What Do “Top Five” and “Annie” Have in Common?

Top Five lined up a powerhouse of comedy Who’s Who, from Whoopee, Ben Vereen, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Cedric the Entertainer to Sherri Shepherd, J.B Smoove, Traci Morgan, and Kevin Hart, and a whole lot more. I laughed. Don’t get me wrong, but I wanted to laugh more than the movie delivered punch lines. It was a semi-serious movie.

Pan over to Annie, not orphan Annie as 10-year old Annie insisted. The A-listers Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz put Emmy-worthy performances. Not to be outdone, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and spunky Quvenzhanè Wallis brought in A-list worthy performances.

But what do these two movies have in common? Jay-Z!!! Unbeknownst to me (and I always wait for the credits), Jay-Z co-produced both movies. He co-produced Top Five with Kanye West and co-produced Annie with Will and Jada Smith!

You go, Jay-Z! I am impressed.

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My top five are–

Michael Jackson



Barry White and

Teddy Pendergrass, in that order.


What is your top five?