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February 2007 Archives

Maybe he feels a certain kinship with the late Anna Nicole Smith after donning drag for the upcoming film version of “Harispray,” but John Travolta feels that Scientology could have saved the former Guess! model and reality star’s life. “The […]

Relient K is a Christian band. Like Switchfoot, they have managed a tricky crossover from the Christian market into the mainstream. But according to a Monsters and Critics interview, their lead vocalist/songwriter Matt Thiessen doesn’t enjoy the segregation. “We view […]

Between “24” and “Heroes” on Monday and “Gilmore Girls” last night, television viewers are getting a heavy dose of religion. With the recent re-appearance of the shamed President Charles Logan from Season 5–Jack needs his help tracking down a Russian […]

Between the front page New York Times Style section article “Shaking Riches Out of the Cosmos,” which marvels about the fact that “The Secret” book is sitting atop the New York Times Hardcover Advice Bestseller List, and Newsweek’s online extravaganza […]

Okay, so it’s taken a day to recover from the fact that some of my Oscar predictions for this year didn’t quite work out the way I had hoped, but as I reflect on the ups and downs of the […]

If you’ve been reading or watching the news this week, you’ve likely heard about James Cameron’s press conference about his latest project: the supposed unearthing of Jesus’ crypt. What’s that? Isn’t it the Christian tradition that Jesus was resurrected? Well, […]

Big awards shows show us the human side of stars as they navigate spontaneous moments that can even make them nervous. That’s why we like Oscar night, which is the biggest of these. While the show itself may not have […]

Jennifer Hudson’s Oscar win was everything we tune in for: a handsome leading man (George Clooney) welcoming a young actress to the Hollywood fold and a teary speech punctuated by gasps of gratitude and sheer terror (and featuring a grandmother). […]

Being an Oscar host is a difficult thing. I’ve never done it, but I’ve met two of the three most successful ones ever, and they both told me it was among the hardest gigs they’d ever done. There’ve been a […]

With “Studio 60’s” ratings floundering, NBC has decided to up the premiere date of their mafia drama “The Black Donnellys” from Oscar winner Paul Haggis (“Crash,” Million Dollar Baby”) to this Monday evening, taking over “Studio 60’s” timeslot for the […]

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