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Barbara Walters set to retire in 2014: reports

US broadcasting icon Barbara Walters, 83, is poised to announce her retirement next year in the coming weeks, US news media reported Thursday. The New York Times, quoting “an executive familiar with the newswoman’s plans,” said a formal announcement of Walter’s retirement would likely be made on “The View,” a…

Academy Awards warn Ukrainian TV prankster not to crash the ceremony

A Ukrainian television prankster who gatecrashed the Grammys has been warned not to try the same at this weekend’s Oscars show, according to a lawyer’s letter. Vitalii Sediuk, who kissed Will Smith at a red carpet event in Moscow last year, was warned he would face prosecution if he tries…