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Game Of Thrones Producers Respond To Backlash Over Their Next Show Being About Modern-Day Slavery!

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Watch before you hate!

That's what Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have to say to the critics of their next HBO drama Confederate.

The freshly announced project imagines a modern-day America where slavery is still legal and has evolved into a modern institution. The show will follow characters on both sides of the "the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone" in the events leading to the "Third American Civil War."

Video: GoT Star Gets WAY Too Into Shipping His Own Character!

Needless to say, not everyone was hooked by the modern slavery concept — especially from two white producers whose current show has been called out for a lack of diversity.

Some critics were so appalled, they accused HBO of making a show that sounds like a white supremacist fantasy!

But Benioff and Weiss — along with producers Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman — are telling haters to slow their roll, calling the backlash "a little premature" in a new interview.

Speaking to Vulture on Thursday, the writers said no scripts for Confederate have even been written yet, and people should watch the premiere before they decide whether the concept offends them or not. Benioff noted:

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QUIZ: How Long Would YOU Survive Game Of Thrones?

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With so many Game Of Thrones characters suffering brutal deaths, it's hard to imagine any of them will survive the dangers of Westeros!

Between the dragons, the White Walkers, and plenty of (literal) backstabbing, the HBO fantasy series has never been more perilous.

Some characters are better suited for survival than others — whether they manage to stay alive with power, manipulation, seduction, or just hiding out until everything is over.

Related: Every Aspiring Actress Needs To Heed Lena Headey's Warning

But how long would fans of the Emmy-winning series last if they actually lived in the cut-throat (again, literally) race to rule the Seven Kingdoms?

Well, by answering a few simple questions, you can find out — whether it's getting decapitated right from the beginning or making it all the way to the Iron Throne!

Choose your weapons, skills, and allies wisely, and take our survival quiz (below) to get ready for Season 7 — premiering on HBO tonight (July 16)!

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True Blood's Nelsan Ellis Dead At 39 Of Heart Failure

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So, so sad — Nelsan Ellis, the actor who starrd in True Blood as Lafayette Reynolds, has died. He was just 39 years old.

According to a report from his manager Emily Gerson Saines that appeared this afternoon in THR, the actor passed away after complications from heart failure.

Related: Acrobat Falls To His Death — And It's Caught On Camera

Gerson Saines released a full statement about the actor's death (below):

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Will Justin Theroux Get Naked If The Leftovers Gets Nominated For An Emmy??

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The Leftovers showrunner Damon Lindelof is THIRSTY for Emmy nominations.

On Monday, the industry executive took to Instagram and bargained with his followers the following — nominate Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston's husband will strip off his iconic costume from season one. Ooh la la!

Related: Milan Christopher Goes FULL FRONTAL For Paper Magazine

Mr. Lindelof kicked off the publicity campaign with:

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Winter Is Here!!! Watch The New Game Of Thrones Trailer!

Winter is here. Oh man is winter here!

If the new trailer for Game Of Thrones is accurate, season 7 is going to have as much action as the previous six seasons COMBINED! And in only seven episodes!

Video: Kit Harington Turns R-E-D As Nicole Kidman Pressures Him To Propose To Rose Leslie!

Just at a glance we're seeing battles with white walkers, dragons, flaming swords, Ironborn ships, OH MY!

It looks like all your (surviving) favorites are in for the fight of their lives when the new season premieres Sunday, July 16.

Ch-ch-check out the intense second trailer (above)!

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Alison Brie Remembers The Entourage Audition Where Producers Asked Her To Take Her Top Off

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Alison Brie is here with your weekly reminder of how slimy and degrading the Hollywood audition process can be.

After a rousing screening of her new Netflix series GLOW at the ATX Television Festival, the actress spoke bluntly on whether or not things have improved for actresses since the show's 1980s setting.

Related: J.K. Rowling Calls Out 'Liberal' Men Who Say Sexist Shit!

Apparently not that much, as the Community alum had her fair share of icky audition experiences while trying to break into the biz. She admitted:

"It has not changed that much. The audition process has not changed that much."

Brie recounted one particularly gross audition for HBO's Entourage, telling the crowd on Sunday:

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Whoopi Goldberg Isn't Mad At Bill Maher For Saying The N-Word — But Not Everyone On The View Agrees!

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Are you white and longing for the freedom to say the n-word without social backlash? Don't worry — Whoopi Goldberg has your back!

On Monday's The View, the panel discussed the recent controversy that came after Bill Maher used a certain word on Real Time last Friday.

The comedian jokingly labeled himself a "House n*****" after Republican Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse invited him to work in the fields of his state, but most social media users weren't laughing — some even called for the removal of Maher's HBO show.

Related: Will Whoopi Leave The View Without THESE 3 Things?

While a few of The View cohosts admitted they couldn't separate the word from it's nasty history, Whoopi had NO problem with Maher's casual utterance.

Why? Because she thinks we should strip the n-word of its power once and for all!

Do U agree? Watch the clip (below) to see what the comedienne and her co-panelists have to say about the controversy!

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