NBC's "Sound of Music Live!" special . . . starring CARRIE UNDERWOOD . . . attracted 18.5 million viewers last Thursday night, which is a HUGE audience.
But judging by the shots the special has taken on social media, a lot of people thought it was a disaster.
In fact, Carrie saw so many jabs that she felt the need to warn the haters that JESUS WOULDN'T APPROVE. She Tweeted, quote, "Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight . . . 1 Peter 2:1 - 25."
That verse says you should, quote, "rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind."
One of the "haters" was Kym Karath, who played Gretl in the original 1965 movie. She Tweeted, quote, "[I'm] mystified and disappointed so far. [I] must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch . . .
"Love Carrie Underwood, but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely, her voice is beautiful, but [her] acting is wrong." Carrie was playing JULIE ANDREWS' character, Maria.
Kym was watching the show with her former co-stars Charmian Carr, who was Liesl in the movie, and Angela Cartwright, who played Brigitta.
For the record, Kym also said a lot of POSITIVE things about the show, and later bemoaned the fact that the Internet was "twisting her words."
She said, quote, "[I] just read TMZ. [I] NEVER EVER used the words 'totally bombed.' Never. Never. Never would. Never could. Very, very disturbing."
Meanwhile, Kym was getting some criticism of her own. She Tweeted, quote, "Apparently some religious fanatics think that vile language and abuse co-exist with the teachings of Christ. Wow."
Everything's digital now, and people keep notes on their cell phones. So sometimes it's hard to even find a piece of scrap paper to jot something down. Still, this guy should have tried harder.
Last Thursday, 30-year-old Chris Fulton walked into a bank near Oklahoma City and handed one of the tellers a note that said, quote, "You know what to do or we all DIE." Then he ran out empty-handed when he thought the teller set off a silent alarm.
Now, it's not clear if Chris even had a gun on him. But what WAS clear was that the piece of paper he'd written the note on was actually a PERSONAL CHECK.
And he'd used a pen to scratch out the name and numbers on it. But when cops looked at it closely, they COULD make out the information.
The next day, Chris turned himself in after he saw a security camera photo of himself in the paper. And he claims he doesn't even remember doing it . . . because he'd been up for four days straight doing METH.
But even if he hadn't admitted to it, police would have found him. Because it turns out it was one of his MOM'S checks, which he'd stolen. He's being charged with first-degree robbery.
It may seem like KACEY MUSGRAVES came out of nowhere, but she's been performing since she was a little kid.
She says, quote, "My sisters and I would wear white button-ups and red bandanas, and we would stroll the stockyards and sing old country songs with this group of kids. We were called the Buckaroos."
And she kept at it even through the awkward high school years. She says, quote, "I remember being in 9th and 10th grade and being like, 'Mom, nobody thinks this is cool at my age. I'm such a nerd.'
"I'd be hanging out with friends, and then on the weekends, I'm wearing a 10-gallon hat and fringe and I'm yodeling. I was such a freak."
It paid off when she grew up and learned how to put that awkward pain into her songwriting. She says, quote, "Looking back now, the things I thought were dorky; I grab inspiration and elements of that. I'm really glad I had that."
It was a couple of years ago when TAYLOR SWIFT wrote and recorded a song called "Ronan", which was inspired by a blog post written by the mom of a four-year-old cancer patient. Taylor promised to donate all the proceeds.
Well, the V Foundation for Cancer Research announced they're receiving $100,000 from sales of the song.
KEITH URBAN is selling his own line of graphic T-shirts. Each one will cost you 60 bucks, but he IS giving some of it back.
The company making them has a factory in Haiti and they invest 50% of the profits into the employees, families and local communities.
You can check 'em out at ByKeithUrban.com. Click on the "By Keith Urban Collection" button to see the shirts.
Michael Breach is an artist, or more accurately, a coffee artist. Check out his collection, including his recent coffee depictions of Oscar nominees, at Baristart.tumblr.com.