Carol Burnett was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the country's top humor honor, over the weekend.
"This is very encouraging," Burnett said in her acceptance speech, The Associated Press reports. "It was a long time in coming, but I understand because there are so many people funnier than I am, especially here in Washington. With any luck, they'll soon get voted out, and I'll still have the Mark Twain prize."
Is "I've Got You Under My Skin" the most appropriate sweet nothing to croon in the skin-crawling world of AMC's The Walking Dead? No matter, because there's not much of a lull in Sunday's powerful episode (9/8c), ominously titled "Infected." Which suggests the virus that felled Nerd Boy last week creates a bloody panic in the cell block, reminding us how illusory any notion of safety can be. "I haven't seen anybody be lucky in a long time," former Army medic Bob Stookey (new regular Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) observes as a full gamut of courage, terror and anguish is displayed during and after the latest crisis. Earning special bonus stripes this week: Melissa McBride as the awesome Carol, who takes a few distraught girls under her wing, but not to coddle them: "You want to live, you have to become strong" is her mantra. Meanwhile, the walkers keep pressing up against the prison gates and the audience can't get enough of the riveting mayhem, as evidenced by the record numbers who turned out for last Sunday's premiere.
True Blood star Stephen Moyer has been cast in the upcoming NBC production of The Sound of Music.
Moyer will play Capt. Georg Von Trapp, a World War I hero and single dad to seven children. Carrie Underwood is playing Maria, a former nun, who he hires to care for his children. He also -- spoiler alert! -- falls in love with her.
Fall TV cast shakeups!
The three-hour live TV movie will be based on the 1959 Broadway production, which won the Tony for Best Musical.Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer starred in the Academy Award-winning film adaptation.
Impressionist Christina Bianco is taking karaoke to a whole new level.
In a video posted Sunday on YouTube, the longtime diva impressionist sings Bonnie Tyler's iconic hit as if she were Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Britney Spears and...
Blake Edwards, the director and writer of the Pink Panther series and Breakfast at Tiffany's, died Thursday morning. He was 88.
Edwards died at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., from complications of pneumonia.