Tag Archives: nina simone

  • Mekhi Phifer Wants to Play Al Green in Musical Biopic

    Mar 24, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment

    *Biopics about black musician are on the rise again! So it only makes sense many Black Hollywood stars want to take part in the resurgence. Mekhi Phifer wants to play Al Green in a biopic about the singer and reverend’s life.

  • Zoe Saldana in Talks to Star as Eartha Kitt in Biopic

    Mar 20, 14 by Deron Dalton 1 Comment

    *Zoe Saldana isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The starlet is in talks to play barrier-breaking black entertainer, Eartha Kitt. Saldana is no stranger to playing real-life people –  her upcoming biopic about Nina Simone‘s life and career is without a release date. In fact, she’s been heavily criticized for garnering the role as Simone in the […]

  • Nina Simone’s Daughter Accused of Keeping Mother’s Estate Money

    Nov 26, 13 by Brainuser1 Leave a comment

    *Uh oh. This can’t be good. Lisa Simone Kelly, daughter to iconic singer Nina Simone, did not fulfill her mom’s dying wish to donate money to music schools in Africa. Instead, Kelly, trustee of the late singing legend’s estate, stands accused by the California Attorney General of keeping $1.5 million of her mom’s money — reportedly allotted for […]

  • Nina Simone’s Estate Sues over HTC Phone Ad (Watch)

    Sep 30, 13 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Lawyers for the estate of Nina Simone are reportedly suing smartphone and tablet manufacturer HTC for using one of her songs in a commercial without permission. According to TMZ, the lawsuit accuses HTC of using Simone’s 1965 single “Sinnerman” without obtaining the rights. The ad uses a Felix da House Cat mix of the song. [Listen […]

  • Nina Simone’s Birth Home Set to be Restored

    Jul 7, 13 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *The birth places of Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix and Rosa Parks are set to be restored on a new reality show on the History Channel and PBS. The remarkable story of the legendary singer, Nina Simone, will be told and recaptured as the show takes audiences on a journey back to her birthplace in Tryon, […]

  • Aretha Franklin Talks Nina Simone & Her Own Biopic Casting Choices

    May 13, 13 by Brittney M. Walker 1 Comment

    *Hear ye, hear ye! The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has someting to say. So, read on loyal subjects … Zoe Saldana probably didn’t hear the last of it when critics (including us) ranted about the poor casting choices and overall shadiness of the filmmaker’s behind the Nina Simone biopic. Instead of choosing someone who […]