In short: Oscars without a host draws a bigger audience

Oscars without a host draws a bigger audience

The first Oscars broadcast without a host in 30 years attracted a 12 per cent bigger American television audience than last year's record-low viewership.


Singer R. Kelly out on bail

R&B singer R. Kelly walked out of jail on Monday after posting bail following three days in custody.


New claims prompt inquiry on Luc Besson

French prosecutors have dropped a probe on rape allegations against director Luc Besson, but launched a separate inquiry following new claims of sexual aggression.


Singer Rain awaits birth of second child

Actress Kim Tae-hee and singer Rain are awaiting the birth of their second child in September, said her management agency.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2019, with the headline 'In short'. Print Edition | Subscribe