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Stacey Solomon rushes youngest son Rex to hospital after 'nightmare' accident

Stacey Solomon rushes youngest son Rex to hospital after 'nightmare' accident

It comes just days after Stacey shared the delightful news that she is set to become a mum again, after falling pregnant with her second child with partner Joe.

Stacey also has two sons, Zachary, 13, and Leighton, nine, from previous relationships, while Joe has a son, Harry, 13, from a previous relationship.

The Loose Women panellist, who announced her engagement news in December, has since decided to postpone her wedding day.

Stacey and Joe both agreed that they wanted their new arrival to be present when they get married.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Celebrity News Feed

The Beatles' youngest fan ran away from home to join the Fab Four

The Beatles' youngest fan ran away from home to join the Fab Four

The Beatles‘ fame skyrocketed in the early 1960s shortly after they signed a deal with their manager Brian Epstein. Almost overnight John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr went from playing in Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club to dominating the British charts. Their fame brought new fans, one of which was Kirkby resident Russell Jamieson.

Russell was just four-years-old at the time but adored the Fab Four and their music after attending one of their gigs. 

As revealed in Liverpool’s The Beatles Story museum, Russell became the youngest member of The Beatles Fan Club and was even given some gifts by the band themselves.

Before that, when the youngster decided he wanted to become a Beatle he attempted to run away from home and meet up with them to become their fifth member.

After the group heard about Russell’s attempt to leave his family for them, they asked the Fan Club’s secretary, Anne Collingham, to send him an honorary membership.

This was the only ever honorary membership awarded by The Beatles Fan Club.

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The young fan received a handwritten letter confirming he had been inducted into the Fan Club from the band.

He was also gifted a set of autographs from each of the members.

Perhaps most importantly was a child-size leather jacket from the Fab Four.

The quartet made the jacket even more special by customising the garment for him by doodling lyrics to their hit songs onto its chest.

Russell was so well-loved by The Beatles and The Beatles’ community that he was nicknamed Russell Beatle.

He was also later given another piece of clothing from the band, a collarless corduroy jacket.

Operations Manager at The Beatles Story, Charlotte Kelly, said of Russell’s exhibit: “We are delighted to add this unique collection of artefacts to our exhibition, which now holds over 1,400 items.

“Fans of the band and musical history will enjoy this unique exhibit and the remarkable story it tells about young Russell Beatle – who is the youngest and the only honorary member of the Fan Club as far as we are aware.”

In 2015 Russell sold some of his Beatles memorabilia on auction.

He recalled: “What I remember about that first gig was the sound. It was very pure rock ‘n’ roll.

I was dancing in the aisles and I remember meeting them. At one point Ringo took me to his drum set and let me hit them and the crowd just went berserk.

“These items were very dear to my heart and I held onto them for a long time.”

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

Youngest Dubai DJ scratches her way to fame in world contest

Youngest Dubai DJ scratches her way to fame in world contest

From the moment her parents gave her a mini DJ starter kit, they recognized Michelle Rasul’s extraordinary abilities.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Michelle Rasul had just learned to read and write and was already spinning turntables, scratching hip-hop records and making the beats drop. Four years later, at the age of 9, she’s one of the world’s top DJs and competed in this year’s global championship.
At her home in the skyscraper-studded city of Dubai, the turntable whiz from Azerbaijan nodded her baseball cap-adorned head to the beat and showed off her skills scratching, cutting and fading. Her tiny fingers flew across the turntable as she created a sizzling landscape of electric audio effects and recalled how she got her start as a child turntable celebrity — which, in fact, wasn’t all that long ago.
“I looked at my dad while he was practicing DJ-ing and I saw him and was like, ‘Wow, is he doing magic or something? He’s a real magician, bro!’” Michelle told The Associated Press earlier this week, bubbling with enthusiasm. “When I turned 5 on my birthday, I told him, ‘Dad, I want to be a world famous DJ. I’m going to start practicing.’”
As though recounting a decades-long career, she grinned and added: “And the rest is history.”
Michelle, the youngest-ever contestant in the DMC World DJ Championship, ranked 14th out of 85 DJ stars from around the world in the “Portablist” category this year, the global portable scratch competition. The 2021 competition was held online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Although she didn’t advance to the next round this time, she’s determined to beat her father, Vagif “DJ Shock” Rasulov, a professional who taught her the tricks of the trade and made 9th this year, in next year’s competition.
“I love competing in battles, I just love DJ-ing,” she said. “It’s my passion.”
Turntabling, which burst onto the music scene from hip-hop artists in the late 1970s, can look like a basic act — taking a record, putting the needle down and sliding it back and forth with one’s fingertips. But for the wizards, it’s an art form, involving spontaneous sound mixing and advanced techniques like quick, rhythmic scratches and “crabs,” rubbing the record under the needle.
From the moment her parents gave her a mini DJ starter kit, they recognized her extraordinary abilities. Even as a baby, she was fascinated and would punch all the buttons on her father’s equipment.
“She just catches things so fast,” said her mother Sadia Rasulova, a former violinist who also encouraged Michelle’s love of music. “I realized that she’s a star, that she’s really talented.”
When her peers were listening to nursery rhymes, or as she put it, “’Baby Shark’ stuff or ABC songs,” Michelle said she was hooked on rap legends like Tupac Shakur, Chuck D, Jay-Z, the Notorious B.I.G. and Michael Jackson, who remains her favorite.
Her parents started posting footage of her scratching online, and Michelle’s popularity exploded. Her Instagram account and persona as the self-described “ youngest DJ in the world,” has racked up 110,000 followers. Online messages from aspiring DJs ages 6 to 65 poured in from around the globe, she said.
Michelle’s feed is populated with posts of her break dancing and scratching furiously alongside her sunglasses-sporting father, spinning hip-hop and techno tunes live for her listeners, strumming the bass in her free time and playing at events such as Dubai’s recent food festival. Before the pandemic put big gatherings on hold, Michelle performed regularly at weddings, parties and music festivals across the city.
While the rest of the world is focused on her accomplishments as a DJ star, Michelle is busy bouncing through life as a third-grader, attending online school, skateboarding, reading and hanging out with friends and dogs at her neighborhood park. But her heart is always in her turntabling.
“I can’t imagine my life without music,” she said. “Like from the start, from the very beginning, when I was really little.”

This post originally appeared on CBS8 – Entertainment

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin becomes world’s youngest crypto billionaire

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin becomes world’s youngest crypto billionaire

The latest surge in the price of the world’s second biggest digital asset, ethereum, turned its co-founder Vitalik Buterin into the youngest crypto billionaire in history.

The public ether address of the Russian-born Canadian IT programmer hit $ 1 billion on its balance sheet after ether’s meteoric growth to $ 3,200 was recorded earlier this week.

In 2018, Buterin referred to the address as his main wallet.The wallet held 333,521 ether coins worth nearly $ 1.16 billion at 14:03 GMT, according to on-chain data-tracker Etherscan, as bitcoin’s number one rival quadrupled in value this year.
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Ether was trading at $ 3,456, up more than 11% over the past 24 hours, with gains of 37% over the past seven days, according to data tracked by CoinMarketCap.

Buterin proposed the open-source computing platform Ethereum, based on blockchain technology, in late 2013. The 27-year-old billionaire is now seen as one of the founding members of cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications.

Ethereum is currently the most actively used blockchain, while ether is ranked as the second largest cryptocurrency after bitcoin by market value. On Tuesday, ethereum’s market capitalization reached $ 405 billion, exceeding that of Disney, Nestle and Bank of America, the second largest lender in the US.
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Born in Kolomna in the Moscow region, Buterin emigrated with his parents to Canada. In 2017, the programmer relocated to Singapore.

Last week, he donated 100 ether and 100 maker tokens to a Covid-19 relief fund for India.

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