Star Scoop: Sandra Bullock in Talks for ‘Annie,’ Robin Thicke Lands First No. 1, Music Videos Back at MTV

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Will Smith and Jay-Z may have tapped another talent for their Quvenzhané Wallis-remake of Annie. Sandra Bullock is in talks with the production duo to take on the role of orphanage head Miss Hannigan for the Sony flick, expected to surface in 2014. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Raise a glass for Robin Thicke! After five albums (and a sixth on the way), the singer-songwriter finally earned his first number one on Billboard's Hot 100 with “Blurred Lines.” Although the infectious track features production from Pharrell and a verse from rapper T.I., we think its NSFW visuals helped catapult the single. That or T.I.'s dancing skills. [Billboard]

Based on his 2010 track “So Appalled,” the only time you could get over on Kanye West is the day MTV goes back to playing videos. Well, mark your calendars for the Fourth of July. The network, which has diverged from its origins in favor of scripted and non-scripted series, will go back to its roots on July 4 for a Music Independence Day. VH1 and CMT will join in on the effort by featuring music programming and performances, and letting new acts compete for the chance to appear on television. [Huffington Post]

From his Governors Ball rant to his rare New York Times interview, we have to commend Mr. West for his enticing sound bytes. Lucky for you, New York Magazine's pop culture blog compiled them all in one place. Take this jewel for instance: “It’s like this, by not giving my album [his debut, The College Dropout] a classic rating, you diminish your magazine’s credibility.” And to think, he said that back in 2004. [Vulture]

Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly. Naomi Watts as Princess Diana. Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs. And now, Rob Lowe as John F. Kennedy. Here's a first look of The West Wing star as the former president in National Geographic's biopic, Killing Kennedy. [Entertainment Weekly]

It's no surprise that Justin Timberlake would employ optical illusions for The 20/20 Experience. We present exhibit A, the artwork for his latest single “Tunnel Vision.” Be warned—it's sort of NSFW. Or is it?! [E! Online]

Most know Soledad O'Brien for her popular Black in America broadcast on CNN, but the journalist knows some things about sports, too. She'll be joining former colleague Bryant Gumbel on HBO's monthly magazine show, Real Sports, where she'll give an unconventional approach to the series. Her first story, for instance, will spotlight veterans who use martial arts to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and the return to civilian life. [Yahoo News]