- rrush at Yahoo TV2 hrs ago
The secret weapon of any "Sound of Music" show is always a truckload of adorable von Trapp children, and last week's NBC production was no exception. Especially show-stealing were Ariane Rinehart, the Barnard junior who took on the role of "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" Liesl, and 15-year-old Joe West, who hit the night's highest of high notes playing Kurt. We spoke to both of the young stars by phone as they recovered from their big night.
What have you been doing today to celebrate?
ARIANE: Well, I slept in. That was one mode of celebration. Mostly I've just been talking to people. I wish I could say I did something really fun, but I did not. A lot of contacting friends and family and catching up with everything that happened in the eight hours I was offline yesterday.
How was working with Carrie and Stephen Moyer?
- kimp at Yahoo TV2 hrs ago
SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains storyline and character spoilers.
Phew! It was almost like being back in those final eight episodes of “Breaking Bad” with “Big Man in Tehran,” the penultimate “Homeland” episode of Season 3.
All those installments that were completely sans Brody earlier this season were well worth the wait for this, in which the former American hero and politician finally chose which side he’s on. A twisty, turn-filled adventure that found him seemingly flip-flopping between the plan the CIA set out for him and a newfound hero status in Tehran ended with Brody doing exactly what he’d been ordered to do: kill Iranian intelligence head Danesh Akbari, so Akbari’s number two, Javadi, could be installed as the new head of the IRGC and puppeted by the CIA.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV4 hrs ago
SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains spoilers for the season finale of "The Amazing Race."
After roughing it through 11 legs, 4 continents, 9 countries, and more than 35,000 miles, Team Boston rose above their signature second-place spot (they finished second a record six times over the course of the competition!), proved just how strong of a partnership they really had, and won the $1 million prize on “The Amazing Race” 23.
“This is definitely the beginning of my happily ever after,” Amy choked out after getting over the initial shock and disbelief of arriving first to Phil’s final mat in Juneau, Alaska — undoubtedly alluding to her plan to spend the money on a ring and a wedding. “We’ve experienced so many highs and lows that I feel like we can pretty much take on anything.” Jason added, “It was about coming out here and working as a team, determined to finish every goal and push through every leg.”
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Bringing in the "Anchorman" cast was just the beginning of a fun-filled night on "Saturday Night Live." A "Sound of Music" cold open sketch set the audience on fire early with the appearance of "Dooneese," Kristen Wiig's big-forehead, tiny-handed singer, who creeped out everyone onstage, eventually shoving her hands into Taran Killam's mouth as he tried to sing "Edelweiss." Fred Armisen also came back from retirement to reprise his Lawrence Welk impersonation ("I tink it's very possible dat de hills are alive wit radioactivity."). It was a strong way to start the show, but it was immediately topped by the next segment. Host Paul Rudd came out for his monologue and brought up that his first two appearances were overshadowed by the musical guests: Beyoncé the first time and Paul McCartney the second. Of course, One Direction came out to overshadow him once again, but before they got too far, Will Ferrell, David Koechner, and Steve Carrell (Rudd's co-stars in the upcoming "Anchorman 2") joined them onstage. It looked like they were about to start a brawl (echoing the enormous news team fight from the first "Anchorman" movie), but instead, they all got together and did a nine-piece a cappella rendition of "Afternoon Delight."
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Hey, critics of Carrie Underwood, she doesn't need you. She has Jesus.
After her much-maligned performance as Maria on Thursday night's "Sound of Music Live!" on NBC, Underwood is using Twitter to stand up for herself.
Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight... 1 Peter 2:1-25
So take that, mean people!
While few bashed Underwood's singing – she's not an "American Idol" winner for nothing – it was her acting that drew the deepest slams, with some urging her to simply "shut her von Trapp."
Still others, including Cameron Diaz, applauded her efforts, pointing out that setting herself up to be compared to Julie Andrews was a gutsy move and urging people to give her credit for the attempt. Our pals at Yahoo Music second that thought, noting that the 30-year-old has a very limited acting resumé and surrounded herself with Broadway vets and Tony Award winners teeming with experience.
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Oh, Lorde! Forget about "Royals;" it's all about "Vikings" these days. The show, "Vikings," on History, that is.
In our exclusive sneak peek of Season 2 of the network's popular series, something tells us your head will be spinning even as your toes tap to the aforementioned Grammy-nominated artist's "Glory and Gore." Yeah, this 30-second, symbolism-filled teaser is that good.
At first glance, this is just a simple clip looking at the show's main character, Ragnar Lothbrok, played by Travis Fimmel. But who are we kidding? There's so much more to it than that, kind of like the complicated – and totally badass – Ragnar himself.
For starters, there's that fire behind his eyes … literally. OK, so this one doesn't really require all that much explanation when you're talking about a ruler and raider who killed his way to the top.
Your 7 Favorite TV Characters: What Would You Buy Sheldon Cooper and Alicia Florrick for the Holidays?kimp at Yahoo TV2 days ago
A geek chic new bag for Sheldon Cooper ... gadgets to help busy working mom Alicia Florrick be more productive and less sleepy ... all things bacon for Ron Swanson ... Here's our list of holiday gift suggestions for some of your favorite fictional TV types, with the hopes that they might spark gift ideas for the real characters in your life.
Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), "The Big Bang Theory"
Ultraconfident supergeek Sheldon loves his gadgets, his T-shirts, his pop culture, and his academic pursuits, and we have just the gifts that will become his new favorites.
He may not be into fashion labels, but Sheldon will appreciate the cool, tech-friendly style and utility of the Tumi T-Tech Forge Fairview Messenger, which he can use to carry his comic books, research materials, and his new subscription to , the mag for people who love "random, interesting, amazing facts."
- rrush at Yahoo TV2 days ago
There may have been haters out there, but in the end, love conquered all. Last night's live telecast of NBC's production of the "The Sound of Music" climbed virtually every household in America, garnering an astounding 18.5 million viewers, marking the network's biggest Thursday night since "Frasier" went off the air in 2004, and its biggest night in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic since the "ER" finale.
And at the center of the night, Broadway veteran Laura Benanti's name lit up Twitter for her turn in what is generally the least sympathetic role in musical theater: that of Maria's romantic rival, the Baroness Elsa Schrader.
- rchan at Yahoo TV2 days ago
The ATX Television Festival features panels, screenings, and more goodies devoted to the small screen. It's intended for both fans and professionals alike and those two groups meet at the Pitch Competition. Aspiring writers send in a 90-second pitch and, if they're chosen, get to go to Austin and give their three-minute pitch in front of a panel and a live audience.
Sound terrifying? Of course it does; you're a writer, not a hype man. Don't worry — here are some tips on how to prepare from screenwriter and Emmy award-winning "Scandal" actor Dan Bucatinsky.
Here is "Parenthood" executive producer and writer Sarah Watson on what to be ready for once you get into the pitch room.
- Caroline Kepnes at Yahoo TV2 days ago
In the beginning, "Betrayal" looked like it would be about two beautiful people having a torrid affair. There is that, but this sophisticated series is also a criminal family drama. And one of the most fascinating members of the Karsten family is T.J. (Henry Thomas), the once prodigal son whose brain damage limits his abilities to live up to the expectations of his father (James Cromwell). T.J.'s dad, Thatcher, is formidable, to say the least. Here's an exclusive clip from Sunday's episode when he refuses to call 911 while his son suffers from a seizure:
Henry Thomas (yes, the kid from "E.T." all grown up) brings nuance to the character, which is especially important given all that T.J. has endured this season. To wit, T.J. was charged with murdering his uncle, bailed out of prison by his domineering father, and tried to move on with a job in a body shop and was dragged out of there against his will. We saved the worst for last: T.J. discovered his girlfriend dead and went on a boozy bender with his teenage nephew.