I have never, ever been a fan of the idea of remaking the 1972 original Annie film. Why is it necessary? WHY? In particular, why do we need to bring it into “modern times” and turn it into absolute shit as it’s clear is what’s happening here? Cameron Diaz‘s casting as Miss Hannigan – played so brilliantly by Carol Burnett in the original – was the final straw for me, and now that the first pictures of her “in costume” for the role have emerged, I’ve proven my point… to myself.
That’s right, that photo above isn’t some random selfie Cameron took during her Rihanna phase or whatever -that’s actually her as Miss Hannigan, which leads me to ask the question… What the everloving fuck? She posted the picture on her shiny new Twitter account with the following caption:
“I want you to meet someone. Her name is Ms.Hannigan. She ain’t nice and she ain’t pretty.”
Well, that’s the truth. Also, now she’s a Ms.? WHAT? This movie is so wrong in every single way. The only thing remotely good about it is Quvenzhané Wallis in the lead role, and I have the feeling that Will Smith will find a way to ruin even that. This looks like a DISASTER.
November 14, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
So apparently in The Counselor – that Ridley Scott-directed drama that’s literally only made $15 million since hitting US theatres – Cameron Diaz plays a character called Malikina, the girlfriend of a gangster (played by Javier Bardem). She apparently had a strong ass Bajan accent that producers decided was far too strong once the film hit post-production, so she had to re-record everything.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Diaz, whose character has a relatively subtle Barbados lilt in the film, originally voiced it with a full-on Rihanna-style accent — but Fox execs blanched, forcing her to dub her work later, much to her chagrin. Not that it helped the film’s prospects.
LOL, this movie seems so weird – this is the same one in which she apparently has a scene where she has sex with a Ferrari. I dunno, go figure. I’m not sure what’s worse: this movie or the upcoming remake of Annie in which she’s playing Miss Hannigan.
That being said, I don’t mind Cameron Diaz (and she’s now on Twitter!) and I suppose this could be worse. Here’s the trailer – what do you think? I sure wish Cormac McCarthy would stick to writing books.
November 11, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
I believe I’ve made my opinion clear on this whole Annie remake: UGH, NO. Annie is an iconic film that never, ever needs to be remade, no matter how old it is. I’m stoked for little Quvenzhané Wallis, who’ll be taking on the titular role, but Jamie Foxx needs to GTFO and the fact that now Cameron Diaz has signed on for Miss Hannigan makes me kind of want to jump off the nearest bridge.
I’ve learned that Sony’s Columbia Pictures just concluded the negotiations with Cameron Diaz today for the updated moppet movie musical starting production in the fall for a Christmas 2014 release. Sandra Bullock had been in talks for the role in Annie but pulled out recently. Beasts Of The Southern Wild‘s Quvenzhane Wallis, who became the youngest actress ever to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination, is on board to play the iconic orphan, and Best Actor Oscar winner for Ray, Jamie Foxx, as Daddy Warbucks in the classic comic strip-turned-musical being produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z and directed by Will Gluck. I think Diaz is an inspired choice to play the mean lady who runs the orphanage after the actress strutted her nasty in Sony’s Bad Teacher and a few other choice roles.
Thank God Sandy Bullock had the common sense to realise that this project is in bad taste and will probably be a disaster. On the other hand, roles for ladies over 40 aren’t as plentiful as they should be, so Cameron’s following the “get in where you fit in” line of thought and I can’t exactly hate. I’ll just be sure to steer far, far clear of this.
June 27, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Drew Barrymore is every hippy flower child you hoped you’d never have to meet in real life, so I sorta expect her to have lots of friends and be super into rainbows and shit (I don’t know, just go with it). Indeed, the friendship part seems to be true, as she recently described fellow actress Cameron Diaz as one of her closest friends, So close, in fact, they’re like sisters.
From Life & Style:
I’m BFF-status with Cameron Diaz because…
She’s my sister, but we bro out and have crazy adventures. Most people don’t know this, but she’s very edgy.
LOL, okay. First of all, I can’t see either of these two “bro-ing out”. I don’t even get what that means. Are they pumping iron together? That’s what I visualise when I hear that expression. Also, Cameron Diaz is edgy? Uh, in what universe? I can’t.
On another note, I’m fascinated by celebrity friendships. Like, how are Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift besties? Actually, I guess that one makes sense. Chris Brown and Justin Bieber? Eh, assholes flock together… I dunno, I can’t think of any weird ones, now. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
May 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Anne Hathaway actually blew me away with her punk transformation for the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum (or Met Gala for short). Doesn’t she look great as a blonde? Every year celebs dress to the hilt for the event for whatever the theme is. This year, it’s punk. So keep that in mind when looking at these photos — these looks are supposed to be crazy and over the top.
BEST: Anne Hathaway, January Jones, Sienna Miller
WORST: Almost everyone else, but especially Kerry Washington, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kim Kardashian and honestly there were so many more I couldn’t even deal with.
PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY: Miley Cyrus and Anne Hathaway
Check it out!
May 7, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Not content to simply ruin the mediums of music and television, Nicki Minaj has apparently decided to expand her tour of terror to film and is reportedly in final negotiations for a role aside Cameron Diaz in the upcoming “revenge comedy” The Other Woman.
The Hollywood Reporter has the full scoop:
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kate Upton are on the roll call.
Nick Cassavetes is directing the comedy, which centers on a woman (Diaz) who finds out that she is “the other woman” in an affair. She teams up with the wife (Mann) to get revenge on the cheating cad of a husband, being played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
Minaj will play Diaz’s opinionated assistant — a woman on her third marriage — at a law firm.
The singer currently appears on American Idol as one of the judges and has voiced a character in Fox’s Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Julie Yorn is producing the project, which was written by Melissa Stack and will shoot in late spring/early summer in New York.
LOL, I love that Nicki Minaj’s first role would be of an “opinionated” woman. Really stretch her abilities there, guys. The only thing that could make a Cameron Diaz movie worse is Nicki Minaj – and I’m saying that as someone who doesn’t really even mind Cameron Diaz. This is just a big no all around.