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Countdown to Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Breaking Dawn': Your Pre-‘Twilight’ Release To-Do List

posted by Donna Freitas

We’ve barely one day left before the much-awaited release of Stephenie Meyer’s book four in the Twilight Series, “Breaking Dawn.” (!!!!!!!!!) I’ve taken the liberty of drawing up a pre-lease “To-Do” list for all you “Twilight” fans between now and […]

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Most Inspirational Olympic Moments of All Time

posted by dali

If you’re an Olympics junkie like me, then you’re probably salivating for the Beijing Games to start on August 8, 2008, at 8:08 pm. Every four years I just can’t get enough of the Olympics. Everything about the Games gets […]

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More Vampire News: HBO’s ‘True Blood’ Ad Campaign

posted by Donna Freitas

Well, when you are finished with “Breaking Dawn” (sniff, sniff–what are we going to do when it’s over?), you’ve gotten through all the Buffy DVD’s (which, if you are a vampire fan, are a must), you can tune in this […]

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Moore’s Film Fest: Good Movies or ‘Theater of War’?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

While I have been known to disparage shock doc director Michael Moore’s films, I have also been quick to praise his efforts in creating a major film festival that has had a huge economic impact for my neck of the […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2′

posted by lmarcus

The girls from the hit “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” are back for one more summer. America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, and Amber Tamblyn play four friends whose bond–and a pair of pants–keep them connected even as they graduate […]

Christian the Lion

posted by Douglas Howe

Almost 40 years ago, some unbelievable events happened that, thanks to current technology, are now being broadcast to millions of people around the world. You’ll find this video to be as heartwarming as it is inspiring, reminiscent of rare privileges […]

Ask Michael Moore and Madonna a Question!

posted by Kris Rasmussen

It’s that time of year again, when I travel down the road just a bit to attend Michael Moore’s cinematic extravaganza, the Traverse City Film Festival. I will be attending numerous film screenings and panel discussions with celebs such as […]

Idol Chatter Summer Movie Trivia Question for this Week

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I hear there’s some book about vampires coming out this week and just a few people are really excited about it. Me, I have never been able to understand the fuss over vampire lore, and the “Twilight” series is no […]

Jib Jab–For You, Too!

posted by Douglas Howe

The spirit of Bob Dylan, Johnny Carson and political cartoonists everywhere is alive and well in the newest (and best) political satire entertainment on the web. The folks at Jib Jab have again risen to the challenge of creating political […]

Jesus and Wookiees at Comic-Con

posted by Idol Chatter

When the San Diego Comic-Con started in 1979, it was 400 comic enthusiasts gathered in a small section of a local hotel. Three decades later, it’s a major pop culture fixture, numbering over 125,000 attendees and filling the San Diego […]

Recommitment Ceremony for Madge and Guy During ‘Shabbat of Consolation’

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

First a bit of Jewish education: Shabbat Nachamu, the “Sabbath of Consolation,” comes the weekend after the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av, a day of mourning and fasting commemorating the destruction of the Temple. There’s a special synagogue service that […]

Arab Soap Opera Showcases Equality in Marriage

posted by dali

Quick! When you think of what married life is in the Middle East, what comes to mind? Women clad in black burkas, abayas (robes), hijabs, and face veils, sticking close to home, raising kids and following the lead of her […]

John Mellencamp: L.E.F.T. in the U.S.A.

posted by Douglas Howe

There’s still a little bit of summer left, and if you can I encourage you to get out to a John Mellencamp concert, for at least three reasons. First, you won’t believe how many of his songs you’ll know, and […]

Quoted: Naomi Campbell Talks Religion

posted by lmarcus

In a brief interview with the UK’s Daily Mirror, embattled supermodel Naomi Campbell got in a dig at Madonna and her faith, Kabbalah. Naomi said: I knew about Kabbalah before Madonna got involved. Kabbalah is not a religion, it’s a […]

Mel Tries to Play Matchmaker for Britney

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

All those hoping that Britney would trade in her Federline for a Gibson are likely to be disappointed, but that category probably only holds Gibson paterfamilias Mel, who tried to set up the troubled pop star with his son who […]

Stop The Presses…Positively!

posted by Douglas Howe

Stop the Presses! It’s headline time! Can you believe it?! Fuggettaboutit! USA Today ran two front page stories this week that–get this–involved no controversy, no negativity, no gossip, no political banter, no victims or villains and no one breaking the […]

The Last Lecturer Has His Last Breath

posted by Douglas Howe

One of the most inspiring people, who wrote one of the most inspiring books, as taken from one of the most inspiring lectures (now you’ve guessed him, right?) has passed away from pancreatic cancer. Neil should add him to the […]

‘Summercamp!': My DVD Pick of the Week

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Going to camp is a ritual almost everyone has experienced, but like every other cultural ritual, it sure has changed over time. At least that’s the conclusion I came to watching the sweet documentary : “Summercamp!”. Swift Nature Camp in […]

James Van Praagh, Catholic Medium?

posted by lmarcus

James Van Praagh is America’s most famous medium. He regularly appears on talk shows to help people–famous and nonfamous alike–communicate with loved ones from beyond the grave. Cher once asked him to help her contact Sonny Bono. His new book, […]

This Week’s Idol Chatter Movie Trivia Answer

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Gary Oldham may be my favorite supporting actor of any comic book movie franchise.as Jim Gordon in the “Batman” movies. He has also enjoyed a long career playing a variety of interesting roles including the title role in “Bram Stoker’s […]

“X Files: I Want to Believe” Opens Today

posted by Kris Rasmussen

The long awaited return of Scully and Mulder is here. First up, Dana Scully made Beliefnet’s list of the Top 10 Spiritual Sci Fi Characters. Check out our list and let us know if you agree or disagree with the […]

Hands off Katie Holmes’ Hands

posted by Ellen Leventry

Yes, I know that it looked like Katie Holmes’ hands had been involved in some sort of horrible henna accident. And, yes, I know that rumors are swirling that the purple color was a result of Scientology’s Purification Rundown, a […]

Sherri Shepherd Apologizes to Barbara Walters

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Yesterday fellow Idol Chatter blogger Esther posted about Sherri Shepherd’s comments in a magazine interview about her painful past–including having abortions. But, of course, what’s making the rounds on the web today is not the part of the interview where […]

(Stephenie Meyer) Vampire Week: ‘Twilight Moms’ Juggle Family, Fangs

posted by Donna Freitas

After declaring it officially Vampire Week on Beliefnet yesterday (even though we really know that it’s Vampires 4eva and I will have to continue posting after the release of “Breaking Dawn”–because won’t we all want to discuss?), I was happy […]

Shepherd’s Pre-Christian Life Included Abusive Relationships, Abortions

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Comedian turned “The View” host Sherri Shepherd has had some darkness in her past, including family involvement in drug addiction, and her experience having had casual sex and the resultant “more abortions than I would like to count.” She also […]

Aaron Sorkin and Kristin Chenoweth Reunited One More Time

posted by Idol Chatter

Look out, Dr. Drew. I am going to start my own celeb rehab series, but it won’t be to help stars overcome their substance abuse addictions. My rehab is going to focus on actors who need help to break their […]

It’s Officially (Stephenie Meyer) Vampire Week on Beliefnet!

posted by Donna Freitas

Okay, so maybe it’s a little more than a week and maybe I don’t really have the authority to do this, but I am singlehandedly declaring it Vampire Week on Beliefnet. (Or, um, Vampire 10 Days? But don’t you think […]

This Week’s Idol Chatter Trivia Question

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I decided that this week’s trivia question should: (a) fit in with the buzz around the recent megahit “The Dark Knight” and (b) be a little bit easier than the last trivia questions. So, this weeks question is: Which star […]

The TV Critics Association Press Tour Winds Down

posted by Idol Chatter

At the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, the networks trot out their new and returning shows for the press. Days of Q & A are followed by nights of working parties. Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo […]

Good, Evil, and the Soul of ‘Dark Knight’

posted by aroan

Beliefnet’s Catholic blogger David Gibson tackles fear, good, and evil in “Batman: The Dark Knight”–the record-breaking movie everyone is talking about. In “Pontifications,” he also links to other posts that really delve into the moral dilemmas that arise in this […]

Top 5 Election Season DVDs

posted by Douglas Howe

If the candidates’ shticks and the talk shows are boring you, why not spice up your election season–and start some smart conversations with those you love–by buying or renting one of my Top Five Election DVDs of All-Time. With respect […]

Tattoo Taboo?

posted by Donna Freitas

The New York Times Style section devotes an entire article to the question “Tattoo or not Tattoo?” if you are young and Jewish. Reporter Kate Torgovnick investigates what the Torah says about body art: “Jewish law on tattooing is slippery. […]

Heath Ledger: His iPod Lives On

posted by Kris Rasmussen

With the success of “The Dark Knight” and critical acclaim for Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker, much attention is being paid once again to his tragic death earlier this year.Co-star Aaron Eckhart shared an interesting story on “The Today […]

‘The Cleaner': Extreme Intervention for the Soul

posted by Kris Rasmussen

One of the new summer series on TV is “The Cleaner” on A & E. If you like “The Closer” or “Saving Grace,” you will like this series, which premiered last week, about a recovering addict, WIlliam Banks (Benjamin Bratt). […]

‘Mamma Mia': Summer Movie Fun For Some

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Whether or not you’ll enjoy watching the big screen version of the hit musical “Mamma Mia” will largely depend on your expectations. If you expect it to be as good as last year’s adaptation of “Hairspray,” you will likely be […]

Batman’s ‘Dark Knight’ of the Soul

posted by Donna Freitas

The long-awaited sequel, “The Dark Knight,” to Christopher Nolan’s wildly popular “Batman Begins,” is well over two hours of white-knuckled, grip your seat, hide your eyes, action and suspense. Without going into specifics (I really don’t want to spoil anything […]

Andy Dick, Now and Then

posted by Paul O'Donnell

The news that comedian Andy Dick had been arrested for groping a female fan while apparently blind drunk and carrying pot sent us back to the interview he gave us five years ago, when he was starring on the sitcom […]

‘Penelope’ and ‘In Bruges': My DVD Picks of the Week

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Once again Idol Chatters are about to get a glimpse into the scattered and dissonant nature of my soul as revealed through my movie choices. When thinking of recent DVD releases to pick, I felt obligated to recommend the sweet, […]

Catholics in the Movies: Rent ‘Em, Read About ‘Em

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Every generation has its signature Catholic movie: Bing and Barry Fitzgerald in “Going My Way,” Julie Andrews nose-wrinkling her way through “The Sound of Music,” the ambivalent faith and flawed priests of 1984’s “Mass Appeal,” Mel’s militant metaphysics in “The […]

Miley Cyrus: A Week of Sex, God, and a Slip of the Finger

posted by Kris Rasmussen

While Miley Cyrus is on the cover of the latest issue of TV Guide Magazine promoting her new album and new movie–as well as virginity and the fact that God is one of the seven things she can’t do without–I […]

This Week’s Idol Chatter Movie Trivia Answer

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Earlier this week I posted the trivia question “How many Oscar winners have planned Satan in the movies?” Though Hollywood has featured the Devil in many movies–from the ridiculous Adam Sandler comedy “Little Nicky” to the thriller “End of Days”– […]

Our Favorite Inspirational Sports Movies

posted by dross

If you’re a sports movie fan, you’ll love our new gallery: Top 20 Inspirational Sports Movies of All Time. It includes some of your favorites–like “Rocky I” and “The Karate Kid”–but you may be surprised by some of the other […]

Coldplay: Stuff White People Like

posted by Idol Chatter

The Internet sensation Stuff White People Like has just been released in book form. The items listed on the satirical website receive more detailed treatment, but surely, amidst the affection for organic food (#6), yoga (#15), and public radio (#44), […]

Yoko Loses Lawsuit; ‘Expelled’ May Be Back In Theaters

posted by Kris Rasmussen

If you are like me and you didn’t get a chance to see Ben Stein’s controversial documentary before it was pulled from theaters due to a lawsuit brought by John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, you may have another chance in […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Let It Out’

posted by lmarcus

Are you excited about the Beijing Olympics? Get yourself ready to watch the 2008 games by reliving some of the most inspiring moments of Olympics past. For the documentary “Let It Out: The Movie” Kleenex traveled around the country asking […]

Been There, Dung That

posted by Paul O'Donnell

The art of Andres Serrano has been derided in the crudest ways. Now it seems those comments, at least the most potty-mouthed, are all true. The artist, who has long experimented with bodily fluids in his photographs, will display his […]

Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Vampire Empire’

posted by Donna Freitas

I feel a certain amount of pride that I’m one of the folks who jumped on the Mormon Mom Stephenie Meyer “Twilight” bandwagon back when the very first book was still in galleys. I remember getting the bound paperback ARC […]

This Week’s Idol Chatter Summer Movie Trivia Question

posted by Kris Rasmussen

For this weeks summer movie trivia question I thought I’d try the flip side of last week’s movie question about angels, and started thinking about the famous actors who have played Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub–you get the idea. So today I’m […]

Exclusive Video Clip: ‘Henry Poole Is Here’

posted by dross

In this exclusive clip from the movie “Henry Poole Is Here”–opening in wide release on August 15th– a man who’s lost his faith (Luke Wilson) is told he has only a short time to live, but is shown a “miracle” […]

Dispatch from the TV Critics’ Association Summer Press Tour

posted by Idol Chatter

Just beyond the storied pool at the Beverly Hills Hilton, the television networks are busy parading their new shows to the nation’s TV critics. Diverse luminaries from Benjamin Braff to Ludacris to Spike Lee, mill around in the halls and […]

‘Hellboy 2′: The Not-So-Golden Movie Ticket

posted by Idol Chatter

I was looking forward to last Friday’s “Hellboy” sequel for a number of reasons: 1. Guillermo del Toro directing (I’m a sucker for fantasy flicks and I don’t know a single person who didn’t enjoy “Pan’s Labyrinth”); 2. More Abe […]

‘My Life With My Sister Madonna': Little Brother Tells All

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Writing about family secrets has always been a death sentence for celebrity family ties. Britney Spears is allegedly still outraged about Mama Spears’s book coming out later this year. Jennifer Aniston is supposedly still distant from her mom because she […]

Watch Trailer: ‘The Dark Knight’

posted by lmarcus

“The Dark Knight,” sequel to “Batman Begins,” opens this weekend. Featuring the final performance by the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, the movie is by far the most anticipated of the year and has already started selling out tickets […]

Enter to Win: Jon Foreman’s ‘Spring and Summer’ EP Set

posted by dross

You may know Jon Foreman best as the lead singer and guitarist for the incredibly successful rock band Switchfoot (“Meant to Live,” “Dare You to Move). But are you familiar with his solo projects? Late last year, Foreman released two […]

Selling Out ‘Give Peace a Chance’? Give Us a Break

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Okay, there’s some cynicism brewing out there about today’s sale at a London auction house of John Lennon’s scrawled lyrics to “Give Peace a Chance.” Gail Renard, a Canadian television writer who lives in London, parted with the scrap of […]

The Passion of Stephen Colbert?!

posted by Donna Freitas

Esquire Magazine’s August 2008 cover is of none other than the king of comedy (at least according to me), Stephen Colbert, posing as a jolly St. Sebastian! St. Sebastian is the Patron Saint of, among many other things, athletes, and […]

Hugging Saint Takes Manhattan

posted by Donna Freitas

Last week, Mata Amritanandamayi, known popularly as Amma, or the “Hugging Saint” sponsored a three-day hugging marathon in New York City as part of her U.S. visit. The lines were astounding–people waited upwards of seven hours for their hug–reports April […]

‘Hellboy’ Actor Says Movie Deepened His Faith

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I admit to knowing very little about the “Hellboy” franchise, but one of the more interesting tidbits I found surfing the web this past weekend was on Doug Jones, an actor featured in both “Hellboy” movies as well as other […]

Alert the Wedding Crashers! Sacha Baron Cohen/Isla Fisher on Hold

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

True, the wedding had been planned for this summer. But this week a London tabloid reported that actor/comedian/rabble-rouser Sacha Baron Cohen and “Wedding Crashers” actress Isla Fisher are postponing their nuptials until Fisher has had a chance to learn more […]

‘Journey to the Center of the Earth': Great for All Ages

posted by Idol Chatter

First and foremost, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” is *categorically* a movie for the kids. “Journey” has no interest in being taken seriously or leaving behind a single droplet of memorable dialogue. It is only concerned with having […]

Watch Exclusive Sneak Peak: ‘Family Foreman’

posted by dross

Watch a sneak peak of boxing legend, ordained minister, and “King of the Grills,” George Foreman’s new reality show, “Family Foreman”–coming soon to TV Land–in which he encourages his 10 children to follow their dreams and be the best at […]

This Week’s Summer Movie Trivia Answer

posted by Kris Rasmussen

On Wednesday I posted the Idol Chatter movie trivia question for the week: How many Oscar winners have played angels on the big screen? The answer is a little tricky because several actors have played angels and also have received […]

Polygamist Fashion: This Year’s Hot New Clothing Trend?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I’ve heard of taking life’s lemons and making lemonade, but the award for making the best of a bad situation has to go to the women from the polygamous sect referred to as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of […]

Kidman Christens Daughter Sunday to Smack Down Scientology?

posted by Ellen Leventry

From the Old Testament (Yahweh) to Grimm’s Fairytales (Rumpelstiltskin), names have always carried power. And now some in the media are suggesting that the name of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s newborn daughter’s name is imbued with a similar, power–an […]

Watch Clip: ‘Hellboy 2: The Golden Army’

posted by lmarcus

The sequel to the blockbuster hit, “Hellboy 2: The Golden Army” stars Selma Blair, Doug Jones, and Ron Perlman as the titular hero. Directed by “Pan’s Labyrinth” director Guillermo Del Toro, the movie looks as artistic as it is thrilling. […]

Watch Video: ‘The Church of Oprah’

posted by dross

Is Oprah a threat to Christianity? Check out this popular video clip. Then, check out Idol Chatter blogger Doug Howe’s take on the matter.

Reverend Oprah? Or Religious Overreaction?

posted by Douglas Howe

We’ve talked about Oprah here before, but we’re not in Nielson-ratings-land anymore, Toto, at least according to posts being circled and forwarded about the popular talk-show host and media entrepreneur. “One of the most effective proselytizers drawing Christians away from […]

‘God’s Pottery’ and ‘Last Comic Standing': Legit About Jesus?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Like fellow Beliefnet writer Joanne Brokaw over at Gospel Soundcheck I have noticed the comedy duo “God’s Pottery” who have made it to the finals of “Last Comic Standing.”At first, I was simply put off by their over-the-top mannerisms, their […]

Summer Movie Trivia, Idol Chatter Style!

posted by Kris Rasmussen

We here at Idol Chatter been having so much fun with our top ten movie lists this summer, that we decided to go one step further and start a little trivia game. Actually, we borrowed the idea from our new […]

Is It Now Okay to Swim Right After I Eat?

posted by Douglas Howe

We were Staycationers this past July 4 weekend, and tried something we hadn’t in a long time: we went looking for TV options, flipping the remote a little more than we’d care to and being mostly disappointed with what we […]

Those Ol’ Devil Rays

posted by Paul O'Donnell

The devil has a place in American baseball lore, thanks to the classic 1955 musical “Damn Yankees,” in which a beleaguered baseball fan named Joe Boyd sells his soul to Satan in return for the batting chops that help his […]

It’s Not Easy Be(com)ing a Celebrity Guru

posted by Donna Freitas

Last week the New York Times Style section did an interesting feature/exposé on the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health–a popular New Age retreat destination in Massachusetts that attracts “30,000 guests a year” and “bills itself as the biggest retreat […]

‘Secret Life of an American Teenager': A Different Perspective

posted by Donna Freitas

I finally watched episode one of “The Secret Life of an American Teenager,” the new, much advertised and talked about television series that premiered on ABC Family last Tuesday. I know my fellow Idol Chatter blogger Kris is rather outraged […]

More on Madonna, A-Rod, and Kabbalah

posted by lmarcus

As Idol Chatter reported last week, Madonna and her husband Guy Richie have been undergoing Kabbalah marriage counseling in New York. Now, it seems there’s more to the story. Rumors have been swirling that Madonna is having an affair with […]

‘American Teenager': Hit Ratings for Christian Stereotypes

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I ran a preview of “The Secret Life of an American Teenager” last week because I was hopeful it could be an intelligent new summer series. It seems others were equally optimistic because the show debuted to the highest ratings […]

Benedict Brings the Bling

posted by Ellen Leventry

Recently the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano officially quashed rumors that Pope Benedict XVI’s red shoes are not Prada (an urban legend Idol Chatter’s own Donna Freitas debunked back in April). “Such rumors are inconsistent with the simple and somber man […]

Is Will Smith a Scientologist?

posted by lmarcus

Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith recently announced plans to open a private school in Calabasas, California, just outside of Los Angeles. New Village Academy is scheduled to open in September, and while the couple may have funded […]

“Shakespeare” Director Hunts Nazis in New Film

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

“Shakespeare in Love” director John Madden, is now chasing Nazis–or at least planning to helm a remake (or reinterpretation) of an Israeli film about Nazi hunting, called “The Debt.” The Miramax Films project is based on the 2007 Israeli feature […]

Check Out These Cool Multifaith T-Shirts

posted by lmarcus

It’s summer, which means weather for shorts, T-shirts, and flip-flops. If you want to inject a little spiritual humor into your summer wardrobe, check out this gallery of fun faith-inspired T-shirts.

Here’s a Patriotic Movie Menu With Meaning

posted by Douglas Howe

If you want to save money on gas, money on tickets and even more money on popcorn and drinks at theater prices, the July 4th weekend is a great weekend to check out some of the great movies that carry […]

Kabbalah Counseling for Madge and Guy

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

[INT: evening] London, Ritchie/Ciccone Mansion, dinnertime. The family sits at the table. RITCHIE: Rocco, tell your mum to pass the salt. MADONNA: Lola, tell your father that we have an appointment to see Rabbi Berg today and he’d better be […]

Heidi Montag, Christian Music Wannabe

posted by lmarcus

Heidi Montag, one of the “famous for being famous” talentless starlets Hollywood grinds out at an alarming pace these days, is certainly not letting any of her fifteen minutes go to waste. The “Hills” villainess, whose relationship with Spencer Pratt […]

“The Wackness”: Growing Up too Fast?

posted by lmarcus

By Craig Detweiler After Disney struggled to control the innocent image of Miley Cyrus, now Nickelodeon must contend with their teenage star of “Drake & Josh” playing a drug dealer in the hip-hop drama, “The Wackness” (opening this weekend). After […]

Kathie Lee Disses Pagans on “Today Show”

posted by lmarcus

Kathie Lee Gifford is back on TV, hosting the fourth hour of NBC’s mammoth hit “Today Show.” This week, she’s been asking audience members trivia questions about marriage and weddings. One of the questions was about why people traditionally wear […]

“Hancock”: Half of a Super Movie

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Will Smith has a long history of “owning” the box office during the 4th of July holiday. He’s had more movies open in the top slot during the holiday than any other movie star I can think of. So it […]

Alec Baldwin, Secretly a Jew?

posted by lmarcus

Alec Baldwin is hilarious on ’30 Rock,’ and it turns out he’s pretty funny in real life too. In this video, Catholic-raised Alec tells The Jewish Channel (while at a party for Jewish restaurant/institution Barney Greengrass) that he’s the non-Jewish […]

‘American Teenager’ Premieres Tonight

posted by Kris Rasmussen

From the creative forces behind “7th Heaven” comes ‘Secret Life of the American Teenager,’ a new drama series about teen angst and family ties. It features Molly RIngwald as – gasp – the mom, not the teenager. Specifically, she’s the […]

‘In America': My DVD Pick of the Week

posted by Kris Rasmussen

As we all set out to celebrate the 4th of July this weekend (and even though I have recommended several excellent Fourth of July films already), I decided it was time to dig back into my film archives and pull […]

Trailer: ‘Henry Poole is Here’

posted by lmarcus

In the upcoming movie “Henry Poole is Here,” a bitter, disaffected man named Henry (played by “Old School” star Luke Wilson) gets a new chance at life when pilgrims begin flocking to his home to see an outline of Jesus’ […]

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