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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.

Jennifer Lopez Wants to Play Batman One Day and Here’s What That All Latinx Cast Could Look Like

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Jennifer Lopez Wants to Play Batman One Day and Here’s What That All Latinx Cast Could Look Like

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Jennifer Lopez has proven over her long career that she can do anything. Whether she’s acting as a musician, actress or businesswoman, she’s shown what talent and dedication can bring to her every role. In fact, JLo is hoping to one day bring that famous work ethic to another unexpected part. 

In a recent sit down for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” interview, JLo talked with the newly cast Batman, Robert Pattinson. During the captivating interview, the two began talking about how they choose the roles that they decide to take on. This brought up the topic of the upcoming “Batman” movie. When Lopez mentioned that she thought Pattison will make an excellent Batman, the actor countered by saying the Latina superstar would be a great Batman as well. To which, Lopez responded, “I could be Batman. Why not? I think as an actor, it would be fun to explore.”

This interaction got us thinking. We would love to see a “Batman” movie led by JLo as the Caped Crusader but an all Latinx cast would be even better. Gotham better get ready because here’s what an all Latinx “Batman” movie could look like. 

Jennifer Lopez as Batman

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What does it take to play Batman? It needs to be an actor who has the athleticism to do justice to the Dark Knight while still having the charisma to play the Bat’s billionaire counterpart. Anyone who’s seen JLo’s on-stage antics knows she’s got the skills to wear the cape and it’s no question that she’s a charismatic individual. To top it off, with movies like “Hustlers” under her belt, JLo has proven that she can lead to big bucks at the box office. As far as we’re concerned, she can play the superhero whenever she likes. 

Diego Boneta as Robin

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The actor who plays Robin will need to have boyish good looks, the ability to bring some humor to the script’s dark moments and the same athleticism as Batman. His staring role in “Rock of Ages” more than proved that Diego Boneta’s got the moves and his time on “Pretty Little Liars” and “90210” have cemented him as a heartthrob. Sounds like we’ve got ourselves a Boy Wonder.

Edward James Olmos as Alfred

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Who better to play JLo’s father-like confidant than the man who first played her dad on the big screen. Edward James Olmos is definitely a legend in his craft and would bring an air of wisdom necessary to play Batman’s trusted butler. He’ll also make sure Batman isn’t leaving the cave in any bustiers. 

Becky G as Batgirl

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With her role as the Yellow Ranger in the big screen adaptation of ‘Power Rangers,” Becky G has already  shown us that she’s got the skills to play a superhero. Her naturally spunky personality would also be perfect to bring the bold and sarcastic Batgirl to life in an all Latinx reboot.

Pedro Pascal as Catwoman

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If we are going to gender bend the role of Batman, we might as well do the same for the Bat’s love interest, Catwoman. His role as Oberyn Martell in “Game of Thrones” showed us what the actor can do with a staff. Just imagine that same skill applied with a whip instead and we’ve got ourselves a dynamite Catwoman. The possibility of seeing Pascal in a catsuit is an added bonus. 

Benicio Del Toro as the Joker

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Benicio Del Toro has a talent for playing bad guys and, if the bad guys are more than slightly unhinged, it’s all the better. No bad guy is a bigger nemesis to the Caped Crusader than the Joker and we can definitely see Del Toro in this role. Think of his performance as Jack Rafferty in “Sin City” mixed with his time as The Collector in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s the kind of energy he could bring to the Clown Prince of Gotham.

Cardi B as Poison Ivy

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Let’s consider Cardi’s 2019 Halloween costume as her unofficial audition for Poison Ivy. A femme fatele that can have any man she wants eating out of the palm of her hand? That sounds like Cardi to us. Plus, the rapper would be rejoining her “Hustlers” costar JLo. Seeing them pole dance together was just the preview to them fighting each other in this all Latinx reboot. 

Oscar Isaac as the Penguin 

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Oscar Isaac is another actor who has a history of taking on strange and thought provoking roles. Though he’s best known now for is time as Poe in “Star Wars,” he’s also played straight-up villians. His performances as Blue Jones in “Sucker Punch” and Nathan Bateman in “Ex Machina” truly show the range he can bring to a complex character such as the Penguin. Added bonus: he looks great in a three-piece suit. 

Latinas Are Getting Nostalgic on Twitter After Seeing that Disney+ is Streaming ‘Gotta Kick it Up’

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Latinas Are Getting Nostalgic on Twitter After Seeing that Disney+ is Streaming ‘Gotta Kick it Up’

It is possible that Disney has, yet again, out-done itself. On Tuesday, Disney finally launched its much-anticipated streaming service Disney+, the subscription-based platform that is set to release over 600 titles to their customers for $6.99 a month. The buzz around this service has long been building, with people expressing their excitement at the release of their long-forgotten childhood favorites since Disney+’s Twitter account tweeted out all of the titles that would become available on its launch.

For nostalgic millennials who grew up watching Disney Channel Original Movies, the premiere of this service has been nothing short of life-changing. People are taking to their social media feeds to express their excitement over forgotten favorites like “Smart House”, “Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century”, and “Don’t Look Under the Bed”. But the movie that Latinas are most excited about re-watching? “Gotta Kick It Up”. 

For those of you who need a refresher, “Gotta Kick it Up” was a 2002 Disney Channel original movie that starred America Ferrera.

The movie follows a group of middle school girls who are trying to form a dance team in Los Angeles in the face of budget cuts. Scrambling for a coach, the girls turn to their biology teacher, Ms. Bartlett, to whip them into shape. Like any underdog tale, the aspiring dance team starts off as a mess, but with a lot of hard work, the girls soon start to believe in themselves. Through the course of the movie, the girls learn how to put their differences aside and work together to eventually qualify for nationals. 

The Disney Channel movie was notable for not only having a primarily Latinx cast (which is a rarity even today), but for featuring baby-faced versions of successful Latina actresses like America Ferrera and Camille Guaty. Not only that, but the movie’s climax featured a rad dance scene that little girls everywhere tried to imitate in their living rooms (seriously–look it up).

“Gotta Kick It Up” was groundbreaking for its depiction of Latinx life that wasn’t centered on harmful stereotypes or cliche stories.

The movie was written by Meghan Cole, and was based on her experience as a Teach for America teacher at Nimitz Middle School in Huntington Park, Los Angeles. The decision to make these Latina students normal teens was a deliberate choice, according to Cole. “I wanted to have a Latino movie, with Latino kids doing great things,” she told The New York Times. “Not being stereotypical kids creating havoc”. Cole also expressed her desire for the movie to “portray positive teenage Latino role models and stress the importance of after-school programs”. 

But arguably “Gotta Kick It Up”‘s greatest legacy was teaching a legion of youngsters the phrase “Sí, se puede!” as well as the history behind it. At one point during the movie, the girls are doubting themselves and their chances of winning the upcoming dance competition. In response, Daisy, the movie’s protagonist, tells the girls a brief history of her grandmother’s involvement in the Chicano movement and tells them about how Cesar Chavez’s rallying cry “Sí, se puede!” served to strengthen and unify the Mexican-American community. Throughout the movie, the girls repeat the phrase whenever they’re happy, doubtful, or scared. 

Of course, Latinas on Twitter are not hesitating to shout from the rooftops the the return of “Gotta Kick It Up” to our TV screens.

It’s always exciting to be reminded of something that was so integral to your childhood that you may have forgotten about. The fact that Latinas can watch this movie again, as well as share it with a younger generation, is worth celebrating.

This Latina gave the entire Twitterverse a very informative PSA about Disney+’s movie catalog: 

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Not all heroes wear capes.

This person had very specific requirements for the conditions under which they’d pull out their wallet for yet ANOTHER streaming service:

Honestly, the service could cost $50 a month and we would shell out the money for a chance to be able to watch this cinematic masterpiece on repeat.

This person knows that his money is being spent on only the most important things in life:

Sometimes, you’ve got to be honest with yourself and decide what your priorities are in life. And sometimes, those priorities are binge-watching Disney Channel Original Movies all day.

This Latina became emotional about the impact that “Gotta Kick It Up” had on her when she was younger:

Yet somehow, it’s frustrating to know that not that much project has been made for Latinx representation in the media almost 15 years later.