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Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches dead at age 25

Bob Geldof’s daughter Peaches dead at age 25

LONDON (Reuters) - Peaches Geldof, second daughter of Band Aid founder and musician Bob Geldof and a media and fashion personality in her own right, has died at her home in Kent, southern England, aged 25, her family said on Monday .

Mickey Rooney, versatile actor and master showman, dies at 93

Mickey Rooney, versatile actor and master showman, dies at 93

(Reuters) - Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, died on Sunday of natural causes, Los Angeles authorities said .

Album of unheard Michael Jackson songs to be released in May

Album of unheard Michael Jackson songs to be released in May

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Eight previously unreleased songs by the late Michael Jackson will be part of a new album, "Xscape," the singer's estate and Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records said on Monday .

Elton John to marry partner as Britain legalizes gay marriage

Elton John to marry partner as Britain legalizes gay marriage

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) - British singer Elton John will marry long-time partner David Furnish now that Britain's legalization of gay marriage has been put into effect, the singer said in an interview on Monday .

Salman Rushdie to appear at Jamaica literary festival

Salman Rushdie to appear at Jamaica literary festival

(Jamaica Observer) Salman Rushdie, author of the novel, The Satanic Verses, for which Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a death sentence or fatwa against him, is to visit Jamaica in May this year .

Bollywood star Nanda dies

Bollywood star Nanda dies

(BBC) Veteran Bollywood star Nanda has died of a heart attack aged 75 .

Vineet Singh shines at Everybody Loves Raymond concert

Vineet Singh shines at Everybody Loves Raymond concert

(Trinidad Express) Bollywood playback singer Vineet Singh was unstoppable as he performed for his local fans at “Everybody Loves Raymond–The Concert” on Saturday night .

Judge orders singer Chris Brown to stay in jail

Judge orders singer Chris Brown to stay in jail

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Monday ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to remain in jail at least until a probation violation hearing next month after the judge expressed concern about his ability to stay out of trouble .

Fashion designer and Mick Jagger girlfriend L'Wren Scott found dead in NY

Fashion designer and Mick Jagger girlfriend L’Wren Scott found dead in NY

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, was found dead in her New York apartment on Monday from an apparent suicide, according to a law enforcement official .

Singer Chris Brown arrested in California on probation violation

Singer Chris Brown arrested in California on probation violation

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) - R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested today in Malibu, California, on a warrant issued for a probation violation related to his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said .

Vybz Kartel found guilty of murder

Vybz Kartel found guilty of murder

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica – Popular Jamaican Dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel and three co-accused were found guilty of murder in the Home Circuit court today, Thursday, March 13 .

Joe McGinniss, author of Fatal Vision, dies at 71

Joe McGinniss, author of Fatal Vision, dies at 71

(Reuters) - Journalist Joe McGinniss, an author who got up close to his subjects for revealing books such as The Selling of the President and Fatal Vision, died on Monday at age 71, his friend and attorney said .

Tessanne wows White House

Tessanne wows White House

(Jamaica Observer) Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin delivered a scintillating, high-energy performance of Donna Summer's Last Dance at the White House last night, earning sustained applause from an audience headed by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle .

'12 Years a Slave' makes history with best picture Oscar

’12 Years a Slave’ makes history with best picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for best picture yesterday, making history as the first movie from a black director to win the film industry's highest honor in 86 years of the Oscars .

Montano is soca king again

Montano is soca king again

(Trinidad Express) Defending Power Soca Monarch king Machel Montano retained his title despite getting stiff challenges from Hollice "Mr Kill@" Mapp, Neil Iwer George and Destra Garcia at the 2014 International Soca Monarch competition at the National Stadium in Port of Spain yesterday .

Grey skies don't deter Rihanna at Paris fashion week

Grey skies don’t deter Rihanna at Paris fashion week

PARIS, (Reuters) - Rainy skies did not deter the fashionistas from gathering this week in Paris - with singer Rihanna this season's front-row "It" girl - as the Fall/Winter ready-to-wear collections promised cold weather looks to warm the iciest of hearts .

Machel ventures into fashion and chocolate

Machel ventures into fashion and chocolate

(Trinidad Guardian)  - Soca star Machel Montano has partnered with New Era, a global lifestyle brand, to launch five exclusive caps that will be sold during 2014 Carnival .

Nicki Minaj's former stylist seeks $30 million in wig dispute

Nicki Minaj’s former stylist seeks $30 million in wig dispute

ATLANTA,  (Reuters) - A celebrity hair stylist has accused rapper and former "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj of stealing his designs for the colorful wigs that helped boost her career, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Friday seeking $30 million in compensation .

Rudder: Today’s calypsonians lack creativity

Rudder: Today’s calypsonians lack creativity

(Trinidad Express) Music icon David Rudder says contemporary calypsonians lack the creativity that made calypso a prominent and well-loved art form in earlier decades .

Kris KI Persad crowned Chutney Soca Monarch...again

Kris KI Persad crowned Chutney Soca Monarch…again

(Trinidad Express) Kris "KI" Persad created history as the youngest artiste to be crowned Chutney Soca Monarch in 2012 .

Jamaican DJ charged over lottery scam

Jamaican DJ charged over lottery scam

(Jamaica Observer) DANCEHALL deejay Tommy Lee Sparta was yesterday charged for breaches under the Anti-Lottery Act .

Comic legend Sid Caesar dead at age 91, says friend Carl Reiner

Comic legend Sid Caesar dead at age 91, says friend Carl Reiner

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) - Comic showman Sid Caesar, a pioneer of American television sketch comedy as the star and creative force of "Your Show of Shows" during the 1950s, died today at age 91, according to his friend and former collaborator Carl Reiner .

Actress Suchitra Sen dead at 82

(Reuters) Actress Suchitra Sen, known for several landmark roles in Bengali and Hindi cinema, died in Kolkata recently after prolonged illness .

Sparrow flies home

Sparrow flies home

(Trinidad Express)  “CALYPSO King of the World” Slinger Francisco, better known as the “Mighty Sparrow”, yesterday said reigning Soca Monarch Machel Montano is mistaken, and in fact he (Sparrow) is the “happiest man alive”, referring to the title of Montano’s hit song .

Shirley Temple Black, former Hollywood child star, dies at 85

Shirley Temple Black, former Hollywood child star, dies at 85

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - Shirley Temple Black, who lifted America's spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and later became a US diplomat, died late on Monday evening at the age of 85, her family said in a statement .

Jamaica dancehall entertainer in custody over lottery scam

Jamaica dancehall entertainer in custody over lottery scam

(Jamaica Observer) DANCEHALL entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta spent another night in lockup .

Ramnarine not defending Trini Chutney Soca title

Ramnarine not defending Trini Chutney Soca title

(Trinidad Express)  “I WILL NOT DEFEND .

Third World lead singer Bunny Rugs is dead

Third World lead singer Bunny Rugs is dead

(Jamaica Gleaner) Lead singer of the iconic reggae band, Third World, William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke is dead .

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of apparent drug overdose - police source

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of apparent drug overdose – police source

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) - Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won an Academy Award for the film "Capote," was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday in what a police source described as an apparent drug overdose .

Actress Sienna Miller angry at British phone-hacking case details

Actress Sienna Miller angry at British phone-hacking case details

LONDON,  (Reuters) - British actress Sienna Miller spoke on Friday of her anger that "titillating" information about her affair with James Bond actor Daniel Craig had been made public at the phone-hacking trial of a former Rupert Murdoch tabloid editor .

French DJ duo Daft Punk, teenage Lorde take top Grammys

French DJ duo Daft Punk, teenage Lorde take top Grammys

LOS ANGELES  (Reuters) - Two unconventional acts, French electronic music DJs Daft Punk and New Zealand teen Lorde, took home the top Grammy awards on Sunday in a night that rewarded robots and newcomers, and recognized marriage equality .

Ziggy Marley wins Reggae Grammy, again

Ziggy Marley wins Reggae Grammy, again

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Ziggy Marley won his second solo Best Reggae Album Grammy today for his live In Concert set .

Sparrow’s back

Sparrow’s back

(Trinidad Express) The Birdie is back!Make no mistake about it, Slinger Francisco, better known as The Mighty Sparrow, Calypso King of the World, has returned to the stage, if only for a few moments in Brooklyn, New York, USA,—and he is promising a return to Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival 2014, with plans to perform at Kaiso House and Mas Camp .

'Love Will Keep Us Together' duo Captain & Tennille to divorce

‘Love Will Keep Us Together’ duo Captain & Tennille to divorce

NEW YORK(Reuters) - The Grammy Award-winning husband and wife pop duo Captain & Tennille, whose biggest hit was 1975's "Love Will Keep Us Together," are divorcing after nearly 39 years of marriage, an Arizona court clerk confirmed on Wednesday .

T&T Chutney Soca Monarch contest in jeopardy

(Trinidad Express) THE hosting of the 2014 Lotto Plus Chutney Soca Monarch competition is in jeopardy as Government has failed to deliver on its financial commitments .

Bollywood’s top film awards to be presented in Florida

(Reuters) - The 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards, the Oscars of Bollywood's yearly $7 .



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