I always like seeing our actors get big roles on network TV. I think we can say that the huge success of Scandal has aided in this but whatever the case, I’m digging it. Variety is reporting that Zoe Saldana will star in the lead role in the new NBC miniseries Rosemary’s Baby. Yes, as in the horror novel.
She will play Rosemary, the iconic young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.
Ever since it was announced that Zoe Saldana was taking over the lead spot from Mary J Blige to play Nina Simone in a biopic, there’s been a lot of negative reactions. Blogs written, petitions signed, comments made, slander thrown. And the couple of pictures that surfaced with Zoe wearing a prosthetic nose piece and dark makeup didn’t do much to stop it. But now Zoe Saldana is speaking out herself, pleading for Nina Simone fans to just let her try, according to The UK’s Daily Express.
“If Elizabeth Taylor could play Cleopatra, if Diana Ross can play Billie Holiday, if Denzel Washington can play Malcolm (X) and Meryl Streep can play the Iron Lady (Margaret Thatcher)… the only thing I ask is to be given a chance to play Nina Simone.
“If at the end, you watch the movie and don’t like it, then OK, but at least you saw it.”
I know there’s a number of us who know this life. You and your friends spend an evening out, partying and drinking like you don’t have to go to work tomorrow. But alas, you do. And it’s straight sunglasses and Advil for breakfast. All the while you’re slumped over your computer keys, praying to God, Jesus and Tom Cruise for some relief. Zoe Saldana had that kind of night. She showed up to the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, sporting a hangover after partying the night before in Mexico.
She and her Star Trek cast mates celebrated pretty hard after the movie premiere. Zoe said they had huevos rancheros around 4:30 AM and the next thing she remembered she was on a plane to the show. Even with a wicked hangover, she looks pretty hot. Check out the clip when you continue…
Solange Knowles, Zoe Saldana, Selita Ebanks and Rachel Roy were among the biggest names in fashion at the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards which took place last night at the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
Easily considered the Oscars of the fashion industry, the CFDA Fashion Awards recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, with awards being given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision and lifetime achievement.
Our favorites of the night included Solange Knowles who looked radiating in Marni.
Zoe Saldana wore
It was a HUGE night for the cast of “The Help” as cast members swept the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The cast walked away with the most highly coveted award of the night, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Don Cheadle presented Octavia Spencer with her first SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role as Minny Jackson. She dedicated her award “to the downtrodden, the undeserved, the unprivileged and overtaxed, whether emotionally, psychically or financially.”