Caribbean Entertainment News Roundup

Caribbean born actress Garcelle Beauvais has a recurring role in a Netlfix Series. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Golden Trailer Awards)

By NAN ET Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, July 26, 2019: Here are the top headlines making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for this week:

Caribbean Born Actress For Netflix Series

Caribbean born actress, Garcelle Beauvais, (Spider Man: Homecoming) is set for a recurring role opposite Dennis Quaid on Netflix’s multi-camera comedy series ‘Merry Happy Whatever.’ The series, written by Cawley and directed by Pam Fryman, features Quaid played by Don Quinn, a strong-willed patriarch who must balance the demands of his complicated family with the stress of the Christmas season when his youngest daughter comes home for the holidays with a new boyfriend. Beauvais plays Nancy, a warm and good-humored no-nonsense nurse who treats Don (Quaid) and Matt (Brent Morin) when they arrive at urgent care. It seems Don may have a crush on Nancy though he denies it vehemently.

Former Turks & Caicos Premier Gets Dragged Into Nicole Murphy Scandal

The former wife of Eddie Murphy, Nicole Murphy, got into hot water this week, after photos of her kissing the married Antoine Fuqua emerged. However, former Turks & Caicos first lady, Lisa Raye McCoy, now claims Murphy also kissed her husband, dragging the former TCI premier Michael Misick unwittingly into the drama. 

McCoy claimed on TMZ that it may be a habit of Nicole Murphy saying she confronted her previously about her alleged affair with her ex Michael Misick.

 “She messed around with my husband,” McCoy told TMZ. Here’s the thing, we’ve all done something that we regret. We’ve all made mistakes and we all have to learn from that. But when you start doing it and being messy enough to do it amongst family, how does a ‘family kiss’ turn into an apology?”

Caribbean Roots Actress In Apple TV’s ‘The Banker’

Caribbean roots actress Nia Long is among the top acts slated for ‘The Banker,’ which will be released by Apple on the company’s upcoming Apple TV+. The story follows two African American entrepreneurs, Bernard Garrett, played by actor Anthony Mackie, and Joe Morris, played by Samuel Jackson, who spent the 1950s trying to circumvent racial limitations by recruiting a working class white guy named Matt Steiner (Hoult) and training him to pose as the head of their business. At the same time, they posed as a janitor and a chauffeur. Bernard’s wife Eunice (Nia Long), plays a key role in setting up the enterprise with the pair becoming two of the wealthiest and most successful real estate owners in the country with Steiner as their front man. Their success soon brings about unforeseen risk of exposure that threatens everything.

Caribbean Roots Singer Releases ‘MamaCita’

Caribbean Roots Singer Jason Derulo has released the video for “Mamacita,” featuring Farruko.  The Haitian American singer and dancer saw the song debut at number one on the Billboard Latin Digital Songs Sales chart. Derulo self-directed the music video, which was filmed in Miami and Los Angeles.

Hawaiian Group Tops Billboard Reggae Charts

Hawaiian group, Pepper, a three-piece rock band now based in San Diego, has topped the Billboard Reggae Charts this week. The group claimed the coveted number one spot with ‘Local Motion,’ their 8th studio album that was released on June 28th. The album has been three weeks on the charts and was number 2 last week before climbing to number one this week.