Next James Bond movie expected within 3 years- MGM

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Movie studio MGM said on Tuesday it expects to release the next James Bond movie within three years, and hopes to announce soon a new director after Sam Mendes decided to move on.

David Bowie tops UK charts with comeback album

LONDON,  (Reuters) – David Bowie returned to the top of the British album charts on Sunday for the first time in 20 years with a collection of new recordings acclaimed by one critic as the “greatest comeback in rock’n’roll history”.

Merrymen for 50th anniversary show

(Barbados Nation) The Merrymen, one of Barbados’ best known groups internationally, are promising a night of surprises and nostalgia with their 50th anniversary show coming off at the Barbados Yacht Club on March 30.

Reports conflict over health of rapper Lil Wayne

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – The health of U.S. rapper Lil Wayne was the subject of conflicting reports on Friday, with celebrity website TMZ.com saying he was in a medically induced coma and a fellow rapper saying Wayne was alive and well and watching a basketball game.

Jay-Z to put modern jazz twist on Gatsby soundtrack

LONDON,  (Reuters) – U.S. rapper Jay-Z has teamed up with Australian director Baz Luhrmann to produce and perform on the soundtrack for “The Great Gatsby” which will open the 2013 Cannes film festival in May.

Rihanna forced to cancel shows

(Barbados Nation) Rihanna’s Diamonds World tour isn’t shining so brightly now. The Barbadian singer was forced to cancel another show, this time in Buffalo, New York.

Shaggy starts life on the Ranch

(Jamaica Observer) After 18 years of hit singles and sold-out tours, Grammy-winning deejay Shaggy recently announced his split from manager Robert Livingston.

A Minute With: Madhuri Dixit

(Reuters) – Madhuri Dixit’s smile may have launched a hundred brands but it set many more hearts aflutter.

Another Bollywood star in the dark about T&T show

(Trinidad Express) Another Bollywood star has not been contracted to perform for a TT$2,500 concert in this country next month although it was advertised that she will be part of the star-studded cast.

Confusion over T&T Shahrukh show

(Trinidad Express) There is confusion as to whether or not Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan will be coming to Trinidad for a $2,500-a-ticket concert at the Hilton Trinidad on April 13.

T&T no different from Liberia says Minaj

(Trinidad Express) Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj compared T&T to Liberia on television on Wednesday, saying she didn’t think she would get out alive.

Richard Burton immortalized in Hollywood next to Taylor

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – British actor Richard Burton finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to that of his two-time wife, Elizabeth Taylor, on Friday, nearly 30 years after his death.

Shahrukh Khan for Trinidad show

...TT$2,500 a ticket

(Trinidad Express) BOLLYWOOD mega-star Shahrukh Khan is coming to Trinidad and Tobago to headline a concert that will cost TT$2,500 a ticket.

Argo’ storms to Oscar victory on night of surprises

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – “Argo” stormed to Best Picture victory at the Oscars on Sunday on a night of surprises that ended in disappointment for frontrunner “Lincoln” and handed the most overall wins – four – to “Life of Pi.” It was the first time since “Driving Miss Daisy” in 1990 that a film won the top prize at the Oscars without its director also being nominated.

Audrey Hepburn quote wins top movie pickup line

(Reuters) – And the Oscar for best pickup line in a movie goes to – Audrey Hepburn in the romantic thriller, “Charade.” That’s according to the results from women polled by the U.K.-based dating site Badoo.com and released on Wednesday before the Academy Awards on Sunday.

Rihanna brings high street to catwalks at London show

LONDON, (Reuters) – Pop singer Rihanna launched her first clothing line with British high-street retailer River Island on Saturday, adding A-list glitz to the British leg of the international fashion circuit.

Reality show with Pistorius girlfriend upsets S.Africa

JOHANNESBURG,  (Reuters) – It was billed as a fitting tribute to “an intelligent, beautiful and amazing woman” but the airing of a Caribbean reality TV show featuring the girlfriend of Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius two days after she was shot dead has upset some South Africans.

Jean Small believes in storytelling

(Jamaica Gleaner) My objective with this column is to both critique and celebrate the island’s performing arts, usually thought of as being dance, drama and music.

SuperBlue makes everyone happy

(Trinidad Express) Ian Alvarez (Bunji Garlin) and his wife, Fay-Ann Lyons Alvarez, are both very happy for SuperBlue, who is Lyons’ father.

New proof said found for ‘original’ Mona Lisa

GENEVA (Reuters) – New tests on a painting billed as the original version of the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th century portrait, have produced fresh proof that it is the work of the Italian master, a Swiss-based art foundation said today.

“Identity Thief” steals weekend box office title

(Reuters) – Despite a blizzard in the US Northeast, “Identity Thief,” a newly released comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, collected $36.6 million in weekend ticket sales in the United States and Canada, making it the top-performing film.

Chris Brown shows up at Grammys smiling after car crash

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – R&B singer Chris Brown showed up smiling at the Grammy Awards show today, saying he was just a little banged up after crashing his car into a wall on the eve of the annual music industry awards.

Jimmy Cliff wins Reggae Grammy

(Jamaica Gleaner) KINGSTON, Jamaica – Reggae icon Jimmy Cliff has won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for the album Rebirth.