ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF: Rihanna to perform at Grammy’s

NEW YORK,  United States, January 25, 2008 – Sexy Bajan star, Rihanna, is set to perform at the 50th Grammy Awards early next month.

Rihanna, who is up for four awards: Record Of The Year and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration `Umbrella,` Best Dance Recording `Don’t Stop The Music,` and Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals `Hate That I Love You` featuring Ne-Yo, will perform with the Time, who are reuniting for a special 50th anniversary segment.

The 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Foxy Brown Still Can’t Leave Jail

Foxy Brown’s request for permission to leave jail to travel from New York to California to repair an electronic ear implant has not impressed a New York judge. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Meliss Jackson says she wants proof to support the rapper’s claim that she risks deafness unless she gets the implant reprogrammed and repaired.

The judge has since ordered Brown’s lawyer to turn over her medical records to the District Attorney. Foxy Brown is serving a one-year sentence for violating probation.  She was put on probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault of a pair of manicurists at a Manhattan nail salon in August of 2004.

Sean Paul’s ‘Temperature’ triggers woman’s epilepsy

A song by Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist Sean Paul titled `Temperature,` triggers a woman to seizure. Stacey Gayle said that the seizures occur regardless of the volume that the song is played.  Gayle noticed the connection between her seizures and the music at a cookout where the song was being played, `then it happened at a restaurant,` she said.

Dr. Orrin Devinsky, director of the Epilepsy Center at the New York University Medical Center said that they typically see one or two patients a year who have musicogenic epilepsy.

Beenie Man ordered to court on tax evasion charges

Jamaican dance hall artiste, Beenie Man, has been ordered to appear in court in March to face several tax evasion charges. Tax officials say the entertainer, whose real name is Moses Davis, owes the state US$661,000 in unpaid taxes. At his last court appearance in December, lawyers for the artiste promised he would meet with the authorities to discuss a settlement of the arrears.

But representatives from the tax office said Beenie Man visited them on only one occasion. Beenie Man has maintained that his former management company, Shocking Vibes, was responsible for paying all his taxes. (CaribWorldNews.com)