Cameron Diaz is the worst thing to happen to the legacy that is 1982′s Annie, but here we are with her as Miss Hannigan. Luckily, we have the adorably talented Quvenzhané Wallis to even things out a bit, and Jamie Foxx (who can go either way – laughably awful or really talented).
I’m not sure what to make of the new Annie trailer, to be honest. Did this movie need to be remade? Most certainly not, but we’ve got it and we’ll have to learn to live with it. I don’t know how I feel about the modernization of it, but it is great to see a black girl in the lead with a black Daddy Warbucks – little girls especially can use any chance they can get to see themselves reflected in the media, so on that point alone, I kinda have to support it.
What do you think of the trailer? Would you see the Annie remake? It’ll be out on December 19th in the US, if so.
March 6, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Cameron Diaz recently released The Body Book, in which she encouraged women not to permanently remove the hair on their vaginas as it’s there for a reason and helps men feel like they’re opening a present when they go down on you or something. It was all fine and well, though some people – like myself – wondered why she didn’t just say that her personal preference is for a ’70s style bush, but all women should feel empowered enough to do with their pubic hair whatever makes them feel most comfortable.
Turns out, that is what she meant after all – she doesn’t mind what anyone does below the belt, she just wanted to encourage a dialogue that challenges the status quo (which tells women that hairless = better).
“I didn’t say what I prefer, I just said pubic hair has a purpose. You can do what you want with it, I don’t care – you can shave it off every day, wax it off every day, turn it into a bonsai – I don’t care.”
“I just said consider maybe not removing it permanently and forever with laser treatment. Forever is forever and when we make those choices for our body we have to live with them forever.”
If nothing else, it’s good at this book of Cameron’s – though certainly nothing mindblowing in the grand scheme of women’s liberation or anything of the sort (not that it’s aiming to be – is starting a bit of a dialogue. This book is literally getting SO MUCH PRESS, as are the topics she covers within it. I’m sure this is largely due to the fact that she’s Cameron Diaz, of course, but at least she’s putting it to decent use.
Have any of you ladies read this thing yet, or do you plan to?
January 16, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
I mean, look – ladies should feel free to do whatever they want when it comes to pubic hair. The world is your oyster – pun… sorta intended, I suppose – and you certainly don’t have to wax everything off or get fancy shapes going or whatever. However, that’s a personal decision that should remain with you, your sexual partners and perhaps your friends if that’s something you deem suitable for conversation. It doesn’t belong in celebrity “health” book, but Cameron Diaz clearly didn’t get the memo.
From The Body Book (via The Mirror):
“I hear that there’s a big fad these days of young women undergoing laser hair removal on all of their lady bits,” Diaz writes.
“Personally, I think permanent laser hair removal sounds like a crazy idea. Forever? I know you may think you’ll be wearing the same style of shoes forever and the same style of jeans forever, but you won’t. The idea that vaginas are preferable in a hairless state is a pretty recent phenomenon, and all fads change, people.”
“Pubic hair also serves as a pretty draping that makes it a little mysterious to the one who might be courting your sexiness. Pubes keep the goods private, which can entice a lover to come and take a closer look at what you have to offer. Also, let’s be honest: just like every other part of your body, your labia major is not immune to gravity.”
“Do you really want a hairless vagina for the rest of your life? It’s a personal decision, but I’m just putting it out there: Consider leaving your vagina fully dressed, ladies. Twenty years from now, you will still want to be presenting it to someone special, and it would be nice to let him or her unwrap it like the gift that it is.”
There are so many things wrong with this, I can’t even get started. From the fact that this is in a book that’s been publicly released to the idea that CAMERON DIAZ thinks she knows what’s best for the female body to the awful analogy of “unwrapping” your vagina like a present, to the bullshit idea that “gravity” would make your vagina “less attractive” so your partner so you need to hide it with a patch of hair… girl, no. Add this misguided bullshit to the chapter about her acne and hoo boy, we’re in for it.
On the other hand, it’s hilarious that Cameron went on a rant about this in her “body book”. If this excerpt is anything to go by, I bet it’s hilarious.
January 3, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Cameron Diaz is currently ruining the remake of Annie but also found time to contribute to a book about health, called The Body Book. In it, she’s very honest about her struggles with her bad acne problem. Here’s what she says about it, plus the solution she found, via Radar:
I mean, I had terrible, terrible, skin. It was embarrassing, and I did everything I could think of to make it go away. I tried to cover it with makeup. I tried to get rid of it with medication: oral, topical, even the harshest prescriptions. Nothing helped for very long.
It was really challenging to cover them up for the cameras. It was awkward and embarrassing and frustrating, and I always felt really bad about myself.
I [used to] eat a cheeseburger with french fries every day. [But once I stopped] a funny thing happened … my skin began to clear up! My acne wasn’t totally gone, but it was significantly better.
Looking back, I realize that I hadn’t needed those prescription drugs, those vials of potions and creams. I hadn’t needed to be angry at my skin or feel bad about myself. I had just needed to LISTEN TO MY BODY. … acne was my body’s alarm system, it was mew ay of telling me [to stop eating fast food].
Okay, see, I always thought that greasy fast food causing acne was a rumor. You know, Gwyneth talk. But hey, if she says this works, then good for her!
Anyone here suffer from acne? What do you do to treat it?
December 31, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
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.