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Dame Julie Andrews is releasing more untold stories about her life.
The legendary musical icon announced on Monday that there will be a second volume to her 2008 book, Home.
In the new book, Andrews, 79, will share stories of what happened behind the scenes of her biggest films, including Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Victor/Victoria and more.
"My first memoir, Home, was about my childhood, early training and formative years in the Theater," she said in a statement. "I am so pleased that my good friends at the Hachette Book Group have encouraged me to share the next phase of my life, beginning with my arrival in Hollywood and the wonderful movies and television programs I was asked to be a part of."
She will also get personal with details about her second marriage to Blake Edwards, who passed »
The hills are alive! As The Sound of Music turns 50, Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer share their memories of making the classic movie. Subscribe now for instant access behind-the-scenes, only in People.It's every singer's nightmare. In 1997, Julie Andrews underwent surgery to remove noncancerous nodules on her vocal chords. When she awoke, the angelic soprano that delighted audiences in The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and Victor/Victoria was gone. "If it had happened earlier, it would have been really devastating," Andrews tells People in the magazine's new issue. "As it was, it was devastating." Now, nearly 20 years after the botched surgery, »
- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat
The Broadway version of Finding Neverland is finally taking flight. The new musical, which is based on the 2004 movie starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, began previews Sunday in New York City - and People got an exclusive sneak peek at photos from the show. The Harvey Weinstein-produced adaption of the Peter Pan backstory stars Tony nominees Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer. The Glee actor, 36, stars in the leading role as Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie, while the Frasier alum, 60, plays famed stage producer Charles Frohman. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, the show tells the story of »
- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos
The live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast adds two more to the cast. And they are biggies!
On Monday, Disney announced that Emma Thompson will join the cast as Mrs. Potts, most famously voiced by Angela Lansbury in the Oscar-nominated, animated version. The actress is no stranger to the world of Disney, as she played Mary Poppins author and creator P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks.
Also adding Oscar pedigree to the cast is Kevin Kline, who will star as Belle’s father, Maurice.
In addition to the casting news, Disney also confirmed »
On March 15, 1985, ABC debuted Mr. Belvedere at 8:30 p.m. as a midseason replacement airing immediately after that other show about a wise-cracking butler, Benson. The show centered on a proper British butler (Christopher Hewett) adjusting to life working for the Owens family of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. And for six seasons, characters on the show and the people watching them chose not to think too much about how strange it was that a middle-class family would have a live-in butler. The show hit that family-comedy sweet spot right along with Family Ties, Growing Pains, Full House and The Cosby Show, »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
"The Sound of Music" is not just a wonderful film; it's perhaps the single most timeless Hollywood musical with the most uniformly beloved songlist in film history. Julie Andrews' performance as the nurturing, free-spirited Maria Von Trapp was an instant sensation, a legendary portrayal that helped "The Sound of Music" unseat "Gone with the Wind" as the highest grossing film to date. If the charming hooks of "Do-Re-Mi" and "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" aren't sumptuous enough, the movie's sonic splendor deepens with the classic anthem "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" and the adorable, yet incredibly moving "So Long, Farewell." At every turn in Robert Wise's classic there is another tune, performance, or charismatic bit of Von Trapp choreography to renew our faith in the power of the Hollywood musical. In honor of the movie's 50th anniversary and new re-release on Blu-ray and Digital HD, we had the unspeakable honor of »
- Louis Virtel
Teresa Wright and Matt Damon in 'The Rainmaker' Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out.") "I'd rather have luck than brains!" Teresa Wright was quoted as saying in the early 1950s. That's understandable, considering her post-Samuel Goldwyn choice of movie roles, some of which may have seemed promising on paper. Wright was Marlon Brando's first Hollywood leading lady, but that didn't help her to bounce back following the very public spat with her former boss. After all, The Men was released before Elia Kazan's film version of A Streetcar Named Desire turned Brando into a major international star. Chances are that good film offers were scarce. After Wright's brief 1950 comeback, for the third time in less than a decade she would be gone from the big screen for more than a year. »
- Andre Soares
Last April it was announced that Sony had snapped up the rights to the iconic Mattel toyline Barbie for a live-action movie, and now it has been revealed that Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) has signed on to rewrite the script from Jenny Bicks (What a Girl Wants).
“Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs,” states producer Walter Parkes. “It signals we’re going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We’re bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie.”
The movie will see Barbie using “her personal and professional skills to step into the lives of others and improve them, almost like a modern-day Mary Poppins”, and Sony is planning to discover a young cast of leads, as well as filling out the supporting roles with stars who could rotate should the film succeed in launching a franchise. Which you’d »
- Gary Collinson
How do you solve a problem like Maria? For the producers of The Sound of Music, which hit theaters fifty years ago this week, the solution turned out to be Julie Andrews. Other actresses were considered for the part of the free-spirited nanny whose effervescence overcomes not only the grumpiness of Captain von Trapp but also the tyranny of the Nazis. Among those rumored to have been in the running for the role were Grace Kelly, Doris Day, Audrey Hepburn and Anne Bancroft. But in the end, even the producers who wanted a bigger, more marquee-friendly name agreed that Maria should be played by Andrews. »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
Julie Andrews, the star of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, is one of the most beloved celebrities in Hollywood history. In 1969, she married the celebrated director of Breakfast at Tiffany's and the Pink Panther film series Blake Edwards.
Together, the two had one of the most successful marriages, lasting more than four decades years until Edwards’ death in 2010. In an interview with Good Morning Britain on Thursday, Andrews revealed that she is still coping with his passing.
Video: 'The Sound of Music' Turns 50!
"I'm still dealing with [his death]," Andrews told Kate Garraway, host of the morning talk show. "There are days when it's perfectly wonderful and I am myself and then it's suddenly [it'll] sock you in the middle of your gut and you think, 'Ah God, I wish he were here.' But he is in a way. I think one carries that love always."
Marriages don't usually have a very long shelf-life in Hollywood »
New Projects is a weekly round up of movies and TV shows recently announced and currently in development for the near future.
See, Netflix isn’t just in the business of producing multiple Adam Sandler movies. Their next big original film deal will likely help them compete even more with HBO, as they’re teaming up with Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way Pictures to produce a series of environmental documentaries as Netflix originals.
DiCaprio executive produced Virunga, a documentary about mountain gorillas in the Congo, that was eventually released by Netflix and was nominated for an Oscar this year. Now DiCaprio will continue to produce or executive produce original documentaries or ones acquired through film festivals, all part of a multi-year deal between Netflix and Appian Way.
“Working with Netflix on Virunga has sparked a shared vision about projects that we want to develop and bring to viewers,” said DiCaprio via The Hollywood Reporter. »
- Brian Welk
Julie Andrews has admitted that she thought her initial success as an actress was a "fluke".
The actress told Good Morning Britain that she didn't expect to win an Oscar for her performance in Mary Poppins.
On her career, she said: "I really thought my debut at 12 and then the subsequent show that I did… was just going to be a fluke, a flash in the pan.
"Whatever I did, I did think that I would like to do it to the best of my ability. I think my dad instilled that in me."
Andrews said that her humble background has given her "perspective and foundation and gratitude" as an actress.
"Believe me I'm grateful, so there you are," she added.
"How lucky can a girl get? It really was a thrill and a surprise because I didn't expect to win [the Oscar]."
Earlier this week, Andrews admitted that she is "still »
According to Deadline, Juno writer Diablo Cody has been brought on to pen the script for Sony's live-action Barbie movie, which will be produced by Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation. Apparently the plan is to craft a "fashion film franchise" based on the ever-popular doll. Barbie is seen (by some) as a symbol of female empowerment, so Cody (who's journey from stripper to Oscar-winning screenwriter is well documented) would seem like a good fit. “Diablo’s unconventionality is just what Barbie needs,” said Walter Parkes. “It signals we’re going for a legitimately contemporary tone. We’re bringing her on because she had great ideas, but even more importantly, she truly loves Barbie.” From what we can tell, the story will re-imagine Barbie as a "Mary Poppins" type figure, arriving into the mundane lives of another bunch of characters, and "using her personal and professional skills to improve them". »
We live in an age where the internet provides delightful mash-ups of random pop culture phenomenon on an almost daily basis. Some of them are truly inspired. Others are simply a complete waste of time. And then there are those that bring together Mary Poppins. signature track, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and death metal so seamlessly that you.re left wondering if what you just saw was either the greatest two minutes of your life, or just single-handedly ruined your childhood in one fail swoop. Below is said clip. Proceed with caution. Um . mommy? Please tell me I.m not the only one who suddenly feels the need for a warm embrace with my mother. This supreme incarnation of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" was uploaded to YouTube via Andy Rehfeldt, while the music was record and produced by Endless Noise and Sera Hatchett belted out the vocals. Much like the way that once bread becomes toast »
Have you ever wondered what the classic "Mary Poppins" tune "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" would sound like as sung by a death metal band? (And really, why wouldn't you?) Well, wonder no more.
YouTube user Andy Rehfeldt uploaded a decidedly un-Disney version of the track featuring vocalists Sera Hatchett and Thomas Hinds standing in for Mary (Julie Andrews) and Bert (Dick Van Dyke), respectively, and the results are...interesting. It's really hard to do it justice without watching/hearing it for yourself, so take a look below:
That's one way to forever change the way you perceive a childhood favorite song. Though we have to say, the death metal music really meshes well with the little jig that Mary and Bert perform at the end.
Fingers crossed that Rehfeldt, Hatchett, and Hinds tackle more Disney songbook tracks soon. We think "A Spoonful of Sugar" is ripe for a new rendition.
[via: Andy Rehfeldt]
Photo credit: YouTube »
- Katie Roberts
Ever wondered what Mary Poppins would be like if Slayer provided the soundtrack?
'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' has been given a death metal makeover, even though the sound of it is something quite... well, not half bad actually!
It's the Disney classic as you've never seen it before, with Mary Poppins, Bert and a chorus of pearly kings and queens singing screamo on the track.
Rock musician and composer Andy Rehfeldt produced the video, which has already racked up over half a million views since going live on Tuesday (February 24).
Van Dyke recently spoke about 50 years of mockery from Brits over his infamous cockney accent in the film.
Watch the original trailer for Mary Poppins below: »
If you've ever wondered what Mary Poppins sounds like when she sings death metal, now is your chance to hear it.
YouTube user Andy Rehfeldt made the Disney classic animated tune "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" into a death metal song by synching the voices of Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) and Dick Van Dyke (Bert) with vocals from artists Sera Hatchett and Thomas Hinds.
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The beautiful and upbeat song about something to say when you have nothing to say now sounds a lot angrier and raspier.
For comparison's sake, let's revisit the original!
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While the death metal version may better fit the lyrics, "Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious," this viral video is getting a lot of attention with many YouTube users finding it incredibly funny."This is my jam" and "One to bring smiles" are just a »
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- Peter Sciretta
We love watching our E! correspondents break down the latest news on the daily. But they do so much more than report the scoop. In one day, they can go from business meeting to wardrobe fitting to the red carpet—all while looking flawless along the way. We often wonder what exactly keeps them going strong. Miracle energy bars? Mini makeup team tucked away in a bag—Mary Poppins-style? In reality, it comes down to being well-equipped with their favorite go-to essentials. So what exactly does this entail for E! News host Catt Sadler? We took a peek inside her bag. As the E! Style Collective member goes from the studio to an after-party, you can bet she'll have her tried-and-true phone, moisturizer »
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7.80 The Lego Movie
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6.51 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
6.40 American Sniper
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