Category Archives: Entertainment

Review: ‘The Desperate Hour’ – Terror without tact | Entertainment

The Desperate Hour is a tense affair from start to finish. As the movie opens, Naomi Watts’ Amy coveys a distinct uneasiness. The weight of the world rests uncomfortably on her shoulders, giving her whole household a heavy feeling. It’s almost one year since the death of her husband, and her family is yet to […]

Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days – NationNews Barbados —

Posted on March 11, 2022 Jussie Smollett previously attended a court hearing in person in February 2020. (Internet image) US actor Jussie Smollett has been sentenced to 150 days in jail after a jury found he lied to police about being the victim of a hate crime. The former Empire star, 39, was found guilty […]

Wholesome music needed, says Terrelonge | Entertainment

With Reggae Month just concluded, one of the messages which was proclaimed loudly was the need for positive messages through the music. This strident call came from Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, as well as her State Minister Alando Terrelonge. In an interview with The Gleaner recently, Terrelonge, when quizzed about […]

Jodian Pantry gives back to alma mater | Entertainment

Gospel singer Jodian Pantry was busy on Monday in her community of Chapelton as she gifted students of the primary school with Amazon tablets to assist them with their schooling. In an interview with The Gleaner about the outreach, Pantry said it breaks her heart to see the need that her foundation can never fill. […]

Gramps Morgan signs on as ambassador for Babylon Misfits Reggae NFT collection | Entertainment

The non-fungible token (NFT) wave is booming in the finance sector but also capturing lots of attention across the art, film and music industries, where many creatives are participating in more ways than one, in the digital marketplace. Gramps Morgan has become deeply invested in the marketplace after Morgan Heritage successfully released and sold out […]

Bella Blair challenges stereotype with ‘On the Side’ | Entertainment

When did you find out that you were the other woman? Recording artiste Bella Blair addresses that issue in her new single, On the Side. Pandora’s ‘Caribbean Artistes to Watch 2022’ told The Gleaner that her aim for this track was to break away from the norm of the all-knowing side chick and speak up […]

Opening Thursday | Entertainment | Jamaica Gleaner

The Desperate Hour A mother’s dilemma with no time to spare Unfolding in real time, The Desperate Hour is a riveting and pulse-pounding thriller from award-winning director, Phillip Noyce. Recently widowed mother Amy Carr (Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts) is doing her best to restore normality to the lives of her young daughter and teenage […]

How Biggie Smalls’ Sting concert audio was licensed to Puffy | Entertainment

Today, March 9, marks 25 years since rap legend, Biggie Smalls, also known as the Notorious B.I.G., was killed. He was only 24. Signed to Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs’ Bad Boy Records, Biggie, who would have turned 50 this year, is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, and as a testament to this, […]

Singer Dr Richard Kirkwood of Casual-T has died | Entertainment

Dr Richard Kirkwood, a member of Casual-T — the ‘80s singing group comprising medical doctors — has died. Dr Charlie Roberts confirmed to The Gleaner that Kirkwood passed away last Wednesday in hospital in New York. He was 76. “Kirk was recently retired and was diagnosed with colon cancer in August 2021,” said Roberts, a […]

Ed Sheeran contests ‘Shape of You’ copyright claim | Entertainment

Ed Sheeran has denied “borrowing” music from other artistes. The Bad Habits hitmaker took to the stand at the High Court in London last Monday as part of a copyright claim over his 2017 hit Shape of You. Sheeran is in a dispute with musicians Sami Chokri – a grime artiste who performs under the […]