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Cameron Diaz Joins the Cast of "Annie"

28 June 2013 8:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Anne Marie here to talk about the latest movie musical news. It’s official: Cameron Diaz will be the Miss Hannigan to Quvenzhané Wallis’s Little Orphan Annie in Will Smith’s Annie remake. Sandra Bullock turned it down so Diaz joins a brassy line of comediennes who've played this role including Dorothy Loudon, Betty Hutton, Carol Burnett, Nell Carter, Kathy Bates, Katie Finneran and most recently Jane Lynch in her Broadway musical debut.

Miss Hannigan History (Partial): Carol Burnett (82); Nell Carter (97); Kathy Bates (99); Cameron Diaz (14)

Accusations of stunt casting have already echoed through Hollywood and Broadway, but how true are they?

While the decision to cast an otherwise musically-untested star like Diaz (Her singing in The Mask was dubbed) may smack a bit of stunt casting, Diaz certainly has the comedic background to fulfill the terrifying-but-hilarious shoes of the booze-soaked orphanage matron. Cameron Diaz has shown all throughout »

- Anne Marie

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News Nuggets: 'Annie' star Katie Finneran will compete in featured race at Tonys

15 February 2013 12:35 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Tony Awards Administration Committee that Katie Finneran will compete as a featured actress for playing Miss Hannigan in "Annie," even though the role won Dorothy Loudon a 1977 Tony in the lead category. New York Times A close-up look at Oscar's Live-Action Short nominees. Entertainment Weekly Shawn Christensen -- writer, director, and star of the live-action short "Curfew" -- discusses the film and his Oscar nomination with IndieWire. -Addprediction:85:27:Click to predict Live-Action Short:addprediction- Are the Grammys more prestigious than fan-voted awards? Zac Brown Band's Clay Cook explains why he's partial to the former. The Boot Stephen Galloway considers who will win a two-way Oscar race for Best Director with Ben Affleck not in the running. Hollywood Reporter -Addprediction:85:9:Click to predict Best Director:addprediction- Andy Samberg has the right to bear legs in a promo for the Spi »

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