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Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:30 AM

TI is going to “address the controversy” over his recent comments about his daughter on Red Table Talk. The 39-year-old rapper caused a stir when he admitted last week that he takes 18-year-old Deyjah to the gynaecologist every year to make sure...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Jennifer Lopez has described Alex Rodriguez’s daughter as her “favourite teenager”. The Hustlers star took to Instragram to share a birthday tribute to Natasha – her fiancé’s oldest child with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis – and praised the student for...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:29 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

In an imperfect world, life throws obstacles that unnerve and destroy the best ideals. Henry Jackson (Michael Nicholson), the central character in Mikhail Solomon’s surreal play, Pit to Pulpit, knows all too well about this. Jackson, the son of a...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:28 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Today is National Story-telling Day and thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed last week, every parish library in Jamaica will be holding a storytelling hour. In addition to this, the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) will begin to...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:24 AM

A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids. Playing with Fire is a family comedy directed by Andy Fickman from a screenplay by Dan Ewen and Matt Lieberman. The film stars John Cena, Keegan-...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:24 AM

As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counselled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose led...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:24 AM

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Ford vs...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:38 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Recording Academy will announce this year’s Grammy nominees tomorrow and, as expected, there is much speculation about who will make the final five in the reggae category. Multiplatinum-selling, double Grammy-winning DJ/producer Wayne ‘Native...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:34 AM

NEW YORK (AP): At just seven, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter won the Ashford...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:29 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau : While they received no awards for their stellar performance, the group Package delivered a performance rich in quality, class and charisma as they added extra gloss to Friday night’s RJRGLEANER Hospitality Jamaica Awards at the...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:21 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Kyisha Patterson and Arabesk Dance Collective have been in rehearsal since June for the third staging of Transcendence, which unfolded on Sunday at the Philip Sherlock Centre, UWI, Mona. Dance, music, art drama and poetry were all delightfully...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

One of the pleasures of a life surrounded by dance is the ability of it to move a person, whether physically or emotionally, to smile then to tears. It is safe to say, this is the way Tony Wilson, artistic director and founder of the Company Dance...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:13 AM

HOUSTON (AP): Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch on Sunday that his recent spiritual awakening has made him realise that he’s no longer in the service to fame and money but “in service to God”. West spoke to a...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:16 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was a jubilant occasion for the gospel trio Levy’s Heritage, who launched their second album, Summoned: Submitting to the Call, last Saturday. Many friends and supporters also yielded to the call. In spite of a steady downpour, they turned out...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Fans will recognise Kevoy Burton as the lead actor in Right Girl, Wrong Address for the play’s final few weeks at Centerstage, or as the intense financial ‘coach’ on Victoria Mutual Group’s iSave campaign. Now, with pending feature film premieres...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Chadwick Boseman “never” saw himself as an actor. The Black Panther star admits he didn’t consider a career in the film industry or on stage because he wasn’t “raised to be the centre of attention”. He said: “I didn’t ever see myself on stage, or...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:10 AM

will.i.am was met by police at the airport after accusing a member of cabin crew of racism during a flight in Australia. The 44-year-old rapper was travelling from Brisbane to Sydney on a Quantas flight when he took to Twitter to claim that he and...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Naomi Campbell is in love. The 49-year-old model – who briefly dated Liam Payne earlier this year – revealed that she is dating a new mystery man and she is happier than ever. When asked during an interview with The Guardian’s Weekend magazine if...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:09 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Making a movie about Harriet Tubman is a near-impossible task. A quick perusal of her Wikipedia page tells you she was a woman whose only ­obstacle to continuing her heroism was death itself. Not to mention the severe consequences if you get her...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:36 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

As son of the late reggae icon Jimmy Riley and brother of Tarrus Riley, Ryan Riley has music running through his veins. It may, therefore, come as no surprise that the 33-year-old is also an artiste. Though not as established as his brother and his...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:36 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Gargamel, Mr Mention, Buju Banton, call him what you will, he is back. Not since the release of Buju Banton’s Browning has his co-manager, Donovon Germaine, seen such a frenzy with a new song. The referenced song was co-produced in 1991 by...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:36 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Classic dancehall rhythms of the 1990s such as Pepperseed, Joyride, Action and Showtime produced by Madhouse Records producer Dave Kelly have been designated ‘party starters’ for most street selectors. For these productions, Kelly has collaborated...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:36 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

On his re-entry into in the wild world of the Internet, a space powered by social media, local superstar entertainer Buju Banton takes it back to basics. Last Friday, the entertainer released the brand new track, Trust, produced by highly respected...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:24 AMRoy Black

Slackness – a colloquial term referring to vulgarity, corruption, or questionable behaviour – has been dominating the Jamaican headlines in recent times. The Petrojam scandal and irregularities at the Ministry of Education are just two of the cases...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:16 AM

It is no secret that our boys today face overwhelming odds as they navigate their way through an increasingly difficult Jamaican society. Threats such as the lure of criminal gangs, substandard academic performance, low employment opportunities,...

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