Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis in “Annie”
*The first trailer has been released for the upcoming “Annie” remake, with Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis in the title role. Also, the first clip has surfaced from the Jimi Hendrix film “All Is By My Side” starring Outkast’s Andre 3000.
Like the classic 1977 musical, Columbia’s modern-day “Annie” update follows 11-year-old little orphan Annie (“Beasts of the Southern Wild’s” Wallis), who has a chance encounter with wealthy businessman Benjamin Stacks (Jamie Foxx), an update on the Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks character.
Turns out Benjamin, who’s running for mayor, needs a feel-good story to boost his stock; that’s where Annie comes in. Meanwhile, Cameron Diaz takes on the mean-spirited orphanage owner Miss Hannigan. Rose Byrne and Bobby Canavale co-star.
Actor Will Smith presents Best Picture during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California
*One day before Will Smith handed out the Academy Award for Best Picture to “12 Years a Slave,” his movie “After Earth” was announced as the co-winner of this year’s Worst Picture at the 34th Golden Raspberry Awards “honoring” the worst movies and performances of the year.
Halle Berry in “Movie 43″
The other co-winner was sketch comedy pic “Movie 43,” featuring multiple Razzie winner Halle Berry. In addition to Worst Picture, “Movie 43” also earned Worst Director for its 13 directors (including Peter Farrelly, Elizabeth Banks, Brett Ratner, and Bob Odenkirk), and Worst Screenplay for its 29 screenwriters.
Additional Razzies for “After Earth” include Worst Supporting Actor for Will Smith and Worst Lead Actor for son Jaden, who also teamed up to nab the Razzie for Worst Screen Combo.
*While most folk would curse an 8 to 10 pound weight gain, Jada Pinkett Smith says she’s loving her “fuller” figure.
The 42-year-old posted the above Facebook pic of herself with hubby Will Smith and their daughter Willow at the recent UFC 170 event at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
She commented: “My girlfriend sent me this pic, and I could clearly see the weight I’ve gained which is about…8-10 pounds. I think I will keep it. I like being a lil…fuller;) Let’s just hope it will fit in The Oscars dress,” she wrote, adding, “Here’s to loving our bodies by our own standards:)”
Will Smith attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 16, 2014 in Paris, France
*He’s still the action-fantasy star!
Will Smith is in early talks to star in “Brilliance” — a sci-fi thriller.
The film will be directed by Julius Onah of “God Particle” while David Koepp wrote the movie adaptation of the movel by Marcus Sakey.
Will Smith and Jimmy Fallon
*(Via MSN News/AP) — If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC’s “Late Night,” he left no doubt Monday that “The Tonight Show” now fits him like a glove.
As promised during the much-promoted run-up to his “Tonight Show” debut, Fallon made no drastic changes to the “Late Night” formula that had served him for five years. He remained funny, gracious, bubbly and, above all, comfortable presiding over a show that was different mostly for its earlier time slot, its classier production values and legendary brand name.