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Zoe Saldana brushes off criticism of Simone role

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LONDON (AP) — Zoe Saldana has played an alien and a future space traveler — but taking on the role of an actual famous person proved even harder. The 34-year-old star of "Avatar" and "Star Trek" plays pianist, singer and activist Nina Simone in the forthcoming biopic "Nina." Her casting drew criticism from some, who argued that Saldana bears little resemblance to the singer, who died in 2003...

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