Why Zoe Saldana regrets portrayal of Nina Simone in biopic

In the early 2010s, Zoe Saldana stood as one of the rising actresses in Hollywood. Following her roles in Colombiana and Avatar, Saldana appeared to be making significant moves in her career. However, she received backlash when she portrayed Nina Simone in the 2016 biopic, Nina. During the filming, Saldana, who is Afro-Latina, wore skin-darkening […]

Will Vin Diesel star in the ‘Avatar’ sequel?

Vin Diesel has teased his participation in a mega movie sequel. The 51-year-old actor has seemingly let slip that he will be working with James Cameron on the new installments of his sci-fi franchise Avatar sequels. He shared a video on Instagram of himself and the filmmaker on set, in which he strongly suggested the pair were working together. Speaking […]

Online game Fortnite allows gamers to kill as an NFL athlete

Once again, the alleged dangers of online gaming as it relates to children is causing a stir. The hit game Fortnite is being criticized for a new player skin mod that features NFL players. Some gamers have now taken it to the extreme and are using these mods to recreate a literal killer character that […]

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘TORUK’ aerialist Gabrielle Martin’s big dream pays off

Cirque du Soleil present “TORUK – The First Flight” inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR. This live experience envisions a world beyond imagination set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film. The word Toruk, in the Na’vi language, refers to the great leonopteryx, the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran […]

Can ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ sustain its box-office success?

Nothing else stood a chance. A number of factors played a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ never before seen record-breaking opening weekend of $238 million: the huge following and sheer dedication fans have to the brand, the massive marketing campaign embarked launched on behalf of the film, no fellow blockbuster to contend with in […]

Laz Alonso: TV’s sexiest tough guy

Meet Billy! Sounds like a strange name for a devilishly handsome Cuban American like Laz Alonso. But it’s the name of the newest TV character he’s added to his wheelhouse. Currently, the superstar actor is co-starring alongside Debra Messing in NBC’s drama pilot “The Mysteries of Laura,” written by Jeff Rake and directed by McG, […]

Zoe Saldana goes nude for ‘Allure’ magazine, talks bisexuality (photos)

Zoe Saldana’s perfect copper coated skin is on full display in a nude pictorial for Allure magazine. And that’s not the only statement she makes on the cover of the mag. Wearing absolutely nothing but a gold bangle, Zoe and her honey skin pose all smiles in the titillating photo shoot. The alluring star of […]

Zoe Saldana: Black millionaire blueprint for success

It’s been a long time since we first became familiarized with the island beauty Zoe Saldana in the Nick Cannon film Drumlines and Crossroads. Such a powerful combination of beauty and talent, Zoe Saldana has become one of the most sought-after actress in Hollywood and has starred in some of the highest-profile and biggest grossing […]

Quentin Tarantino says ‘Roots’ was inauthentic

Quentin Tarantino’s highly-anticipated Django Unchained hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but it’s already become the most controversial film of the season, with its central theme of slavery being mashed up with the extreme violence and humor of a classic Blaxploitation film. And though the film is already causing a stir, the film’s director, Quentin Tarantino, recently stirred […]

India Arie slams Zoe Saldana’s ‘ridiculous’ Nina Simone portrayal

It’s not at all hard to figure out how fans feel about Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic about the singer’s life. The backlash against the film has been widespread and vociferous as many have criticized the filmmakers for casting Saldana, who looks nothing like Simone. The primary criticism is that Saldana […]

Zoe Saldana Adds to Short List of Memorable Female Action Stars: Colombiana Opens Today

Female action stars have been relatively few and far in between in Hollywood, not to mention black ones. Such roles are usually reserved for strapping white men.  There have been a handful of memorable Female “badasses,” though, such as Foxy Brown (Pam Grier); Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson); Terminator’s Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton); Aliens’ Ripley (Sigourney […]

Laz Alonso’s Rise to Fame and the Occasion

Being the best you can be starts with you realizing your identity and knowing exactly who you are. Will you shine so you believe that you really and truly are a star? Are you willing to put in the work so that your dreams and ideas will carry you far? The evolution of someone great […]