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Ed Sheeran teams up with Ukrainian pop group on the frontline

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A Ukrainian pop group who asked to be part of a star-studded charity benefit for Ukraine has collaborated with Ed Sheeran

Now the pop group has teamed up with Ed Sheeran, releasing a new song partly filmed and recorded whilefighting in the war against Russia.

Antytila are one of the biggest musical acts in Ukraine.

The pop stars had to stopped working to join the military but manged to record a song to help the people of Ukraine financially.

The lead singer says the lyrics were created while he was serving as a medic on the front line in west of Kyiv.

After writing the lyrics, members of the group were also able to film while on the frontline in Kharkiv.

The group went viral earlier this year after they posted a video offering to perform via live link at a concert for Ukraine in Birmingham.

Organisers of the concert, which featured Ed Sheeran, turned down the offer because of the group’s association with the military.

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Meet Purple – the new M&M “spokescandy” character

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Mars has introduced its first new M&M character in more than a decade

The new purple “spokescandy” is a peanut M&M designed to represent acceptance and inclusivity

Purple joins the other classics like Red and Yellow.

Mars says the character’s “charm and quirky nature” comes from her “keen self-awareness, authenticity and confidence”

Mars redesigned its M&M characters earlier this year after facing criticism for Green’s sexy characterization

In announcing Purple, Mars put out an ad with the character singing an original song, “I’m Just Gonna Be Me.” 

Mars says one dollar from every stream of Purple’s song will be donated to a nonprofit arts company.

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Why is Trump suing CNN?

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump is suing CNN for defamation

Trump is taking his vengeance to the Federal Court in Florida.

He alleges CNN has sought to use its massive influence to defeat him politically.

The former president is seeking 475 million dollars in punitive damages, according to the lawsuit.

Trump has previously said he will be commencing actions against other media outlets who defrauded the public during the 2020 election.

His attorney’s believe there was a smear campaign, including commentary that he is a cult leader and a racist.

Of course, defamation cases are hard to win. Public figures have to prove that journalists acted with malice.

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Why Beatles’ legend Ringo Starr cancelled a concert

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Beatles’ legend Ringo Starr cancelled a concert after falling ill.

The 82-year-old drummer was supposed to perform with his All-Starr band in the U.S.

In a statement shared by the venue in Michigan, Starr’s team says the drummer did not have Covid but the illness affected his voice.

The casino says “Ringo is sick and was hoping he could carry on, hence the late decision, but it has affected his voice so tonight’s show, scheduled to begin in a few hours is cancelled.”

Saturday night’s cancelled shows was already a rescheduled date from this June after Starr band members were diagnosed with Covid.

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