Prolific writer James Patterson is by far the world's highest earning author but a trio of women are gaining ground as Forbes richest.
Los Angeles The red and black leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson in his Thriller video sells for $US1.8m at auction.
The new James Bond novel launched this week with a fast car, a leather-clad Bond girl and royal marines descending from the roof on wires.
Mr Nice Guy
Helen Barlow Helen Barlow reveals the joking family man who is the real Matt Damon.
Jim Schembri Australia is an unforgiving place to launch a home-grown movie, writes Jim Schembri.