Monday, 16 September 2013

BITS & PIECES: Sean Paul announces new album title + National Reading Competition winners awarded + Woody Allem to be honoured at Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced last Friday that they will bestow the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award to writer-director Woody Allen, the celebrated filmmaker, 77, who has written and directed more than 45 films to date, including last year's Oscar winner Midnight In Paris, at the upcoming Golden Globes Awards. The Cecille B. DeMille Award is given annually to those who have made a significant impact on the world of entertainment. Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman and Martin Scorsese are among its previous recipients. A tribute to Allen will be included in the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards live telecast on Jan. 12.
Grammy winner Sean Paul's next album is called Full Frequency and will feature collaborations with the likes of Damian Marley and Konshens. A release date is yet to be announced. 
The curtains came down on the 2013 Jamaica Library Service National Reading Competition on the weekend with a prize-giving ceremony in Kingston. Among the awards recipients: Jade Mullings of the St. Thomas Parish Library, who topped the age 5-8 category; Justin Frater of the St. James Parish Library (age 11-14 ) and Kayon Williams of the St. Mary Parish Library, who topped the Adults category.

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