‘Nina’ Starring Zoe Saldana and David Oyelowo Will Hit Theaters in December

The highly anticipated Nina Simone biopic will now be distributed via RLJ Entertainment.

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Roger Federer Celebrates His Thousandth Career Win

Zoe Saldana toasted Roger Federer’s 1,000th career win with an exclusive Champagne party and a Moët & Chandon “Tiny Tennis” tournament at the Four Season’s Wetherly Gardens in Beverly Hills. Continue reading Roger Federer Celebrates His Thousandth Career Win

Check Out The Nominees For 2015 MTV Movie Awards

MTV revealed the nominees for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, setting the stage for an epic battle at the only awards show where Guardians of the Galaxy will go head-to-head with an American Sniper and fierce females, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson will face off for the coveted golden popcorn. Continue reading Check Out The Nominees For 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Zoe Saldana, Rosario Dawson, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington & More Attend Alfre Woodard’s “Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree”

Alfre Woodard’s annual “Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree” was the place to be.  Continue reading Zoe Saldana, Rosario Dawson, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington & More Attend Alfre Woodard’s “Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree”

Mpho Koaho Talks New Film “Black Or White,” Working With Octavia Spencer & More

“Black or White” is the story of a grandfather (Academy Award winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter.  When her paternal grandmother (Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer) seeks custody with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie), the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply.   Continue reading Mpho Koaho Talks New Film “Black Or White,” Working With Octavia Spencer & More

Raven Symoné Honors Debbie Allen on “Zoe Saldana Presents My Hero”

Tomorrow everyone’s favorite former Disney star will be featured on “Zoe Saldana Presents My Hero,” discussing how Emmy-award winner Debbie Allen has impacted her life

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Film Review: ‘The Book of Life’ Featuring Ice Cube, Channing Tatum & Zoe Saldana

With Halloween just around the corner, 20th Century Fox and Reel FX Creative Studios have a new animated comedy the whole family can enjoy. Continue reading Film Review: ‘The Book of Life’ Featuring Ice Cube, Channing Tatum & Zoe Saldana

Her Source: Reagan Gomez-Preston Producing Sci-Fi Independent Webisode

Let’s face it, there’s not a glut of quality roles and opportunities given to people of color both in front of and behind the camera.

Actress Reagan Gomez-Preston is doing a thing or two to change that perception.

The voice of Roberta Tubbs on Fox’s Family Guy and Jasmine Russel on TV One’s Love That Girl has independently produced two successful seasons of her own web-series, Almost Home.

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The actress did so by crowdfunding through indiegogo.com. “Coming from the business as a woman of color— it’s up to us to create our own platforms,” Gomez-Preston tells The Source. “To tell our own stories. And that’s what I’m doing.”

With the success of Almost Home, Gomez-Preston is at it again, but this time she’s created an independent sci-fi web series called Surviving the Dead. The show has already casted The Real Husbands of Hollywood’s Cynthia McWilliams as the show’s lead role. Gomez-Preston, an admittedly an avid sci-fi fan created the concept of the show because of the rarity of seeing black women in sci-fi programming.

Other than Nichelle Nichols playing Uhura in Star Trek and Zoe Saldana reprising that role in Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013, when have ya seen it regularly?

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“The possibility of quality, original content starring people of color is so exciting for people,” said Gomez-Preston.  “So they can’t wait and neither can we.”

Gomez-Preston admits that she’s gone out of her own pockets to fund her projects. But it’s worth it: “Sometimes damn near 90% was out of my own pocket and my family’s pockets,” she said.

“But it’s worth it because we’re making amazing, original content. I feel like if more people with bigger platforms than mine were on the same page, fans would love it and support.”

Gomez-Preston has raised $8,425 of the $ 8,500 goal she planned to raise and she’s excited. “We’re getting further and further away from TV,” she said.

“And closer to our tablets and phones so it makes sense.”

If you’d like to donate to help fund the Surviving the Dead project CLICK HERE

An enterprising actress, she’s come a long way since playing Zaria on Robert Townsend’s The Parent Hood.