Click HERE to see pics of your stars out and about this past weekend. Here are Serena and Common below frolicking on a Bajan beach!
A spokesman for the baroness said she had ‘never knowingly employed employed an illegal immigrant’, adding: ‘Ms Tapui is understood to be married to a British national.'
Loloahi Tapui and her husband Alexander Zivancevic at home
Read more about the story HERE and the loophole in UK immigration law that enabled her to get married despite being twice reported as an overstayer.
BTW one of Baroness Scotland's parents is from Antigua so I guess you guys can claim her too:-)
This is the on air report from 7 News in Belize about Moses Levivy's (the artist more popularly known as Shyne) visit at a local prison. I am glad to see that he is trying to make a positive impact in the community. He is not bitter, just trying to live his life and be an example.
Keith Swift Reporting,In the escort of four prison guards and two of his own security – at 10 am Shyne strode into the compound of the Hattieville Prison not as an inmate but as an inspiration for an audience of 400 prisoners.
Moses Leviy,“Who would have ever thought that a young dude from Curassow Street who used to dump faeces outside the back would make it to the highest level in America culture. I made $30 million…I did records with Usher, Justin Timberlake. I shot a video when I was in jail, not saying you guys should do that but anything is possible. We talking about no, we ain’t going to sit here and cry, you got to come up with a plan. That’s what I did.”
But Shyne or Moses Leviy says he didn’t come behind these prison walls to preach. He said he came to talk to inmates, to impart the knowledge that he knows firsthand of what’s it’s like to live behind prison walls.
"As I look into the audience I see myself. I see Shyne in everyone of you. From
the start of my life, the odds have been against me just like you.
I am not
special. I didn’t have no family. I never saw my mother, my mother was cleaning
somebody else’s house and taking care of somebody else’s kid. I didn’t have
nobody but I didn’t let that stop me. And even after selling millions of records
and being Shyne they would have been lined up for me. My last album was called
Godfather Buried Alive. You why? Because when you go to jail it is like you are
dead. But still no excuses. I didn’t make no excuses.
I sat down, I said okay
yeah, this is what I am going to do. I understood I made mistakes, I accepted
responsibility for my mistakes. I didn’t blame nobody else for my mistakes. It
wasn’t my co-defendant’s fault that I shot somebody in the club. I did
Over the last ten years instead of worrying abut what this one is doing
or what that one is doing, who is responsible for me being there, I took
responsibility and I spent the ten years planning what my future was going to be
and you have the same power to do that. I know you do because like I said I look
into your eyes and I see myself.
I could do it, if I could spend ten years
which is like death row, I am telling you because in the music business I can’t
even remember who was rapping ten years ago. So for me to be out here and for me
to still be calling A-Rod after he won the World Series, for me to still be
moving and shaking, calling Rihanna and finding out what she’s going to wear
when she’s coming to see me in Belize, that shows that you could do
After the speech he was then whisked off to the prison’s conference room for a private meeting with prison management. They were later joined by accused killers Arthur Young and Errol Haynes. That was closed to the press but after, Shyne did return to the ceremony for a question and answer segment – though as you can tell from his facial expression we weren’t welcome. Shyne left after answering a few questions but his impression lingered.
Elwin Vacaro, Inmate – Wagner’s Youth Facility
“He gave me a good word of encouragement because he’s been through a lot and he came to try help we because we are in a situation like which he was in already. So he said to be your own boss and thing, you can’t put the blame on nobody.”
Henry Cornejo, Inmate – Wagner’s Youth Facility
“He also said that people are the ones who change their own lives because no one can change it for you and I really think that is a good message and I could try to change my life as he did.”
Hiliare Sears, Inmate – Kolbe
“Me personally speaking, me of my understanding, I could relate to what the man said and I could see myself in the man in the sense that I won’t lean on self-pity, I won’t take that self-pity style and say I done deh that jail and I done mess up, I don’t dh yah for a crime I done commit and whatever and wallow in that pity. I will utilize that as a turning, like in layman’s term, turning a stumbling block into a stepping stone.”
And if for only that realization – today’s visit may have been a success.
About 400 inmates were present. 47 of those inmates were from the Wagner’s Youth Facility at Kolbe.
Went on Lady Saw's Facebook Page and saw a message basically stating that she lost her laptop after she put it on a wall next to the gate at her Cahancery hall residence and drove off.
Thing is, it has all her "pics from my photo shoot for my album and a whole bunch of songs for my new album and others pluse john john songs and beats"
So if anyone has any information, please hit up her facebook page and send her a message.
On a previous post I mentioned that Lisa Hype has been keeping a low profile since the picture of her leaked online. Her birthday was last week and she did celebrate the following day, but not at The Building at the Street Vyvz Thursdays hosted by Portmore Empire, but down the street and around the corner at Quad:
According to one876Entertainment.com
Lisa Hype partied up a storm in the Quad nightclub last night as she celebrated her birthday in fine style with a couple of her deejay friends who happened to be in the club on the same night. She danced and sipped Moet all night and spoke to her fans who came over to offer her support. The crowd gave her a huge forward for her Bills combination hit with Gaza Kim. "When I came in the club, the place just get gigi, the people were excited mi coulda feel dem energy. Tifa came over and she was very supportive. She said she didn't know I was a Sagitarius like her and she was very kind to me and bought me a drink. I danced and had a good time, I even danced with one of my fans dem. The fans have been very supportive, but there are small-minded people in the media who have their own agenda, but the fans love Lisa Hype, I know that now," she said. Big up Timberlee and my friend Crystal who were also in the club last night. Yu shoulda see mi dress, it did a shock, a one in a million ting, and big up to the Quad deejays, dem play six ah mi song dem. Thanks for the support."
Felicia Gooden, the artist known as Lias Hype turned 21 today. I'm sure she is smarting from the picture of her giving oral sex, being plastered all over the net. However, I heard that prior to that she was set for a grand birthday celebration.
Before this morning's highly anticipated concert on "Good Morning America," Rihanna had a little offstage wardrobe mishap, leading to some lag time between her introduction by Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts, and her appearance. After singing three songs from her new album, "Rated R," which came out yesterday, the singer explained the lag to Roberts with more than a little self-deprecating humor: "I'm a little too fat right now, my dress… the zip busted in the back. They're like, 'A minute to live,' I'm like, 'Oh my god!' They wanted to stitch it up, but I couldn't."
Rihanna, who, it must be pointed out, looks as slim as always, also talked about the emotions she was feeling in the studio while making the album, alluding to the turmoil caused by her breakup with her abusive ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown: "It was the one place where I didn't feel judged or criticized; I just wanted to sit and make great music. Every emotion that I was going through at the time throughout making the record went into that album, and you can hear it in the songs."
Rihanna sang three songs on "GMA": "Wait Your Turn" and "Russian Roulette" from her new album, and the hit that made her a household name, "Umbrella."
Check out the performance below.
Everygirl has their fat days but she needs to be careful about saying stuff like that. she actually has fans that are stick thin who will see what she says as justification for their state of health. That's the cross you have to bear as an entertainer I guess.
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One Night, One Voice, One Life At A Time: Alicia Keys will be performing at the Nokia Theatre in NYC on December 1st (World AIDS Day).
Tune in to see the entire concert streamed live on YouTube on 12/1 at 8pm EST. RSVP on Facebook!
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Amy Winehouse was seenl eaving the clinic in which she has been residing for a stroll with a few bodyguards in London, UK on November 24, 2009.
Rumors have been circulating that she's gonna remarry her ex-husband Blake Fielder Civil.....so now that she's wearing a ring tongues are wagging that it may happen for real.......lets hope they both get clean before doing that else it will be a bloody mess as it usually is....sorry!
Ring in question
Rihanna's Rated R album release party took place Tuesday Nov. 24th at Superclub... celebs in the house included Rick Ross, BJ Coleman and Misa Hylton-Brin. Which Caribbean celebs were in the house?
Click HERE to find out!
Kevin “Squingy” Bennett was a legend, a product of natural, raw talent. It is
with much grief that we must inform the public that he is no longer among us.
At 6:40 am on Tuesday November 24, 2009, we were informed of his death
in a hospital in Tampa, Florida. It is reported that his lungs collapsed which
lead to the failure of his other organs.....
A little over five years ago, he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Although there is no cure he had been receiving adequate treatment in both Jamaica and the United States. At this time we extend gratitude to those who have helped us to support and maintain Squingy’s life until now as that in itself is a miracle from the
Kevin was a proud, strong, loyal and dedicated member of our family who bravely fought this obstacle to the final second and lived his life to the fullest in light of the surrounding circumstances.....
We appeal to the true Squingy friends and family, the loyal Bass Odyssey fans and supporters of the music that effort be made to preserve his important legacy and
contribution. Let us bury the man as a legend.....
We maintain that we have always supported Squingy and the entire staff and in extension Alexandria community have stood by his side 100 per cent. Keith Walford and Kirky C are making the necessary arrangements to ship his body to Jamaica where he will receive an honourable burial.....
We appeal to everyone to rise to the occasion and support us in honouring a legend for his lifetime and dedication to entertaining fans around the globe.....
Thanks to those who have expressed their support and condolences, they are our strength in this time of grief.....
Are Alaine and Don Coreleone telling us how the ish went down between them or is this just a publicity stunt????
Donovan "Don Corleone" Bennett and Alaine Laughton have been working together musically since 2005 and have been rumoured to be making more than music together.
Arite so they kinda admitted to it withouth really saying so much in an interview last year with Jamaica Observer. The last song that Alaine released (as far as I know) was an ode to her love for Don Corleone. Its's called "Without You." Well the two have ended their professional relationship and apparently the intimate one as well. It gets interesting.
Alaine released a song with Chino called "Me and You (Secret)" See video below. Pre de lyrics nuh --Chino: "me a pre you from long long time hope one day you would be mine/ nobody haffi know bout mi and you/nobody haffi know bout the things we do.....Doh worry bout your boyfriend and what him a go tink"
Of course tounges were wagging, Chino and Alaine? Word? didn't he like just have a baby (or fathered rather)? Did he break them up? Ray, Ray Ray, Rah, Rah, Rah.....
Well look. Don Cornelone come out with a song...a response maybe? Oh and not by himself eh. He got the very talented and obviously very sexy Kirs Kelli to help him. Ouch. It would hurt if Alaine actually cared. He says "girl it's over and done....she sings on the chorous"I'm moving on cause I just cant take your love /It's a blessing from above....here's the key tho the door" and he mentions "we're no Secret Lovers" in the song too.
I personally love that "Without You" song...here ya go...enjoy.
True feelings???? True story???? gimick???? not sure but Don Corlone if you looking for a muse calle me 845-2936... I sing I write...no I wont do a Lisa Hype (Ya I know I'm good/ you see I just give you a wicked hook dere...u zeit, u zeit???)
Sean Kingston is already back in the studio working on his next album and he has teamed up with Lil Wayne for a new song. It's called "Dumb Love" andaccording to him it could be the next “Beautiful Girls“. Kingston also mentions that he is working with Kanye West and T-Pain as well. He said that due to Wayne’s upcoming legal situation they might be shooting a video soon for the possible single
Is reggae superstar Bob Marley bigger than Jesus? That's debatable, but the music legend who died 28 years ago is about to challenge Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson for the title of richest dead celebrity.
The Exoudus album was voted in 1999 by Time magazine as the greatest album of the 20th century! Still making Marley some dough!
Major licensing agreements for the Marley brand are about to be launched in two key areas: consumer electronics -- including headphones, docking stations, and speakers -- and health care, which will likely feature skin-care products and herbal supplements. Also in the works, according to Hilco, are deals for a Marley-branded calming beverage, a video game similar to Guitar Hero featuring Marley's songs, and a chain of restaurants celebrating the music superstar.
Could this be commercial overkill for the Rastafarian whose spiritual songs about social injustice, hope, and redemption have become anthems for billions of fans, from Marrakech to Tokyo, and will it alienate them?"This is not just about money," says Jamie Salter, Hilco's chief executive. "We have to believe in the people and products we partner with." Salter adds that the Marley estate will have final say on all business ventures, and that charities will figure into the overall mix of Marley branding.
Licensing of dead celebrities is an industry that has exploded in the last decade, thanks in large part to the proliferation of websites and blogs devoted to their memory. Typically, an estate receives 10% to 15% of gross proceeds from a licensing deal, which in this case will be divided between Hilco and the Marley family.The artist who created such reggae hits as "One Love," "No Woman, No Cry," and "I Shot the Sheriff" fathered a total of 13 children, some out of wedlock, and it's not clear how many are included in the estate.
Usain Bolt and Mavado will both host star-studded parties on December 5th.
The world’s fastest and his management team have announced that they will host a two day series of activities ending with a one-of-a-kind SuperParty, on December 5, 2009 at Richmond Estate in St Ann.
“We want to achieve several objectives”, said Norman Peart, Usain’s Manager, “Of course we want to celebrate Usain’s phenomenal 2009 achievements with his friends, family and fans, and we felt that nothing would better represent Usain but a party where he could mingle and have fun with everyone. However our aim in producing this SuperParty goes beyond celebrating Bolts accomplishments, as we now move to a phase where the world sees Usain St Leo Bolt, passionately and responsibly inviting people to visit, party and do business with Jamaica
Of course celebrity atheletes will be in the house, including American sprinter Wallace Spearmon, Bolt’s friendly rival in the 200 metres; Bahamian Debbie Ferguson McKenzie and Trinidadian Richard Thompson.
ZJ Liquid will be in the house, ya zit ya zit (lol) as well as Jazzy T, Coppershot, Stone Love and DJ Usain (he DJ's ????) sounds like it will be a reall nice event.
Other artists/ sounds confirmed for the event are Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, Sizzla, Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall, Flexxx, Chase Cross, Munga, Demarco, Vegas, Stacious, Spice, Lady Saw, the Gully Squad, Stone Love, Swatch, Sky Juice and Boom Boom.
Mavado has already celebrated this year in Hollywood Fl at Club Opium at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, he will have a party in Montego Bay on Nov. 28th with the final and major celebration on December 5th.
Mavado (David Constantine Brooks) was born November 30th 1981. Usain St. Leo Bolt was born August 21st, 1986.
Click HERE to go to my music page and check out the latest single from Bajan singer iNDRANi called "I Know"
Sean Paul returns to the U.S., bringing the fire of his newest hit CD Imperial Blaze on a mini-tour. Fresh from a tour of Asia and riding high off copping Best Reggae Artist at the Soul Train Awards, his one-week only engagement will kick off at the House of Blues in Chicago on Sunday, December 6th.
While enjoying the success of Imperial Blaze's chart topping hip-hop bubbler "So Fine" and the club anthem "Press It Up", Sean Paul recently hit the studios to add his dancehall flair to rising British R&B star Jay Sean's track "Do You Remember." The upbeat club jam, which also features Lil Jon, debuted at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is currently at #24 on the iTunes Top Songs chart.Fans can hear these songs and more of Sean's newest and past hits live in concert this December:
Sunday, Dec. 6 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Tuesday, Dec. 8 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
Wednesday, Dec. 9 - House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec.11 - Hard Rock Live - Hollywood, FL
Saturday, Dec. 12 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
Alicia Keys is teaming up with jewelry designer Gisèle Theriault to debut her own line of jewelry called The Barber’s Daughter. The line's name, The Barber's Daughter, was explained by Theriault to be from growing up in the small coastal town of Cape Breton in Canada, where “a name meant nothing. Whose child you were was everything.”
On November 23 and 24, Alicia and Gisele Theriault will debut the current line with a special TWO-DAY only retail gallery event. The items will be available for purchase or custom order on site at the Jewelry Experience.
The store is open to the public and anyone who visits the store on November 23rd can collect a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a meet and greet with Alicia on November 24th! The raffle will be held in the store at 8pm and winners do not have to be present at that time in order to receive their prize.
Full Store Details:
Location: Collette Blanchard Gallery, 26 Clinton Street, NYC
Store Hours: Monday, November 23rd: 11am to 10pm
Tuesday, November 24th: 12pm to 6pm
Visit TheBarbersDaughters.com to see the entire collection
Check out Sessilee Lopez struttiing her sti=uff at the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York at the Lexington Avenue Armory. It will air on CBS December 1st 2009.
Click HERE for more pics!
Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley present “Distant Relatives,” brought to you by VTech at National Geographic's Grosvenor Auditorium on December 12.
Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley explore the origins of the deeply-rooted, reggae and hip hop genre, tracing both sounds back to African Music. They will debate and celebrate the implications of this culture’s impact on the global community with a panel of pioneers — from DJ Kool Herc and DJ Red Alert to Jamaican dancehall legend, Daddy U-Roy, King Jammy, and moderator Sway Calloway of MTV. This event will also be streamed live and broadcast online at Natgeomusic.net.
This event will be followed by an after-party and open-mic show at Zanzibar, a Washington, D.C. nightclub, and will feature all event participants. Ticket price includes entry to the after-party.
Event is general admission. Tickets are limited, and all tickets must be picked up at the door. The event at National Geographic is being filmed for an upcoming documentary.
More information on the after-party.
The album Distant Relatives is set to drop sometime in 2010. Serving as a social commentary with content heavily revolving around Africa, features so far are rumored to include Young Jeezy, Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Marley, Snoop Dogg and K'naan.
Ok pretend the girl on the left is not there. Here is your cast.
Rastafarian firebrand Anthony B will rub shoulders with international superstars Jay Z and Rihanna when he attends the 37th annual American Music Awards show on sunday November 22nd.
Anthony B and Jesse Jackson at the latter's recent birthday party, all part of his marketing and PR campaign
The 2009 American Music Awards will be held at the Nokia Theatre and broadcast live on ABC.
He opted to attend this event and promote his Rise Up album on the west coast instead of performing on the US leg of the One LoveTour.
.“I am looking forward to walking the red carpet and doing interviews about the Rise Up album. We ah go campaign it hard and meet and greet as many people as possible because the buzz on Rise Up is great so far, and when the nomination time comes for the album, I want them to be acquainted with what Anthony B represents,” he said.A
Anthony B will be working with well-known publicist Angel who hailsfrom California, and once worked with Michael Jackson in his heyday.Rise Up, which appears on theGreensleeves/VP Records imprint, isalready shortlisted for a Reggae Grammy nomination this year.“If this happens, it will be my very first Grammy nomination, and Ifeel the album deserves consideration because it has an authenticreggae feel, and the reggae world will respond to it,” he said.
Anthony B will be hosting his annual charity-based event in Trelawny on January 1. Further, he has five shows lined up for Central andSouth America in January.“
Check out his lates single "You Hold Me" on rotation on Jamaican TV...
1. Look under your Coke Zero bottle caps and collect one that says “Sweet”, one that says “Zero” and one that says “Sugar”
So it was less than a month ago that I went to Vybz Thursdays at The Building (formerly Asylum) in New Kingston. and the DJ's and artists alike are encouranging the crowd, men and women alike to be as vocal as they possibly could about thier distaste for oral sex. I didn't see Lisa Hype at that exact time, but I am sure she was proclaiming that she nah bow, she nah suck bud ray ray ray....well damn...she got found out ya'll. NOT that I care, I already know half these artists who talk about not dong oral just full of shit and they getting down behind closed doors; which is why when I see the crowd repeating and emulating their words with such conviction like I saw in the club, it just makes this situation even more pitiful.
You're looking for the picture of her sucking dick right? Sorry not posting it. But you can click HERE if you must. Anyhow she issued a statement about the whole situation.
First, I would like to say that there is no excuse for a picture
of that nature to be a part of the public domain. I admit that the
picture is real, but it captures a personal act done in the privacy of my
bedroom. I don't know how that got leaked to the media and condemn anyone who
would stoop to such a low.
However, I understand that I am a public person,
and when I say or do something, either articulated and thought out, it carries
weight in the public arena. As a result, I must assume personal responsibility
for my actions. I would like to apologise specifically to all my female fans who
might be disappointed to see me in this light. However, Idon't apologise for the
act itself because it was done with a man that I truly and deeply love and
respect, and it was done in the privacy of my bedroom. I did it, so what?
I would also like to apologise to my family who are truly and deeply
hurt by the dissemination of the photo all over the Internet and the media. This
is not cool. And this is not funny. This is my life that some unscrupulous
person is attempting to destroy, but I am astrong young woman and I will
survive. Many young women, like myself,have been exploited and hurt in this way
and there comes a point in everyone's life when they have to stop allowing
people to hurt them. Iam begging young girls across Jamaica to use my life as an
example: we live in a male-dominated society but don't allow men to use and
abuse you. I have learned my lesson the hard way. The world is a tough
In closing, I want to say thank you to all my young
fans who have supported me in this, my darkest hour.
Good luck girl. Doh feel too bad lots of girls do it too zeen. Just wish I could have seen the face that c%*k belonged too.....Some say Kartel...I say they packing...lol.
Clcik HERE to see more pics
ig up to Wyclef...he never dissappoints
From the Hut, to the Projects to the Mansion (DJ Drama Presents Wyclef Jean a.k.a. Toussaint St. Jean) is the #1 downloaded Hip-Hop album on I-Tunes in the US and in Canada...
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Hey.... that's what Farmer Nappy said...ok so ease up off my back.. So for 2010 look out for many a performance from the HD Family sans Mr. HD himself. Who is the HD Family? Farmer Nappy, Patrice Roberts (apprently she is the boss now. Girl Power!!!), Zan and Ummmiiiii Marcano (well its really Umi but there is a song where he says Ummmiii Marcano and that's always how I say is name..totally unnecessary information...lol)...Machel Montana AKA Mr. HD will make appearance but for the most part they are on their own.
Join Black Dada, Wyclef, Garcelle Beauvais, Russell Simmons, and many more in support of LOVE N' HAITI, an innovative recycling project in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti that turns trash into energy.
LOVE 'N HAITI benefits Haiti by:*Decreasing deforestation*Creating a cleaner, safer and healthier environment*Reducing the incidence of floods (by unclogging canals)*Alleviating poverty*Creating jobs*Reducing violence
LOVE 'N HAITI is one of 12 finalists in the BBC World News' annual World Challenge contest, which awards grants to innovative global businesses or programs.
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CLICK HEREto make sure LOVE 'N HAITI wins a grant to extend the program. Voting ends November 13, 2009 Follow LOVE 'N HAITI: www.twitter.com/lovenhaitiwww.facebook.com/group.php www.myspace.com/lovenhaiti http://www.blackplanet.com/LoveNHaiti/
Earlier this week Wyclef Jean was in Times Square NY handing out $50.00 gift cards with his face on them. This is all promotion for the new Western Union gift cards in anticipation of the busy holiday season which is just around the corner. Wyclef's Yele Haiti foundation reportedly received a donation of $225,000.00 in exchage for his image and star power.
Wyclef Jean holds Western Union Exec. Stewart A. Stockdale at a promotion for the company's new gift card in Times Square. (Aloysio Santos/The Epoch Times)
From the GLEANER:
Friday the 13th may be associated with menacing superstitions, but it will be quite the contrary today for the contestants on Pulse's Full Figure Reality Series. The historic and highly-anticipated television event is set to premiere tonight at 9 p.m. on CVM TV. It is an unconventional date for a debut, but such is the nature of the Caribbean's first TV event dedicated exclusively to the full-figured woman.
In a high-energy contest of nerves, commitment and intuition, plus-size women will battle for top honours in the reality series. Each week, the ladies will be pitted against each other in several challenges and activities aimed at exposing them to the world of modelling and, in the process, determine who possesses the necessary qualities to be taken seriously as model contenders.
The pressure mounts each week as the full-figured girls face a review from the CMS panel, comprising Pulse CEO Kingsley Cooper, Pulse GM Romae Gordon and social scribe Chester Francis Jackson, as well as the dreaded elimination rounds which have now become a staple of reality television.
Expected to be a big hit
Pulse chairman and CEO Kingsley Cooper, believes that the show he conceived will be a big hit with fashion and beauty fans. "It will showcase the beauty and confidence of full-figured women, while empowering them through promoting and advocating positive body imagery and self-confidence," he said.
Following the success of the inaugural Full Figure Parade during its CMS event in September where Pulse named 24-year-old Tka Briscoe as its first winner, the company announced the Full Figure series as part its latest new TV titles. Hundreds of plus-size potentials answered the open call for contestants over several weeks and the judges began the arduous task of screening and selecting top girls to star in the series.
There is a huge potential for this emerging market in modelling. And, with the advent of specific brands and clothing labels being built around the plus-size woman, the need for talent to present these collections and advertise the brands have become more imminent, notes Pulse GM Romae Gordon.
Big babe glamour, drama and excitement are certain ingredients for tonight's premiere as viewers will be introduced to the first set of contestants tonight at 9 p.m. on CVM TV. They are: Anita Blackwood, Simone Clayton, Nasandra Decordova, Lesline Cedron, Zodian Howell, Kayedine Kirlew, Kerry-Ann Major, Debra Mason, Barbara McDermott, Keisha Middleton, Kanassa Nugent, Andrene Powell, Marsha Robotham, Tenisha Samuels, Andrena Smith, Shanille Smith, Yolande Smith, Tadesha Snow, Andrene Taylor and Carlene Taylor.
Viewers can also follow the action, make comments and read profiles on the contestants from the series on Facebook at facebook.com/pulsecaribbean
Check out the cover of Alicia's new album, The Element of Freedom, in stores December 15th (iTunes Pre-Order Starts 12/1)!
AliciaKeys.com for updates!
The new album features her two amazing new singles "Doesn't Mean Anything" and "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart," PLUS the exclusive "Empire State Of Mind Part 2"!