President Obama's newest tradition of releasing his favorite music for the summer for his fellow Americans is lit, and so is his broad taste in music! Like last year in 2015, his summer Spotify playlist is plural: one for day and one for night.
The controversy over the upcoming Nina Simone biopic "Nina" just got even hotter. Jeff Lieberman, the director of the documentary “The Amazing Nina Simone” released in October 2015, is slamming the forthcoming biopic, calling it “ugly and inaccurate" after reading the feature's screenplay before its premiere. The film is to be released by RLJ Entertainment, it's founder Robert L. Johnson, [More]
India Arie is one artist who's spoken up about the casting, as it holds a deep place in her heart; Arie was cast as Simone for a 2003 episode of the 1960s-set NBC drama American Dreams. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Arie talked about the issues she has with the film's production.
The childhood homes of some of the most notable historical figures and musicians will be restored in an upcoming reality show series on both the History Channel and PBS.