The Sound of Music Live
"The Sound of the Music" is an iconic film that was part of so many childhoods. It became synonymous with Julie Andrews, who played Maria. (For me, this is the only version of "The Sound of Music" that exists.) However, prior to it being a film, it was actually a stage play; it was reimagined last night on NBC, starring Carrie Underwood as Maria and Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp. While some reviews have been less-than-favorable, it's kind of cool that NBC was at least trying to think outside the box. It's certainly hard to compare a stage play to a film that we all likely have fond memories of, but apparently Carrie's singing was great! We won't talk about the acting. Fun fact: apparently, the the real-life Von Trapps wanted Anne Hathaway as Maria.
Ron Burgundy is Everywhere
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is not out until Dec. 18, but Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy has been doing promotion for the film in full force. If those 70 Durango commercials, the Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and the "Anchorman" exhibit at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum weren't enough, Will Ferrell has also started making random appearances wherever he can. On Sunday, he stopped by a Bismarck, North Dakota newscast and read the news. As Ron Burgundy. Talking about real-life local fires and stuff! While Ron Burgundy was completely professional, I can't say the same for the rest of the news crew, who somehow thought these very serious stories were funny. Hmph.
Trick Shot Titus 3
You may already know Trick Shot Titus from his first and second videos. Or perhaps you know him from his subsequent appearances on various talk shows. If not, Titus is an amazing little 2-year-old who can shoot baskets better than you. Seriously. Titus has such incredible precision he could put most adults to shame and he's adorable so he wins on that front, too. In this video, he's joined by Channing Tatum (!!) and Bradley Cooper (!!) and he makes a shot from the seventh floor of a building. Because he can.
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