NBC's Sound of Music Live!, starring country star and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood as trilling, hill-hiking governess Maria von Trapp, was like a snow globe with scarcely any flakes.
You could turn it upside down and shake it, really shake it, but no magic ever swirled around that plastic Alpine scene.
I can't imagine it supplanting the 1965 movie, with Julie Andrews singing of warm woolen mittens and larks learning to pray in a voice so purely crystalline it can induce brain freeze.
Fitzgerald Grant III, the commander-in-chief in the ABC primetime soap Scandal, has not had a very easy first term. His time in office has been marked by infidelity, a stolen election and one failed assassination attempt. Nearly since the day he was inaugurated, Fitz (as portrayed by Tony Goldwyn) has dreamed of giving up the presidency in order to live a normal life with his advisor/mistress Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). And yet, at every turn, he has backed down – his destiny, his duty to the American people, has been too great.
But has America actually benefitted from having Fitz in office? As Scandal approaches its midseason finale, let's examine how good of a chief executive Fitzgerald Grant III has been throughout his first term.
One of the things that people notice about Benedict Cumberbatch is his velvety baritone.
And R. Kelly is, of course, known for his ... uh, "florid" lyrics.
So naturally, when Jimmy Kimmel decided to combine those two, he struck gold.
Kim Zolciak: Incredible Shrinking Woman?
Just nine (nine!) days after giving birth to twins, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star snapped this selfie of her post-baby bod, which looks jaw-droppingly skinny in black pants and a black tank top.
On Wednesday, Zolciak, 35, texted the pic to eldest daughter Brielle, 16, along with the messages "My belly is almost gone!!!" and "Damn u got good genes! Ur lucky."
Just because Paul Rudd isn't a tween girl doesn't mean he can't be One Direction's No. 1 fan.
In a set of promos for this week's Saturday Night Live, third-time host Paul Rudd and cast member Vanessa Bayer (rightly!) freak out over musical guest One Direction. When Rudd realizes that the "band with the hot British guys" – Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson – will actually be in the studio with him, he completely loses his cool and politely muffles his screams with a pillow.