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Nina Simone And Marlon Brando Documentaries Land Peabody Awards

The top picks were unveiled on Tuesday (26Apr16), and What Happened, Miss Simone?, the Oscar-nominated film about the revered singer/civil rights activist, was among the nine films to claim the coveted prize....

Nina Simone's Bandleader Approves Of 'Very Good' Biopic

The Avatar beauty has faced a backlash from the singer's fans ever since landing the lead role in Nina in 2012, with some claiming the actress, who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican...

'The Amazing Nina Simone' Director Slams New Biopic For Script And Zoe Saldana Casting

The controversy surrounding the casting of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic rages on, with the director of a previous documentary about the singer reacting to the distributor’s recent defence of the...

Queen Latifah And Paula Patton Back Zoe Saldana As Nina Simone

Controversy surrounding the Avatar star's casting in the movie, titled Nina, was reignited last week (ends06Mar16) when the trailer for the project was released showing Zoe wearing make-up to darken her skin....

India.arie: 'Zoe Saldana Looks Ugly In Nina Simone Biopic'

The Avatar beauty has faced a backlash from the iconic musician's fans ever since landing the lead role in Nina in 2012, with some claiming the actress, who is of Dominican and Puerto...

Nina Simone's Daughter: 'Stop Attacking Zoe Saldana'

The Avatar beauty has faced a backlash from the late jazz singer's fans ever since landing the lead role in Nina in 2012, with some claiming the actress, who is of Dominican and...

Nina Simone Family: 'Zoe Saldana Film Is Raping Her Legacy'

The family stepped up their criticism of the project which has been embroiled in controversy since Zoe's casting was announced. The actress drew wide criticism at the time due to her lack of singing...

Nina Simone Distributor Defends Zoe Saldana Casting

Zoe is portraying the late singer in the upcoming movie Nina, directed by Cynthia Mort, but her casting has upset fans from the beginning amid concerns the actress, who is of Dominican and...

The Nina Simone Estate Lash Out Over Zoe Saldana's 'Blackface'

If there's one thing that never needs to rear its head in Hollywood again, it's blackface. But it seems that no-one told the crew of the new Nina Simone biopic 'Nina', because that's reportedly what...

Nina Simone's Estate Blasts Zoe Saldana On Twitter

Zoe is portraying the late singer in the upcoming movie Nina, directed by Cynthia Mort. Following the release of the first trailer for the film on Wednesday (02Feb16), Zoe posted a quote from the singer...

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...

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