By NAN ET Editor
Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019: Here are the top headlines
making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for this week:
Caribbean Born Actress Returns To
Caribbean-born actress, Lorraine Toussaint, (Orange
Is the New Black), is set to recur in ‘Your Honor,’ Showtime’s limited series
starring Bryan Cranston as well as Chet Hanks (Shameless) and Jimi Stanton (The
Punisher), Deadline reports.
The Trinidad and Tobaog-born Toussaint plays Sarah LeBlanc, the Chief Justice at the criminal court
where Michael Desiato (Cranston) is a judge. She respects his methodical ways
and his commitment to justice but often finds herself at odds with him as she tries
to move cases quickly through the overloaded criminal justice system.
Honor For Caribbean Roots Hollywood Star
The Critics’ Choice Association is celebrating a
century of Black cinema by honoring some big names in black film, including
Caribbean-roots actress Nia Long as well as Eddie Murphy, Kasi Lemmons and
Chiwetel on December 2 at the new Landmark Annex in Los Angeles.
The Celebration of Black Cinema, hosted by former
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, will
also toast more than 100 years of Black cinema, including the 100-year
anniversary of The Homesteader from director Oscar Micheaux, credited by many
as the first African American to make a feature-length film.
Trinidad Rapper Ranks No. 1 On Hot Latin
Trinidad and Tobago born rapper Nicki Minaj and
Colombia’s Karol G and Nicki Minaj “Tusa,” is making history. Their first
collaboration has debuted at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart for Nov. 23rd.
“Tusa” becomes the first song to debut at No. 1 in
2019, and the first song by a female act in a lead role to debut at No. 1 since
2016, when Shakira’s “Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, blowed up to the top of the
Jamaican Dancehall Star Arrested In Connecticut
Jamaican dancehall legend, Brigadier Jerry was recently
arrested on gun and robbery charges stemming from an incident that happened on
November 11, 2019, at Bertie’s West Indian restaurant in Waterbury,
Connecticut. Brigadier Jerry was also held on a $250,000 bond. YourTango
reports indicate that Jerry was playing cards with some friends when, he
suspected, one of them stole his wallet. In reality, they were playing a prank
on him and simply hid his wallet. He reportedly then left the restaurant
“in a huff” and returned with a gun in his hands. He then reportedly shot the back wall in an
attempt to “scare” the alleged perpetrators into giving up his
wallet. He was then arrested and is set to return to the Waterbury Superior
court, 400 Grand Street on November 27th.
Beenie Man Gives This UWI Student A
Chance At A Degree
Veteran Jamaican dancehall entertainer Beenie Man
has made attending university easier for a second-year student of the University
of the West Indies Mona, IrieFM reports.
Beenie Man through generous contributions with his
Moses Davis scholarship will be helping the student to accomplish her dream of
obtaining a university degree. The Entertainment and Cultural Enterprise major
at the University of the West Indies Mona, received her scholarship recently
via the CB Group UWI 5k, a fundraiser run, held under the theme ‘Running for
Billboard Reggae Chart
Skip Marley has grabbed the number one spot on the
Billboard Reggae Chart. Marley’s ‘Slow Down’ with H.E.R. took the number one
spot a week after its launch. The single is a
partnership between Tuff Gong and Island Records. The two made their debut
performance of the song at H.E.R. and Lauryn Hill’s Hollywood Bowl concert last