BTS TO BE DRAFTED
For BTS, when duty calls, everything stops. The Korean K-Pop band has been summoned to sign up for the country's mandatory military service. That's right. One of the most successful music groups in history is halting its music-making to serve their country. Jin, one of seven BTS members, will be first to enlist after his solo release run wraps at the end of October. The pause in performing is temporary and the group expects to reunite in 2025.
YE WANTS 'FREE SPEECH'
After being kicked off of Instagram and Twitter for making anti-Semitic comments, Ye West is in the process of buying "free speech" platform Parler, according to the social media platform. West said, "In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves." West is expected to close the deal by the end of the year.
'CREED III' FIRST LOOK
The first looks for Creed III are in! Posters were unveiled for the latest installment of the series that follows the Rocky franchise. Michael B. Jordan returns as heavyweight boxer Adonis Creed, and Jonathan Majors joins the cast as Anderson Dame. The two are seen sitting in corners of a boxing ring with the words "You can't run…" and "...from your past," respectively. There are some creative changes for the third installment of the series. Jordan is taking up directing duties and Creed III will be the first in the franchise without Sylvester Stallone appearing as Rocky Balboa. Ryan Coogler, who directed the prior Creed films, is still on board in an executive producing capacity.