Sound of Music Live
When The Sound of Music sang, it soared. And scored, attracting an astounding 18.5 million viewers Thursday during NBC's ambitious three-hour live broadcast of the enduring Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. Climb every ratings mountain, indeed.
With stunning sets and backdrops, generally gorgeous and enjoyable singing — Those nuns! Those kids! — and fluid direction that attempted to minimize the vacuum effect of people performing to an otherwise empty and hollow-sounding soundstage, this was a pleasurable one-night-only stunt that felt like a major TV event. Trust me, there will be more where this came from. (Let's start casting The King and I now.)
Before our tears have even dried, Family Guy might be resurrecting Brian after shockingly killing him off last week.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the dog will return in the Dec. 15episode and will continue to play a role on the show. The logline for the episode, "Christmas Guy," which lists Brian in the cast of characters, reads: "Stewie devises a master plan to get the one and only thing he wants for Christmas."
Billl Klein and Jennifer Arnold
Jen Arnold, one half of The Little Couple, has cancer, according to People.
"I have recently been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and am currently undergoing treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy," Arnold said in a statement.
Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer
Were the hills actually alive with the Sound of Music Thursday?
Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer were tasked with filling the shoes of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the three-hour live production for NBC. Unfortunately, the pair lacked any semblance of chemistry and Underwood's acting chops weren't nearly as strong as her vocals.
X-Men: Days of Future Past hasn't even opened yet, but director Bryan Singer is already planning the next film in the mutant franchise.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing debris from the site of the car crash that killed Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas on Saturday, CNN reports. A second suspect is expected to surrender shortly.
After the on-scene traffic investigation wrapped up on Saturday, several vehicles followed the flat-bed tow truck that was transporting the remains of the Porsche Carrera GT, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. While stopped at a red light, the tow truck driver noticed a male exit a vehicle and grab a piece of debris off the truck bed. "The male drove away with the stolen vehicle part," the police report states.
Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger
The scene being shot for the real-life crime saga Bonnie & Clyde in Baton Rouge looks innocent enough: Inside an old sugar refinery that's been made to look like a 1930s speakeasy, couples in vintage finery crowd the dance floor. Clyde Barrow (Into the Wild's Emile Hirsch) takes his pretty date, Bonnie Parker (The Borgias' Holliday Grainger), for a twirl, then leans in for their first kiss. "I'm the man who's going to make your dreams come true," Barrow, a wannabe gangster, promises the girl who craves fame no...
Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger
Imagine how thrilled Bonnie Parker would be to learn, nearly 80 years after her iconic demise alongside partner-in-crime Clyde Barrow, that their bloody legend is once again fodder for Hollywood, in a new miniseries premiering simultaneously on three — count 'em, three — cable networks. For a Depression-era would-be diva who thirsted for movie-star fame but had to settle for newsreel infamy, this is real staying...