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Bill Cosby receives NBC's walk of fame award at the Rockefeller Center, in New York, on May 3, 2002 in New York City, next to former co-star Phylicia Rashad

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Donna Douglas: Beauty queen who found fame as the buxom tomboy Elly May in the hit sitcom 'The Beverley Hillbillies'

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Parker, back row, second left, with Barrow in 1954

Reg Parker: Rugby league player who won the Challenge Cup with Barrow and became an elder statesman of the game

With his calm, unflappable manner, he was a popular choice as team manager of the Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1974

Shand Kydd and his wife Christine in 1971; she appeared to tolerate his extramarital activities

William Shand Kydd: Businessman, bon viveur and the friend to whom Lord Lucan turned after murdering his children's nanny

He claimed that he was deterred from writing an autobiography by the thought of all the husbands who would be after him

Hesford: he came from a sporting family - his father had played in the FA Cup final, while his brothers played rugby league and union

Iain Hesford: Goalkeeper who played for England's under-21 side, Blackpool and Hong Kong side Eastern AA

Hesford was solidly efficient rather than showy, having assimilated the rudiments of the job from his father who kept goal for Huddersfield in the 1938 FA Cup final

Barbara Mandrell presents Dickens with a plaque marking his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983

Little Jimmy Dickens: Diminutive singer who dazzled audiences and became one of country music's biggest stars of the 1950s and 1960s

In 1983 his contributions to the genre were recognised through his election to the Country Music Hall of Fame

Brooke in 1966 after winning the Republican nomination for the US Senate; his charisma and vigour reminded many of JFK

Edward Brooke: The first popularly elected black US senator, acclaimed for his support for fair housing policies

Housing was his passion and he co-sponsored the Fair Housing Act of 1968 which prohibited ethnic and religious discrimination

Ched Evans to Oldham: Decision on whether to sign convicted rapist will be a 'board decision', says manager Lee Johnson

The League One club had expressed an interest in signing the former Sheffield United player

Ched Evans has repeatedly denied he did anything wrong

Ched Evans petition over potential Oldham signing becomes one of the fastest-growing ever

Over 24,000 people have signed the petition, which is addressed to Oldham Athletic FC chairman Simon Corney

'I love you, Stuart': News anchors are breaking down reporting the death of colleague Stuart Scott

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Stuart Scott joined ESPN in 1993
Christopher Nolan says he ‘couldn’t be bothered’ with smartphones and email

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Director who took us into space says he ‘couldn’t be bothered’ with smartphones and email

Kaley Cuoco Sweeting claims her comments about feminism were taken out of context

Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco apologises for saying she's not a feminist

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The Duke of York, Prince Andrew. Buckingham Palace says any suggestion of impropriety with minors 'is categorically untrue'

Teenage 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts claims she was paid £10,000 by Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with Prince Andrew

Papers filed by the then-17-year-old’s lawyers reportedly suggest police may have seized images from houses belonging to convicted sex offender Epstein

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