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‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ Star Quvenzhane Wallis Cast As ‘Annie’

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ star Quvenzhane Wallis cast as ‘Annie’

NEW YORK (AP) — The young Oscar-nominated star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” has been cast in the lead role of a new version of “Annie.” Sony Pictures announced Sunday that Quvenzhane (kwuh-VEHN’-juh-nay) Wallis will play Annie in a contemporized adaptation of the Broadway musical and the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip. It’s to be directed by Will Gluck, who loosely based his 2010 film “Easy A” on “The Scarlet Letter.” RELATED: 2013 Oscars: What To Watch For On The Big Night[1] Ouch! Spike Lee: “The Oscars Don’t Matter”[2] The 9-year-old Quvenzhane is one of the youngest Oscar-nominated actors ever. She’s also shot a small role in Steve McQueen’s upcoming film, “Twelve Years a Slave.” “Annie” is planned for release during the 2014 holiday season. Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay-Z are among the producers. The Smiths’ daughter, Willow, had originally been slated to play Annie. Want to Keep Up With NewsOne.com? LIKE Us On Facebook! References ^2013 Oscars: What To Watch For On …

LA Judge Grants Jermaine Jackson Name Change

LA Judge Grants Jermaine Jackson Name Change

FILE – In this June 22, 2012 file photo, Jermaine Jackson performs with The Jacksons on their Unity Tour 2012 at Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN. A judge on Friday Feb. 22, 2013, approved a name change petition for the Jackson 5 singer, whose legal name is now Jermaine Jacksun. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jermaine Jackson has a new, brighter surname – Jacksun. A Los Angeles judge approved the change to singer’s name Friday. The 58-year-old, who shared lead singing duties with his younger brother Michael in the Jackson 5, did not appear in court. He sought the name change for “artistic reasons” and says it has nothing to do with a recent rift in his family over the care of Michael Jackson’s children and family matriarch Katherine Jackson. His attorney Bret D. Lewis says Jacksun is in Europe performing with his brothers and told him that he was sure it was “a sunny day in California.” Lewis says he doesn’t know whether Jacksun will elaborate on the creative …

Black Conspiracy Theories 101: Did Troop Sport Clothing Line Fund KKK Activities?

Black Conspiracy Theories 101: Did Troop Sport Clothing Line Fund KKK Activities?

The year was 1985 when the Troop Sport clothing line hit the scene with their ghetto fabulous and overpriced athletic urban wear. Troop, which was owned by two Jewish brothers, Teddy and Harvey Held, and a Korean, Howard Kim, was an instant hit with blacks and Latinos, but as Troop settled in to their marketing niche, a rumor began to float around that the company name was in fact an acronym that was Ku Klux Klan-inspired. Did Troop actually stand for ‘To Rule Over Oppressed People?’ and was the company owned by the KKK? SEE ALSO: Black Conspiracy Theories 101: Did George W. Bush Refuse To Sell His Home To Blacks?[1] In the ’80s, tongues began to wag, minds wondered, and word began to spread that every dollar from a Troop sale would go toward financing White supremacist group the KKK, who would allegedly insert little slips of paper in to the lining of Troop jackets and in to the tread of their sneaker line with that said, “Thank you n*gger for making us rich.” Soon the rumors …

Arthur Douglas Harmon Arizona shooter

Phoenix Police May Have Found Body of Shooter

PHOENIX — Phoenix police said Thursday they have found a body that matches the description of the suspect in an office shooting that killed a man and critically wounded another. RELATED:BREAKING: 3 Shot At Phoenix Office Complex[1] The vehicle that Arthur Douglas Harmon (pictured), 70, was likely driving was found in a parking lot in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. A body matching Harmon’s description was found nearby, said Sgt. Steve Martos, spokesman. The person died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, he said. Harmon drew a gun and shot both men at the end of a mediation session Wednesday morning at an office building in north-central Phoenix, police said. Steve Singer, 48, died hours later. Mark Hummels, 43, with the Phoenix law firm Osborn Maledon, was in critical condition. A 32-year-old woman was also shot but suffered non-life threatening injuries. Harmon also shot at someone who tried to follow him to get his license plate number, authorities said. “We believe the two men were …