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Zoe Saldana apologises for playing Nina Simone: ‘She deserved better’

Zoe Saldana apologises for playing Nina Simone: ‘She deserved better’

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Actress Zoe Saldana has apologised for playing Nina Simone in a heavily criticised 2016 biopic.The Marvel star, who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, wore a prosthetic nose and skin-darkening make-up for the role.Simone's estate refused to endorse the film, and the late singer's daughter questioned the casting decision.In a new interview, originally broadcast live on Instagram, Saldana said: "I should have never played Nina."I should have done everything in my power with the leverage that I had 10 years ago, which was a different leverage, but it was leverage nonetheless."I should have done everything in my power to cast a black woman to play an exceptionally perfect black woman."Writing on the official Nina Simone Facebo...
FA Cup final: The Wembley showpiece that deserved so much more

FA Cup final: The Wembley showpiece that deserved so much more

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Media playback is not supported on this device Arsenal's coach arrived at Wembley for the Heads Up FA Cup final to be greeted by a small group of observers and one middle-aged supporter waving a large flag.The Gunners' match-winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang concluded the victory celebrations by stepping down alone from the winners' podium, scrambling his way through gold streamers scattered on the turf before taking polite applause from those left inside a virtually deserted national stadium.In between, Arsenal's world-class striker delivered a match-winning virtuoso display against Chel...
‘Pathetic’ Chelsea ‘got what we deserved’ with West Ham defeat, blasts Jason Cundy

‘Pathetic’ Chelsea ‘got what we deserved’ with West Ham defeat, blasts Jason Cundy

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Jason Cundy has ripped into Chelsea’s ‘pathetic’ display in their 3-2 defeat at West Ham on Wednesday night. The former Blues defender watched on in dismay as his side conceded a late winner from Andriy Yarmolenko to cap off a woeful performance. Getty Images - Getty Chelsea’s players trudged off after the defeat The Blues were arguably fortunate not to go behind early on as Tomas Soucek’s first strike was controversially ruled out by VAR. Willian then put Chelsea in front, only for Soucek to net again in stoppage time at the end of the first half. “We nearly went in at half-time at 1-0,” Cundy said on the talkSPORT Sports Bar. “I think they’re unlucky to have the first goal ruled off. Getty Soucek was denied by VA
Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Harry Maguire ‘deserved man of the match’ for display against Chelsea

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Harry Maguire ‘deserved man of the match’ for display against Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho heaped huge praise on Manchester United new boy Harry Maguire following the Red Devils’ rampant victory over Chelsea.Maguire was making his United debut after completing his £80million switch from Leicester earlier this month. Getty Images - Getty Maguire helped United keep a clean sheet against Chelsea And it was one to remember for the centre-back as he helped his new club beat Frank Lampard’s Blues 4-0. Marcus Rashford’s brace and goals from Anthony Martial and Daniel James secured the victory. There were a number of good performances in the United team including from two-goal hero Rashford. However, former United and Chelsea boss Mourinho, who was working as a pundit for Sky Sports, identified Maguire as the game’s standout player.
Man City 3-1 Man Utd: Hosts claim deserved derby victory & go back top

Man City 3-1 Man Utd: Hosts claim deserved derby victory & go back top

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Manchester City returned to the Premier League summit with a convincing derby victory over Manchester United at Etihad Stadium.Pep Guardiola's side were seeking the result they needed to go back to the top of the table after Liverpool's lunchtime win over Fulham at Anfield - and it was rarely in doubt after David Silva bundled home an early goal to give them a narrow interval advantage.City got the second goal their superiority deserved with Sergio Aguero's rasping, rising finish past David de Gea three minutes into the second half following an exchange of passes with Riyad Mahrez. Jose Mourinho's side, without injured Paul Pogba, barely mounted a serious threat but were given hope of earning...