Beliefnet
Idol Chatter
April 2007 Archives

I should have listened to New York Times film critic Stephen Holden, who called “In the Land of Women” meek and mopey, “the film equivalent of a sensitive emo band with one foot in alternative rock and the other in […]

Advertisement

Two of America’s biggest born-again tabloid sensations are getting together in a stage musical with all the hoopla of a tent revival meeting. One is Kathie Lee Gifford, the public Christian and former morning talk-show matron whose repeated bouts with […]

Advertisement

Any Tolkien fan can tell you that J.R.R. Tolkien, a faithful Catholic, was pals with pop theologian C.S. Lewis, and that he laced his Lord of the Rings trilogy with Christian theology. What’s not always obvious, however, is how. What’s […]

Advertisement

A week or so ago, I suggested that “Idol Chatter” cover the Richard Gere kissing kerfuffle that was consuming India. It seems the “Officer and a Gentleman” exhibited what some Indians consider less than gentlemanly behavior by vigorously kissing Bollywood […]

In case you haven’t seen it yet, Beliefnet recently posted an interesting gallery on how its readers have credited the “law of attraction”–the idea that we create our reality with our thoughts, popularized by the controversial best-selling book and DVD, […]

The summer movie season officially kicks off (are you ready for this?) a week from Friday! May 4th brings us Spider-Man 3—the summer’s first movie release, the first anticipated blockbuster, and the first sequel. Movie sites such as Moviephone and […]

I read in USA Today that ratings for several top-rated shows are down, and it listed several reasons why, including Daylight Savings Time, DVRs, and long hiatuses. I think there’s one huge reason they missed: too many people are switching […]

Did Simon Cowell contribute to the massacre at Virginia Tech?,” asked yesterday’s Scoop column on MSNBC.com. It seems that Barbara Coloroso, author of “The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander,” thinks so. “I think we are experiencing something amiss culturally […]

One of the true joys of living in New York these days is the Tribeca Film Festival, started in the wake of 9/11 by none other than Martin Scorsese. This year’s extravaganza opens on Wednesday, and as always, the festival’s […]

OK, I am a shamelessly huge “Smallville” fan and after a tough season five, I feel like season six has bounced back and then some. This, of course, also makes me a huge Superman fan in general. So I was […]

Previous Posts