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‘Winter’s Bone': My Must-See DVD This Week

posted by Kris Rasmussen

“Winter’s Bone” is one of my favorite movies this year.

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This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas “Funny or Die” takes on the very serious issue of voting, a “Fairy Jobmother” helps families get back on their feet, and Major League Baseball stands up to Cancer–here are this week’s […]

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‘The Walking Dead': Flesh-Eating Zombies for Halloween

posted by Donna Freitas

While I do enjoy a fun vampire/werewolf story now and then (or even more than now and then), I am not one of those people who loves the zombie. The whole flesh-eating, chunks of rotted skin falling off business is […]

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TV’s Morality Police are Losing Their Grip

posted by Donna Freitas

The Parents Television Council gets upset about just about everything and recently they’ve been up in arms again about, well, everything: Glee cast members, Miley Cyrus, Cee Lo Green, the new CBS sitcom starring William Shatner, “$#*! My Dad Says,” […]

Taylor Swift’s New Album is Sweet Revenge

posted by Donna Freitas

Who doesn’t love Taylor Swift? And who didn’t get upset about the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards spectacle between Kanye West and Swift, when he virtually humiliated her before she accepted her award on live television? Awful. Especially because she’s […]

‘Breaking Dawn’ Movie: Giving up Chastity

posted by Donna Freitas

On Friday, rumors started flying that the sex scenes in the film version of the Twilight Saga’s book four, ‘Breaking Dawn’ are extra steamy. With Bella and Edward getting married in the first scene of this last installment of this […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas Too many stars gathered for Autism education, five sons from Sudan bust a move for their Mom, and one of TV’s favorite daughters plays mother to needy kittens–here are this week’s most […]

Deanna — Not Brett — Favre for MVP

posted by agreyson

While the world talks of racy text messages and the Twitterverse jokes that those messages were intended for Brett Favre’s wife but were not surprisingly “intercepted,” Deanna Favre looks to a Bible verse she has taped to her fridge, Isaiah […]

Tom Bosley Quietly Embraced His Jewish Faith

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Tom Bosley spoke rarely but profoundly about his Jewish heritage.

‘Blue Like Jazz’ Movie Might Make History

posted by Kris Rasmussen

The “Blue Like Jazz” movie is going to happen after all, thanks to fans.

Clint Eastwood: Spiritual after all?

posted by Donna Freitas

Critics are abuzz with praise for Clink Eastwood’s newest film, ‘Hereafter,’ which just released in New York City on Friday. But I have to say, as much as I respect this actor and his moviemaking sensibilities, when I first saw […]

The Spirit of Harry Potter Lives through Quidditch!

posted by Donna Freitas

With part one of Harry Potter VII about to release in movie theater in November, we all have Harry Potter on the brain lately. (Or at least us fans do!) So one of my favorite little news clips I’ve come […]

‘Modern Family’ Takes On God, Hilarity Ensues

posted by Donna Freitas

‘Modern Family’ is perhaps the show I look forward to most every week (aside from ‘Glee’ of course), and last week’s episode, “Earthquake” was as hilarious as usual, and Jay, Gloria, and Manny took up the task of theology, too. […]

Glee on God & Theology: Pretty Amazing

posted by Donna Freitas

I’ve heard lots of ranting about how much people hated last Tuesday’s newest installment of ‘Glee.’ But I loved it. I thought they tackled belief, religious diversity, and being the lonely atheist among the many faithful with incredible sensitivity. It […]

Catch It: Nat Geo’s ‘Into the Lost Crystal Caves’

posted by Ellen Leventry

During this Columbus Day weekend, discover the stunning crystal caverns of Mexico with National Geographic Channel.

‘Glee’ Meets God Tonight

posted by Kris Rasmussen

“Glee” is finding faith this week when one character sees Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich.

Help Save Don Miller’s ‘Blue Like Jazz’ movie

posted by Kris Rasmussen

“Blue Like Jazz” movie needs your help.

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by aroan

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A sitcom star gets real with high school kids, fans get a chance to bring home a bacon Kevin Bacon, and OK Go makes a video for the dogs-here are this week’s […]

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The Arizona Cardinals Hire First Female NFL Coach
The National Football League appears to be making the same strides toward gender equality by hiring Jen Welter who is the first female NFL coach. The Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians hinted towards the hiring of a female coach back ...

posted 8:52:03am Jul. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Bobbi Kristina Brown Dies at 22
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n5A6ZCXuis[/youtube]Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston, died Sunday at the age of 22. On June 24, the family announced that Bobbi Kristina would be moved to a hospice facility ...

posted 9:47:31am Jul. 27, 2015 | read full post »

“The Great” Hope Hits Theaters Today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11tsR0kI1ZQ&feature=youtu.be Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Billy “The Great” Hope, a junior middleweight boxing champion in “Southpaw.” Hope had all the riches he could dream of--a solid family and a ...

posted 10:20:53am Jul. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Becky Hammon Makes History Again
Becky Hammon made history again on Monday by becoming the first female coach to win a NBA Summer League Title, as she led the San Antonio Spurs to a championship victory at the NBA Las Vegas Summer League Championship. The Spurs first game ...

posted 8:08:40am Jul. 22, 2015 | read full post »

Caitlyn Jenner Receives the Arthur Ashe Courage Award
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sznBIipVekU[/youtube] The 2015 ESPY Awards recognized Caitlyn Jenner with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The award is a sports-oriented award, but is not limited to sports-related people or actions, ...

posted 9:26:34am Jul. 16, 2015 | read full post »

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