Zoe Saldana Stars in a Breathtaking Fall Fashion Shoot and Opens Up About Her Mixed Heritage, Love Life, and Getting Sweet Revenge in Her Upcoming Film.

    Zoe Saldana Stars in a Breathtaking Fall Fashion Shoot and Opens Up About Her Mixed Heritage, Love Life, and Getting Sweet Revenge in Her Upcoming Film.

    New This Month: Introducing The First-Ever EBONY Beauty & Grooming Awards!

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    CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — EBONY rolls out the red carpet and shines the light on this season's hottest fashion ideas, beauty products, and sizzling stars.

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    Cover star and leading lady Zoe Saldana talks to EBONY about how she handles her rising star power, kicking butt in her new film, and the importance of working hard for what you want ? no matter what color your skin is. "Why would I talk about how hard it is for Black women in Hollywood when there's a Black president in my country," says Saldana. "I'm going to give the best that I can because I strive for excellence."

    In the September issue the tell-it-like-it-is screen siren tackles tough questions and takes on a few good challenges ? like doing balancing acts in 5-inch Alexander McQueen heels for our cover shoot and then sitting down to spill what it was like going fist-to-fist with a man in her upcoming film Colombiana. ?

    What's New?

    STYLE: The 21+ page Style Special brings an extended fashion and beauty manifesto with 250 Fall Fashion Ideas and 65+ beauty buys. From the runway to real-life, we show you how to build a look that will turn heads this season. ?Think fabulous feathers and furs, luxe lace and leather, plus chic staples for men.

    BEAUTY & GROOMING AWARDS: This month we introduce the first-ever EBONY Beauty & Grooming Awards. From the best oil-zapping cleanser and dark spot corrector, to the best at-home relaxer and nick-free razor, our hand-picked panel of experts delivers the definitive word on the products you need now. ?Expert tested. ?Blogger Tested. ?Editor Approved. ?Find out what made the cut.

    HBCU CAMPUS QUEENS: The results are in for the highly anticipated annual HBCU Campus Queens contest. ?This year's top 10 let loose in a fun, fabulous fashion spread that celebrates statement-making personal style ? and the power to change the world. ?Plus find out if HBCU's are in trouble. EBONY investigates what new efforts HBCU's are implementing ? and what you can do – to keep our universities thriving.

    START EARLY, AIM HIGH: As part of EBONY's continuing focus on education, this special feature explores How To Raise a High Achiever with tips on how to boost your baby's brain power and ignite a love of learning early to ensure a successful future for our children. ?

    Features You Don't Want to Miss:

    The Radar: The source for all things current in politics, culture, and technology presents The Road Map to Equality: Obama's National Strategy to Eliminate Health Disparities; The Fight For a Healthy School Lunch, an investigation on why parents need to stay on top of upcoming meal changes; and Lenny Kravitz drops details on his new album.

    Style: In this month's Style Spotlight, the art and fashion worlds collide as we sit down with tastemakers Thelma Golden & Duro Olowu to talk personal style and keeping their cross-Atlantic romance hot between Harlem and Nottinghill. ?

    Elevate: The guide to wellness and spirituality encourages you with The Ultimate Detox: Coming Clean After a Lifetime of Substance Abuse; advice on how spending money the right way can bring joy in The Price of Happiness; and Bonnie St. John's monthly column on finding your bliss in Live Your Joy.

    Connect: "The Partnership Project: Our Yearlong Look at the State of Black Love" provides fun, fresh ideas to make your next date more exciting; Combating The Campus Culture gives coeds reasons not to settle for casual sex; and a six month goal-setting guide challenges your Vision of Love from now until Valentine's Day.

    Achieve: Meet the King of the Hill, Engel D. Burns who has found success at the intersection of business and politics in our nation's capital; 5 Growing Industries waiting to hire you; 6 Keys to Good Leadership according to award-winning executive Connie Lindsey; and new ways to land your dream job with Recession Retooling.

    Live: Score an A-list recipe in Cooking with Kelly Rowland as the star sizzles in the kitchen while dishing on her latest album; learn how to Create a House of Style by outfitting your living space in the 5 top fashion trends; and get details on La La Anthony and Carmelo Anthony's family vacation in the Bahamas then start planning a dream island getaway of your own in Beyond Paradise.

    EBONY's September issue is a must-read!

    EBONY: It's more than a magazine, it's a movement.

    Press Contact: Alex Rosenfield arosenfield@ebony.com 212- 397- 4562