Thursday, 15 October 2015

SCENE & HEARD: Shaggy + Usain Bolt + Harry Belafonte + Michael Moore + Marlon James, and more

A MAN APART: Oct. 13, United Kingdom. Well done! Jamaica's Marlon James is the toast of the literary world - winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for the internationally acclaimed A Brief History of Seven Killings. (Photo: Twitter)

PREMIERE LEAGUE: Oct. 12, United Kingdom. Ahead of Tuesday night’s big announcement of the overall winner, all six short-listed finalists for the 2015 Man Booker Prize –  James, Anne Tyler, Hanya Yanagihara, Tom McCarthy, Chigozie Obioma and Sunjeev Sahota – gathered onstage at the Southbank Centre to share passages from their nominated works. As this morning’s headlines confirm, James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings took the prize, a first for a Jamaican author. (Photo: Twitter)

LONE STAR: Oct. 8, United States. As we previously reported, the World’s Fastest Man was a surprise guest on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show last week to meet young fan Demarjay Smith and entertain the crowd in an exhibition race against the eight-year-old. This Heroes’ Weekend, the 29-year-old Olympic champion and members of his foundation will be in Falmouth, Trelawny, for the Heroes In Action 5K Run/Walk. (Photo: The Ellen Show)

TRIPLE THREAT: Oct. 8, United States. A frequent collaborator with on-the-rise Hispanic artistes, Shaggy (left) put in an appearance at last week’s Latin American Music Awards (sponsored by Telemundo) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Vibing in the press room, the Jamaican megastar poses for photographers alongside Gene Noble and Alex Sensation(Photo:

IN GOOD COMPANY: Oct. 2, United States. Attending a screening of the film Where to Invade Next, stage-and-screen icon Harry Belafonte (right) shares lens time with acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) during the 53rd staging of the New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Centre, in New York City. (Photo:

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