Who Will Play Nina Simone? Who Could?

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The stories rumbling around the internet about the upcoming Nina Simone biopic have been intriguing, confusing, and contradictory. Let me bring you up to speed, if you’re not yet caught up. The biopic was apparently supposed to feature Mary J. Blige as the star but now they’re saying Zoe Saldana is to play Nina Simone. […]

Vanity Fair: The Beauty of Low Expectations

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The current “Vanity Fair is racist!” brouhaha involving the shades-of-alabaster cover of their Young Hollywood has been covered quite well by a variety of other blogs and websites: From Jezebel: “What does “Young Hollywood” look like? According to Vanity Fair, it’s pretty, thin, female and white.” From USA Today: “Where are any women of color? […]

Bellas at the BET Awards!

Before I give tribute to the many, many famous and beautiful black women at the BET Awards last night, first a word to their publicists. Where ARE you? Holla at a blogger! It seems that whenever a cast member of Gossip Girls sneezes, I get a press release. If Paris Hilton strolls through a boutique, […]