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Started from the bottom now they’re here! Celebrities such as Cardi B, Shia Labeouf and J.K. Rowling worked their way to the top from humble beginnings. Cardi opened up about her upbringing in the Bronx in an interview with Global Grind in 2016. “I have real good parents, they poor,” the “Money” rapper explained. “They…

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Started from the bottom now they’re here! Celebrities such as Cardi B, Shia Labeouf and J.K. Rowling worked their way to the top from humble beginnings.
Cardi opened up about her upbringing in the Bronx in an interview with Global Grind in 2016. “I have real good parents, they poor,” the “Money” rapper explained. “They have regular, poor jobs and what not. They real good people and what not, I was just raised in a bad society.”
The Grammy winner began working as a stripper at age 19 after she was fired as a cashier at a supermarket. Cardi started at local clubs before she began stripping at upscale establishments in Manhattan. She told Vibe in 2016 that she made the decision to continue to live with her then-boyfriend despite their challenging relationship just so she had a place to stay.
“There was two pitbulls in that house, and I had asthma,” Cardi recalled. “There was bedbugs too. On top of that, I felt like my ex-boyfriend was cheating on me, but it was like even if he was cheating on me, I still can’t leave because — where was I gonna go?”
The “I Like It” rapper later found herself becoming a social media influencer after multiple videos went viral of the star candidly discussing making money and men. Cardi quit stripping at age 23 and redirected her career toward music.
She joined season 6 of the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2015 before embarking on her rap career. Cardi released her debut single “Bodak Yellow” in 2018, which launched her to superstardom.

LaBeouf, for his part, began working in the entertainment industry at age 10. The Even Stevens alum’s parents — who co-owned a fashion company — separated when he was a child. He told Parade in 2009 that money was a driving factor behind their split.
“It may not be the sole reason for the split, but it is the superficial reason,” he said at the time. “It’s the surface reason that you can point at and go, ‘That’s the reason.’”
The Honey Boy star added that his parents’ financial situation inspired him to start thinking about his career early on in life.
“I just knew that money was a solution to whatever the hell was going on in my household,” he said. “With money, I and my family would have had more options. So I went after a job that I thought I could make the most money for a 10-year-old or an 11-year-old boy.”
Labeouf went on to star in a number of blockbuster films, including Transformers and Indiana Jones.
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SuperM Unite: K-pop’s Avengers Call For Togetherness On Super One

Courtesy of SM Entertainment Halfway through Super One, the first full-length studio album from the South Korean band SuperM, something unexpected happens. After the breakout single “Tiger Inside,” a fearsome composition of guttural growls and clapping beats, cools off, its fiery sound gives way to the twinkling piano keys of the group’s first ballad, “Better…

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Halfway through Super One, the first full-length studio album from the South Korean band SuperM, something unexpected happens. After the breakout single “Tiger Inside,” a fearsome composition of guttural growls and clapping beats, cools off, its fiery sound gives way to the twinkling piano keys of the group’s first ballad, “Better Days.” It’s a hopeful song about overcoming hard times collectively, and with its slow-burning, ‘90s-tinged nostalgia, it seems at once outside the group’s typically boisterous sound and perfectly placed. The dichotomous arrangement of the two tracks resonates as the sonic equivalent of reaching the peak of a mountain, then looking out over a cloudy expanse, off to “better days, better days, better days” — and toward forever. You realize the world is so small.
“The lyrics are, kind of, very healing,” the 24-year-old Thai singer Ten says of the track during a Zoom press conference. After he speaks, his six collaborators — Taemin, Baekhyun, Kai, Taeyong, Mark, and Lucas — clap and cheer wildly in response. “I think people, when you listen to ‘Better Days,’ you can get that energy that we, us together, can make a better day.”
The “Avengers of K-pop” have been making history since they arrived on the circuit less than a year ago. The first K-pop supergroup, comprised of seven key members from acts under the parent company SM Entertainment (SHINee, EXO, NCT 127, WayV), their eponymous EP debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the first Korean artists to do so with a first release. Their sound became synonymous with the electricity of their earliest, instantly iconic single, “Jopping,” a formula followed by “2 Fast” and “Super Car.” That inherent energy is perhaps what made their work immediately appropriate for big-stadium tours: They embarked on their first world tour, We Are the Future Live, months after their debut, concluding at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden. It’s also what makes their first ballad such an outlier within their catalog, albeit perfectly at home on Super One.
“We all need to come together and unite,” 27-year-old Taemin declares of the LP’s core message with the help of a translator. “We all need to come together to overcome rather than just the individuals.” That notion resonates immediately and poignantly while the group speaks to a group of journalists separated by continents and a global pandemic; at the end of the chat, they pose for selfies with smiles and peace signs for the digital grid of writers. This experience, a yearning to be together while being forced apart, is framed on the bumping, radio-ready English closing track “With You,” which was previously performed during Global Citizen’s Lady Gaga-curated One World: Together At Home benefit livestream. But the notion appears throughout, as on “Tiger Inside,” about unleashing one’s inner strength.
Courtesy of SM EntertainmentThough collective healing might be the driving theme of Super One, it’s equally defined by its eclecticism. It grooves into R&B on “Step Up” and “So Long,” while the album’s titular opus, “One (Monster & Infinity),” a hybrid remix, is an all-out banger with a gooey techno beat. The track might give SHINee fans flashbacks: It’s the first medley of its kind from an SM group since “Sherlock (Clue + Note).” “When I recorded ‘Sherlock’ with SHINee back in the day, at that time, it was like one of the first times we were doing this, so it felt very experimental,” Taemin adds. “At that time, I was a little worried but not worried about how this would end up sounding at the end of the recording process… A lot of people might think that mixing two songs together is, kind of, quite tall of a task, but we were able to do it, and I’m really happy with the results.”
A debut album is a symbolic, defining moment for an artist’s career; on Super One, SuperM are both the sum of their parts while also transcending that, a unique symbiosis among larger-than-life singular talents. And yet, there’s still more for the boys to learn along the way: “I’m sure everyone feels the same way but, as artists, when we start out our careers, I can’t help but to feel that a lot of the moments that we go through feel like we’re still trying to get there, like we’re not fully there yet,” 25-year-old Taeyong says. “There are a lot of moments where it might’ve felt like a failure but actually, everything was like a step to build up what they have now.”

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Enola Holmes on Netflix: Everything you need to know about Sherlock’s sister – CNET

What’s the Phoebe Waller-Bridge connection? Why’s Sherlock’s sister being sued? All your questions answered about the movie starring Millie Bobby Brown.

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Jeremy Hutchins, showrunner of EW’s Quibi series Last Night’s Late Night, dies at 37

Jeremy Hutchins, the showrunner for Entertainment Weekly’s Quibi series Last Night’s Late Night, has died. He was 37. Hutchins’ family confirmed to EW that he died on Sept. 15 in Los Angeles. Hutchins was a veteran television producer, having worked on The View; 106 & Park; Ice & Coco; post-shows for the BET and Soul Train Awards;…

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Jeremy Hutchins, the showrunner for Entertainment Weekly’s Quibi series Last Night’s Late Night, has died. He was 37.
Hutchins’ family confirmed to EW that he died on Sept. 15 in Los Angeles.
Hutchins was a veteran television producer, having worked on The View; 106 & Park; Ice & Coco; post-shows for the BET and Soul Train Awards; Kandi Koated Nights; and After-Trek, a post-show for Star Trek: Discovery for CBS All Access.

Most recently, Hutchins shepherded EW’s Quibi series Last Night’s Late Night to the screen as its showrunner. The show launched in April and has been running ever since.
“I will always remember him telling me how much he roots for me and that he’s my biggest fan,” his brother, Everette, said in a statement. “I always found that funny because I was always the one being starstruck when I found out about some of the people he got to work with. But that’s who he was. He was humble and proud of his family and friends. He truly wanted the best for everyone he knew and was everyone’s biggest fan.”

Jeremy Hutchins was born on Nov. 22, 1982, in the Bronx, N.Y., where he grew up in Co-Op City and attended Grace Dodge Vocational High School. There, he discovered a passion for TV production, getting an internship with Bronxnet, a public access cable network. He also acted as a kid host for a Generation Y show on Metro TV in New York City. 

His love for production came from his late father, who took a camera or camcorder with him everywhere he went. Being privy to the production of these home movies, Hutchins developed a love for being behind the camera, soaking in the early skills of being a TV producer.
Hutchins began his career producing talk shows on Bronxnet at Lehman College, ultimately scoring his longest-running job on BET’s 106 & Park from 2008 until the show ended in 2014. From 2018 to 2019, he was the showrunner of Vice Live for the Viceland network, before transitioning to his role as showrunner on Last Night’s Late Night. 

He was a devoted Yankees, Knicks, and Giants fan, as well as a lover of professional wrestling, Star Trek, Star Wars, and 1980s cartoons like Thundercats and Transformers. 
Hutchins is survived by his mother Miriam, brother Everette, nephew Ethan, and nieces Desiree and Trinity.
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