Turns out, the real Von Trapp family wasn't so hot on the idea of Carrie Underwood playing Maria in "The Sound of Music Live!" Myles von Trapp Derbyshire, the great grandson of Maria von Trapp, expressed his disappointment in NBC's casting to ABC News. âItâs just upsetting that this could potentially be the final broadcast of our story,â he said. âAnd although her voice is amazing, she doesnât have acting experience ... Itâs just the overall image, sheâs a country star, she won âAmerican Idol,â sheâs very public in kind of a tabloid way.â Derbyshire, a 28-year-old New Yorker, said
Miley Cyrus may not have earned any Grammy nominations, but her music videos were certainly the year's most popular. The most commonly viewed videos of 2013, according to new rankings released by Vevo, really offer few surprises. "Wrecking Ball" and "We Can't Stop" top the list, while the lascivious "Blurred Lines" and spirited "Roar" round out some of the remaining slots. Here's the top 10 for your continued viewing pleasure. 1. Miley Cyrus -- "Wrecking Ball" 2. Miley Cyrus -- "We Can't Stop" 3. will.i.am ft. Britney Spears -- "Scream & Shout" 4. Rihanna -- "Diamonds" 5. Katy Perry --
Carrie Underwood isnât letting the critics get her down. In fact, sheâs sending out positive thoughts to those whoâve openly criticized her Sound of Music Live! performance. âPlain and simple: Mean people need Jesus,â she wrote on Twitter. âThey will be in my prayers tonightâ¦â
NEW YORK (AP) â Whew, that was nerve-wracking, right? All those kids and staircases, pillow fights, candles and dancing. But somehow the cast and crew of NBC's three-hour live telecast of "The Sound of Music" pulled it off Thursday night with only a trodden-on dress, some inconsistent sound levels and a flubbed few words. This was the first time in more than a half-century since a broadcast network dared to mount a full-scale musical for live TV and there seemed to be danger everywhere, making it impossible to stop watching in case one of the von Trapp kids tumbled into
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