Beliefnet Bloggers on 'American Idol'
Social media outlets have been ablaze with buzz about the gross and shocking "performance" of Miley Cyrus on MTV's Video Music Awards. I watched and was deeply saddened. While Miley bopped around the stage like a porn star, others were also pushing the envelope of decency. You know I love Lady Gaga's talent, but her clam shell thong focused attention more on her naked bottom. And she sat in that ...
Be sure to tune into PBS tomorrow to see the annual " Capitol 4th" concert in front of the Capitol Building. This year’s “A Capitol Fourth” on PBS welcomes back host Tom Bergeron, the two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality (“Dancing With the Stars”), and stars music legend Barry Manilow. Back by popular demand following his powerful debut performance on the show in 2009, Manilow wi ...
American Idol star Brooke White talked to me about her role in " Banner 4th of July ," premiering on the Hallmark Channel this Saturday at 9/8c. White plays Desiree Banner, who once was in a successful band called The Banner Project with her brothers Mitchell (Christian Campbell) and Johnny (Michael Barbuto). She left the group, and had not seen them for ten years when she comes home to help ca ...
Here’s today's dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. A Common Purpose. For the second consecutive year, Variety (in coordination with the P.R. firm Rogers & Cowan ) held a day-long gathering of distributors, producers, writers, directors, actors and others who are the faces behind the current boom in uplifting entertainment -- which, BTW, is the actually slogan of ...
"Do you have but one blessing, Father? Oh, please, Daddy bless me too." And Esau broke down and wept (Gen. 17:38) One of the most heart-wrenching scenes in all the Old Testament. Esau, first-born son to Isaac, was looking for his father's blessing and I'm thinking, What child does not need... A Father's Blessing? Most of the social problems we face today could be fixed by... A Father' ...
Tonight, PBS will broadcast the national Memorial Day Concert, co-hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna and featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the U.S. Army Chorus, The Soldiers’ Chorus of The United States Army Field Band, the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, and the latest American ...
The nominees for this year's Broadcast Film Critics Association television awards were just announced: BEST COMEDY SERIES · The Big Bang Theory – CBS · Louie – FX · The Middle – ABC · New Girl – FOX · Parks and Recreation – NBC · Veep – HBO BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES · Don Cheadle (House of Lies) – Showtime · Louis C.K. (Louie) – FX ...
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 ...
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