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“I remember it being unpredictable. A lot of gang members in the community and kids selling drugs on the street,” Williams said. “Other than our time riding bikes, my parents kept us inside, focused on studying. They didn’t trust us to go…
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Mets Sign Trevor May to Bolster Bullpen

The Mets agreed to a deal Tuesday with a free-agent right-handed pitcher named Trevor — not Trevor Bauer, the National League Cy Young Award winner, but Trevor May, one of the better relievers in the majors as a setup man for the Minnesota…
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Rina Sawayama: ‘LGBT+ rights in the UK are backtracking’

Rina Sawayama is at home in her flat in London, ready to talk characteristically candidly about everything from LGBT+ rights to video calling Elton John – but first, her less than satisfactory experiences with the long-awaited PlayStation 5.It may sound trivial, but this was a big-deal purchase, she says, a present to herself after a hugely successful year that has seen her fame sky-rocket. Frustratingly, there were a few teething problems. "Basically, it didn't work at all." Image: Sawayama's debut album fuses pop,…

Revealed: Most popular Spotify artists of the year

Drake has topped the list of most-streamed Spotify artists in the UK this year.The Hotline Bling rapper beat Juice WRLD for the title, with Eminem third, Ed Sheeran fourth, and The Weeknd fifth. Despite not releasing any new music this year, Sheeran was the most popular British artist in the UK on the streaming platform - ahead of Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Lewis Capaldi and Harry Styles. Image: Former One Direction star Harry Styles was also popular this year Globally, the most-streamed artist was Puerto Rican rapper Bad…

Film star previously known as Ellen Page comes out as transgender and changes name to Elliot

The actor formerly known as Ellen Page has announced that he is transgender and now goes by the name of Elliot.The star, known for starring in hit films Juno and Inception, posted a lengthy statement on Twitter. It read: "I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot.""I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life," the statement added. "I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey.…

Sir Elton says ‘horrible’ comments from Watford fans kept him grounded

Sir Elton John has said the "horrible things" football fans said about his clothes and music kept him grounded at the height of his fame. The Rocketman singer is a lifelong Watford FC supporter and was owner and chairman of the club in the 1970s and 1980s, when he released many of his hit songs. Under his ownership and Graham Taylor's management, the club rose from the Fourth Division to the First Division, finishing second behind champions Liverpool during the 1982-83 season. Image: Sir Elton with the club's…