Did ya hear? Carrie Underwood will star in the coveted role of Maria von Trapp in the network’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music made its Broadway debut in 1959. A 1965 film adaptation, starring Julie Andrews, earned five Academy Awards. The Sound of Music is expected to air during the 2013 holiday season.
Prepare for a new royal. The Duchess of Cambridge, 30, is expecting her first child, the Palace has confirmed. "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby," read the statement released Monday. "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news."
Katy Perry will receive Billboard's Woman of the Year award tonight. Past honorees include Taylor Swift, Fergie and Beyoncé.
Sunday TV includes the season three finale of Boardwalk Empire, the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead and a guest appearance by The Decemberists on The Simpsons.
Today's big movie opening is Killing Them Softly, starring Brad Pitt. The Hollywood Reporter calls it a "juicy, bloody, grimy and profane crime drama that amply satisfies as a deep-dish genre piece."
Who are you rooting for on The X Factor? One finalist will be kicked off tonight. Alicia Keys performs.
It's "I do" time for Liz Lemon. Tina Fey's unlucky-in-love character will marry James Marsden's Chris Chross on tonight's episode of 30 Rock. The NBC sitcom will end its run -- after seven seasons -- early next year.
It could be a very good Christmas for one or more lottery players. With no winner last week, the grand prize for tonight's Powerball is expected to hit a record-breaking 425-million-dollars!
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit tonight. NBC will broadcast the ceremony, which includes performances by Mariah Carey, Cee Lo Green, Trace Adkins and Rod Stewart. Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker host.
Will-I-Am's video for "Scream and Shout" will premiere while the remaining finalists perform on The X Factor.
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have signed on to reprise their Boy Meets World characters — Cory and Topanga Matthews — in a new kids comedy based on the ’90s sitcom. The Disney Channel show Girl Meets World finds the childhood sweethearts still happily married and the parents of a 13-year-old daughter, Riley, TV Line reports. Boy Meets World creator and executive producer Michael Jacobs is directing the pilot. (photo-pop crunch)
Beyonce will be the focus of an intimate feature-length documentary film, which will air on HBO Feb. 16, 2013.
Movies opening in time for the holiday today are Red Dawn, Life of Pi, Rise of the Guardians and Silver Linings Playbook. Life of Pi, based on the best-selling novel about a man and a tiger, is getting rave reviews.
To get you into the Turkey Day mood tonight, ABC is airing A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. The CW has the Steve Martin & John Candy travel comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Speaking of which, today is likely to be the second-busiest travel day of the year, topped only by this coming Sunday. Triple-A predicts that 42-point-5-million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this year during the Thanksgiving holiday period -- a four-percent increase from last year.
Call 1-800-BUTTERBALL if you need advice on which pan to use, what to do if the turkey catches on fire and when you need to get it in the oven so it's ready by halftime.
The Twilight franchise has created world-wide stars, a phenomenon and oh yes…..MILLIONS of dollars! Fans flocked to theatres this weekend to see the final installment of the series, Breaking Dawn Part 2 starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Breaking Dawn pulled in $141.3 million domestically, falling just short of the $142.8 million mark that New Moon set in 2009. But Breaking Dawn earned a giant, $340.9 million world-wide!
Justin Bieber took home three prizes Sunday night at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, including the coveted Artist of the Year. Bieber, 18, also took home gongs for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album for his latest album, Believe. But its Justin's personal life that continues to make headlines. After a disastrous dinner date in Los Angeles on Saturday night, Justin and ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez eventually patched things up enough to attend an AMAs afterparty.
Award season is upon us again……The 2013 People’s Choice Awards will air live on CBS, January 9th and be hosted again by The Big Bang Theory star, Kaley Cuoco. Young Hollywood is well represented again this year with Channing Tatum, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Justin Bieber, all with several nominations.
There's some juicy gossip set to come out of the Simpson Camp. Tina Simpson — mother of Hollywood’s Jessica and Ashlee Simpson — has reportedly signed a multi-million dollar book deal to dish the dirt about her 34 year marriage to Joe Simpson, and the truth about his sexuality.
Halle Berry and her ex-Gabriel Aubry have been engaged in a bitter custody battle of their 4-year old daughter, Nayla. Halle received a ruling from a California judge today. Halle, who claimed that she was moving with Nayla and her fiance, Olivier Martinez, for a safer upbringing, had hit a road-block with Nayla’s dad, Gabirel, blocked the move.
Selena Gomez dazzled at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards in New York City on Monday night, seemingly showing ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber exactly what he’s missing in the wake of their recent split.
It appears media maven Barbara Walters won’t be getting her “no-holds barred” interview with troubled Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan after all. Team Lohan has pulled the plug on the provocative chat, which had been scheduled to air as an one-hour 20/20 primetime special on Nov. 16th.
Taylor talks about her new song Red in an episode of VH1 Storytellers. She says Red's title track is about "this relationship that I had that was, like, the worst thing ever and the best thing ever at the same time."
"You have the great part of red, like the red emotions that are daring and bold and passion and love and affection. And then you have on the other side of the spectrum, jealousy and anger and frustration and you didn't call me back and I need space," she explains, before adding with a faux teary huff, "I'm fine."
Swift's episode will premiere Nov. 11 (11 p.m. ET), followed by episodes with Alicia Keys (Nov.12) and Pink (Nov. 13).
Miley Cyrus has big plans for her wedding day, but having three separate ceremonies is noton the agenda. Recent gossip about the 19-year-old's upcoming nuptials to Liam Hemsworth, 22, included talk that her wedding was going to be such a lavish, over-the-top affair that she would get married three different times in multiple posh locations, but the bride-to-be now says that just isn't so. "There is some rumor going around that I'm having, like, 47 weddings," Miley says on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday. "I'm not. I'm having one wedding. That's my day and whatever I want on that day will be about me and that moment." While she said it would be all about her — bridezilla moment? — she then seemed to remember that it will be Hemsworth's day as well, adding, "That moment when he first gets to see me in my dress and everything all together."
Did J.Lo get a maid fired after she asked for an autograph? "I am an incredibly big fan so I took all my courage and rang the bell to get an autograph," Dodaj alleged, adding that she was turned away by two of the star's assistants. "A day later the cleaning company that employed me at the hotel called and said that Ms. Lopez had complained," she continued. "I was fired right there on the phone. Because of an autograph." Not so, says the former American Idol judge, 43, who played a hotel housekeeper in the 2002 romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan. "C'mon, thought you knew me better than this," Lopez tweeted
Lady Gaga announced on her website she would pledge $1 million to New York and American Red Cross for Superstorm Sandy relief. "If it wasn't for NYC: the Lower East Side, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today," she wrote. "New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion."
Barack Obama, who swept to historic victory in the U.S. presidential race four years ago, held on to his job Tuesday.
His victory came in a much more tightly contested election against Mitt Romney – earning four more years in the White House and vowing to usher in a brighter future for the country and its people, many of whom struggled mightily in his first term.
Have you heard? Channing Tatum will reportedly take home the coveted title of People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” later this month.
Brad teamed up with designer Frank Pollaro to create an upmarket furniture collection, which will be revealed in New York City Nov. 13-15. Brad has had his mind set on building furniture since his days as a struggling actor working the Hollywood chitlin’ circuit. Brad told Architectural Digest.
Is Britney Spears the next JK Rowling? With her future on Fox’s ratings-challenged X Factor reportedly up in the air, the onetime teen sweetheart is in chats to bring her turbulent story of tragedy and triumph to the racks of Barnes and Noble. But we aren’t talking a tell-all. Britney is locked in discussions for a deal to pen a novel inspired by her own life story
Britney Spears’ days on The X Factor could be numbered. The popstar shares the judging panel alongside Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid on the FOX talent. Britney signed on a one season deal worth $15 million. But her contract is reportedly under threat as producers face pressure to dramatically reduce the show’s budget for the upcoming third (and final?) season.
How’s this for awkward? Kirstie Alley says John Travolta is the love of her life. It all started when the duo lit up the silver screen in the 1989 comedy Look Who’s Talking. Alley, 61, admits that the chemistry seen onscreen carried over into real life — but she couldn’t act on her feelings because she was married to actor Parker Stevenson at the time.
Fox's X Factor airs its first live show of the season.
Grab your apron -- it's National Cook For Your Pets Day.
ABC airs the 46th annual CMA Awards, co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.
It's Halloween! ABC marks the holiday with its annual airing of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
AMC is airing a marathon of the best flicks from the Halloween slasher series.
Music stars on TV tonight include Carly Rae Jepsen on Jimmy Fallon, and Macy Gray on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
Hurricane Sandy roared up the East Coast Monday, plummeting New York City with one of the worst storms in the city’s history. But the old saying “The show must go on…” took effect as late night funnyguys David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon pledged to carry on with their regularly scheduled programs.
Mila Baby Bump? Not so fast. Mila’s oven is actually just a really big burger belly. The Black Swan star, 29, was snapped out and about on Saturday with boyfriend Ashton Kutcher, sporting what appeared to be a baby bump. But despite the pictures suggesting otherwise, Mila’s spokesfolks have confirmed that “she is not expecting.”
Justin Timberlake’s pink-dressed bride will henceforth be known as Jessica Timberlake. “Yes, I’m changing my name,” Jessica Biel, 30 confirmed to People magazine. She’ll still, however, be professionally credited as Jessica Biel “My professional name will still be the same, but for life, yes, I think it sounds great. I think I really won the jackpot of names.”
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Emma Robert paid homage to her Aunt, Julia Roberts, this weekend as she headed out for a Halloween party. Emma hit the streets, dressed as Julia’s character in Pretty Woman, you know the infamous prostitute outfit.
Opening in theaters today are Cloud Atlas, Chasing Mavericks, Fun Size and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.
The World Series moves to the Motor City tomorrow and Sunday for games three and four between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants.
Tonight’s TV premieres include Kitchen Nightmares on FOX and Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids on TLC.
The I-Pad Mini was unveiled this week. Apple’s latest tablet computer has a 7-point-9-inch display. You can pre-order the device starting tomorrow.
Project Runway All-Stars premieres on Lifetime. Confirmed celebrity guest judges this season include Katie Holmes, Kylie Minogue, Stacy Keibler and Liv Tyler.
Happy Birthday to Katy Perry!! She turns 28.