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  • Khloé Kardashian has a crush on Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star, who has an on/off relationship with rapper French Montana, is hoping to go on a date with the 38-year-old boxer after sparks flew between them at a Los Angeles Clippers game recently. A source close to the 30-year-old star said: "Khloé thinks she could probably tame the bad boy of boxing. The reality TV star previously enjoyed a date with French at one of Mayweather's matches.

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  • Michael Caine 'never tempted to stray' from wife

    Sir Michael Caine has "never been tempted to stray" from his wife. The 82-year-old actor has been married to wife Shakira, 68, for 42 years and insists that despite working alongside Hollywood beauties such as Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson, he's never thought about cheating on her.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Tax on online purchases is on its way

    The budget clearly signals New Zealand is looking at taxing goods and services purchased online from offshore sellers, according to an accountant. Retail NZ's general manager public affairs Greg Harford says local businesses are disadvantaged because goods and services tax applies to their goods. It's estimated about $300m could be raised by taxing both low-value goods and services purchased online from offshore suppliers.

    NZ Newswire
  • Nonu celebrates milestone as Hurricanes make playoffs

    Ma'a Nonu celebrated joining mentor Tana Umaga as having played the most games for the Wellington Hurricanes as his side qualified for the Super Rugby playoffs for the first time since 2009 with a 29-5 win over the Auckland Blues on Saturday. Nonu, who was sensationally dumped by then coach Mark Hammett at the conclusion of the 2011 season, returned to the Hurricanes for his final campaign before he heads to France after two years at the Blues and one with the Otago Highlanders. The match at Eden Park was his 122nd appearance for the Hurricanes, who made seven changes to their starting side from last week's tense 22-18 victory over the Waikato Chiefs.

    Reuters
  • Man protests overbooked flight by stripping naked

    A man made a naked protest at Charlotte Douglas International Airport because the flight he wanted to take to Jamaica was overbooked. Witness Sherry Ketchie said the unnamed man still had his clothes on while he was yelling at a gate agent when he discovered was not getting on the US Airways flight.

    Total Travel
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  • Police threatened after Texas biker gang brawl

    Waco police said they had received threats after a mass brawl between rival motorcycle gangs in the Texas city left nine people dead and saw nearly 200 people arrested. "That is more dead than the entire count of homicides we worked in the entirety of 2014.

    AFP
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal told she's too old to play lover of 55-year-old man

    Maggie Gyllenhaal was left stunned when she was told she was too old to play the lover of a 55-year-old man. The 37-year-old actress was astonished when a Hollywood producer rejected her for a role in a movie because after deeming her too advanced in age to accurately portray the guy's partner. Maggie - who tactfully did not name the production company or her proposed co-star - told magazine The Wrap: "There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time.

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  • Kerry Katona's children in 'traumatic' car crash

    Kerry Katona's children were involved in a "traumatic" car crash. The nanny and kids were checked over in A&E when they eventually arrived at hospital for Heidi's appointment, and no one was injured, however Kerry - who is currently married to her third husband George Kay - has been left "distraught" by the event, and thinks her life is "cursed. Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the source added: "Kerry is distraught and feels cursed.

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  • Middle class struggle for retirement

    It's no secret that retirement security is eroding for many. "Half of today's working-age households are unlikely to have enough resources to maintain their standard of living once they retire," according to the US' National Retirement Risk Index, compiled by Boston College's Centre for Retirement Research. "It's easy to put it on people, but at the same time, that money is haemorrhaging to the top half per cent," said Eric Kingson, co-director of Social Security Works, a Washington-based group that supports the expansion and protection of Social Security.

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  • Sir Paul McCartney buys $15.5 million penthouse

    Sir Paul McCartney has splashed out on a $15.5 million penthouse on New York's Fifth Avenue. The 72-year-old music icon is reported to have bought the property - described as a "1960's time capsule" - at 1045 Fifth Avenue with his wife Nancy Shevell, who he wed in 2011. According to the New York Post newspaper, the purchasers were made to register their names as the property is for co-op buyers only, with the couple listing themselves as Paul and Nancy McCartney.

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  • Sharapova slams 'disrespectful' treatment of Nadal

    Maria Sharapova blasted the "disrespectful" treatment of fellow French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Friday. Nadal, the nine-time champion at Roland Garros and who boasts an astonishing record of 66 wins and just one defeat, comes into the 2015 tournament ranked seven in the world, his lowest in a decade. "Everyone expects so much of Rafa at this time of year.

    AFP
  • Lumber Liquidators CEO quits, catching company off guard

    Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch has abruptly quit the company that is embroiled in an investigation over products imported from China. The company earlier this month said that it had suspended the sale of all laminate flooring made in China after disclosing that the Justice Department is seeking criminal charges against it. At the time Lumber Liquidators said that it decided to suspend the sales while a board committee completes a review of its sourcing compliance program.

    Associated Press
  • Pay up now, but gas is going to get much cheaper

    Gasoline prices could creep up another few cents to the highest levels of the year this weekend, but it will also be the cheapest Memorial Day for drivers in five years. Absent a major refining incident, hurricane or other disrupting factor, unleaded gasoline prices should peak for 2015 at about $2.75 per gallon in the next several days. The AAA motor club expects the highest level of Memorial Day weekend travel in 10 years.

    CNBC
  • Rockefeller makes rare appearance ahead of 100th birthday

    David Rockefeller has made a rare public appearance ahead of his 100th birthday. The retired CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank on Friday formally announced the donation of 1,000 acres bordering Acadia National Park in Maine. The oldest member of the Rockefeller family stood and moved with the assistance of a walker.

    Associated Press
  • China says U.S. South China Sea actions 'irresponsible, dangerous'

    BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Friday it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. spy plane flew over part of the South China Sea this week near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident. The U.S. flight on Wednesday was highlighted by the unusual Pentagon decision to invite a CNN team aboard the Poseidon surveillance plane.

    Reuters
  • Boats NZ found in Southern Ocean nabbed

    Two of three fishing vessels intercepted by the Royal New Zealand Navy in the Southern Ocean in January have been boarded elsewhere. Foreign Minister Murray McCully says the Songhua and Yongding have been boarded by authorities in Cabo Verde, an island country in the Atlantic Ocean. "We are encouraged by the action taken by the government of Cabo Verde, and New Zealand has offered its full assistance in taking action against these vessels," Mr McCully said in a statement on Saturday.

    NZ Newswire
  • SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown

    SpaceX's unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station Thursday and hours later splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, NASA said. The Dragon began its journey back to Earth at 7:04 am (1104 GMT), when the US space agency broadcast images of the white capsule floating away from the space station's robotic arm. The vessel, aided by parachutes, splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Long Beach, California at 1642 GMT, SpaceX said.

    AFP
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  • Ecclestone challenges $1.5 billion tax demand

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has taken legal action against British tax officials after facing a demand for payment of more than 1 billion pounds ($1.57 billion) in relation to a family trust. "He (Ecclestone) merely wants HMRC to act in accordance with its obligations and the law," it added. The BBC reported that the judge had ruled however that Ecclestone's application should be stayed while his lawyers persued alternative proceedings in the Commercial Court.

    Reuters
  • 'VCB'ready to run faster than ever after doping ordeal

    “It was very unfair and I hope no athlete will ever go through what I went through,” Campbell-Brown reflected in an interview with Reuters after starting her 2015 campaign in impressive form in China. One thing that upset her most about the drugs slurs was that her Foundation, which she created to provide scholarships and mentoring programs for high school girls in Jamaica, suffered financially.

    Reuters
  • Kelly talks about cancer diagnosis

    New Zealand Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly says the cancer she was diagnosed with in February is widespread. Ms Kelly, who is a non-smoker, told delegates in an email in February she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. "I look healthy so it's quite a bizarre position to be in, but I have got very serious lung cancer, widely spread in my body, and I'm having chemotherapy, which is palliative, which I hope will give me some time," she said in an interview on Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme on Friday.

    NZ Newswire