'Annie' remake is on, producer Jay-Z confirms
January 27th, 2011
06:15 PM ET

'Annie' remake is on, producer Jay-Z confirms

That "Annie" remake? It's officially happening.

Overbrook Entertainment has teamed up with Jay-Z, Will and Jada Smith to produce an "Annie" vehicle that the superstar couple's daughter Willow will star in.

But the partnership isn’t stopping there – this team is also aiming to develop and produce other feature films.

According to a statement, “The partnership began over dinner with Jada, Will, James Lassiter [of Overbrook] and Jay-Z, where they decided to co-invest in the now successful beauty products line Carol’s Daughter. They continued this partnership as co-producers of the successful Broadway production 'Fela!', which earned a total of eleven Tony Award nominations in 2010.”

Lest you forget, Jay is the guy who signed Willow to his Roc Nation label, which produced her smash single, “Whip My Hair.” Not to mention that Jay himself has had success with sampling the “Annie” property to create his own single, “Hard Knock Life.”

“The time is right to bring back 'Annie' to the big screen,” said Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad (the film will be developed by Sony Pictures) in a statement. “Of course, we’re true believers in Willow's talent and believe she will be perfect in this role. Combining Willow with the Overbrook team that re-imagined ‘Karate Kid’ and the spectacular Jay-Z makes this a dream project.”

Overbrook Entertainment, which was founded by partners James Lassiter and Will Smith, will co-produce the project along with Jay-Z.

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    September 26, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Barb

    Oh yeah..way to go and ruin Annie too! This has always been a story about a little white girl with red curly hair living in an orphanage...period. It's not racist, it's fact and now leave it to Jay Z to come along and ghettoize it....is nothing sacred anymore??!

    September 26, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kids karate houston

    Ohh my!.. This is really good.. awesome!!! kids karate houston

    July 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anniefan101

    Ok this is an outrage!!! Annie is upposed to be a little plucky red head with freckles. Not trying to be racist or anything but seriously Will you ruined karate kid and you are going to ruin the best musical ever

    February 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. toya

    Correction I meant their*

    February 3, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. toya

    Learn to mind your own business. If the movie is successful or not, none of us will be affected in anyway. So let the ppl spend their money anyway the like. Or how about you wait until the movie premiers, then you go see it and then you can determine if its good or not? Otherwise, leave the freaking ppl alone!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. Coco

    Some of the responses to this great idea are just WRONG! Who talks about a little girl the way some of you adults have? Let Willow shine. And if she`s anything like her brother, she will do just that, "SHINE"! Will and Jada are a fantastic couple with fantastic children! Who cares what anyone has to say, because it`s going to happen regardless. They`re the ones calling the shots, not us! Go head on Smith family, and may God continue to bless you all!

    February 3, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tiki

    And making money doesnt make a movie good. Its unfortunite but black people will go see any movie black starred or made just because its a black movie. This is why as a black women I just shake my head when I read these comments and dont see how everyone all races dont see this is a terrible idea. And not because of the star or producer. There are alot of dumb racists in the world and we dont need to give them more stuff to throw at us.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tiki

    As a black woman I wish we as a race didnt do this to ourselves. we give all the racists ammunition to fuel the fire. I absolutly agree these kids arent very talented and they're parents buy terrible movies to put them I and make us as a race look stupid. Yes just being a child of a successful actor will get you in the door for auditions ect but earning a role is way different than buying it for them. You never hear of white stars making movies to get there kids a part. Please my fellow black people stop thinking everyone is racist because they think this is a horrible idea because it is. There have been some dumb racist comments but black people need to stop to. Just because we're black doesnt mean we have to think every black made movie is great just because its black made. We keep holding ourselves back and proving dumb racist points for them. Movie will be a flop just like karate kid.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. DA

    okay now the original Annie was wonderful to me now they wanna make a re-make like honestly some movies arent meant to be made over plus willow to me is a bad singer and i dont see her playing as annie not because of her color the fact that she dont look like she can act period and once the movie is made it will just be a down fall period.Also People stop being racist we are all equal!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. ashamed of america

    Over 300 comments posted to prove why Americans will never get ahead.....TRULY SAD

    February 3, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  12. Alyson

    I think this is a great idea and that Willow is absolutely PERFECT for the job!!(:

    February 2, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Carla

    I think that revamped version of Annie will be awesome. There needs to be an annie for the modern times,and i think that willow will make an awesome one. I cannot wait to see who else is in it. It should be pretty cool.

    February 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. anonymous

    I am a white person and I loved the original, but neither of those things have any bearing on my overall opinion about this movie. If it is good, I'll be happy with it. Overall, I'm very tired of remakes in general. That is the only reason I have any reservations about it. Seems like their hardly doing anything, but remakes or making movies non-stop movies about every superhero they can think of. To all Producers in Hollywood: Please get an original idea!

    February 2, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. corey

    They are doing the most! Who is this kid other than Will and Jada's daughter? I'll wait until it plays on BET if I decide to pay my cable bill that month.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  16. toya

    Stop hating on black ppl. we hv never done anything to you whites, except work your plantations and made you rich, so you can turn around and shove it in our faces. So stop acting like we your mistreated. Come on ppl we all gonna die regardless of the color of your skin or the texture of our hair.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Lay-Z

    What part will LayZs big NGGER lips be playing?

    February 2, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  18. LayZ

    OH NO!! Not LayZ producing movies with that NGGER jada...YUCK *PUKE*.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  19. BRIAN W


    February 2, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  20. Michaela

    Annie was the first Musical i have ever seen and i am so excited willow is remaking it! and you guys are mean what if it had been the other way around what if whites were slaves and blacks treated us the way we treated them and what if Annie was a black girl and a couple years they redid it with a white girl what would you say then! love ya willow and cant wait for it!!!

    February 1, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jennifer


    February 1, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  22. jaxx

    Whine and complain all you want, Jay-Z and Willow are not asking for permission to make the movie and could probably care less about your opinion. You don't like it, don't watch it! Yes, its that simple!

    February 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  23. me

    White black red yellow tan who cares what colcrs this person that person a show is a show watch if u want dont watch if u dont want 2 its that easy duh

    February 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  24. toya

    All you racist haters out there that have something against black ppl. You should all meet up @ a designated spot and announce your hatred for us and see if we care. Oh my fault, I know that would never happen because u have to actually be bold and ready to face the consequences.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  25. toya

    Do you know what I never seem to understand is why people let other racist beings get to them by attacking their ethnicity? We were all created differently so we can learn to accept diversity. I'm black and very proud and if someone calls me the N word, that wouldn't even hurt my skin much less my feelings. Hating someone because of their race doesn't make you better, it doesn't put money in your pockets nor is it acceptable in the sight of God. Now tell me why would grown people attach a little child like that? Its pore ignorance. Its their money let them do what they plz. Ppl need to learn when to speak and when to SHUT up. Oh yeah and you Californiagirl you sound like a damn parasite. You sound like you are lack of knowledge. You are really bold to hide behind your computer and degrade black ppl, but I bet when you are serving them @ McDonalds you say thank you and come again. Lmao what a looser you are. I wish I see you now just so I can chuckle in your face. Yeap that's what you are a lil chuckle. Peace people!

    February 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  26. IAmFedUp

    Is it going to be called "Anniqua"? Just because you've got the bankroll doesn't mean its a good idea. The Karate Kid was horrible. The only thing that could have saved that movie would have been if he had his @ss handed to him at the end of the film. I don't recall the original Karate Kid being such a whiney little biatch.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  27. toya

    Wowwwww unbelievable!! So much hate and anger. The issue here is clear. A white person is being portrayed by a black person and that's eating away some of you. Answer this though: were any of you asked to sponsor the movie/contribute in anyway? I think not!! Leave the ppl alone and let it be. Check this out: after that movie is made, are any of you going to profit financially from it? Lmao oh hell no. They will be paid (richer) and yall still will be working your 9 to 5. Spend less time filling your dirty minds with racist garbage and educate yourself. Implement strategies how 2 make your life better and to rise above the financial strain this country is facing.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  28. nvgho


    February 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  29. realitysettingin

    Race has little to do with creativity. Or the lack of it. I think she's a sweet little kid, but if the masses are willing to buy up drivel like, "I whip my hair back and forth I whip my hair back and forth I whip my hair back and forth I whip my hair back and forth....ect.", her parents and producers are going to keep taking advantage of all of the rampant fast food mentality morons in this country.......and there's a lot of them.......kind of embarrassing for the U.S., really.

    February 1, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  30. the lazy

    in my opnion I think its a good idea, and I can't wait to see it. So when exactly is this boud to happen??!

    February 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  31. KylaB

    How funny some people are still scared of a change!

    February 1, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  32. KylaB

    I can truly say I'm embarrassed by the comments that are being posted! Luckly your behind cell phones and computer screens because I know half of you WEAK humans wouldn't dare let this come out your mouths. The movie isn't out yet so relax! Simple solution to this though: if you dont like to see a remake or it being played by Willow dont go see it. Simple as that...

    February 1, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  33. Jamie Rhea

    Everyone needs to calm down. I say that jay z, will, and jada can make up there own minds. Willow did that song whip my hair it was funny but annoying I understand. But no one should be hating because of that one specific song. Jay Z I would love to see a new annie I think it needs a new change in it and I think that willow would be perfect for it.

    February 1, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  34. mem

    I'm excited to she wat elso she can do. Maybe she will be like her ma are flop in theater. Singing might be her only calling. Just because she choose to follow her parents into the spotlight doesn't take away from her. The song "whip it" was awesome.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  35. Jawana

    All the insecure peopl responds to foolishness,I'm staying focused on the topic. I'm no.Annie fan but I hope this remake will have a spin onn it like The Wizard of Oz did remade with Diana Ross & Michael Jackson which was a fun, soulful rendition. I do hope the filmakers take the time to put on some undiscovered new talent.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  36. shocked

    Racism is "hatred or prejiduce against another race" and no matter whos doing it; it's wrong. There are plenty of black people that have made it big in entertainment; it's not that new of a concept. To all those that have called Willow ugly; shame on you. She is a very pretty girl and even if she weren't; girls her age have a hard enough time with self confidance and self image without jerks like you making it worse. Grow up.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  37. stunned

    This is ridiculous; seriously. why does it always have to be a white or black thing? racism is anyone that shows contempt to someone of a different skin color so yes; black people can be just as racist as whites. it is wrong period. who knows; this may be a great movie and more power to the smiths for using what they have! i wish my parents could have done that for me! i don't know if i will go see it because yes; when i think of annie; i think of a little redheaded white girl; not because i am racist but because that is what i am used to. i had a hard time seeing karate kid because i grew up on the original. it isn't fair to say it will bomb just because they are remaking it with someone of color; give it a chance before you judge. some of the comments made me truely sad to not only be american but to be white. all those that made racist comments; both black and white; should be truely ashamed of yourselves. let's stop playing the race card already both blacks and whites. HUMAN POWER!!!

    February 1, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  38. zach

    Man, all of this racial talk is ridiculous. I am a White man, with three African-American sisters and three Hispanic brothers. I have never in my life heard so much mindless b.s. I think that the majority of you make valid points (is it fair she was just "given" the role?), but to say it's because she is black is simply ignorant. Do I agree with Will and Jada simply putting their children into the spotlight? No, I don't. However, it is seen in ALL areas, and comes from all walks of life. If ANY person, regardless of race, color or creed, has the means to succeed, why try to hold them back? I watched "The Karate Kid", and Jayden did a GREAT job in his role! The biggest mistake in that film is that he didn't actually train Karate. But how many of you looked past the fact that he is a young, African-American child, and actually put your criticism into something constructive? COLOR should NEVER be a deciding factor. To those of you that disagree, I can only say that before you judge anyone, try walking a mile in their shoes. Our ancestors made mistakes, in EVERY culture. I think it's long overdue that we move past it. And to Willow, I am sorry that you, as a CHILD, are judged so harshly. You give 'em hell!

    February 1, 2011 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  39. Ms. April

    Who cares if they make the movie using willow smith just don't do it in 3D.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  40. aprilicious

    First of all, i'm not racist. I'm not a hater. And this is just my opinion, but this kid cannot sing, the one song she has out really sucks. I cant stand hearing it. I dont know what Jay Z is thinking. The only reason their kids are going where they are is because of their parents name. It sure isnt because of talent. And another thing, the original Annie sucked, they in the world do a re-make of this terrible movie? What makes me mad is that some people right away always say racism as soon as there are any comments madee that they dont like. Remember, this is just my opinion. It isnt about color.

    January 31, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  41. JOEBOO2

    Are they going to be accepting foodstamps for a bucket of popcorn at this show.

    January 31, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |

    Looks like Will and Jada wanted their children to work with the best of the best. I'm assumming that Jay'z plans to hieghten his power in the. Entertainment biz are in progress.

    January 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Justin

    If the Smiths want to get their kids a starring role in a movie then by all means go ahead and do it. It's their money and frankly I could care less about what they decide to spend it on. But I honestly can't stand the thought of a remake of a classic like Annie. Some movies aren't supposed to be remade because the new version could not even compare to the original. I don't care if the actor or actress is white, black, hispanic, or asian; just think of some new idea for a movie. You wouldn't even imagine making a remake of a classic like It's a Wonderful Life, so why try to remake this?

    January 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  44. axelle


    January 31, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  45. D-bag

    Smh I believe that people lost all common sense indeed...its a human natural instinct to see things in color, but is choice that allows us to be bothered by it or not. I like karate kid and honestly they should just invest in jayden smith and leave it at that, Willow should stick to music, and Who the hell is the oldest kid? Atleast he knows what his talent is...No matter what we think they will be the ones laughing alllll the way to the bank...Cause is a hard knock life

    January 31, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  46. redheaded step child

    Wow! Its about common sense.Wake up already on reMakes. If we were to remake Ali and use a white guy everyone blacks included would complain. My daughter has red hair and is white so i dont see her winning or buying a spot in an upcoming Iead role as oprah! But what if we did make it anyway they would (black people) lose their minds and cry foul. As remakes go saturdaynite fever will be remade with will smith playing the lead role. WHAT are They thinking! The originals were not good and without some form of simlarity of actors/actress its not happing! So when we get jim carey to play the role of MJ's this is it. Remember its not about race but acting Yea Right! Wake Up!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  47. Mocha

    I've seen the first one, but now look forward to seeing both. I'm sure it'll be gold with talented people like Will, Jada and Jay-Z behind it.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  48. chill out

    Let Willow do her thing! You guys are all about that she can't act and to get someone more experienced. THE THING IS, YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN HER ACT GUYS!!! When I first heard her on the radio, I didn't even know that was a 9 YEAR OLD kid singing "Whip my hair". Sounded a whole lot better than Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff, etc. If they want to do a remake, let them. There son did awesome in Karate Kid. So get over it! If you don't want to see it or understand it. Then let it go. Your just mad you didn't think of the idea and have the money to do it. Cheers to the SMITH FAMILY! If white people can do it ALL THE TIME, then why not talented black off spring.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  49. radio broadcaster

    Sony Corp. I thought you could recognize tdlent and looks. Iwas Wrong! This is no talent!

    January 31, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  50. ashley

    You people are pathetic!! All ur doing it is trying to bring down some who's trying to make it out there!! Yea she's young but I'm sure she's already more mature than all of you!! If I had parents who have money like that yea id be doing the same thing and u know u would as well!! So leave the poor kid alone! She's amazing for being as young as she is she has a great voice and she still has a lot of time to make it 10 times better!! Her voice is talent and more to come!! You don't know her personally so how do u know she can't act!! Don't hate someone because they have the talent you wish you had!! Get over it its going to happen rather any of you like it or not so leave the kid alone!! She's going to be great!!

    January 31, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  51. *unbelievable

    What I don't get is all these people saying she can't act this is her first movie besides the few lines she had in Madagascar I think it would be nice to see the remake because as a child all the kid movies started white kids it different it give young girls black and white a chance to dream big and think beyond the limit I will be taking my sisters and niece to see this good or bad it something new

    January 31, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  52. holly

    I don't care that the original Annie was a white redhead. I don't care if it's nepotism for her to get the role. The important thing is talent, not race. I just wish they'd have gotten something else for her to do. I HATE Annie ! I mean really hate it.

    January 31, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  53. unknown

    Complaining isn't going to make the movie from going on...

    January 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Tony

    I am sorry but in my opinion Annie will and should always be a little red head girl with a loud mouth. And if I am correct, all red heads are caucasion. If they want to buy Willow a movie role, they need to pick one that the look of the lead character isn't important to the film and so far away from what the actor can pull off.

    January 30, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  55. chris

    Sherman Hemsley (George Jefferson) as daddy worebucks or Lamont (???) from Sanford and Son

    January 30, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  56. trevor

    Dam she. Willows hitting it big and I bet the movie is going to be great

    January 30, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  57. iesha

    To be honest I do not think Willow should play Annie. I really do not c it. But I will support my black people. Will n Jada yall need 2 keep doing wut u doing.But let the kids focus on acting or singing. 2 have ne child all over Hollywood iz absurd. Do not take away there complete childhood. 2 californiagirl u said black people stink. Im gonna say devil u a lie. Yall whites n spanish some not all want 2 b like us. We get old with grace. Can u say da same. When u are wet do u know u smell like a wet dog.

    January 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  58. zenora

    C'mon commenters,haters,racist,yessir,nosir, i'm waiting for the
    remake of"ROOTS"
    YES,to the Smith's!!

    January 30, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Nicki

    Wow. the posts get sadder and sadder everytime i read this. i want to address a certain person right now. california girl. are you really that desprate for attention that you would post such ugly and degrading comments. its time you open your eyes and see that the world is no longer white owned. blacks and white and hispanics all are equal. not one race is better than another. why is it so hard for you to admit that a black family is sucessful. will and jada are both extremely beautiful and talented people and for you to talk about obama and michelle the way that you did is downright childish and disrespectful. its time you learn that white is not the only color in the world. and as for your comments on black girls. honey hollywood is a billboard for trashy white girls and so you supposedly went to one school where the blacks girls werent on there ps and qs. what does that have to do with blackness. all that says is that you were round either some nasty girls or a unsanitary school. wake up and grow up.

    January 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Ms. Johnson

    Wow I hope they don't change it to much. Any is a classic.

    January 30, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  61. andrea

    Wow.....california girl you make me embarressed to be from california .....Karate kid was great.(but about kung fu... that was dumb)i am a white woman who loves men white black brown....i dont only want your black men....i dye my hair blonde or brown i put purple or blue in it too....why ? because i can.... i enjoy it...i dont try to look like anybody else.....its just a little creative outlet.....there are whites that want to look black and there are blacks that want to look white....to each their own.....you know why i will be seeing annie? i love hip hop music...so i m looking forward to it .....peace people.....oh yea......i m fifty years old....what category am i in?stereotype me

    January 30, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  62. One

    Another Beyonce is what we want! The only way grown a$$ Willow will shine as Annie is for the supporting cast to have less talent than her. Beyonce was the star in the remake of Dreamgirls, but Jennifer Hudson won the awards. Remaking Annie is an okay idea. Buying a child the lead role who cant sing sucks sweaty balls! The entertainment world has gone down. Its about who you know not how great you are as a performer. Willow is a talentLESS, spoiled, grown diva who is gonna be another Beyonce who just wont go away! Im tired of her already. Some had to suck and fuc* their way to the top as Diana Ross did and Willows parents will buy hers. Question is, who will pay to see a musical with a star who cant sing?

    January 30, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  63. Sunshine

    This is a stupid idea! Leave the classical movies alone, I won't be watching it!

    January 30, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  64. sunshine

    Do we hate great britain b/c BP messed with the gulf coast? No that is our mother land whether any of u want 2 believe it or not. Plz someone stick up for our great nation. Either we hate each other over small details or we love each other b/c we r all citizens or immigrants 2 this beautiful country known as the United States of America. Someone, anyone are u with me? Are u for or against our nation? Its misery like these garbage comments from the peanut gallery that spawned satan. Remember the lizard, that formed a snake? U know adaptation/magical powers/ god's will?!?!? Does anybody in the world know what I'm talking about? Dinosaurs are not someones imagination, true story.

    January 30, 2011 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  65. sunshine

    @californiagirl...idk who u r but u need 2 go bak 2 the asylum where u were thought of

    January 30, 2011 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  66. sunshine

    This whole thing was racist. I'm a white catholic republican who looked just lk annie most of my life. Shirlley temple was gorgeous b/c she could sing & look ragged at the same time. I firmly believe any1 for/ or against the making/ production of this movie has 2 do some research. U can't love everything u hear about or see on the news or anything. Nobody in our god forsaken country is humble anymore. Why can't u ppl leave stuff like this a secret so nobody knows until the previews like in the old days before they added sound into films? Walt disney would be disgusted if he found out what u communists & stupid people are doing to todays youth!!!!!!! I'm from pittsburgh, pa I've loved nfl football my whole life. Stairway to heaven is a classic song in my eyes I have the video (the live version) the song & the legend imprinted in my mind. Now u tell me what propaganda is in the 21st century!!!! Its critics & people that have closed minds & bleeding hearts. Does nobody have faith anymore? Can't u believe simply for the sake of believing? I'm sure somebody believed in all of you. Atleast at one point in ur miserable life. That's what faith is....no matter who u r...someone will always love u. Whether they r above/beneath u. That's what a role model is... Do more research!!!

    January 30, 2011 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  67. roc city chic

    @californiagirl...you know what they did with the tea.. they dumped it into the ocean... wouls you like to take a swim... smoochies

    January 30, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  68. roc city chic

    Wow.. grown people calling a child ugly...i usually dont post.. but the comments today make me sick to my stomach. What i think is there are a few jealous people out there. Jealous that pretty lil black girl will make more money in a day that most of you will make in a life time.With that said all i have to say to that is Hi Hater .. we see you. i totally agree that a remake of the movie is not needed. But attacking a child is uncalled for. And to do so show how igornant and immature your are. Do you hate yourself so much that calling a kid ugly makes you feel better...

    January 30, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  69. image

    @californigirl Are you serious? You are beyond disrespectful! I would even dare to say hateful! Wow just because someone else decided to be hateful and ugly... That doesn't mean you had to go there. To imply that black women smell bad is not only childish but its hurtful and certainly uncalled for. Jesus we forget how utterly human we all are. The color of our skin should not take away from our humanity. We all human. One race dose not out weight the other. We are all equal parts to the same whole!

    January 30, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  70. Miami

    Well good luck and i dont think thats a good way 4 Willow to start wit one thing in her lil career that she has! she to me should be more like jaden{smith,brother}!!!!

    January 29, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Made Off

    WILLOW, JAY-Z, JADA, WILL! STAND UP! They paper chasing & the haters are paper hating....It's all about progress with entertainment....So keep hating but it's coming, like it or not. Yes “Annie” (Remix). Let me put my good shades on because “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow”. Yes!

    January 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Jay-Z

    Dont be hatin on willow yall

    January 29, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  73. kimmy

    Brilliant minds brilliantly makes money. Excellent investment and idea. Annie was a wonderful movie and Willow will do an awesome job I'm sure. Hopefully, the cast selection is just as great.

    January 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  74. OKSistah

    Forget Black or White. Annie is a classic that should be left alone. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

    January 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  75. OKSistah

    Forget Black or White. Annie is a classic that should be left alone. Just because you can doesn't mean you should. I will not be supporting this movie.

    January 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  76. pro's&con's

    The movie Annie was about a orpan that no one wanted. Imagine being an African-American child as a orphan, its probably tripple the amoutn of struggle. The elements that revolve around the African American child can be down right soul shifting. The REAL American HArd KNock Life. Jay-Z made a song called "Hard Knock Life" about that very same concept so Will and Jada are doing a make of Jay-Z's idea and a remake of the original movie...

    January 29, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  77. pro&cons

    Annie's about and orphan that no one wanted. Imagine being an African-American child period in our society, let alone a orphan. Its probably triple the amount of struggle then a red haird white kid.. The elements that revolve around an African American child are totally different and can be down right soul shifting. The REAL American Hard Knock Life. (At least that's how I obsorbed the idea). Oh and speakin of Hard Knock Life, Jay-Z made a song called "Hard Knock Life". In regards to that very same concept.. The sound was very Light Toned, as if the pain of that life is something that just "is".. Which makes that life that much more sad and the song that much more impactful.. CLASSIC.. As was the original movie... Jay-Z's song brought out the "REAL" American Hard Knock life.. Who can deny who had that !? Will & Jada are making a movie off Jay-Z's idea of America's "REAL" Hard Knock Life...

    &To the lady talking about his name still being "Jay-Z". If that's what got me 1/2 half a billon $'s you could call me anything you'd like.. Sad things is, you too ! Lol...

    January 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Lady Long Legz

    ok its pretty kwel that they're making a black annie remake but y wuld u use a kid with no hair on the side of their head n didn't their son just star in the karate kid remake that movie was good but pretty soon everyone is going to get tired of hearin about what movie will and jada pinkett smith's kids are starring in (kumin from a african american 13 year old)

    January 29, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  79. image

    I never post on blogs I usually read the comments and laugh or think to myself what a waste of time and effort because its so hard for one to get his or her point across but I could not remain silent after reading some of these post. I'm a black girl from the south so I know that racism is still alive and down here it is just a simple truth.This article was not about race it was about a remake of a classic fictional character. Hollywood is not very african american friendly let's be honest about that black directors and actors have to work twice as hard to get their work out there. So there is plenty of original work done by black artist that goes unseen and unheard of. But that's not the point. Why did everyone have to turn this into something about racism... That's so sad!!! I hope the movie does well not because willow is a black girl but because I want the work to stop viewing everything as black and white...

    January 29, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  80. Nicki

    Is this real? have we really allowed ourselves to give rasicm its face back. it is sad that so many people are hating on such a young beautiful girl. our children are our future and this is how we treat them. We down them and degrade them and for what? truth is- it dosent matter what child gets the role, it dosent matter if that child is black or white. all that matters is that we encourage and support our children. the children of today are the leaders of tomorrow and if we dont work together to praise and teach eachothers children then we might as well kiss this world goodbye. We need our kids to feel loved and appriciated. we need them to know that its okay to be yourself. its okay to think and its okay to speak and its okay to exist. stop downing this beautiful child and embace her creativity and encourage her to continue making something of herself. my personal opionion is that we need more kids like williow. more kids unafraid to stand out and make a statement. willow-U GO GIRL!!!!!!

    January 29, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  81. Loly

    Let's face it willow is a hard working young girl it doesn't matter what color she is we should all be proud of anyone her age who clearly doesn't have to work she could have anything she desires and not even have to get out of bed but she out here working her ass off but at the end of the day annie had those curls it just wouldn't be the same without those bouncing curls on the screen I don't think they should re make it but run with the same idea on a diffrent movie let's face it any movie jayz and will smith are in on is gunna be good they always amaze us will smith has been on tv how many years and has how many hits I love all his work.

    January 29, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  82. lewis c

    I think this is a gr8 idea! Im not sure bout willow but she did pull off her single even thogh she is wills daughter she still has to have some smarts to do it. I like the whole idea of it being this is always been a musical icon played by a lil white girl . So to put some color on this icon is awsome even if its willow. Big ups to jada she still strong and sees the impact of it. Also to jay z . Its a hard knock life FOR US AKA MINORITES .. Hopefully they can put some cultral in this iconic white play

    January 29, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  83. whatwhat

    What do you do when you have money? Buy things, especially those things that interest you. What do you do when you have kids? Lavish them with love, attention, and.... you buy them things. This is not color, this is life 101. Their interest is film making, they have money, they have a child who is interested in showing off acting and singing abilities.... badabing! Annie is purchased. The movie will be mildly entertaining and will make some cash. To the fool who said "Oscar snub" and referenced color. Well, you are a fool. Over 95% of movies are never reviewed for an Oscar. Ou clearly do not understand the industry. It is like saying your 6th grade kid in student counsel was snubbed from attending a white house state dinner. Not the same league honey. GET OVER IT. THIS IS NOT ABOUT COLOR!!

    January 29, 2011 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  84. nenee

    Winner please u make me laugh honey all this trash talk u have done u called a child whom is black ugly but u said u haven't done any name callin ok, WHATEVER. Approach Willow's mother with the same comments u have posted & we all could just imagine the outcome 4 u, dear. Me Trash? Not hardly u on the other hand are commiting a sin with the envy & hatred u hold towards ANYONE who clearly is doing better 4 themselves than u are. I cant be 2 much of a moron when Im defending a child from a biggot like yourself. I guess if Shiloh Jolie Pitt or Suri Cruise were playin the starring role it would be just peachy, huh? But no its Willow Smith & u & all these other racist biggots can't seem to swallow that pill. Clean your face my dear I see the raw egg drippin from your face. Pitifully Pathetic. I refuse 2 debate with a person who doesnt keep it real with themselves about race issues. Im never violent but I see when people get the best of u you'll clam up & say their being violent. A Typical response, CHECKMATE!

    January 29, 2011 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Miya

      Maybe for those who are insecure race is still an issue. In fact lashing out and attempting to use big words to mask that desperation shows just how insecure you are. I'm surprised you knew the word biggot to be honest but just because you know it doesn't mean you know how to use it. Also, this is not church and you have no right to call anyone a sinner. You are a hypocrite and the only good hypocrites are the ones that can admit to being one. You are not a good hypocrite. No it's never nice to call a child ugly but neither is your horrendous spelling and bad play at intelligence.

      Oh by the way, any racial issue we may have left is only there because people like yourselves choose to not forget about it and live in the twenty first century. Saying that all whites hate people of color and get everything is like saying all black people are gangsters and will steal your stuff as you as you turn your back our that all again people are super smart. That is stereotyping. Not cool. People of all races gave equal opportunities to make something of remarks, it isn't a new thing. Oprah has been around how long now?

      January 29, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
    • ignoranceISbliss

      Thank you @nee great response. Good way to keep your composure.

      Your of your rocker @miya.
      This country has never recovered from the days of slavery. While racism is not something most whites are aware of or even willing to admit, does not mean it does not exist. White America has been systematically oppressing minorities thru means that are designed to keep them in metaphorical shackles. From poorly funded schools, to the disproportionate incarceration rate.

      The images Hollywood puts out of black woman and men are usually negative for the most part.

      So all I have to say is Thank God for the Smith family, this nepotism and the positive influence they have on our community

      January 30, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Miya


      Ignorance really is bliss. Have you reached cloud nine yet? Most whites aren't aware of rascism? Really? That's so stupid. When I was in school we had whole debates about this issue. Also if you haven't noticed all schools are badly funded. The government is suppressive but not just of the african american race. The past is the past. I'm not saying to forget it just to let it go. The generation today is not the generation of then.

      February 1, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  85. sherriconnelly

    The movie should not be remaid it was remaid once and it sucked leave it alone if u want 2 remake it atlest use a little red head girl we dont remake movies that patray african americans u would have a fit that whits where patraying african americans thank u leave it alone

    January 29, 2011 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  86. californiagirl

    Jada and Will.......dear dear dear. Cant beleive your pimping out this mutant, ugly, yes, ugly talentless offspring of yours. Now i know none of your friends or family will admit this is pretty pathetic....Annie ...... come on. This role will always belong to the little redhead. Not an african. This is reality. Sorry to say...the only pathetic supporters will be more africans.....jumping up and down, screaming and yelling wildly just like gorillas and monkeys.....eg., jayz and beonce......please cant stand these two. Even MTV has gone to Sh.t........all you hear and see is a bunch of wild f...kin monkeys. Look....no Armani, Gucci will ever make a difference. Take kanye....one ugly wild monkey. Ghetto!!!! And the only reason ophra had all those viewers was because of all the lazy unemployed , welfare, bottom feeders, poor people with no purpose in life, nothing better to do watched. Glad to see her go.
    So back to Annie....... Jada, this sorry pathetic attempt to put your talentless offsprings face to Annie........will fail. Seriously. Your pushing way too hard.....it will back fire. It always does.....then she WILL blame you in the tabloids.

    January 29, 2011 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
    • ashley

      Wow ur are seriously one pathetic racist person!! Its because of people like you that our country still has so much racism still in it!! Why can't you people just get over the fact the every race is equal!! You are not better than anyone especially with stuff like this!! Every color now days has a role in everything singing, acting, in every single sport there's all different races blacks whites hispanicsthose aren't even the only races in our country now days! So take you boring pathetic life and GET OVER IT and keep ur ugly comments to yourself because seriously all ur doing is making urself look like TRASH!!

      January 31, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  87. Miya

    The time is NOT right to bring Annie back. The original and the remake are perfect and don't need another remake.

    I love Willow Smith from her song and I think she could be a great actress but Annie is not the movie she should be in. Who is Annie without her curly, red hair? How about we work on more original movies, or even bad movies that could use a remake? Best of luck to the Smith family but this will not be a movie I'm going to see.

    January 29, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  88. mzuamg

    I hope they put his version of hardknock life in the movie "let it bump though"

    January 28, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  89. big lou

    the sun will come out,tomorrow

    January 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  90. captnhowdy

    will it b in ebonics? i may need a translatr.

    January 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Jess! :)

    Sounds... interesting... So to clear things up, J-Z is making a remake of the classic little orphan Annie, and Willow Smith plays Annie?!?!? Am I right or just going crazy? Sounds... well... nevermind

    January 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Be Quiet

    Will and Jada are the true racists. They only invest in and/or produce television, stage and film projects that have black casts.

    January 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  93. diana

    I think everbody need to grow up. tthese are children. let it rest

    January 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  94. trell


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  95. shanni

    One question, who calls a little girl with so much talent and potential ugly? Ugh grow up! She's hot! I am 22 and I've heard her song in the club more than once so she must be doing something right! Besides she's a kid, give her a break! What is it that u guys do? Are u even pretty!?! Ignorance frustrate me!

    January 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angry White Woman

      People who can't use English frustrate me Shanni. So do shallow people like you. What difference does it make what Winner looks like? What do you look like?

      January 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  96. nenee

    @ Winner ur a LOSER! Im a white woman who spoke truth on how us white woman behave in wantin 2 mimick the presense of blak women. Its so tru & the truth hurts. At scott summers that remark u made not ever confrontin a black person with all the hate its tru the average black person would blast your teeth back & we know it. Willow is a cutie dont hate on her becuz she's of good wealth. Winner thought I was a black person speakin truth no Trailer Trash Im white and live comfortable blessed with a 6figure income. Only those who are under achievers (Winner) would hate on this child & those around who have the means 2 do things while u sit hate in envy becuz this young black talented artist, actress, & dancer has it better than you. I believe Willow will do well in this movie. Afterall all old movies are just remakes anyway its called history repeating its self. Im ashamed 2 be white with all this hatred towards this adorable child remakin Annie. How many things have our white men stole from other races EVERYTHING!

    January 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Winner

      @nenee: I'm articulate, intelligent, and educated.

      You, however, are not. If you have to start a reply with an over-used insult, then you're the loser here, not me.

      If you aspire to be black, that's your thing. But don't project that onto every other white woman. Perhaps the blacks you know from your trailer park can't discuss race relations intelligently, and without violence, but the ones I know do.

      You, nenee, are trash. And I'm sorry for you that you're trash. But it's not my fault or my problem. I want an intelligent dialogue, but you aren't capable. So go away. I won't argue with a moron like you because you're not smart enough to fight back.

      January 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Lisa

    @ Jim.
    Karate Kid did not flop. This film grossed over $358M and received great reviews and is considered a hit and rightfully so. Jaden did a great job in the film. I expect the same when Annie premieres.

    January 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  98. greg

    Jay-z is a racist, I can not believe byonce married that ugly dude. He walks around acting like everybody owes him,
    need to get over your self

    January 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  99. jd

    Warner bros had so little faith in a movie released in 1967 that they got the producer to accept 40% of the films gross instead of paying him a salary for the work. This is unheard of. The film went on to gross over 70 million by 1973. The film is Bonnie & Clyde. The producer is Warren Beatty. Don't assume any film will bomb or succeed. The experts can't always tell either. The Annie remake will be revamped and remade and released and reviewed and loved.

    January 28, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  100. jim

    This is funny they re did karate kid and it floped just cause the parents have talent don't mean the kids do look at elvis daughter very untalented

    January 28, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  101. Steve

    In other movie news, I hear they are remaking Shaft with Seth Rogen....

    Jebus people, really?

    January 28, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  102. WLM

    @Nat, the last time I checked, Jewish People are white, nonetheless, Why does it matter who puts on the movie, black or white, if they have the money to do so, then I say do it.. It will be fun to see a different take on the movie.....

    January 28, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  103. Noo

    Okay...to answer your comment..THIS WILL NOT MAKE MONEY!! Was that simple enough for you!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Still Simple

      studios are not charitable organizations. production companies are not looking for a tax write off. they will make it. people will see it. a profit will be made. life will go on.

      for ANY movie, the studio has recieved a budget from the production company with a forcast of the cost to make the movie, and the projected revenue it will bring in. If it's "in the red", why would they make the movie? No one is in the business to lose money, not eve Jay-Z and the Smiths. you are welcome to disagree... but financial statements speak clearly.

      PEOPLE like to make issues about taste, race, justice, fairness. ORANIZATIONS focus on the money. This transcends from buisness, politics, social media, and even to hollywood. It's just that simple...

      January 28, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  104. jesse

    If Will Smith and Jay-Z have their way they will re-write all of the great American movies into horrible "black" movies. I'm thinking someone needs to re-write Shaft and have him played by a skinny white dude. Why is it racist to admit some things just suck?!?

    January 28, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  105. anna

    So the original Annie was about a little girl whose crowning glory was beautiful curly RED hair.
    It wont be the same unless she is anticipates wearing a red wig!!!
    I dont think so!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  106. as simple as...

    You all are getting WAY too deep with this.

    They will make a movie because it will MAKE MONEY. It is that simple.

    And why not? Anyone can make any movie they want, origional script or a remake, cast whoever they want, for whatever reason they want. This is a free country. And we will pay $12 a ticket to see it if we want. Don't go if you don't want to... or you don't like that they are re-making it, or if you think a unknown actress should have been cast, etc, etc, etc.

    Enjoy the opportunities in America... it's really not something to debate about... it's something to appreciate!

    January 28, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  107. Noo

    WHY...are they remaking a Classic? FIrst..they are remaking the Wizard of Oz...Now Annie. What is wrong...no original thoughts left in Hollywood? Come on...leave the classics ALONE!!

    Could the Godfather be next? Who will be the "new" Marlon Brando.....Adam Sandler or Ben Stiller????

    January 28, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  108. Sal

    Happy Black Girl, A lot of white people enjoy and are supportive of black entertainment. The racists don't speak for all of us. Its the racists that are missing out. From the days of 'Julia' to 'Love That Girl' from Hattie McDaniels to Willow Smith the Black community has made a positive difference in the entertainment industry already and will continue to do so. Can you even imagine a world without James Earl Jones, Ruby Dee, Oprah, Whoopie, Denzel, Martin Lawrence, Samuel Jackson? I can't.

    January 28, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  109. scott summers

    Smh. I love reading the racist comments.. I like to call those people "internet gangsters" you can type and text all that crap at home.... but you would not dare I repeat you would not dare say it to a African Americans face... and we know this. Have a good day! 😉

    January 28, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Winner

      Wrong. I've had productive race conversations with black people, and stated the white perspective, just as they've done the opposite. I have "dared" to express my thoughts, but I uttered them without negativity and thoughtlessness. A meaningful and open dialogue doesn't require "daring." It needs only intelligence and open minds.

      Only the ignorant and rude need to "dare."

      January 28, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  110. DerekDomino


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  111. HB22

    Remaking something does not make you talented. If they were so awesome why don't they make an original movie. Everything now is recycled and people get a pat on the back for it. The new Karate Kid stunk, so I don't know what everyone is getting excited about.

    January 28, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  112. Toni

    Please, please, please have Vanessa Williams be Miss Hannigan !! Nobody does a "cool" meany like her !! Plus she has a fantastic voice !!

    January 28, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  113. Lovely

    I hate to see that many of the post have to do race or color, but that's the world we live in today. Sad that many people are still so ignorant on the matter. Sounds like a great movie I can't wait! Will's kids seem to have talent!

    January 28, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  114. Mel

    2011, the 21st century, and the racist card continues to be played from EVERY angle. I find this frustrating, sad and depressing. Color means nothing. What matters most? We are human. Each of us trying to live this life day by day, making ends meet, providing for our children, and just trying to find our deserved, little piece of happiness. Every single person in this nation is trying to do just that, be it white, black, hispanic, asian, etc. For those that find ignorance is bliss, remember our history: this country is the melting pot. It was for so many years a beacon of hope for a better life. But in that beacon, this country created slavery (stealing from Africa people who didn't want to leave their home, against their will, to be treated as cattle), stole from, removing them from their land, and murdered the native americans, the people who were here first. Know your history, learn the history of this "great" country. We must learn from our past to do right by our present and future. It is time for peace, for people to come together, not against one another. Through the forever tiring race card away – be you white, black, hispanic, etc. Look upon one another as brothers and sisters. Have compassion for one another. Love one another. Let's not repeat the trespasses of our ancestors. And most of all, don't allow yourself to remain ignorant. Educate yourself. Only through knowledge does compassion and understanding take root and flourish. Lastly, I don't care who does what in Hollywood. I love movies and only want to be entertained. Bring to screen a great flick and I'll be there, no matter who happens to be in it. All of this from a white gal in the midwest. Peace everyone. It is time.

    January 28, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  115. chans

    And what is this finely bs... Did you sudenly forget about opra, haley barey, ocho cinco? I mean really its not like shes the first black star to be produced in some manner

    January 28, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  116. chans

    I think some of you need typing and spelling lessons!!! Good greaf!

    January 28, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  117. chris

    guess lil' orphan Annie will finally be comiing straight out of the ghetto.................

    January 28, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  118. HappyBlackGirl

    Finally! THey are putting a black in the lime light! Like 99% of movies are starring you selfish white people! You white losers better get prepared! Blacks are gonna take of Hollywood!

    January 28, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |

      give me yet another reason to quit watching these horrible movies hollywood seems to be putting out

      January 28, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Miya

      There are tons of awesome movies starring and or produced by black people, as well as asian and hispanic. This isn't the first time you idiot. Maybe you forget the recent movie starring Willow's brother? Yeah that was a good movie but this is going to crash and burn.

      January 29, 2011 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  119. chans

    All I have to say remember the Wiz? Some people need to stick to what their good at; and its not remaid musicals!

    January 28, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  120. crazw

    Hello....this is America, where anyone with money can do whatever they want. If the Smiths want to do a movie with their daughter...so what? They not asking for your tax dollars to do it, so you have no voice. If you like it, then don't go see it! It's that simple...I can't believe some of you people on here, so ignorant. You want to do your own Annie remake and do cast for it with who you say have talent. Go for it.

    January 28, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  121. renee

    Ummmm....isn't Annie known as the orphan with RED hair?? I grew up on that movie! If you want to make an african american version of it, go ahead, but don't call it Annie...call it "Laquita" or "Boonquifa". Don't call it Annie!

    January 28, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  122. JD

    @abbazabba & other haters. you are uninformed idiots. There are great shows and movies coming from the black community. Do a little research before you comment. Just to name a few: Flora's Family. Waiting to Exhale. Soul Food. Precious. Boyz in the Hood. Are we there yet. Are we done yet.
    Color Purple. Kingdom Come. Maybe you've seen Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Both shows have diverse casts but a brilliant black woman is responsible for them. Living single. Cosby show. Its a Different World. And there are many more.
    Hollywood has been revamping and remaking films for years and Annie is just one of many. Guess Who is a remake from the black parents point of view and is hilarious. Raisin in the Sun is a remake. The Wiz is delightful.
    (I'd love to see a remake of the UK film Calendar Girls with black characters.) There is an abundance of original work out there as well as remakes from the black writers producers directors and actors. They ARE giving us more than Barbershop, which is a good movie with a sequel also. I look forward to this film.

    January 28, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  123. Garry

    Please explain to me why shows such as Wild Wild West and Annie which were HUGE hits are being remade into black films, nothing against race, but geez..originality please! Wild Wild West was a HUGE, HUGE flop in it's remake and the Karate Kid and now Annie?????????
    Nothing aginst JZ but come on......

    January 28, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  124. Money Talks

    Karate Kid 2010 earned $358+ Million. Relax. Overbrook is into making money and they know the projects that will do it. Whether or not you are on board is irrelevant.

    January 28, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  125. Jack

    This is like Dakota Fanning playing Rosa Parks in a film about the Civil Rights Movement..

    January 28, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  126. Hms

    I think this is a great idea! Finally, a movie that everyone in the family can see and enjoy! Kids these days don't understand the meaning of a musical, what with their Jersy Shore and all that crap. It's time to introduce them to theater, and real acting instead of reality shows. Shame on you posters for your mean, racist comments. We all know you will be the first one in the theater when it comes out!

    January 28, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Winner

      Real acting? From Willow Smith? Really?

      I haven't made any racist comments, but I've seen enough of them on here. Seems there are as many anti-white comments as anti-black. Ridiculous.

      I won't pay anything to see an Annie remake no matter who's in it. I've always liked Will Smith, but his wife and kids annoy me. And that's enough reason for me to not contribute to their delusions of talent.

      January 28, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  127. Kay

    No.This is ridiculous...stop remaking classic movies with your children Will Smith!I love you,always have and always will,but the madness needs to end!What's next a Wizard of Oz reboot with Ke$ha as Dorothy?Why can't you just leave well enough alone?

    January 28, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  128. Shaneika P

    If you do not like the fact about these people making this movie say that.....but don't say the kid is ugly she is young and she has feelings too and she is not ugly she just has a different kind of style looser!!!!!!!

    January 28, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Winner

      Expressing an opinion doesn't make a person a loser. Disagree with what's said, but name-calling is the lowest form of debate.

      I think both Smith kids are homely and talentless. It's called the truth as I see it. This is the real world. If Will Smith's kids want fame as desperately as they seem to, they're going to have to take the bad with the good. Not everyone will like them, and that's life.

      January 28, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
    • ashley

      Winner u obviously don't know what talent is!!

      January 31, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  129. JR

    One of the benefits of succeeding in any field, including acting, is that you can pass those opportunities down through your family. Americans have done it in business for centuries. Hence the term, "family business". All you folks who are bitter because Willow was chosen for this role instead of auditions being held, I bet you don't feel the same way about a parent who owns a company naming their child as their successor or partner. Should they be forced to hold interviews or is it their right to pass the business down to their own family. It is their business after all. I also bet you wouldn't feel the same way if it was your child and you had the power to give them an opportunity. Only time will tell if Willow was a good choice and if not, I'm sure Jada and Will will think twice before doing this same thing again with Willow. Besides, they DO have the right to do it, regardless of your dislike for it. Deal with it. It's the American way!

    January 28, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  130. Mc

    The fcc can be charged atempted murder with a miner the songs on a miner sewaside

    January 28, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  131. molly

    She's going to look funny with orange hair and no pupils.

    January 28, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  132. Jazzy Jeff

    What happened to actors getting parts based on their proven talent? How many movies are the Smith's going to buy their way into for their kids? Way to teach them how to work for something on their own.

    January 28, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  133. BigRead

    How about an all white cast remake of ROOTS?? Or a white remake of MLK JR. Let's watch the uproar in the black community. We don't need a remake of annie. The original is fine.

    January 28, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  134. Black Q

    Who cares...30 min in I'll be sleeping soundly...just like the original. They should remake Fresh Prince of Bel Aire.

    January 28, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Miya

      Maybe not remake it. I love Will Smith... Can't they just bring it back? No one could ever replace the original Fresh Prince. ^.^

      January 29, 2011 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  135. Whatever

    Jay-Z, seriously? The phrase, "terd in a punchbowl" comes to mind...

    January 28, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  136. Mc

    That's like lite years aint it

    January 28, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  137. Mc

    You're county murder never changed sr

    January 28, 2011 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  138. D

    Wow! Last I checked this was America. And in America one has a right to follow ones opportunities and dreams if they can. As well its our right to have freedom of speech which allows all of you idiots to use the race card in your earlier comments. So what if Will and Jada are funding this film they have the money and can. Plus as parents and they are doing what they can do for supporting their children. Sure they are a Hollywood family but guess what folks look at that are still a family. Good for them for parenting they way they know how. As for JayZ folks he is a smart man and I don't think he would be involved if this wasn't a great opportunity. And if it fails so what its his decision. And at the end of the day if all you haters don't approve you have the right now to go see the movie. But guess what I bet you will out of curiousity. Folks that is called Marketing and look at that you will of helped Willow make more money. Back to what the american right and dream is. Guess who will have the last laugh. Congrats Will and Jada for doing the right thing supporting your children. To heck with the rest of these idiots.

    January 28, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  139. Mc

    Child abduction an there saying its the. How stupid r u

    January 28, 2011 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  140. Mc

    Sxual assult after sxual assult. Of course you're so demanding an never one time. You do like to play with the private does a miner mean eany thingd

    January 28, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  141. Anony84

    It's not the best musical. But I'm already tired of the Smith girl. That's song wasn't that great. Whip My Hair was an awful song

    January 28, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  142. Mc

    I see them all the time waighting to start collecting money an the collection for the drivers licens. Assult with vehical

    January 28, 2011 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  143. Mc

    So who gets paid 4 the remark of american after court 4th gen in america an they remove the systems after court collecting money off of an american after court

    January 28, 2011 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  144. Sonya

    Will and Jada are bringing up two arrogant, talentless and UGLY kids. These kids should be in school. Asa black woman I am disgusted with this 10 year old being shoved on us. The original Annie was good enough. Perhaps we should have an all white cast of ROOTS or a white remake of MLK, jr. ENOUGH already! Send these kids to school. Jada is clearly no mother ans Will is too p***y whipped to sat no.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  145. Mc

    An it will be publiced on how you offer no hope for life the way you think you own people the way you think u run things. But don't go to court

    January 28, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  146. Mc

    5on5 ever see so many people in to child mulstation with an anamil

    January 28, 2011 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  147. say what???

    For those of you who don't know, Jay-z has wanted to remake Annie for years. It reminds him of his sister. That's why he covered the song in the first place. Secondly, why is it wrong for a parent (regardless of income) to want the best for his or her child? Should I tell my daughter (whom I direct in the church children's choir) that she can never have a solo because I'm the director? For better of worse we all do it. More power to them if they want to help their daughter dream big.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  148. Ike

    ...and why is this grown a$/@! man stil referring to himself as Jay Z?!
    It seems Will Smith's dropping the moniker "Fresh Prince" would alert Jay Z that this nickname is so 90's.
    If you want to betaken seriously, then let's grow up.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
    • MissMel10

      Its his brand. Only an idiot would disassociate himself from the empire he has built. Not to mention, MOST celebrities don't use their real names so why is his such an issue?

      January 31, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  149. Say it ain't so

    Ignorance is catchy, obviously, as evidenced by the sheer amount of racist responses put forth by what we consider an advanced society in the 21st century who can make things fly, launch a person into space and have a world wide web connecting billions of people but can't for the life of me shake off and put behind bitter sentiments felt by past civilizations from day one. So it is most fitting that I quote a man whose idea was as revolutionary and crazy back then as it is and needed today: " I may not agree with what you say but I'll fight to the death for your right to say it "- Voltaire (1694-1778)

    January 28, 2011 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  150. Lillian

    My word, there are quite a few generalizations and insults littered throughout these comments. I'm afraid to admit I have blonde hair and blue eyes for fear I'll immediately be insulted and called a racist. I believe it is wrong and childish to insult anyone based on color. I don't care if someone is black, brown, pink, white, etc. It doesn't matter. However, it's exasperating when I choose to respect people, regardless of color or gender, and people assume I'm racist - simply because I'm a white blonde. I find that rather ironic. Outward appearances are meaningless without love and respect, and I see very little of either amidst these comments. Best of luck to Willow! She's a lovely girl, and I'm sure she'll do wonderfully in the remake.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  151. ditka

    Let's face it. Annie sucks

    January 28, 2011 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  152. nenee

    @ abbazabba Honey white women want our men, hair cuts our poise our style & grace. All that it takes of being a black woman without the struggle & u say that white people are original, PLEASE! When we came out with New Edition white America produced NKOTB & if u remember Please dont go girl had an R&B beat. Face it White America things dont get their full potential unless our black hands go thru it. Just ask Tommy Hilfiger and Liz Claiborne's racist behinds where the bulk of their sales came from? And lets get off the race crap because white folks are more COLORED then black people. When your born your pink stay in the sun or tanbed 2 long u turn red when your unconcious your blue and when u die you turn gray now ask yourself white folks who should be looked at as Colored. By the way was your granddaddy flirting with any of his slaves? You know white folks do have a way with burying their skeleton but in the end something in their past always seems to come back out of now where & bites them in the behind.

    January 28, 2011 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Winner

      You say "get off the race crap" yet your whole post was anti-white.

      You can't cry "foul" about whites being racist when you're a racist yourself. Though your ancestors might have been slaves, YOU were NOT, and you have to move on if you expect others to.

      So what if blacks buy products designed by whites? So what if there's some R&B in music made by whites? It's called admiration, integration, and in some cases collaboration.

      P.S. I don't want your hair and I'm fine with my own excellent poise. If you were as comfortable in your own skin as I am in mine, you wouldn't delude yourself into thinking that white girls want to be you.

      January 28, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Miya

      Really? We're not animals. There is no 'our people' We are all humans. We have one head, two eyes, ten fingers. We are the same. It isn't black people who aren't original, or white, or asian or hispanic. It is a select group of idiots in Hollywood surfing off the wave of fame made by already famous movies.

      January 29, 2011 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  153. sabrheya

    this is funny why does it really matter a movie will be a movie regardless and if you have money why not use it thats why oprah have schools networks thats why billgates have schools omg are you serious but yes tell him no matter if your long short just do it with your hair lol go willow

    January 28, 2011 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  154. teddy2chains

    @abbazabba what people are u talking about? Tall people? Fat people? Ugly people? Oh. you meant black people. Well I guess that proves ur not a racist. Stupid humans.

    January 28, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  155. liz

    Wow Ignorance Must Be Bliss! No Wonder The World Hates America.

    January 28, 2011 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  156. Jay-UZ

    O La La! This is good. Free Publicity for our movie. Keep posting,Guys!

    January 28, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  157. MR

    I love most of Will Smith's movies. But honestly this sounds like a bad idea. Its rare that a movie remake is as good as the original. I'll be surprised if it hits the top 10 list. Good luck though.

    January 28, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  158. it cool

    Oh yea an make her into somebody who did things when she got older like pools of life an put jesus in it some how maybe the fam guy hr could be a precher an she could have so many ? then awe children you can do it it time to say something an feel him you know how strict they were then but she wants to make a difference an have a meaning of what redemtion love is an gets him to understand wow i talk to much

    January 28, 2011 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  159. Paul

    To the Racists of America.....I wonder if you'll consider blacks and hispanics (let's be real, it's the "brown" skin you have a problem with) equal once the Chinese and Muslims take over? You do know it will happen, every "great" empire has falllen at one point, we're going down and you racists have hoods over your eyes so you can't see! Then it'll be "We the people of America" against the world, right? Idiots!!!! I wonder if God takes notes of all the hateful things we say behind the anonymity of a computer!?!?! If so, please forgive US all!

    January 28, 2011 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Winner

      Let's hope you're also forgiven for your own special brand of hate.

      January 28, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Miya

      Maybe you're racist of whites. Why does no one ever see that racism against whites IS possible. Besides to play the race card is as about original as this remake.

      January 29, 2011 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
    • ignoranceISbliss

      Your reasoning baffles me @miya.
      Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think you completely grasp the concept of racism. Black people are not preventing, or excluding white people from anything. We really do not yield any power you see? So racism against whites is a bit of an oxymoron

      January 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Miya

      So you can only be racist against african americans? Well sorry all you other races out there. It's called RACISM, implying all races which include african american, asian, hispanic, and yes caucasian. Hell some people even believe making blonde jokes are racist. Maybe it is you who is not understanding of the concept. Besides black people do hold power. Anyone ever hear of Oprah? Our maybe President Obama? Mrs. Obama is a damn smart woman herself. So not holding power is bs. Rascism is a two way street.

      February 1, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  160. V719

    Just wondering why Will and Jada get so much anger directed at them for supporting their kids dreams, with their OWN money!?!?! I'm so tired of seeing Suri in those damn heels, Demi and Bruce's kids definitely get jobs because of their parents, the Tyler girls, etc. I think the racists of America have a problem when it's brown or black people using their good old system of nepotism for their own good.

    January 28, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Winner

      It isn't about skin color; lay off that well-worn whine. Kids should be kids. Look at the messes most child actors turn into. I don't care if the Smith kids are hungry for fame; it's the jobs of their parents to ensure childhood. Ensuring talent would be nice too; the Smith kids have none, and no amount of money will buy it.

      January 28, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  161. it cool

    You know it would be cool . if you could make it like it classic and like a caroline children then something like that all people want to see is explotied no way it time to tell a story like real reckdicky like run down nothing nice like timmy time annie and children being pushed to the limit an she tough hurtuling over the others but you got to have all racies orr it dont work i mean hawk the crouwd out totally like dominos citiy an going through hansel an gretle you know it real like red riding hood then life

    January 28, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  162. Juicy

    Knock em out willow!

    January 28, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  163. KCV

    Maybe I'm the only one that liked the book and movie Annie growing up....I'm also OK with Willow playing Annie, I could care less if she's black, white or asian....it's just a children's book character. People were also mad when Quincy Jones did the Wiz, and not it's a classic to many people! If the book was based on an actual person, I would think twice about this, but it's Annie for goodness sake!!!!! NO, Jim Carrey should not play MLK just like Chris Rock should not play JFK, but who cares what color Annie is. The whole point was she was the red head, freckled kid that was considered not "good enough" to adopt because white America wanted blondes and brunettes. With all the minorities that are at the bottom of the list to be adopted, I think this is a good switch up...lighten up people and get your panties out of your a**es!

    January 28, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  164. vampireweekend

    if this was pippi longstocking instead of annie, then i'd be REALLY upset.

    January 28, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  165. abbazabba

    @mignon America is not racist, you are. Why can't "your people" make their own new characters and films to relate to? I doubt your grndchildren even know who Annie or Richie Rich are. How about some fresh ideas to cast starring roles in for the children of the 21st century? I am NOT racist, quit playing that card. Learn to spell if you get a chance, Or is that a remake of the English language?

    January 28, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
    • monica

      The more you write the dumber you sound. You should just give up. Its funny how you didnt reply to kvc's comment. Cuz their right & you know & you have nothing to say you racist. If you dont like that there doing a remake dont watch it. Either way its being done so get over it. Theres nothing you can do about it. You might not want to see it but MILLIONS of others will!!

      January 28, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  166. mignon

    America is so racist. do Annie and shine Willow. wish i had the cash to help my grandchildren in something like this. it is about time our people remake more fairy tales for our kiods to ralate to on the big screen. love u Willow, Jada, Will and JayZ. i love Annie so this will be wonderfuil.

    January 28, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  167. abbazabba

    Why can't black people come up with their own ideas? This isn't about race, it's about originality. Quit remaking stuff, seriously. I mean, come onnnn, give us something instead of Friday or Barber Shop, etc. I am not being racist, just come up with some cool and original ideas of your own.

    January 28, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
    • KCV

      I find this hilarious...it appears to me everyone wants to be a black woman, without actually being one.
      When you stop tanning, lip injecting, botox (we don't wrinkle easily), butt implants, calling me "girlfriend" just because I'm brown skinned, then maybe we"ll get original. It's laughable since 90% of caucasian blondes are actually brunettes, where's the originality there?!? Let's not talk about how our culture is used and embrace to sell everything from cereal to insurance. If the only black movies you know are barbershop and friday, then you need to get out of your trailer in the backwoods, take off your hood and join the real world....there's some great, original, intelligent movies made by ALL race, but maybe they're to deep for you....stick to friday and barbershop, Oh better yet.....Showgirls, Howard the Duck, and anything starring Larry the Cable guy! You do realize your precious "Friends" was a direct rip off of "Living Single" right?

      January 28, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
    • californiagirl

      Kcv)..get it right...WHY do you think so many black guys wind up with other races. Certainly not black girls. I went to school at a 90% black school...and that gym locker was.rank!!!!!! Dont know why but even when you pass a black girl anywhere......ahhhhh, the ranky rotten stink....yuk. My girlfriends and i (white, hispanic) have never smelled anything soooo bad. That black gym locker stink was do bad i told my teacher, theres no way i will go back in there. Several other white girls said the same. Sorry black girlfriends.....even when you wear "white"...cant hide the black.

      January 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Big Game James

    @Dominic the majority of eyes that will see this have no idea who those two you mentioned are. Carol was pretty sleazy in the original. Excellent comedienne.

    January 28, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  169. dominic

    You're going to try and upstage Albert Finney, and Carol Burnett? Don't think so.

    January 28, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  170. Big Game James

    @Chris So you're saying she sounds like a well trained singer. Thanks for the affirmation!

    January 28, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  171. brandy worthy

    My daughters and i will see this! Im so excited about this! Thanks Willow for being a gud example 2 young black girls!

    January 28, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  172. Big Game James

    And if the kids want to see it, parents will be buying and/or renting.

    January 28, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  173. Big Game James

    Shame on you Will and Jada...for being in show business and...actually doing show business. And how dare you do something to help your kids get a head start when no other parent on Earth would do such a thing!!

    January 28, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  174. captnhowdy

    Dumbest idea ever! Let's not pretend that don't live in a racist world. It is what it is and it'll be that way until all the crossbreeders have us so mixed up there is no black, white, brown, or whatever. As for the America comment, it's Not America anymore it's being taken over by the mexicans etc. we should be ashamed that we allow that. If we would've kept them in their place we wouldn't even know who the stupid ass smiths are!

    January 28, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  175. Big Game James

    Good old U-S of A! Hating on kids. Remakes have been the trend for the past 5 years. Transformers, G.I. Joe, etc. Nothing original is my gripe. And all of you saying they have no talent have NOT been following them. Willow sang acapella on Ellen and sounded great! 'Youtube' her brother and check out some of the dance moves. Remember, just because your kids can't do it doesn't make it right to ridicule the kids that can.

    January 28, 2011 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • chris

      That was acapella for 2 seconds, right up to the point where the mike was placed on the stand. Nothing any kid who can carry a tune couldn't have done with proper voice training. Willow is a very cute kid, but it is quite evident that she has been extensively prepped for a role that at this age, only money can buy.

      January 28, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  176. Trey

    The thing is that it isn't even about whether this girl is black or white. No offense but Willow Smith cannot act. Jay Z, stop giving your friends freebies. If you want to remake Annie, make it as good as your songs.

    January 28, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  177. life

    Will and jada give other talented children a chance to shine. Jay-Z why not search for new talent you should know better than this your from the streets. Don't forget where you came from!!!

    January 28, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  178. American Girl

    Annie is great no matterwho plays in it how they make it or whatever! Stop the dam racial crap why carry it on ! What ever happened to wantin to just be an american people why do we have to be white black brown whatever color you call yourself get over it we are AMERICANS

    January 28, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  179. coco

    Willow looks like ET. She is ugly.

    January 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  180. IMHO

    I wish my dad was Will Smith. Maybe then I could be rich and famous too. No talent required.

    January 27, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Blah

    This sucks

    January 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Jrmovie

    Will not see this

    January 27, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  183. JD

    Hey Red Carpet, absolutely right. Al Sharpton would be perfect. And. Chrisy this is a revamped remake. No need for red wigs

    January 27, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Neil n Kansas

    Go Willo!! Make that money!!

    January 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Oscars Helmet


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  186. longing

    When I first heard about this I just shook my head in disbelief. Why is is that the Smith's have to produce movies for their kids to star in? Ummm – because no one hires them? And why does no one hire them? Ummmm – because they have no talent!

    The reason they are doing these re-makes is because no one will hire these 2 kids for new scripts. Because they have no talent. So they use their own money, get favours from friends like the former NYC "gangsta" and think they are doing us a great favour.

    Karate Kid was a dud......and this new version of Annie will do no better.

    Hopefully the Smiths will get the point when the revenues don't come rolling in and begin to act like parents – not agents.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • alana

      I thought allowing your children to pursue their dreams WAS parenting?

      January 28, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Winner

      Parenting, Alana, isn't about giving your kids everything they want. It's about guiding them and teaching them that they can do anything within their talents and limitations. It's not about blowing sunshine up their butts and making their lives too easy (i.e., buying their ways). If the Smith kids are so talented, let them EARN their ways.

      January 28, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • MissMel10

      Karate Kid was actually number one for a bit. It did extremely well and made an outdated film new again for many kids. So "a dud" it most definitely was not.

      January 31, 2011 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  187. B=Dog

    I want the world.... I want the whole world..... I want to lock it all up in my pocket it's MY bar of chocolate, give it to me now!!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Redcarpet Downthere

    The Wiz...starring Michael Jackson is on everyones top 10 movie list. I'm sure this Annie remake will be just as good.Al Sharpton would be awesome as Daddy Warbucks

    January 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Winner

      Love Michael Jackson and Diana Ross; hate The Wiz. It's definitely not even close to my top ten.

      January 28, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  189. Let's move on

    This is the 21st century people! Just relax. There are more important things going on in this world then entertainment news. Black people,we know what happen to us. Most of these people don't like the idea because they just don't like the idea. We need to stop segregating ourselfs and find more clever ways to debate these issues. All the other nay sayers who just purely don't like the idea because they think she's talentless and previledge then I beg of you to just give it a chance. The world won't end if Willow Smith plays Annie. We live in a democracy for the goodness sake. Some people will like it and some will be theorally entertained. I suspect they are planning to bring it! So I'm looking forward to it. Peace America!

    January 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • uuuff

      Thats the dumbest thing ive ever heard. Shut your mouth you liberal...annie sucks...people, jada sux as an actor she was ok in menace 2 society. other than that she is whack just like her daughter.

      January 27, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alana

      Stay in school, children!
      Jeepers, uuuff.

      January 28, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  190. uuuff


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  191. Kate

    It won't be the same musical. I anticipate an updated version with a hip hop mix. A new interpretation. And I'd like to see Jenifer Lewis in the role originally cast with Burnette. Lewis would totally rock this role.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Chrissy

    This might not be good for the kid,daddy and mommy buying her a play... in the long run, people will give her a hard time,black and white ! will she look good in a red wig?.... ummm

    January 27, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Partyboi

    Wow listen to all the white racist losing they're minds on this board. All because an african american child and a film role....nice going guys, thanks for showing CNN and the rest of the country how far we've come since the early 20th century.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • 702

      We have a black president

      January 28, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Winner

      And the most powerful woman in TV right now is black. Put your race card away and move on.

      January 28, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
    • californiagirl

      702..please! We have a stupid monkey ass...o o a a in the white house....not a president.....no worries he'll return back to the zoo where he came from. And the gorilla michele too..her and her ugly overjet dog bite.
      .......tea please.

      January 29, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • ashley

      Californiagirl u just need to shut ur mouth I'm sure a lot of people would agree with me

      January 31, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  194. mandagirl

    every1has ther own opinion....i wuldve liked to c it re-done with a new cast more like the original....cant wait to c it!

    January 27, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Ms. A

    Lets all remember that the best way to get job is to know someone. Don't HATE!

    January 27, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  196. kathysandiego

    That musical sucked when it first came out and good luck to anyone trying to make it again. I took my daughter to it and felt like beating my head with a bat. Who cares who does it, it it was, is and always will be a stink boomb.

    January 27, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Mark from Middle River

    The lack of a audition for the part is what might kill this film on arrival. It is not that she is black but that without try outs what fo you say to the tens of thousands of little girls who's parents are working their rear ends off to get acting parts. I think that we as african Americans can not hold in one hand Martin Luther King's statement of judging on abilites while on the other hand applauding Will and Jada for being as underhanded as the whites from the past.

    I want to see a girl of color playing such a role but at the same time Willow and her brother should not have films just purchased for them. It was wrong when other races did it and it is wrong now.

    The next thing is in ten years both kids will be blowing up the death star in a remake of star wars and flying fighter jets in a remake of top gun.

    January 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • sickandwrong

      I swear to God if they even THINK of remaking Star Wars....oh man the nerds will have a fit!! myself included. Oh and I will not be seeing this Annie remake either. There are some movies that are off limits. Period. p.s im a girl and a proud nerd thank you very much

      January 28, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Miya

      Oh thank gods someone with some sense in this world! Beautifully put!

      I also agree with Sickandwrong... NO ONE NOT WHITE, BLACK, OR PURPLE IS ALLOWED TO TOUCH MY STAR WARS WHILE I STILL BREATHE! -dramatic fanfare-

      January 29, 2011 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  198. SillyDillyWeaselWicky

    Annie? Annie Ghoulahee?

    January 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  199. SillyDillyWeaselWicky

    Miss Hannigan is a HOE too! Ain't no matter, this movie not finger licking good! Gonna BLOW!

    January 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  200. SillyDillyWeaselWicky

    Smash the Buddha! And Block the Troll! cuz the Annie ain't got NO JUICE!

    January 27, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Joey

    Michael Douglas
    Charlie & Emilio
    Jane & Peter Fonda
    Kate Hudson
    Keifer Southerland
    Mariska Hargitay
    Sean Astin
    Colin Hanks
    All children of major stars just to name a few. Willow will do OK too.

    January 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  202. STarr

    Awww shes so adorable.. "heck" that whole family is gorgeous. I have always enjoyed Will and Jada! and i got a chance to see Willow perform and jayden as well theyre awwwsome..Willow i cant wait to see u in your new movie I have a Z year old daughter who reminds me so much of uu. We love you all!!

    January 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Superhiro

    @herb. Dude. Snooki's not real. Just like leprechauns.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Doug

    @Mikey: And Dorothy was from Kansas but it didn't stop Diana Ross. Its called creativity. This will be a hit. May get snubbed by academy awards but will be a hit just the same. Go Willow!!!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      R u really trying to say that the Wiz in any way compared to The Wizard of Oz? Seriously? Why not use that creativity to come up with something original rather than destroying the original creators of the films vision? Btw, my opinion has nothing at all to do with race but more to do with the fact I'm tired of seeing movies from my childhood messed up!

      January 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • MissMel10

      Ya know Amy, if you don't want to see films from your childhood "messed up" then don't watch! No one is forcing you to go see any movie that you don't want to. But just because you don't want to doesn't mean that others don't want to. The movie market is huge and everyone has this little thing called choice. It really IS that simple.

      January 31, 2011 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  205. Ninia510

    This is a travesty. I'm so sick of Will and Jada and they're ridiculous need to pimp out their kids while destroying classic movies and musicals. Gee, should we do an all white remake of Color Purple? Have these 2 idiots ever thought of coming up with an original screenplay?

    January 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  206. herb

    but snooki is orange. isnt orange a color too

    January 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Superhiro

    I agree it's not about race. It's about talent. Let's not even try to suggest that Willow Smith is the most talented lead for that role. Even if you wanna make Annie black, fine, but get a GOOD black actress to AUDITION for the role.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  208. herb

    i am definitly not a racist. i can not stand racing. watching cars go round and round is silly. it would be fun though if they had snooki from jersey shore in the leading role.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  209. mikey P

    Anne is a red headded white kid...just like Daniel larusso is an Italian white kid...like a comment above me...get these kids og scripts not lame remakes that suck...Jay and Smith put your money in a college fund instead of a lame attempt at show kudzu. What is this the smiths n tiaras...tlc don't want that. Or help your community even more. I know some broke kidswho need education or pets who need help...something else but anne

    January 27, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  210. manda

    Why is everything race related? I dont care if the child playing annie is blue! lets face it, if it was a white child playing the role, i doubt the crowd would be black. Either way i think its rather dumb. It doesnt matter who plays it. Dont call me a "hater" either. Thats just ridiculous. these blogs are here to post your opinions.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Superhiro

    What really bugs me about this is just the notion of making a movie specifically so their daughter can star in it. No auditions, doesn't matter if she's good or not, just make the movie so my daughter can be a movie star. That's so lame, and such a d-bag move.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • B

      That's what happens when you OWN a production company. You can do as you please. But I'm sure if the big dogs (Sony/Columbia) aren't satisfied with the product, they won't put their approval on it

      January 29, 2011 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  212. NoH8

    It has nothing to do with looks, talent or color. Entertainment is full of talentless people.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  213. White Southern Granny

    Will & Jada wouldn't allow the child to be cast if she did not have talent. They are good parents and SMART in business. Remakes are in now and what a great project to take on. Will and Jada are a class act so count on this: expect a hit! I saw similar negative comments posted about Karate Kid. That was a great film also. I'll be in line for any film Will and Jada are involved in.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Sean

    I don't understand the need to constantly remake movies. ANNIE isn't that good of a musical to start out with but to remake it? Are you kidding me? I'm sorry Jay-Z, but just because you used the chorus of "Hard Knock Life" doesn't mean that you have to be involved in this kind of project. Will and Jada...my respect for the both of you is steadlily decreasing. Buying the rights to the musical just so your daughter can be the star is unforgivable. If you're gonna remake ANNIE, why not have Willow be the wise-cracking, loud-mouth orphan that everyone remembers. Everyone knows supporting roles are the best!

    January 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  215. My Name is Mud

    Everything isn't always black and white. Burn your race cards. With that said, I would rather see Willow (or whoever) do an original film and not a remake.

    January 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  216. annie

    Anything With My Name Is Great, Good Luck.

    January 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  217. cmanigault

    I don't see why people hate. If Dakota Fanning was offered the part, would anyone complain,call her ugly or just put her talent down. Hell no!! Willow, honey, by all means make your paper and don't worry about haters. Will and Jada go on with your bad selves.Annie remake-lets get colored!!

    January 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gams1110

      I'm black, liked the book and 80's version of Annie, looking forward to what comes out of this remake, BUT your comment "let's get colored" is just dumb (and I feel bad saying that), dumb, and dumber! You make the racists smile!

      January 28, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Miya

      I would complain. Dakota fanning is
      1 too old
      2 not a redhead

      Oh yeah and most importantly, why the heck would we need another remake? There are two remakes and a sequel. This is just overkill!

      January 29, 2011 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
    • mr c

      I can't stand that ulgy Dakota Fanning either.

      January 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Jay O

    Jayz and the smiths are strong and I have enjoyed almost anything the touch
    It should be great, looking forward to their spin on a good story. Also I doubt they would let willow have a poor performance, they will no doubt help her make something she will be proud of when she is an adult.

    40 yr old white guy

    January 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Derrick


    January 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • cj

      This is the dumbest response out here...............This right here is why society is stuck where it is........who cares if she's African American....plenty of plays have children African American girls play Annie ........Thanks for taking us back 3 steps while everyone keeps trying to take steps forward.

      January 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gave Kaplan

      I suppose they will have product tie ins with Kool-Aid, Huh?

      January 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • love it

      Now Gave that was stupid

      January 28, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Miya

      Are you an idiot? No one cares that she's black. No one has cared for decades that people of any race can make it in the world. Take that thinking to the past and get over yourself.

      January 29, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
    • MissMel10

      You all say no ones cares about her race but a lot of the comments on this article proves otherwise! Someone flat out said "a black Annie no no no!" Not to mention, this type of vitriolic venom being spewed about a little girl who has done NOTHING is clearly hatred. I haven't seen this much ugliness directed at Paris, Lindsay, Kim or any of the other "privileged" children and they are adults who actually deserve it. Hmmm...wonder why that is?? (Like we don't all know). Smdh

      January 31, 2011 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Miya


      Clearly you're blind then because plenty people complain about privileged people. There are a couple of bad nuts who are caught up in something that is ridiculous but that gives you no right to claim we all are racist. Personally I think that all of those people you listed either have no talent at all our are just plain messed up. Besides saying that "the whitest girl of all is being played by a colored girl" isn't racist against whites? I have nothing against Willow, I think she could go really far like her dad but she should star in something cool and new that won't start controversy.

      February 1, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  220. carmen

    There are lots of talented African American kids out there; but alas, no one to pull a string for them.

    January 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • greenway

      I'm actually quite happy for her ~ Her mom and dad own hollywood – why not their offspring too? YAY!
      No one said a word when Kate Hudson started acting (goldie hawn's daughter) – or when all the baldwin brothers started owning hollywood... or when gweneth paltrow had her first silver screet opportunity – each of their parents pulled strings ~ or michael douglas, when kirk wanted him to be the star...
      about time – WE HAVE ARRIVED! wooooooooooooooooopie!

      January 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy

      This is for greenway:.................even though those folks might have pulled some 'strings' I don't recall any of them remaking a movie to get in? they did it with original scripts? so seems both these kids have needed help getting in and help with even a movie idea? how about something original mom and dad?

      January 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Chrysalis

    Don't even remember the original, and I'm not looking forward to a remake. At all. Bleh.

    January 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  222. greenway

    Soror Jada ~ Good for you and Will to produce an all american CLASSIC musical, Annie! I am so very happy for you, Will and now, Willow ~ With Jay Z and Columbia Pictures ~ and the parntership that Will has at Overbrook, it will be a smash hit! The African-American community is searching to see themselves on the silver screen ~ Hollywood has been white as rice for centuries and we need to have chips in that cookie! Hollywood is NOW being reflective of the audience it serves ~ whatever it takes and by any means necessary, I know that your team will 'put it down'.
    African-Americans have $$$$ to spend ~ The money we won't spend on True Grit and Black Swan, will certainly make us happy to put it where it counts: "RIGHT OVER TO ANNIE!" ~ Good luck on your project! We are rooting for you!

    January 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • chosenone

      Racist. That whole rant was racist. You should be ashamed.

      January 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • rook

      There should be a rule that your comment can't be longer than the article.
      Just sayin'.
      Anyway, I'll be looking out for more news on this, sounds like it'll be good. c:

      January 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • IMHO

      Hollywood hasn't exactly been racist for centuries, try 70 years or so. Get your history straight.

      January 27, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • nat

      PLEASE! Hollywood was created by jews, not white people.This was probably one of the most uneducated, racist comments I've seen in a while. Get your facts straight, please.

      January 28, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • jimName*

      Is this person insane?! Seriously? That seems pretty f-n stupid.

      January 28, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • love it

      I agree with u 100%(well ur overall message) the rest of u wouldn't understand obviously!! N FYI Black Swan was a good movie u should check it out

      January 28, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
    • JR

      @ Greenway: So now if a person wants for African-Americans to get a piece of the Hollywood pie, that's racist? WOW! I guess the only way to not be racist is to just not try to go after the same things as whites have historically gone after. Don't try to succeed at anything, or else they're being racist. Uh Oh. If a black person wants to break into producing, directing and acting, they are racist. That means that any African-American who has ever become a CEO, talented sports figure, politician, etc. must be racist too, you know, because only whites can fairly do those things. Right. You actually sound racist and you should be ashamed.

      January 28, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
    • JR

      My post was about Greenway's post, but is a response to CHOSENONE. Sorry.

      January 28, 2011 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  223. db

    you jealous haterz. they will still be smiling all the way to the bank, while all of you all broke people still hating.

    January 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robot Decoy

      Why are we haters db? Because I'm sure you've heard about / read about / saw a trailer / saw a movie that sucked. Why can't we have an opinion about an idea w/o being haters?
      Or did you also think Beverly Hills Chihuahua was a good idea for a movie just because somebody was getting paid?

      January 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • roflstomp

      DAAAAMM, Rob slapped db up side the face with a healthy helping of "know your role."

      January 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  224. jz

    I hated the original annie it was boring and cheezy this one gonna be aaaawwwwesooome

    January 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • lrltree

      No!!! You couldn't have hated the original Annie. Were you a 'snitch from an orphanage', is that the reason why?

      January 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • californiagirl

      Lets NOT sugar coat it kids.......its not gonna fly.......black kid.....no no no.
      Shes ugly too...come on huh.

      January 29, 2011 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
    • you people are racists

      Is this all you people have to do is beat up on a little girl. Who life sucks the most you guys. Why they are making millions you losers are saying stuff that are worthless and oh yeah worthless. If Drunk Brittney Spears, high Paris Hilton oh doped up you know who. Can make it then so can Willow. At least her parents want sell her story to the highest bidders. We are Sick of of looking at you drunk, dope head people. GO WILLOW. GO WILLIOW. MAKE THESE LOSERS MAD

      January 29, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • ashley

      Wow "californiagirl" ur hate on what a 12 year old how old are u 5?

      January 31, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
    • the unknown

      Some of yall not all seriously get a life n a job stop wasting ur opinion on here you hate but y'all the first in line to see this movie or anything these ppl make then go behind close doors n sit on your computer to talk about a 10 year old black gurl callling her ugly n talentless the entertainment world see's she got something she might got parents whos rich n famous but there not singing her song or acting for her n jayz would not waste money or time on no talent n open your eyes she make way more money then your broke azz n she anit hit 21 n its lots of famous ppl kids that anit doin anything but wasting time n spenting there parents money so how she a brat least she's working instead of making the family broke......juz saying

      February 1, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Bianca

    I am not excited to hear about this remake, especially if its Willow Smith playing Annie. Stumble upon some new creation people, remakes are getting old. Give some way more talented kid to shine who's parents don't already have guaranteed access to success.

    January 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  226. patti paige

    i have NEVER posted anything on any site but this is the most ridiculous idea i have ever heard! jay-z get someone who can sing and act!!....really!

    January 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Escelante

    Boooooooooo!!! The sun will not come out tomorrow.

    January 27, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • lrltree

      I agree. I really have got to get adopted by someone who believes that I have talent and will write or atleast screen write a film for me to star in. Boy the saying you can't pick your family really burns at times like this.....

      January 27, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Gabe Kaplan

    This will be worse than "Showgirls" without the girl on girl action that made "Showgirls" watchable. That kid is talentless and actually kind of ugly.

    January 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alana

      What sort of a loser refers to a CHILD as ugly?

      January 27, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Winner

      You call Gabe a "loser" because he's honest about what he thinks of the Smith brat? I think she's ugly too. What kind of loser expects others to not say what they think? Willow Smith is as fug as she is overindulged. Deal with it.

      January 28, 2011 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
    • @ Winner

      Gabe Kaplan = Winner (you are one in the same, don't hide it troll)

      On that note, I agree she's talentless. She's not attractive to me, either, but I wouldn't go as far as to call her ugly... she is only a child after all who has time to develop into a mature woman. In the meantime, while you sit all smug behind that computer of yours, remember that even as talentless as she is, she's probably a lot better off than you are in your miserable state. Though money really isn't the means to true happiness, she's doing what she enjoys with the connections she has. I bet if you had those connections you would be singing a different tune. The quit button on life is right there... press it.

      Just wait until you have kids (if you can even find anyone). God forbid they come out ugly like you. What goes around comes around, tough guy.

      January 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angry White Woman

      Gabe Kaplan = Winner (you are one in the same, don't hide it troll)

      Just wait until you have kids (if you can even find anyone). God forbid they come out ugly like you. What goes around comes around, tough guy.

      The only ugly person around here is you. I know your type. Push your own button twit you'll be doing us all a huge favor.

      January 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • californiagirl

      Correction....the president is an elected "monkey" running a zoo full of more thug monkeys and gorillas. Lets no

      January 29, 2011 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
    • *unbelievable

      You people are very racist you can't stand the thought of black people becoming something other than a statistic and you who called are president a monkey you ought to be ashamed why does he look like a monkey cause he black well guess what he is white as nuch as he black and not mention you called a child Ugly she's making a way for her and your mad cause she has the parents to make it happen look here go to hell people like y'all are sick

      January 31, 2011 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
    • ms. cheryl

      That is rude of you to call that child ugly. Quit being a hater

      February 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Superhiro

    Ummm... no. Jay-Z, I'm a fan, but.... no.

    January 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • GodIhatehollywood

      Well it only makes sense. After all, once your parents money rockets you into fame, it's the next logical step on the singer, actress, fashion designer, hair product line creator, washed up nothing because you had no real talent in the first place ladder.

      January 28, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      No child who has celebrity' s parents. Should not be in the spot light that's unfair some work hard to get were there at. And what is up with her song WHAT IS IT ABOUT ?

      January 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • californiagirl

      Yeaaaaaa.......NO! Jayz...come on now.
      No no no and no!!!!!

      January 29, 2011 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
    • you racist people

      Go Willow Make that Money. She is so cute. Some of you guys do not know what true beauty is. True beauty is not, when you have to do botics to make some people believe you are younger. True beauty is not taking fat from your stomach to put it in your butt. True beauty is natural know additives . GO Willow. GO JAY Z. YOU GOT IT SPEND IT.

      January 29, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • you racist people

      GOD and hate do not go together. GOD do not hate, he is all love, and be loves Willow. Go Willow.

      January 29, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "when you have to do botics to make some people believe you are younger"

      Is that ebonics for botox?

      February 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |

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