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Zoe Saldana has revealed to Net-A-Porter that she’s been battling the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, it’s “a condition that causes the immune system to attack your thyroid, a small gland located at the base of your neck, in turn creating inflammation of the thyroid, which then leaks, resulting in […]

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During Thursday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the backlash over Saldana's portrayal of Simone and the subsequent discussion of colorism within the African-American community.

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In response to the recent controversy regarding Zoe Saldana’s portrayal of Nina Simone in the biopic ‘Nina’ Judge Greg Mathis has released the following statement The recent controversy involving Zoe Saldana’s altered appearance in her portrayal of Nina Simone for the upcoming biopic Nina provides a teachable moment on the interracial divisions that have plagued […]

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The first trailer for the long-awaited Nina Simone biopic Nina has finally arrived, following the controversial release of the film’s first poster. The film focuses on the iconic singer’s life and career, and her relationship with her former nurse-turned-manager Clifton Henderson. Zoë Saldana stars as Simone, while David Oyelowo plays Henderson. In the trailer, Simone […]

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The NAACP Image Awards will air live this Friday at 9/8c on TV One and all this week on NewsOne Now, an expert panel will share our predictions on who will take home the trophies.

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Alfre Woodard hosted her annual pre-Oscar party to celebrate African American women in film in the penthouse of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. HipHollywood was on…

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  For years, filmmaker Cynthia Mort sought to bring Nina Simone’s story to the screen, yet when the door finally opened, a wave of anticipation and controversy mounted before production even began. The upcoming film Nina, aimed for release this year, will be Mort’s first feature length film project, and the first narrative centered on the […]

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Zoe Saldana has been cast to play the leading role in Nina Simone’s biopic. The casting wasn’t met without some disdain and a bit of protest, some saying that she just can’t be Nina and that she is too light-skinned for the role. Writer and director Cynthia Mort notes that the film will simply be […]