Lost is ending its six-season run on May 23. What are our expectations for its last four episodes?
Lost is ending its six-season run on May 23. What are our expectations for its last four episodes?
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas This week a cartoon saved a young girl’s life, Hannah Montana granted 30 wishes, a tycoon ran in a charitable marathon, and one rock star helped a homeless man while another fought […]
Is Jill Zarin one more example of a Jewish stereotype we don’t need to see on TV?
Based on the best-selling children’s book series by Beverly Cleary, the film focuses on the young Ramona, the adventures and mishaps she gets herself into, and her older sister Beezus who encourages her to be imaginative and creative. The film […]
Popular stars, producers, and premises abound in this list of potential network TV pilots.
In celebration of the DVD release of the Beliefnet Film Award nominated documentary “Oh My God,”–in which filmmaker Peter Rodger traveled the world asking celebrities, religious leaders, and ordinary people about their thoughts on God–we are giving away 5 copies. […]
As you may have already heard, Sandra Bullock is in the process of adopting a baby from New Orleans, something the “Blindside” actress has managed to keep a secret even under an intense media spotlight over her crumbling relationship with […]
Sure, Sandra Bullock debuting her 3 1/2 month old, adopted son on the cover of People magazine is surprising, but the fact that we haven’t heard about it until now is even more so.
If you’ve seen Disneynature’s newest documentary, “Oceans,” you may have heard a familiar voice narrating the film–actor Pierce Brosnan. And after working on the project, the former “James Bond” has become more passionate about helping the preserving oceans and its […]
I’ve written a bunch about hot chastity in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series because, well, really, it’s difficult not to notice the erotic tension between vampire Edward Cullen and Bella, his beloved, even though they barely even kiss in the first […]
A new website asks for donations to help restore the lost wealth of outspoken Christian actor Stephen Baldwin.
In celebration of pastor Joel Osteen’s new audiobook “Living in Favor, Abundance, And Joy,” (which includes 10 of his most inspiring semons, recorded live at Lakewood Church), we are giving away one grand prize: four of Osteen’s audiobooks which includes […]
Sir Robin Longstride, played by Russell Crowe, returns to his English village after fighting in the Third Crusade, only to find his village taken over by a tyrant. He uses his military skills to gather an army to fight to […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasGood feelings were flowing again this week. Esquire announced a surprising choice for best looking woman in America. One famous chef helped another make a comeback. A trailblazing star released a third memoir. […]
I am totally the target market for the ongoing, “Will they or won’t they?” romantic story line of the television series. You know, those ongoing love stories where you wait and wait for the characters to get together and they […]
What a bonanza tonight should be for Christian music fans. Late night, Amy Grant will be talking about her first album in six years on ABC’s “Nightline,” while on CNN at 9 p.m., Larry King interviews Jennifer Knapp, the Christian […]
I am a huge college football fan, but I can’t say I pay that much attention to the NFL draft when it rolls around. But talk about one college football player’s faith and his NFL prospects caught my attention yesterday […]
Here are some recommendations for movies influenced by William Shakespeare!
This week’s Glee tackled teen sexuality – against the empowering backdrop of Madonna’s music.
If you like HBO’s new series “Treme” about musicians in New Orleans struggling to rebuild their city post-Katrina, you’ll love the documentary “Music Rising.” The documentary follows musicians dedicated to helping New Orleans residents replace musical instruments detroyed by the […]
Based on the popular TV series, the film follows four friends from New York–Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte–as they travel to Dubai on vacation together and discuss how their lives have changed in the years they’ve been friends. The film […]
Aziz Poonawalla over at City of Brass has a great post up about the last week’s 200th episode of “South Park,” which included mentions of the various controversies it has caused throughout its years on the air. In the episode, […]
Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as billionaire inventor Tony Stark, also known to the world as superhero Iron Man. Now under pressure from the government to share his invention, the Iron Man suit, with the military, Stark also faces […]
The Academy of Country Music had its annual awards ceremony on Sunday and the big surprise was that Taylor Swift–who was nominated in a number of categories and has picked up a bunch of awards over the past tear–walked away […]
I am a foodie, and so I was somewhat amused and somewhat distraught to see a recent New York Times article about the current updating of the old-school Jewish deli sweeping the nation (or at least some of its cities). […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasThis week chicks announced they’re rockin’ for charity, a singer made plans to build a school, a child star urged fans to give back to other kids, stars and locals joined forces to […]
TV Family Night is back! How cool! I encourage you to tune in to NBC for tonight’s “Secrets of the Mountain,” a made-for-TV movie that is really part of what I hope will be a new version of an old […]
Religion took a double hit on the sporting field in recent days.First the NCAA banned messages embedded in eye-black–those stripes of glare-killing grease football players wear on their cheeks, and that Florida quaterback Tim Tebow imprinted with biblical verses.
South Park and Avenue Q creators team up for new Broadway musical titled “The Book of Mormon.”
By Jerome R. Corsi, author of “The Shroud Codex.” I have been fascinated with the Shroud of Turin since I first saw it at a senior retreat at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. I remember the image of […]
In this clip from the new documentary, we see penguins in their natural habitat. “Oceans” hits theaters Earth Day, April 22, 2010.
Last week I was able to happily report that the Duggar family’s latest addition, Josie Brooklyn, who was born prematurely in December, was finally able to come home after an extended hospital stay. Sadly she’s back in the hospital, although […]
After decades, the Vatican absolves the Beatles.
Check out the trailer for the new HBO series “Treme” about musicians living in post-Katrina New Orleans and are struggling to rebuild their city and their lives. “Do You Wanna” Clip Trailer: Day
So this has to be the weirdest announcement of a run for the presidency in history, for both the Democratic and Republican parties combined. Even weirder than Sarah Palin getting a spot on last election’s ticket as VP candidate and […]
I have a few spoilers to share regarding tonight’s episode of Glee.
The late DIxie Carter often spoke about the importance of her Christian faith.
For her birthday, one of my gifts to my bride was to see a Chick Flick with her, so we went to see “Date Night.” (Her birthday was probably the only reason I’d have gone to see it, as I’m […]
Did you catch the Masters’ Tournament this weekend? If not, I can some it up simply and easily: Phamily Phil pulled it off. Phidelity Phil beat Terrible Tiger. The right guy won. The nice guy finished first. Lefty did right. […]
Yippee, woohoo: ‘Glee’ returns tomorrow night, Tuesday, for its spring run of episodes after what has felt like the longest hiatus ever. Over the last few months without my weekly ‘Glee’ episode my life has been without song! Without a […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, the Pop Culture PassionistasThis week celebrities take off their make-up, dance for animal rights, overcome illness, open a shelter, and speak out about school budget cuts. Here are our favorite inspirational pop culture moments of […]
Should J.K. Rowling write another Harry Potter book?
A young man’s appearance on the Taiwanese talent show “Super Star Ave.” has the Internet abuzz. His performance of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” is shockingly weird/awesome.Check it out:
Introducing Feminist Theologian Barbie. Reverend Barbie. Pastor Barbie! I literally cannot get over this: Barbie is getting ordained in the Episcopalian Church. I mean, I know she’s been president and entered into a whole host of other professions, but a […]
The Duggar family’s newest addition, Josie Brooklyn–baby 19–was finally released from the hospital yesterday after she was prematurely born in December. As you read on Idol Chatter a few months ago, Michelle Duggar, who along with husband Jim Bob star […]
Here are a few excellent movies that celebrate poetry and poets.
Such was the line from “Hoosiers,” the best basketball movie ever made, and the line repeated all over the Butler University Campus. It was one of the Top Five memories from one of the most inspirational NCAA Basketball Finals we’ve […]
Tiger Woods faced the world through 206 media representatives, multiple television cameras and a host of digital cameras. As anticipated, the questions ranged from his personal life to golf to his personal life to Augusta to his personal life to […]
Last weekend I was excited to see ‘Saving Grace,’ TNT’s cop show starring Holly Hunter, back in my DVR queue–it meant a new season was beginning. The gritty stories and characters appealed to me from the very start, much to […]
Big names and big effects prove to be less than epic in this unnecessary and dispensable remake.
Before I started writing this review, I had to go back and read what I wrote for “Why Did I Get Married?” I needed to see what inspired me in the first movie to see if I could cobble together […]
The other day I got a notice from Amazon to my email informing me Not to wait! Pre-Order Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Eclipse’ novella now! Despite my obvious fandom of ‘Twilight’, my first thought was: Novella? Why would I want to read […]
Actor Neal McDonough is fired for not doing sex scenes on set.
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas This week’s inspiring pop culture events came in all shapes and sizes. A charitable little boy made a big Hollywood deal, the First Lady received a Kids’ Choice Award, and Demi and […]
NFL Commissioner: 'Progress is being made' for Women
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Joe Alaskey, Voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck & Tweety Dies
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‘Risen’ is a Detective Story for the Ages
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"Grease: Live" was the Biggest TV Musical Yet
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The X-Files Returns with Staggering Ratings
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