The 'Annie' remake which is being produced by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will star 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' actress Quvenzhané Wallis. The movie was originally slated to star Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's daughter Willow, but the Smiths will still presumably serve as producers.
Jada Pinkett-Smith aired her feelings on Facebook about the media's treatment of young stars like Justin Bieber and Quvenzhane Wallis. Now the media says she's an overprotective Mama Bear.
We can carp all we want about Seth MacFarlane’s arguably misogynstic, racist, and anti-Semitic language, but his Oscars ceremony was just business as usual. It was a reflection of the same forms of misogyny, racism, and lack of diversity that plague Hollywood and its films generally.
Anne Hathaway apologized after she wore a different dress to the Academy Awards than the one she had planned on. But can you blame her? Our kids are told to say sorry so much they, like Anne Hathaway, apologize for things they shouldn't.