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Taraji P. Henson in NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’: TV Review

After a break for COVID, NBC is back in the live musical business with Henson joined by Harry Connick Jr. and newcomer Celina Smith in this beloved tale of plucky orphans, benevolent billionaires and the birth of FDR's New Deal.

NBC Finds Its Annie for Upcoming Live Musical

NBC has found its Annie in 12-year-old Atlanta native Celina Smith. Following a nationwide search, the young performer has landed the title role in NBC’s upcoming holiday musical Annie Live! Smith began her career playing Young Nala in the touring company of The Lion King and also appears on the series Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan. […]

Lois De Banzie, Actress in ‘Annie’ and ‘Morning’s at Seven,’ Dies at 90

Lois De Banzie, the Scottish-born actress who portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt in Annie and received a Tony nomination for her performance in Morning’s at Seven, has died. She was 90. De Banzie died April 3 in in Greenbrae, California, her family announced. De Bansie played Roosevelt in the 1982 film version of Annie and appeared in […]

Martin Charnin, Tony-Winning Creator of ‘Annie,’ Dies at 84

Martin Charnin, the Tony-winning lyricist, writer and librettist best known for creating and directing the smash hit musical 'Annie,' has died. He was 84.

Budget Breakdowns: What a Typical Movie and TV Pilot Really Cost to Make Now (and Why)

THR crunches the numbers on two budgets revealed in the Sony hack: The canceled CBS series 'Battle Creek' and the 'Annie' reboot, where music rights proved as expensive as Jamie Foxx.

iTunes in March: ‘The Imitation Game,’ ‘Wild,’ ‘The Last Man on Earth’ and More

Apple's store is also offering Adam Sandler's latest 'The Cobbler' and Ethan Hawke's 'Cymbeline' and free episodes of big March series premieres, including ABC's 'Secrets and Lies' and 'American Crime,' CBS' 'Battle Creek' and TV Land's 'Younger.'

Japan Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades’ Opens in Fifth, ‘Big Hero 6’ Passes $70 Million

Without a strong fan base for EL James' books, Sam Taylor-Johnson's film struggles to make its mark.

Japan Box Office: ‘Big Hero 6’ Tops Fifth Weekend, ‘Exodus’ Opens in Fourth

The Disney hit racks up $64m and 'Annie' slips to third, while Ridley Scott's biblical epic bows in fourth.

It’s Official: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’ Sets China Release Date

Katniss' struggle against the Capitol will roll out on over 4,000 screens on Feb. 8

Box Office: Holiday Winners and Losers

Christmas wishes come true for the likes of 'Hobbit,' 'Into the Woods' and 'Unbroken,' while 'Exodus' is among a handful of films finding coal in their stockings; specialty contenders 'American Sniper,' 'Imitation Game' and 'Selma' shine

Target’s Ads for New ‘Annie’-Inspired Collection Draw Controversy

A Delaware parent has started an online petition protesting the ads featuring a young white model: "How come the new black Annie isn't good enough?"

Box Office Preview: ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘Unbroken’ Set to Ride High Into New Year

Relativity's horror sequel 'The Woman in Black 2' is this weekend's only new wide release