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Reeva Steenkamp Met With Ex 2 Days Before Killing

Pistorius called her 'every 20 minutes' during rendezvous

(Newser) - Reeva Steenkamp met with her ex-boyfriend only two days before Oscar Pistorius killed her—and received two phone calls from the Olympic athlete during the coffee date, according to a new BBC documentary . "I mean he’s phoned twice already, every 20 minutes," her ex, Warren Lahoud, says... More »

New Focus in Pistorius Case: Bloody Bat

Steenkamp's father: 'There is no hatred in our hearts'

(Newser) - The case against Oscar Pistorius darkens: Police are now investigating a bloodied cricket bat recovered from the Olympian's house, reports South Africa's City Press . Cops theorize that Pistorius may have used the bat to bludgeon girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp—in addition to her bullet wounds, her skull was apparently... More »

Pistorius Carried Her Downstairs, Tried to Save Her: Report

And Steenkamp was to reveal her past in an abusive relationship

(Newser) - Security guards who rushed to Oscar Pistorius' home at the sound of gunshots found him carrying his fatally wounded girlfriend downstairs and desperately trying to resuscitate her, according to a South African newspaper. Sources tell Beeld that guards and neighbors heard Reeva Steenkamp's last breaths as Pistorius gave her... More »

Reality Show With Pistorius Girlfriend Will Still Air

South Africans can watch tonight

(Newser) - The reality show featuring the slain girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius will air as scheduled tonight on South African television, just two days after she was shot to death , reports the Independent . The national broadcaster explains that Tropika Island of Treasure will serve as a tribute to Reeva Steenkamp because every... More »

Pistorius Shot Girlfriend Through Bathroom Door: Reports

Runner in tears after murder charge

(Newser) - Covering his face, South African runner Oscar Pistorius arrived at a Pretoria court today via police car, the BBC reports. After being charged with one count of murder , he was in tears; prosecutors are making a case that the crime was premeditated, the AP notes. The court pushed Pistorius' bail... More »

'Blade Runner' Pistorius Charged in Girlfriend's Murder

Said to have mistaken her for robber, but police not so sure

(Newser) - Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder after his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, was found dead in his home, Sky News reports. The South African sprinter, a 26-year-old double amputee known as the "Blade Runner," may have taken his girlfriend for a burglar when she arrived... More »

Pistorius Doesn't Medal in Bid to Defend Title

He loses in 100 meters, is no longer world's fastest amputee

(Newser) - It's shaping up to be a Paralympics to forget for Oscar Pistorius. In his bid to defend his title as the "world's fastest amputee," the South African failed to even make the medal stand, reports AP . He finished fourth in today's 100-meter race, while British... More »

'Blade Runner' Aims for History

Oscar Pistorius is the first amputee to compete

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius made Olympic history simply by competing in a 400-meter heat today, and he earned a chance to make some more tomorrow. The 25-year-old South African became the first amputee to compete in an Olympic race, reports the Washington Post . Pistorius, who uses a pair of carbon fiber prosthetic... More »

Ridley Scott to Direct New Blade Runner

Alcon Entertainment slated to produce upcoming sequel or prequel

(Newser) - "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe..." But would the infamous replicant leader in Blade Runner believe that director Ridley Scott is making a new version of the 1982 sci-fi classic? Sequel or prequel, nobody seems to know—and Harrison Ford's participation is a question... More »

Blade Runner Sequel Planned

Production firm in talks to buy rights to sci-fi classic's universe

(Newser) - Other Blade Runner movies could be here in time for 2019, the year when the 1982 sci-fi classic takes place. Production company Alcon Entertainment says it's in the final stages of talks to acquire the rights to make prequels and sequels based on the settings and characters of the original,... More »

100 Top Sci-Fi Flicks

(Newser) - Science fiction movies run the gamut from cerebral to "joyful space opera." The writers at Total Sci-Fi run down the 100 best; here's the top 10:
  1. Blade Runner: This "masterpiece," with standout performances from Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, is "backed up by a real
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Omar's iDon Takes Reggaeton Back to the Future

Dancehall king blends familiar with futuristic with foray into cyberpunk

(Newser) - Reggaeton superstar Don Omar blends dancehall with Blade Runner on new album iDon, Jody Rosen writes for Slate. The Puerto Rican’s journey into “dystopian cyberfantasy” features plenty of “cybernetic mumbo-jumbo, foreboding synth chords, and techno twitches,” Rosen writes, backtracked by some more familiar big booming beats. More »

'Blade Runner' Recovering After Boating Crash

He still plans to compete in May Paralympics

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee champion sprinter known affectionately as Blade Runner for his carbon-fiber running legs, is recovering from head and face injuries after a boating accident in South Africa. He and his friends were aboard a vessel that hit an unknown object, CNN reports. Pistorius, 22, has since had... More »

Bladerunner Wins Appeal, Sets Sights on Olympics

Double amputee can compete in trials

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter who wants the chance to compete in the Olympics on his carbon-fiber blades, has won his appeal. The Court of Arbitration for Sport revoked the IAAF's ban on the South African Paralympic champion, making Pistorius eligible to compete against able-bodied runners. The runner is eager... More »

Philip K. Dick Is Ready for His Closeup Now

In death, troubled sci-fi writer is darling of Hollywood

(Newser) - Sci fi writer Philip K. Dick died paranoid, impoverished, and obscure. But since his death in 1982, nine movies have been based on his novels—including Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall—-and interest in his work , eerily prescient of the digital age, has never been higher.  More »

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