Gretl Von Trapp from the original "The Sound of Music" movie was left "mystified and disappointed" after last night's live remake on NBC ... and says Carrie Underwood TOTALLY BOMBED!!
Gretl a.k.a. Kym Karath met up with former co-star Charmian Carr (Liesl Von Trapp) to watch the special last night ... but their excitement deflated once "Sound" started.
During the special Kym tweeted, "Mystified & disappointed so far by SOM special. So far only happy with Stephen Moyer" ... then followed up by saying, "Must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch."
That's when Karath kicked things up a notch by roasting Underwood's performance adding, "Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong."
For what it's worth ... the special brought in HUGE ratings for NBC with 18.5 million viewers.
Inserting Herself Into Sex Toy Biz!
12/6/2013 7:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Coco -- Ice-T's wife -- is breaking into the toy business ... the sex toy business ... and TMZ has learned she's gunning to penetrate the marketplace by January.
Coco's rep tells TMZ ... Coco has teamed up with Cal Exotics, the world's largest sex toy company -- and plans to announce her own line of X-rated items in January.
We're told, "The toys will reflect Coco's personality and will include massagers, vibrators, and more!"
"The toys are for solo and couples play. Coco is involved with the entire process, from packaging to the promotional strategy."
She's like Santa Claus ... for adults.
J.Lo to Marc Anthony
You Can Have Your Name Back
... I'm Cool with Mine
12/6/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez only wants one thing out of her divorce from Marc Anthony -- which is still going more than 18 months later -- and that's ... her old name.
J.Lo just filed her legal response to Marc's petition, and according to the docs her legal name is still Jennifer Muniz ... which is Marc's real last name.
Marc and Jennifer's petitions are identical on custody issues -- both are asking for joint legal and physical custody of their twins -- but in her docs, J.Lo requests the court restore her former name -- Jennifer Lopez.
J & M got married in 2004, officially separated in 2011, and Marc filed for divorce in April, 2012.
So, why did J.Lo drag her feet on filing a response? Our guess ... celebs just operate on a different schedule than the rest of us.
Or she was actually pondering a switch to J.Mu.
Bails on Grammy Nomination Concert
Blames 'Scheduling Conflict'
12/5/2013 4:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Drake has pulled himself out of tomorrow's big Grammy Nominations Concert in L.A., TMZ has learned ... and it's all because the guy claims he's got a last minute "scheduling conflict."
The show had been promoting the rapper as one of their big acts since October ... but a rep for Drake tells TMZ something came up, and now he won't be able to attend.
"Unfortunately, due to scheduling complications, Drake will no longer be performing ... [he's] currently in the middle of his nationwide 'Would You Like A Tour?' and sincerely apologizes to his fans that he can’t be there."
According Drake's website, he's not scheduled to perform anywhere on Dec. 6th ... though he does have a show the following day in Missouri.
So, why the sudden conflict? We asked the rep ... but didn't get an explanation.
Don't fear, Grammy fans ... Lorde, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have all been added to the lineup within the last 24 hours.
I Got New Hair
... But It 'Aint No Rug
12/5/2013 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Joey Fatone just said bye, bye, bye to balding -- the ex *NSYNC singer has a brand new 'do, and it's totally real ... courtesy of Bosley hair restoration.
Joey says he started going bald during *NSYNC's heyday, but wore hats to hide it ... adding, "It was pretty intimidating. That's life, but the beautiful thing is that now you can do something about it."
If Fatone sounds like a pitchman ... it's because he is now. Joey just shot a new commercial for Bosley.
If only something could have been done about Justin Timberlake's cornrows.
Detained In Australia
During Airport Drug Search
12/5/2013 10:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber and his entourage were detained at the Brisbane, Australia airport while customs agents looked for drugs ... and TMZ has learned they allegedly found weed on one of Justin's pals.
The Australian Federal Police tell us ... a 19-year-old man was detained back on Nov. 24 ... but was released after getting a stern warning for using "inappropriate language." He reportedly swore at the officers.
Sources connected with the incident tell us Justin was the one with the potty mouth.
The AFP says a security check turned up an unknown amount of pot on a 23-year-old man in Justin's entourage. The suspect was released, but got a ticket for allegedly importing drugs.
Sources close to Justin tell us the suspect had a disposable vaporizer -- basically an electronic device to smoke marijuana -- which had residue in it.
We're told an attorney for the suspect appeared in court today, and paid the fine.
It's been one helluva tour -- as we first told you ... one of JB's bodyguards was arrested last month in Hawaii after allegedly attacking a photographer on the beach -- and was also caught on video attacking a photog in Sydney.
Maybe Bieber is more rock 'n' roll than we thought.
Hotel to Mayor:
Screw You, We're Keeping Bieb's Art
12/5/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Australian hotel tagged by Justin Bieber is going to war against the city's mayor ... defying hizzoner's order to remove it, and going so far as to PROTECT it from being cleaned up.
TMZ broke the story ... Justin covered a wall at the QT Gold Coast with some colorful graffiti monsters -- angering Mayor Tom Tate, who then sent a videotaped message to the "pop princess" demanding he clean it up.
Justin hasn't responded to the mayor, but now hotel officials have -- telling us they're so proud of the Bieb's handiwork ... they're covering it with a black tarp so no one can remove it.
Officially, we're told the cover-up is there to shield the graffiti from rain and sun ... but clearly it also sends a message to roving do-gooders: HANDS OFF BIEBER'S MASTERPIECE.
MEATLESS Birthday Lunch
with Beyonce & Anne Hathaway
12/4/2013 4:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's only Day 1, but Beyonce and Jay Z are serious as a heart attack about adopting a no-meat diet ... because they just pigged out at a classy vegan lunch joint in L.A. to celebrate Jay's 44th birthday.
Bey and Jay ordered a variety of organic vegan menu items at Cafe Gratitude -- a place that touts its food and its people as "a celebration of our aliveness."
B&J have said they're going on a 22-day plant-based diet to become more spiritual ... and they chose today -- Jay Z's birthday -- as the day to start.
They're going whole hog, too ... ordering drinks made of apples, beets, lemon and ginger ... and entrees including marinated kale salad, Indian curried lentils and corn tacos with chipotle butternut squash.
They also discovered they're not alone on their journey ... 'cause Anne Hathaway and Ariana Grande were also at the restaurant at the same time vegging out.
Jay and Bey topped off their lunch with a dessert -- a chocolate truffle -- but there were no birthday candles and no birthday singing. They're probably saving that for the party.
Joining Forces with Gang Leaders
To Pay for Boy's Funeral
12/4/2013 12:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper The Game is raising money to pay for the funeral of a 7-year-old boy killed during a shooting in L.A. this week -- a crime that's suspected to be gang-related -- and the irony ... Game tells TMZ, he's getting financial help from the city's top gang leaders.
Game called in to "TMZ Live" moments ago, explaining he heard about Talib Pecantte's death this morning on the news and decided he wanted to do something for the victim's family ... especially since it happened so close to Christmas.
Game tells us he's already raised $7,000 to help cover the boy's funeral expenses -- but the crazy part, Game says a huge chunk of that money is coming from top-ranking L.A. gang members ... rival gangs too ... Crips, Bloods, and Latin gangs alike.
Game says he doesn't have a goal in mind ... he's just gonna keep raising money until he can't raise any more. He also says he's speaking to rival gang leaders about instituting a cease-fire ... at least during the holidays.
It's not the first time Game's got involved in charity -- the guy has a seriously incredible track record of jumping in to help families in times of tragedy ... like when that 6-year-old was shot in September ... or the house fire in Ohio.
SCREW KATT WILLIAMS
He Dissed My Famous Friend
12/4/2013 8:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Katt Williams has a brand new enemy -- Spice Girl Mel B ... TMZ has learned.
Mel and her husband Stephen Belafonte were at Boa Steakhouse in L.A. with comic Faizon Love (Big Worm in "Friday") ... when Faizon told us he's still at war with Katt, who allegedly pulled a GUN on him last year.
Faizon tells TMZ ... he thought the beef had blown over ... until recently when Katt started talking more smack to him online.
Faizon proceeded to TRASH Katt on camera ... telling us, "He can't f*ck with me on the stage, on the screen or in these streets." You can tell Faizon is seriously pissed.
That's when Mel B jumped in -- saying, "I got your back" ... adding, "Who is Katt Williams anyway?"
Them's fighting words.
SHOE DEAL WITH MICHAEL JORDAN
... I Just Did It
12/4/2013 8:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Drake has a new business partner -- MICHAEL JORDAN -- 'cause the rapper just announced he signed a new shoe deal with Nike and MJ ... and he's fired up about it.
Drake made the announcement during a concert last night in Portland -- which also happens to be where Nike's headquarters are located.
During the show, Drake said, "Today I came to Portland, and I officially became inducted into the Team Jordan family." Drake said it was one of the best days of his life.
The rapper then posted a shot of his special OVO Air Jordans to his Instagram page -- it's unclear when they'll hit the market.
The move comes in the wake of Kanye West revealing that he recently pulled out of a deal with Nike because they wouldn't give him royalties on his shoes.
So far, the terms of Drake's deal with the swoosh have not been released!
THREATENED BY AUSTRALIAN MAYOR
Clean Up Your Graffiti, OR ELSE!
12/4/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber picked the wrong city to spray tag, 'cause the mayor of Gold Coast, Australia just issued an ultimatum to the "pop princess" -- clean up your mess ... OR SING FOR ME!!!!!
Mayor Tom Tate just issued a video message to Bieber after the singer went graffiti crazy all over a hotel wall during a visit to the city last week.
"I've got a message for pop princess Justin Beaver," Tate said ... "We love your music but we hate your graffiti and your vandalism here in our city."
He continued ... "Mate, you've got two choices -- come back and clean up your mess or come back and sing at the [Mayor's Christmas Carols event] on the 7th of December."
It's unclear what will happen if Bieber ignores both requests ... but here's our advice for Mayor Tate: Don't hold your breath.
Sued by Frank Ocean's Cousin for
$3 Million Ass-Whupping
12/3/2013 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown is responsible for more than $3 million dollars in pain and suffering ... according to legal docs filed by Frank Ocean's cousin over that massive brawl outside a recording studio.
The docs were filed by Sha'Keir Duarte ... who claims one of Chris' goons put the hurtin' on him during the melee between Chris, Frank, and their posses in West Hollywood last January.
Duarte claims Brown's bodyguard brutalized him ... and in his court docs he itemizes his list of damages complete with price tags:
-$1,000,000 for pain, suffering and inconvenience
-$1,000,000 for emotional distress
-$1,000,000 for punitive damages
-plus, another $60K for medical expenses
As we previously reported ... Chris has filed a counter lawsuit against Duarte, accusing him of provoking the fight and attacking him with kicks and punches.