Celebrities/Artist News

Popular Jamaican Singer Slapped With Murder Charge

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: A popular Jamaican dancehall singer has been slapped with a murder charge.

Police on Saturday charged Ninja Man, born Desmond John Ballentine, with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm in last Monday`s killing of a 20-year-old man on Marl Road in Kingston.

Ninja Man, 43 of Annotto Bay, Jamaica, is known for his controversial and pro-gun lyrics and his stuttering and melodramatic style of music.

Natasha Richardson laid to rest in the Hudson Valley

natasharichardson.jpgActor Liam Neeson was among the pallbearers at the private funeral for his wife, Natasha Richardson, on Sunday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lithgow, N.Y., near the home where the two married in 1994.

The actress was buried near the grave of her maternal grandmother, Rachel Kempson, who died in 2003 while visiting Richardson and Neeson at their home in nearby Millbrook.