'Walking Dead' sets stage for key death

    (CNN)The following contains spoilers about the "The Walking Dead" midseason finale. "The Walking Dead" has described this season as "All Out War," but it has often felt immersed in tactics, as if several episodes were simply setting up pieces on a chessboard. The midseason finale was largely guilty of the same right up until the last minute, which planted the seeds for the death of a major character. The final sequence featured Rick (Andrew Lincoln) coming upon his son Carl (Chandler Riggs), who reveals that he had suffered a bite from one of the "walkers" -- a wound that's invariably fatal. Lest there be any doubt, on companion show "The Talking Dead" showrunner Scott M. Gimple -- who has been

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    Major NHS trust put in special measures

    A major London hospital trust has been placed in special measures because of funding problems. NHS Improvement announced the sanction against King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust the day after chairman Lord Kerslake resigned criticising the "unrealistic" approach to NHS finances. The regulator said a deficit of £92m was now forecast this year - more than twice the original £38m planned for. Chief executive Ian Dalton said the position was simply "not acceptable". If you can't see the NHS Tracker, click or tap here. "The financial situation at King's has deteriorated very seriously over recent months," he said. "We understand that the wider NHS faces financial and operational challenges,

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    Queens of the Stone Age frontman 'truly sorry' for kicking photographer

    "I've made a lot of mistakes in my life and last night was definitely one of them, and I apologize for that to you. I want to be a good man but I think last night I definitely failed at that." Homme also apologized to his bandmates and his family in the video, including his mother, father and his children. "I'm going to have to figure some stuff out I think," he said. In an earlier post to the official Queens of the Stone Age Twitter account Sunday, Homme said he had kicked Lauren's camera while "being lost in the performance." "I kicked over various lighting and equipment on our stage. Today it was brought to my attention that this included a camera held by photographer Chelsea Lauren. I did

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    'Jumanji' draws new players into the game

    (CNN)Grading on the "Baywatch"-deflated scale of 2017 The Rock reboot roles, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" turns out to be surprisingly fun, infusing the premise with a "The Breakfast Club" twist while accentuating the comedy. "Jumanji" receives a videogame-informed upgrade from the 1995 movie that starred Robin Williams, which requires transacting a whole lot of business in the first 15 minutes to get the board set up. Four high-school students -- two nerds, a popular girl and a jock -- all land in detention, where they discover the play console that yanks them into the peril-filled world of Jumanji. One of the nerds thus becomes musclebound Dr. Smolder Bravestone (the aforementioned Dwayne Johnson), the other skilled fighter Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan), the jock Bravestone's sidekick "Moose" Finbar (Kevin Hart), and the other girl scientist Shelly Oberon (Jack Black), owing to some confusion about the name.

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    Golden Globes: Nominations in full

    The nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. Here is the full shortlist. Film categories Best motion picture - drama Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best motion picture - comedy or musical The Disaster Artist Get Out The Greatest Showman I, Tonya Lady Bird Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - drama Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread Tom Hanks, The Post Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq. Best performance by an actress in a motion picture - drama Jessica Chastain, Molly's Game Sally Hawkins, The Shape

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    Sirius XM faces celebrity backlash after Steve Bannon rejoins radio show

    Steve Bannon's return to a radio hosting gig is kicking up some celebrity backlash. Actors Seth Rogen, John Leguizamo, and singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge have all promised to boycott SiriusXM for allowing Bannon to appear on the subscription radio service. The outcry started after SiriusXM announced last Tuesday that Bannon, the former chief strategist for President Trump, would be a host on the "Breitbart News Daily" radio show. It airs on Patriot, a conservative station. "I can't bring myself to appear on the same service that has decided to support Steve Bannon," Rogen tweeted Friday, adding that he canceled a scheduled press tour on SiriusXM. Rogen stars in the new film "The Disaster

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    Londoners given extended GP surgery hours

    Londoners can now book GP appointments for evenings, weekends and bank holidays. An extra 75,000 routine appointments a month will be available in the capital as part of a scheme by NHS England. The £26m initiative aims to reduce pressures on stretched A&E departments. The British Medical Association (BMA) was "encouraged" that the plans cover extra staffing expenses, but was worried by doctors' rising workloads. London is the first area to offer the extended service. If surgeries are fully booked or closed when registered patients call up, they will be able to book with other nearby practices. GPs will have access to electronic patient records so that patients do not have to be seen by their