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  • Kate Winslet on Titanic Nude Scene: It Still Haunts Me
    Kate Winslet on Titanic Nude Scene: It Still Haunts Me Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    It is one of the most famous scenes in film history and the role that confirmed her status as a Hollywood star but Kate Winslet has admitted she hates THAT naked scene in Titanic. The flame-haired actress admitted that while many fans treasured the moment that Jack (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) sketches her character Rose wearing nothing but the Heart of the Ocean necklace, it makes her feel 'uncomfortable'. In the new dystopian sci-fi film, based on the best-selling novel by Veronica Roth, Winslet plays villian Jeanine Matthews. More »

  • Titanic 'smaller than people think'
    Titanic 'smaller than people think' Tue, Feb 11, 2014

    Despite its popular image of vastness the Titanic was no bigger than a modern North Sea ferry, an expert in marine technology has said. More »

  • Greenland Glacier That Sank Titanic Records Fastest-Ever Speed of 17km Per  …
    Greenland Glacier That Sank Titanic Records Fastest-Ever Speed of 17km Per  … Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier, believed to have sunk the Titanic, has recorded its fastest-ever speed, moving at 17km per year over 2012/2013. Experts at the University of Washington and the German Space Agency measured the speed in 2012 and 2013. Scientists say these speeds are "unprecedented" and are the fastest recorded for any glacier in Greenland or Antarctica. Lead author Ian Joughin said: "We are now seeing summer speeds more than four times what they were in the 1990s on a glacier which at that time was believed to be one of the fastest, if not the fastest, glacier in Greenland. More »

  • Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio beautifully recreated a Titanic moment last …
    Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio beautifully recreated a Titanic moment last … Sun, Jan 26, 2014

    It happened on American TV show Saturday Night Live. More »

  • Chinese Titanic museum will allow visitors to go down with the ship
    Chinese Titanic museum will allow visitors to go down with the ship Mon, Jan 20, 2014

    The museum will take the shape of a replica Titanic. More »

  • Titanic Tragedy: Canadian Woman's Claim to Being Victim's Daughter  …
    Titanic Tragedy: Canadian Woman's Claim to Being Victim's Daughter  … Mon, Jan 20, 2014

    A Canadian woman who claimed to be the daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur, who had perished in the Titanic tragedy with his family, has been proved to be a fraud in DNA tests, according to reports. Helen Kramer emerged in 1940, calling herself Loraine Allison, a two-year-old toddler who was with her parents Hudson and Bess Allison, and seven-month-old brother Trevor on the Titanic in 1912. She was never accepted by the Allison family, but her bitter legal battle to be acknowledged as Loraine did not come to an end until her death in 1992. However, two years ago her identity claims were revived by her granddaughter Debrina Woods. More »

  • Ronaldo steals show from Ibrahimovic in titanic clash Wed, Nov 20, 2013

    By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - It was billed as a clash of the titans with Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the starring roles but at the end of the night Portugal's captain took the plaudits as his stunning hat-trick clinched a World Cup spot. The drama took a long time coming but it was worth waiting for the second act with Ronaldo putting the visitors ahead after the break only for Sweden skipper Ibrahimovic to score twice before the Portuguese had the last word with two more goals. Ronaldo's heroics secured a 3-2 win on the night and, after his goal in Lisbon, a 4-2 aggregate playoff victory to secure a place at next year's finals in Brazil. Ronaldo also equalled Portugal's all-time goalscoring record of 47 held by Pauleta. More »

  • Book Talk: London orchestra misses Titanic, gets stuck on train Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - It is a part of local lore that the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) missed the maiden and only sailing of the Titanic which they were to have taken to make the first American tour of what was billed as the "world's best orchestra". Though they avoided that fateful voyage, the 85 members of the orchestra still had what was for the time an adventurous trip, spending much of April 1912 living on a train in a whistle-stop tour of America as far west as Milwaukee before they returned to New York to sail back home. "There was one seven-day period when they did 10 concerts and they travelled overnight," said Gareth Davies, principal flautist with today's LSO and author of the engaging and chatty "The Show Must Go On: On Tour with the LSO in 1912 & 2012". Davies, who in addition to playing a wicked flute is the orchestra's blogger-in-chief, has one of the LSO's very own 1912 grumblers to thank for the delightful details he weaves into his narrative. More »

  • Titanic Violin Sells For Record £900,000
    Titanic Violin Sells For Record £900,000 Sun, Oct 20, 2013

    The violin famously played by the Titanic's bandmaster as the liner sank beneath the waves has sold for a world record price of £900,000 at auction. More »

  • Titanic violin sold for world record $1.4 million
    Titanic violin sold for world record $1.4 million Sat, Oct 19, 2013

    The violin played by the Titanic's bandmaster as the ship sank beneath the waves sold at auction for £900,000 ($1.45 million, 1.06 million euros) on Saturday, a world record for memorabilia from the doomed liner. More »

  • Titanic violin fetches $1.5m at auction
    Titanic violin fetches $1.5m at auction Sat, Oct 19, 2013

    Instrument played to calm passengers as the supposedly unsinkable ship sank in 1912 sold in London to British collector. More »

  • Violin that played as Titanic sank sells for $1.5 million
    Violin that played as Titanic sank sells for $1.5 million Sat, Oct 19, 2013

    By Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON (Reuters) - A violin that was being played as the Titanic went down was sold for 900,000 pounds ($1.46 million) at auction on Saturday, a record price for memorabilia from the doomed ocean liner. Band leader Wallace Hartley played the instrument, trying to calm passengers as the ship slipped into the frozen waters of the North Atlantic in April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. Hartley's band played the hymn "Nearer, My God, To Thee" as passengers climbed into lifeboats. ... More »

  • Titanic violin auctioned for world record £900,000
    Titanic violin auctioned for world record £900,000 Sat, Oct 19, 2013

    The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic to calm passengers as it sank sold at auction for £900,000 ($1.45 million, 1.06 million euros) on Saturday, a world record fee for memorabilia from the doomed liner. More »

  • Penney ready for ‘titanic battle’ when Leinster come to Thomond
    Penney ready for ‘titanic battle’ when Leinster come to Thomond Wed, Oct 2, 2013

    MUNSTER COACH ROB Penney will take charge of his third meeting with Leinster this Saturday night still in search of a win. More »

  • Titanic Burial At Sea Photo To Be Auctioned
    Titanic Burial At Sea Photo To Be Auctioned Tue, Oct 1, 2013

    A haunting photograph showing victims of the Titanic disaster being buried at sea has been uncovered. More »

  • Titanic bandmaster’s violin on display in Belfast
    Titanic bandmaster’s violin on display in Belfast Thu, Sep 19, 2013

    THE VIOLIN PLAYED by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the liner sank beneath the waves is now on display atTitanic Belfast.The instrument belonging toWallace Hartleywas found strapped to his body after he drowned with some 1,500 others on board the supposedly unsinkable ship in 1912.It carries an inscription from the 34-year-old’s fiancee to mark their engagement.For decades the violin was believed lost, but it was found in the attic of a house in northwest England in 2006.It will be displayed at the Belfast exhibition from until 13 October before it goes to auction. ... More »

  • Titanic bandmaster's violin to go on display
    Titanic bandmaster's violin to go on display Mon, Sep 16, 2013

    The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the liner sank beneath the waves is to go on display at a museum marking the tragedy in Northern Ireland, officials said Monday. More »

  • Green light for Titanic tycoon's Aussie dinosaur park
    Green light for Titanic tycoon's Aussie dinosaur park Thu, Jul 25, 2013

    Australian billionaire Clive Palmer speaks at a press conference in Sydney on April 29, 2013. Palmer was Thursday given the green light to build "the world's biggest" park of giant robotic dinosaurs, ... More »

  • 'Mini-Titanic' Opens As New Museum In Belfast
    'Mini-Titanic' Opens As New Museum In Belfast Sat, Jun 1, 2013

    A passenger vessel which is arguably the last true link to the Titanic and the White Star Line is being unveiled as a new museum in Belfast. More »

  • On This Day: Titanic finally sinks
    On This Day: Titanic finally sinks Sat, Apr 13, 2013

    'The Unsinkable Ship' hit an iceberg the previous night, but sank into the North Atlantic at 2.20am on April 15, claiming 1,502 lives. More »

  • Titanic II 'Not In Bad Taste', Insists Maker
    Titanic II 'Not In Bad Taste', Insists Maker Sat, Mar 2, 2013

    An Australian billionaire has admitted his plans to build a replica Titanic will make him "a lot of money" but denied this was his motivation for the project. More »

  • Titanic II: Clive Palmer Unveils Replica Plans
    Titanic II: Clive Palmer Unveils Replica Plans Wed, Feb 27, 2013

    Titanic II will be a "ship of peace" and a "financial bonanza", the Australian billionaire behind an audacious project to build a replica of the famous cruise liner has said. More »

  • Titanic II To Be Constructed In China
    Titanic II To Be Constructed In China Tue, Feb 19, 2013

    A full-size working replica of the Titanic is to be built in China following an historic agreement between an Australian entrepreneur and a Chinese shipyard who are poised to sign a deal. More »

  • One-of-a-kind photograph of iceberg that sank Titanic to be sold
    One-of-a-kind photograph of iceberg that sank Titanic to be sold Mon, Nov 26, 2012

    A photograph of the iceberg that sank the Titanic is to be auctioned in America next month - thought to be one of the only images of the iceberg in existence. More »

  • Sculptor's poignant ice tribute to Titanic victims
    Sculptor's poignant ice tribute to Titanic victims Mon, Oct 22, 2012

    Nele Azevedo's artwork features over 1,500 hand-crafted 15in-high melting men, which she placed on the steps of Custom House Square in Belfast. More »

  • Director Cameron Hails Titanic's 'Unsung Heroes'
    Director Cameron Hails Titanic's 'Unsung Heroes' Sat, Sep 8, 2012

    Belfast shipbuilders have been hailed the "unsung heroes" of the Titanic by the man behind the hit movie. More »

  • "Like wrestling Mike Tyson": Britain's biggest fish caught in titanic tussle …
    "Like wrestling Mike Tyson": Britain's biggest fish caught in titanic tussle … Wed, Sep 5, 2012

    A fisherman who battled for more than four years to catch the UK's largest fish was stunned when he hooked the giant carp twice - in three weeks. More »

  • Oz Billionaire To Build Working Titanic Replica
    Oz Billionaire To Build Working Titanic Replica Mon, Apr 30, 2012

    A flamboyant Australian billionaire has ordered a shipyard in China to build him an exact replica of the Titanic. More »

  • Titanic Memorial At Sinking Site 100 Years On
    Titanic Memorial At Sinking Site 100 Years On Sun, Apr 15, 2012

    Passengers on a Titanic memorial cruise have been marking the 100th anniversary of the disaster with a ceremony at the site of the sinking. More »

  • Irish Village Remembers Its Titanic Dead Sat, Apr 14, 2012

    A century after the Titanic sank, a community in the west of Ireland is finally mourning its dead. More »

  • Titanic anniversary: Shipbuilder who worked in Belfast yard creates shrine to … Fri, Apr 13, 2012

    Former shipbuilder Mike Burton is so obsessed with the Titanic he has converted his home into a shrine to the stricken liner. More »

  • Titanic families furious over novelty "Tubtanic" plug that sinks in the bat … Fri, Apr 13, 2012

    Relatives of passengers who died aboard the Titanic criticise 'Tubtanic' - plug that sinks when water fills the bath. More »

  • Cruise Ship Sets Sail In Titanic's Wake
    Cruise Ship Sets Sail In Titanic's Wake Sun, Apr 8, 2012

    Relatives of victims and survivors of the Titanic disaster are among the passengers on a memorial cruise recreating the fatal voyage of the ship 100 years ago. More »

  • Unveiled: The £97m Titanic Ship Attraction
    Unveiled: The £97m Titanic Ship Attraction Sat, Mar 31, 2012

    One hundred years after its launch, the most famous ship in the world has come home. More »

  • Titanic 3D: Director Defends Re-Release
    Titanic 3D: Director Defends Re-Release Wed, Mar 28, 2012

    Just 24 hours after diving to the bottom of the ocean, James Cameron took to the red carpet in London to publicise the re-release of his 1997 hit film Titanic in 3D. More »