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February 11, 2019
Daniel Radcliffe PATRICK RIVIERE
Daniel Radcliffe PATRICK RIVIERE
David Beckham Ben Curtis
David Beckham Ben Curtis
Gigi Hadid AP
Gigi Hadid AP
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Beckham to get statue

A statue of David Beckham is to be unveiled outside LA Galaxy's stadium in March.

The retired soccer star played for the US team for six years after joining them in 2007, and his efforts are to be recognised with the construction of a statue at Dignity Health Sports Park.

The statue is to be officially unveiled on March 2, when the Galaxy will host their first game of the new MLS season.

Beckham, 43 - who also played for the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid during his career - helped the Galaxy to win back-to-back MLS Cups in 2011 and 2012, before retiring from the sport in 2013.

Since then, Beckham has pursued a variety of other interests, including making cameo appearances in 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' and 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'. However, in January, it was announced that Beckham is set to buy a 10 percent stake in Salford City Football Club.

The former England captain joined his former Manchester United teammates Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt by investing in Salford - said.

Gigi Hadid: Family's health made me independent

Gigi Hadid thinks the poor health of her close family has made her "very independent".

The 23-year-old model claims to have become more resilient because of her sister Bella, mother Yolanda and brother Anwar's struggles with Lyme disease, the energy-sapping infection that can be spread by infected ticks.

She explained: "Growing up, having three of my family members sick made me very independent. My mom couldn't drive or get out of bed some days, so I took my brother to school with me, or I made lunch."

On the other hand, Gigi also admitted to experiencing feelings of "guilt" because of the health struggles of her close family.

The catwalk star told Elle magazine: "I also felt a lot of guilt for being the one person in the family who didn't understand what they were going through.

"It's hard when your whole family is in pain and you don't know what to do."

Similarly, Gigi previously admitted she couldn't really relate to the struggles of her mother, sister and brother.

The blonde beauty said she wanted to provide "hope" for her family, even though she cannot empathise with their day-to-day fears.

'Harry Potter' star doing comedy

Daniel Radcliffe relished starring in 'Miracle Workers' because he wanted to showcase his comedic talents.

The 29-year-old actor is best-known for appearing in the money-spinning 'Harry Potter' franchise, but was excited to star in the new TV series because he enjoyed the challenge of playing a comedic role.

He said: "A lot of what I watch and what I grew up watching was comedy. I've done comedy onstage, so some people have seen me do it. But not for an audience this wide. So I was really excited to try and show that side of myself as an actor."

He also claimed his experience of theatre acting has helped him to become a more well-rounded performer.

He told the New York Post newspaper: "Theatre makes me a better actor every time I do it."

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