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Zoe Saldana Isolated Herself During Nina Simone Biopic Filming

The Guardians of the Galaxy star was cast to portray the singer in 2012. Her casting was met with much criticism because of her race, but the 37 year old was adamant about...

Lana Del Rey To Release Lp Next Month

Lana Del Rey will release her new album next month.The 'Summertime Sadness' singer has announced her fourth studio album 'Honeymoon' will be available on September 18, with fans gaining an instant download of new song...

Lauryn Hill Honours Nina Simone

The former Fugees star hit the stage at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem to celebrate the upcoming release of Netflix movie What Happened, Miss Simone? which tells the story of the singer's rise...

A Week In Movies: Red Carpets Draw Stars In Los Angeles And New York, While Two Film Crews Hit The Streets Of Brooklyn And New Trailers Drop For Three Festival Favourites

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara star in 'Hot Pursuit'Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara led the charge as their new action comedy 'Hot Pursuit' premiered in Los Angeles this week. It's about an uptight policewoman trying...

The Voice And The Life Of Nina Simone Is Charted In New Documentary

Nina Simone was a force of soul nature, a musical, chart-topping genius whose tunes still reverberate within a number of musical genres today. But the life of this immensely talented fusion of gospel and pop...

Common And Erykah Badu Lead Sundance Tribute To Nina Simone

Common, Aloe Blacc and Erykah Badu were among the stars who celebrated the music of jazz legend Nina Simone at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Sunday night (25Jan15), performing new renditions of her...

"What Happened, Miss Simone?" Makes Waves With Sundance Premiere

It’s Sundance weekend again and the star of the show this year is definitely What Happened, Miss Simone? The Netflix-produced Nina Simone documentary traces the life of the famed Jazz singer from her beginnings as...

Annie Lennox Announces New Album

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...

Zoe Saldana And Husband Have Artist Connection

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...

Lana Del Rey's Tattoos Cure Her Lonliness

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...

Nina Simone Biopic Producers Sued By Director

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...

Zoe Saldana Felt Responsibility To Role

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...

Nina Simone's Heirs Sue Phone Company

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...

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

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...

Zoe Saldana Could Have Relationship With A Woman

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...

Zoe Saldana Defiant About Nina Simone Project

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...

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

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...

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

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’...

India Arie Slams Zoe Saldana's Nina Simone Role

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...

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

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...

Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Simone Biopic

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...

Bradley Cooper And Zoe Saldana Back Together

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...

George Michael Pays Tribute To Medical Staff

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...

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

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...

Emeli Sande Considers Rolf Harris Tattoo

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...

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

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...

Roger Daltrey Gigs With Paul Weller

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...

Adele Inspired By Rapper

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,...

Emeli Sande Changed Because Of Adele

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...

Simone's Daughter Suing Star's Ex-husband

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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