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Annie Lennox Announces New Album

18th August 2014

Annie Lennox has announced her new album will be released this year.The 59-year-old singer will unveil her seventh solo LP entitled 'Nostalgia' in October this year.The record will feature a collection of Annie's takes on...

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The Things They Say: 4299498

24th July 2014

"You have to try to understand where people are coming from. This has always been an issue in our society. A white person can play Cleopatra, even though Cleopatra was a North African woman, who...

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Zoe Saldana And Husband Have Artist Connection

8th July 2014

Zoe Saldana claims being ''desired'' helps her life make sense.The incredibly private actress - who has been the subject of speculation she is pregnant - shares a connection with her painter spouse Marco Perego because...

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Lana Del Rey's Tattoos Cure Her Lonliness

22nd June 2014

Lana Del Rey's tattoos help her feel less lonely.The 'Born To Die' singer has revealed she recently got 'Nina & Billie' inked across her chest because having the names of her jazz influences and favourite...

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Nina Simone Biopic Producers Sued By Director

15th May 2014

The writer/director of jazz and blues legend Nina Simone's biopic is suing the film's producers for allegedly cutting her out of the decision-making process.Cynthia Mort spent years developing the project, but claims she was ignored...

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Zoe Saldana Felt Responsibility To Role

3rd May 2014

Zoe Saldana says playing Nina Simone was a huge ''responsibility''.The 35-year-old actress portrays the late jazz legend in an upcoming biopic, 'Nina', and despite facing criticism for not looking enough like the singer, Zoe felt...

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Nina Simone's Heirs Sue Phone Company

30th September 2013

Lawyers for the estate of late soul star Nina Simone are reportedly suing a phone company for using her hit track Sinnerman without permission.A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the star's estate accusing...

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Zoe Saldana: 'Give Me A Chance To Play Nina'

15th May 2013

Zoe Saldana is begging Nina Simone devotees to hold off on criticising her for signing up to play the jazz legend in a new biopic until they see the film because she's determined to do...

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Zoe Saldana Could Have Relationship With A Woman

14th May 2013

Zoe Saldana thinks she could have a relationship with a woman. The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star - who split from 'Silver Linings Playbook' actor Bradley Cooper earlier this year - can imagine herself with...

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Zoe Saldana Defiant About Nina Simone Project

28th February 2013

Actress Zoe Saldana is refusing to acknowledge criticism of her casting as Nina Simone in a new biopic because she signed up for the project "out of love" for the jazz legend.Cynthia Mort, the director...

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Zoe Saldana Will Blow Away Critics As Nina Simone, Says Co-star

22nd February 2013

Actor David Oyelowo has heaped praise on Zoe Saldana's portrayal of singer Nina Simone in a new biopic, insisting his co-star will blow away critics with her vocals.Cynthia Mort, the director of the upcoming film...

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A Week In Music - My Bloody Valentine Make Victorious Return, Mumford And Sons Take Home Top Grammy Award

By Hayley Avron | 11th February 2013

A Week in Videos...The popularity of Unknown Mortal Orchestra has been on a slow burning rise for some months now. Taken from their forthcoming second album, helpfully entitled II, ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’...

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India Arie Slams Zoe Saldana's Nina Simone Role

8th November 2012

R&B star India Arie has slammed Zoe Saldana's casting as jazz legend Nina Simone, branding the move "ridiculous".Cynthia Mort, director of upcoming biopic Nina, has been forced to defend her choice of Saldana for the...

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Richard Pryor's Widow Gave Mike Epps Go Ahead For Biopic

18th October 2012

Funnyman Mike Epps got in touch with Richard Pryor's widow to ask her permission to play the late comedian in a new Nina Simone biopic.Epps is due to portray the See No Evil, Hear No...

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Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Simone Biopic

16th October 2012

Funnyman Mike Epps has landed the coveted role of tragic comedian Richard Pryor in a new Nina Simone biopic.Pryor toured with the jazz and blues great in the 1960s. Avatar star Zoe Saldana will...

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Bradley Cooper And Zoe Saldana Back Together

23rd September 2012

Bradley Cooper's romance with Zoe Saldana is back on.'The Hangover' actor was spotted leaving Zoe's Hollywood home in the early hours of Saturday morning (22.09.12).The on-off couple met up again later yesterday for a cosy...

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George Michael Pays Tribute To Medical Staff

5th September 2012

George Michael paid tribute to the medical staff who saved his life as he resumed his European tour last night (04.09.12).The 'Careless Whisper' singer was forced to postpone his 'Symphonica' tour last November after falling...

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Zoe Saldana Replaces Mary J. Blige In New Nina Simone Biopic

16th August 2012

Actress Zoe Saldana has replaced R&B superstar Mary J. Blige in a forthcoming biopic about jazz great Nina Simone.Blige was cast in the movie adaptation of Cynthia Mort's Nina in 2010 and was due to...

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Fascinating Fact 13923

14th August 2012

Zoe Saldana is in talks to play jazz and blues great Nina Simone in a new biopic. Online reports suggest the Avatar star is the red-hot favourite to lead the cast in Nina.

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Emeli Sande Considers Rolf Harris Tattoo

5th August 2012

Emeli Sande would consider getting a tattoo of Rolf Harris, as an ''ice breaker.''The 'Next to Me' singer already has an inking of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, but thinks she could play a funny joke...

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Will.i.am Recording Session Sells For £16k

21st May 2012

A recording session with will.i.am sold at auction for £16,000 on Saturday night (19.05.12).The Black Eyed Peas star offered a two-hour studio session for a lucky bidder as part of a fundraising evening for his...

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Roger Daltrey Gigs With Paul Weller

29th March 2012

Roger Daltrey was joined onstage by Paul Weller and Kelly Jones at his Teenage Cancer Trust concert last night (29.03.12). The Who frontman performed an opening 15-minute set at London's Royal Albert Hall before Stereophonics...

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Adele Inspired By Rapper

28th March 2012

Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' was influenced by rapper ODB and The White Stripes. The lead single from Adele's second album, '21' has been a huge international hit, but despite having a classic soul sound,...

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Emeli Sande Changed Because Of Adele

6th January 2012

Emeli Sande changed her name as soon as she heard Adele's music.The Scottish singer shares a first name with the 'Rolling in the Deep' hitmaker, but decided to adopt her middle name as a performer...

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Simone's Daughter Suing Star's Ex-husband

7th December 2011

Jazz and blues legend Nina Simone's daughter has filed a $155 million (£96.88 million) suit against the icon's ex-husband, accusing him of "fraudulently" selling off the late singer's personal items and master recordings.The star's daughter...

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Michael Buble Reveals Falling Out With Simon Cowell

1st December 2011

Michael Buble has been a regular guest on the 'X Factor' on both sides of the Atlantic, perhaps most memorably serenading 2009's UK third placer Stacey Solomon during a cover of Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good'....

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Buble On Kardashian, "That Bitch Aint Coming On My Stage"

14th November 2011

Michael Buble has blasted the reality star Kim Kardashian, calling her a "bitch" during a live concert in TriBeCa. Performing at the intimate P.C. Richard & Son theatre, the jazz crooner delighted his audience with...

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Michael Buble Mocks Kim Kardashian On Stage

14th November 2011

Michael Buble has mocked Kim Kardashian - calling her a "bitch" during a concert at the weekend.The 'Cry me a River' singer seemingly doesn't have much sympathy for reality TV star Kim - who filed...

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Blige Studying Simone For New Movie Role

11th July 2011

Mary J. Blige is spending the summer researching the life of jazz and blues legend Nina Simone ready for an upcoming biopic.The schedule of Blige's current film Rock of Ages has forced film bosses to...

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Jennifer Hudson Proves She's Feeling Good With Lunchtime Sing-along

10th March 2011

Jennifer Hudson shared her delight over her weightloss with fellow diners during a recent restaurant visit by treating them to a rendition of her diet theme tune, Nina Simone's Feeling Good.The Oscar-winning star has shed...

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