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The History of Annie: Actresses Who Have Played the Iconic Role

The History of Annie: Actresses Who Have Played the Iconic Role

Originally posted 03/10/2014 11:00AM

Depending on your generation, the character Annie may be best remembered as a comic strip, a freckle-faced '80s ingenue or a Broadway baby. The adorable and preternaturally talented Quvenzhané Wallis is the most recent actress to portray Little Orphan Annie, but who else has melted hearts as the precocious heroine?

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Watch Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx Boogie Down in Annie

Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx Boogie Down in First Trailer for Annie

Originally posted 03/06/2014 09:25AM

Bet your bottom dollar you can't resist Quvenzhané Wallis in this first trailer for Annie.

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Miss Independent Spirit: 11 Actresses Who Embody 'Indie Spirit' | Quvenzhane Wallis, Shailene Woodley

Miss Independent Spirit: 11 Actresses Who Embody 'Indie Spirit'

Originally posted 03/01/2014 02:55PM

Yes, the Oscars are almost here, but there's another award show on the horizon. On Saturday night, IFC will air the Independent Spirit Awards hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt.

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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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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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Kelly Preston Shares Personal Oscar Prep Pics

Kelly Preston Shares Personal Oscar Prep Pics

Originally posted 02/28/2013 07:00PM

Sure there were plenty of professional photographers on hand, but did you know Kelly Preston, Norah Jones and Quvenzhané Wallis snapped personal photos from Oscar night for their favorite charities exclusively for PEOPLE?

Preston, who took pics for the Jett Travolta Foundation and Heroes Health Fund, gives readers an intimate look as she gets ready at home with husband John Travolta and daughter Ella. The three later drove off to the red carpet in their 1962 Rolls Royce.

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Quvenzhané Wallis: My Dog Purse Is Named Sandy | Quvenzhane Wallis

Quvenzhané Wallis: My Dog Purse Is Named Sandy

Originally posted 02/25/2013 03:40PM

True to her word, when Quvenzhané Wallis hit the Oscar red carpet on Sunday, she was carrying one her of signature pooch purses.

"This is a special dog," she told Ryan Seacrest on the E! red carpet pre-show. "It's renamed after my puppy I have at home – Sandy."

The brown-and-black purse even sported some special Oscar attire of its own: a blue tulle skirt and a tiara.

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Quvenzhané Wallis Will Be Singing in Annie Remake | Quvenzhane Wallis, Willow Smith

Quvenzhané Wallis to Star in Remake of Annie

Originally posted 02/25/2013 12:00PM

Quvenzhané Wallis had a very busy Sunday.

The 9-year-old attended the Academy Awards as the youngest Best Actress nominee in Oscars history. But in case you missed it, she also landed her next big Hollywood role – as the title character in an upcoming remake of the musical Annie.

Asked on the Oscars red carpet if she can sing, Wallis was charmingly coy. "I guess," she replied from the red carpet.

For its part, Sony's Columbia Pictures, which announced the news on Sunday, believes it has its girl for the 2014 film.

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Did Seth MacFarlane's Oscar Jokes Go Too Far? | Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane Brings His Risky Brand of Humor to the Oscars

Originally posted 02/25/2013 12:45AM

Hollywood's biggest night went off without a hitch, but host Seth MacFarlane garnered mixed reactions from viewers.

From an opening monologue that touched on race to a musical number with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe, MacFarlane's stint as Oscar host delighted some and infuriated others.

Here's what you had to say about MacFarlane's performance at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday:

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Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, 9, Thanks Her Babysitter at Essence Awards

Quvenzhane Wallis, 9, Thanks Her Babysitter at Essence Awards

Originally posted 02/22/2013 06:30PM

We'll have wait and see who Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis will thank if she wins the Oscar on Sunday, but it's clear that she's grateful for one key person on her team: her babysitter.

"I would like to thank everyone who helped me play this part, and everyone who was there for me, and my babysitter who was on set," Wallis, 9, said as she accepted her Breakthrough Performance award at Thursday's Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Toting her signature puppy purse, Wallis wasn't sure if the accessory would also make an appearance on the red carpet at the Oscars.

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