HBO (FINALLY, OFFICIALLY) REACTS TO TRUMP’S GOT POSTER: As HBO’s Game of Thrones approaches its final season (it’s set to premiere April 14th), everyone’s getting in on the game. Even President Trump unveiled a Thrones inspired poster with the words, “Sanctions Are Coming,” written across a portrait of himself. On Friday, HBO’s marketing department responded. “Our attitude was we don’t really like our IP to be used for political purposes,” said HBO’s EVP and head of marketing Chris Spadaccini. “It’s is such a cultural phenomenon that brands are going to be out there culture jacking Game of Thrones,” Spadaccini explained at Variety’s Entertainment Marketing Summit. He ticked off the properties who have appeared in their social feed from Charmin, Wendy’s to Hulu but he seemed surprised that, “Trump got in on the action.” Still, he said: “We didn’t want to pick a fight with the president. I gave my social team a lot credit because they had a very snarky little subtweet that said, ‘How do you say trademark infringement in Dothraki?’ And that got a lot of press coverage.”
LARRY COHEN DIES AT 77: Larry Cohen, the avant-garde writer and director behind such cult classics as It's Alive, God Told Me To, Black Caesar and Hell Up in Harlem, has died at age 77. He died Saturday night in L.A. surrounded by loved ones, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The couple is survived by his five children from his first marriage to Janelle Webb, and his second wife, psychotherapist Cynthia Costas Cohen.
TAREK EL MOUSSA SAYS HIS KIDS ARE ‘MY LIFE’ AFTER EX ANNOUNCES PREGNANCY: Tarek El Moussa is redefining his priorities after his ex-wife Christina Anstead announced her pregnancy with new hubby Ant Anstead. He captioned a shot of himself with the two children that he shares with her, Taylor Reese, 8, and Brayden James, 3: “My loves my life my everything.”
JORDYN WOODS HITS THE TOWN: Maybe Jordyn Woods’ career isn’t dead after all? Woods, who has been persona non grata around the Kardashian Jenner clan after she reportedly made out with Khloe Kardashian’s then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson, was spotted out on the town in NYC at celeb hot-spot Craig’s after laying low for a month, Page Six reports. Plus, the 21-year-old is set to star in 16-year-old YouTube star Justin Roberts’ upcoming video, “Way Too Much,” an homage to social media stars. Fellow inflencer Sofia Jamora, 21, also stars.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE & ADELE ROCK NYC: Hours after Jennifer Lawrence was seen having a chillaxed lunch with girlfriends Friday, she was spotted partying at a NYC gay club with her pal Adele. They went to a drag show at Greenwich Village mainstay Pieces. According to videos shared on social, Adele participated I in a drinking contest called “Musical Shots.” (Spoiler: she lost). When’s the last time you played a drinking game?
REESE WITHERSPOON GETS BIRTHDAY LOVE: Reese Witherspoon is celebrating her 43rd birthday, and some of her Little Lies colleagues and BFFs wished her the best on social. Nicole Kidman wrote next to a photo of the pair embracing after their win at the 2017 Emmys: “You deserve all the love and hugs in the world.” Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern and Jennifer Garner also sent her birthday props. Do you expect family and friends to give you shout-outs on your birthday?