Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 That's Not Nice http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/That-s-Not-Nice_17833624 BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com DANCEHALL producer Ainsley 'Notnice' Morris says his association with controversial acts Vybz Kartel and Alkaline have caused some artistes to shy away from him.<br /> <br /> According to Morris, it is one of the biggest challenges he faces in the industry. But he says he is, however, determined to keep doing what he has been.<br /> <br /> "The same thing that happen with Vybz Kartel is happening with Alkaline. They believe that I just want to work with a particular act, but it's not like that. I just work with who will work with me," he told Splash.<br /> <br /> "Sometimes when I link some of the artistes, they tell me to send them the rhythm. They say they are ready to voice on it, but they don't. And they dont return my calls or respond to the messages either. I really don't know what the problem is," the 28-year-old continued.<br /> <br /> Vybz Kartel, given name Adidja Palmer, is currently serving a life sentence for his role in the disappearance of Clive 'Lizard' Campbell. He will be eligible for parole after 35 years.<br /> <br /> Alkaline, known for his bleached skin and tatooed eyes, has been making the news in recent times with several Caribbean islands protesting his visit and lewd lyrics.<br /> <br /> Morris, in 2009, got some international attention with Ramping Shop -- a collab with Kartel and Spice. The single peaked at number 76 on the Billboard Top 100 charts. The track, however, stirred controversy after EMI Publishing ordered the single remixed after it infringed on the copyright licence of Neyo's Miss Independent.<br /> <br /> The producer told Splash he has his sights set on returning to the Billboard charts.<br /> <br /> "I want to reach back on Billboard with an original rhythm," he said.<br /> <br /> He is hoping to achive this with his yet-to-be-titled upcoming rhythm slated for release later this month.<br /> <br /> Hailing from the Waterford community in Portmore, St Catherine, Morris attended St Catherine High School in Spanish Town.<br /> <br /> He emerged on the dancehall circuit in 2007.<br /> <br /> "Being a young producer, I only knew Shawn Storm, Jah Vinci and Deva Bratt, and a few others from the Gaza camp. Soon after, some of my recordings caught Kartel's ears, and we began working shortly after," he recalled.<br /> <br /> He instantly became a household name as the producer behind Vybz Kartel's Last Man Standing, Cake Soap, Mama, and Get Wild. He also has production credits on Jah Vinci's Watch Yuh Friends, Popcaan's Gangster City and Dream, and Shawn Storm's My Life.<br /> <br /> Morris said he severed ties with Vybz Kartel in 2011 and went solo the following year.<br /> <br /> He said the key to producing is understanding each artiste.<br /> <br /> "My ears are always open. I don't just record, as every act is different. Therefore, I take a different approach with each," he said.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11199796/notnice_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11199806/notice-5_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11199807/notnice-2_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 AM Magnum Kings & Queens goes regional http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Magnum-Kings---Queens-goes-regional_17833905 By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com BILLED as Jamaica's number one dancehall TV show, Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall was launched at the Lyndhurst Road offices of TVJ on Tuesday.<br /> <br /> The occasion saw news that the programme would spread its reach to Trinidad & Tobago for its eighth season.<br /> <br /> "We have partnered with a TV station in T&T to carry the show. To help it along we will be having auditions in Port of Spain," Mark Kenny, co-producer, told the Jamaica Observer.<br /> <br /> This opens the competition to a potential victor from the twin island republic. Also announced was a partnership with $tar Struck Records to help bring the competition winners to the next level.<br /> <br /> Sanjay Ramanand, co-producer, explained that the 2015 champions will receive a two-year recording contract with the label, giving them access to professional recording equipment, along with managerial and career advice.<br /> <br /> Judges Khadine 'Miss Kitty' Hylton, Cordell 'Scatta' Burrell and Professor Nuts confirmed their return for the new season, with companion programme Digicel Endz getting a new host in the form of comedian Dufton Shepherd. There will also be a host of after-parties during the finals.<br /> <br /> "Dancehall is indigenous to Jamaica and the show provides a refreshing of the talent in the industry," Hylton said.<br /> <br /> With auditions set to start on November 8 in Savanna-la-Mar, the launch also doubled as a recording of the contest's season seven retrospective to be shown on TVJ this Saturday.<br /> <br /> Guests were treated to the premiere music videos from previous Magnum King Krushal and Magnum Queen Kadyah 'Candy K' Thomas. Krushal's Tek Set was a humorous look at money-hungry females, while Thomas's Me Name Candy K played on her sexy but tough dancehall persona.<br /> <br /> "It's been a good experience for me," Thomas said about her post-contest time.<br /> <br /> Before providing the studio audience with a rousing freestyle, she noted with pride of the fact that she's used some of the one million-dollar prize money to further her education.<br /> <br /> Sidelined by chik-V, Krushal was subbed in by his 2014 show rival Hydal.<br /> <br /> Magnum Kings & Queens goes regional<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11199773/Magnum_0004_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 AM Aidonia hits out at scammers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Aidonia-hits-out-at-scammers_17835363 DANCEHALL artiste Aidonia is blasting persons purporting to be part of his management team and collecting deposits for shows in Europe.<br /> <br /> According to the Bad People deejay, LiveJam Entertainment is not authorised to conduct business on his behalf.<br /> <br /> "To all my European fans/promoters and supporters I will not be appearing on any event booked or promoted by LiveJam Entertainment, we have received no payments nor were we aware of any such event(s)," the artiste said in a statement.<br /> <br /> "I would like to personally apologise for this unfortunate development and urge that in future only conduct business with reputable agents to avoid these untenable situations. My management team will be sending correspondence advising the perpetrator(s) to cease and desist with immediate effect all activities related to me in an effort to mitigate any further damage to my reputation and brand," he continued.<br /> <br /> Adionia, whose given name is Sheldon Lawrence, rose to prominence in the mid-2000s. He is known for hit songs including Fi Di Jockey, Bruki, Ukku and Straight Happiness.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11199777/Aidonia_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 AM Etana rises on Billboard http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Etana-rises-on-Billboard-_17834030 Due to a change in the cut-off date for the tabulation of Billboard Magazine's charts, Etana's new album I Rise debuts at number seven on the Billboard Reggae Album chart.<br /> <br /> Although it was released on October 28, Catch Di Riddim sources disclosed that Etana's album sales comprised pre-orders from one state in the United States; roughly 200 copies were sold. It is expected that a week of sales could see the Clive Hunt-produced I Rise topping the chart next week.<br /> <br /> I Rise is Etana's fourth entry on the Reggae Album chart. Her 2008 debut, The Strong One, entered and peaked at number 12.<br /> <br /> Three years later, Free Expressions stalled at number 11. Last year's Better Tomorrow peaked at number nine.<br /> <br /> "The reception to the album has been good so far. A lot of people will like it and some won't. Some will purchase it and some will download for free. It's just the way it is, but I am alright," Etana told the Jamaica Observer while on the Pittsburgh stop of her current US tour.<br /> <br /> The tour, which kicked off on October 23, ends in late November. It also features singer Cocoa Tea and deejay Louie Culture.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11199771/Etana-photo_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 AM Tanya Stephens for Dubai show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Tanya-Stephens-for-Dubai-show FEMALE dancehall deejay Tanya Stephens is slated to perform at Reggae Beachfest to be held at XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa in Dubai on Saturday.<br /> <br /> Stephens, who will be making her first trek to the United Arab Emirates, is known for songs including Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet, These Streets, It&rsquo;s a Pity and Boom Wuk. <br /> <br /> Also performing are the United Arab Emirate&rsquo;s dancehall king Don Corneille, DJ Jus, Raj, Jaysun and Teddy Jam from Sudan. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11199829/Tanya-Stephens_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 31, 2014 4:47 AM Dancehall to BRUK OUT http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Dancehall-to-BRUK-OUT_17834796 THE world of dancehall music and the dancehall queen contests will be the subject of a documentary titled Bruk Out.<br /> <br /> Bruk Out is brainchild of Brooklyn native Cori McKenna, who is director on the project. She readily admits to being drawn to the music and culture of her fellow New Yorkers who had Jamaican ties.<br /> <br /> "I would go out and watch the Caribbean parade each year and I was really intrigued by the music and the dancing. I was so inspired that I made some contacts and was invited down to Jamaica which is where I met Big Head, the promoter of the dancehall queen competition in Montego Bay. It all spiralled and now we are about half-way through filming Bruk Out," she told Splash from her base in New York.<br /> <br /> According to McKenna, Bruk Out will focus on the offstage lives of some of the girls in the 2014 contest. She will be zeroing-in on girls from Spain, Japan, Jamaica, Italy, New York, and Poland.<br /> <br /> Once completed, she hopes the documentary will give audiences an insight into the world of this subculture.<br /> <br /> "It is our hope that Bruk Out does for dancehall what the film Rize did for krumping. We want the documentary to offer the uninitiated an opportunity to understand without being judgemental and not just see it as twerking or whatever. We also want to represent the ladies who enter this competition -- give them a voice. It is also our hope that there can be some level of acceptance," said McKenna.<br /> <br /> Acceptance and understanding are things that McKenna too came to terms with as she began filming.<br /> <br /> "I will admit that the girls seemed intimidating at first. But once I got to hear their stories, I realised that they all had unique reasons for entering these contests. And one has to applaud them for their confidence with their body image and sexuality."<br /> <br /> No stranger to the world of film-making, McKenna has been working in the industry for more than a decade, having graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles. She has worked on projects for major media outlets including HBO, but this is her first major solo project.<br /> <br /> "We will be filming in Europe during the winter to contrast against the tropical setting in Jamaica. We should be done with editing in June of next year, so we can premiere in August," she said. <br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11199776/Danchall-queen-2014_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 AM Riddim Twins pay tribute to Holt http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Riddim-Twins-pay-tribute-to-Holt_17833909 In tribute to singer John Holt, who died on October 20 in London, England, the Jamaica Observer presents 'Holt a Day', a daily feature leading up to his final farewell, which is scheduled for November 15.<br /> <br /> FOR their 1998 album Friends, the revered drum-and-bass team of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare paid homage to the music they grew up listening, by covering songs by singers John Holt and Dobbie Dobson.<br /> <br /> British singer Maxi Priest, who helped popularise the lovers' rock sound in the United Kingdom during the late 1980s, covered Holt's Only a Smile while Ali Campbell put his spin on Seems to me I'm Losing, originally done by Dobson.<br /> <br /> Holt first recorded Only a Smile while he was a member of the rocksteady group, The Paragons. It was produced by Duke Reid for his Treasure Isle label.<br /> <br /> Priest was born in London to Jamaican parents. He recalls Holt being one of his biggest influences along with Dennis Brown and Jacob Miller, Priest's cousin.<br /> <br /> Sly and Robbie also brought in Mick Hucknall (of Simply Red) to record Brown's Ghetto Girl and Night Nurse, a big hit for Gregory Isaacs in the early 1980s.<br /> <br /> Friends won the Grammy award for Best reggae Album in 1999.<br /> <br /> &mdash; Howard Campbell<br /> <br /> Riddim Twins pay tribute to Holt<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11199801/Sly---Robbie-1_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 AM Watch out for Nae Nae http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Watch-out-for-Nae-Nae_17833919 BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer SINGJAY Nae Nae has made her biggest move to become a force in Jamaican music circles with her latest singles, Da Body Ya and Raging Bull.<br /> <br /> Da Body Ya is produced by D-Dot Music Group, while Raging Bull was done for Time Code Records.<br /> <br /> Born Shanice Graham in Kingston, Nae Nae grew up in Trelawny and resided for brief period in the United Kingdom. Her recording debut came last year with the track Bedroom Stulla which was produced by Barbadian Denny De Illest.<br /> <br /> Confidence is something Nae Nae is not short on.<br /> <br /> "I have the entire package. I can sing, write and deejay. I look better than all the other female artistes and I'm intelligent. I bring controversy and art to the music," she told this column.<br /> <br /> Recently, Nae Nae has worked with several top Jamaican producers including Richie Loop, Donsome Records, and Pay Day Music.<br /> <br /> Nae Nae says she was exposed to music at an early age, performing in talent contests during her high school years. She also recorded songs for her uncle at his home studio. One of those tracks caught the attention of a Barbadian promoter who contracted her to perform on one of his shows in Bridgetown.<br /> <br /> While in Barbados, she met Shaggy who invited her to do some work at his Big Yard studios.<br /> <br /> Later, she hooked up with Pay Day Music Group and did collaborations with deejays Stein and Nymron. <br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11199792/Nae-Nae-photo-2_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 AM Do Go See this weekend http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Do-Go-See_17833890 SPLASH PICK OF THE WEEKEND<br /> <br /> Liberation, Dance Edition<br /> <br /> @ Covenant City Church, 72 Half Way Tree Road<br /> <br /> Featuring: Chozenn, DA Jay, Dunamis, Goddy Goddy, Lypher, Omari, St Matthew<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> Pic: Goddy Goddy<br /> <br /> Caption Goddy Goddy among performers for Liberation, Dance Edition on Saturday<br /> <br /> FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31<br /> <br /> Celebratory Life<br /> <br /> @ Shop 4 Global Plaza, 62 Grants Pen Road<br /> <br /> Featuring: High Vibes<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Halloween Smirnoff Fridays<br /> <br /> @ Ribbiz and Triple Century<br /> <br /> Time: 8:00pm<br /> <br /> Star/ Magnum All Star Face-Off<br /> <br /> @ Fanous Night Club, Portmore<br /> <br /> Featuring: with DJ Frass vs Skatta Burrell and Rivhie Feelings vs Uncontainables<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Appleton Uber<br /> <br /> @ Club Privilege<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> Shocktober<br /> <br /> @ Club 808, Liguanea Post Mall<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Seafood Night<br /> <br /> @ The Essence, Kings Plaza, St Andrew<br /> <br /> Featuring: Vin the Musical Maestro<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> Friday Night Happy Hour<br /> <br /> @ The Ambassador Bar and Grill, 148 Old Hope Road, Kingston<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> Appleton Uber<br /> <br /> @ Club Privilege, 16 Trinidad Terrace, New Kingston<br /> <br /> Time: 10:00 pm<br /> <br /> MVP Fridays<br /> <br /> @ Puls8, 38 Trafalgar Road, Kingston<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> Smirnoff VIV Fridays<br /> <br /> @ V Club, 5 Madrid Avenue, Portmore, St Catherine<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> TGI Fridays<br /> <br /> @ Margaritaville Negril, Jan Elsner Road, Negril, Westmoreland<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Speakeasy Friday<br /> <br /> @ Margaritaville Montego Bay, 25 Coconut Drive, Montego Bay<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Slap Weh Fridaze<br /> <br /> @ Front Page Lounge, 7 South Avenue<br /> <br /> Featuring: Coppershot, Juss Unique<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> Ole School Fridays<br /> <br /> @ Norman's Court Hotel, 15 Humber Avenue, Montego Bay<br /> <br /> Featuring: Disco, hip hop, R&b and soul music from the 80s, 90s<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> Bottles, Bosses & Babes<br /> <br /> @ 8 Waterhouse Drive (Paula's Wholesale)<br /> <br /> Featuring: Stashment, Cashflow, Ajoni, and the Subkonshus Team.<br /> <br /> Time: 10:00 pm<br /> <br /> SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1<br /> <br /> Candy Isaacs Concert<br /> <br /> @ St Andrew High School Auditorium, 10 Cecilio Avenue<br /> <br /> Time: 8:00 pm<br /> <br /> PHD - Partying to a Higher Degree<br /> <br /> @ UTECH Student Activity Centre<br /> <br /> Featuring: DJ Coppershot, DJ Flabba Dabba, DJ News<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Ravish, Halloween Edition<br /> <br /> @ Sunset Beach, Couples, San Souci<br /> <br /> Featuring: Hyperactive<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm - 3:00 am<br /> <br /> Liberation, Dance Edition<br /> <br /> @ Covenant City Church, 72 Half Way Tree Road<br /> <br /> Featuring: Chozenn, DA Jay, Dunamis, Goddy Goddy, Lypher, Omari, St Matthew<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> Pic: Goddy Goddy<br /> <br /> Caption Goddy Goddy among performers for Liberation, Dance Edition on Saturday<br /> <br /> Hawaiian Paradise<br /> <br /> @ Ice wata Roof, North Street & Milk Lane<br /> <br /> Featuring: More Money International among others<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Plethora<br /> <br /> @ NHT Parking Lot, New Kingston<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> Starlife Saturdays<br /> <br /> @ Famous Nightclub, Gerbera Avenue, Portmore, St Catherine<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> ULTRA Saturdays<br /> <br /> @ Fiction Night Club, 67 Constant Spring Road, Kingston<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Smirnoff Night Life<br /> <br /> @ Margaritaville Ocho Rios, Turtle Beach Road, Ocho Rios<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2<br /> <br /> South Western BBQ<br /> <br /> @ Tiki Hut, 12 Hope Road, Kingston 10<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> Red Cups Bacyaad Cooler Fete<br /> <br /> @ Hope Garden lawn<br /> <br /> Time: 4:00 pm - 12 midnight<br /> <br /> Sundayz Live Jazz & Blues<br /> <br /> @ The Essence, Kings Plaza<br /> <br /> Featuring: Colin Shirley, Vin de Musical Icon<br /> <br /> Time: 8:30 pm<br /> <br /> Seafood Sundays<br /> <br /> @ Pier One, Montego Bay<br /> <br /> Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm<br /> <br /> Retro Night<br /> <br /> @ Sharkies Seafood Restaurant, Salem, Runaway Bay<br /> <br /> Time: 8:00 pm<br /> <br /> Movie Sundays<br /> <br /> @ D'Rehab Lounge, Sports Bar & Pool Hall, MoBay<br /> <br /> Time: 8:00 pm<br /> <br /> SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8<br /> <br /> Rum Buck ...it Throwback<br /> <br /> @ Oneil's Place, Hagley Park Road<br /> <br /> Featuring: DJ Marvin<br /> <br /> Time: 10:00 pm<br /> <br /> THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13<br /> <br /> Moeish 'Buss Big' Album Launch<br /> <br /> @ Comfitanya Lounge and Restaurant, 169 Mountain View Avenue<br /> <br /> Featuring: Nature, History Man, Fantan Mojah, Abijah, Hezron, Natural Vybz, Free Style among others<br /> <br /> Time: 7:30 pm until...<br /> <br /> Minard Livestock & Beef Festival<br /> <br /> @ Minard Estate in Browns Town, St. Ann<br /> <br /> Time: All day<br /> <br /> FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14<br /> <br /> Bad Mind Get The Best A Dem<br /> <br /> @ 3 Browning Avenue, Duhaney Park<br /> <br /> Featuring: Lionheart International Sound<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15<br /> <br /> Fashionably Loud<br /> <br /> @ Basketball Court, Standpipe<br /> <br /> Featuring: Snipa International, Boom Boom, Bishop Escobar among others<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28<br /> <br /> Tempted, Impy Skimpy<br /> <br /> @ Brooke Valley Park, Duhaney Park<br /> <br /> Featuring: Mello Vibes, Ariff Cooper, DJ Siddoo. DJ Kitt<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> King Sturgav Inna Dancehall Concert<br /> <br /> @ 581/2 Mannings Hill Road, Flava Parking Lot<br /> <br /> Featuring: Sizzla, Josey Wales, Freddie McGregor, Errol Dunkley, Little Twitch among others<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Movie Script<br /> <br /> 14b South Camp Road<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21<br /> <br /> East Kingston Invasion<br /> <br /> @ Skateland, Kingston<br /> <br /> Featuring: No Limts Sound, Fire Biggs, Gargamel among others<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> Image<br /> <br /> @ Clun Enima, Cedar Valley Road, Standpipe<br /> <br /> Featuring: DJ Menace, Escobar<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22<br /> <br /> Out and Clean in Jeans<br /> <br /> @ Korner View Club, Half-Way Tree<br /> <br /> Featuring: Rhyme Up among others<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29<br /> <br /> Jermaine Edwards Don't Count Me Out Album Launch<br /> <br /> @ Waltham Park, New Testament Church<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13<br /> <br /> Manie Gooch Birthday Party<br /> <br /> @ Mr Tyre, 53 Waltham Park Road<br /> <br /> Featuring: Lovers Choice, CD Fantasy, Stone Love among others<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19<br /> <br /> Scallawah Attack, The Gold Bottle Edition<br /> <br /> @ Oneil's Place, Hagley Park Road<br /> <br /> Featuring: Foota Hype, Boom Boom, Richie Feelings<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27<br /> <br /> Stone Love 42nd Aniversary<br /> <br /> @ Red Stripe Oval<br /> <br /> Featuring: Selectors<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> THEATRE<br /> <br /> Funny Kind'a Love<br /> <br /> @ Centrestage Theatre, Cinema 2, Dominica Drive, New Kingston<br /> <br /> Featuring: Camille Davis, Courtney, Glen 'Titus' Campbell, Sharee Elise/Sakina Deer<br /> <br /> Time: Tuesday - Friday @ 8:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday @ 5:00 & 8:00 pm<br /> <br /> At The Movies<br /> <br /> John Wick<br /> <br /> Dracula<br /> <br /> Ouija<br /> <br /> Fury<br /> <br /> The Best of Me<br /> <br /> Destiny<br /> <br /> The Equalizer<br /> <br /> Pic: John Wick<br /> <br /> Caption<br /> <br /> A scene from John Wick now showing at Palace Amusement Company cinemas.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11199788/GODDY-GODDY_4163_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 31, 2014 2:00 AM RVSSIAN GOES PLATINUM http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/RUSSIAN-GOES-PLATINUM_17824109 BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer PRODUCER Tarik 'Rvssian' Johnston has earned a platinum plaque for his work on the reggaeton track Passion Whine.<br /> <br /> Released as a single in March, Passion Whine was recorded by Puerto Rican artiste Farruko and features Sean Paul. The track is featured on the 15-track album Farruko Presenta: Los Menores. Released on October 27 by Universal Music Group, Jamaican singer Wayne Wonder is also featured on the album.<br /> <br /> The certification, issued by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which monitors record sales in the United States, was received by Johnston on Tuesday.<br /> <br /> "I feel good about this accomplish-ment, especially that I'm from Jamaica. Having a Jamaican producer and artiste on a platinum-certified single is a good look. Big up to Sean Paul for believing in it," the 24-year-old told the Jamaica Observer.<br /> <br /> It is the producer's the first platinum certification.<br /> <br /> Passion Whine has sold over a million copies in America. It reached number 10 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs; number 11 on Billboard's Latin Pop Airplay; and number five on Billboard's Tropical Salsa charts.<br /> <br /> In recent times, Johnston has collaborated with several overseas acts including reggaeton artistes Daddy Yankee and J Balvin, and New York-based rapper Chinx.<br /> <br /> His latest productions include Shut Up and Love by Konshens, Vybz Kartel's New Jordans and the Tweety Bird riddim which features J Capri, QQ, Bugle and Chris Martin.<br /> <br /> An in-demand producer since 2008, Johnston has worked with a number of acts including the controversial Kartel. The two combined on the hits Straight Jeans and Fitted and Look Pon Wi (both of which featured him as an artiste).<br /> <br /> Johnston came into the business with solid music ties. His father, Michael, was involved with Ronnie Burke (of Reggae Sunsplash fame) in the early 1970s when they ran the Micron Music company.<br /> <br /> Johnston Sr is credited as executive producer of Negril, the acclaimed 1975 jazz/reggae album by respected American guitarist Eric Gale.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11195682/Russian_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11195688/Russian_3_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 AM Shaggy to help Food For The Poor build houses in Haiti http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Shaggy-to-help-Food-For-The-Poor-build-houses-in-Haiti KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica&rsquo;s Grammy award-winning reggae star, Shaggy, will perform at Food For The Poor&rsquo;s (FFP) 20th annual Building Hope Gala, to raise funds to build critically needed houses for poverty-stricken individuals living in Pon Batay, Haiti.<br /> <br /> FFP&rsquo;s 20th annual Building Hope Gala will be held Friday, February 6, 2015, at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. <br /> <br /> According to FFP President, Robin Mahfood, the charity organisation is elated that Shaggy has chosen to assist them in raising funds to help. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;Shaggy is a true friend of Food for the Poor. Thanks to Shaggy, the determination of Building Hope Gala committee members, and the South Florida community, Food for the Poor is positioned to build even more homes to commemorate the gala&rsquo;s 20th anniversary,&rdquo; said Mahfood.<br /> <br />  &ldquo;The gift of a safe, secure home is a tremendous blessing for a family who lives in a crumbling one-room shack, and does not know where their next meal will come from. A home offers more than shelter to a destitute family - it offers hope,&rdquo; he added.<br /> <br /> At Building Hope Gala, attendees will be invited to make pledges for the construction of the houses. Attendees will also be able to bid on additional silent auction prizes, such as electronics, jewellery, vacations, golf and dining packages at Boca West Country Club.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11198150/SHAGGY_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:38 PM House of Cards actress is dead http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/House-of-Cards-actress-is-dead_17826092 NEW YORK, USA (AP) -- Actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the secretary to Kevin Spacey's hard-driving politico Frank Underwood in the Netflix series House of Cards, has died. She was 61 years old.<br /> <br /> Netflix confirmed the death on yesterday but offered no details. Beau Willimon, the show's co-creator, called Norment a "talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all."<br /> <br /> Norment appeared as a guest in many other TV shows, including Doogie Howser, MD, ER, Party of Five and Law & Order. She also appeared in the movie comedies The Woman in Red and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.<br /> <br /> She was born in Washington, lived in Japan and Germany while growing up, and graduated from Yale University.<br /> <br /> House of Cards actress dead<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11195722/Elizabeth-Norment_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 AM John Holt gets defiant http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/John-Holt-gets-defiant_17823204 In tribute to singer John Holt who died on October 20 in London, England, the Jamaica Observer presents 'Holt a Day', a daily feature leading up to his funeral, which is slated for November 15.<br /> <br /> BY the 1980s, singer John Holt began embracing the Rastafari faith. His Police in Helicopter, recorded for producer Henry 'Junjo' Lawes, was a defiant social commentary on the Jamaican police's effort to eradicate ganja farms.<br /> <br /> The track was a departure from Holt's typical ballads.<br /> <br /> Roots Radics bassist Errol 'Flabba Holt' Carter played on the 1983 track. He recounted Holt's visit to the Maxfield Avenue-based Channel One studio.<br /> <br /> "John sing it in front of me at Channel One studio and me just find the chords. Me know it would be a hit tune," Carter told the Jamaica Observer.<br /> <br /> Carter's prediction was indeed on point.<br /> <br /> Police in Helicopter not only became a massive hit for Holt in Jamaica, but also won him legion of fans in Europe.<br /> <br /> Carter, who also played on Sweetie Come Brush Me and Ghetto Queen, said Holt's musical legacy will live on.<br /> <br /> "John put on the 'Holt' to my nickname Flabba because I used to try singing like him. 'You're gonna carry on my name, him say'."<br /> <br /> -- Brian Bonitto<br /> <br /> John Holt gets defiant <br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11195698/John-Holt_0432_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 AM Elton calls Pope hero http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Elton-calls-Pope-hero_17825539 Elton calls Pope hero<br /> <br /> NEW YORK, USA (AP) -- Elton John called Pope Francis my hero for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church at his annual AIDS benefit.<br /> <br /> John hosted the event, "An Enduring Vision: A Benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation," Tuesday night in New York City, which raised US$3.7 million. He said Francis is pushing boundaries in the church and told the crowd: "Make this man a saint now, OK?" Ten years ago one of the biggest obstacles in the fight against AIDS was the Catholic Church. Today we have a pope that speaks out about it," said John, earning cheers from the attendees at Cipriani's on Wall Street.<br /> <br /> Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays earlier this month, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. An earlier draft of the document offered a welcoming tone of acceptance, but that was stripped away after the bishops failed to reach consensus on a watered-down section on ministering to homosexuals.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11195714/Elton-John_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 AM Paul Simon exhibition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Paul-Simon-exhibition_17825947 CLEVELAND, USA (AP) -- An exhibit chronicling Paul Simon's career will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.<br /> <br /> The Rock Hall announced yesterday that Paul Simon: Words & Music will feature a first-person narrative from Simon. It is a first for the museum.<br /> <br /> The exhibit in Cleveland will showcase more than 80 artefacts, including Simon's first acoustic guitar, Simon & Garfunkel's original recording contract, hand-written lyrics for The Boxer and a letter Simon wrote as a teen from summer camp to Art Garfunkel.<br /> <br /> Simon was inducted into the Rock Hall as a solo artiste and as one-half of Simon & Garfunkel. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the duo's debut album.<br /> <br /> The 73-year-old Simon has won 12 Grammys.<br /> <br /> The exhibit opens today.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11195728/Paul-Simon_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 AM Peter Tosh remembered http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Peter-Tosh-remembered_17823647 BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer LATE reggae musician Peter Tosh's advocacy for the legalisation of ganja and activism were highlighted at a symposium held at the University of the West Indies, Mona, on Monday.<br /> <br /> The event was titled Peter Tosh -- Activist and Pan-Africanist: A Focus on the Man, The Music, The Message and The Herb.<br /> <br /> "Peter Tosh's body of work centred on freedom and justice. His campaign for the legalisation of ganja was central to his views about justice and his personal experiences with the law enforcement forces of Jamaica," said presenter Dr Clinton Hutton.<br /> <br /> The presenter said Tosh, who would have celebrated his 70th birthday two Sundays ago, had an entire body of work that dealt with the prejudice against the plant. This is evident in the tracks Buckingham Palace, Nah Goa Jail, Bush Doctor and What You Gonna Do.<br /> <br /> Tosh (given name was Winston Hubert McIntosh) is a founding member of The Wailers, whose core comprised Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer.<br /> <br /> Tosh was killed at his St Andrew home in September 1987. He was 43.<br /> <br /> In addition to Hutton, attorney-at-law Miguel Lorne and Evah Gordon made presentations.<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11195692/peter-tosh_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 AM Inna de Yard film makes Swiss debut http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Inna-de-Yard-film-makes-Swiss-debut_17823553 BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer SWISS film-maker Markus Elgoff launched his film, The Art of Making Music a Way of Life -- The Inna de Yard Project -- in Switzerland in late September with a series of performances featuring respected Jamaican session guitarist Earl 'Chinna' Smith.<br /> <br /> Smith, his daughter Jhamiela and Italian singer Sabrina Pallini did five shows to help promote the film, which is based on the musician's Inna de Yard acoustic concept that was launched at his St Andrew home eight years ago.<br /> <br /> Elgoff's film premiered in September 2012 at the Redbones Blues Caf&eacute; in St Andrew and showcased Smith and the multi-member Inna de Yard troupe. While a small budget prevented him from taking the entire band to Switzerland, Elgoff is pleased The Art of Making Music a Way of Life was finally shown in his homeland.<br /> <br /> "It was a unique event with film and live performance, feedback from radio and audience has been right. We had a lot of fun on this little tour," Elgoff, 50, told the Jamaica Observer.<br /> <br /> The Smiths and Pallini performed in Locarno, Porto Ronco Beach, Lugano, Zurich and Bellinzona.<br /> <br /> Smith, 59, is reggae's most prolific session musician. He has been recording since the early 1970s, starting with artistes such as Augustus Pablo, Dennis Brown and Yabby You before joining Bob Marley's Wailers band in 1976.<br /> <br /> In 2006, he started the Inna de Yard project which has yielded a number of well-received acoustic albums by the Congos, Junior Murvin, Kiddus I and Linval Thompson, among others.<br /> <br /> Elgoff, who hails from the city of St Gallen in Switzerland, has been listening to reggae since the late 1970s and visits Jamaica regularly. He began production on the Inna de Yard film three years ago.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11195696/Chinna-56_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 AM Entertainment diary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Entertainment-diary_17827307 THURSDAY, October 30<br /> <br /> Heineken All Star Thursdays<br /> <br /> @ Margaritaville<br /> <br /> Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay<br /> <br /> Adm: Free<br /> <br /> Heineken Urban Thursdays<br /> <br /> @ D'Rehab Lounge, Sports Bar & Pool Hall<br /> <br /> Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay<br /> <br /> Adm: Free<br /> <br /> Karaoke Thursdays<br /> <br /> @ Mobay Proper<br /> <br /> Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay<br /> <br /> Adm: Free<br /> <br /> Crab Night Thursdays<br /> <br /> @ Drunken Squid Bar and Grill<br /> <br /> Greenwood St James<br /> <br /> Adm: Free<br /> <br /> FRIDAY, October 31<br /> <br /> Free Zone Halloween Party<br /> <br /> @ D'Rehab Sports Bar & Pool Hall<br /> <br /> Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay<br /> <br /> VODOU<br /> <br /> @ Latitude Sports Bar & Grill<br /> <br /> Bogue Village, Montego Bay<br /> <br /> ADM: $ 500<br /> <br /> Music By: DJ Tippy<br /> <br /> Seafood Fridays<br /> <br /> @ Klub Kokonutz<br /> <br /> Reading, St James<br /> <br /> Adm: Free<br /> <br /> Seafood Fridays<br /> <br /> @ Drunken Squid Bar and Grill<br /> <br /> Greenwood, St James<br /> <br /> Adm: Free<br /> <br /> Smirnoff Fridays and Ladies Night Out<br /> <br /> @ D'Rehab Lounge, Sports Bar & Pool Hall<br /> <br /> Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay<br /> <br /> Adm: Free<br /> <br /> Entertainment diary<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/10636783/ediary_w300.jpg Observer West Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 AM Kameica Reid saving dreams http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Kameica-Reid-saving-dreams_17803392 THREE years ago, dancer and choreographer Kameica Reid ago had a vision. Since then, she has made it her mission to actively do more to help and develop the performing arts community in Jamaica.<br /> <br /> Out of that 'aha! moment' the Save the Dream initiative was born.<br /> <br /> N"I didn't realise how by just doing what I was passionate about uplifted and inspired so many others to do the same. I saw the struggles of my fellow performing artistes (singers and dancers) who more often than not were starving artistes and had to fight to stand in their truth and follow their dreams, despite the lack of economic reward," Reid told the Jamaica Observer.<br /> <br /> "My colleague and friend Onaje Bell and I were hit hard with the realisation that it was now our responsibility to develop young talent in the same way that those who went before us did -- Cathi Levy, Barbara McDaniel, Tony Wilson, Rex Nettleford, L'Antoinette Stines and Patsy Rickets," she continued.<br /> <br /> Today, Save the Dream project is seeking to raise funds to provide training for artistes. This will take the form of a concert on November 14 at Hope Gardens, featuring Jah9, Romain Virgo and Wayne Marshall.<br /> <br /> Proceeds from this concert will go towards providing two scholarships to the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts -- dance and Music; as well as a scholarship to attend the prestigious Garth Fagan Dance Summer programme 2015 in New York.<br /> <br /> The concert will also feature dancers from the best dance companies and street crews in Jamaica.<br /> <br /> "The state of dance in Jamaica is one of unbridled talent. There is an overwhelming amount of raw talent here that need to be channelled into a focus that will allow it to flourish," Reid stated.<br /> <br /> Despite this wealth of talent, Reid believes there needs to be a deeper investement in this creative sector.<br /> <br /> "We need to invest more in the development, training and marketing of our own dance companies. Street dancers and dance crews in Jamaica are unbelievably skilled and fearless. Training again is important no matter what style of dance one pursues and in addition to that our dancers need more education about the business side of the art. It is important that we value ourselves and know our worth, as I have seen so many succumb to exploitation due to desperate economic conditions," she noted.<br /> <br /> -- Richard Johnson<br /> <br /> Kameica Reid saving dreams<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11192638/kameica-Dancing_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11192639/Kameica-Reid_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:00 AM Kalado detained in US http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Kalado-detained-in-US DANCEHALL artiste Kalado has been detained in Miami, Florida for the past 10 days. Kalado, whose given name is Eton Gordon, is reportedly being held on suspicion of immigration fraud, his publicist Ray Alexander told the Jamaica Observer. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;I really don't know much, but I can confirm that he has been detained.<br /> <br /> I have made contact with his management team and they told me that an attorney was appointed,&rdquo; said Alexander, who insists that the singjay's travel documents are authentic.<br /> <br /> Kalado was slated to perform in Boston on the weekend of October 17. <br /> <br /> Efforts to contact his management team were unsuccessful.<br /> <br /> Kalado, 30, is a member of deejay Bounty Killer&rsquo;s Alliance Next Generation.<br /> <br /> The two collaborated on the 2012 single When She Wine, which was followed by Nuh Gyal Caan Tear Mi and Whole Night.<br /> <br /> The following year, Kalado got his breakthrough with the hit singles Make Me Feel, Good Good Bring Life and Body Nuh Dead.<br /> <br /> His popularity increased this year with Pree Money and Gyal and Personally. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11192637/Kaladojpg_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:28 AM In his father's footsteps http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/In-his-father-s-footsteps_17819149 SINGER Kevin Isaacs is promoting his latest project, a five-track EP titled If You Leave.<br /> <br /> Isaacs produced all the songs (If You Leave, A Message, Come On Home, Revolutionist and Dad) for his Kevin Isaacs Music Production label. Released digitally on October 25, he says the mini-set has "uplifting messages and love songs with one specially dedicated to my dad", 'Dad' is the late lovers rock singer Gregory Isaacs. Kevin Isaacs told the Jamaica Observer that his father was a big influence on his career, teaching him humility, the importance of being well-read and writing songs with sweet melodies.<br /> <br /> "He was my idol," said Isaacs. Gregory Isaacs, the Cool Ruler, died in 2010 in London, England.<br /> <br /> If You Leave, meanwhile, is the follow-up to Kevin Isaacs' song, Girl of My Dreams, produced by Kingpin Productions from England. A duet with singer Rosie Bee, it was released in February.<br /> <br /> Isaacs, now 35, says he has been hooked on music since he was eight years old. His first song, Thought we Were Friends, was done at age 13.<br /> <br /> "My first break came about when I recorded Border; it was a cover of my dad's song. It gave me exposure in America," he said.<br /> <br /> The relative success of Border opened doors for the younger Isaacs and led to his 2000 debut album, Father and Son, done with his father on the Maritime label.<br /> <br /> Although there are inevitable comparisons with his 'old man', Kevin Isaacs insists he strives for an identifiable sound. It is a sound that can be heard on If You Leave.<br /> <br /> -- Cecelia Campbell-Livingston<br /> <br /> In his father's footsteps<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11192652/kevin-isaacs-pic_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:00 AM Reggae on the River's date set http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Reggae-on-the-River-s-date-set_17779808 PLANS are already afoot for the 2015 staging of Reggae on the River (ROTR) -- the longest-running reggae festival in the United States.<br /> <br /> Following a successful 30th anniversary staging in August of this year, the organisers of the festival which is staged in Humboldt County, California, have already named July 30-August 2, 2015 for the 31st edition.<br /> <br /> Justin Crellin, general manager for ROTR, told the Jamaica Observer that his organisation is looking to heighten its global connectivity in the coming year.<br /> <br /> "Reggae On The River is a very meaningful event to the global reggae culture and we feel it is a responsibility of the festival to foster positive global change and to help in supporting causes related to the cultures we are showcasing. This concept will take a number of forms at ROTR from information to charitable donations, ticket types, a tool programme, and even the talent line-up itself," said Crellin.<br /> <br /> He noted that the festival was started in 1984 as a fundraiser to rebuild the community centre after the original location was burned down by an arsonist. He said at that time an idea was hatched to do a reggae festival.<br /> <br /> "Reggae music was selected because it was a natural fit for the alternative, back-to-the-land community that flourished here. The parallels between this and reggae music/culture made a reggae festival the obvious choice."<br /> <br /> For Crellin, ROTR has survived for three decades due to the unique experience that the festival offers.<br /> <br /> "ROTR is more than a music festival. The river and natural environment, the sharing of local and global cultures, the camping and community, the message in the music, the activism and non-profit fund-raising component of the event -- all of this makes ROTR unique and has helped it have such staying power."<br /> <br /> The music has always been a constant at ROTR and over the years its stage has been graced by some of the greats of reggae. These include<br /> <br /> Jimmy Cliff, Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Toots & The Maytals, Lee Perry, and The I Three. In addition, many of Africa's iconic performers like Alpha Blondy, Lucky Dube, King Sunny Ade, Baaba Maal, Angelique Kidjo and other reggae-influenced acts from around the world like Steel Pulse and UB40, have performed at ROTR.<br /> <br /> -- Richard Johnson<br /> <br /> Reggae on the River's date set<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11192651/JIMMY-CLIFF-ACCEPTS_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:00 AM A big-timer with small producers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/A-big-timer-with-small-producers_17819096 BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Obsever senior writer As a solo act, Holt recorded for both men, but had greater success with Dodd.<br /> <br /> But he also cut some of his best songs in the late 1960s and early 1970s for smaller producers such as the emerging Bunny Lee (Tonight), Harry Mudie (It May Sound Silly, Time is the Master), Ok Fred (Alvin Ranglin) and My Heart is Gone, which he did for Phil Pratt.<br /> <br /> Time is The Master is also the title of the album Holt did for Mudie, who hailed from Spanish Town. The set was unique in that it featured string arrangements by Englishman Tony Ashfield.<br /> <br /> The title song and album did well in England in 1973. Its 'different' sound was such a revelation that Trojan Records enlisted Ashfield to work on Holt's follow-up album, 1,000 Volts of Holt, which also had lush string accompaniment.<br /> <br /> That album, which has covers of Sammy Davis Jnr's Mr Bojangles and Shirley Bassey's Never Never Never, turned out to be his biggest seller.<br /> <br /> -- <br /> <br /> A big-timer with small producers<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11192746/ZZ4AAE1B42_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11192745/ZZ4B182D2C_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11192640/Coxsone-Dodd_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:00 AM UPDATE: Yendi says court document was &lsquo;leaked&rsquo; http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Yendi-says-court-document-was--leaked- KINGSTON, Jamaica &mdash;Popular media personality and Miss Universe 2010 first runner-up Yendi Phillips, in a statement issued via her twitter page Wednesday afternoon, has described as &ldquo;unfortunate&rdquo; a &ldquo;leaked&rdquo; court document relating to matters of her private life.<br /> <br /> Phillips, who earlier this week reportedly filed for full custody of her two-year-old daughter with Big Ship producer and dancehall artiste Daniel &lsquo;Chino&rsquo; McGregor in the Supreme court, said, &ldquo;it has come to my attention that without permission or consultation with me or my legal representatives private information was leaked&hellip;&rdquo;.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;It is most unfortunate that due to our public image, I was not given the privilege of privacy, especially since this matter involves a minor child. This is a pending legal matter which is before the court and as such I am not able to comment,&rdquo; Phillips said. <br /> <br /> Phillips added that she has &ldquo;complete confidence in the justice system&rdquo; and is awaiting her opportunity to fully ventilate the issues before the court.<br /> <br /> According to court documents the Jamaican beauty is seeking $60,000 per month in child support, and is requesting that the expenses relating to the child be equally split.<br /> <br /> She is also asking that the court grants the producer limited visitation rights which would see him seeing the child two times during the week and once on the weekend.<br /> <br /> Earlier efforts by OBSERVER ONLINE to contact Phillips and McGregor were unsuccessful.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11194819/Yendi-chino_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:27 PM Yendi files for full custody of child with Chino http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Yendi-files-for-full-custody-of-child-with-Chino KINGSTON, Jamaica &mdash; Media personality and first runner-up in the Miss Universe 2010 competition Yendi Phillipps, this week filed in the Supreme Court for full custody of her child with Big Ship producer and dancehall artiste Daniel &lsquo;Chino&rsquo; McGregor.<br /> <br /> The Jamaican beauty is seeking $60,000 per month in child support OBSERVER ONLINE sources say, and is requesting that the expenses relating to the child be equally split.<br /> <br /> She is also asking that the court grants the producer limited visitation rights which would see him seeing the child two times during the week and once on the weekend.<br /> <br /> The news came as an apparent shock to veteran singer Freddie McGregor, Chino&rsquo;s father, who said, &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know anything about that so I cannot comment&rdquo;.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Yendi is her own big woman and Chino is his own big man. If you didn&rsquo;t tell me I wouldn&rsquo;t know. Nobody told me anything,&rdquo; the elder McGregor said.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Yendi didn&rsquo;t tell me anything and Chino didn&rsquo;t tell anything about that. I know that they are not together. I will have to talk to Chino and I think [he] is the best person to get a comment from&hellip;&rdquo;.<br /> <br /> Calls by OBSERVER ONLINE to both parties for comments went unanswered.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11194517/yendi-phillips-37_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:07 PM