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Emilia Clarke Says ‘Game of Thrones’ Coffee Cup Was Varys’s Fault

Plus, MillerCoors is changing its name and slashing jobs, and more news to start your day

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Jaya Saxena is a Correspondent at, and the series editor of Best American Food Writing. She explores wide ranging topics like labor, identity, and food culture.

Of course the Master of Whisperers wouldn’t immediately tell on himself.

As Game of Thrones came to its end, there were a lot of problems, and among the most visible were the multiple instances of modern drinking paraphernalia that kept making it into shots. The first was a paper coffee cup that could be clearly seen in front of actress Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen, as she and other characters were supposed to be toasting their success in Winterfell. Another example of showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’s inexperience? Maybe. But according to Clarke, it was a different Game of Thrones actor who left the cup on the feasting table.

On the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Clarke said the real culprit came to her before the Emmys. “We had like a party before the Emmys recently, and Conleth Hill, who plays Varys, who’s sitting next to me in that scene, he pulls me aside and he’s like, ‘Emilia, I’ve got to tell you something. I’ve got to tell you something, love. The coffee cup was mine!,’” she said. That solves that! Now, about the water bottles...

And in other news...

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  • MillerCoors is being renamed Molson Coors and slashing 500 jobs, because young people aren’t drinking as much beer as they used to. Is that why they allegedly tried to steal the Bud Light recipe? [BI]
  • Belgian nuns are selling a shampoo made with Trappist beer. [Forbes]
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  • A couple was kicked out of a restaurant in Idaho for dressing up as Native Americans, shouting “war cries,” and making offensive comments to Native American staff and customers. [Vice]
  • A spooky tale for Halloween: A woman thought her ex had been murdered, only to find him working in a local restaurant two years later. [NY Post]
  • Happy Halloween, here is a dog dressed as a Wawa sub.

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