Predictions spot on

(From left) Actor Boy awardees Nadean Rawlins, Glen Campbell, Sakina Deer and Christopher McFarlane. (Photo: Karl McLarty)

THEY did it. The actors got it right. In a poll conducted by the Jamaica Observer which asked other actors to predict who would go home with the Actor Boy Awards in the various categories ahead of Monday's ceremony, was spot on. The poll r esults showed veteran actor Glen Campbell would take the t ... Read More

The cast of Anancy Chaptaz Winner’s Circle celebrate their win at the Actor Boy Award. (PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY) Anancy Chaptaz comes up big
IT was the children's production Anancy Chaptaz Winner's Circle which walked away with the most trop ... Read More

Carlette DeLeon, Donovan White, vice-president of marketing and sales at Columbus
Communications Jamaica Ltd, and Patrice Wilson, managing director of Bars2Go, at the
screening of the season premiere, Courtleigh Auditorium, in New Kingston, St Andrew, last
Sunday. (PHOTOS: MICHAEL GORDON) Game of Thrones fans get royal treatment
TO celebrate the premiere episode of the HBO medieval hit series Game of Thrones, cable operator Flo ... Read More

The Northern Caribbean University will host its annual film festival today. Spotlight on lignum vitae film festival
THE Lignum Vitae Film Festival kicks off today at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandevi ... Read More

Actor ‘Blind Sided’ from flight

Monday, April 07, 2014    

Quinton Aaron

AMERICAN actor Quinton Aaron, one of the stars in the Academy Award-winning The Blind Side (2009) was booted from a US Airways flight for taking up too much room. According to ABC report, he's determined to lose weight. Aaron's size was an asset to playing Michael Oher in the movie, he called the incident on the plane a humiliating experience. "I just grabbed my bag and just got off as quick as possible because it was embarrassing," he said in the ABC report. Aaron, 29, stands 6 feet 8 inche ... Read More

Free HBO weekend for Game of Thrones

Sunday, April 06, 2014    

Daenerys Targaryen (left), played by Emilia Clarke, and
Missandei, played by Nathalie Emmanuel, in a scene from
season 4 of Game of Thrones.

Today, the highly-anticipated fourth season of the triumphant original drama series Game of Thrones returns to HBO on Flow Channel 518. In addition, Flow has announced it would be hosting a viewing party and all cable service customers will enjoy free viewing of HBO this weekend. "Jamaica will join the global audience that will tune in for the season premiere of Game of Thrones as we are doing a number of initiatives to ensure that everyone has a chance to share in the excitement," said Gail A ... Read More

Paul Campbell to get Carib Award

Tuesday, April 01, 2014    

Paul Campbell

ACTOR Paul Campbell is one of two recipients of the Caribbean Heritage Award, to be presented during the inaugural Oracabessa Festival, at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York, on May 26. Irwin Clare, a stalwart in New York City's Jamaican community, will also receive an award. Campbell first came to prominence as Priest in the 1997 movie Dancehall Queen. He has had leading roles in films such as The Lunatic, Shottas and Third World Cop. Last year, he appeared in the low-budget film Home Agai ... Read More

The battle for the Iron Throne continues

Monday, March 31, 2014    

Daenerys Targaryen (left), played by Emilia Clarke, and
Missandei, played by Nathalie Emmanuel, in a scene from
season 4 of Game of Thrones.

THE HBO original series, Game of Thrones's fourth season premieres in the Caribbean and United States simultaneously, on Sunday, April 6. This hit drama series, based on the best-selling fantasy novels by George RR Martin, tells an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal. Encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in Riverlands, which eliminated many of their Stark enemies, the Lanniste ... Read More

Patrice Wymore Flynn remembered

Brian Bonitto | Monday, March 24, 2014    

Patrice Wymore and Errol
Flynn on the set of the 1950
movie Rocky Mountain.

PATRICE Wymore Flynn, former American actress and widow of swashbuckling movie star Errol Flynn, is dead. Wymore Flynn, who adopted the rustic parish of Portland as her home since the 1950s, died on her 2,000-acre property in Castle, Portland, on Saturday. She was 87 and had been ailing for some time. Daryl Vaz, member of parliament for Western Portland, confirmed the actress's death. "She died a little after 4:00 pm on Saturday," he told the Jamaica Observer. The MP remembers the actress-cu ... Read More

Gong’s Hardwork on Winehouse pal’s set

Cecelia Campbell- Livingston | Tuesday, March 18, 2014    


BRITISH singer Juliette Ashby, who started her career as part of a rap duo with Amy Winehouse, recently released her debut album BitterSweet. The set includes collaborations with Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley, as well as American R&B artiste Alicia Keys and rapper Da Brat. Ashby says her sound is eclectic, a blend of Rhythm and Blues, reggae and neo-soul. Hardwork & Mavelle is the name of her song with Marley. It is not her first foray into reggae, having done two songs with ... Read More

Kingston 14 takes centre stage

BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer reporter | Sunday, March 16, 2014    

(From left) Trevor Laird, Goldie, and Brian Bovell who
star in the play Kingston 14. (Photos: Robert Day)

WHILE on his third visit to Jamaica, five years ago, British playwright Roy Williams was stunned by the level of crime in the capital Kingston. It inspired him to write the play Kingston 14, which opens March 28 at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in London. Kingston 14 tells the story of James, a black British police officer who is sent to Kingston to investigate the murder of a English tourist. Because of his ties to the country through his Jamaican father, James struggles to conduct a prop ... Read More

Gospel kick-starts Hague Show

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, March 06, 2014    

(L-R) Kevin Downswell had patrons dancing
and shouting. Deneese Wright was well received

HAGUE, Trelawny — THE entertainment segment of this year's staging of the Hague Agricultural and Livestock Show got underway on Tuesday night with rich spiritual performances for a number of gospel acts. The two-day event climaxed yesterday. The night's highlight was the performance of closing act, Prodigal Son, who despite carrying an injury, hopped onto the stage, took a seat on a stool, and thrilled his fans. The popular gospel artiste, who informed the patrons that he had "a slipped ... Read More

Diversity, the big winner at Oscars

Tuesday, March 04, 2014    

Director Steve McQueen (left) speaks while he and the cast and crew of 12 Years a
Slave accept the award for best picture during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in
Los Angeles on Sunday. (PHOTO: AP)

LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — Diversity was perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards. For the first time, a film directed by a black filmmaker — Steve McQueen of 12 Years a Slave — won best picture and a Latino — Alfonso Cuaron of Gravity — took home best director in a ceremony presided over by a lesbian host and overseen by the academy's first black president. And only two of the top six awards went to Americans. McQueen's grimly historical drama 12 ... Read More



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