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If you are a fan of Game of Thrones (and if you’re not you’re missing out) we have made a list of the top filming locations used in the series so far. Take a look at the locations below and start planning your very own trip to Westeros.

As the HBO production is based in Northern Ireland, the majority of the filming took place here. The first two seasons were filmed around Belfast, and you can either take an official guided tour or plan your own road trip.

If you want to see the Iron Islands, visit Pyke and Ballintoy Harbour. Ballintoy Harbour was the location where Theon Greyjoy first arrived after spending ten years in Winterfell.

If you want to retrace your steps through the series, head to Antrim Plateau where you can stand in the same spot where Ned Stark beheaded the deserter from the Night Watch. You can also visit the iconic Mussendun Temple, as the beach below is where Melisandre burned the Seven Idols of Westeros.

Other locations include Larrybane where Renly pledges to Lady Stark that he will avenge Ned’s death, Dunseverick where Renly first encounters Melisandre, the caves of Cushendun where Melisandre gives birth to a shadow child, and the dark hedges of Armoy used in the first episode of series 2.

If you are a bannermen of the Starks and a true Northman, you will want to take a trip to Winterfell. The main location for Winterfell is Castle Ward, an 18th Century castle in County Down.

Iceland is also a major filming location for the show, and the primary setting for The Wall. You can go on a guided tour that includes the Vatnajokull glacier, Snaefellsjokull glacier and Lake Myvatn, and visit the spot where the Night Watch men were attacked by the White Walkers, and follow the route that Jon Snow and Ygritte took to reach the Wall.

Now its time to head south down the Kings road to King’s Landing. Originally, Kings Landing was shot in Malta during the first series, but due to damage to protected land caused by a subcontractor, the location was moved to Dubrovnik and the island of Lokrum. The Min eta, Bokar, and Lovrijenac fortresses and the Old Town entrance gates were used during filming.

Daenerys Targaryen is fast becoming a favourite character for many GoT fans. If you want to visit Astapor to see where she and her Dragons acquired an army, go to Essaouira in Morocco.

Filming for the fourth series filming will return to Northern Ireland, Dubrovnik, Croatia and Iceland, and Croatia.

This article was provided by the chaps at Holiday Gems.

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Let’s face it the whole film and TV production and marketing process is skewed so that audiences are far more likely to recognise and follow a supporting actor who cropped up in a handful of TV episodes than they are some of the people behind the camera on some massively popular movies. Of course, most of us are switched on enough to pay attention to movie directors and assume their name as a mark of the film’s likely eventual quality.

This makes us well aware of the times when A-list acting talent choose to direct as well, your Clooneys or Afflecks. But, when it comes to the people who pen the words that you actually hear those actors say, there are really only a handful of Hollywood screenwriters whose contributions are as noted as actors or directors. Perhaps that’s why these five writers behind some pretty significant Hollywood movies are far more familiar to us for their appearances as actors on TV.

5. Charlie Hunnam

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You may recognise him as: Depending on your choice of TV viewing and, in particular, which side of the Atlantic it’s focused on, Hunnam should be familiar either as Nathan Maloney, the teen discovering the excitements of Manchester’s gay scene, in Queer as Folk or Jax Teller, brooding antihero of California motorcycle club drama Sons of Anarchy. The Geordie actor got his first break on Byker Grove, cementing the idea that there aren’t many outlets for talented young actors in the North East, and may also be familiar to audiences of shortlived cult American comedy drama thanks to a regular role as a cocksure British student in Judd Apatow’s rarely remembered Undeclared. Recently Hunnam has been making the transition from TV star to movie star, piloting monster battling robots as Raleigh Becket (not even the most 80s action movie name in the film) in Pacific Rim. His recently announced casting as the eponymous sadistic romantic icon in the film version of 50 Shades of Grey should either cement his place as a movie leading man or turn him into something of a laughing stock. It’s kind of hard to tell.

But you may not know: If the bondage filled mummy porn doesn’t work out for him, Hunnam can always fall back on his writing skills. Hunnam’s script Vlad has been picked up by Plan B, Brad Pitt’s production company and the people behind the slightly surprising success story of the summer World War Z. Due to be directed by Anthony Mandler, currently making Daniel Radcliffe starring crime picture Tokyo Vice, Vlad focuses on the real life brutalities of Dracula inspiring Romanian prince Vlad the Impaler. There’s no vampires in it, but it’s probably due to be pretty gory none the less. While waiting for that to come out, Hunnam is also developing a screenplay about British gypsy culture. Of course he hasn’t actually had a screenplay come to our cinemas yet, unlike the next TV actor on the list whose biggest writing job was on a film that earned over $700,000,000.

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Last time we saw Jennifer Hudson all dolled up, she was wearing a trippy minidress!

But yesterday at the New York Film Festival screening of The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete, she took a more somber approach in hat to toe black.

Jennifer worked the red carpet wooden floor in a seksi sheer Aimly Rich top that revealed her bra and pushed up tatas, a short flirty Viktor & Rolf skirt and sheer patterned tights.

The I Can’t Describe singer topped everything off with a wide brim hat, studded Saint Laurent boots and deep red pout.

We don’t know about you, but we prefer a colorful JHud over this.

Thoughts???

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Question: How can a woman who usually gets it so right have such a big fashion fail?

Kerry Washington has a pretty great track record of picking the right outfits, but at the season 3 premiere of Scandal at Saks Fifth Ave in NYC on Wednesday, the actress totally flubbed it!

Her blue gingham Prada gown was like a castoff from the costume department of Little House on the Prairie! The full, tent-like skirt, the ruffled neckline — it was too much!

And that wide white Stella McCartney belt only made things worse.

It might take some time for us to get over this one.

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NICKI MINAJ wears leopard print nipple pasties in a new, racy topless selfie.

We hope your eyes can handle it:

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Seriously, Nicki shows off her cleavage so much, it’s probably more recognizable than her face.

The “Starships” rapper added yet another series of topless photos to her Instagram page, and in the racy pics she sports leopard print, star-shaped nipple pasties and a collection of chunky gold necklaces while showing off her ample chest.

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She captioned one of the pics:

“Should I add #Pasties to the Spring Collection????”

In case you’re wondering, the Spring Collection she’s talking about is her Kmart clothing line, which she launched earlier this week.

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Celebrity gossip websites recently learned that JAMES FRANCO helped a young female fan get back at her ex-boyfriend with an adorable huggy pic with him for her to show off to all her friends on Facebook.

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Franco‘s love life might not be at its peak right now, but apparently he’s still more than willing to help other people with their relationship troubles.

The Oscar winner, who was rumored to be dating his “Spring Breakers” co-star Ashley Benson for a while last year before she began dating her “Pretty Little Liars” co-star Tyler Blackburn, was nice enough to help 15-year-old Greta Pasqua (whose father owns the Beverly Hills residence where one of his photo shoots took place) get back at her ex-boyfriend by taking a very sweet photo with her.

So how exactly does a photo with an actor count as “getting back” at her ex? Well, apparently the heartbroken teen’s former boyfriend is a huge fan of James.

A source tells Us Weekly:

“[Greta] was really depressed because her boyfriend had just broken up with her… James caught wind of it and gave her a pep talk.”

The insider continues:

“He said, ‘Post it on Facebook and tell him to eat his heart out!’ Her ex is all of a sudden starting to think he made the wrong decision!”

Guess it worked!

See the photo HERE.

Wasn’t that nice of James?

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The 69-year-old man who planned to give a massive explosive to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has now offered up a bizarre explanation for his bizarre actions — he built it as a gift … because Keith loves explosives.

Joseph Callahan‘s lawyer tells us, “A friend of Mr. Callahan nine years ago met Keith Richards and he (Callahan) knew Keith Richards liked pyrotechnics, so he built this device in the event he met Keith Richards.”

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW.

As we reported, Callahan was arrested a couple weeks ago after police entered his Connecticut mansion and discovered a terrifying arsenal of guns and explosives, including roughly 100 pounds of ammonium nitrate (the same chemical used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing).

Callahan told police he was building an explosive to give to Richards, but didn’t really explain why at the time. He was, however, adamant about not wanting to harm Keith.

Callahan was arraigned today on 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives, reckless endangerment, and manufacture of bombs … but the case was continued to next month. He’s expected to enter a not guilty plea.

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11:12 AM PT — TMZ spoke to a manager of the club who insists the bouncers checked IDs at the door … and both girls presented IDs showing them to be 21+.

He tells us … they do NOT know the Jenner girls and did not recognize them as being part of the Kardashian clan.

He also says … club management is very aware that underage celebrities try to drink illegally …  so they’re very particular about checking IDs … especially when photographers are outside shooting everyone who goes in.

We’ve contacted the Jenners’ rep …  and haven’t heard back.

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16-year-old Kylie Jenner and 17-year-old Kendall Jenner went out on the town last night … partying at Vignette lounge in West Hollywood — a 21-and-over club, and it appears the club and the girls broke the law.

The club features Wax Rabbit every Tuesday night, featuring what the club calls “a new, voyeuristic, hip hop and nudity nightclub experience.” 

So the burning question — how did Kylie and Kendall legally get in the club.  We did some digging, and found the ONLY exception to the 21 and over law is if the underage person is employed as a musician, but the musician must be 18 minimum.   Neither girl is 18. 

An official for the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control tells TMZ … both the girls and the club appear to have broken the law and could have been cited had they been caught in the act.  The official tells TMZ his Dept. may launch an investigation.

And it gets worse … Even if the girls were 18 and there as musicians, they wouldn’t be allowed in if there was any nudity, and the club often features topless dancers on Wax Rabbit night.

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BTW … on their way out, the girls were shielded by blankets.

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At the end of the night, Kylie and Kendall looked … tired.

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Unrecognizable

Sans Makeup!

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Kylie Jenner looks … different without all that face paint.

From Fox 411: “It’s kind of nice to see Kylie looking like a regular teen. The reality star sported a bare face and a T-shirt that reads ‘Twerk’ for a trip to the office with mom Kris Jenner.”

Click through to Fox 411 to see! 

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Justin Bieber danced all over the Great Wall of China just for a music video — so, naturally, the People’s Republic of China thinks this is absolutely … awesome!

Yeah, we were shocked too. Must be because he kept his shirt on, for once.

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It’s a battle of the football baby-daddies!

Here’s 28-year-old Adrian Peterson who’s reportedly fathered five (or possibly 7) children to date (left) — and 29-year-old Antonio Cromartie  who famously struggled to remember the names of his seven children on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” show (right).

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