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Don Cheadle as Miles Davis: Five Music Biopic Stars Who Hit the Right Casting Note

Don Cheadle as Miles Davis: Five Music Biopic Stars Who Hit the Right Casting Note

Originally posted 11/21/2013 01:00PM

Don Cheadle is set to star in and direct the long-awaited biopic of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, Kill the Trumpet Player. We're thrilled about this casting choice. Cheadle is an amazing actor and will likely bring just the right note of smoky intensity to the role. Not to mention he really – almost shockingly – looks like Miles Davis.

Though not the first time Hollywood's nailed the casting of a legend, it's still fairly rare for industry insiders and fans to agree. Here are four more biopic stars we thought were eerily appropriate lead choices.

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PHOTO: See Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan in Annie | Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz as Annie's Miss Hannigan: See the First Photo

Originally posted 11/13/2013 10:45AM

Look out, Carol Burnett! Cameron Diaz is piling on the sass to portray the famously hardhearted Miss Hannigan in the movie remake of Annie.

The actress, 41, Tweeted a photo of herself in costume – big hoop earrings, a heap of thick chain necklaces (one of them spells out "HBomb"), dark makeup and even darker roots.

"I want you to meet someone," Diaz writes in the caption. "Her name is Ms. Hannigan. She ain't nice and she ain't pretty. #Annie"

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Jamie Foxx Says Katie Holmes Dating Rumors 'Are 100 Percent Not True' | Katie Holmes

Jamie Foxx Says Katie Holmes Dating Rumors 'Are 100 Percent Not True'

Originally posted 10/15/2013 07:30PM

Despite various reports circulating on Tuesday, Jamie Foxx insists he and Katie Holmes are not an item.

"[The rumors] are 100 percent not true," Foxx, 45, tells Entertainment Tonight. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people."

At the event in August – Apollo in the Hamptons: A Night of Legends – Holmes, 34, got down on the dance floor and even sipped from Foxx's cocktail.

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Go Katie! Katie Holmes Busts a Move in the Hamptons | Katie Holmes

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Katie Holmes Dominates the Dance Floor in the Hamptons

Originally posted 08/25/2013 11:30AM

The key to throwing summer's hottest dance party? Just invite Katie Holmes.

The Mania Days actress was in attendance at Saturday's Apollo in the Hamptons: A Night of Legends event, held at Apollo Theater board member Ron Perelman's East Hampton estate. The line-up of stars out to support the iconic theater included the Roots and Lenny Kravitz, with surprise performances by Darlene Love, Jon Bon Jovi, Ciara, and Pharrell

Seated at a long table in center of Perelman's party barn alongside prosecutor pal Leigh Bishop, Jamie Foxx, Ellen DeGeneres and Penny Marshall, Holmes, 34, started getting into the groove slowly, swaying to Darlene Love's powerful rendition of "Lean on Me."

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Will You Warm to Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in The Heat?

See This, Skip That: From The Heat to White House Down

Originally posted 06/28/2013 01:20PM

The Heat is on, according to PEOPLE's movie critic.

Meanwhile, she's not sure whether the guilt outweighs the pleasure in Channing Tatum's White House Down but finds I'm So Excited to be high-flying fun.

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Is Cameron Diaz Right for Miss Hannigan Role in Annie Remake? | Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock

Cameron Diaz – Not Sandra Bullock – to Play Miss Hannigan in Annie Remake

Originally posted 06/27/2013 11:15AM

The new Annie officially has her nemesis.

Cameron Diaz has signed up to play the cruel orphanage headmistress Miss Hannigan in the upcoming film remake of the musical Annie, Deadline.com reports – the character memorably portrayed by Carol Burnett in the 1982 film.

Diaz will play opposite Quvenzhané Wallis, the 9-year-old Oscar nominee who is set for the role of Annie.

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Channing Tatum Gets Star-Studded Salute in Hilarious Music Video Spoof

Originally posted 06/19/2013 11:00AM

If you thought you were the only one who adored Channing Tatum, think again.

PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive can now add a few famous fans to his list of admirers, specifically Miley Cyrus, Matt Damon, Jamie Foxx, Olivia Munn and Gabourey Sidibe, who all appeared in a hilarious video paying tribute to the Magic Mike star on Tuesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Ben Affleck & More Oscar Nominees Then and Now | Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck & More Oscar Nominees Then and Now

Originally posted 02/28/2013 12:30PM

The years may have passed, but the talent remains for Oscar nominees who have been there, done that and continue to look good doing it.

Denzel Washington, Robert De Niro, Helen Hunt, Sally Field, Alan Arkin and Tommy Lee Jones aren't strangers to the Academy Awards – all have taken home Hollywood's ultimate prize. This year, they all took that familiar red carpet walk again – with flair, grace and style.

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Wow! Jamie Foxx's Daughter Is All Grown Up at Oscars

Jamie Foxx Brings Daughter Back to the Oscars – 8 Years After Win

Originally posted 02/24/2013 09:10PM

What a difference eight years makes!

Jamie Foxx brought his daughter Corinne back to the Oscars on Sunday night – eight years after she appeared on the red carpet as a fresh-faced 11-year-old in 2005.

"Someone was asking me about being nervous about the Oscars. I said, 'I'm not nervous anymore. I'm just excited to show how beautiful my daughter has turned out,' " Foxx said Sunday on the red carpet.

The Django Unchained actor, 45, said he had been talking Corinne, now 19, about college and relationships on their way over to the ceremony on Sunday. "Just catching up," he said. "Talking about love."

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Django Unchained Review: The First Hour Is Brilliant. What About the Rest?

Django Unchained Review: The First Hour Is Brilliant

Originally posted 12/15/2012 09:40AM

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I'll be honest, I've been nervous about Django Unchained for months. On the one hand, I feared that Quentin Tarantino's foray in the antebellum south would give him license to indulge his n-word fetish. (The man thinks he has a ghetto pass, and is clearly unwilling to accept that they don't exist.)

Or, I thought, Django could be an Inglourious Basterds for black people, the feel-good slave-revenge movie of the year. It turns out I was right on both counts – except maybe that "feel good" business.

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