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James Brown biopic ‘Get On Up’ revels in drama and dance moves

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the “Godfather of Soul” in the new biopic “Get On Up .

S. African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

S. African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an unwavering moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday .

Actor James Garner of "The Rockford Files" dead at 86

Actor James Garner of “The Rockford Files” dead at 86

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "“Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "“The Rockford Files", has died at age 86, Los Angeles police confirmed early today .

Sparrow going strong at 79

Sparrow going strong at 79

(Trinidad Guardian) Sparrow turned 79 on Wednesday but also turned back the hands of time with a riveting performance when his milestone was celebrated with a concert at De Nu Pub (The Mas Camp) in Woodbrook .

Chinese pioneers of Jamaican music to be honoured

Chinese pioneers of Jamaican music to be honoured

(Jamaica Observer) FOR the first time in years, the Tribute to the Greats Awards Show and Dance will not be held at Curphey Place in St Andrew .

Nevis Premier wants dancehall artiste Alkaline performance cancelled

Nevis Premier wants dancehall artiste Alkaline performance cancelled

Jamaica Gleaner) KINGSTON, Jamaica: News reports out of Nevis say Premier Vance Amory, wants a concert featuring Jamaican entertainer, Alkaline, cancelled over fears of his social and moral influence on citizens .

Actor George Clooney slams UK story about his future marriage

Actor George Clooney slams UK story about his future marriage

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Actor George Clooney criticized Britain's Daily Mail on Wednesday for publishing what he called a "completely fabricated" story, saying his future mother-in-law opposes his upcoming marriage to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin .

Beyonce, LeBron James most powerful celebrities - Forbes

Beyonce, LeBron James most powerful celebrities – Forbes

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U.S. soul singer Bobby Womack dies at age 70 -publicist

U.S. soul singer Bobby Womack dies at age 70 -publicist

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Prolific U.S. character actor Eli Wallach dies at 98 - NYT

Prolific U.S. character actor Eli Wallach dies at 98 – NYT

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Eli Wallach, an early practitioner of method acting who made a lasting impression as the scuzzy bandit Tuco in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, died on Tuesday at the age of 98, the New York Times reported .

A Minute With: Filmmaker Jose Antonio  Vargas on being ‘undocumented’

A Minute With: Filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas on being ‘undocumented’

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - In 1993 at the age of 12, Jose Antonio Vargas said goodbye to his mother and boarded a plane in the Philippines to join his grandparents in California .

Prolific U.S. character actor Eli Wallach dies at 98 - NYT

Prolific U.S. character actor Eli Wallach dies at 98 – NYT

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Eli Wallach, an early practitioner of method acting who made a lasting impression as the scuzzy bandit Tuco in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", died yesterday at the age of 98, the New York Times reported .

The Eagles know why the fans turn up - to hear the oldies

The Eagles know why the fans turn up – to hear the oldies

LONDON, (Reuters) - When veteran California rock band the Eagles hit the stage in London at the weekend, there was no pretence about why people had come to see them or what the band was expected to do .

Book links Tosh and ganja trade

Book links Tosh and ganja trade

(Barbados Nation) Peter Tosh never hid his love for ganja .

Guyanese Lisa Punch for ABC show `Rising Star’

Guyanese Lisa Punch for ABC show `Rising Star’

Guyanese entertainer Lisa Punch is to appear on the US television network ABC’s singing programme `Rising Star’ on Sunday .

U.S. Senate panel scolds TV's Dr. Oz over diet claims

U.S. Senate panel scolds TV’s Dr. Oz over diet claims

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Comic Tracy Morgan improving after crash

(Reuters) - Comedian Tracy Morgan’s health was upgraded to fair condition yesterday as he continued to show signs of improvement after being badly injured in a highway crash earlier this month, a publicist for the star said .

U.S. radio deejay, 'Shaggy' voice Casey Kasem dead at 82

U.S. radio deejay, ‘Shaggy’ voice Casey Kasem dead at 82

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Casey Kasem, the U .

Sparrow hints at new music

Sparrow hints at new music

(Trinidad Express) The Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) is toying with the possibility of new music for the next Carnival season .

Stage, screen actress Ruby Dee dies at 91: family

Stage, screen actress Ruby Dee dies at 91: family

NEW YORK  (Reuters) - Legendary stage and screen actress Ruby Dee, who won acclaim on stage, film and television and became a notable figure in the US civil rights movement, died peacefully at home, a friend of the family said today .

Harlem's Apollo Theater historian looks back at 80 years of music

Harlem’s Apollo Theater historian looks back at 80 years of music

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Few American stages have produced as many music legends as Harlem's landmark Apollo Theater, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary, and not many people know more about its rich past than its long-time historian Billy Mitchell .

Audra McDonald makes Tony history, Cranston wins acting prize

Audra McDonald makes Tony history, Cranston wins acting prize

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Actress Audra McDonald made Broadway history on Sunday, winning her sixth Tony as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" and Bryan Cranston and Neil Patrick Harris nabbed the top acting prizes at the 68th annual Tony Awards .

Court dismisses record company’s claim to Marley songs

Court dismisses record company’s claim to Marley songs

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A British High Court judge on Wednesday dismissed a record company's claim to the rights to 13 Bob Marley songs, including the 1974 classic No Woman, No Cry .

Isaac Blackman beaten, robbed

Isaac Blackman beaten, robbed

(Trinidad Express) MUSICIAN and recording artiste Isaac Blackman was beaten and robbed by thieves who stole valuables from his home in Piparo around midday yesterday .

Actress Ann B. Davis, devoted 'Brady Bunch' housekeeper, dies

Actress Ann B. Davis, devoted ‘Brady Bunch’ housekeeper, dies

(Reuters) - Comic actress Ann B .

The Indo-Trinbagonian influence on Caribbean music

The Indo-Trinbagonian influence on Caribbean music

(Trinidad Express) The Indo-Trinbagonians contri­buted much to the development and advancement of this nation through their hard work, dedication and achievements in the spheres of business, agriculture, politics and academics .

Book Talk: NastyGal CEO Amoruso on dumpster-diving to 'Girlboss'

Book Talk: NastyGal CEO Amoruso on dumpster-diving to ‘Girlboss’

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - A college dropout who has gone on to build a $100 million fashion business, NastyGal founder Sophia Amoruso has lifted the lid on her unlikely journey from thief to chief, rags to riches and anti-capitalist to CEO .

U.S. author, poet Maya Angelou dies at 86

U.S. author, poet Maya Angelou dies at 86

(Reuters) - American author and poet Maya Angelou, an eloquent commentator on race and gender best known for her groundbreaking autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” has died at age 86 in North Carolina .

‘Time for Indians to embrace Caribbean identity’

‘Time for Indians to embrace Caribbean identity’

(Trinidad Guardian) The East Indian diaspora must forge a new Caribbean identity says Surujdeo Mangaroo, chairman of the National Commission for Self Help Ltd, speaking at the Indian Arrival Day celebrations at the El Dorado Shiv Mandir last Sunday .

Gays block Queen Ifrica

Gays block Queen Ifrica

(Jamaica Observer) REGGAE entertainer Queen Ifrica has been pulled as headliner at Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, New York, tonight, due to mounting pressure from the gay community .

Universal Concerts: We have nothing to do with Asha Bhosle show

Universal Concerts: We have nothing to do with Asha Bhosle show

(Trinidad Express) The founders of Universal Concerts Ltd wish to make it clear that their company is in no way whatsoever associated with the Asha Bhosle concert at the Samar Entertainment Centre in Penal on June 18 .

In break from Bollywood, India's Cannes contender tackles Delhi's darker side

In break from Bollywood, India’s Cannes contender tackles Delhi’s darker side

CANNES, France, (Reuters) - A film that breaks with Bollywood and delivers an atypical dose of social realism that left its leading actor feeling depressed during shooting is India's only contender at this season's Cannes festival .

'Shield' actor Michael Jace arrested for murder of wife

‘Shield’ actor Michael Jace arrested for murder of wife

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Actor Michael Jace, known for playing a cop in the cable television drama "The Shield," was arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday after his wife was found shot to death in their Los Angeles home, police said .

No Woman No Cry #Bring Back Our Girls

No Woman No Cry #Bring Back Our Girls

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Reggae artiste and matriarch of the Marley family, Rita Marley, has joined the worldwide campaign to secure the safe return of almost 300 Nigerian girls kidnapped at school on April 15 .

U.S TV journalist Barbara Walters bids farewell after 53-year career

U.S TV journalist Barbara Walters bids farewell after 53-year career

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Punk group Blondie marks 40th anniversary with new album

Punk group Blondie marks 40th anniversary with new album

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Four decades after their debut, the 1970s pioneering New York City new wave and punk group Blondie released their 10th studio album, "Ghosts of Download," on Tuesday to mark the anniversary .



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