Zoe Saldana: Queen Latifah And Paula Patton Defend Her Role In “Nina”

Zoe Saldana has been the center of controversy since she was cast as Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic, Nina. Critics of the choice say there were several other actresses that would have been better because Zoe Saldana is light-skinned…

Nina Simone Biopic: Two Sides Of Controversy

Nina Simone was a singer and civil rights activist who penned songs about racism and black cultural strife in the late 50’s thru the early 70’s. A new biopic about Nina Simone, Nina, is set to come out next month,…

Nina Simone Biopic: Queen Latifah Says Everyone Needs To “Get Rid Of The Hype”

Nina Simone was an extremely influential musician, a woman who did things on her own terms for years after cutting ties with her husband Andrew Stroud, who was also her manager. The iconic singer was also a fierce civil rights…

Nina Simone Biopic: Late Singer’s Daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly, Stands Up for Zoe Saldana

A Nina Simone biopic, titled Nina, is set to hit theaters next month. Ever since accepting the lead role in the film, Zoe Saldana has come under fire, with many–some of them the late Simone’s relatives–saying her light skin and…

Zoe Saldana “Nina” Controversy: India.Arie Weighs In

Zoe Saldana has come under significant fire for her role as Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic, Nina. Now “Video” singer India.Arie is adding fuel to that fire. In a recent interview with Billboard, Arie said she was sad to…

Zoe Saldana Not Upset by Outrage Over Her Role as Nina Simone

Zoe Saldana came under fire in recent days for playing the role of Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic Nina. The late musician and activist’s family is put off by Zoe Saldana wearing both a prosthetic nose and blackface while…

Zoe Saldana Under Fire for Playing Nina Simone in Upcoming Film

Zoe Saldana is under harsh fire for playing the part of Nina Simone in an upcoming film about the musician and activist. Simone’s family doesn’t like that Zoe Saldana wears a prosthetic nose and blackface while playing the role. Nina…

Nina Simone: Netflix Documentary Gets an Official Trailer

Netflix has shared the official trailer to its upcoming Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? It’s directed by Liz Garbus, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker best known for The Farm: Angola, USA and Bobby Fischer Against the World. It’ll hit…

Nina Simone Netflix Documentary Gets Standing Ovation at Sundance

Netflix’s new documentary about the life of singer Nina Simone is off to a strong start, receiving high praise from the audience at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, What Happened, Miss Simone?, received a standing ovation and the praise…

Nina Simone: Netflix To Release Documentary On Legendary Singer In 2015

Netflix, which is primarily known as a streaming service, has been pushing for more original content recently. It was announced that one of these original projects will be a feature-length documentary on the life of legendary singer Nina Simone. The…