Star Scoop: GOT Hits a High, Nori’s New Year, Tom Hanks Will Thrill Next Fall

By  June 16, 2014

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That is how you close the curtain. Game of Thrones ended its season Sunday night with a whopping 7.1 million viewers, up almost 2 million from last year. Thanks to its fans, GOT surpassed The Sopranos as HBO’s most popular series. We’re still loyal to the mob, though. Shhh! [Reuters]

Go Nori, it’s your birthday! Designer baby North West celebrated her first birthday Sunday with mommy Kim Kardashian and dad Kanye West at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. The family outing followed West’s June 13 return to Bonnaroo, and ended up with baby West boasting an earful of diamond studs. [Hollywood Life]

It’s a date! That Tom Hanks starrer we told you about from executive producer Steven Spielberg will hit theaters on October 16, 2015. The thriller will star Hanks as American attorney James Donovan who negotiated the release of U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers from Russian control during the Cold War. [Variety]

Move over Lil Kim. There’s a new mommy in town who’s named her baby after the double-R. Kelly Clarkson announced the birth of her daughter via Twitter on June 14, revealing that she and husband Brandon Clarkson settled on the name River Rose. How sweet?! [CNN]

Since we’re on a baby kick, you should know that BBC is reviving the Teletubbies. The network ordered 60 new episodes of the series, which originally ran from 1997—2001. We’re not so sure we want to have nightmares see the TV-tummied tots on the tube again, but Tinky Winky and company can’t be kept at bay. [AV Club]

How do you beat a case of the Mondaze? Watch Samuel L. Jackson recite his infamous “Ezekiel 25:17” speech from 1994’s Pulp Fiction, without missing a beat. [The Hollywood Reporter]

American Top 40 host and radio legend Casey Kasem is being remembered today after passing away on June 15; he was 82 years old. Marie Osmond, QuestloveCarson Daly, and Ryan Seacrest were among the celebrities who paid tribute to Kasem’s storied career, with the latter tweeting “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” [Entertainment Weekly]