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Celebrate Independence Day With ‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Speaking in American Accents

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Emilia Clarke, best known as Daenerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones fame, was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and apart from the fact that she’s pretty much unrecognizable with her natural dark hair, her appearance was most notable for a hitherto undisplayed talent: she does a pretty killer Valley Girl accent. Watching the regal and oh-so-English Daenerys bust out her best Moon Unit Zappa impersonation is kinda disconcerting, but it got us thinking about similar examples, because, y’know, 4th of July and America and all that. ‘Murca!
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Watch Stephen Colbert Tear Up Michigan Public Access TV with Eminem

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Ahead of his Late Show debut on September 8th, Stephen Colbert is brushing up his hosting skills in a low-pressure market: east Michigan public access TV.

Colbert hosted a full, 40-minute episode of Monroe, Michigan’s Only In Monroe, interviewing the show’s actual hosts as well as other locals like Eminem. “A local Michigander who is making a name for… Read More

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Laurence Fishburne Is Starring as Author Alex Haley in A&E’s ‘Roots’ Remake

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Deadline reports that Laurence Fishburne will be playing the role of author Alex Haley in A&E’s upcoming remake of Roots. The original eight-episode miniseries adaption, which debuted in 1977, is based off Haley’s novel, Roots: The Saga of An American Family — a narrative of American slavery and the life of the character Kunta Kinte, who’s captured in the Gambia and sold into slavery once on American soil.
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Give the Reddit User Who Photoshopped Every ‘Game of Thrones’ Character Into Nicolas Cage a Nobel

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Hats off to CarlosDanger100, the brave Reddit poster who finally stepped up and did what somebody should have months — nay, years — ago: photoshopped the entire cast of Game of Thrones into Nicolas Cage in period costume. Find the full roster here, from Tyrion Cage to Arya Cage to, finally, just plain Cage (née Hodor). It’s like the best Face/Off sequel ever, with more dragons and no John Travolta!
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10 TV Events to Look Out For in July

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There’s a shocking amount of new and returning shows in July, far too many to keep up with (especially considering all the leftover episodes from June), but if you stick to Netflix and Comedy Central, you’ll get everything you need. Still, here are ten TV premieres to keep an eye on, from Hannibal Buress’ new comedy to the return of Sundance’s flawless drama Rectify.
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