Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton pauses in front of a television camera after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in  January. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

‘How long have you been a black quarterback?” asked a reporter from Mississippi when the Washington Redskins’ Doug Williams faced the media before Su(...)

David Bowie, pictured in 2004, wanted his ashes to be scattered in Bali, “in accordance with the Buddhist rituals”. Photograph: PA Wire

David Bowie wanted his ashes to be scattered in a Buddhist ritual in Bali, according to his will. The singer’s death certificate stated he was cremat(...)

Bozo the Bear as Ben and Dan Haggerty as James “Grizzly” Adams in The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. Photograph: Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Dan Haggerty, the bearded US actor who starred in the film and TV series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, has died aged 74. Haggerty died at Prov(...)

Ita Beecher and Brenda Prendeville in Moby Dick’s bar in Youghal, Co Cork, reminiscing about their experience of being extras during the 1954 filming of ‘Moby Dick’. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision.

It was the summer Elvis Presley made his radio debut singing That’s All Right. But across the Atlantic in Youghal, east Cork, it was another American,(...)

Kevin (34), from Monkstown, Co Dublin, studied geology at Trinity College Dublin and left Ireland in 2004 “for work and adventure”. He spent tw(...)

Here we go: another posthumous Elvis Presley release. Cynical, us? His widow Priscilla’s blessing for this combo of Presley’s vocals and n(...)

Millennial compass point:   Lady Gaga. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Hear the word “millennial”, and plenty of images spring to mind. There’s Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, in his hoodie, earning his first billion by the a(...)

John Lennon and Paul McCartney with George Martin (left) and Neil Aspinall at Abbey Road studios. Photograph: Henry Grossman/Govinda Gallery

The Beatles are here, there and everywhere – forever and ever. Just when you think there can be no further thoughts on how to sell even more albums(...)

Muhammad Ali, the subject of a new poem in Poetry by Declan Ryan, poses a portrait in his robe in 1964. Photograph: Focus on Sport/Getty Images

In their beginnings the generation of poets that included Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Richard Murphy and the slightly younger Seamus Heaney and(...)

Yvonne Craig, the original Batgirl has died. Photograph: Len Trievnor/ Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Actor Yvonne Craig, best known for playing Batgirl in the original 1960s Batman TV series, has died aged 78. Craig also starred in Star Trek as Marta,(...)