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GOT Characters Matched With Their Zodiac Sign

Have you ever wondered who your Game of Thrones counterpart is? Wonder no longer, amigos! With the series finale on the horizon, we’ve consulted the stars, read the books, and watched the show to find out who you’d be in the land of Westeros. Remember – when you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. Just a warning, though: this post isn’t spoiler-free, so if you’re not caught up, it’s time for you to watch some TV!

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Daenerys Targaryen

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Did someone mention the god of war? Because as the conqueror of Essos, the First of your Name, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lady of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, Lady of Dragonstone, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons, you make the best candidate for taking the Iron Throne. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll keep it.

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As a fire sign, flames don’t scare you. In fact, you’d happily stand in dragon fire. It gives you the best view when you want to watch the world burn.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Jon Snow

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If anyone knows you for anything, they know you for being one of the most honorable people they’ve ever met. Despite the fact that you don’t want to be a ruler, you make a great leader simply because you’re always thinking of what’s best for your subjects. You’d happily bend the knee if it meant securing the safety of your people.

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But please. Don’t. Sleep. With. Your. Aunt. It’s not going to work out well, for anyone.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Tyrion Lannister

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You might be clever, but you know what people remember about you? Your ability to talk. And talk. And talk. And talk. You just don’t shut up.

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It doesn’t help that you usually have a glass of something in your hand, even at the best of times. It might make you you, but it also means that you have zero filters, too. Sometimes a little tact wouldn’t go astray.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Samwell Tarly

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No matter how many white walkers you kill, everyone knows you for being a softy at heart. It’s what made the perfect storm when you met Jorah Mormont, and came across the cure for greyscale. Your propensity to care makes you a great healer.

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Just … uh … don’t get your family torched by dragons any time soon.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Cersei Lannister

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You’re fierce, and you love the spotlight. You take the house Lannister motto, “hear me roar!” to the next level. You know that whatever the people say about the dragon queen, you’d still make the best ruler of the seven kingdoms. After all, you’ve pretty much been running Westeros since the times of Robert Baratheon, anyway.

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You always pay your debts – whether that be in gold, or in vengeance.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Brienne of Tarth

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Simply because Virgo is the sign of the virgin doesn’t mean that you have to stay that way forever. Though, you’ll always keep a little bit of your innocence, since you are just that that innately good and honorable.

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You’re honest, hardworking, and legendary with a sword. All you really want is to be respected for who you are as a person.

Libra (September 23 – October 22): Olenna Tyrell

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You know how to keep your priorities balanced, and you tend to have little schemes all going at once. Though, looking at you, most people wouldn’t be able to pick it. What you’re really known for is your sassy tongue.

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The most important thing for you on your death bed is for Cersei to know it was you.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Yara/Asha Greyjoy 

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If you’re a fan of the books, or the TV show, will depend on how you know Yara/Asha Greyjoy. You know that with your vicious battle and leadership skills, you’d make the perfect ruler for the Iron Islands – even if there’s never been a woman on the throne there before.

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You’re also a bit of a flirt, and don’t care who knows about it. So what if you bed a few men, or women while conquering Westeros? You’ll still get the job done, and reclaim what should be rightfully yours as a Greyjoy.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21): Bronn of the Blackwater

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Generally speaking, you’re pretty happy-go-lucky … as far as the Seven Kingdoms goes. Emphasis on the “lucky” part – between the Battle of the Blackwater, facing off against a couple of dragons, and your propensity to say whatever’s on your mind, it’s surprising you’ve made it this far in the Game of Thrones.

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Your grand ambition is to own a castle and spend whatever years you have left in you drinking the day away. And to never have to deal with the Lannisters, ever again.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20): Sansa Stark

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After the things you’ve seen, and the people you’ve met, you’re an old soul at heart. You know when to keep your head down and work in the shadows. It’s pretty frustrating to you when you know that you’ve got a pretty keen sense of judgment, but no-one seems to listen to your advice.

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You’re a perfectionist, and you know that you’d make the best candidate for running the North. And to be honest, most people know that you’d be the best for the North, too.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18): Arya Stark

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Quirky doesn’t even begin to cover it. People know you for being weird, and there’s no way you’d ever take the time to explain yourself – that would be too tedious. You can be vicious if need be. But, you’re clever and fast enough to also be able to take down the Night King.

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Anyone who’s lucky enough to get close to you will find out that you do have a heart of gold, and a real sense of honor and fairness. Let’s just hope that they don’t get physically close to you. That’d be dangerous. For them.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Catelyn Stark

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People sometimes forget that you were born under the sigil of the fish. But, no matter what happens to you, or where you are, you know that it’s a part of who you are as a person. You’re guided by the adage: “family, duty, honor”.

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You have so much love for your family and friends, so it pains you when they don’t take your advice on really important matters. You only have their best intentions at heart! Just watch your back if you’ve got plans to go to any weddings anytime soon.

On a scale of one to ten, how excited are you about the finale? What are your predictions for who will be the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms? Tell us about it on Twitter – you can find it by clicking on the logo at the top of the page.

Disney Is Debuting Their First Jewish Princess And Surprise! She’s Also Latina

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Disney Is Debuting Their First Jewish Princess And Surprise! She’s Also Latina

We all know by now that is no “one way” to be Latinx. Latinos come in a variety of forms, from Black to white, tall to short, descended from Indigenous, African, and European populations. And while Roman Catholicism may be the dominant religion in most of Latinidad, it goes without saying that Latino culture is not a monolith. Latinos practice a variety of religions, from Islam to Buddhism to, yes, Judaism. 

And while most people don’t necessarily think of Judaism when they think of Latin America, there is, in fact, a small but proud population of Jewish Latinos who keep their culture alive through tradition and a strong sense of community. But being a part of such a small community within an already-marginalized community can feel isolating at times. Especially when there are no public role models to see yourself reflected in.

That’s why Tuesday’s news that Disney is debuting a Jewish-Latinx princess sent shock-waves through the internet. 

Walt Disney Television Animation News announced via Twitter that an upcoming Elena of Avalon episode in December would be featuring a “visiting princess” from a “Latino Jewish kingdom”.The as-yet-unnamed princess will be voiced by Jamie-Lynn Sigler, the actress famous for her portrayal of Meadow Soprano on HBO’s seminal masterpiece, “The Sopranos”. 

The Tweet also revealed that the princess would also make an appearance in Elana’s “royal coronation special” next year. Although we do not know any further details of Sigler’s character or her storyline, “Elena of Avalor” writer Rachel Ruderman gave a small preview of what’s to come. “A little over a year ago, I had the honor of writing an Elena of Avalor episode featuring Disney’s first Jewish princess,” Ruderman said via Twitter. She continued: “Jamie Lynn Sigler knocks the role out of the park (wait ’till you hear her song!) Can’t wait to share this one”.

In a move of conscious-casting on Disney’s part, Jamie Lynn Sigler herself happens to be both Latina and Jewish–a giant step for a media giant that can sometimes miss the mark with casting.

Raised by a Jewish father and a Cuban mother, Sigler grew up in New York City as part of a multicultural family.In the past, Sigler has talked about being raised Jewish–attending Hebrew school, having a Bat Mitzvah, and even going on a Birth Right trip to Israel in 2008. 

This episode can serve as an educational experience for many people (including those of Latinx descent) who are unaware that Jewish Latinos even exist. In fact, what some people might not even know, is that the term “Sephardic” (a term used to describe Jewish people of European descent) literally means “of Spain or Portuguese descent” in old Hebrew. In other words, it’s not a stretch to imagine a character of both Latin and Jewish roots on our TV screens. In fact, it’s completely historically plausible!

Naturally, both the Latinx and Jewish Twitter population is super excited at this groundbreaking news.

As we mentioned before, the acknowledgment of Jewish Latinos in popular culture is such a rarity. When the media shines a spotlight on such a marginalized group of people, the advent is worth celebrating. And even though changes are slow in the making, any progress on the representation front is a step in the right direction.

Jamie Lynn Sigler herself expressed her excitement at the news, calling to attention the novelty of her position:

Yes, it’s exciting that the Jewish Latinx population has finally gotten some princess representation, but it’s still a little bit frustrating that we had to wait until 2019 for a Jewish princess. We have a long way to go.

This Latina Jew was incredibly excited at the prospect of having the chance to see her own unique lifestyle reflected onscreen:

The self-styled “Jewyorican” is one of many New York-based Puerto-Rican Jews who identify fully with both cultures. It’s not as rare as people think.

Some Latinx Jews took to Twitter to give some suggestions on how Disney could go about bringing the new character to life:

This Hispanic Linguistics Professor suggested incorporating the ancient Judeo-Spanish language of Ladino into the show. 

This multi-cultural woman celebrated the inclusion of multiple cultures in one character:

Families like hers are the way of the future–at least according to statistics. Although many media outlets still see American families in black and white, the rest of us living our lives know that our identities are increasingly a hodgepodge of cultures. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Samantha Barbash Said Jennifer Lopez Should Not Have Played Her In ‘Hustlers,’ It Would Have Been Better With Cardi B

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Samantha Barbash Said Jennifer Lopez Should Not Have Played Her In ‘Hustlers,’ It Would Have Been Better With Cardi B

Jennifer Lopez cannot believe the incredibly positive reviews she’s getting over her lead role in the film “Hustlers.” She was so moved that she cried on national TV. Last week while being interviewed by Hoda Kotb, Lopez expressed her emotional reaction over the surprising reviews for her role, which some critics say could get her an Acadamy Award nomination. Here’s just a snippet of what film critics are saying about the film that made a big debut this weekend. “Hustlers asks what a movie like Goodfellas looks like with women at the center of the story,” one film critic said. “If nothing else, we get to see Jennifer Lopez command the screen as easily as Ramona does the stage, offering up a seductive awards-worthy performance that makes us remember why she became a movie star in the first place,” another said

There is at least one person who isn’t raving about Lopez’s role, and that’s the one who inspired the film. 

Samantha Barbash, the woman who inspired “Hustlers,” said she would have liked to have seen Cardi B in the lead role instead of Jennifer Lopez. 

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The 45-year-old said in an interview with Hollywood Life that rapper Cardi B should have portrayed her instead of the veteran actress, even though this is Cardi’s first film. “I said it from day one, even to the producer. Cardi doesn’t have the acting skills that Jennifer does, but Cardi could relate more to who I was because even though she wasn’t in the same club, we were in the same industry,” she told the lifestyle website. “If Cardi took some acting lessons and shadowed me, I’m sure that she would have played a better role for my character.”

Barbash goes on to say that she is flattered that Lopez wanted to play her in a movie but stresses that the film got several things wrong about her. 

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For starters, Barbash wasn’t a stripper at all. The film, based on a 2015 New York magazine article, shows Lopez as a stripper who ends up drugging wealthy bankers and robs them of their money. However, Barbash said she was never a stripper. Barbash actually worked at a strip club in New York City as a hostess. Yes, the other stuff about the drugs and taking their money is correct, but seeing Lopez play her a stripper didn’t sit well with her. Barbash also said that Lopez never reached out to her in order to learn about her mannerisms, which is what actors do when they’re portraying real-life characters. Even when the real-life character is deceased, actors still study old footage to learn more about the role they are playing. You may recall the extensive research Lopez said she did to portray Selena Quintanilla. She even slept in her bed to get into deep character.  

Earlier this year, Barbash said she would release her own memoir about the ordeal (which she did) that got her 5 years probation and said she planned to sue the filmmakers. 

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“This is a living nightmare,” Barbash said in April in the New York Post after videos leaked of Lopez on a stripper pole. “So now I’m going to have to do a lawsuit. I’m getting a gag order.” Bruno Gioffre, also said back then, that Barbash was “considering all legal avenues with the possibility injunctive relief, including a lawsuit.” The movie was made despite her legal threats. Today, Barbash is an entrepreneur and owns her own spa business. 

We can see why she would have preferred to see Cardi B in the title role. 

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The Bronx rapper did admit to drugging men and robbing them, just like the characters did in the movie “Hustlers.” In 2017, Barbash was charged for conspiracy, assault, and grand larceny in exchange for five years probation

In March, Card admitted on social media that during her stint as a stripper in New York she too did what the “Hustlers” did in the movie. “I had to go strip, I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you want to f*ck me? Yeah, yeah, yeah, let’s go to this hotel,’ and I drugged n*****s up and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do.” 

Soon after that post, Cardi said she it was wrong of her to do that and has since tried to make a better life for herself. 

READ: Critics Think Jennifer Lopez Gave An Oscar-Worthy Performance In ‘Hustlers’