1. Zoe Saldana Responds to 'Nina' Controversy: 'There's No One Way to Be Black'

    June 18, 2016 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The fact that we're talking about her, that Nina Simone is trending? We f---ing won," said Saldana in an interview with Allure. Shortly after the trailer for the biopic  Nina  hit the Internet, actress Zoe Saldana faced heavy critici ...

  2. Watch Zoe Saldana Get 'Stressed Out' on 'Lip Sync Battle'

    June 08, 2016 10:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lip Sync Battle  will host an hour-long Star Trek Beyond- themed episode on Thursday, featuring the film's star's Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto. It was already hinted that the night will be filled with special guests and now fans can catc ...

  3. 'Lip Sync Battle' to Host Hour-Long 'Star Trek Beyond' Special

    June 02, 2016 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lip Sync Battle  will give a Vulcan salute to  Star Trek Beyond  stars Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto when they battle it out in an hour-long special on June 9.  Aisha Tyler Meets Shaq on the 'Lip Sync Battle' Court With Kurtis Blow's ...

  4. Jeimy Osorio Talks Skin Darkening to Play Celia Cruz, Congratulates Zoe Saldana on Her Transformation for Biopic

    March 05, 2016 1:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Puerto Rican actress Jeimy Osorio plays Cuban singer Celia Cruz in the series Celia! She spoke to Billboard about playing a Cuban icon, acting and race and Zoe Saldana’s role as Nina Simone in the controversial biopic Nina . Telemundo Goes the ' ...

  5. India.Arie Discusses Failings of Zoe Saldana's Nina Simone Biopic

    March 05, 2016 12:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Grammy-winning soul singer-songwriter India.Arie was an early critic of the Nina Simone biopic Nina , penning an open letter on the decision to cast Zoe Saldana shortly after on-set photos of the actress in darkened skin and facial prosthetics surfa ...

  6. 'Nina' Distributors Defend Zoe Saldana After Simone's Family Blasts Biopic

    March 03, 2016 2:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Following comments from  Nina Simone 's family against Zoe Saldana, who plays the icon in the upcoming Nina Simone biopic  Nina , BET (Black Entertainment Television) founder Robert L. Johnson has issued a statement in favor of the actress.  Zo ...

  7. Nina Simone's Family to Zoe Saldana: 'Take Nina's Name Out Your Mouth. For the Rest of Your Life'

    March 02, 2016 9:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The Zoe Saldana-starring Nina Simone biopic Nina finally released its first trailer on Wednesday (March 2) and Simone's family is predictably not happy about it.  Zoe Saldana's Controversial Nina Simone Biopic Reveals Trailer, Release Date ...

  8. Zoe Saldana's Controversial Nina Simone Biopic Reveals Trailer, Release Date

    March 02, 2016 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 After years of rumors, speculation and backlash, the Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana will finally be available for viewing this spring. EW  has revealed that  Nina  will be released in theaters and VOD on April 22 , almost two years after it ...

  9. Why 'Footloose' Inspired 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn

    October 28, 2014 12:49 PM EDT In a key scene in 2014's top-grossing movie, Guardians of the Galaxy , Chris Pratt 's character Peter Quill tells the interstellar assassin and wallflower Gamora ( Zoe Saldana ) of a legend on Earth called Footloose , in which "a gr ...

  10. Director of Nina Simone Film Sues Over Production Company's Hijacking

    May 15, 2014 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cynthia Mort is taking legal action after being cut out of decision-making on a biopic about legendary jazz singer Nina Simone that she spent years trying to develop. Although Nina still is being credited to her, Mort is unhappy she's being ass ...

  11. Blue Swede's 'Hooked On a Feeling' Sales Soar Thanks To 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer

    February 20, 2014 7:58 PM EST 0 0 0 "Oogachaka!"   Sales of Blue Swede's "Hooked On a Feeling" have gone through the roof following its use in the new trailer for the film "Guardians of the Galaxy."   According to industry sources, the song sold more ...

  12. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer Sends ‘Hooked On a Feeling’ Sales Through the Roof

    February 20, 2014 7:14 PM EST 0 2.637 k 271 1 Oogachaka!   Sales of Blue Swede's "Hooked On a Feeling" have gone through the roof following its use in the new trailer for the film "Guardians of the Galaxy."   The song sold more than 2,000 downloads on Wednesda ...

  13. Don Cheadle to Direct Miles Davis Biopic, Co-Star Alongside Ewan McGregor, Zoe Saldana

    November 14, 2013 2:05 PM EST "Kill the Trumpet Player" centers on a few dangerous days in the life of Miles Davis (Cheadle), as he bursts out of his silent period and conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (McGregor) to steal back his music. Saldana will play Franc ...

  14. Lady Gaga to Make Film Debut in 'Machete Kills' (Poster)

    July 26, 2012 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga will soon be making her silver screen debut, as the pop star joins the cast of Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills," playing a character called La Chameleón. The writer/director tweeted the announcement today, writing, "I ...

  15. Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2012 7:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET Awards viewers will be watching the Throne. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaboration has five nominations at this year's ceremony, including Best Group, Best Collaboration and two nominations for Video of the Year ("N***as in Paris&q ...

  16. Calle 13, Shakira, Marco Antonio Solis To Perform at Latin Grammys

    October 24, 2011 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Multi-nominee Calle 13 , Venezuelan troubadour Franco de Vita with Mexican rocket Alejandra Guzman , rockers Mana with Prince Royce (who performed last year but is featured in a remake of Mana's current single, "El Verdadero Amor Perdona&q ...

  17. Tyler, The Creator on VMAs & His 'Bucket List' Justin Bieber Collaboration

    August 30, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Love him or hate him, Tyler, The Creator enjoyed an undeniable breakout moment on Sunday night (Aug. 28), when he was named Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Snagging the prize for the macabre clip of his single "Yonkers," ...

  18. The-Dream Releases New Song, 'Murderer,': Listen

    August 22, 2011 8:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 The-Dream gives us a sneak peak to his upcoming free mixtape, "1977," with his latest release, "The Murderer," released early this morning (August 22). The-Dream To Release Free 'Internet' LP Amid Album Delay The auto-t ...

  19. Beyonce, New Edition, Maxwell To Perform Michael Jackson Songs On BET Awards Tribute

    June 28, 2009 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bobby Brown will reunite with New Edition to perform a Jackson 5 medley at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles tonight (June 28) to open the BET Awards, part of an extended tribute to Michael Jackson. Other performers scheduled to honor Jackson wit ...

  20. Pop Stars Pepper New Teen Flick

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pop music fans will want to pick up a copy of "Longshot," due March 26 on DVD from Spartan Home Entertainment. The film features cameo appearances by some of the biggest names in teen pop, including B Pop music fans will want to pick up a ...

  21. Britney To Headline NBA All-Star TV Special

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Britney Spears has been tapped to perform her single "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" during a Feb. 9 National Basketball Association (NBA) television special. Set to air at 11 a.m. ET, "NBA All-Star Britney Spears has been tapp ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Britney, Bosstones, High Times

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Britney Spears, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, High Times MTV.com is sponsoring a contest that will award lucky winners the chance to fly to New Orleans for a private screening of Britney Spears' film debut, "Crossroads." Spears and ...

  23. Britney Forms Production Company

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Britney Spears has formed an as-yet-unnamed production company and is in final negotiations to with screenwriter James V. Hart ("Contact") to write a feature film project for her to star in. No detail Britney Spears has formed an as-yet-un ...

  24. Britney Tour Coming Together

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plans are being finalized for a 31-date North American arena tour by Britney Spears for October and November. Tickets are expected to go on sale in mid-September. As part of a global marketing pact si Plans are being finalized for a 31-date North Am ...