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Jamaican Actress Kimberly Patterson Building on 'King of the Dancehall' success

Rapper, actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, film producer, entrepreneur, record producer, radio and television personality — Nick Cannon does it all. His newest endeavor is the film King of the Dancehall, which is now available exclusively through YouTube Red on Russell Simmons’s All Def Digital channel. The film’s female lead was played by local make-up artist Kimberly Patterson. She played Maya, Cannon’s love interest. Patterson was selected to be part of the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Actor’s Programme, which granted the actress access, insight, and advice from some of Hollywood’s top casting directors during the festival. The aspiring actress who has been cast in the local miniseries Losing Patience still manages to remain present on the production scene and keep up with her makeup career. According to Patterson, she has been in a lot of shoots with the crew before they asked her to audition for Desiree which she did …

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Canadian Sprinter Andre De Grasse Out Of IAAF World Championship In London

De Grasse hopes of toppling Usain Bolt at this weekend’s IAAF World Championship in London has crashed this after the Canadian pulled out of the men’s 100 metres event yesterday. During a training session on Monday, de Grasse pulled up with what he described as “a grab” in his right hamstring. Andre received an ultrasound scan which was diagnosed as a grade one hamstring strain. However, after visiting Bolt’s Doctor Hans Muller Wolfhart in Germany De Grasse was diagnosed a grade two hamstring strain, which rules the Canadian out of action for the rest of 2017. “The entire year this 100meters race in London was my focus. I am really in the best shape of my life and was looking forward to competing against the best in the world. To not have this opportunity is unimaginable to me but it is the reality I am now faced with. I am …

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Dainalyn Swaby Crowned Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2017

Dainalyn Swaby was crowned the new Festival Queen on Tuesday night at the National Arena. Swaby, who represented the parish of St. Elizabeth, walked away with the title as well as more than $1 million in cash and prizes. She also received several sectional prizes including Most Culturally Aware and Best Talent. With the win, Swaby made history, becoming the first representative from St. Elizabeth to earn the national title. Second place went to St. Ann’s Naresha Jackson and Ava-Gail Lindsay of St. Mary was placed third.

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Schippers Admits To "Bad" Relationship With Elaine Thompson

2015 World 200-metres champion Dafne Schippers has admitted to having a cold relationship with Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson. The Dutchwoman and the Jamaican share perhaps one of the fiercest rivalries in track and field and it has seemingly worked against them being friendly to each other. In a recent interview, Schippers was asked to comment on her relationship with the high-flying Jamaican and it was not surprising that her response hinted at nothing more than muscled politeness. ‘It’s very bad’, Schippers is reported to have said. ‘I don’t know why. Maybe because we are both big talents. If she says “Hi” I will say “Hi”. I am more of an easy person. With the European athletes I can have fun with them. I am an easy person to talk to. If she won’t do that, then OK’, Schippers added in the interview excerpts of which appeared in an article by Adam …

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US Ranks Jamaica As The 3rd Most Dangerous Place For Women To Travel

A recent study conducted by the U.S. State Department has found Jamaica to be third “Most Dangerous Places For Women Travelers” on a list of top ten countries. According to Julia Pond, Trip.com’s editorial director, “Popular resorts are fairly safe but traveling beyond those borders will mean dealing with unwanted attention,” says Pond. The study highlights Kingston and Montego Bay as the two most violent place in Jamaica. “Indeed, the State Department warns that violent crime is a serious problem throughout Jamaica, particularly in Kingston and Montego Bay. And even if you’re staying at a seemingly safe resort, beware.” said Pond According to the State Department, “the U.S. Embassy received more than a dozen reports of sexual assaults against American visitors to Jamaica in a 12-month period. Most of these took place at all-inclusive resorts; most were allegedly perpetrated by resort staff. ” Trip.com’s advice also advised lesbians traveling to …

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Bounty Killer Trolls Tony Matterhorn Over Jacket & Says Foota Hype Is Matterhorn's "Side Chick"

Veteran dancehall artiste Bounty Killer took advantage of an opportunity on Tuesday to troll Tony Matterhorn over his jacket drama. Killer uploaded his outfit on Instagram which got the attention of Media Personality/Recording artist Press Kay, “Jacket louddd ehh sahhhh ??,” she wrote. However Bounty Killer corrected Pres Kay by telling her that it is a Blazer and it was Matterhorn who wears jacket. “Correction mumma it’s a Blazer a Matterhorn do the jacket sup’m u zeet?” Killer said. When Press Kay ask Killer to behave he went further to call out Foota Hype saying, ”Bad behavior is my best behavior I can do whatever u didn’t hear much him and his side chick foota had to say about me? All now mi nuh talk yet???.””

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"Cash Me Outside" Girl Danielle Bregoli Sentenced To 5 Years Probation For Marijuana & Grand Theft Charges

The “Cash Me Outside” girl will NOT be going to jail after pleading guilty to multiple charges last month … ’cause the kid struck a plea deal and got probation instead. According to TMZ Danielle Bregoli, who’s 14, was sentenced to 5 years probation Tuesday in Delray Beach, FL after pleading guilty to 4 charges back in June — including 2 counts of grand theft, possession of marijuana, and filing a false police report. Bregoli’s charges predate her 2016 appearance on Dr. Phil, which catapulted her to fame after her infamous catchphrase ‘Cash me ousside, how bow dah’ soon went viral. Other charges were reportedly dropped as part of her deal. A judge ruled that Danielle would be allowed to complete her probation in California, where she’s now living with her mom.

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Dancehall Artiste Resumes Career After Tragic Lost Of His Girlfriend To Cancer

Danchall artiste Stamma Gramma has resumed his career in music after the death of his girlfriend earlier this year following a three year battle with liver cancer. The entertainer had decided to remove himself from the spotlight to attend to his girlfriend throughout her pain while enduring treatment for the dreadful disease. “After she died, I still did not feel the energy to do back music right away because it was a lot to deal with … . You know, cancer is serious thing,” he revealed to the Star. The deejay says he hopes that they find a cure for the disease sometime soon as it has taken the lives of so many good persons. Stamma Gramma who expressed admiration for Alkaline recently released a new record titled Vendetta Clan Anthem and says he wants to pick up where he left off.

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Bobby Valentino Says He's Being Extorted By Prostitute

Bobby Valentino says he’s the victim of extortion after a video surfaced of him allegedly skipping out on a prostitute. According to TMZ rep from the R&B singer vehemently denies the person he hooked up with over the weekend was a prostitute, and says he’s now being extorted after the person filming him realized who he was. “Misrepresentation and deception were maliciously used to target Valentino; during the encounter, Valentino was victimized and threatened by acts of extortion which continued after his departure was captured on video.” Bobby V reps revealed Bobby also made a post on one of his social media accounts saying that he is happy in spite of people wanting to steal ho=is joy “#imhappy ?people have so much hate in em that they wanna steal someone else joy.. can’t steal mine!”?” He wrote In the meantime, Bobby’s rep also said he’s reported the extortion attempt to …

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