Briefly: Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Cary Elwes

November 22, 2013
Jennifer Hudson (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
Jennifer Hudson (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Carrie Underwood stars as Maria in NBC’s live, televised version of “The Sound of Music” — the first trailer is here, and people have some very divisive opinions about the film. (THR)

On Andy Cohen’s talk show, Jennifer Hudson said “American Idol” producers laughed in her face when she said she would be back someday. Joke’s on them? (Huffington Post)

Get excited, “Princess Bride” super-fans — Cary Elwes inked a deal to write a memoir (“As You Wish: Tales from the Princess Bride”) about filming the 1987 cult favorite movie. The book will have a contribution by director Rob Reiner and interviews with Robin Wright, Billy Crystal and more, AP reports. (AP)

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