(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 .
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 .
(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 .
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 .
(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 .
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 .
(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 .
(Trinidad Express) Kris "KI" Persad created history as the youngest artiste to be crowned Chutney Soca Monarch in 2012 .
(Jamaica Observer) DANCEHALL deejay Tommy Lee Sparta was yesterday charged for breaches under the Anti-Lottery Act .
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 .
(Reuters) Actress Suchitra Sen, known for several landmark roles in Bengali and Hindi cinema, died in Kolkata recently after prolonged illness .
(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 .
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 Observer) DANCEHALL entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta spent another night in lockup .
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(Jamaica Gleaner) Lead singer of the iconic reggae band, Third World, William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke is dead .
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 .
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 .
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 .
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Ziggy Marley won his second solo Best Reggae Album Grammy today for his live In Concert set .
(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 .
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 .
(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 .
(Reuters) - The 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards, the Oscars of Bollywood's yearly $7 .
(Trinidad Guardian) Roger Mohammed, better known in the calypso fraternity as “Bodyguard”, has shot back at Michael “Sugar Aloes” Osouna, saying he (Osouna) has no moral authority to talk about racism .
(Jamaica Observer) Last Sunday’s Golden Globes in Los Angeles had some Caribbean flavour .
BEVERLEY HILLS, California (Reuters) - The film 12 Years a Slave took the coveted Golden Globe for best drama and American Hustle won best musical or comedy last night in a kick-off to the Hollywood awards season that foreshadows a wide scattering of honours for a year crowded with high-quality movies .
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Deejay 'Flippa Mafia' and his brother Kemar Davis were among 15 people indicted by a state grand jury on Friday in connection with an international drug ring that used the postal service and other delivery services to ship cocaine from California to New Jersey .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - In this new year, Bill Cosby offers an encouraging tale to late bloomers operating several notches below their potential .
By Shilpa Jamkhandikar (Reuters) “Dhoom 3”, the third instalment in India’s only action movie franchise, has become Bollywood’s highest-gros-sing film, raking in more than 5 billion rupees ($80 million) in global ticket sales .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Actress Lily Tomlin has married her longtime partner and comedy collaborator Jane Wagner, Tomlin’s publicist said on Tuesday .
(Jamaica Gleaner) A Dutch newspaper is reporting that the fallout related to anti-gay lyrics by dancehall artiste Sizzla has already started .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - British pop duo Eurythmics will reunite in Los Angeles later this month for a performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show", organizers said on Monday .
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - James Avery, a classically trained actor best known for his role as the wealthy uncle of the young rapper Will Smith in the 1990s television comedy "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died at age 65 .
(BBC) A Bollywood film starring veteran actor Dilip Kumar in the lead is set for a theatrical release for the first time, 23 years after it was made .
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