By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019: Here are the top headlines making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for this week:
Hip Hop Star Ludacris Donates Proceeds From Ludadayweekend To The Bahamas
While many celebrities are offering thoughts and prayers, Hip hop star Ludacris said he was donating all of the proceeds from his LudaDayWeekend to the relief fund to aid the Bahamas. The Atlanta rapper, actor, restaurateur and philanthropist announced Wednesday that he will donate $100,000 from his annual Labor Day weekend event, LudaDay, to hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas.
His donation comes as Bajan star Rihanna tweeted several messages in wake of the deadly storm, and said her nonprofit, the Clara Lionel Foundation, is now exploring ways it could provide aid to those affected by Dorian and as Tyler Perry, an “adoptive son” of the Bahamas, used his personal seaplane based in Nassau to fly relief supplies to the Abaco Islands. TMZ reports indicate Perry sent the Abaco residents water, juice, sleeping bags, diapers, various hygiene products and a lot of other basic necessities. On the return trips the plane brought back 7 passengers, including small children, a pregnant woman and others who needed medical attention.
Bahamas roots rapper and tourism ambassador, singer Lenny Kravitz, sent love and called for prayers for the ‘brothers and sisters’ the The Bahamas.
Meanwhile Caribbean roots rapper Cardi B, reggae stars Buju Banton, Gramps Morgan, Romain Virgo, Alaine, and dancehall deejays Spice, Konshens, and Dovey Magnum have all used their Instagram pages to share ‘Pray for Bahamas’ messages.
Haitian Born Hollywood Star On Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills
Haitian Born Hollywood Star Garcelle Beauvais is the newest cast member of the reality show, Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. She’s also making history as the first black woman to appear on the show. Beauvais has been acting in film and television since a 1984 guest spot on “Miami Vice.”
She has starred in series such as “Models Inc.,” “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “Franklin & Bash.” Film roles include “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,” “NYPD Blue,” “Flight,” “White House Down” and “Spider-Man: Home Coming.” She is also attached to the long-awaited sequel “Coming 2 America.” Beauvais divorced Daniel Saunders in 2000 and Michael Nilon in 2011. She was born in St. Marc Haiti and is 52.
Jamaican Roots Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph Gives Back
Jamaican roots actress Sheryl Lee Ralph recently honored her famed fashion designer mother Ivy Ralph, by giving back to kids in the community of Chantilly, in Manchester, Jamaica, where the elder Ralph was from.
Roughly 60 children alike from the Chantilly Primary were given items such as bags, books, pencils, and lunch kits. She said she hopes that this would be the first of many annual events.
Caribbean Roots Stars Turn It Up In Hustlers
Caribbean roots star Jennifer Lopez and Caribbean roots rapper Cardi B are turning up the heat in the new trailer for Lorene Scafaria’s stripper dramedy Hustlers.
Flexing her real-life ex-stripper street cred, Cardi B plays a club employee named “Diamond, from the Bronx.”
Inspired by the real-life women at the center of Jessica Pressler’s 2015 New York magazine article The Hustlers at Scores, Hustlers follows a desperate mother, Destiny (Constance Wu), who turns to stripping to make ends meet for her struggling family. At the height of capitalist excess in 2007, Destiny meets Lopez (Ramona,) a veteran performer at a bustling Manhattan strip club, already populated by fierce dancers played by Cardi B, Lizzo, and Transparent‘s Trace Lysette, who take Destiny under her wing to teach her how to hustle for top dollar.
Hustlers swings into theaters on Sept. 13th. Watch the new trailer above.
Kevin Lyttle Releases New Remix
Multi-platinum soca artist, Kevin Lyttle, has released a new song. The “Turn Me On” singer recently released the remix to his single “Close To You.”
Buju Gives Back
Reggae star Buju Banton is making good on his mission to assist give a hand up. On Saturday, August 31, the Buju Banton Foundation presented a huge supply of school stationery to residents at Mount Olivet Boys’ Home in Manchester, Jamaica. The facility, established 52 years ago, provides care and protection for 48 boys, ages 6-18.
Jah Cure Top Reggae Billboard Charts
Reggae star Jah Cure has taken the top spot this week on the Reggae Billboard Charts. Jah Cure’s ‘Royal Solider,’ on the VP Record Label is his highest-ranking debut. Born Siccature Alcock in Hanover, Jamaica, Jah Cure, or Iyah Cure, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2016.