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

Prince

Maxwell

Barry White and

Teddy Pendergrass, in that order.

 

What is your top five?

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

  1. […] Theory: Jada Pinkett-Smith accepted the movie (Bad Moms*) offer knowing how minimal and how inconsequential her role would be and knowing that it will do nothing for her career. The movie belittled her amazing talent, or she took it just to get out of the house because she needed a break from directing and producing. […]

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