Beliefnet Bloggers on 'American Idol'
Here’s today's dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Note: This week, the broadcast networks are announcing their 2013-2014 schedules. Yesterday, I offered my thoughts on how NBC could improve its fortunes next season by moving away from so-called edgy programming toward shows that uplifted as they entertained. Now, it's on to Fox. The Fox brand: A case of dueling ident ...
I loved Margaret Talbot's book about her father, actor Lyle Talbot, The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century . His career spanned the full range of entertainment from the traveling shows of the 1920's to movies in the golden age of Hollywood co-starring with Bette Davis, Mae West, Carole Lombard, Mary Astor, Ginger Rogers and Shirley Temple. He escorted starlet to gla ...
They look at Justin Bieber and all his success and think, "I can do that. I can be discovered on You Tube too!" So they post, upload, pin and tumblr-- all in the hope of one thing--becoming famous! That's right, a third of teens and tweens surveyed say it is important for them to be famous. And those kids who want to be famous use social networks. Social networks allow them to create their ...
Easter-themed TV movie "Carpenter's Miracle" to air on GMC TV as top exec reflects on network's growing success and future
Here’s today's dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Little network that could continues to build successful Uplifting Entertainment brand. GMC TV says it will debut the Easter-themed telefilm The Carpenter’s Miracle , on Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 PM with encore showings at 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM that same night. The movie, which stars Cameron Mathison ( All My Children ) ...
From Benghazi to Obamacare and a staggering array of things in between, President Obama appears invulnerable when it comes to the potential disasters that have marked his presidency. That the vast majority of those in the media share his left-wing politics partially explains this—but only partially. For the full story behind the Teflon nature of Obama’s administration, it is to David Horowit ...
Here’s today's dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Ready, willing and Abel. With eight movies currently in the production pipeline and a western film slated to debut next month on The Hallmark Channel, Kevin Sorbo is easily one of busiest actors in Hollywood. Yet, after reading the script for Abel's Field , the new faith-themed independent film from up-and-coming pr ...
To attempt to put a more "human face" upon all of this abstract armchair argumentation over the constitutionality and legality (or otherwise) of the government posting or supporting displays of the Ten Commandments in U.S. public schools , let's wrap things up by just trying to look at the whole issue from a much more personal angle. Suppose a Native American family -- one who perhaps still fol ...
In my previous blog entry , I underscored the fact that since U.S. public schools are secular state institutions, they therefore cannot endorse or promote religion in general, or any specific religions or religious doctrines in particular. And this means that it is flatly unconstitutional for the Ten Commandments to be posted (and thereby promoted) by the state in U.S. public schools . Neverth ...
'American Idol' Features