Day: October 24, 2012

HOLLYWOOD ANTICS: ZOE SALDANA “TRANFORMS” IN TO THE LEGENDARY NINA SIMONE FOR BIOPIC

For those of you who don’t know Hollywood is in the process of bringing the life of the legendary singer and activist Nina Simone to the silver screen, and some bright spark has cast Zoe Saldana (Miss I am black when it is convenient) in the leading role. This has caused outrage for obvious reasons and an online petition was set up in protest of the decision to cast Saldana in the role. Not even Nina’s own daughter Simone Kelly is happy with the actress chosen to play her mother. []

UK NEWS: 17 YEAR OLD TV STAR CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A 14 YEAR OLD BOY

A 17-year old TV star has been charged with sex attacks on a 14-year-old boy which allegedly happened in a theatre and at a school. Via The Press Association The performer, who police have not publicly named because of his age, is accused of orally raping and sexually touching the teenager at a London theatre in July 2010. He is also accused of two counts of sexual assault in September 2010, and assault by beating in April 2011, all at a school in London. All []

UK TV: ANGIE LE MAR SET TO HOST NEW CHAT SHOW

The TV Collective reports that comedian, actor, writer and presenter Angie Le Mar will host a new talk show titled Ladies Talk on Vox Africa (Sky Channel 218). The programme will bring together some of the UK’s brightest and insightful women in a panel discussion show featuring topical and intelligent conversation on everything from the latest events happening within the world of politics to celebrity news and gossip. Ladies Talk will air in front of a live studio audience on Wednesday, 31 October. If you would []