Jamaica Gleaner Entertainment
Published: Monday Sunday | November 8, 2009
Ity and Fancy Cat fine-tune: Funny formula , TV show strikes winning balance in second season
Ian 'Ity' Ellis remembers the day that 'The Ity and Fancy Cat show', the must-see weekly television comedy show on TVJ now winding up season two, became more than a pilot shown to an audience full of laughter, but not much financing at the Sovereign Cinema. Read More...Politics, current events critical to appeal
'The Ity and Fancy Cat Show' utilises footage of news items with the duo's spin, naturally. Ity pointed out that it was done in the US as a matter of course, but nobody took that route before in Jamaica. Read More...Smile Jamaica concert returns next year
Nine Miles, St Ann, will be smiling once again as the Bob Marley celebratory concert, Smile Jamaica, returns to the reggae icon's home.The concert will culminate Bob Marley Week and will be a major feature once more of Reggae... Read More...THEATRE REVIEW: 'Me and Mi Chapsie' hits home
Call it the Theory of the Performing Society. Where there is an unexplained phenomenon, a theory is born. And our country begs for explanation. Geographically, we're a dot, so small on most world maps that we could be mistaken for a gravy stain. Read More...New 'Call of Duty' could set entertainment record
NEW YORK (AP):This holiday season's biggest entertainment blockbuster likely will be a sequel to a popular franchise, with jarring depictions of war and an intricate story of good versus evil. Read More...Comedian Mo'Nique gets serious in 'Precious'
NEW YORK (AP): Mo'Nique likes to laugh. A lot. So the comedian knew she would be taking on a tough mental challenge when she decided to play the role of Mary Jones - the vicious, abusive mother in the critically acclaimed film Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Read More...STORY OF THE SONG: Boris Gardiner croons 'Every Nigger is a Star'
The 'n' word, the most stinging name that could be thrown at a black person, has had a curious relatively recent history, springing up in rap as an accepted reference for black... Read More...Remakes, rests and a 'Stern' performance
After he recorded Every Nigger is a Star, Boris Gardiner used to perform the song regularly with his band, The Boris Gardiner Happening. Read More...Estelle, Ludacris pay tribute to late Otis Redding
ATLANTA (AP):Grammy-winning singer Estelle remembered when she used to strut in the living room when she was younger, singing many of soul legend Otis Redding's classic songs like Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay.Last Thursday night, she had a bigger... Read More...Winfrey takes Winans off her show
NEW YORK (AP):Oprah Winfrey is removing gospel singer BeBe Winans from her show's 'karaoke challenge' until charges against him for allegedly pushing his ex-wife to the ground are resolved.Winans appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show last week and was seen... Read More...Inaugural online film festival for Jamaica
A film festival takes people from all over the globe to one locale to view and judge movies, but despite the excitement generated when patrons and stakeholders are gathered in one place... Read More...Killers slay audiences with music
NEW YORK (AP): When the Killers started out, they wanted to raise a ruckus like their favourite rock stars did on the road: Frontman Brandon Flowers heard of the legendary exploits of Led Zeppelin and David Bowie and wanted to emulate those experiences. Read More...Carrie Underwood searches for something different
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP):Pop-country has made superstars out of acts like Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and more, but the term is not particularly endearing in Nashville, even to the artistes who have come to define it."I hate saying pop-country - I hate... Read More...