Based on the book “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud” the title character (Zac Efron) survives a car accident that takes the life of his younger brother. After the funeral, he sees his brother’s ghost and fulfills a […]
Based on the book “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud” the title character (Zac Efron) survives a car accident that takes the life of his younger brother. After the funeral, he sees his brother’s ghost and fulfills a […]
Walmart and P & G present a new TV movie about a secret community of geniuses who conduct research to solve the world’s most important problems and who must stop dangerous technology from falling into the wrong hands. The movie […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Courtesy of Snagfilms, check out this documentary about Hollywood superstar Ashley Judd’s mission to fight youth AIDS in India.
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 […]
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. […]
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.
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas We finally said aloha to “Lost,” which went out with a message of hope, America Ferrera joined the list of celebs building schools, and two famous Brad Whitfords collided. Here are this […]
This post has been updated from earlier today Actor Gary Coleman, 42, most famous for his role as Arnold on the 80s sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” has died from a brain hemorrhage. He had been on life support. A rep for […]
Nell Minow, Beliefnet’s Movie Mom, talks about some of this summer’s new films — “Shrek Forever After,” “The Karate Kid,” “The A-Team,” “Twilight: Eclipse,” and more.
Since Idol Chatter blogger Donna Freitas would never toot her own horn and promote her brand new young adult novel “This Gorgeous Game” here, I’m going to do it for her! “This Gorgeous Game” is about a teenage girl’s experience […]
It seems like images of Jesus and other holy figures have been appearing on all kinds of food lately–grilled cheese, pierogies, tortillas, just to name a few. Which is why I was skeptical, yet intrigued, when I received a press […]
In this third installment of the “Twilight’ series, Bella choose between her love for vampire Edward and werewolf Jacob. The film opens June 30,2010.
If you haven’t already heard the news, Beliefnet now has a Hulu Channel called Beliefnet TV. Keep it bookmarked and visit it often–we’re constantly adding new, full-length movies about spirituality and inspiration. Our latest offering is a film called “One […]
Last week Academy Award nominated actor Edward Norton unveiled a new social networking website Crowdrise.com, to help volunteers and charitable organizations promote their causes and raise funds. He’s already got some of his celebrity pals–like Jonah Hill, Seth Rogan, and […]
In honor of the Preakness on Saturday, check out the trailer to “Secretariat,” which tells the real-life story of Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) and her Triple Crown-winning horse Secretariat. The movie also stars John Malkovich and hits theaters October 8, […]
The son of “Diff’rent Strokes” actress Dana Plato has committed suicide. The 25-year-old died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound late last week, almost 11 years after his mother took her own life by overdosing on prescription pills. His family members […]
In this remake of the 1980s classic, a young American boy (Jaden Smith) and his mother (Taraji P. Henson) move to China where he is taught kung-fu by a master (Jackie Chan). The film releases June 11, 2010.
If you’re in the mood for a little uplifting this morning, check out the movie “Life After Tomorrow,” which reunites more than 40 women who played orphans in the Broadway production of “Annie.”View the full movie below.
If you’ve been following the story, you know that the newest addition to TV’s the Duggar family, Josie Brooklyn, has been struggling ever since mother Michelle gave birth to her prematurely in December (she wasn’t due until the spring). In […]
Check out two clips from Sunday’s special Mother’s Day episode of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.” And then read my exclusive interview with Michelle Duggar, who gives me an update on baby Josie’s condition.A Mother’s CallJosie’s Homecoming
Todd Bridges, formerly of “Diff’rent Strokes” and currently seen on TruTV’s “World’s Dumbest Criminals,” recently sat down and spoke to me about life on the set of the groundbreaking show, the media’s portrayal of former child stars, being abused as […]
Carly Simon just released a new music video to her classic song “You’re So Vain.”The singer held a contest, inviting fans and filmmakers to create the video concept. Brett Bisogno created the winning video, featuring a dancing Hasidic Jew on […]
Soap Opera fans are mourning the death of veteran “As the World Turns” actress Helen Wagner, who passed away yesterday at the age of 91. Wagner played the role of Nancy Hughes for 54 years, a Guinness World Record. “As […]
In this final installment of the “Shrek” series, the ogre finds himself in an alternate reality in which he never existed and must work to go back to the correct time or risk disappearing forever. The movie features the voices […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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:
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 […]
In this TV movie created by Wal-Mart and Proctor & Gamble, a family goes on a weekend getaway to an old cabin they inherited and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. The film airs on NBC on April 16, […]
Are you a fan of Christian music star Amy Grant? If so, you may want to check out “Somewhere Down the Road” (read Paul O’Donnell’s review here), her first new album in seven years, which releases on March 30, 2010. […]
The new documentary “The Adventists” takes a look at the history of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and how their holistic view of health has led to the group members being among the longest-living people on Earth. The film will […]
Inspired by the upcoming film “The Last Song,” in which a teenager (Miley Cyrus) and her estranged father (Greg Kinnear) try to reconnect through a mutual love of music, I started thinking about my favorite movies about love. And not […]
Based on the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, a woman (Julia Roberts) believes she isn’t getting what she wants out of life and travels to Italy, India, and Indonesia over the course of the year. The film releases August 13, […]
In this documentary, religious leaders of various faiths,including the Dalai Lama, talk about religious conflicts around the world and the key to peace. The film airs on PBS in April 2010.
In this clip from “Amish Grace,” based on the true story of the schoolhouse shooting in Nickle Mines, Pennsylvania, a reporter sent to cover the tragedy talks to the community’s Deacon about forgiveness. The movie premieres on March 28, 2010 […]
In this film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, Miley Cyrus plays a teenager who reconnects with her father, played by Greg Kinnear, and falls in love during a summer away from home. The film releases […]
Lehava, a Israeli organization, has publically called for supermodel Bar Refaeli to dump her boyfriend, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and marry a nice Jewish man instead. The organization also sent a letter to Refaei’s mother. How inappropriate! Carrie Sloan over at […]
“The Blind Side” turned out to be much more than the football movie everyone expected it to be. It inspired many to live their faith through their actions instead of just their words, recently winning the People’s Choice Award for […]
A young boy with cancer describes to his friend how writing a letter to God for help with a problem is like “texting a best friend.” The film releases April 9, 2010. You can watch the full “Letters to God” […]
A group of friends vacationing together analyze their marriages. The film stars Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Jill Scott, and Louise Gossett Jr. and releases April2, 2010
Although I’m a little sleepy from staying up so late to watch the 82nd annual Academy Awards last night, I’m so happy that “The Hurt Locker” beat out blockbuster “Avatar” for Best Picture of the Year. Also excited for Kathryn […]
Watch a clip from the latest “VeggieTales” DVD, which offers a twist on the classic Pinocchio story. The DVD is now available.
After weeks of voting, we are happy to announce the winners of the Best Spiritual Film, Inspirational Film, and Spiritual Documentary of the Year. Find out the winners of the Judges’ Award and the People’s Choice Award (voted on by […]
This documentary from David Grubin explores the life of Prince Siddhartha of India, whose spiritual quest for enlightenment gave birth to Buddhism. The film, narrated by Richard Gere, includes interviews with the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman, and other experts, and […]
Actor Kirk Cameron has released a statement about missing actor Andrew Koenig, whom he starred with on the hit TV series “Growing Pains.” “Andrew, if you’re reading this, please call me,” said Cameron. Koenig, who according to his family showed […]
Beliefnet Interview with Robert Duvall on “Crazy Heart.”
Check out this video where actresses from NBC’s “The Office” talk about their favorite thoughts and memories from Olympics past. My favorite line comes from Mindy Kaling (who plays Kelly Kapoor), who gives her thoughts on female figure skaters. She […]
The film, based on a true story, tells of the racially motivated murder of a black man in rural North Carolina, by a white man, his acquittal by an all white jury, and the civil unrest that ensued. The film […]
Donna Freitas has created this great new gallery of her 10 favorite movie couples. And yes, Maria and Captain Von Trapp from “The Sound of Music” are on the list. But would you believe, Edward and Bella of “Twilight” are […]
Ever wondered how marriage changes everything? Even the women of “The Waltons” dealt with the scary changes of going from single to married. Check out this clip from the show and post your favorite moments from the show in the […]
“VeggieTales” co-creator Phil Vischer gives us an inside look at his new children’s video project, “What’s in the Bible?”
It’s movie award season and with that comes our fifth annual Beliefnet Film Awards. Check out which films and documentaries we selected this year, watch videos from the nominees, and vote for your favorite. Best Spiritual Film Nominees Best Inspirational […]
The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards were announced this morning. Here are some of the nominees in the biggest categories.The winners will be announced on March 7, 2010. Best Picture of the Year “Avatar” “The Blind Side” “District 9″ […]
Watch the trailer to “Letters to God.”
Take our quiz on religion on the TV show “The Office: An American Workplace”
As the world gears up for the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics XXI in Vancouver (February 12-28), test your knowledge of the religious history of the Games. You’ll be sure to amaze and dazzle your friends and family with new trivia! […]
In this trailer, a family torn apart struggles to come back together through the strength of faith and their deep, abiding love. On DVD January 19, 2010.
Watch the trailer to “Legion,” starring Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, and Charles S. Dutton.
Watch trailer to Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic
Watch “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” trailer on Beliefnet
This year marks the passing of a number of movie and TV stars, literary giants, and influential celebrities–Farrah Fawcett, Frank McCourt, Bea Arthur, and more. Many of them inspired and encouraged us with their accomplishments. And while we mourn their […]
Check out the 12 most inspiring pop culture moments of the decade.
Check out Movie Mom’s picks for the 12 Most Inspirational Movies of the Decade–from “The Pursuit of Happyness” to “Finding Nemo” and more.
Whether you’ve realized it or not, religion, faith, and spirituality have permeated American pop culture over the past decade. Idol Chatter’s Ellen Leventry has created this wonderful gallery of the 10 Biggest Spiritual Pop Culture Trends of the Decade. From […]
Meet the kid who beat out Michael J. Fox, Youtube sensation Jill and Kevin, Captain Sully, and more of the year’s most inspirational people to win Beliefnet’s annual award. Zach Bonner, a 12-year-old committed to helping homeless kids, is the […]
Watch the trailer for “Creation,” the new movie about the life of scientist Charles Darwin.
Watch this great clip from last night’s episode of “The Office” in which boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell) tries to get everyone to understand the real meaning of the holiday–for his own selfish reasons, of course.
Michelle Duggar is officially a mom of 19. The star of the TV series “18 Kids and Counting”–TLC will be changing the name to “19 Kids and Counting” soon– delivered a baby girl, Josie Brooklyn, via emergency C-section Thursday night, […]
Michelle Duggar, pregnant reality TV mom on TLC’s “18 Kids and Counting” (soon to be “19 Kids and Counting”) was rushed to an Arkansas hospital over the weekend due to gallbladder issues according to People Magazine. According to a network […]
Does the sweet, bluesy, jazzy sound of Norah Jones’ music soothe your soul? If so, you’ll love our latest giveaway. We have one copy of Norah Jones’ new album “The Fall,” plus a lithograph of the album to give away. […]
With Beliefnet’s annual Most Inspiring Person of the Year feature in full swing, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about the celebrities (and in some cases, I use that term very loosely) who’ve disgusted me over the year. […]
Who’s inspired you the most this year? Perhaps it was actor Michael J. Fox, who in spite of his battle with Parkinson’s disease, spread the word about the benefits of optimism through his latest book and TV special. Or maybe […]
On last night’s episode of “The Simpsons” Lisa tries to join a small coven of teen Wiccans, who are arrested on charges of witchcraft. Check out the clip belowThe best line of the episode (not in the clip) was uttered […]
In this clip, ABC News Correspondent Father Edward Beck interviews actor David Hyde Pierce–best known as Dr. Niles Crane on “Frasier”–about his family’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. To see more of this interview, visit ABC News.
In this video clip, ABC News Correspondent Father Edward Beck interviews stage and screen star Elaine Stritch, who currently stars on “30 Rock” as Colleen Donaghy, about her Catholic faith. To see more of this interview, visit ABC News.
You may remember a few weeks ago Rabbi Shmuley Boteach had a public (but not free…) talk with reality TV star Jon Gosselin about whether fame was a blessing or a curse. During that talk Jon publically apologizes to Kate, […]
A big welcome to one of Beliefnet’s newest blogs, Stuff Christian Culture Likes, written by the hilarious and wonderful Stephanie Drury. From her bio: “I sort of consider myself an expert on Christian culture as I am a preacher’s kid […]
In celebration of Thanksgiving, Robin Williams, Kate Gosselin, Michael J. Fox, Renee Zellweger, Michael Strahan, and other movie stars and TV personalities tell Beliefnet what they’re most grateful for this year. Check out our Thankful Quotes from Celebrities gallery.
In this clip from “Veggietales: Saint Nicholas: A Story Of Joyful Giving,” Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and their friends travel in a runaway sleigh.
Michelle Duggar talks about enjoying her new granddaughter Mackynzie Renee.
In this clip from the upcoming PBS documentary “A Passion for Giving,” Count Alexandre de Lesseps talks about the work he has done in Burman, helping rebuild a village after a tsunami.For more information on when the documentary is airing […]
In the newly released DVD “Thou Shalt Laugh 4,” watch and laugh as Christian comedian Michael Jr. talks about his experience going back to church for the first time.
Were you inspired and uplifted by the TV show “Touched by an Angel”? If so, you’ll love our latest giveaway. We have 5 sets of 2 “Touched by an Angel: Inspiration Collection” DVDs to give away. Want one? Post a […]
Watch the trailer for “The Messenger” starring Woody Harreslson and Ben Foster as military officers tasked with notifying the family members of fallen soldiers.
Michael Lohan has said God has taken his daughter Lindsay Lohan’s career away.
“Happy Days” mom Marion Ross shares her 10 tips for “Happy Days” with Beliefnet.
Watch the trailer for “Avatar,” the upcoming James Cameron sci-fi film.
For Sesame Street 40th Anniversity Beliefnet staff share the lessons they have learned from the beloved children’s TV show.
Last night in between watching my beloved Yankees try to win the World Series, I tuned into TLC’s special “Kate: Her Story,” in which Kate Gosselin, star of “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” was interviewed by NBC’s Natalie Morales. When […]
Take the Beliefnet Classic Move Love Quotes quiz.
A big shout out to Idol Chatter blogger and resident vampire fanatic Donna Freitas who was recently interviewed by two newspapers about the evolution of the fanged creatures. In the Michigan-based newsletter The Macomb Daily she spoke about how vampires […]
Beliefnet blogger Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was mentioned by Tracy’s Morgan’s character on “30 Rock.”
When Dad-of-the-Year Jon Gosselin of “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ started dating Hailey Glassman a few months ago, I don’t think many of us (and by “us” I mean fans of the show, people who read tabloids, and/or those in […]
Watch the movie trailer for “2012.”
In this featurette for the upcoming CBS Films movie “Extraordinary Measures,” inspired by the true story of John Crowley, Crowley himself (played by Brendan Fraser in the film) talks about leaving his corporate job behind for a quest to find […]
Thomas Nelson is gearing up to release an audio Bible CD set with a cool twist–the biblical characters are voiced by some of your favorite actors. The “Word of Promise” audio Bible is voiced by such reknown film and TV […]
Actor Ernie Hudson talks about his role on “Heroes” and whether God plays a role on the show.
Read an excerpt from sports host James “JB” Brown’s new book “Role of a Lifetime.”
In response to Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol,” Jay Kinney, an author and practicing Mason, clears up 10 myths about Freemasonry, including whether Obama is a member, and if Masonic symbols are on U.S. currency.
Filmmaker Peter Rodger traveled the world asking people of all walks of life–including celebrities like Ringo Starr, Hugh Jackman, Seal, David Copperfield, and Bob Geldof–the question, “What is God?” .
A video clip from the 2006 documentary “The Saint of 9/11,” which chronicles the life of Father Mychal Judge, the Fire Department of New York’s chaplain on 9/11, and the first official victim of the terrorist attacks.
Seven inspirational quotes from Julia Child.
Enter to win a ‘Precious Moments: Our Angel Saves the Day’ personalized DVD.
Watch an exclusive clip from “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself.”
Watch the trailer to “As We Forgive,” which focuses on two Rwandan women who come face-to-face with the men responsible for the death of their families during the Rwandan genocide, and explores the question “Could you forgive a person who murdered your family?”
Match the famous movie quote to the film it’s from with Beliefnet’s Memorable Movie Quotes Quiz.
Some of the most beloved popular songs of the last 40 years are chock full of spiritual themes. How much do you really know about pop music? Take our quiz!
The National Geographic Channel will be airing “The Human Family Tree,” which using DNA samples from over 350,000 people around the world, attempts to demonstrate that we all share common ancestors.
Whether you loved, hated, or haven’t yet seen (but want to!) “District 9,” you’ll want to check out Movie Mom’s cool new quiz about some of your favorite aliens in film and Beliefnet’s Memorable Movie Alien gallery.
Check out Beliefnet’s new feature The Best Celebrity Tweets to Inspire You, which highlights uplifting posts on Twitter from your favorite stars.
Watch an exclusive clip from “My One and Only,” starring Renee Zellweger.
Watch the trailer to “The Lovely Bones” based on the best-selling book, about a young girl who is murdered and who watches over her friends and family from heaven.
How well do you know romance movies? Take our new quiz.
Everyone is upset that Miley Cyrus was “pole dancing” at the Teen Choice Awards. But why doesn’t anyone care that convicted rapist Mike Tyson was on the show?
Martha Williamson uses a memorable scene from “The Shawshank Redemption” to describe the promise of prayer.
Lauren Graham of “Gilmore Girls” talks about her new movie “The Answer Man” and balancing spirituality and religion.
A fun quiz on the religious lives of TV characters.
Watch the trailer for “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra.”
How does Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat) of the X-Men show her Jewish faith? What religion is Superman? Many comic book characters–the good and bad alike–either overtly or subtly express a religious affiliation. How much do you know about the spirituality of […]
Watch the teaser trailer for Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderful” starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and more.
Brad Pitt recently gave an interesting interview to the German magazine Bild in which he opens up about his spiritual life–or lack thereof. BILD: Do you believe in God? Brad Pitt (smiling): “No, no, no!” BILD: Is your soul spiritual? […]
“The Soloist” is based on the true story of a homeless, schizophrenic musician (Jamie Foxx) and a journalist (Robert Downey Jr.) who covers his amazing story and develops a friendship with him. The DVD releases on August 4, 2009. We […]
Watch an exclusive clip from the latest VeggieTales film, “Minnesota Cuke and the Search For Noah’s Umbrella.”
Many of your favorite big screen movie stars were born into deeply religious families. And some of these celebrities actively practice a faith or spirituality while balancing the demands of Hollywood. How much do you know about the religious lives […]
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Over on Steven Waldman’s blog he has a great post on his favorite embarrassing songs. He defines such music as “songs I secretly play when I’m alone that I know would mark me as a) unsophisticated b) sappy and c) […]
Actor James (Jim) Caviezel, best known for portraying Jesus in Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” was injured in an accident yesterday, after a man threw a bicycle into his path while he was riding his Harley-Davidson. Caviezel, who […]
What sad news! The Huffington Post is reporting that Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt is “gravely ill with meningitis” and “not expected to live” according to his brother Malachy. Throughout his memoirs, “Angela’s Ashes,” “‘Tis,” and “Teacher Man,” McCourt–one […]
The Emmy nominations for 2009 were announced this morning and the biggest surprise of all was the inclusion of the Fox animated series, “Family Guy”–a show that’s known for keeping the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on their toes with their […]
Although the world still mourns the loss of Michael Jackson, his music will certainly live on. And while so many have enjoyed his songs for years, it’s easy to overlook the depth of his lyrics–which often contain positive references to […]
“Julie & Julia” intertwines the lives of famous chef Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and blogger/aspiring writer Julie Powell (Amy Adams), who attempts all 524 recipes in Child’s book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” over 365 days. Begins Aug 7. […]
In this clip from the upcoming comedy, title character Bruno (Sacha Baron Cohen), a gay Austrian fashion journalist has a conversation with an ex Palestinian Prime Minister and the ex head of Mossad, about hummus. The film releases July 10.
If you missed the recent PBS airing of “The Mosque in Morgantown,” about “Muslim Bad Girl” Asra Nomani’s fight to reform conservative mosques, good news–you can now order the DVD. And, to tide you over until it arrives, be sure […]
In this clip from Hallmark’s upcoming TV movie, a woman (Angie Dickinson) and her daughter (Laura Leighton) fight to save a town’s water supply, which is threatened by the development of a casino. “Mending Fences” airs July 18.
In 2001, a year after he wrote an essay for Beliefnet about growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness, Michael Jackson participated in an online audio chat sponsored by GetMusic.com and RollingStone.com and moderated by writer Anthony DeCurtis. In it, he […]
Earlier today Jermaine Jackson gave a press conference addressing the few known details surrounding his brother Michael’s death. At the end of his emotional speech he says, “May Allah be with you Michael, always.” Interestingly enough, many media outlets, including […]
The marketing department over at video game company Electronic Arts (EA) are geniuses! As promotion for an upcoming video game, Dante’s Inferno, they staged a fake protest outside their recent video game conference in Los Angelos. According to the website […]
What a sad day in celebrity news. First Farrah Fawcett’s death and now Michael Jackson Media outlets–including TMZ are reporting that the 50-year-old pop star has died after suffering from cardiac arrest. Michael Jackson wrote this piece for Beliefnet in […]
As Holly Rossi over at Fresh Living has posted, Farrah Fawcett is reportedly in grave condition and has been given her last rites, a Catholic ceremony performed by a priest for the dying. Her family and friends have gathered at […]
Check out Movie Mom’s review of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, which releases today. In this sequel to 2007’s “Transformers,” where Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) becomes caught in the middle of a war between the Autobots and the Decepticons after […]
Rapper Chris Brown has copped a deal after pleading guilty to one felony count of assault on ex-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. He received probation, community service, and will need to attend domestic-violence counseling. He faced more than 4 years in jail […]
This film, based on the 1980 movie of the same name, follows talented students studying performing arts at a New York City high school. The movie is set to release September 25, 2009
As almost everyone suspected, the stars of the TLC hit reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” Jon and Kate Gosselin, have publically announced they are separating on a special episode of their show that aired tonight. Although they never […]
Actress Denise Richards, ex-wife of Charlie Sheen and star of the reality TV show “It’s Complicated,” will soon guest host medium/spiritualist John Edward’s show. The star began a deep appreciation for the spiritual world after her mother passed away in […]
I’m a fan of apocalyptic movies–especially ones with zombies. Check out the trailer to the upcoming horror/comedy “Zombieland” starring Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, and, according to Imdb.com, Bill Murray as a zombie.The film releases October 9, 2009.
I’ll admit, after being a regular viewer, I’ve missed the last two episodes of “Jon & Kate Plus 8.” I’m starting to get sick of watching them play out their marriage drama on TV, not to mention the fact that […]
Christian rockers The Wrecking are under consideration to have their song “Our Feet Don’t Touch the Ground” used in the upcoming Twilight movie “New Moon.” Joanne Brokaw over at Gospel Soundcheck, an admitted fan of the band, has details on […]
Chastity Bono, gay rights activist and daughter of Cher and the late performer Sonny Bono, has publically announced that she is underdoing gender reassignment and is transitioning from a female to a male. Bono would like to be now be […]
Valerie Reiss over at Fresh Living has a great post up on “psychics.” So, as a public service to anyone who’s ever visited a storefront or called a hotline in hopes of hearing about their future, I’ve asked Valerie for […]
From “Heroes” star Greg Grunberg who tweets for epilepy awareness to rap legend and reality TV star Rev Run who offers daily spiritual wisdom, Beliefnet has selected the 10 most inspiring celebrities using Twitter in positive ways. Check out the […]
In this musical, Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a director going through a mid-life crisis, who struggles to complete a film. The all-star cast also includes Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren, Judi Dench, and many others. The film […]
If you’re a fan of the FOX animated show “Family Guy” (and really, who isn’t?), you’ve noticed religion plays a big role in the show–even if most of the time it’s in a sacrilegious and offensive way. Discover how much […]
Thanks to Holly Rossi over at Fresh Living, for pointing out this wonderful music video created by a British couple at their wedding. Most (if not all) of the wedding party participated in lip-syncing the classic Queen song, “Don’t Stop […]
Actor David Carradine, who’s starred in a number of movies and TV shows, but best known for roles in the TV show “Kung Fu,” and the “Kill Bill” movies, was found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, according to […]
More disturbing than witnessing Sasha Baron Cohen land in Eminem’s lap during the MTV Movie Awards, is watching purity-ring-wearing Joe Jonas dance around in a leotard and heels, lip syncing Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” in an […]
Over on the cool blog Everyday Ethics, Hillary Fields talks about the new Mike Judge cartoon comedy, “The Goode Family,” where a family of PC do-gooders take being responsible to the extreme. Fields asks, “Does being ethical mean being annoying?” […]
Best known as adorable older daughter DJ on “Full House,” Candace Cameron Bure focused most of her time on her marriage and raising a family after the hit TV show ended in 1995. Now the Christian actress has landed a […]
The trailer to the upcoming vampire film “New Moon” premiered at last night’s MTV Movie Awards. What do you all think? Check it out below.
This touching documentary–which won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject–follows a young Indian girl born with a cleft lip, and her journey to get an operation that will allow her to live a better life. The film […]
I saw this Youtube clip from “The Office” on Rainn Wilson’s Twitter account and just had to post it here.In it Dunder Mifflin boss Michael Scott asks Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) to answer the question, “What’s the most inspiring thing […]
Mike Tyson probably isn’t the most well-liked person in the world (being that he’s a convicted rapist whose been known to fight dirty in the boxing ring), but your heart just has to bleed for him knowing that his 4-year-old […]
Based off the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Cormac McCarthy, the film is about a father and his young son who struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. The movie stars Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Charlize Theron. The film is […]
In this clip from Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming World War II movie, the leader of a group of Jewish-American soldiers who hunt and kill Nazis (Brad Pitt), interrogates a German to find out information about nearby Nazis. The film releases Aug […]
In this Hallmark Channel Original Movie, a newly retired couple, played by Treat Williams and Nancy Travis, looking forward to a trip on their boat, are asked a favor by a family friend, which changes their plans. “Safe Harbor” premieres […]
Yufuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, made an appearance on “The Colbert Report” earlier this week to promote his new album, “Roadsinger.”Apparently, the Muslim singer is going by his first name only these days as he “prefers […]
A documentary paying tribute to the unsung heroes of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan–the military doctors, nurses, and medics who fight every day to save the lives of soldiers and Marines wounded in battle. The film will air on […]
For all you “Twilight”-obsessed out there (I’m looking at you Donna Freitas), check out what I just received in my inbox–a first look at the upcoming “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” which hits theaters November 20. The new film stars […]
The exclusive photo above, titled “Team in Prayer,” is from the documentary, “More Than a Game,” which opens October 2, 2009. The film follow five young friends from Akron, Ohio–one of whom would grow up to become NBA superstar LeBron […]
Wow! Kate Gosselin drops a bombshell in the latest issue of People Magazine. After all that standing by her man stuff–blaming husband Jon’s bad behavior on an inability to deal with newfound celebrity–for the first time, the star of TLC’s […]
If a friend goes through relationships like toilet paper, would you go to her for relationship advice? If your child-less sibling offers you parenting tips, would you take him seriously? If someone loses their shirt in the stock market, would […]
Miss California Carrie Prejean has enjoyed her share of controversy over the past few weeks. From the initial backlash over her stance on gay marriage (as opposed to “opposite marriage) to the release of some sexy photos to her breaking […]
Nia Vardalos, star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and the upcoming “My Life in Ruins” became a mother for the first time last year when she and her husband adopted a 3-year-old girl. In a People.com essay that ran […]
Will it ever end?! The new issue of US Weekly features more information on Jon Gosselin, star of TLC’s hit reality show, “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” and his alleged affair with Deanna Hummel, the woman whom he was seen […]
In celebration of the upcoming Ron Howard film “Angels & Demons” (hits theaters May 15), Beliefnet has created a cool new treasure hunt. By finding and following small images from the movie around the website, you can then enter to […]
“Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus has had her share of controvesy over the past year. Cyrus, now 16, posed for what some called “too sexy” photos for Annie Leibovitz and Vanity Fair back in 2008. Plus other personal photos of […]
Trekkies everywhere are collectively holding their breath in anticipation of J.J. Abrams’ (“Lost,” “Alias,” “Cloverfield”) new “Star Trek” film, which hits theaters this Friday. Will the film– which gives the back stories of James T. Kirk and Spock–be everything they’ve […]
David Cook, 2008’s “American Idol” winner’s brother has died after a battle with brain cancer. Cook announced his brother Adam’s death yesterday during a benefit run for the National Brain Tumor Society where he was the Grand Marshall. You may […]
“Top Gun” actress Kelly McGillis, who also played a closeted lesbian on Showtime’s “The L Word,” has revealed publically, through an interview with the gay site SheWired.com that she is gay. The twice divorced mother of two also said that […]
In this film based on the Jodi Picoult novel, a girl (Abigail Breslin) conceived through in vitro fertilization for the purpose of providing bone marrow to her leukemia-stricken sister, sues her parents for control over her own body. The film […]
Things that make you go “Ewww.” Reality TV dad and alleged philanderer, Jon Gosselin of TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ is getting sleazier by the day. As I mentioned back in March, Gosselin was reportedly crashing college parties, getting […]
In the world of music and pop culture, the question “Is Tupac really dead?” will generate as many answers and explainations as “Is there a God?” and “What’s the meaning of life?” Everyone has an opinion. According to media reports […]
In this clip from the upcoming Ron Howard film, a priest talks about the war the Catholic Church is fighting with the Illuminati and how “science and religion are not enemies.” “Angels & Demons” hits theaters May 15. For more […]
Many today are mourning the loss of gospel music star and pastor Rev. Timothy Wright, of Grace Tabernacle Christian Center in Brooklyn, NY, who has died of injuries sustained in a car accident last year that killed his wife and […]
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