Fans of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, which form the basis for the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones," have been waiting for the sixth book in the series, "The Winds of Winter," for a very long time. While there is not yet a release date for the novel, which Martin is still writing, impatient readers now have something to keep them busy -- at least for a few minutes. Martin posted a chapter from the unfinished novel on his website on Monday. The chapter is told from the point of view of Arianne Martell, the daughter of the Prince of Dorne, as she travels across a coast on a reconnaissance mission for her father. Arianne is not (yet) a character on the "Game of Thrones" show.
At age 71, Steve Martin is a father to a 4-year-old -- and he thinks "it's fantastic." "...If I'd had a child earlier, I would have been a lousy father, because I would have misplaced my attention on my career," the actor/comedian told AARP The Magazine for their June/July issue. Martin welcomed a baby girl for the first time at age 67 in 2013 with his wife, 45-year-old Anne Stringfield. These days, he's determined not to make the same mistakes of his own father. "I am very forthcoming with her, and it's great," he said.
Following high profile relationships with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Martin seems to have stolen the heart of another Hollywood starlet, Dakota Johnson. Multiple sources have reported that the Coldplay frontman and Johnson, known for her role as Anastasia Steele in the "Fifty Shades" movies, are dating.
USC forward Malik Martin will transfer from the program, Martin confirmed Wednesday. Martin averaged 6.6 minutes per game for the Trojans this season, scoring an average of 1.8 points. USC's youth-laden team, which is not expected to send a player to the NBA draft, has created a logjam of players. USC is expected to return all five starters and will bring in a three-man recruiting class. Shaqquan Aaron, a transfer from Louisville, will also be eligible to play next season.
Martin was injured in the second quarter of the Cowboys' 21-13 exhibition loss to Cincinnati on Saturday night. The people told The Associated Press that an MRI confirmed the Cowboys' belief that the injury wasn't serious. They spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official update on Martin's status.