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In his new memoir Lucky Me: A Memoir of Changing the Odds, Rich Paul opens up about his tough life growing up.

The sports agent, who has been dating singer Adele for over two years now, grew up in a rough area of Chicago in the ’80s and ’90s.

The odds were stacked against him in terms of creating a successful life, but as he told People: “I’ve always been somebody that never allowed things to get to me.”

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Rich Paul and Adele at the 2023 Grammy Awards

The memoir, released October 10, details Paul’s rough upbringing, with a mother suffering from drug addiction and often not returning for several days in a row. 

He explained to People that having to understand as a kid that his mum wasn’t coming home was ‘one of the toughest things to relive’ during the writing process. 

In his book, he explains a number of other childhood traumas, which he said resonated with his partner, Adele.

Paul said the Rolling in the Deep singer, whom he is rumoured to be married to, had an “emotional” response to reading it.

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“I think a lot of it probably hit home, so yeah, it was a difficult read [for her].” 

It marked the first time Paul has spoken publicly in an interview about his rumoured wife and longtime partner.

Adele has also been open about her own childhood struggles in the past. 

Her father disappeared when she was young, only coming back into her life in her 20s – once her career had taken off. 

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In an interview with Oprah in 2021, Adele spoke about the interaction she had with her father shortly before he passed: “I went to go and see him in Wales and I wanted to play him To Be Loved. My main goal in life is to be loved and love.”

“I wanted to go back to my dad and tell him, ‘You’re the reason I haven’t done that yet.’ He was the reason I didn’t fully access what it means to be in a loving, loving relationship with somebody.” 

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Paul however, credits his late father Rich Paul Sr. for being the positive influence in his life, saying: “I watched my dad play air traffic controller in a community that was a war mixed with a tornado, but also a picnic at times. He was my hero in that regard.” 

He told People: “When you read the book, you get to dive into a lot of the things that I had to overcome.”

“But hence the title of Lucky Me. I was lucky enough to be able to continue down a path where there wasn’t a ton of light, but the door was cracked with a little light and I was smart enough not to invest in the pitfalls that were there for me every day in my environment.”

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Title: ‘Very emotional’: Rich Paul reveals partner Adele’s reaction to his new memoir
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Published Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2023 04:10:00 GMT

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Watch Jay-Z’s surprise performance with Alicia Keys at 2024 Tony Awards

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Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performing live at the 2024 Tony Awards

Jay-Z made a surprise appearance during Alicia Keys‘ performance at the 2024 Tony Awards last night (June 16) – watch the footage below.

Keys’ Broadway musical Hell’s Kitchen was nominated for 13 awards at the ceremony, which took place at the Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater in New York City.

The R&B artist began singing ‘Empire State Of Mind’ – her 2009 collaborative single with Jay-Z – alongside the cast of her show. While walking into the audience, she said: “[I] had to do something crazy! It’s my home town!”

She then threw to the rapper, who appeared on the big screen. He was seen standing on a set of stairs in a theatre lobby as he rapped his lines from the track before Keys joined him.

Ahead of the outing, Keys told Entertainment Tonight that the Hell’s Kitchen cast would be “bringing all of their passion and fire” to the “spectacular” performance at the Tony Awards. “I’m so excited for this,” she added.

The artist had teased her surprise reunion with Jay by sharing a photo of two microphones on social media. One was labelled with her initials in gold pen, with the other featuring the letter “J”. See the posts below.

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Hell’s Kitchen is “an unforgettable new show loosely based on Alicia Keys’ personal experiences, featuring both newly created music and many of her soulful, iconic songs”, per an official synopsis.

It reads: “In a cramped apartment hanging off the side of Times Square, 17-year-old Ali is desperate to get her piece of the New York dream. Ali’s mother is just as determined to protect her daughter from the same mistakes she made.

“When Ali falls for a talented young drummer, both mother and daughter must face hard truths about race, defiance, and growing up. Ali feels trapped, until the sound of a neighbour playing piano opens the door to an unexpected friendship and a radically different future.”

In other news, Keys recently teamed up with Sam Smith for a duet of the latter’s song ‘I’m Not The Only One’.

The post Watch Jay-Z’s surprise performance with Alicia Keys at 2024 Tony Awards appeared first on NME.

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Published Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2024 06:43:21 +0000

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Steve Carell & Greg Kinnear Discuss the Art of Sound Editing at the Oscars

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Steve Carell and Greg Kinnear presenting Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman the Oscar for Sound Editing for “Letters from Iwo Jima” at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007.

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Steve Carell & Greg Kinnear Discuss the Art of Sound Editing at the Oscars

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2025 Governors Awards Omit Woody Allen from Juliet Taylor’s bio

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On June 12th, the Academy’s press release announced the recipients of this year’s Governors Awards. An esteemed list of names: Quincy Jones and Juliet Taylor will receive Honorary Awards, while Richard Curtis will be presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will be awarded the Irving G. […]

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Title: 2025 Governors Awards Omit Woody Allen from Juliet Taylor’s bio
Sourced From: www.awardsdaily.com/2024/06/2025-governors-awards-omit-woody-allen-from-juliet-taylors-bio/
Published Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 17:07:46 +0000

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