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The Week in Radio: Williams was quick on his feet, and willing to cover mishaps with self-deprecating humour

He could have been a contender

Few stars had a bigger, better more starry start than Sylvester Stallone. `Rocky' catapulted him to fame and millions. But, argues Nick Hasted, the man is a failure.

I work for: Anita Roddick

Karen Bishop is PA to the founder of the Body Shop.

Theatre Review: At the court of the once and future king

Snoo Wilson's 'HRH' catches up with Edward and Mrs Simpson in the Bahamas in the 1940s. A two-hander for Corin Redgrave and Amanda Donohoe, it takes up the tale where 'Always', the musical, all too suddenly left off.

Music: Pop - Ringmaster General

He's the Dolly Parton of hip hop, a tough talking Jamaican giant in crushed velvet. Emma Forrest admires the glamour that adorns the talent of the hugely cool Busta Rhymes.

Sweetness in Seattle

Since the death of Kurt Cobain, Nirvana's former bass player Krist Novoselic has bided his time. Now he's back in the spotlight, with the post-grunge, latin-tinged, genre-hopping Sweet 75. Who said the party was over in Seattle? By James McNair

WHY ARE THEY FAMOUS? NO 11: EVA HERZIGOVA

Main Claim: 20ft bosoms. The moderately successful model hit it big with her series of Wonderbra ads. Her infamous Hello, Boys! hoardings had infantile motorists slamming on their brakes. Eva, 23, has the best- known cleavage since Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Windsor, Dolly Parton, Anna Nicole Smith etc, etc, ad infinitum.

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Dolly Parton and the bishop: words fail me

A good vocabulary is the secret of better communication. How often do we know exactly what we want to describe, but cannot think of the right word? How often are we left floundering while the conversation moves on?

A certain resolve

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Catching the ceilidh fever

ROCK HOLIDAYS Tuesday night is ceilidh night. So was Monday. And Wednesday... Marion Hume dances until dawn in the Hebrides

The Wild vest

Six of the best cowboy shirts; Think Marlboro Man. Not Cindy Crawford. And stay away from tassels

Frankness goes to Dollywood : BOOKS : SHOWBIZ : BOOK REVIEW

DOLLY: My Life and Other Unfinished Business by Dolly Parton, HarperCollins £16.99

Roadies band together but wild image remains

Rock road crews have some growing up to do, writes Marianne Macdonald

You want a successful comedy video, you need an 18 certificate: Mark Wa reham's guide to the top 5 filth merchants

Chubby Brown Jingle Bx@!cks Appearance: Patchwork tails, flying helmet Material: His big member, masturbation, the wife Songs: "Dolly Parton's tits"

CENTREFOLD / What's my Cline?: Another blast from the past

Ute Lemper has been so successful singing Kurt Weill songs that she has all but eclipsed their original interpreter, Lotte Lenya. At the other end of the scale, there are dozens of Elvis and Marilyn impersonators touring the country who will remain forever in the shadow of their respective hero/heroine. The critics' greatest praise for Elaine Paige in the role of Edith Piaf was 'Paige is Piaf', and for an actress, that's a compliment. But singer Sandy Kelly, who is taking on the role of Patsy Cline in the musical of her life (right), wants to keep her distance.
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