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I’m Santana 2 Scheduled
for Boxing Day Release
n April 23rd of this year, fans of T&T’s arguably most successful movie ever (I’m Santana the Movie) had reason to get excited when producers Lexo TV announced via facebook “I am Santana 2 is in the Pre Production stage.” This was welcome news since roughly a month before that a similar social media message had put the production of the film in doubt. Executive Producer for all Lexo TV material Pantin, took to facebook to express displeasure with the support the project was receiving. The message stated that he had been trying to get the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (TTFC) to assist with the production to no avail. He revealed that all calls to the relevant figures at the TTFC had gone unanswered and it was becoming “very frustrating”. Pantin brought to light the fact that the movie was one of the most successful local releases in history and deserved more respect and funding from the local entertainment fraternity (specifically the TTFC). “This [is] the most popular production ever to come out of Trinidad and Tobago all from the pockets of Roger and I. Yet other movies are being funded and not even the respect of a courtesy call back to us saying that they can’t help.”Pantin said in the
still in the process of the production of the film. We have some more shooting to do and then there is the editing and post production process to complete” said Pantin. He added that though the film is still being produced independently, it will be bigger and better than the first. “We have some people on board, but the film is still and independent project done by Roger and I (LEXO TV). It will feature more characters and there is a bigger budget behind it” revealed Pantin.
release. He then went as far as to urge fans to call the film company on his behalf and he promised that the show would go into production regardless. Now, in mid June, the producers of the film are proud to boast that the production did indeed begin and the TTFC did eventually get on board albeit in a small capacity. In an ET&T exclusive, Pantin revealed I’m Santana 2 has been given a tentative release date of December 26th 2013. “That is the release date we are aiming for. Of course it is a tentative date as we are
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“Because of the success of the first movie we are now able to get into all local digital theatres. The movie will also be released simultaneously across the region with some great opportunities in internationally as well.” This presents itself as a great Christmas treat for fans of the LEXO TV series that developed its following on facebook and youtube. In the interim, there have been some recent additions to the short film series to hold fans over till the big release. Most recently a short entitled Happy Birthday Charlene was released and is making its round on several social networking media. The video follows the very popular Hard Luck Narine which has received over 325,000 views on youtube since its release approximately three months ago.
Trinidad Theatre Workshop offers Teen Theatre Camp in July
rinidad Theatre Workshop is offering a unique opportunity to teens wishing to pursue a career in theatre. From July 9 to 28 children between the ages of 13-18 will be taught by theatre professionals during TTW’s Teen Theatre Camp. Classes will run Monday to Friday between the hours of 12 noon and 5pm. At the end of the class, students will be able to create their own productions. The camp will cost $2,000.00 and scholarship information is available upon request. You can also talk us about deferred payments.
Teens who take this class will have a choice of the position they are interested in: acting, directing, visual or sound design, or stage management. All students will be trained in physical and vocal theatre practice in a variety of forms and traditions. Those who choose acting will audition for the play selected by the instructors and all cast in roles. Together with the instructors, the students will create a full production with student-lead design, student acting, and student directing to be put on for public performance at the end of July as matinee perfor-
mances, sharing the same theatre space as Trinidad Theatre Workshop’s professional acting company. Spots are limited and are filling up quickly, so please call TTW’s office at 624-8502 or email us at trinidadtheatre@ gmail.com to book your place. Also look out for our Adult New Actor's Workshop between June 26 and August 4 on Wednesdays between 6pm and 9pm and Saturday between 3pm and 6pm and our Children's Theatre Camp in August.
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WENDY GOES TO ZANZIBAR
irector Sean Hodgkinson’s debut film “A Story About Wendy” has been accepted into the prestigious 16th annual Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). ZIFF is East Africa’s largest film, music and arts festival, which brings new talent together from all over the world. Each year, some of the most captivating and cutting-edge cinema from Africa and beyond is screened in venues across the island. ZIFF is renowned for showcasing the highest quality film from all over the world. The festival kicks off on the 29th June and ends on July 7th. A Story About Wendy stars Heidi Walcott, Catherine Emmanuel, Ayanna Cezanne, Ka-
A still from the film courtesy Marlon Rouse
King Thayo Rises Local Underdog Scores Gigs with Snoop Lion and More… T hayo Ovid a.k.a. King Thayo has been making an indelible mark on the hip hop music scene abroad for some time, yet he still remains largely unnoticed by people in his T&T homeland. The Arimian has been in the game since 2002 and has been a part of some stellar projects over that period thanks to his unique ‘Reg Hop’ sound and tremendous networking capacity. Without a manager or agent Thayo has gotten placements on riddims featuring some of the biggest names in reggae and dancehall and he has shared stages with some of the best. In fact, the currently Cali based Ovid is about to tour the US and will be sharing the stage with some of hip hop and reggae’s biggest names. The Dogg Pound will be at his next performance and he will perform with a gamut of stars leading up to his last performance date of the run
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risse Montano and Marcia Henville. The film was a recipient of a PASD Grant from the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (TTFC) and tells the story of a young woman, whose life spirals out of control after her fiancé leaves. Forced to move back in with her parents, Wendy hopes that landing a job with famed TV presenter Simone Davies will help get her back on her feet. Simone, however, has other plans for Wendy. Part 2 of A Story About Wendy is currently in post production and is scheduled to be released in late 2013. For more information and behind the scenes photos please visit https://www.facebook.com/astoryaboutwendy. at Marylands’ Jerk Fest. There, Spragga Benz will be one of the additional acts. Thayo is banking on solid performances to help promote his upcoming mixtape and EP releases. He says the EP will be double sided so as to feature both of his signature styles (reggae and hip hop). He has been working with several artistes and producers internationally including Grammy nominated producer Mike Donaldson. Currently, the King has a video out for a track entitled “Go Get It.” The song has hit number 4 on the reverb Nation chart for the entire state of California. He is also lining up a big summer release called ‘Party Start’ which he hopes will be accepted in Trinidad and Tobago as well. For now, Thayo just wants to let people know that he is working extremely hard to represent Trinidad overseas and he encourages people to get familiar with him as an online presence. His site www.kingthayo.com, twitter handle twittler@kingthayo or search for him on his youtube channel and itunes network to get to know this rising underground star.
Nadia Batson Among International Stars At St. Maarten Carnival
he 2013 Dutch St. Maarten Carnival experience drew countless festival fans to the North Eastern Caribbean destination. This year’s edition was nothing short of vibrant with colourful parades, an onslaught of local cultural shows, pageants and international concerts which featured top rate entertainers from the Caribbean, North and Latin America. This annual Carnival has been the island’s largest cultural event for the past 43 years and is organized by the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF). The capital city of Phillipsburg, was the site of the main activity as hordes of festival newbies and Carnival veterans converged day and night in the major action hub known as the “Carnival Village”. In addition to a wide array of local and international cuisine
Nadia Batson shows true woman power during the St Maerten Carnival Concert
R&B singer Miguel croons at the St. Maarten Carnival village
(representing the island’s many cultural and culinary influences) the St. Maarten Carnival Village, was the literal hotspot for all the major concerts and pageants during the Carnival period. These concerts showcased practically every musical genre inclusive of Soca, Latin, Zouk, Reggae, Dancehall, R&B and Hip-Hop. Gracing this year’s St. Maarten Carnival stage were performers the likes of R&B heartthrob
Miguel, rapper Busta Rhymes, Latin star Daddy Yankee, Jamaican sensations Busy Signal and Konshens, Soca stars Nadia Batson and Tallpree and Dancehall Queen Lady Saw. The most anticipated international performer for the 2013 St. Maarten Carnival season was none other than son of the legendary Bob Marley, Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley. Marley had the entire festival village crowd in
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the palm of his hands as he carried the eager audience through his catalogue of hit songs e.g. ‘Affairs of the Heart’, ‘Road to Zion’, ‘Beautiful’, ‘In too Deep’ and the ever popular ‘Welcome to Jamrock’. In the weeks leading up to the Carnival visitors to the village also had opportunities to enjoy other forms of entertainment such as Calypso Competitions, Youth and Teen Extravaganzas, Speech and Culture Wear Competitions and several Queen Pageants. Also notable at this year’s St. Maarten Carnival celebrations was the well attended J’ouvert festivities which set the pace for 2 days of exciting costumed revelry. As per tradition, the end of St. Maarten’s Carnival is marked with the symbolic burning of King Moumou, a straw-stuffed effigy who annually presides over the whole festive affair. Courtesy Sonique Solutions
led by his new single 'Other Side of Love', which is out on August 12.
Gyptian’s ‘Hold Yuh’ certified gold Accomplished Reggae/Dancehall star, Gyptian has made a bit of history thanks to arguably his biggest hit as his 2010 single, ‘Hold Yuh’ is now certified gold. Last week it was announced
Sean Paul collaborates with Damian Marley on new album Sean Paul has teased details of his new single and album. The artiste revealed details about the set - due later this year - including a collaboration with Bob Marley's son Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley.
"I've got a new album on the way. It should be out at the end of the summer. I'm doing a couple of songs from it on my current tour," he told Digital Spy "I've also done a collaboration with one of Jamaica's most talented guys at the moment Junior Gong Bob Marley's son. He's been a friend of mine since prep school so this song has been a long time coming." Paul's sixth studio LP will be
WORLD News Jay-Z's Rocawear Being Sued For Nearly $500,000 Jay-Z is revered for his business acumen, but the mogul's Rocawear clothing company is being sued for not paying its bills, according to a story in the New York Post. The line allegedly owes wholesale company iSource NYC nearly $500,000 for garments made in Pakistan and shipped to New York in 2012, according to a lawsuit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court, as per the Post. The suit says the items shipped to New York were “were specially ordered goods...[with] the ‘Rocawear’ brand name imprinted on [them],” according to the suit. “Defendant never returned the ROC goods to iSource.” According to the Post's article, Rocawear paid for approximately half of the $1 million shipment. iSource is seeking the balance owed, as well as 9 percent interest. The bill was due in 2012. 6
that ‘Hold Yuh’ was officially declared a gold record by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), meaning it has now eclipsed 500,000 copies sold. The song, produced by Ricky Blaze is the first by a Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae artist to be certified gold since Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley’s Grammywinning single ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ achieved such status in 2005.
join "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis, who tackles the titular character, and "Django Unchained" actor Jamie Foxx who plays NYC mayoral hopeful Benjamin Stacks, loosely based on the famous "Daddy" Warbucks character.
Justin Timberlake Launches New Myspace at Star-Studded Party Justin, who also happens to be an investor in the social networking
Sandra Bullock in Talks to Play Miss Hannigan in 'Annie' Sandra Bullock could join the cast of "Annie", a new movie adaptation of the classic orphan girl of the same name. The Wrap reports the "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" actress is in talks to play Miss Hannigan, which was portrayed by Carol Burnett in the original 1982 movie. If the deals are sealed, she will
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site, relaunched the new Myspace at El Ray Theater in L.A. Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Ashley Tisdale and a slew of other celebs also turned out for the comeback bash. The redesigned version of the site, along with a free mobile app, offers free streaming of radio stations featuring countless artists, including J.T., of course. The new music-centered Myspace caters to creative types by allowing users to connect and share based on their artist and song preferences.
NAME: Kyle Beache AGE: 22 HEIGHT: 6’1 WEIGHT: 160 CAREER: Student (Business Administration and International Relations) FIRST CRUSH: In primary school there was a girl called ‘Zinzi’. Can’t recall the spelling of her name, but I’ll never forget how pretty she was in school. Saw her recently and she wasn’t the same though. FIRST KISS: It happened at the cinema when I was around 13 or 14. FIRST TRAVEL: The United States. I can’t remember it because I was 2 years old. AT FIRST GLANCE: Complexion catches me. I like ‘reds.’ If a group of girls is passing and there is a red girl she would stick out to me. She doesn’t even have to be the prettiest in the group. FIRST FASHION BREAKTHROUGH: That would be at the first modeling gig I ever did. Red Runway. FAVOURITE EXERCISE: I don’t like going to the gym much anymore. I play all sports and that’s how I workout. From football, to basketball, to boxing I play them all. Right now I’m doing swimming. PETS: I don’t have any at the moment, but I really love snakes. ON YOUR BUCKET LIST: Skydiving. FREAKIEST THING YOU EVER DID: Was preparing for a game at the Jean Pierre Complex and while changing a girl I knew met me in the changing room and we got it on. WERE YOU HEARTBROKEN: Yes. THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED: Just recently. It was May the 8th. My grandmother died and I had exams that day too. FAVOURITE ARTISTE: I have a few. Pac, 50 Cent, Eminem, Ginuine, Tyrese, Boys II Men and Bunji is the boss of soca. THE WAY TO YOUR HEART: You have to be genuine, loyal and caring. Ambition is a must too. YOU’D NEVER: Sell my soul for fame. YOUR HERO: Kristopher Granger and David Roberts. Two friends of mine who are around 25 and already have their Master’s and they are doing so many positive things. I know it sounds cliché, but I also like Barack Obama. I like how he leads and his speeches tend to resonate with me.
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model mania Shania Korina Perez Name: Shania Korina Perez Age: 14 Height: 5’3 Hometown: Carenage At the tender age of 14 this local model is one growth spurt away from being the next big thing. Usually models in Trinidad and Tobago start their careers way too late, but Perez seems to have understood her potential. “This is when models usually start, so this is a good age for me to explore the opportunities” says Shania. This follows the vein of many of the greats including her idol Tyra Banks who she credits with changing many lives. No doubt she would have made impacts on the lives of others as well. Perez is a stand up figure who admonishes bullying and racism. What she does like is music, reading, wildlife, movies and socializing with close friends and family. However, her main passion is fashion and though she has not worked with many designers yet, she has been requested and used by several photographers including Keiron Greaves, Eustace Dyer and Ian Davis. Look out for this young model as she continues to rise through the ranks.
Photography by Ian Davis and Keiron Greaves
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ET&T Certified Fine Fitness Tips To Follow
chieving the right body can seem like quite an undertaking for those who don’t regularly work out… or as Bane prefers to call them “The uninitiated.” However, a few simple tips can go a long way toward carrying you in the right direction. The first tip should not be overlooked especially if you're first getting started, This tip is finding professional help. It is suggested that you have a professional assessment to determine what types of exercise you need most. For some people, attention to flexibility or to balance and agility may be more important than resistance training or aerobics. By getting a professional assessment, you can determine your weakest links and focus on them. This will improve your overall fitness balance. Plus, it can help you hone in on the proper
ways to do exercise without injuring yourself. Working out while you have the most energy will yield the best results. Therefore, it is important to watch your body clock. Figure out which time best suits you. If you're a morning person, schedule your fitness activities early in the day; if you perk up as the day goes
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along; plan your activities in the afternoon or evening. Another great tip to maximize your results is to chart your progress. Stay motivated using a fitness report card. Jot down these subjects: Cardio, Muscle Conditioning, Flexibility and Attitude. Set goals (for example, doing 10 "boy" push-ups) and grade yourself A through F at least four times a year. When you see how much you improve, you'll want to stay in great shape. Similarly, you should focus on setting proper goals. Set exercise goals you can meet. Otherwise, you'll stop working out all together. Try to work out on two weekdays and one weekend day for 30 minutes to start. If you can only do 20, that's okay too. The point is to get moving and keep moving. Variety is a must. It is impor-
tant to keep switching up your routines in order to achieve the best results. A change of scenery can add value to your exercise routine so head outside. Going to the gym day after day can start to feel monotonous, and the last thing you want is to dread your workouts. Instead, get some fresh air with a walk, run or bike ride. While maintaining a proper diet is not actually a workout plan, it should be stated that the right nutrition is imperative to your results. If there is one thing to take from your diet is the fact that you should not eliminate carbohydrates. Your body needs them for energy. If you need added energy for a workout, eat some carbs about an hour before. Your best bets are low fat cheese with crackers, trail mix, or a half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Even if your goal is getting your weight down, you will need those carbs to help you build energy and burn. Humans love to receive some sort of reciprocity for their hard work. The gym bag isn’t going to get up and pat you on the shoulder, so reward yourself! Give yourself a massage when you reach your goals, or maybe some new workout clothes. While the results might be enough of a reward for some, others need a little more. Nothing is wrong with that as long as it motivates you. An often overlooked issue when it comes to getting yourself gym ready is to make sure and create a healthy environment around you. Clean up your fridge of "prohibited" foods and stuff it with fruits, vegetables, and yogurts! Stop smoking, or hanging out in places where a lot of people smoke. Ask your spouse or significant other to smoke outside - or preferably not at all! It's healthy for both of you. Don't drink too much, and don't sleep too little. Fitness is not just about working out; it's about living healthy, in a healthy environment.
like to have accomplished in the next five years? RM: Marriage, maybe another child and to be a well established actress within the industry.
honda Manwaring has a bubbly personality that makes her the perfect person to lead theatrical productions. She is witty and expressive and her physical features can do her no harm as well. Fresh off her stellar run of performances in The King and I, Manwaring is looking forward to cementing her place in history as one of the next big things in local theatre. At age 34, she undoubtedly possesses limitless potential. We caught up with the D’Abadie native and propped her on the Hot Seat for a while. She touched on topics from theatre to politics and which celebrity needs to watch their buns around her. Enjoy!
ET&T: Describe your dream guy. RM: Shemar Moore… Please!!!! ET&T: Any words for aspiring thespians/ artists? RM: All upcoming actors should be committed and have a "Passion" for this craft. ET&T: Your most embarrassing moment? RM: Umm...too many to list... All I'm going to say is that I'm VERY clumsy!!!
ET&T: How long have you been involved in theatre? RM: Not long… Just over a year now.
ET&T: Your most memorable celebrity encounter. RM: Meeting Jay Z
ET&T: Share some of the projects you have been involved in. RM: Musicals: The Sound of Music and The King and I; Documentary: Consider This. I’ve also done work in short films, music videos and more. I’m presently, involved with the production – Zuri. ET&T: Who have been the most influential figures in your artistic career? RM: Penelope Spencer and Raymond Choo Kong. ET&T: What are the major weaknesses in the local drama/theatre arena? RM: Theatre is an artform which unfortunately is seen as "a hobby" more than a "job"! Like any other "job," if "management" is not doing what is needed to take the artform forward then stagnation is imminent! ET&T: Do you find your involvement in the arts fulfilling? RM: Yes extremely gratifying. I am hoping to have longevity in this industry.
ET&T: If you suddenly became Prime Minister, what is the first thing you would do? RM: I will cry. ET&T: What is your most irresistible temptation/ vice? RM: Haagen-Dazs strawberry cheesecake ice cream. Yummm… with Shemar Moore on top? ET&T: If there was one person you could hit a clout/tap right now (with no repercussions) who would it be? RM: MR - Initials only (the person knows thyself) (Lol). ET&T: What is the biggest back stage bacchanal you encountered/witnessed thus far? RM: No comments "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." ET&T: Describe your dream role. RM: To act in any movie alongside
Shemar Moore…Those who know me know I would love to meet him.
ET&T: Is there a role you would never accept? RM: Pornography
ET&T: What do you do apart from theatre? RM: Being a mother to my 11 year old son, Modeling and songwriting.
ET&T: Anything else you want readers to know? RM: I'm a very humble, kind and focused. Once I put my mind to doing something there's no turning back. The goal will get done no matter how long it takes.
ET&T: What would you
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Super Sexy Looks That Rock
FASHION re you a confident diva? Do you have a fabulous form? Well these looks are for you! ET&T teamed up with popular photographer Nigel Reid of Frame Photography and top designer Lisa Marie of Liilah to capture this A season’s top looks to get men’s eyes staring and the women’s lips jeering. WARNING: NOT FOR THE TIMID, FOR THE FASHION DIVAS ONLY.
This style makes the typical little black dress (LBD) sassier than usual. We don’t recommend this for first dates, but if you’re looking to mend that broken relationship with him, this is your winner. 14 ET&T • JUNE, 2013 • www.etntweekly.com
Got a evening pool party to attend and you wanna turn eyes? Don’t hesitate to boost up your look with this number, add some accessories and a pretty purse.
When colour is confidence! Add a dab of colour to your life with this cute chick flick!
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Mai Tai Mardi Gras
a e s a r ’ s C Army did it again and by golly they did it
right. Jules and the gang took their signature event Mai Tai to Trinidad’s west coast for this edition dubbed the “Bikini and Beads Festival”. The party took on a full New Orleans carnival flavor with hot girls to match the hot music and vibes on hand. Here are some photos taken at the event. Of course, there are a lot more on ET&T’s Facebook page.
Two reasons Mai Tai is a must go event
Girls scarcely come hotter
Talk about sell off
Eye candy for the ladies
Representing the ‘army’ well
A formidable female crew
A smiling beauty
A cupped up couple
Fit for fun
Sandwiched in a happy spot
We dare you to hate on her
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Triple the fun
residential Entertainment usually serves up great events, but they have truly made quite a name for P themselves with their Getaway party over the last few
years. The Salybia poolside resort event is quite apt considering the name of the party. It offers the partying public a great opportunity to get loose amid great ambiance away from the din of the bustling towns. ET&T made the trip far east for this cooler party which boasted bikinis, ‘bess tings’ and more.
Class is class
A bossed up couple
Full pool party swag
Doubles and diary don’t mix
Keeping his shawty close
Rocking the animal print
A polka dotted princess
Showing off her smooth skin
Very well put together
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Thick girls rock
Sexy in stripes
emember last year when water parties were all the rage? Well a promoter decided to give it another go this time around. R Why not? Weâ€™re into the rainy season and getting wet in a semi-
fete is all good as long as cork-ball cricket is not involved. Cricket definitely was not involved, but lots of fun and merriment in the Chaguaramas Military Museum was included. Soak was one of those parties that is not ever everyone, but the non-stush had a blast in their shorts, two pieces and more!! Check out a sample.
Holding his protector
Denim is in
Showing off her dental work
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Give him some water please
Hope is eternal indeed
Cute atop her cooler
he current party landscape would almost cease to exist in Trinidad without boat rides. It seems that there is an open T sea event going on all the time at some part of the foreshore.
There was no shortage of these events in the last couple weeks and No Limit was evidence of this. A relaxed crowd was aboard the Treasure Queen for the voyage which had No Limit of fun and surprises. Here’s a sneak peek.
Creating their own lane
Chilling with his chica
He has a thing for the UK
Getting her Cassie on
This works for her
A mellow pose
Happy on board
Getting his shine on
Doing her thing
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hen it comes to local Dutch parties, one name is synonymous… La Flor has several years exW perience in hosting prime BYOB events and this
time around they hosted one aboard the Harbour Master. It was a busy long weekend of events and La Flor held their own drawing a decent mixed crowd and doing well to keep the mature people on board happy. ET&T was a part of the controlled chaos and we were just as thrilled as patrons by the end of the boat ride. Here are some photos.
Enjoying close company and drinks
Going for the suave look
A colourful couple
Happy like pappy
Six in the mix
Pausing for a cause
Posing with her muscle
And the pole loves her back
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emember parties at the Anchorage? Well that venue recently became relevant again when some enterprising promoters R hosted the party entitled ‘CUPS there. While it wasn’t a ram cram
type of atmosphere, there was a good girl to guy ratio and the ambiance was nice. ET&T was everywhere over the long holiday weekend and this Anchorage shindig was one we didn’t neglect.
A foundation with a difference
Multiple girls and drinks… Yay!!!
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor…
Simple on the scene
Working what they have
Revenge of the rastas
Ooh la la…
That’s not a cup
Is that a curtsy?
Two is better than one
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Red Run 2013
une 2nd was the date for this year’s version of the popuJ lar annual sports entertainment fixture known as Red Run. The event took place at the Queen’s Park Savannah
in Port-of-Spain and drew a large number of supporters of the Red 96.7fm family. Because it was a radio station’s fun day, there were numerous celebrity sightings on hand. ET&T was there for the action and we have the pics to prove it. Check our facebook page for more.
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Get a Grip
hile some people make the most of their clothing and produce wonderful results, others seem to descend into a depth W of fashion darkness that is really hard to shine light on. Put simply, these people need to get a grip. If they don’t soon, the Fashion Police will and we won’t let go until their sentence is served.
At first glance, you might think we are highlighting the oversized white eyewear worn by the dude in the back. However, there are graver issues at hand with the guy on the far right of the pic. He is wearing a printed jersey under his printed polo and that is a no-no. His choice of accessory is also off. The red watch doesn’t go with anything else in his ensemble. Maybe he thought it was matching his purple tie-dyed jersey that also has stripes and print.
Last week we spoke about it and this week we’re doing it again… Ratchet weaves and hair colours need to stop. All the effort you took in matching the hair dye with your outfit is for naught.
Whitney Husbands and Ian Pantin mozy up at Mai Tai
Shade Mischif, 1st Klase and Jabari Phillip hang out at Sundance
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Name: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Age: 94 (18th July 1918) Claim to Fame: Nelson Mandela spent 27 years as a political prisoner in South Africa before becoming in a remarkable twist, the country's first black president. Nelson Mandela was a leading member of the African National Congress (ANC), which opposed South Africa's white minority gov-
ernment and its policy of racial separation, known as apartheid. The government outlawed the ANC in 1960. Mandela was captured and jailed in 1962, and in 1964 he was convicted of treason and sentenced to life in prison. He began serving the sentence as prisoner 46664 on Robben Island, near Cape Town, but instead of disappearing from view, Mandela became a prison-bound martyr
and worldwide symbol of resistance to racism. South African President F.W. de Klerk finally lifted the ban on the ANC and released Mandela in 1990. Nelson Mandela used his stature to help dismantle apartheid and form a new multi-racial democracy, and he and de Klerk shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Mandela was elected the country's president in 1994. He served until 1999, when he was succeeded by his deputy Thabo Mbeki. Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, was published in 1994. Mandela has been married
three times: to the former Evelyn Mase from 1944 to 1957, to Winnie Madikizela from 1958 to 1996, and to Graca Machel since 1998... Nelson Mandela's wife Winnie became a powerful figure in her own right while Mandela was imprisoned; however, her entanglement in a series of scandals led to the couple's estrangement in 1992, her dismissal from his cabinet in 1995, and their official divorce in 1996... He has been played in the movies by Morgan Freeman (Invictus, 2009), Sidney Poitier(Mandela and de Klerk, 1997), and Danny Glover (Mandela, 1987).
Hollywood Variety: A diverse slate of new films Diana The first film is a biographical drama. Naomi Watts stars in the eagerly anticipated movie about the beloved Princess Diana. It focuses on the last two years of Princess Diana's life: her campaign against land mines and her relationship with surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan. This movie comes 16 years after the Princessâ€™ tragic death. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug A big budget Sci-Fi adventure is the second movie on the list. In the second installment of the trilogy, the Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
White House Down Finally, we look at the Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum led action flick, White House Down. It centers on a policeman, who while on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, has to spring into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.
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