Daario stay in Mereen, as she plans to make alliances by marriage. Tyrion tries to console her, telling the Mother of Dragons that she’s finally ready to take Westeros and is part of the “great game” now. And it only took six seasons! Thankful for his council, Daenerys names Tyrion the Hand of the Queen. Then she, her new ships, and, of course, her dragons, begin their journey to Westeros.

In the North
Bran and Meera prepare to cross back over the Wall to return to Westeros. But before they do, Bran returns to his visions to see what is in the Tower of Joy. He sees a young Ned Stark enter the tower to find his dying sister, Lyanna. She makes Ned promise something, and she brings out a baby. That baby is Jon Snow, confirming the popular R L=J theory, meaning that Jon is the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen.

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Peter Dinklage as Tryion Lannister in “Game of Thrones”; Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) -- Hold on to your dragons: Game of Thrones ends its sixth season with an epic finale Sunday night titled “The Winds of Winter.” We’re just assuming it’s epic, considering last week’s game-changing "Battle of the Bastards" that ended with the Starks reclaiming Winterfell.


The director of that penultimate episode and the finale, Miguel Sapochnik, would only offer one ominous hint to The Hollywood Reporter about this week’s season-ending episode: “People die.”

Actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos, was a little more wordy -- though no more helpful. He says the finale will be “a little bit different” compared to past finales in that it's not just a set-up for season seven.  "You can certainly say there are going to be some surprises in the next episode,” he adds, teasing some “very big events.”

One thing’s for certain: make sure you watch the episode right when it airs -- at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. Otherwise, you might get spoiled. There’s even a new app out there, aptly called Spoiled, which allows users to anonymously text Game of Thrones spoilers to unsuspecting friends immediately after the episode airs.

Ruthless. The Lannisters would be proud.

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20th Century Fox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- You have been warned: It's the 40th anniversary of The Omen today.

The classic horror film, starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and Harvey Stephens, tells the tale of a U.S. ambassador who adopts a newborn child after his wife suffers a stillbirth, only to discover that it may be the Antichrist.

The Richard Donner-directed flick made more than 60 million dollars at the box office following its release on June 25, 1976, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It earned two Oscar nominations, winning for best original score.

The Omen spawned a few sequels, plus a remake in 2006 and the recently cancelled A&E series Damien.

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L-R: “Strong” exec. prod. David Broome, host Gabrielle Reece, exec. prod. Sylvester Stallone; Trae Patton/NBCUniversal(NEW YORK) -- Sylvester Stallone is being accused of throwing a sucker punch to a personal trainer who's suing the Rocky star for allegedly ripping off his idea for a reality TV show.

Rob Fletcher claims Stallone, 69, lifted the idea for a show he pitched called America's Next Great Trainer, and used it for the NBC series he executive produced earlier this year called Strong, Westchester, NY's The Journal News reports.  The show's first season concluded June 2.

Fletcher describes his show as a competition that would partner six to 10 contestants with personal trainers. The teams would compete in a variety of categories, and one would be eliminated each week. He claims he enlisted California celebrity trainer Todd Durkin as the show’s front man and got him to sign a confidentiality agreement in 2014.

"Think of it as American Idol for fitness trainers," Fletcher told the newspaper in 2015.

That same year, he says learned through through a fellow trainer that Stallone’s show had been green-lighted. Fletcher soon discovered the show would feature 10 female contestants paired up with trainers -- one of whom was Durkin.

NBC, Durkin and Strong producer David Broome were also mentioned in the lawsuit, but as of early Thursday, only Durkin and NBC reportedly had been served with legal papers.

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Vivica A. Fox in “Independence Day: Resurgence”; Claudette Barius/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.(NEW YORK) -- It's been 20 years since the original film debuted, but Vivica A. Fox is still excited when talking about her role in Independence Day: Resurgence.

"I was thrilled. I felt like that same young girl who twenty years ago got that call that I was going to be in one of the biggest summer blockbuster movies -- those same feelings came flooding back again," Fox tells ABC Radio.

The movie, the sequel to 1996's Independence Day, features a few returning cast members, with a few additions and minus Will Smith. Their goal -- to once again save Earth from invading aliens. Fox admits she was disappointed after hearing Smith wasn't taking part in the long-awaited film.

"There has been talks about doing the sequel for the last five years. The fans have literally been requesting this sequel for 15 years. So for five years you hear it's going to happen, it's gonna happen, it's not going to happen, it's going to happen, it's not going to happen and then I heard it's gonna happen and then I heard 'oh my gosh' I don't think Will Smith is going to do it. And I was like, sorry, selfish actor, damn, there goes my story line," the actress tells ABC Radio.

But even without Smith, Fox says she's happy with the result and her role as Jasmine Dubrow-Hiller, mother to Dylan Hiller, who was only a boy in the original movie.  Now, he's a fighter pilot.

"Dylan has now grown up and so have I," says Fox. "My character is no longer working the pole, which is a beautiful thing. She's going to be a hospital administrator, so she's not stripping for tips. OK, so you guys will be happy to hear that. So she's a hospital administrator and she's in there saving lives, and doing good things." 

Independence Day: Resurgence is in theaters now. 

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ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) -- This Sunday night 10:00 ET, ABC is re-launching a classic game show with Match Game -- part of the network's Sunday Fun & Games block along with a Steve Harvey-fronted Celebrity Family Feud at 8 p.m., and Michael Strahan's new $100,000 Pyramid at 9 p.m.

Match Game, which debuted in 1962 and resurfaced on other networks in the years since, poses "fill-in-the-blanks" questions to a panel of celebrities.  The questions were deliberately loaded with double entendres, and more often than not, the "blanks" became bawdy.

For ABC's 10-episode incarnation, Alec Baldwin tosses the questions at a rolling roster of stars, including Will & Grace's Debra Messing, Rosie O'Donnell, Curb Your Enthusiam's JB Smoove, and others. 

Baldwin, incidentally armed with a '70s-era game show host's skinny microphone, has reportedly donated the proceeds for the hosting gig to various arts-related charities via his AB Foundation.

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L-R: Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker in “Suicide Squad”; Clay Enos/ TM & © DC Comics(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to the highly anticipated superhero film Suicide Squad, things seem to be getting just as intense off screen as they are expected to be on screen.

In an interview with E! News, actress Viola Davis, who plays Amanda Waller in the film, even admitted to having heart palpitations on set. What’s more, co-star Jared Leto, who plays the Joker, was so committed to his role, he sent members of the cast boxes of bullets -- a stunt, Davis admitted, that was a bit scary.

The actress added that, despite being on set with him, she met the real Leto for the first time at a Glamour magazine event.

“I met him really for the first time because before that I was only introduced to the Joker,” Davis told E! News. “And there was a part of me that, you know, I almost had my pepper spray out.”

Davis said the whole cast, which includes Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Cara Delevingne, got to show their crazy.

"Every single person in it gets to be completely insane because all the characters are insane," Davis said. "They're bad guys. We're all bad guys."

Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5.

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Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley; JB Lacroix/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Katherine Heigl is going to be a mom again.

The former Grey’s Anatomy actress announced the news on her blog.  In a post on Thursday, she wrote, "We are expecting a third addition to our tribe! It was totally unexpected but thrilling nonetheless."

The actress promised to share the details of her preganacy on the blog, and she got started right away posting pictures of her self in the doctor's office being scanned by an ultrasound.  She even posted the ultrasound image.

The baby is due in January.

This will be the third child for Heigl and her husband of eight years, Josh Kelley, though it is Heigl’s first pregnancy.

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Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide today:

* Independence Day: Resurgence -- Twenty years after the original, the aliens are back to attack us again. Sorry, no Will Smith to save the world this time. Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman star. Rated PG-13.

* Free State of Jones -- Matthew McConaughey plays a Southern farmer who leads a rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Rated R.

* The Neon Demon -- Elle Fanning is an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles and is surrounded by other, jealous models. Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks and Jena Malone also star. Rated R.

* The Shallows -- Blake Lively is stranded off the shore of a beach after she's attacked by a great white shark. Rated PG-13.

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