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And That Will Bring Us Back To D'oh. Country Music Barbie To Play Maria Von Trapp.

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | November 30, 2012 | Comments ()


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Listen, the gods of Anglo- and Gaimanphilia answered all my prayers earlier this week with the phenomenal "Neverwhere" casting, so I know I shouldn't complain. But I will. Carrie Underwood as Maria Von Trapp? GOTDAMNIT. She's got lovely peroxide hair and the smooth plasticine features we've come to expect from our reality competition stars, but the woman has all the acting range of the cardboard sleeve on my morning coffee. For that matter, why are we remaking The Sound Of Music at all? Unless, of course, we're casting Fassbender as a much nakeder Captain Von Trapp and he uses the whistl-sorry I got distracted. Point is, this is some chewy, bile-some trade news. Choke on it. (Playbill)

In better adaptation news, the very popular memoir "Wild" will be made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon (meh) and written by Nick Hornby (yay!). Here's hoping they don't basically make Eat, Pray, Hike. (FSR)

Looks like the NASA boys and gels just discovered water (ice) on Mars. Uh, I could have told you that, NASA. (Neatorama)

Speaking of space, am I too old to own this rad Travelers Of The Solar System Glow-In-Dark poster? (Etsy)

If you were in danger of giving up "The League" (as if) here are 15 reasons why you shouldn't. Goldblum, I'd follow you and your vinegar strokes anywhere. (WG)

The Joss Whedon Much Ado About Nothing has an official release date. Sigh not so, it'll be here sooner than you think. (Boing Boing)

And whilst you're busy decking the halls, don't forget the Baby Jesus' favorite adornment. Don we now our meat apparel. (Laughing Squid)
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Don't tell Courtney, I feel the news might break her, but Rider Strong will not be a part of the "Boy Meets World" sequel series. (TVLine)

Gracing my desktop background today? The fishy entry from this National Geographic photo contest. Glorious. (This Is Colossal)

Here's the NYT 100 Notable Books Of The Year. Just in time to make you feel woefully under-read! (NYT)

But the voracious readers amongst you may be happy to know that "Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell" is going to be made into a BBC miniseries. Dreamcasting? Tennant, ah course. (The Playlist)

Marion Cotillard is finally FINALLY called out for all the dastardly lies she told leading up to The Dark Knight Rises. (TMS)

I've got some shiny ginger hair porn for you this Friday! I mean, I don't even know what Karen Gillan said or if her Gaelic song was pretty, I was waaay too distracted by the Herbal Essence sh*t she was doing with her hair.

Finally, here's the trailer for "Girls" Season 2. It's okay if you hate the show. Just go back and stare at Karen's hair sommore.



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  • Vi

    The book's description of Jonathan Strange ("It is also true that his hair had a reddish tinge and, as everybody knows, no one with red hair can ever truly be said to be handsome.") does not fit Tennant.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    "But the voracious readers amongst you may be happy to know that
    “Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell” is going to be made into a BBC
    miniseries. Dreamcasting? Tennant, ah course."

    As Jonathan Strange, of course. And Toby Jones as Mr Norrell.

  • John W

    Gillan has the greatest laugh.

  • lowercase_ryan

    That hair with Craig Ferguson's jokes...I have the most awesome boner right now.

  • Jezzer

    Yeah, Carrie Underwood will never be able to play a singing governess with the gravitas and gritty realism that Julie Andrews brought to the role.

  • alev

    Awww, I'm a bit weirded out by you calling her a "Barbie". If anything, that title should go to Taylor Swift.

  • ,

    To me, Lacey Underall falls into that category of pretty enough to appeal to men but not so gorgeous as to be a threat to their women. In other words, she's perfect for country music.

    This doesn't mean I like her one whit. I don't know whether I like her or not. Probably not, as I detest pop music. I'm just explaining why I think she's popular.

  • Monica

    Julie Andrews or gtfo.

  • The Sound of Music is one of my favorite movies, ever. So I'll just say that I find this news more insulting than when I heard that Lindsay Lohan was playing Elizabeth Taylor.

    Not even just the casting, but the whole fucking idea of someone daring to make a TV version of what's already a perfect movie. How fucking dare they.

  • googergieger

    Also Charlize Theron is going to do Lady Vengeance after all. The remake that is.

    See I can understand trying to remake Oldboy cause of how unique it was. I mean stupid idea to remake a classic, but I get it. However Lady Vengeance? It was a rather conventional story told in a unique way. They could have just done, "woman gets revenge" and call it, "The Vendeadaning". Or whatever Hollywood in all their, finite wisdom would like to call it.

  • Tinkerville

    This is going to sound insanely weird but I love the way Karen Gillan moves. Like her body language and such. It's so awkward and genuine and delightfully different than the way celebrities normally act during interviews.

  • BlackRabbit

    Well, yes, most of them have to sell their souls. She started ahead of the game, being ginger.

    Kidding, kidding. Very kidding.

  • OMFG! I didn't think it was possible to love KG more.

  • Tibret

    That didn't seem to work.

  • BobbFrapples

    Imagining Fassbender as Captain Von Trapp just made my eyebrows spontaniously combust. Him singing, "Edelweiss," would make my heart explode with lust/joy/happiness.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    And now try to imagine him singing Starship Edelweiß.

  • Fredo

    Oh I'm sorry. You were having a fight over Carrie Underwood and something about The Sound of Music? I was too busy staring at that luscious red hair of Karen Gillan. Just imagine...brushing it...brushing it...brushing it....

    ...who are you people again??

  • Sara_Tonin00

    It's not a remake. It's just another production of The Sound of Music. It's says it will be a live broadcast of the "Broadway version." It might even just be a concert version.

    Untangle thy panties.

    (and read before you outrage)

    It's not any dumber than half the ABC musical remakes of the past 2 decades.

  • BWeaves

    It's the most wienerful day of the year.

  • Ribbit

    Heh

  • ElvisCostelegram

    I think the water is on Mercury.

  • bleujayone

    I think there's mercury in the drinking water of whoever cast Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp. In fact, I think it would make more sense to cast Ricky Watters as Freddie Mercury.

  • TheOtherGreg

    Yeah, but they're both in space, so it should be simple to move it.

  • Kballs

    *no don't do it*

    *seriously, don't say it*

    Maybe we should move all the water to Uranus!

    *dammit*

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Of course Cotillard had to lie, as did JGL. And Chris Nolan and Tom Hardy lied when they said we never see Bane without his mask.

    The Dark Knight Rises might be the most deceitful press tour of 2012. Is anyone really surprised?

  • Mother of God. They are remaking The Sound of Music?! WITH CARRIE UNDERWOOD?! Please tell me this is some elaborate hoax. An April Fool's joke 5 months too early? Is NBC punk'ing us?

    It's news like this that brings out my misanthropic tendencies in full force.

  • Xulux

    It's not a remake of the movie, but a live-broadcast play. No re-takes, no post production editing--she's gotta go out on that stage and sing it. Give Underwood credit for having guts. Julie Andrews was about as goody-two-shoes as they get too, so the casting isn't that crazy.

  • idiosynchronic

    I don't - haven't - given a feline's stinky butt about The Sound of Music in like . . ever. But remaking this film must be an offense against God and man so great that the brain trust involved should be have a tear in space-time open up and a giant thing swallow them whole.

  • True_Blue

    Well, NBC could "update" the Sound of Music. First, get Fassbender to play the captain. And have him go all 50 shades of gray on Underwood. Won't be the same movie, but think about the ratings.

  • Kballs

    The episode of "The League" where the mom kept trying to get wasted and breastfeed her kid was just weird. Almost like they got together and tried to go "It's Always Sunny" and fell miserably short.

  • Arran

    But any episode where Rafi says "What is this, some kind of jerkoff machine? Shit's about to get GROSS" is still an A+.

  • Bodhi

    Any time Rafi says anything its A+. Everything needs more Rafi

  • Ginger

    Those "ho ho ho hos" make it look like all meat and no fiber made Charles Phoenix go something something.

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