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Celebrating sisterhood- let’s hear it for girlfriends!

“My $i$tren!!! My hitta!!! I know I tell you thi$ all the time, but Money cud neva buy what you give me!! Our friend$hip will alway$ be family!” Thus read part of the raunchy, riotous and deeply heartfelt birthday message which Barbadian superstar Rihanna posted on Instagram in tribute to her long-time best friend Melissa […]

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Ex-Scandal star Columbus Short in Bim for Crop-Over! But is he a wanted man?

Well… this is certainly a bit awkward. TMZ and a host of American media outlets are reporting that former ‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short is a wanted man. Apparently a judge reportedly issued a warrant for his arrest earlier this week after he failed to appear in court for a hearing in his domestic violence case […]

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Caribbean couple: Jourdan Dunn dating Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge?

Word around (London) town is that one of our favourite islandistas in the fashion world, Brit-Jamaican Jourdan Dunn is dating fellow Brit-Jamaican Daniel Sturridge, the Liverpool striker. According to the Daily Mail and other sources, the pair made their first outing as a couple during London Fashion Week,

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“I’ve probably embellished the only nine years that I had with him”: Zoe Saldana on coping with her dad’s death when she was 9

As we all know well by now, islandista actress Zoe Saldana can be very private about her private life – witness her under the radar wedding to artist Marcus Perego in June. But when she does open up, she shows time and again why she is one of our favourite islandistas – she is refreshingly, […]

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Jourdan Dunn shares her teenaged insecurity in insightful new interview: “I’d look in the mirror and hate myself”

In a wide-ranging and really insightful interview with The UK Guardian’s new magazine The Fashion, our favourite islandista model Jourdan Dunn got raw and real about becoming a teen mom, racism in the fashion industry and how insecure she felt about her tall, thin frame as a young girl. On racism in the industry: “I […]

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Report: Zoe Saldana opts for a ‘secret’ wedding too!

So around the same time that Kerry Washington was easing off to quietly tie the knot in mid-June, it seems that another smart, talented islandista actress was doing the same thing – and even more quietly! In fact, news is only just trickling out. According to US Weekly, one of our favourite islandistas, Zoe Saldana […]

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Kerry Washington on the cover of Glamour Magazine’s October issue!

You just can’t stop this islandista Kerry Washington at all. She is absolutely on a roll, having the best year of her career and picking up major magazine covers left and right. This time, it’s the October edition of Glamour Magazine. She talked to Glamour’s Cindi Leive about her career and how she got her […]

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Kerry Washington is married…and hardly a soul knew!

Ok so cue all the “just like Olivia Pope would have done it” jokes and headlines because Kerry Washington eased off and got married two weeks ago and kept it as quiet as anything. No-one even knew she was dating, far less engaged, far less about to jump the broom but the Jamaican-descended islandista did […]

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Looking forward to Home Again

A distinctly Caribbean film – Home Again is set to hit movie screens in the Caribbean soon – starting in Trinidad on April 2. The film deals with something all too familiar to Caribbean people – deportees. The three main characters have one thing in common – their ‘homeland’ of Jamaica which they all left […]

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Sanya Richards-Ross & family get reality show

Go dehhh Sanya! In a move that doesn’t shock us at all, at all here on Islandista, Jamaica-born gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross is coming to the small screen in a new reality TV show on WeTV. The show will cover Sanya’s life with her American football player husband Aaron Richards and how she balances her […]