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‘Eclipse': A So-So Phase of the ‘Twilight Saga’

posted by Ellen Leventry

The third installment in the “Twilight Saga” fails to sparkle as brightly as the first two.

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Nikki Blonsky is a ‘Huge’ Success at ABC Family This Summer

posted by Kris Rasmussen

ABC Family has a delightful new series “Huge.”

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Watch Teaser Trailer: ‘Paranormal Activity 2′

posted by dross

If you were a fan of “Paranormal Activity,” you’ll want to check out the teaser trailer to the sequel, set for release on October 22, 2010.What do you think?

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Tom Cruise and ‘Knight and Day’ Fail to Inspire at the Box Office- But Why?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

“Knight and Day” tanked at the box office, but there are many theories as to why.

Go See Cruise and Diaz in ‘Knight and Day’

posted by Douglas Howe

The weekend movie box office numbers are out and “Knight and Day” ranked third behind Disney’s “Toy Story 3″ and Adam Sandler’s “Grown-Ups.” It got only a third of the business of “Toy Story 3″ and about half compared to […]

Top 10 Movie/TV Love Triangles

posted by Donna Freitas

In honor of the June 30th release of ‘Eclipse,’ the third movie installment in the Twilight Saga, I thought it would be fun to spend some time thinking about some tv and film love triangle favorites of mine (most from […]

Al Roker Lends a Hand and More of This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by idol chatter

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas This week a fashion designer built sustainable communities in Africa, a weatherman toured the country on a feel good gift giving spree, and a star-studded documentary encouraged kids to go outside and […]

Finding Faith and Inspiration at the World Cup

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Tim Howard has become my favorite soccer player as I learn to love the World Cup.

Savior Sequels on the Way!

posted by Douglas Howe

This summer’s movies haven’t been doing it for me so far, so I was glad to read premiere.com’s recent news summaries about several sequels which are in the works. What all these projects have in common is this: they’re not […]

The Real Live Edward Cullen: Pattinson’s Cross

posted by Donna Freitas

Poor Robert Pattinson, the living, breathing incarnation of the fictional heartthrob of every teen girl (and their mother) on this planet–Edward Cullen. The romantic, sexy vampire had girls swooning on the page long before it was even a thought in […]

Watch Trailer: ‘The Last Airbender’

posted by dross

This latest from M. Night Shyamalan is based on a TV series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and features a world where the elements–Earth, Air, Fire, and Water–are controlled by people called “benders.” The last of the Airbenders is a young […]

Amy Poehler Celebrates Smart Girls and More of This Week’s Inspiring Moments in Pop Culture

posted by idol chatter

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas During the past seven days a Broadway performer became a hot dog ambassador for good moods, a comedian celebrated smart girls, and stars came out to fight Pediatric AIDS. Here are this […]

“True Blood” Premiere Quenches, Season Three Promising

posted by Ellen Leventry

Following a somewhat anemic second season, “True Blood” is bad to it’s sexy best.

Nuns Singing and Dancing!

posted by Donna Freitas

Who doesn’t love nuns at the theater? I remember when as a kid, my mother took me to see “Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?”, a comedic play (originally a book) about girls at Catholic school beginning to their […]

Tori Spelling Claims She Made Contact with Farrah Fawcett from Beyond the Grave

posted by dross

Remember that scene in “Ghost” where “medium” Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) tries to make contact with a woman’s husband, but instead (to her surprise–since she was faking her “abilities” the whole time) she contacts the newly dead Sam Wheat(Patrick […]

Exclusive! Watch Trailer: ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Dawn Treader’

posted by dross

In this third installment of “The Chronicles of Narnia” film series, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are pulled back into Narnia through a painting and are joined by the King of Narnia, Caspian X. The group must go on a voyage […]

‘Painter of Light’ Thomas Kinkade Continues to Face Dark Times

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Thomas Kinkade was charged with allegedly drunk driving last weekend.

Watch Video: ‘India’s Hidden Plague’

posted by dross

Courtesy of Snagfilms, check out this documentary about Hollywood superstar Ashley Judd’s mission to fight youth AIDS in India.

Katy Perry Talks About Lady Gaga ‘Alejandro’ Controversy

posted by dross

Singer Katy Perry recently went on a French radio show and spoke about the controversy around Lady Gaga’s new music video “Alejandro,” in which the flamboyant artist swallows a rosary, wears a red rubber nun’s robe, and simulates sex, among […]

This is Your Brain on Technology

posted by Donna Freitas

Last week The New York Times published two riveting articles about how technology–the constant texting, connectivity, emailing, cell phones, and other interactive media we use constantly via our iPhones and other PDA’s–is making an impact on our lives, our families, […]

Why The Tony Awards Inspire Me

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I really wish life was exactly like the Tony Awards. Rock bands would mingle with sitcom stars who would sing with Broadway legends. Then, they would hang out with all the rest of us common folk and everything would happen […]

Will ‘A-Team’ Make This A-List?

posted by Douglas Howe

“The A-Team” is out today, the latest television show to be made into a movie. Idol Chatter’s Kris Rasmussen recently posted about Hollywood movie remakes with a great list of the best and worst ones. Most of us love TV […]

World Cup Scores: All Tied Up

posted by mkress

After all the hoopla, all the anticipation, the World Cup 2010 competition opens with… a 1-1 tie between Mexico and host country South Africa. Yes, folks, sports can end in a tie, a draw, Even Steven, and not just in […]

My Meeting With Coach John Wooden

posted by Douglas Howe

Today is the one week anniversary of the death of Coach John Wooden. I am amazed–and thrilled–that the accolades and chat about him continues to thrive throughout the media universe we live in. Somehow, this man of Christian faith, family […]

Ken Jeong’s MTV Movie Awards Speech and More of This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by idol chatter

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A Hollywood actor was inspired by his wife’s strength and a phone company rewards good deeds are some of this week’s inspirational Pop Culture moments. Ken Jeong Shows His Sensitive Side Some […]

Watch Trailer: ‘The Last Exorcism’

posted by dross

If you like scary movies, this might be the film for you. Produced by Eli Roth (“Cabin Fever,” “Hostel”), “The Last Exorcism” is shot in documentary style and tells the story of a troubled minister’s exorcism of a young woman. […]

Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Bree Tanner’ Available for Free

posted by Donna Freitas

Because Stephenie Meyer is really nice (and I suppose, because she is really, really rich, too), she has made her new little book, “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella” available for free download from her website! […]

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Premieres on ABC Family

posted by Donna Freitas

ABC Family’s syrupy, sex-fixated, rather awfully written ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ that features Christian girls and boys deciding to have sex and later regretting it, not to mention teens having babies, had its third season premiere last […]

Does the World Need Really Need ‘Kate Plus 8’?

posted by Ellen Leventry

Last night marked the return of the Gosselins to TLC, minus Jon, and it felt as if the mother of multiples and her brood had never been away from the small screen. Which, depending on how you feel about the show, is a good thing or a bad thing. But is it a necessary thing?

Sandra Bullock Returns to the Stage at the MTV Movie Awards

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Sandra Bullock shined at the MTV Movie Awards.

Hollywood Steps Up for the Gulf and More of This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by idol chatter

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas In recent celeb news a former Eurythmic got a UN appointment, some Hollywood stars lent a hand in the Gulf, and an ex-Idol asked fans to give back. Here are this week’s […]

Orthodox Jewish Boxer Takes to the Ring, After 9:14 PM

posted by mkress

I am not the world’s biggest boxing fan, which is my way of saying that two grown men pummeling each other seems to me like a criminal act, not a sport. Still, I make exceptions now and again, and I […]

‘American Idol’ Ratings Drop Because Ellen is Gay?

posted by Ellen Leventry

Christian Newswire director claims that the once unstoppable “American Idol” has seen its ratings drop thanks to new judge “lesbian activist” Ellen DeGeneres, but is he conveniently ignoring “Idol’s” gayness?

‘True Blood’ does the Love Triangle a la ‘Twilight’

posted by Donna Freitas

The third season of HBO’s vampire-centric hit ‘True Blood’ premiers a week from Sunday on June 13th. Crossover fans of ‘Twilight’ have a lot to look forward to since it seems a major story line of the show this summer […]

‘Glee’ Adds a Christian to Its Cast

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Next season “Glee” will add a Christian character to the show.

Watch Trailer: ‘8 The Mormon Proposition’

posted by dross

This documentary examines the Mormon Church’s involvement in the passage of California’s Proposition 8, which prohibits gay marriage. The film releases June 18, 2010.

‘The Passage’ by Justin Cronin: Is It the Next Twilight?

posted by Donna Freitas

So unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that indeed, the bookshelves are still glutted with paranormal romances galore, and yes, the vampire trend still seems to be bearing itself out despite years of “Twilight” knockoffs (as I’ve […]

Top 5 Picks For Best And Worst Movie Remakes

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Here are my picks for the best and worst movie remakes ever.

Al and Tipper Gore Separating After 40 Years of Marriage

posted by Ellen Leventry

Al and Tipper Gore shocked the world with the announcement of their separation after 40 years of marriage. But the fact that the separation is scandal-free may be more shocking to a public used to tabloid-fueled break ups.

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