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It's the Hard Knock Life for Sony. So Everyone Needs to Calm Down

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

Everyone needs to calm down and think about the long term. The studio is sitting on a goldmine called The Interview which now has more awareness and interest than it would have had without the controversy.

How Critics Got the New 'Annie' Wrong

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

It is strange to expect a wish-fulfillment story like Annie (no matter which version) to offer trenchant commentary on anything, and especially unsettling when a critic born in the Jim Crow era decrees that actors of color must still deliver some specific "black angle" in 2014.

Annie Review

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.19.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

On the surface, there is absolutely no reason to update the classic Broadway show Annie, which was already adapted for the screen in 1982. But this multicultural cast redux adds a hip swag to the classic kid's story. This Annie is urban, emotional and fun. But far from perfect.

'It's Not Going To Be A Black Annie. It's Just Going To Be Annie'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment

Will Gluck’s “Annie,” which hits theaters on Dec. 19, transplants the beloved Depression-era musical into the present day by adding a pop spin o...

Christopher Rosen

'The LEGO Movie' Directors Are Sad About One Globes Snub

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment

Phil Lord and Chris Miller had a pretty great 2014. The duo directed "The LEGO Movie," which was tied for the third-highest Rotten Tomatoes rating of ...

PHOTOS: 'Annie' Premiere And Afterparty

BlackFilm.com | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices

Yesterday afternoon, Blackfilm.com attended the World Premiere of the musical film Annie, which hits theaters on December 19, 2014. Held at the Ziegf...

Nick Jonas, Lucy Hale And Sting Take Over The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 11.27.2014 | Entertainment

The 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ran through New York City on Thursday, bringing Snoopy, Hello Kitty and Spider-Man along with it. Hosted by "T...

Cameron Diaz Answers Weird Questions In 'SNL' Monologue

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.27.2014 | Entertainment

Cameron Diaz hosted this weekend's episode of "Saturday Night Live" in promotion for the upcoming remake of "Annie." Diaz kicked off the show with a s...

Jamie Foxx Reveals The Most Important Aspect About Filming 'Annie'

Posted 11.11.2014 | Black Voices

With the holiday season steadily approaching, ESSENCE magazine has decided to tap Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis for the cover story of their Decem...

You Grew Up With Actor Ray Iannicelli: Who Is He in the New Film St. Vincent?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Sometimes there are no words to describe someone. Today, that someone is screen veteran Ray Iannicelli. This brand new grandfather brings so much talent and knowledge to the table, that it's breathtaking!

It's A Hard Knock Life For Ed Sheeran

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.29.2014 | Comedy

Leapin' lizards! That just happened. NBC recently cast Allison Williams to star as Peter Pan in its live production this December, so to answer bac...

Cameron Diaz Doesn't Sing In The 'Annie' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment

The full trailer for the "Annie" reboot starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis debuted on Yahoo! Movies and shows just a little more than the orig...

Why I'm So Excited for the New Annie Movie With Quvenzhané Wallis

Olivia Cole | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

Google "coming of age movies" and you will find that the stories our culture says define coming of age are those like The Sandlot or Superbad. For boys of color there are far fewer, but some: Cooley High. Boyz in the Hood. School Daze. Try Googling "coming of age movies for girls" and you'll find a lot less.

First Look At The New 'Annie'

Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment

The first trailer for the modern remake of "Annie" is here, and it is full of adorable shots of Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie with her dog...

What Quevenzhane Wallis Got For 'Annie'

Posted 12.31.2013 | Entertainment

What kind of perks did Quvenzhane Wallis receive for playing the title little orphan in 2014's "Annie" reboot? Try WiFi. According to documents acq...

A New Deal for Christmas

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As the GOP abruptly ends unemployment benefits, Republicans intend to slash food aid as well. They want to cut $4 billion a year from the food stamp program that many jobless families depend on for meals. This will occur as struggling food pantries report bare shelves.

LOOK: Cast Of Annie Performs 'Tomorrow' In Harlem

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

We absolutely love this video that surfaced last week showing the cast of "Annie" performing "Tomorrow" on the streets of Harlem in New York City. ...

WATCH: 8-Year-Old 'Annie' Star Freaks Out When She Makes The Cut

Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts

This is apparently what pure happiness looks like when you're eight years old. In the video above, a budding Broadway diva named Emily learns that ...

The New 'Annies' Are...

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.28.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Two 11-year-old actresses who have played orphans and been understudies in the Broadway revival of "Annie" have been picked to perman...

The New Miss Hannigan?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.20.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Faith Prince will soon be getting in touch with her mean side – she's about to play Miss Hannigan in the "Annie" revival on Broadway...

Ready To Battle It Out

Posted 06.14.2013 | Entertainment

Coming Christmas 2014: the case of the competing family fare. Disney has announced it will pit its buzzy remake of "Annie" against Sony's equally buzz...

Sandra Bullock May Star In 'Annie'

Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment

It's a hard knock life for Sandra Bullock. According to TheWrap, Bullock may star as Miss Hannigan in the big-screen remake of "Annie" that Will Smith...

Jane Lynch's Broadway Debut In "Annie" (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Ever wonder what it's like to perform on Broadway? Jane Lynch told me that she was surprised at how comfortable she felt when she joined me on Mondays...

Aisle View: Jane Lynch Takes Annie

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

The answer, in a word, is: a lot. The question being, how much does Jane Lynch -- the antagonistic cheerleader coach of Glee -- add to the heretofore sleepy revival of Annie at the Palace?

Hangout and About, Part 3: Get to Know Lissie on a One-Name Basis

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Professionally known as Lissie, Elisabeth Corrin Maurus identifies with another one-word pop-culture phenomenon not named Madonna, Beyonce or Pink. ...