The end is nigh for Game of Thrones fans - for its cast and crew, it's already come and gone. Star Emilia Clarke, who plays the one and only Daenerys Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons, has said her own personal goodbyes to the show on Instagram. Clarke's comments were flooded with fellow Game of Thrones cast mates adding their own sentiments.
Wile Pixar may have initially focussed on original films (minus the Toy Story series), recent years have seen the studio release sequels to nearly all their most-beloved properties. Finding Dory, Monster’s University, and both Cars sequels are not necessarily bad film but they fall into the lower echelons of Pixar’s work. Does the Brad Bird-directed sequel, reaching cinemas fourteen years after the original, suffer from sequelitus?
Margot Kidder was the raspy-voiced actress who played reporter Lois Lane in the Superman phenomenon opposite Christopher Reeve. Kidder, who has died aged 69, was a self-described “scream queen” in her early roles. Reviewing Sisters, the late film critic Pauline Kael said Kidder could “turn on sexiness with a witch’s precision”.
A Deadpool/Wolverine film is still possible - in the depths of Ryan Reynolds' mind, at least. Deadpool 2 does, at least, take place years before Logan, in which - SPOILER ALERT - Wolverine was killed off, in a final salute to the mutant. "He's alive and well in my timeline," Reynolds pointed out to Entertainment Weekly.
Thanks to the arrest of Smallsville actor Alison Mack, the organisation NXIVM has been making headlines all over the world. Founded by Keith Raniere – who has also been arrested – the group offered people self-help but was allegedly a sex cult that kept women as “slaves”. TV producers have since announced that a documentary series about NXIM will soon reach screens around the world.
Verne Troyer, who has died aged 49, was the American actor best known for playing the character Mini-Me in two films from the enormously popular Austin Powers franchise. Taking on the role of being a diminutive replica of Dr Evil, played by Mike Myers, he appeared first in 1999’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. He was so popular that he returned for the third of the trilogy, Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Troyer was born on New Year’s Day 1969 in Sturgis, Michigan, the son of Susan, a factory worker, and Reuben Troyer, a repair technician.
The Walking Dead’s eighth season has wrapped, the war between Rick and Negan finally coming to an end (for now). Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Scott Gimple revealed some of the scenes that failed to make the final cut. “There was some really cool stuff with Negan at the Sanctuary sort of addressing the troops and seeing some of his own conflicts about what they’re facing,” he told the publication.
The Walking Dead season 8 finale has aired bringing with it the conclusion to the All Out War arc which has shaped the AMC series for two whole seasons. Titled 'Wrath,' the episode wrapped an action-packed season with one final showdown between Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his biggest adversary yet, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Negan - the leader of The Saviours - first appeared in the traumatic season 6 finale, an introduction which saw him bludgeon one of the main heroes to death.
Bollywood star Salman Khan has been granted bail while he appeals the five year jail sentence that he was handed after being convicted in a 20-year-old poaching case. One of the highest paid actors in the world, Khan was convicted of the 1998 shooting two rare blackbuck deer from his car window at a wildlife preserve near the city of Jodhpur, in the country's north west. Public prosecutors alleged that the 52-year-old and four other actors in the car with him fled the scene, leaving the carcasses behind.
"After two seasons, that's it, I'm gone," Claire Foy, who previously played Queen Elizabeth, told Vulture in 2016. Paul Bettany was originally set to play the role of Philip, but was forced to drop out due to the time commitment required, hinting he may still be wrapped up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel's decision to brand forthcoming superhero mash-up Avengers: Infinity War "the most ambitious crossover event in history" has received quite the response on Twitter.
Beatrix Potter would have disapproved of the recent film adaptation of her book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, according to her biographer. Matthew Dennison, who wrote the biography Over the Hills and Far Away in 2016, said the beloved children’s author and illustrator had a very clear idea in her head of how her characters were represented in the books, and in merchandise. Dennison added that the film changes the essential character of its eponymous hero, voiced by James Corden: “Peter Rabbit emerges as a bully, and there really isn’t any evidence for that in the story,” he said.
The founder of the MeToo movement says the American network E! should not send Ryan Seacrest to cover the Oscars 2018 red carpet. “They really shouldn’t send him [to the Oscars],” Tarana Burke, who started the MeToo movement in the wake of multiple accusations against producer Harvey Weinstein, told Variety.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards winners have been announced — the winner of their best picture prize having taken the same trophy home at the Oscars for the past four years running. Get Out — the timely horror movie that has Hollywood floored — picked up the best picture award last night, strongly hinting that another outsider upset could storm tonight’s Oscars. Jordan Peel also took home best director.
Gary Oldman says playing Winston Churchill was ‘a wonderful ride’ as he gathers with nominees for Oscars
Despite its six nominations, Lawrence wasn’t convinced by Paul Thomas Anderson’s film Phantom Thread, telling comedian Marc Maron on his podcast WTF that she only lasted mere minutes before switching it off. Lawrence – a four-time Academy Award nominee who won the 2013 Best Actress award for The Silver Linings Playbook – said: “I got through about three minutes. Phantom Thread stars Best Actor nominee Daniel Day-Lewis – in what is expected to be his final screen role – as obsessive fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock who has an unconventional romance with a waitress (Vicky Krieps).
One was the playwright Arthur Miller, cast as the cold-hearted intellectual who never really loved Marilyn. After Monroe died from a suspected overdose aged 35 on 5 August 1962, there were reports she had been planning to remarry Joe, that she had left him an unfinished letter expressing hopes of making him happy again.
Netflix may have a far tougher task on their hands of firing Kevin Spacey from House of Cards than it first thought. Spacey was dropped by the streaming service - as well as his publicist and talent agency - after multiple allegations of sexual assault dating back as early as thirty years ago came to light. The decision threw the fate of the political drama's sixth and final season into uncertainty with the writers reportedly “racing against the clock” to eliminate his character, Frank Underwood, from scripts.
British Hollywood actor who fought Isil in Raqqa says he wanted revenge for attack on hometown of Manchester
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has explained why he made a joke about producer Harvey Weinstein while announcing the supporting actress nominations for the Oscars in 2013. Following the recent list of sexual assault and harassment allegations levied against Mr Weinstein, Mr MacFarlane explained his joke on Twitter. “In 2013, my friend and colleague Jessica Barth, with whom I worked on the Ted films, confided in me regarding her encounter with Harvey Weinstein and his attempted advances.
*This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 7 episode 6*
Daniel Craig may be returning as James Bond in two new films, reports have suggested. A source reportedly told The Sun: “There was plenty of talk about who would be the next Bond but Barbara has managed to talk Daniel into two more films. Despite no official confirmation, Christoph Waltz and Dave Bautista are both expected to return as villains while Naomie Harris (Miss Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Rory Kinnear are all set to return.