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Mary Rodgers Mourned At Star-studded Memorial Service

4th November 2014

Dame Julie Andrews, Helen Hunt and Stephen Sondheim were among the stars who turned out to remember Broadway composer and novelist Mary Rodgers at a memorial service on Monday (03Oct14).The daughter of Broadway icon...

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Julie Andrews Stunned Tourists With Sound Of Music Song

23rd May 2014

Actress Dame Julie Andrews gave a group of tourists a free performance from her hit movie musical The Sound Of Music by singing its title track during a day out in the Swiss Alps.The veteran...

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Joanna Lumley: 'I Was Last On The List For Wolf Of Wall Street Role'

22nd April 2014

Joanna Lumley is convinced she was bottom of Martin Scorsese's list when he was casting her character in The Wolf Of Wall Street after Dame Julie Andrews passed on the part.The Absolutely Fabulous actress appeared...

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Julie Andrews Missed Wolf Of Wall Street Due To Ankle Surgery

8th April 2014

Veteran British actress Dame Julie Andrews was forced to turn down a role in Oscar-nominated movie The Wolf Of Wall Street because she was recovering from ankle surgery.The Sound Of Music legend was offered a...

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Carly Rae Jepsen To Put On The Glass Slipper In Broadway Production Of "Cinderella"

By Victoria Pavlova | 30th December 2013

From internet phenomenon to Broadway diva – Carly Rae Jepsen is making the coveted transition in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella starting Feb. 4, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Call Me Maybe singer is set...

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Julie Andrews Did Not Watch 'The Sound Of Music Live!' But Will Get Round To It

By Nick Hill | 12th December 2013

NBC's 'The Sound Of Music Live!' aired on December 5th and garnered an impressive number of viewers.The critics seemed to be split if Carrie Underwood and the rest of her co-stars pulled off a worthy...

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Sound Of Music Stars Pay Tribute To Eleanor Parker

11th December 2013

Sound Of Music stars Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews have paid tribute to their co-star Eleanor Parker, who died on Monday (09Dec13).The 91 year old, who played The Baroness in the beloved 1965 movie musical,...

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The Things They Say: 3992057

10th December 2013

"Alas, I did not (see it). I had a speaking engagement and I couldn't. But my kids did record it. I'll get around to it." Julie Andrews hasn't yet seen Carrie Underwood's Tv version of...

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Julie Andrews And Dick Van Dyke Reunite At Saving Mr. Banks Premiere

10th December 2013

Mary Poppins stars Dame Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke reunited on the red carpet on Monday night (09Dec13) as they turned out to watch Tom Hanks' new movie about the making of their Disney...

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'The Sound Of Music' Star & Oscar Nominee Eleanor Parker Passes Away, Aged 91

By Joe Wilde | 10th December 2013

Eleanor Parker, an esteemed actress with a rich history of well-received performances from a career stretching over 50 decades, has passed away due to complications from pneumonia at a medical facility close to Palm Springs,...

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Carrie Underwood Prays For Haters

7th December 2013

Carrie Underwood thinks her haters ''need Jesus.''The 30-year-old singer has slammed ''mean people'' following criticism of her acting in the 'Sound of Music Live!' on Thursday night (05.12.13), including by the one of the film's...

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Was Nbc's 'The Sound Of Music' One Of America's Favourite Things Last Night?

By Joe Wilde | 6th December 2013

The hills were alive last night, as NBC broadcast the live stage version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic stage show The Sound of Music. Favouring the original stage production over the 1965 movie version, the...

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The Things They Say: 3982386

5th December 2013

"She's so wonderful. She's been so great to us and that means a lot. Whenever I do a cover of somebody's song or whatever, I always get permission of the artist first. I'm like, 'If...

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Carrie Underwood Hate Tweets Fill Up Singer's Timeline

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th November 2013

It appears as though Carrie Underwood is getting quite a lot of hate tweets for taking on the role of Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music remake. And while her live performance is...

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Carrie Underwood: 'I'm Not Trying To Be Julie Andrews'

28th November 2013

Carrie Underwood has responded to "hate tweets" from those who hope her upcoming live The Sound Of Music Tv special is a huge flop, insisting she's not trying to take Julie Andrews' place in the...

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Carrie Underwood Gets The Julie Andrews Seal Of Approval Ahead Of Nbc's 'The Sound Of Music Live!'

By Joe Wilde | 17th November 2013

NBC have lined up a very special treat for musical lovers this Christmas, albeit one that initially aroused warning when its lead role was announced. Whilst some people have seen the appointment of Carrie Underwood...

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Famous Faces Pay Tribute To Carol Burnett At Mark Twain Ceremony

21st October 2013

Tina Fey, Julie Andrews and Tony Bennett were on hand to laud the talents of legendary entertainer Carol Burnett as she was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday (20Oct13).The funnywoman watched...

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Carol Burnett's Career Of Comedy And Light Entertainment Honoured With Mark Twain Award

By Joe Wilde | 21st October 2013

Carol Burnett was recognised for her decades-long achievements in the entertainment industry with the prestigious Mark Twain Award. The 80-year-old singer, actress, satirist and comedienne was honoured in front of friends, family and admirers at...

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7th October 2013

"I think she's great. It's going to be the original show, I believe, and I think after 40 or 50 years it's probably time somebody else had a crack at it." Julie Andrews can't wait...

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Julie Andrews' Sound Of Music Costumes Sell For $1.3 Million

29th July 2013

A selection of costumes from Julie Andrews' classic movie The Sound Of Music have sold at auction in California for $1.3 million (£866,000).The garments included the main outfit worn by the Hollywood legend's character Maria,...

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Julie Andrews' Sound Of Music Costumes To Be Sold At Auction

3rd July 2013

Costumes worn by Julie Andrews and members of The Sound Of Music's child cast are to be auctioned in Hollywood later this month (Jul13).The movie star's Maria dress, which Andrews wore while performing Do-Re-Mi in...

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Jackie Chan Plots Musical About His Life

12th June 2013

Jackie Chan is writing a musical based on his life.The legendary martial arts actor has confirmed he is adapting his 1998 autobiography 'I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action' into a stage musical, which...

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Christopher Plummer Honoured By Julie Andrews And Kevin Spacey

19th April 2013

Dame Julie Andrews and Kevin Spacey helped honour Christopher Plummer in New York City on Monday (15Apr13) as he picked up a prestigious theatre prize in recognition of his lengthy career.Plummer was feted with the...

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Sandra Bullock To Voice Villain In Minions

12th February 2013

Sandra Bullock is voicing a villain in the animated film 'Minions'.The 'Miss Congeniality' actress has signed up to Universal Pictures' 2010 film 'Despicable Me' spin-off movie as evil antagonist Scarlet Overkill, who is described as...

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Carrie Underwood Set To Star As Maria Von Trapp In New Version Of Sound Of Music

By Joe Wilde | 1st December 2012

The hills are set to be alive with the sound of Carrie Underwood, when the country-pop star takes on the role of Maria Von Trapp in the upcoming TV adaption of the Sound of Music.The...

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Carrie Underwood To Star In The Sound Of Music Tv Revamp

30th November 2012

The hills are alive with the sound of music for country singer Carrie Underwood - she is following in the footsteps of Julie Andrews after signing on to play Maria Von Trapp in an upcoming...

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Judy Garland's Dress Sells For 480k

12th November 2012

The dress worn by Judy Garland in 'The Wizard of Oz' has sold for $480,000 at auction.The iconic blue and white gingham garment fetched the highest price of any item during a two-day auction of...

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Never Mind The Ruby Slippers - Judy Garland's Wizard Of Oz Dress Auctioned For $480,000

By Hayley Avron | 12th November 2012

The iconic dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz has been sold at auction for $480,000. The auction house Julien’s Auctions have revealed that the blue and white gingham pinafore fetched the...

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Julie Andrews Turned Author After Botched Throat Procedure

11th October 2012

Actress Julie Andrews originally turned children's book author to find her voice after a botched throat procedure threatened to end her singing career.Doctors removed non-cancerous nodules from The Sound of Music star's vocal cords in...

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Nbc To Air Sound Of Music Special -- Live

2nd July 2012

NBC plans to experiment again with a live television production with a live telecast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music , it announced on Friday. The production will be staged by Craig Zadan...

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