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Is the Game of Thrones Finale Title a Massive Spoiler or Just an Inside Joke?

HBO waited until unusually late in the year to announce the title for the final episode of Season 5 of <i>Game of Thrones,</i> and now we know why. The title, “Mother’s Mercy,” may not mean anything to some of you; but for book readers or people who were unfortunately spoiled by headlines last season, the …

Sundance 2015: 'Mississippi Grind' and 'The End of the Tour' are two for the road

There’s a specific internal logic that governs road movies. Two characters—it is almost always just two—vibe off one another in the confined space of …

SAG Awards 2015: The winners list

<i>Birdman</i> was the big winner at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Award, taking home the best ensemble award, but that film’s star, Michael Keaton, did …

Tony Abbott acknowledges growing dissent, but asks colleagues to back him

Tony Abbott has acknowledged growing internal criticism of his performance, conceding he could be a better salesman but urging the team to stick with him and saying the alternative to his government was “national decline”.<p>In a bruising radio interview, the prime minister dismissed suggestions he …

Australia

McDonald's Fries Have 18 Ingredients Besides Potatoes

They're not "healthy," but not as bad as you'd think.<p>Every wonder worry about what makes McDonald's fries taste so insanely delicious? McDonald's recently released some video footage to assuage all your fears! (Kind of.) Watch:<p><i>Mythbusters</i> host <i></i>Grant Imahara asks the French fry makers to answer …

Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive against Ukrainian government troops, upending recent European attempts to mediate an end to the fighting.<p>The main separatist leader in the …

Judi Dench at the National Theatre

The Theatre

Alonso hits back at Ferrari boss Mattiacci

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso has hit back at Ferrari principal Marco Mattiacci for saying that Sebastian Vettel would bring “the utmost motivation and commitment” to the Formula One team when he replaces the Spaniard next season.<p>Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain sits in …

Red Bull speed Vettel on his way

LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull waved Sebastian Vettel off to Ferrari on Tuesday with some gifts that might come in useful in Italy and the promise of eventually being reunited with one of his title winning Formula One cars.<p>Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany stands in his garage …

Mark Webber says he is a ‘lucky boy’ after surviving Porsche crash

Mark Webber has said he is a “lucky boy” after his frightening high-speed crash in Brazil, believing the angle of impact saved him from more serious injury.<p>A relieved Webber, who gave the thumbs up as he was taken away on a stretcher following the crash, tweeted: “Yesterday I was a lucky boy. The …

Don't rush to F1, says Hamilton's dad

LONDON (Reuters) - Every young racer wants to be the next Lewis Hamilton but most are in too much of a hurry to give themselves the best chance of success.<p>Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives his Formula One Car during the annual 'Stars & Cars' event in Stuttgart November 29, 2014. REUTERS/Michaela …

Sebastian Vettel starts new Ferrari job

Follow us at @CNNSport and like us on Facebook<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The holidays are officially over for Sebastian Vettel -- the Formula One racer has started his new job with Ferrari.<p>The 27-year-old is driving into the unknown after ending his rewarding relationship with Red Bull Racing, which powered him to …

Rosberg to get first test of new Mercedes

LONDON (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg will be first and world champion Lewis Hamilton second when it comes to testing the new Mercedes Formula One car in southern Spain next month.<p>Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany drives an old Formula One Car during the annual 'Stars & Cars' event in …

Lewis Hamilton says there is ‘no stress’ over signing F1 contract with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has said there is “no stress” with regard to signing a new Formula One contract with Mercedes.<p>Mercedes’ head of motorsport, Toto Wolff, had suggested before Hamilton’s world title triumph in November that the 30-year-old would sign as soon as the off-season commenced. Hamilton, …

Motor Racing

Paul Bettany: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Is the "Biggest Thing Marvel Have Ever Done"

"I've never been on a bigger set on my entire life."<p>From the trailers and the drip drip of information we know <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> will be big, …

The Caucasian Chalk Circle review – rare staging reveals the true Brecht

It’s 18 years since Simon McBurney did a spirited Complicite production of Brecht’s late, great play at the National. So it’s cheering to find this young people’s theatre giving it a rare outing. Watching Amy Leach’s revival, it also struck me that most of the glib assumptions people often make …

Box Office

Mutterings in unhappy Tony Abbott ranks – is mutiny on the horizon?

Ouch!<p>"Yes it has been a messy start," intoned one of Tony Abbott's ministers wearily amid nascent leadership chatter. The year had barely started …

'X-Men: Apocalypse' casts 'Game of Thrones' actress as Jean Grey, plus a new Cyclops and Storm

Next year’s <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> will feature younger versions of three of the most famous mutant superheroes. Director Bryan Singer just announced via …

DreamWorks Animation trims output, delays 'How to Train Your Dragon 3'

<i>How to Train Your Dragon 3</i> is just one of many DreamWorks Animation films being pushed back as it cuts down its feature film production from three …

“Fifty Shades” of cray: Why the books’ fans should stop freaking out about the movie adaptation

A new Vanity Fair feature shows how far author E.L. James went to protect the “50 Shades” world for her fans<p>It’s difficult to tell if fans are disappointed or relieved that the film adaptation of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” won’t feature its infamous “tampon scene”—quite possibly, a little …

Fifty Shades of Grey Director Says Making the Film Was 'Like Walking a Knife Edge'

Not unlike the heroine in her hotly anticipated upcoming movie, director Sam Taylor-Johnson feels “wrung dry” by her whirlwind experience with <i>Fifty</i> …

Disney Bought George Lucas’ Ideas For The New 'Star Wars' Trilogy And Then Scrapped Them

So even though the Mouse House was now in charge of all things "Star Wars," it appeared as if fans were still going to get Lucas' version of the next trilogy.<p>It turns out that's not the case.<p>Speaking with Cinemablend at the press conference for his new animated feature, "Strange Magic," Lucas said …

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …