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Keke Palmer says she wants fans to know: 'We're one and the same'

Keke Palmer says she wants fans to know: 'We're one and the same'

Entertainment
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Actress and singer Keke Palmer says she is candid with her fans because she wants them to understand she isn't perfect and hopes they find strength in her struggles."When social media came around, it felt like the opportunity to really let my fans not idolize me because that really bothered me. I felt like, with the career that I have, coming from where I came from, there is an opportunity for young people to really be not inspired by me, but inspired by my story and to really put themselves in that position to achieve all of their dreams. Being able to see: 'Yo, we're not so different. We're one and the same,'" the 24-year-old Illinois native told UPI in a recent phone interview."I really found solace in the communication on social media as being able to really allow them...
US hedge fund wants break-up of £35bn Shire

US hedge fund wants break-up of £35bn Shire

Business
A US hedge fund is demanding a string of divestments at the FTSE-100 biotech group Shire, underlining growing interest among activist investors in large European companies.Sky News has learnt that Sachem Head Capital Management is urging the board of Shire, which specialises in treatments for rare diseases and neuroscience products, to explore a sale or spin-off of several of its assets.The move, which has been raised during discussions between the hedge fund and Shire directors in recent months, comes after Sachem Head disclosed during the summer that it had acquired a small stake in the pharmaceuticals group.Sachem Head's call for Shire to assess the merits of a separation of some of its divisions has not yet resulted in a formal letter to the company's board, according to a person close...
Kick It Out wants 'racist' Lukaku chant stopped

Kick It Out wants 'racist' Lukaku chant stopped

Sports
Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has contacted Manchester United to ask them to stop the club's fans singing a "racist" chant about Romelu Lukaku.It says the lyrics, about the size of the Belgium striker's penis, are "offensive and discriminatory"."Racist stereotypes are never acceptable, irrespective of any intention to show support for a player," said Kick It Out.Manchester United say they will liaise with Kick it Out on the matter.The Old Trafford club are also waiting to learn whether the chant is regarded as racist for criminal purposes and is therefore actionable.A United blog has already asked the club's fans to refrain from the song."It's a cheap and insulting stereotype that has no place in this day and age," United fan Scott Patterson wrote in a post on The Republik of Mancu...
Girl with 3D printed hand wants to throw first pitch at every MLB park

Girl with 3D printed hand wants to throw first pitch at every MLB park

Sports
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball teams are lining up to let 7-year-old Hailey Dawson throw out a first pitch at their games.Dawson has a rare disease called Poland Syndrome and was born without three fingers. She had a 3D printed hand, which works with fishing line.Hailey has already thrown out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles. She wants to throw out the first pitch at every MLB ballpark.On Thursday, something really special happened. Teams responded quickly to her wish, asking her to come to their games and take the mound. Bleacher Report posted a link to a video featuring Dawson, which the teams responded to in droves.Those teams included: the San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians...
Former CIA officer wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

Former CIA officer wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

Technology
Former undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it. Wilson launched the fundraiser last week, tweeting, "If @Twitter executives won't shut down Trump's violence and hate, then it's up to us. #BuyTwitter #BanTrump." The GoFundMe page for the fundraiser says Trump's tweets "damage the country and put people in harm's way." As of Wednesday morning, she had raised less than $ 6,000 of the billion-dollar goal. In an emailed statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the low total shows that the American people like the president's use of Twitter. "Her ridiculous attempt to shut down his First Amendment is the only clear violation and expression of hate and intolerance in this equation," th...