Zoe Saldana All Wrong For Nina Simone Biopic Says Simone Family

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The estate of the late legendary soul & jazz singer Nina Simone is furious over Zoe Saldana being cast as Nina Simone, saying Saldana looks nothing like the beloved singer.

According to sources, the estate, which runs the official Nina Simone twitter account, raged out at Saldana after she tweeted the following quote from Nina:

“I’ll tell you what freedom is to me – No fear…I mean really, no fear.”

Simone’s twitter responded harshly and quickly, shooting back:

“Cool story but please take Nina’s name out of your mouth. For the rest of your life.”

Simone’s family, friends & fans are upset over the fact that Zoe’s skin was darkened quite significantly, and she was given a prosthetic nose, just to look like remotely like Nina. Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 2.11.13 PM

With all the controversy over how white hollywood is, it does seem sad that a director would have to go to such extreme lengths to shape someone into Nina Simone, when there are so many talented African American actors who look much more like Nina Simone than Zoe Saldana does.

Tony Award winner Viola Davis, and the transcendent Uzo Aduba, from Orange Is The New Black, were both mentioned as better choices for the role of Nina.

There has been no word from Saldana, or her representation on the matter, and even though she can hardly be blamed for this upset, it seems better casting was in order.


Katherine Krozonouski

Celebrity Fastcard Writer




The First Trailer For The New Ghostbusters Is Finally Here!

The trailer you’ve all been waiting to see! The new Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.

This all-female reboot is in theaters July 15th 2016!

See the trailer for yourself below!

Andy Samberg Announces The Title Of His Top Secret Lonely Island Film Coming Out!

Andy Samberg stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night and talked about his new comedy that was completely top secret. He further mentions that the new film is written by him and the other Lonely Island members Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.

The film is being produced with Judd Apatow and is entitled Never Stop Never Stopping and will also star Maya Rudolph and Sarah Silverman.

The idea of the film will be about a pop/rap star that is going downhill after the release and flop of his second album, making him question the idea of getting back together with his boy band.

Watch the interview of Andy Samberg and Jimmy Kimmel below!

Actor Abe Vigoda Left Out Of Oscar ‘In Memoriam Tribute’


Family, friends, and fans are livid over the academy’s decision to omit Abe Vigota from the “in memoriam” tribute during last night’s Oscars.

Abraham Charles “Abe” Vigoda, actor, comedian, and father died January 26th 2016 at the age of 94.

Abe Vigoda, best known for his role in The Godfather, began his career in theater, performing on broadway in the 1960’s, and going on to be in some of the most influential films of all time.

In 1982 People magazine accidentally referred to Abe as ‘the late Abe Vigoda’, mistakenly implying the actor was dead.  This mistake was taken in wonderful humour by Vigoda, and it lead to a running gag used by the comedian for many years.

The academy has responded to the issue by saying Abe was not included in the famous tribute because he passed so late in the year, dying on January 26th, however Alan Rickman, who died on January 14th was included.

Our thoughts go out to Abe Vigoda’s family & friends.

Katherine Krozonouski

Celebrity Fastcard Writer


Full List Of Oscar Winners 2016!



“The Big Short”

“Bridge of Spies”


“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”


“Spotlight” (WINNER)


Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” (WINNER)

Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”


Cate Blanchett, “Carol”

Brie Larson, “Room” (WINNER)

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”


Christian Bale, “The Big Short”

Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”

Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”

Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies” (WINNER)

Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”


Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”

Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”

Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl” (WINNER)

Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”


“The Big Short,” Adam McKay

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” George Miller

“The Revenant,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu (WINNER)

“Room,” Lenny Abrahamson

“Spotlight,” Tom McCarthy


“Bridge of Spies,” by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen

“Ex Machina,” by Alex Garland

“Inside Out,” by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley; original story by Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen

“Spotlight,” by Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy (WINNER)

“Straight Outta Compton,” by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff


“The Big Short,” Charles Randolph and Adam McKay (WINNER)

“Brooklyn,” Nick Hornby

“Carol,” Phyllis Nagy

“The Martian,” Drew Goddard

“Room,” Emma Donoghue


“Carol,” Sandy Powell

“Cinderella,” Sandy Powell

“The Danish Girl,” Paco Delgado

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Jenny Beavan (WINNER)

“The Revenant,” Jacqueline West


“Bridge of Spies,” production design by Adam Stockhausen; set decoration by Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich

“The Danish Girl,” production design by Eve Stewart; set decoration by Michael Standish

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” production design by Colin Gibson; set decoration by Lisa Thompson (WINNER)

“The Martian,” production design by Arthur Max; set decoration by Celia Bobak

“The Revenant,” production design by Jack Fisk; set decoration by Hamish Purdy


“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin (WINNER)

“The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared,” Love Larson and Eva von Bahr

“The Revenant,” Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini


“Carol,” Ed Lachman

“The Hateful Eight,” Robert Richardson

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” John Seale

“The Revenant,” Emmanuel Lubezki (WINNER)

“Sicario,” Roger Deakins


“The Big Short,” Hank Corwin

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Margaret Sixel (WINNER)

“The Revenant,” Stephen Mirrione

“Spotlight,” Tom McArdle

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey


“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Mark Mangini and David White (WINNER)

“The Martian,” Oliver Tarney

“The Revenant,” Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender

“Sicario,” Alan Robert Murray

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Matthew Wood and David Acord


“Bridge of Spies,” Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo (WINNER)

“The Martian,” Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth

“The Revenant,” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson


“Ex Machina,” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett (WINNER)

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams

“The Martian,” Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner

“The Revenant,” Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould


“Bear Story,” Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala (WINNER)

“Prologue,” Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton

“Sanjay’s Super Team,” Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle

“We Can’t Live without Cosmos,” Konstantin Bronzit

“World of Tomorrow,” Don Hertzfeldt


“Anomalisa,” Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran

“Boy and the World,” Alê Abreu

“Inside Out,” Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera (WINNER)

“Shaun the Sheep Movie,” Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

“When Marnie Was There,” Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura


“Body Team 12,” David Darg and Bryn Mooser

“Chau, Beyond the Lines,” Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck

“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah,” Adam Benzine

“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (WINNER)

“Last Day of Freedom,” Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman


“Amy,” Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees (WINNER)

“Cartel Land,” Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin

“The Look of Silence,” Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen

“What Happened, Miss Simone?” Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes

“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom,” Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor


“Ave Maria,” Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont

“Day One,” Henry Hughes

“Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut),” Patrick Vollrath

“Shok,” Jamie Donoughue

“Stutterer,” Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage (WINNER)


“Embrace of the Serpent,” Colombia

“Mustang,” France

“Son of Saul,” Hungary (WINNER)

“Theeb,” Jordan

“A War,” Denmark


“Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Music and lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio

“Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”

Music by J. Ralph and lyric by Antony Hegarty

“Simple Song #3” from “Youth”

Music and lyric by David Lang

“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”

Music and lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga

“Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre”

Music and lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith


“Bridge of Spies,” Thomas Newman

“Carol,” Carter Burwell

“The Hateful Eight,” Ennio Morricone

“Sicario,” Jóhann Jóhannsson

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” John Williams

Emma Watson Admitting To Spending A Lot Of Money Subscribing To A Website On Tips For Improving Sex Life

Emma Watson has admitted that she is currently subscribed to OMGYES.com. This is a website aimed at showing scientific elements that assist people in being better in bed.

The subscription costs around $59 and puts a lot of money (somewhere in the millions) towards research on female sexual pleasure.

The young actress has also mentioned that she will be taking a year off of acting in order to focus on her own personal growth along with feminism.

Snooki Admits The Reason She Isn’t In Rehab Because Of Her Children

Recently Snooki, former Jersey Shore star, has mentioned she is extremely thankful for her children Giovanna Marie and Lorenzo Dominic.

Snooki believes if it weren’t for her children she would most likely be in rehab today if it weren’t for her becoming a mother to her daughter and son.

The young celebrity, during her Jersey Shore days, had been arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct and infamously known for blacking out on the show and constantly being in a drunken state.

Snooki stood up to the challenge of motherhood and decided to get rid of her ‘bad habits’ and be a better person for her children.

Keep up the great work Snooki we are rooting for you.

Toronto Spot The Real Jerk Sees Sales Increase Since ‘Work’ Video Release



A Toronto favourite,  The Real Jerk has seen a 20% increase in business ever since Rihanna’s new ‘Work’ video came out last week. The song and video both feature Drake, a regular at the Caribbean spot, as well as a crowded party scene.

Co-owner of the restaurant Lili Pottinger is pleased at the positive effect the video has had on business, however wants to make it clear that The Real Jerk is a restaurant, not a dance club, and has a zero tolerance policy against the use of drugs, which are prominently featured in Rihi’s video.
If you’re visiting Toronto make The Real Jerk a stop on your list of must-eats, or if you live in the area and haven’t check it out yet, Drake suggests the oxtail and jerk chicken.


The Real Jerk is located at 842 Gerrard Street East, Toronto




Katherine Krozonouski

Celebrity Fastcard Writer

Selena Gomez Will Be Joined By Joe Jonas & DNCE On Her Summer Revival Tour!

Selena Gomez has been preparing for her Revival tour that will begin in a couple month and it has just been revealed that her opening act will be Joe Jonas along with his band DNCE.

The news was revealed through Joe’s Twitter on Tuesday morning proving it to be true.

Her tour will open in Las Vegas, early May, and finishing early July ending with some shows in the L.A. area. The tour will travel throughout the U.S. and Canada.

We are really excited to follow and watch Selena’s Revival tour unfold this summer!

“There’s No Rivalry”: The Demi Lovato vs Taylor Swift Rivalry And What It Has To Do With Kesha


This week Kesha has been all over the news due to her tragic situation involving Sony Music and her rape allegations against one of their producers.

If you don’t know what’s going on with Kesha; in a nutshell she is being forced to stay in her contract with Sony, and make music only with the same producer who allegedly drugged, raped, and emotionally abused her.

Due to trauma from the abuse, Kesha hasn’t made new music in over two years, and is contractually forbidden from making new music with any other producers.

Following the disappointing trial, Taylor Swift donated $250,000.oo to Kesha for legal fees and to help pay for her rehabilitation. While most people aren’t surprised by Taylor’s generosity anymore, as she is well known for her philanthropy, Demi Lovato found a way to be offended by this.

Lovato took to twitter in support of Kesha, but then turned her attention to Swift’s massive donation:

Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed.”

While tweeting words of encouragement can bring hope to people, so can large amounts of money….hope for things like paying bills, and fighting legal battles.

Lovato continued her rampage tweeting that she “give[s] more F***s than most people”, and “[she’s] just tired of seeing women use ‘women empowerment’ and ‘feminism’ to further brands”.

Putting personal music preference aside, it appears that most people would side with Swift, who by the way hasn’t gotten involved in the one-way twitter feud with Lovato.

It’s often the few who have money to throw who end up helping the many in need. If Demi Lovato had $250,000.oo to spare let’s hope she would be half as generous!


Katherine Krozonouski

Celebrity Fastcard Writer