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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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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.…

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…

Dolly Parton says she ‘cried all night’ after turning down Elvis deal

Dolly Parton says she "cried all night long" after a deal for Elvis Presley to sing her song I Will Always Love You went sour.Parton's 1974 tune went on to become a hit for Whitney Houston in 1992, as the lead track for the film The Bodyguard. However, if history had turned out differently, it could have been a song more closely associated with The King. Image: Elvis Presley was keen to cover I Will Always Love You Parton told The Big Issue that Presley had approached her to record a version of the ballad, but she…

South Korea passes law allowing K-pop bands to postpone military service

South Korea's parliament has passed a bill to allow global K-pop stars, such as BTS, to delay their mandatory national service to age 30.All able-bodied South Korean men aged between 18 and 28 are required to serve the military for two years. The amendment to the Military Service Act allows exemptions for K-pop megastars, who boost South Korea's cultural image and economy with their international appeal. Image: BTS recently won a Grammy nomination South Korea allows eligible students to defer duties up to…