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Nina Simone Collaborator Calls Zoe Saldana's Portrayal 'Admirable' and Praises Her Vocals: 'Mary J. Blige Couldn’t Have Done It'

Nina Simone Collaborator Calls Zoe Saldana's Portrayal 'Admirable' and Praises Her Vocals: 'Mary J. Blige Couldn’t Have Done It'

Originally posted 04/22/2016 06:15PM

Nina Simone's bandleader and friend of 46 years, Al Schackman, is weighing in on Zoë Saldana's controversial casting in Nina, and praising the actress for tackling a difficult and complex role.

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PEOPLE Review: Nina Is an Off-Key Tribute to a Music Legend

UpdatePosted 04/22/2016 10:45AM

PEOPLE Review: Nina Is an Off-Key Tribute to a Music Legend

Originally posted 04/21/2016 07:00PM

Nina teaches us an important lesson about waiting for a film to come out before criticizing it. For it is only then that we can know how truly heinous it is.

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Zoë Saldana's Twins Hunt For Easter Eggs in Adorable, Matching Ensembles

Zoë Saldana's Twins Hunt For Easter Eggs in Adorable, Matching Ensembles

Originally posted 03/27/2016 04:00PM

Zoë Saldana's little cuties are egg-cellent dressers

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Female Superheroes Ranked: See How Wonder Woman Stacks Up Against Catwoman, Black Widow and More

Female Superheroes Ranked: See How Wonder Woman Stacks Up Against Catwoman, Black Widow and More

Originally posted 03/24/2016 11:00AM

This Friday, a little movie titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters. Perhaps you may have seen an advertisement or two about it. The film marks the first official pairing of Bats and Supes in a feature film. Surely there are longtime fans eager to see them pec-to-pec, but some fans will be excited about the film's other big debut: Wonder Woman.

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Nina Star Mike Epps Responds to Zoë Saldana Casting Controversy: 'She Did a Good Job'

Nina Star Mike Epps Responds to Zoë Saldana Casting Controversy: 'She Did a Good Job'

Originally posted 03/22/2016 07:40PM

Nina star Mike Epps is responding to criticism over his costar, Zoë Saldana's, casting as singer Nina Simone.

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The Amazing Nina Simone Director Slams Zoë Saldana Casting in Upcoming Biopic: 'Not Every Actor Can Play Every Role'

The Amazing Nina Simone Director Slams Zoë Saldana Casting in Upcoming Biopic: 'Not Every Actor Can Play Every Role'

Originally posted 03/21/2016 11:55AM

The controversy surrounding the upcoming Nina Simone biopic starring Zoë Saldana rages on.

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BET Founder Defends Zoë Saldana Casting in Nina Simone Biopic: 'Black Americans Should Know Better Than to Have This Discussion'

BET Founder Defends Zoë Saldana Casting in Nina Simone Biopic: 'Black Americans Should Know Better Than to Have This Discussion'

Originally posted 03/17/2016 11:05AM

The distributor behind the Nina Simone biopic Nina is coming to Zoë Saldana's defense.

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India.Arie Weighs in on Nina Controversy: 'They Cast Zoë Saldana Because They Wanted A Big Name'

India.Arie Weighs in on Nina Controversy: 'They Cast Zoë Saldana Because They Wanted A Big Name'

Originally posted 03/06/2016 12:45PM

"Video" singer India.Arie is adding her voice to the chorus of those against the casting of Zoë Saldana as Nina Simone in the upcoming biographical film about her life.

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Nina Simone's Daughter Defends Casting of Zoë Saldana in Biopic But Still Opposes Film: 'This Is Not How You Want Your Loved Ones Remembered'

Nina Simone's Daughter Defends Casting of Zoë Saldana in Biopic But Still Opposes Film: 'This Is Not How You Want Your Loved Ones Remembered'

Originally posted 03/04/2016 03:20PM

Nina Simone's daughter is coming to Zoë Saldana's defense.

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Nina Distributor on Zoë Saldana Casting: 'Quality of Performance Should Never Be Judged on the Basis of Color'

Nina Distributor Responds to Zoë Saldana Casting Backlash: 'Quality of Performance Should Never Be Judged on the Basis of Color'

Originally posted 03/03/2016 02:15PM

The production company behind the Nina Simone biopic Nina has responded to the swirling controversy surrounding Zoë Saldana's turn as the late singer.

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