Nina Simone's brother Sam Waymon spoke to Page Six about his family's disapproval.
As you already know, many people are upset about Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic about the late singer's life, but things got taken to the next level when Zoe tweeted a Nina quote and the legendary singer's estate replied by throwing some shade at the actress.
Nina Simone's legacy will be introduced to new audiences when the film, Nina, starring Zoe Saldana, is released in theaters next month. The biopic tells the story of Simone's relationship with her nurse-turned-manager Clifton Henderson and will highlight the later years of Simone's tumultuous life.
It looks like Nina starring Zoe Saldana is finally going to be released soon. The Nina Simone biopic will hit theaters in December, according to Entertainment Weekly. It’s been a long time coming for this movie. Mary J. Blige was reported to play the singer-activist in 2010, but due to conflicting schedules she dropped out. When Saldana picked up […]
Lauryn Hill made her way to late night TV when she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and sang Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” on Thursday (July 30). Hill has been through a few ups and downs already this year. First, she canceled her concert in Israel, but then she turned it around with her cover of […]
Nina Simone (pictured) is one of American music’s most-celebrated figures as well as a legendary icon of artistic expression and empowerment. Known as the “High Priestess…
Zoe Saldana doesn’t care if you think her “Black” card should be revoked. The “Star Trek Into Darkness” star graces the cover of Ocean Drive Magazine and clapped back at critics who questioned if she was qualified to play singer/activist Nina Simone. There was an immediate backlash in the African-American community, criticizing Saldana’s lighter skin, […]
Phone company HTC has some trouble on their hands in the form of Nina Simone‘s estate. The estate for the late High Priestess of Soul is suing HTC for a minimum of a million dollars for use of Simone’s hit song “Sinnerman.” Simone’s estate brought the lawsuit against HTC because they claim the smartphone […]
Zoe Saldana has been surrounded by controversy since it was announced she would be replacing Mary J. Blige in the Nina Simone biopic. Many fans were angry because Saldana is much lighter than Simone who was a champion of embracing darker skin. However, Zoe is flying above the drama. HipHollywood spoke to the “Colombiana” star […]
The oft-delayed Nina Simon biopic is set to begin shooting this week and has added Mike Epps to the cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor-comedian will play Richard Pryor alongside Zoe Saldana, who will play the legendary singer and activist. Saldana’s casting has been the subject of controversy in recent months amid claims […]
Tune in to a brand new episode of “Cinema in Noir” for the latest in film news hosted by ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, with special guest hosts Arturo R. Garcia (Racialicious.com) and Daryle Lockhart (Black Box Office). Our topics include: (2:17 mark) FILM REVIEW–SPARKLE (11:30 mark) COLORISM IN HOLLYWOOD–The African-American community is divided over the news of […]