Queen Latifah and Paula Patton defend Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana has had a rough few weeks as she’s been repeatedly blasted by fans and family members of late soul legend Nina Simone for her portrayal of the singer in the upcoming film biopic Nina. Although lots of people have had something negative to say about Saldana and the film, Saldana recently got some […]

India Arie blasts Nina Simone biopic

Everywhere you turn it seems like somebody is talking about the upcoming Nina Simone biopic and unfortunately for the movie’s star, Zoe Saldana, most people don’t have anything positive to say about her portrayal of the soul legend. Now, famous singer India Arie has weighed in on the matter and blasted the film, as well. As […]

Nina Simone’s brother responds to Zoe Saldana

2016 isn’t going so well for Zoe Saldana’s career. After enjoying a quiet few months at the top of the year, Saldana came under extreme scrutiny this past week as promotion began for her highly controversial portrayal of late soul legend Nina Simone in the upcoming Nina biopic. And after being blasted by Simone’s estate earlier […]

Black actresses talk about Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone

[jwplatform LJbeYtY1] While on the red carpet of the new TV show “Underground,” Black actresses talked about the recent casting of Zoe Saldana in the Nina Simone biopic. Check out what they had to say and be sure to share your thoughts below.

Nina Simone’s estate claps back at Zoe Saldana

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Black Twitter users aren’t the only ones livid about Zoe Saldana’s Nina. As previously reported, the Internet has been up in arms over the last several days after the project released its first official movie poster and trailer, featuring the 37-year-old in blackface. “Zoe Saldana looks nothing like Nina Simone #FAIL not even close. Why […]

Zoe Saldana’s ‘Nina’ releases 1st poster, faces backlash

Black Twitter is outraged yet again over Zoe Saldana’s Nina. As previously reported in 2012, the Internet was up in arms over rumors the Guardians of the Galaxy actress was cast to play the legendary African American singer Nina Simone. According to the press release, Saldana will portray Simone, “one of the century’s most extraordinary […]

Zoe Saldana responds to Nina Simone biopic critics

Zoe Saldana may as well have been public enemy No. 1, last year, when she found herself at the center of controversy over her casting as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic about the iconic singer. Since the controversy erupted, Saldana has remained silent about the subject. But now Saldana is finally speaking out and […]

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 […]

Mary J. Blige Talks Acting: ‘I Want to Earn My Acting Kudos’

Mary J. Blige has sparingly flexed her acting chops in front of the camera throughout her years in the entertainment industry. But now, while discussing her vocal work for the much-anticipated film, The Help, Blige says that she plans to seriously pursue an acting career. “I’m trying to do everything — I have a dialect […]