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Top model goes plus size

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Guyana’s next top female model is going to be plus size after three years of the competition because the organizers are only looking for models this year that fit into that category.

Trinidadian Qaseeda singer wows locals at Youman Nabi programmes

Trinidadian Qaseeda singer Jameel Hoosein participating in a local Islamic programme to mark Youman Nabi.

Renowned Caribbean singer, Trinidadian Jameel Hoosein was the special guest at the Youman Nabi observance in Guyana this year. According to a press release from the organizers Hoosein was invited by the Muslim Youth League of Guyana, the United Sadr Islamic Anjuman and the Anna Catherina Islamic Complex (ACIC) for a series of programmes to mark Eid Milad Un Nabi.

Link Show 26 on this weekend

Michael Ignatius, Lavonne George, Howard Lorimer, Lynyus Adams and Sonia Yarde in a scene from the Link.

Tonight and tomorrow could be the last two chances to see Link Show 26 in Georgetown. Guyana’s annual satirical show which opened last month at the National Cultural Centre was held over again this weekend starting last night and concluding tomorrow night.

Next Stop for Akon – Bollywood

(EUR) Singer-producer Akon is expanding his business into the $1.2-billion Indian film market with a musical contribution to the soundtrack of RA.One, a Bollywood sci-fi action film currently in production.

Lindsay Lohan = Oprah, Madonna?

(EUR) – Umm. No. — at least according to a poll by celebrity market researcher E-Poll. Lohan — former Disney child star, turned member of the Mean Girls, then media sensation, before plunging into alcohol and drug abuse and going to rehab, from which she emerged to a troubled acting career and then flopped in the world of fashion, all before she turns 24 years old this year  — has sued E*Trade Financial Corp, seeking $100 million for an advertisement that Lohan claims wrongly uses her “likeness, name, characterization, and personality” without permission, violating her right of privacy.

Just a minute with Matt Damon

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Like other Hollywood actors, Matt Damon has not shied away from revealing his political views. He caused a stir in the lead up to the last US Presidential election when in a television interview he described Republican Sarah Palin’s political rise as akin to “a really bad Disney movie.” Damon’s latest film, Green Zone, is an action conspiracy thriller set in Iraq by Briton Paul Greengrass, who also directed the popular Bourne spy movies.

Sidewalk screens Love in the time of Cholera

Next Tuesday, Sidewalk Café screens Love in the time of Cholera. Based on the novel of the same name by Gabriel García Márquez, Cholera tells the story of a love triangle between Fermina Daza (played by Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and her two suitors, Florentino Ariza (Javier Bardem) and Doctor Juvenal Urbino (Benjamin Bratt) which spans 50 years, from 1880 to 1930.