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John Holt remembered

John Holt remembered

(Jamaica Observer) THE life, music and legacy of veteran Jamaican artiste, John Holt, was on many-a-lip at National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House in St Andrew, yesterday .

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

(Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82 .

Reggae singer John Holt is dead

Reggae singer John Holt is dead

(Jamaica Gleaner) KINGSTON, Jamaica:  Reggae singer, John Kenneth Holt, is dead .

U2's Bono says glaucoma is reason for trademark sunglasses

U2’s Bono says glaucoma is reason for trademark sunglasses

(Reuters) - U2 frontman Bono has revealed the mystery behind his trademark sunglasses .

Joan Rivers died of complication during medical procedure

Joan Rivers died of complication during medical procedure

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Comedian Joan Rivers, who passed away last month at the age of 81, died of a complication during a medical procedure, the New York Chief Medical Examiner's Office said on Thursday .

‘Born-again’ Denyse says goodbye to calypso

‘Born-again’ Denyse says goodbye to calypso

(Trinidad Express) From January 2015, former Calypso Monarch and Calypso Queen Denyse Plummer will no longer be singing calypso .

Bollywood cleavage row shows India’s ‘crass’ side

Bollywood cleavage row shows India’s ‘crass’ side

(BBC) A clash between India’s top newspaper and a Bollywood actress shows no signs of abating .

Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Five years after his death, singer Michael Jackson is generating a fortune and is the top-earning dead celebrity, raking in an estimated $140 million in the past year for his estate, Forbes said yesterday .

Brotherhood brings Pitt and cast together in war film 'Fury'

Brotherhood brings Pitt and cast together in war film ‘Fury’

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - When writer-director David Ayer decided to tackle the "beaten-to-death" World War Two movie genre with "Fury," he decided to make it an intimate affair for his cast led by Brad Pitt .

Joan Fontaine's 1941 best actress Oscar up for auction

Joan Fontaine’s 1941 best actress Oscar up for auction

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Silver screen star Joan Fontaine's 1941 best actress Oscar statuette will go on the auction block, Christie's said on Tuesday in a rare sale of Hollywood's top prize .

Singer Kesha accuses producer of abuse, asks out of contract

Singer Kesha accuses producer of abuse, asks out of contract

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Pop singer Kesha today sued pop hit-making music producer Dr .

Penelope Cruz named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire magazine

Penelope Cruz named ‘sexiest woman alive’ by Esquire magazine

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has been named this year's "sexiest woman alive" by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday .

Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations

Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favorite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement on Monday .

Jennifer Lawrence says photo hacking is sex crime - magazine

Jennifer Lawrence says photo hacking is sex crime – magazine

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, one of dozens of actresses, models and celebrities whose intimate images have been posted online, spoke about the photo hacking scandal for the first time on Tuesday, saying it is a crime and sexual violation .

T.O.K. celebrating 15 years

T.O.K. celebrating 15 years

(Jamaica Gleaner) The singing group might have started as a ploy to get attention from their female counterparts during their high-school days, but now T .

B.B. King cancels remaining tour dates due to illness

B.B. King cancels remaining tour dates due to illness

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Legendary blues guitarist B .

Lohan comes out smiles in London "Speed-the-Plow" revival

Lohan comes out smiles in London “Speed-the-Plow” revival

LONDON, (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan kept an opening night audience hanging on her every word, in part to see if she'd forget any, as she made her stage debut on Thursday night in a West End revival of "Speed-the-Plow", David Mamet's scathing satire of Hollywood .

South Asian women step out of Bollywood, into serious dramatic roles

South Asian women step out of Bollywood, into serious dramatic roles

(Reuters) - A trio of films stepped beyond Bollywood song-and-dance to show South Asian women grappling with male-dominated sport, child marriage, and sexual desire of people with disability in their premieres at the Toronto Film Festival .

Tony Bennett breaks own record as oldest artist atop Billboard chart

Tony Bennett breaks own record as oldest artist atop Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - At 88, veteran crooner Tony Bennett broke his own record as the oldest living artist to land a No .

Ben Affleck gets into dark, tough mind-set in 'Gone Girl'

Ben Affleck gets into dark, tough mind-set in ‘Gone Girl’

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Ben Affleck is not interested in playing nice guys and would choose an interesting, complicated character over a likeable one, which is what drew him to "Gone Girl," a dark thriller about marriage, intimacy and the roles people play .

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin tie the knot in Venice

VENICE (Reuters) - The world’s most famous bachelor, George Clooney, broke a vow to remain single yesterday and married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin during a weekend of lavish celebrations in Venice .

Sophia Loren, Italy's national icon, turns 80 with book of memoirs

Sophia Loren, Italy’s national icon, turns 80 with book of memoirs

ROME, (Reuters) - Sophia Loren, Italy's national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 this week and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life .

Singer Robin Thicke says was high during 'Blurred Lines' breakout year

Singer Robin Thicke says was high during ‘Blurred Lines’ breakout year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer Robin Thicke said he was high on painkillers and alcohol in 2013 when "Blurred Lines" became a hit, and he exaggerated his contribution to writing the song, according to court papers filed on Monday .

U2's free iTunes album surprises at Apple launch gala

U2’s free iTunes album surprises at Apple launch gala

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off the largest album release in history at Tuesday's Apple Inc event to launch new products, after making its latest record available for free on Apple's iTunes online stores to half a billion iTunes users .

Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

LONDON, (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby and the mother-to-be is once again suffering from very acute morning sickness, his office said today .

Family, friends remember Joan Rivers  in poignant, funny funeral

Family, friends remember Joan Rivers in poignant, funny funeral

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Family and friends bid farewell yesterday to Joan Rivers, the outspoken comedian who became famous around the world for her acerbic wit and brash style, at a private funeral sprinkled with jokes, laughter and songs .

Cumberbatch takes unsung WWII hero to Toronto in ‘Imitation Game’

Cumberbatch takes unsung WWII hero to Toronto in ‘Imitation Game’

TORONTO, (Reuters) - The code-breaking machine that may have cut World War II by two years and saved millions of lives was invented by British mathematician Alan Turing, a prickly genius and unlikely war hero unknown to most of the world .

No-holds-barred comedian Joan Rivers dies at age 81

No-holds-barred comedian Joan Rivers dies at age 81

NEW YORK  (Reuters) - Acerbic comedian Joan Rivers died in New York on Thursday, a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient medical procedure, her daughter said in a statement .

A Minute With: Comic Jon Stewart on not flubbing his first film

A Minute With: Comic Jon Stewart on not flubbing his first film

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Having hosted late night television’s satirical “The Daily Show” for 15 years, comedian Jon Stewart grew accustomed to a daily churn that he says “forgives sloppiness .

Amitabh Bachchan: Bollywood star’s 10 million Twitter followers

Amitabh Bachchan: Bollywood star’s 10 million Twitter followers

(BBC) Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has crossed over 10 million followers on Twitter .

Pan arranger, musician Eddie Quarless dies at 60

Pan arranger, musician Eddie Quarless dies at 60

(Trinidad Express) Well-known pan arranger Eddie Quarless, 60, died on Tuesday in New York, USA where he had gone for medical treatment .

Sofia Vergara is highest paid TV actress at $37 mln -Forbes

Sofia Vergara is highest paid TV actress at $37 mln -Forbes

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - For the third consecutive year, Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, one of the stars of the hit ABC comedy “Modern Family,” is the highest paid actress on U .

George Clooney to direct film on British phone hacking scandal

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Actor-filmmaker George Clooney will direct a movie about the phone hacking scandal that ensnared some of Britain’s biggest media figures and politicians, studio Sony Pictures Entertainment said yesterday .

Celebrity photo breach heightens online security warnings

Celebrity photo breach heightens online security warnings

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Celebrity representatives and security experts used the online posting of intimate photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other female entertainers to sound new warnings on Tuesday about the dangers of storing data on the Internet .

T&T pan arranger, musician Eddie Quarless dies at 60

(Trinidad Express) Well-known pan arranger Eddie Quarless, 60, died yesterday in New York, USA where he had gone for medical treatment .

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wed in France - family statement

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wed in France – family statement

(Reuters) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the glamorous Hollywood couple dubbed "Brangelina" in tabloid headlines, were married in France, according to a family statement on Thursday .

Reggae making a revival in Jamaica, recalling golden era of ‘70s

KINGSTON, (Reuters) - The main event at fight night in Kingston, a popular boxing showcase, was hours away, but the crowd at the National Stadium’s indoor arena, from the young and hip to the elderly, was already pumped .



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