Oscars

  • 'Frozen' album crosses 2 million sales mark; tops Billboard chart for 10th week 17-04-2014 09:43 AM

    Los Angeles: Two Nordic princesses held their reign atop the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as the soundtrack to Disney's hit animated film 'Frozen' crossed the 2 million sales mark and continued to hold off new entries. 'Frozen', led by its Oscar-winning hit song 'Let It Go', sold...
  • South African prosecutor ends Pistorius cross-examination 15-04-2014 03:03 PM

    The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the track star on Tuesday with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, insisting he deliberately killed her after an argument. "You fired four shots through the door whilst knowing that she...
  • Pistorius 'using emotions as an escape', says prosecutor 14-04-2014 11:39 PM

    Pretoria: The prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Monday accused the track star of using emotional breakdowns under cross-examination to evade answering questions about the night he killed his girlfriend. The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter, who faces life in prison if convicted of murdering Reeva Steenkamp, says he...
  • Prosecutor to Oscar Pistorius: Did Reeva scream when you shot her? 11-04-2014 07:30 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' three-day cross-examination reached a dramatic climax on Friday when a prosecutor challenged the double-amputee sprinter repeatedly as to why his girlfriend failed to scream when she was shot four times through a toilet door. In an electric exchange in the Pretoria High Court, Gerrie Nel, one of...
  • Anne Hathaway was slightly drunk at the Oscars this year 09-04-2014 05:14 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Anne Hathaway made an appearance on TV show 'Live With Kelly And Michael' and said that she snuck a flask of tequila into the Oscars. The 'Rio-2' star's evening at the prestigious award show began with a seating mix-up, which led to an alcohol-filled gab-fest. "I got...
  • I took Reeva's life: Oscar Pistorius tells South African court 09-04-2014 05:11 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius told a South African court on Wednesday that his girlfriend died in his arms, blood pouring from her body, as he tried to revive her after shooting her by mistake. Facing questioning from prosecutor Gerrie Nel for the first time in his murder trial, Pistorius admitted killing...
  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down while recalling shooting 09-04-2014 08:01 AM

    Pretoria: A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the moments when he says he...
  • Relations with girlfriend Reeva sometimes troubled: Oscar Pistorius 08-04-2014 04:44 PM

    Testifying in his murder trial on Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius said he and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp sometimes had troubles in their relationship but that they sorted them out, were in love and were planning a life together. Pistorius said he was "besotted" with the 29-year-old model when they started dating and...
  • 'I am scared to sleep', tearful Pistorius tells court 08-04-2014 08:46 AM

    His voice trembling with emotion, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defence on Monday, saying the Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. The disabled South African track star, on trial for murder, apologised to the mother...
  • Emotional Oscar Pistorius takes stand in own defence at murder trial 07-04-2014 04:45 PM

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defence at his murder trial on Monday, saying the shooting of his girlfriend had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. He also apologised to the mother of Reeva Steenkamp in the public...
  • Pistorius due to give evidence as murder trial resumes 07-04-2014 01:17 PM

    South African Paralympic and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius is expected to take the stand for the first time on Monday in a bid to prove his innocence against charges he murdered his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, nicknamed the "Blade Runner" due to the carbon-fibre prosthetic limbs he uses...
  • Brad Pitt's production company acquires hacker story 03-04-2014 03:43 PM

    Los Angeles: After their Oscar win for '12 Years a Slave', actor Brad Pitt's production company Plan Bhas acquired another true story about a hacker who was jailed for exposing two rapists. 'Anonymous vs Steubenville', a Rolling Stone article, tells the story of Deric Lostutter, a member of the hacker...
  • Nobel prize winner for peace Oscar Arias Sanchez visits charitable hospital in Pink City 31-03-2014 09:44 PM

    Nobel prize winner for peace and former president of Central American country Costa Rica, Oscar AriasSanchez on Monday visited a charitable hospital in the Pink City, which is known for manufacturing famous Jaipur Foot. Sanchez went round the assembly unit of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti and also spoke to...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial delayed over legal aide illness 29-03-2014 04:41 PM

    Pretoria: The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations on Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva...
  • Pistorius murder trial adjourned until April 7 28-03-2014 01:53 PM

    The murder trail of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Friday until April 7, when the South African Paralympic and Olympic track star is expected to take the stand in his own defence in a high-stakes bid to prove his innocence and avoid life in prison. Judge Thokozile Masipa postponed proceedings...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: 'You are a very special person,' one of Steenkamp's messages read 25-03-2014 05:07 PM

    Pretoria: The chief lawyer for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday sought to show at the athlete's murder trial that he had a loving relationship with the girlfriend he killed, referring to telephone messages in which they exchanged warm compliments and said they missed each other. The testimony contrasted with several messages...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: "I'm scared of you sometimes" read one of Reeva Steenkamp's text message 24-03-2014 08:20 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him and complained about what she described as his short temper and jealousy in the weeks before he killed her, according to phone messages revealed at the Olympian's murder trial on Monday. "I can't be attacked by outsiders...
  • Oscar Pistorius murder trial enters fourth week 24-03-2014 04:27 PM

    Pretoria: A neighbor of Oscar Pistorius testified at his murder trial on Monday that she heard gunshots as well as screams from both a man and a woman on the night that the double-amputee runner fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The testimony by Anette Stipp matched some of the testimony...
  • Pistorius trial to extend to May: Judicial office 23-03-2014 04:54 PM

    Judicial authorities in South Africa say the Oscar Pistorius murder will be in recess for a week in the first half of April, and then resume until mid-May. High court authorities in Gauteng province said in a statement on Sunday that the trial will be halted for the week beginning...
  • Oscar Pistorius to sell home where he killed girlfriend to pay legal expenses 20-03-2014 11:13 PM

    Oscar Pistorius will sell the luxury Pretoria home in which he shot and killed his girlfriend to pay his legal expenses due to an unexpected delay in the trial, his lawyer said on Thursday. The Olympic and Paralympic athlete is on trial for the murder of 29-year old model and...
  • Unwanted fame for Herschelle Gibbs in Oscar Pistorius trial 20-03-2014 11:45 AM

    Johannesburg: Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs found himself under unexpected spotlight during the trial of Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius for the alleged murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The trial is being broadcast live on television and radio, generating unprecedented public interest. Gibbs started receiving messages from fans and...
  • Pistorius' girlfriend was first shot in hip - ballistics expert 19-03-2014 11:14 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend was first shot in the hip, not the head, a South African police ballistics expert told his murder trial on Wednesday, supporting the testimony of earlier witnesses who said they heard screams during a volley of shots. The Olympic and Paralympic track star's defence has argued...
  • Pistorius trial: Bullet trajectory examined 19-03-2014 12:21 PM

    Pretoria: Standing with his arms straight out in front of him and gripping an imaginary pistol in court, a South African police ballistics expert showed on Tuesday how he estimated the trajectory of the four bullets Oscar Pistorius fired through a toilet door while standing on his stumps to kill...
  • Watch: This brilliant montage compiles the last image of all of the 86 'Best Picture' Oscar winners 19-03-2014 09:11 AM

    The very end of all 86 films that have won the 'Best Picture' Oscar in one place, lovingly stitched together into a quilt of feelings. ...
  • Firearms expert tells of Oscar Pistorius' love for guns 17-03-2014 06:13 PM

    Pretoria: Months before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius said he drew his gun and went into "combat mode" after hearing the noise of a possible intruder at home, which turned out to be a laundry machine, a South African guns expert testified Monday at the athlete's murder trial. Sean...
  • Author of '12 Years a Slave' may have wandered around, died in a potter's field: Experts 17-03-2014 08:32 AM

    Saratoga Springs, New York: Historians know where Solomon Northup was born, where he lived and where he worked. They know whom he married and how many children he had. They know he played the fiddle and spent 12 years enslaved in the South before being freed. What historians don't know...
  • Did Britney Spears leave party after panic attack? 16-03-2014 12:34 PM

    London: Pop star Britney Spears reportedly left a party after suffering a panic attack as the overcrowded gathering made her uncomfortable. The 32-year-old singer, who recently attended Sir Elton John's AIDS Foundation Oscar-viewing party, made a quick exit from the event just minutes after arriving as she had apparently encountered...
  • ROFL! How Leonardo DiCaprio deals with not having won an Oscar 15-03-2014 03:44 PM

    If this is the price one pays for not winning an Oscar, more actors would want not to win one. Leonardo DiCaprio is seen surrounded by women on a beach, chilling. You're the man, Leo. ...
  • Oscar Pistorius photographed in bloodied prosthetics 14-03-2014 05:00 PM

    Pretoria: Police photographs of Oscar Pistorius standing on his blood-stained prosthetic legs and wearing shorts covered in blood, taken shortly after the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend, were shown to the court at his murder trial Friday. Prosecutors displayed two photos on TV monitors in the courtroom. In one, the...
  • Oscar Pistorius lawyer scrutinises police investigation 13-03-2014 05:11 PM

    Pretoria: A photograph of Oscar Pistorius' blood-stained prosthetic legs was used by his chief defense lawyer Thursday to attempt to show that the athlete was wearing them, as he says, when he broke down a toilet door with a cricket bat to get to the girlfriend he fatally shot. The...