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    Zoe Saldana, Common, Anna Kendrick To Present 2013 Spirit Award Nominees On 11/27

    Film Independent Co-Presidents Sean Mc Manus and Josh Welsh jointly announced today that this year’s 2013 Spirit Award nominees will be presented by an actress whose name has been in the news quite a lot lately - Zoe Saldana - who'll be joined by Common and Anna Kendrick.

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    What If Zoe Saldana's Nina Simone Movie Is Stronger Than You Expect It To Be?

    I'm sure this isn't something that a lot of you even want to consider; BUT, before you have my head on a platter, let me explain myself...

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    New Photos Of Zoe Saldana In Full Nina Simone Regalia Surface; Convinced?

    Compared to the first set of photos I posted last week (there've been others since then), these new pics show a Zoe Saldana that's much further into the transformation to Nina Simone than what we've seen previously, so we had to share. 

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    Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Nina Simone Biopic Starring Zoe Saldana

    Despite the fact that no one really seems to want see actress Zoe Saldana play Nina Simone in an upcoming film biopic (or so says the New York Times), the picture is not only going forward, it begins shooting this week. And some iconic names are joining the cast. Or at least, cast members that will ...

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    Jill Scott Is Cool With Zoe Saldana Playing Nina Simone (Well, That Is If....)

    Yet another development in the endless controversy of the year.

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    James Cameron Talks 'Avatar' Sequels/Prequels (Expect 3 More Movies In Franchise)

    Despite its technical achievements, long time readers will know that I wasn't much of an Avatar fan.

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    New In USA Theaters - Zoe Saldana's 'Words', Forest Whitaker's 'Toys', The City Of Detroit's Ills

    A quick round-up of noteworthy films opening in USA theaters today...

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    The Words

    There’s a compelling idea at the core of 'The Words', especially as acted out by Bradley Cooper and the incomparable Jeremy Irons, but it’s nearly extinguished by the material that surrounds it, sorry to say. The premise is solid: a struggling writer chances upon a long-lost manuscript and publishes...

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    Nina Simone's Biopic Moving Full Speed; Screenwriter Talks Zoe Saldana, Love Story & Challenges

    I just found this interview with Cynthia Mort, screenwriter of the upcoming Nina Simone biopic, which has been the focus on several of our posts in the past two weeks.

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    We Need To Educate Ourselves On Race vs. Ethnicity (And Other Things I Learned From The Ongoing Zoe Saldana/Nina Simone Conversation)

    The widespread public reaction to this week's news that actress Zoe Saldana has replaced singer Mary J. Blige in the planned Nina Simone biopic has been very interesting-- if not troubling.

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