Otago Daily Times: Entertainment

Don McLean's 'American Pie' lyrics sell for $1.2 million

Don McLean's 'American Pie' lyrics sell for $1.2 million

Songwriter Don McLean's original working manuscript for "American Pie," one of the most iconic songs of the 20th century, sold for $1.2 million, auctioneers Christie's said.

Singer Joni Mitchell in hospital

Singer Joni Mitchell in hospital

Groundbreaking musician Joni Mitchell, one of the stars of the Woodstock era, was "in good spirits" at a hospital in California after being found unconscious at her home, her official website said.

Using internet, the world is his oyster

Using internet, the world is his oyster

From ''food porn'' to ''food art'', Christchurch-raised photographer Henry Hargreaves has travelled an unexpected path. Rebecca Fox finds out about life in New York and how the internet changed his life.

May won't return to Top Gear without Clarkson

May won't return to Top Gear without Clarkson

"Top Gear" host James May says he will not return to the top-rated motoring show without co-host Jeremy Clarkson, who was sacked by the BBC last month for attacking a colleague.

Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies

Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies

Terry Pratchett, the British author whose fantasy novels sold in their tens of millions worldwide, has died of a form of Alzheimer's disease aged 66, his publisher says.

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