Read the essay Michael Jackson wrote for Beliefnet about his childhood, going door-to-door as a Jehovah's Witness missionary, and how he "wished to be a normal boy."
While Michael Jackson's memorial service could highlight funeral rituals associated with a particular faith, it may ultimately demonstrate the power of celebrity as a new kind of sacred.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach reminisces over the death of his estranged friend, Michael Jackson
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[caption id="attachment_2784" align="alignright" width="215"] source: Wikipedia[/caption] Prince is dead. *** Dearly beloved: We are gathered here today to get through this thing called "life." Electric word, "life." It means forever and that's a mighty long time... but I'm here to tell you there's something else... t he afterworld. A world of never ending happiness. You can always ...
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owOr6zDP8rM[/youtube] Musicals are all the rage on television these days. Fox recently aired Grease: Live and millions tuned in to watch the live rendition. On Psalm Sunday, March 20th from 8 - 10 p.m. Fox will air live from New Orleans The Passion: Live. The two-hour event will be hosted and narrated by Tyler Perry. The end result will be a modern rete ...
Black History Month is a time to celebrate achievements of African Americans past and present. This February we’re honoring African Americans who have made their mark on the Entertainment industry with record-breaking moments, first accomplishments, and more. Check out these quick (and perhaps surprising!) facts about African Americans in Entertainment through the years. 1. In 2006, Whitney ...
I am honored to be a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and excited that we've joined forces with the Broadcast Television Journalists Association to announce this year's nominees. Be sure to tune in for our Critics Choice Awards broadcast on January 17, 2016, hosted by T.J. Miller. MOVIE BEST PICTURE The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Carol Mad Max: Fury Road The Ma ...
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97m0soGP1oU[/youtube]After the success of NBC's "The Sounds of Music Live!" and "Peter Pan Live!", the network is excited to debut it's third holiday musical "The Wiz Live!" on December 3rd at 8 p.m. EST. The three hour television production is the modern retelling of the Broadway musical that featured Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. The NBC cast lineup: ...
Regarding Donald Trump’s domination of the GOP presidential contest, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg has recently remarked: “Well, if this is the conservative movement now, I guess you’re going to have to count me out.” In response, Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro has noted that Goldberg and other “establishment Republicans” are, at the very least, inconsistent on this score, for they have had no ...
[caption id="attachment_32923" align="alignright" width="146"] Copyright 2015 20th Century Fox[/caption] "James Bond? Jason Bourne?" Our hero is being asked for the inspiration for naming his dog JB. "No," he explains, "Jack Bauer." This is a cheeky, nasty, meta, po-mo update of the spy genre, self-aware enough to name-check not just Bond, Bourne, and "24," but also "Nikita," "Trading Places ...
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