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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Is it possible to feel like what your job actually feels like play? Growing up, I didn't know that was possible, but jobs look glamorous through a child's eyes. I thought my parents' jobs looked cool. They looked really fun. My dad was a bartender. That soda gun with different flavor was power, baby. He had limitless maraschino cherries, lemons, olives and....SODA!!! I loved eating olives a ...
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. All-star cast for Same Kind of Different as Me . Principal photography has begun in Jackson, Mississippi on the Paramount Pictures film starring Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou, Renee Zellweger and Jon Voight. The inspirational Same Kind of Different as Me is based on the best-selling nonfiction book by Ron Hal ...
This was my first time at New York Comic-Con and it was a blast. Highlights included: Copyright 2014 Nell Minow About 30 people dressed as Deadpool danced onstage to "We Need a Hero." Just Dance 2015 had a great set up right in the middle of the Exhibition Hall, and I could have stayed there all day watching people dressed as superheroes dancing to songs like "Happy," "What Does the Fox ...
Copyright 1998 Miramax The gorgeous Hollywood Costume exhibit that has been getting rave reviews and massive crowds at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is coming to Los Angeles, its final stop. The costumes will be on display from October 2, 2014 to March 2, 2015 in the historic Wilshire May Company Building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures , at Wilshi ...
19 American luminaries of the baby boom years (1946-1964) share their personal stories and achievements in the inspiring documentary, The Boomer List . Part of the American Masters series on PBS, The Boomer List invites viewers into the lives of a generation that were present during poignant moments of American history and culture. Filmmaker and director of the documentary, Timothy ...
Top directors do more than movies. Take a look at these clips from Emmy-nominated television series and these music videos made by some of the most talented directors working in Hollywood , including Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"), David Fincher ("Fight Club"), and Paul Thomas Anderson ("Boogie Nights," "The Master"). Taylor Swift's new Shake it Off video was dire ...
One of the many pleasures of "Guardians of the Galaxy," opening this week, is the soundtrack featuring some 70's classics from an "Awesome Mixtape" played by Peter "Star Lord" Quill (Chris Pratt). Here are some of the highlights. "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede "I'm Not in Love" by 10CC "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone "Ooh Child" by The Five Stairsteps "I Want You Bac ...
In the journey towards greatness its important to recognize where and how far you've come in life. Too often we get so destination oriented that we miss the blessing because we are so caught up in the end result. You can never celebrate what you didn't appreciate. If you don't appreciate the journey, you will never fully feel the joy of life. I've had the pleasure of meeting some extremely ...
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