Morning Shots: Many Of You Watched The Puppy Bowl. No, Really. You Did. : Monkey See This morning: Playing a dead body on television, offering therapy to funny people, and Stephen Colbert's latest gig — a Sondheim musical with a cast that includes Patti LuPone.
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Morning Shots: Many Of You Watched The Puppy Bowl. No, Really. You Did.

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The New York Philharmonic's upcoming performance of Stephen Sondheim's Company is lining up its cast. Okay, Patti LuPone is sort of a gimme. But among the rest are Neil Patrick Harris, Anika Noni Rose, Martha Plimpton, and Stephen Colbert. (Truthiest musical of all time, undoubtedly.)

Surveying the dusty landscape of our times, it's comforting to know that 9.2 million people watched at least some part of the Puppy Bowl marathon on Sunday.

The big Hollywood casting news of the day is that Julia Roberts is finally formally on board for one of the three (!) Snow White movies currently in the works. If you didn't know there were three, or you need a basic introduction to what these three movies are, Cinematical has you covered.

There's an interesting piece in the L.A. Times about the owner of the Laugh Factory deciding to offer therapy to comics. Undoubtedly not the first person to think of it, but it's an interesting idea.

I also like this look at "corpse duty," the acting job that just requires you to lie on the floor and play the latest subject of a police procedural (or whatever else needs a dead body).

And finally: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"