On Thursday night, The Sound of Music Live! somehow managed to pull in 18.5 million viewers. Yes... seriously. So, if you weren't one of the 18.5 and you don't have a Twitter then you should probably know that the show didn't have such an amazing viewership because it was good. Nah, it was actually pretty awful. Carrie Underwood's singing was perfection, but that girl has no acting ability whatsoever. Plus, Stephen Moyer took on the role of Captain Von Trapp. Yup, you read that right. Vampire Bill from True Blood played the iconic Captain Von Trapp. But hey, not all was lost. The show actually made for a hilariously awesome Thursday night due to the combination of this drinking game and the invention of live tweeting. So, in honor of this totally absurd remake, we're taking a look at the best celebrity reactions.
The Nazis probably would have left them alone if they didn't yodel. No one likes yodeling. #SoundofMusic
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) December 6, 2013
Nazi's where total dicks #justsaying #SoundofMusic #SoundofMusicLive
— Cameron (@CameronDiaz) December 6, 2013
Mr Von Trap is strange. Not that I have 100% credibility
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 6, 2013
The Sound of Music Live is tonight and Carrie Underwood’s “favorite things” should be people who haven’t seen Julie Andrews in the original.
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) December 5, 2013
Is it my 10 yr old samsung or is the lighting a little to "period"? #TheSoundOfMusicLive #seemsdark
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) December 6, 2013
The Sound of Music: the feel good family musical of the year about leaving your fiancée to boink the nanny.
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) December 6, 2013
Tonight they will finally put back the original scene where Von Trapp sucks the blood out of Maria. #soml
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) December 6, 2013
This Nazi looks like a young Al Gore. #TheSoundOfMusic
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 6, 2013
Wow there's so much fake fun happening! #SOML
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) December 6, 2013
I'm glad Carrie wore her sensible pumps for the hike to Switzerland. #Phew #SoundofMusic #WeOut
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 6, 2013
And, although not celebrities exactly, these tweets also made our list.
Ladies, if you're in the woods and some dude in knickers starts singing about how young you are, RUN #TheSoundOfMusicLive
— The Soup (@TheSoup) December 6, 2013
YOU ARE 16, GOING ON 17 AND I'M ASSUMING YOU'D LIKE PIZZA FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY DINNERRRRRRR #BuyDiGiorno #TheSoundOfMusicLive
— DiGiorno Pizza (@DiGiornoPizza) December 6, 2013
Ruh roh, no one cast sexual chemistry in #SoundOfMusic
— Crushable.com (@crushabledotcom) December 6, 2013
If Britney Spears can get through 2007, we can get through the Sound of Music live
— samir mezrahi (@samir) December 6, 2013
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Warning: This post contains minor spoilers from Iron Man 3.
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, blah, blah, blah, who cares, right?
We get it, Iron Man 3, you've got an impressive starring lineup. You've got blockbuster heroes, Oscar-winning thespians, and critical powerhouses alike. But what about your second... er, third tier of bit players? The Marvel threequel might be front-loaded with glory, but the real fun comes from the handful of its supporting characters. More than a few of these one-scene wonders — these mighty set-fillers and exposition deliverers — will conjure a passionate, "Hey, it's that guy!" from eagle-eyed audience members. You'll instantly recognize a couple of noteworthy faces from film and television past making up Iron Man 3's backdrop. Here are a few faces bound to incite some fan boy glee during Tony Stark's latest turn...
Hey, it's Rosenfield from Twin Peaks!The stakes are high in Iron Man 3 — in fact, they go all the way to D.C.. But you might recognize the Marvel movie's Vice President Rodriguez from our country's other Washington: early in the actor's career, he immortalized the caustic and impatient, however expertly competent FBI forensic analyst Albert Rosenfield.
Hey, it's Max from Happy Endings!The ABC sitcom's slovenly, selfish breakout character Max Blum would be as out of place as possible in a superhero movie... but this doesn't seem to have stopped actor Adam Pally from landing a part as tech professional Gary, a Tony Stark aficionado whose gushing nearly gets in the way of a rescue mission. Not a huge leap from Max by any means, and a funny one to boot, but at least this incarnation of Pally seems to have earned steady job.
Hey, it's Bill Maher, and Joan Rivers, Thomas Roberts, and Pat Kiernan!By now, you should be accustomed to the whole media reel trope in superhero movies like Iron Man 3. This time around, we get a few jabs about Stark and the villainous The Mandarin from pundits and talk show hosts like Maher, Rivers, Roberts, and a few more. And if you're a New York local, there's an extra bonus: Pat Kiernan of NY1!
Hey, it's that lady from Winter's Bone!Or, if this is more your tastes, Martha from True Blood (or Patty from My Name Is earl, for that matter). The omnipresent actress Dale Dickey shows up in the latest Marvel endeavor as an important plot point in Tony Stark's investigation of The Mandarin's nefarious ploy...
Hey, it's Charlotte from Lost!This one is only for those vehemently opposed to blinking. Lost fans will recall, in the series' weakest chapter, English actress Rebecca Mader portray cultural anthropologist (with a penchant for time jump-induced nosebleeds) Charlotte Lewis. Although she might have overstayed her welcome on the island drama, Mader only has a split second of screen time in Iron Man 3, appearing as a brutal baddie hoping to take down Don Cheadle.
Hey, it's Stan Lee... obviously.Yeah, he's got a cameo in this one, too... we won't give it away, but it's a scene that'll inspire a smirk for sure.
Let us know if you spot anyone we missed!
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Oh, time. Every beautiful person's greatest downfall. With the passing of each year, they must watch as their own skin wrinkles and hair turns gray. For celebrities, time is all the more cruel; because as they lose their collagen, they also lose their chance to play the romantic lead. Some stars decide to age gracefully and naturally (see: Meryl Streep), while others wage full blown war against Mother Nature (see: Joan Rivers). But some stars — we can call them "The Lucky Ones" — somehow manage to never age at all.
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Top Story: ABC Considers Fate of Rules
As the world of entertainment mourns the loss of John Ritter, who died Friday from a heart defect, ABC and Touchstone Television are having to make tough decisions about the fate of Ritter's hit sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter just days before the network launches its fall lineup. One top TV exec told Variety ABC shouldn't feel guilty to keep the series running.
"Shut down production for awhile to pay respect and mourn and figure the whole thing out. But I don't think there's anything disrespectful (about continuing). There are a lot of people whose livelihoods depend on the show." A few scenarios to keep the show moving have already been discussed, such as bringing in another father figure or another family member to fill the void. Most agree, however, the show should deal with the loss of Ritter's character, which would definitely change the tone of the series. "The show's so irreverent, it's hard to imagine the (daughters) on the show still being as shallow as they seem and people finding that appropriate," one industry insider told Variety. "Audiences have to feel these characters are real. They can't pretend dad is off on a business trip." In the meantime, ABC plans to air an hourlong tribute to Ritter, hosted by Diane Sawyer, Tuesday night.
Madonna Launches Roses
Entering the world of children's literature, pop diva Madonna is celebrating the launch of her children's book The English Roses, the first of five she has written, The Associated Press reports. Roses, which follows the friendship of four 11-year-old girls and their mutual envy of a beautiful classmate, is being released Monday in 100 countries with the initial print run of more than 750,000 copies in the United States, and 1 million worldwide, according to publisher Callaway Editions. A second book, Mr. Peabody's Apples, will be out in November, AP reports.
Michael Jackson Hosts Neverland Event
The King of Pop hosted a spectacular charity fund-raiser at his Neverland Ranch Saturday, where guests such as Mike Tyson and Patti LaBelle paid $5,000 to attend, AP reports. The proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Oneness and E Ai Como E Que Fica, a Rio de Janeiro organization that provides food, clothing and medical care for poor children.
Reeve Honored for Research Efforts
Actor Christopher Reeve will receive a public service award from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation for his "perceptive, sustained and heroic advocacy" for medical research and disabled people in general, AP reports. Reeve was paralyzed in a riding accident in 1995 and since then has championed research on spinal cord injury, creating the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. "He has demonstrated great courage in a truly bleak situation, finding a way to exert tremendous power even though his body has lost much of its vigor," the board told AP. "He ... has transformed himself from one type of Superman into another."
MacLaine Recovers From Back Injury
Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine is recovering from a slipped disk that caused her "terrible pain," her publicist Dale Olsen told AP. The actress was following doctors' orders to rest and remain still for several days until the injury repaired itself, Olson said Friday. "It's not really serious," he added. "Painful but not serious."
Stamos Heads to Broadway
John Stamos will replace leading man Antonio Banderas in the Tony Award-winning Nine starting Oct. 7, Reuters reports. "I was a little leery about replacing someone again because I've done that in the past and I kind of wanted to create my own thing, but this show is still so fresh and has so much energy behind it that I thought, 'How can I not be a part of this show?"' Stamos told Reuters.
Harrison's Guitar Auctioned
George Harrison's fabled "Let It Be" guitar, used in the last public performance by the Beatles, sold for $434,750 in a public auction Saturday, a press release announced. "The guitar is a custom-made Fender Rosewood Telecaster,'" said Bill Miller, president of Odyssey Auctions of Corona, California, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. Odyssey Auctions conducted the sale in Hollywood and on eBay.
Deauville Film Fest Hands Out Honors; New Festival in Two Rivers
France's Deauville Festival of American Film gave two dark films about teen girls top honors, Reuters reports. What Alice Found, a drama about teen prostitution, nabbed Grand Prix for Independent Film, while the Jury Prize went to Thirteen, the indie gaining momentum for its depiction of teen angst. Meanwhile, the Two River Film Festival in Monmouth, New Jersey, a charity fundraising film festival, will start its inaugural run Oct. 10, with Jim Sheridan's semi-autobiographical In America starring Samantha Morton, kicking off the event. The festival will present quality cultural programming in addition to raising the funds to support them.