Come this summer there will be no more tomorrows for “Annie.’’ After 85 years, Tribune Media Services announced yesterday that it will cease syndication of the comic strip featuring the iconic redheaded orphan on June 13. The company plans to pursue new audiences for her in digital media and entertainment. “Little Orphan Annie’’ made its newspaper debut on Aug. 5, 1924, first written and illustrated by creator Harold Gray.
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Jailed Lil Wayne in troubleLil Wayne’s efforts to keep up the beat behind bars have gotten him in trouble in jail. The Grammy-winning rapper faces potential discipline after jail officers found a charger and headphones for a digital music player stashed in his cell, New York City Correction Department spokesman Stephen Morello said. Lil Wayne is serving a yearlong sentence after pleading guilty to a gun charge. The items are considered contraband, as inmates can listen to music only on radios and headphones sold at the jail commissary.
Field of Dreams up for saleThe Iowa plot of land featured in the Kevin Costner movie “Field of Dreams’’ is for sale. Don and Becky Lansing, the owners of the site near Dyersville where the field was built, are asking $5.4 million for the property. The couple said they’re ready to retire and move on.
Broadway boundChristina Ricci will make her Broadway debut in Donald Margulies’s “Time Stands Still’’ when the Tony-nominated play resumes performances in September.
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