• Oscar Pistorius trial: Verdict in Reeva Steenkamp shooting due Thursday

    Oscar Pistorius will learn his fate in the trial over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Thursday, 11 September. On 8 August, he tweeted a message of thanks to supporters. He wrote: "Thank you to my loved ones and those that have been there for me, who have picked me up and helped me through everything." Oscar's lawyers have argued that his disability heightened his feelings of anxiety causing him to overreact The Paralympian also posted an inspirational passage from a writer called Danielle Koepe. It said  that "the darkest times can bring us to the brightest places" and

  • Pierce Brosnan bravely opens up about losing both his wife and daughter to cancer

    Pierce Brosnan bravely spoke about the heartbreak of losing both his wife and daughter as he took centre stage at the Stand Up To Cancer telecast. The actor opened up about how the "insidious disease" had taken both his first wife Cassandra and his adopted daughter Charlotte. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Pierce Brosnan at the Stand Up To Cancer event "To watch someone you love have his or her life eaten away bit by bit by this insidious disease, that part of your sorrow becomes an indelible part of your psyche," he said. "I held the generous, strong, beautiful hand

  • Kim Kardashian finally completes the Ice Bucket Challenge – and snaps a selfie

    She might be a little late, but Kim Kardashian has stepped up to the plate and completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Scroll down to see the video The reality star, 33, gamely agreed to be drenched during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show – due to air on Tuesday – accepting her nomination in front of a live studio audience. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Kim Kardashian snaps a selfie as she prepares to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge As queen of the selfie, Kim couldn't resist taking some snaps on her phone as host Ellen stood poised with

  • Proud Justin Theroux supports Jennifer Aniston at launch of her 'dream role' in new movie

    Justin Theroux looked every inch the proud fiancé as he squired Jennifer Aniston to the Toronto Film Festival on Monday night. The couple, who have been engaged since 2012, cuddled up in co-ordinating outfits while attending a cocktail reception for Jennifer’s new movie Cake at the city's West Bar. Jennifer worked as executive producer for the film. She also stars as the troubled lead character – a woman battling chronic pain and addictions to painkillers and alcohol. The Hollywood beauty has said the part was emotionally and physically tough, but "beyond a dream

  • Sam Branson to become a first-time father: 'Going to be my biggest adventure'

    Double celebrations for Richard Branson – his son Sam Branson is expecting a baby with wife Isabella Calthorpe. The news comes one month after Sam's sister Holly confirmed that she is expecting twins with her husband Fred Andrews. Both siblings are set to become first-time parents within a few weeks of each other. Sam Branson and his wife Isabella Calthorpe are expecting their first baby It was Richard who announced Sam's happy news on his Virgin blog, under a post titled 'Becoming proud grandparents – again'. Sam retweeted the post, before writing: "Couldn't be happier about becoming a father. Going

  • Taylor Swift admits she has been single since dating Harry Styles in 2012

    Taylor Swift has revealed that she has not dated at all since splitting from her last ex-boyfriend, Harry Styles, in 2012. In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine the pop star reveals: "People are going to feel sorry for me when you write that. But it's true. CLICK ON PICTURE FOR GALLERY Taylor Swift and Harry Styles in 2012 She continued: "I feel like watching my dating life has become a bit of a national pastime. And I'm just not comfortable providing that kind of entertainment anymore. I don't like seeing slide shows of guys I've

  • Michael Schumacher leaves hospital to recover at home

    Michael Schumacher has left hospital and will continue his recovery at home, his manager has said. The seven-time Formula One world champion, who suffered a skiing accident in France last year, had come out of an induced coma in June and has since been undergoing a lengthy rehabilitation process. Manager Sabine Kehm has said that in the past "weeks and months" Michael has been making progress.   "Henceforth, Michael's rehabilitation will take place at his home," she said in her statement. "Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months. There is still, however, a long and difficult