Mary J Blige To Play Nina Simone

Soulful singer Mary J. Blige has been cast in Nina, a movie about Nina Simone, as the legendary singer and civil rights activist who suffered from schizophrenia. Music, drama, and crazy. I like it. It’s a good opportunity to say the mood swings are for research.

Looks like she’s also getting in touch with her empowering side with a motivational weekend. Before joining Oprah Winfrey for a charitable walk on Sunday (May 9) she attended the 2010 Stronger: Girls’ Empowerment Day in New York on Friday (May 7).