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Published:Thursday | August 26, 2021 | 12:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP): A controlling R Kelly barred his live-in girlfriends from watching a documentary series that portrayed him as a sexual predator and kept watch over them during an interview with Gayle King, one of the women testified Tuesday at the R...

Published:Thursday | August 26, 2021 | 12:06 AM

OnlyFans says it has suspended a plan to ban sexually explicit content following an outcry from its creators and advocates for sex workers. In a prepared statement Wednesday, the subscription site said that the planned ban was “no longer required...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/ - Senior Gleaner Writer

Six months after the passing of legendary toaster Ewart ‘U-Roy’ Beckford, his partner of more than 41 years, Marcia Smikle, has died. The 65-year-old Smikle succumbed to her illness last Sunday while a patient at the University Hospital of the West...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:08 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Another accuser took the witness stand on Monday at R Kelly’s sex-trafficking trial, testifying that the R...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2021 | 12:05 AM

This cinema will remain closed until further notice due to current curfew restrictions.

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Team Palace would like to thank you, sincerely, for your support and understanding while we navigate these difficult times. Our indoor cinemas ­– Carib 5, Sunshine Palace and Palace Multiplex – are open for your entertainment in a safe and...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Oscar-winning leading lady, Jennifer Hudson, is the star of Respect, which follows the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a young child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom. Aretha Franklin’s signature song,...

Published:Tuesday | August 24, 2021 | 12:08 AM

DaBaby “never ever meant to offend anybody” when he made homophobic remarks at Rolling Loud festival last month. The Suge hitmaker was slammed for his insensitive comments, and although he apologised for his actions, he later seemingly deleted the...

Published:Tuesday | August 24, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The organisers of Canada Monologue Slam, one of North America’s largest acting showcase, have decided that after 10 years, the platform is more than ready to feature an even wider scope of talent. It has embarked on the Jamaica Actors Monologue...

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:07 AM

NEW YORK (AP): A former tour manager for R Kelly reluctantly testified on Friday that he paid a US$500 bribe to a government worker to get the singer Aaliyah a fake identification card so Kelly could secretly marry her when she was 15 years old....

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As its first season draws to a close, YouTube series Balla is at risk of discontinuation as the producers find it increasingly difficult to keep the cameras rolling. The brainchild of writer and director Fabian Barracks, Balla follows the life of...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2021 | 1:35 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

California-made reggae band Rebelution might have performed without Kabaka Pyramid and the Bebble Rockers to a sold-out show at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, yesterday, but the musicians are still focused on bringing good vibes...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2021 | 12:24 PM

NASHVILLE, Tennessee ( AP ): A conservative talk-radio host from Tennessee, who had been a vaccine sceptic until he was hospitalised from COVID-19, has died. He was 61. Nashville radio station SuperTalk 99.7 WTN confirmed Phil Valentine's death...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2021 | 12:01 PM

NEW YORK ( AP ): A key accuser at the R Kelly sex-trafficking trial returned to the witness stand on Thursday, first claiming Kelly had a Girl Scout fetish and then weeping when a prosecutor asked her to read out loud from a journal entry...

Published:Saturday | August 21, 2021 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

A unified global protest is under way in the form of the Rasta Rights Matter petition calling for the Government of Jamaica to take immediate action to address the continued harassment and violation of human rights that have plagued the Rastafari...

Published:Saturday | August 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

In the middle of an on-the-go interview last Wednesday with Freddie McGregor about his recent award, the reggae singer jumped into a taxi and asked the driver to take him to JFK airport, but he was cut off mid-sentence by an excited cabbie. “Hey!...

Published:Saturday | August 21, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

It may sound a tiny bit bizarre, but reggae icon Peter Tosh is an emoji. Dubbed by one writer as “perhaps the most enigmatic emoji of all”, the levitating man emoji, which depicts a cool guy dressed in a business suit, standing tall and slim, with...

Published:Saturday | August 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Recording artiste Tamo J catapulted into the dimensions of reggae-dancehall approximately five years ago and has enjoyed local success since. But the singer-songwriter, who has commanded the attention of his audience, including his peers and...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 8:51 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

The much-anticipated Part two of Vybz Kartel's interview aired on Fox 5 NY Thursday night. From his jail cell, Kartel spoke about the haters being an influence, not knowing he would ever be rich, gratitude and...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer - -

Grammy-nominated artiste and cannabis impresario, Julian Marley, has the coolest tone. His speaking voice even sounds the same when he sings, and on songs like So High, one of Julian’s latest hits, there is a comfortable air that surrounds him. He...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Isat Buchanan, the tough-talking lawyer representing dancehall artiste Adijah ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer is taking no prisoners as it relates to any talk of a probe regarding a recent bombshell jailhouse interview with his client. The first of a two-part...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 1:08 PM

Jail has not broken Vybz Kartel's spirit. The incarcerated DJ, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, said he has been in a good place mentally, despite having spent 10 years behind bars. He also shared that he is now on the mend, having been ill for...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:08 AM

NEW YORK (AP): R...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Good Vibes Summer Tour 2021, headlined by California reggae band Rebelution, and originally featuring Steel Pulse, Kabaka Pyramid, Keznamdi and DJ Mackie, kicked off on August 5 in Fresno, California, but with one alteration; there was no Steel...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Skatta Burrell says his thoughts on the COVID-19 virus have taken a complete 180-degree turn. The producer, who caught the virus late last month, told The Gleaner that contrary to his original thought, the virus is not a common cold and should be...

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