Watch: Footage emerges of George Clooney's scooter crash in Italy

Video footage has emerged of the moment actor George Clooney crashed into a car in Italy while riding a scooter, sending him flying off his bike.

The footage was broadcast on Corriere TV and Clooney was reportedly doing about 60mp/h when he crashed yesterday morning, local time (last night NZT) on the island of Sardinia.

In the footage, Clooney, 57, is riding one of two scooters who are cut off by a car, and he is unable to avoid hitting it square on.

He was taken to hospital but was released last night, NZT, and suffered bruising to his arm, leg and pelvis.



Britney Spears settles child support row with ex-husband

Britney Spears and her ex-husband Kevin Federline have come to an agreement in their row over child support payments.

The Toxic singer had been in dispute with the dancer for several months as he wanted the amount of child support she pays for their two sons, Sean Preston, 13, and 12-year-old Jayden, increased from $US20,000 a month and they have reportedly now reached a new deal.

The terms of the agreement are confidential, but a source told The Blast that Britney has agreed to increase her monthly payments to Kevin by "thousands more".

Britney's father, Jamie Spears - who is co-conservator of her estate and has control of her financial affairs - previously offered Kevin an additional $US10,000 a month but he turned it down.

Despite seeing her earnings rise since the original agreement was reached, largely due to her Las Vegas residency, Jamie insisted Britney hadn't changed the way she looked after the children.

He also argued the Womaniser hitmaker's success has nothing to do with the needs of the children and insisted his daughter wasn't responsible for taking care of Kevin and his other children.

Despite his requests for more money, the 39-year-old reality TV star - who also has children Kori, 15, and Kaleb, 13, with ex-fiancee Shar Jackson, and Jordan, six, and Peyton, three, with wife Victoria Prince - and his lawyer didn't specify a figure and couldn't give an example of where the boys' needs weren't being met.

Kevin argued he needed the increase because he is "simply less of a 'name' and less in demand than he was in 2008" when the child support was agreed on.

When the former couple got divorced in 2007, Britney paid her ex-husband $US1.3 million, and as well as continued child support payments, he also received spousal support for several years.

Britney Spears Source: Bang Showbiz

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Major exhibition showcasing 500 years of Pacific art set to open in London

An exhibition showcasing 500 years of Pacific art is about to open to great fanfare in London.

It's one of the largest ever displays in the UK, with pieces by some of our best known Māori and Pasifika artists.

The work of Su'a Sulu'ape Paulo the Second has fascinated Kiwi photographer Mark Adams for four decades.

And now two of his prints capturing the Samoan tattoo process known as tatau are part of the major exhibition at the prestigious Royal Academy of Art in London.

"The tatau itself on the body is magnificent and powerful thing and very beautiful," Mr Adams told 1 NEWS in London. 

Mark Adams' work depicts the controversial globalisation of the Samoan tradition.

He's one of 10 contemporary Kiwi artists to feature in the Oceanic art show. 

So too are the Mata Aho Collective. They've spent the past week installing their piece Kiko Moana which they created last year.

"From conception to exhibition it took four of us working for nine months. It's a huge piece made out of layers and layers of blue tarp that we've stitched together," said Sarah Hudson of the Mata Aho Collective.

Bridget Reweti of the collective said: "Just as 250 years ago our people were making these amazing, unique works about their current day issues, we're doing the same thing, and making these works about our waterways."

Dozens of pieces have been carefully packaged, like a piano from Te Papa, and sent across the globe.

But some cultural treasures haven't travelled far, coming instead from European museums where they've been hidden away for generations.

"It's an incredible feeling to see these works and be in their presence. Some of them we've only read about and lots of them live overseas, so we've had a few tears," Ms Rewiti said. 

And there's sure to be plenty more when the exhibition opens to the public on Saturday.

In her first solo engagement, the Duchess of Sussex will tomorrow open the exhibition, giving it an extra publicity boost and providing Meghan Markle with a taste of what she might encounter in her upcoming trip Down Under.

It’s one of the largest ever displays in the UK. Source: 1 NEWS

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Demi Lovato spotted out in public for the first time since entering rehab

Demi Lovato has been spotted out in public for the first time since entering rehab.

The Cool for the Summer hitmaker was photographed out and about near the rehab facility she is currently residing in, nearly two months after her near-fatal overdose.

She was seen talking to a lady with a coffee in hand and she couldn't stop smiling, TMZ reports.

Meanwhile, a source previously insisted Demi is "working hard on bettering herself" whilst in rehab.

An insider said: "She's working very hard on bettering herself and staying on the right path. Sobriety is the most important thing in Demi's life right now.

"Demi has been fortunate to have her family and friends for support during this time. Demi's mother and her ex, Wilmer, have visited her in rehab when they can."

Demi's mother Dianna de la Garza had previously confessed she was still "shaken" by the incident, but said her daughter is now "happy" and "healthy" as she works toward her sobriety.

She shared: "It's still a really difficult thing to talk about. I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened that day. [Demi's assistant called and] said, Demi overdosed. So, I was in shock. I didn't know what to say.

"It was just something that I never, ever expected to hear, as a parent, about any of my kids. I just feel like the reason she's alive today is because of the millions of prayers that went up that day when everybody found out what was happening.

"I don't think she would be here if it hadn't been for those prayers and the good doctors and Cedars-Sinai. They were the best. I couldn't have asked for a better team of people to save her life. She's happy. She's healthy.

"She's working on her sobriety, and she's getting the help she needs. That in itself encourages me about her future and about the future of our family."

Demi Lovato performing at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, California on Monday (NZT). Source: Getty


The mystery of China's Hollywood acting star not heard from since July - where is she?

Chinese actor Fan Bingbing's management's office in Beijing is dark and abandoned.

Her birthday passed almost unmarked in China's hyper-adrenalised social media environment.

Fan, one of China's most well-known starlets and a rising name in Hollywood, has fallen off the map amid vague allegations of tax fraud and possibly other infractions that have put her at odds with China's Communist Party-appointed culture czars.

The actor has starred in dozens of Chinese movies and television series and is best known internationally for her role as Blink in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

She was reportedly booked to star alongside Penelope Cruz in the Hollywood spy thriller 355 in 2018 and has a role in director Xiao Feng's upcoming film Air Strike featuring Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody.

Yet - for nearly three months - the 37-year-old has been missing from the public eye following a Chinese tax scandal over celebrities underreporting their earnings.

In June, she disappeared from social media amid rumours that she had been barred from leaving the country during a tax evasion investigation.

Up until that point, Fan had maintained a prominent presence on China's main microblogging service Weibo, where she had more than 62 million followers.

The account has not been updated since June 2, when she wrote about the work of her charity foundation.

Her boyfriend, actor Li Chen, has not updated his account since July 6.

Unconfirmed reports circulating online suggested that both actors were barred from leaving China as the authorities looked into claims that Fan was given dual contracts for her work: a public one giving her official salary and a private one stating her actual, much higher, pay.

Recent Chinese media reports have said neither Fan, her production company nor her agent can be reached, boosting speculation that all were caught up in the probe.

However, in a June 3 statement, Fan's production company stated that Fan had never signed any so-called "ying-yang" contract, so named because of their dual natures.

Police rarely comment on investigations until a conclusion has been reached.

One of China's wealthiest entertainers, Fan earned tens of millions of (US) dollars for her roles, along with high amounts of money in appearance fees and for product endorsements.

It's those contracts that appear to have landed her and her fiance in hot water with Chinese authorities.

Following the allegations, multiple brands pulled out of deals linked to the actor.

At Fan's management's office in Beijing's Dongcheng district, doors are currently locked, the lights are out and a calendar on a cabinet still displays the month of July.

A worker at an office across the hall from Fan's management's office told the Associated Press she couldn't remember the last time she'd seen anyone enter the company premises.

Fan turned 37 on Sept. 16, but only a handful of entertainment notables sent greetings online, a stark contrast from the past when her birthday celebrations were grand, marked last year by a public marriage proposal from boyfriend Li.

Over the summer the mysterious vanishing prompted many questions among members of the public, causing people to turn to social media for updates on the latest.

So far, with little result as to Fan's whereabouts.

"A person with such a big fan base, fame, high income and strong influence, one who seems so rich, has actually gone missing in modern China, in 2018, in an open China. This is a problem in itself", Chinese columnist and commentator Shi Shusi told the Associated Press.

On the streets of Beijing, some residents stressed that high-earners like Fan should not evade tax responsibilities.

One of the actor's fans said that she would like to defend Fan, but that it was difficult to do so while she is missing.

Chinese actor Fan Bingbing's management's office in Beijing is dark and abandoned. Source: Associated Press