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Watch Sneak Peek: Michael J. Fox’s ‘Adventures of an Incurable Optimist’

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In an ABC primetime special, actor Michael J. Fox talks about what he’s learned in his battle with Parkinson’s Disease, what optimism means, and how it’s a force in our lives. The special airs Thursday, May 7.

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‘Baby Shaker’ Baby Killing App Pulled; Violent Video Games Still Popular

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Even if you don’t own an iPhone or iTouch you’ve probably heard about the plethora of “apps”–downloadable programs–created for the iPhone. There are apps to help you find recipes, get directions, read books, and up until earlier this week, practice […]

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Hulk Hogan Leans on His Faith

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Wrestler and reality TV star Hulk Hugan has been in the news a lot the last couple of days for a quote he recently gave Rolling Stone magazine during an interview about his pending divorce from wife Linda. The quote: […]

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Susan Boyle’s Makeover

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As was to be expected, now that overnight singing sensation Susan Boyle has won over the hearts of the “Britain’s Got Talent” judges–as well as almost anyone who’s seen her performance–many are speculating that the show’s producers are going to […]

New ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ Trailer

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Everyone’s talking about the new trailer for the next “Harry Potter” movie. What do you all think? Post your thoughts below

Watch Trailer: ‘The Stoning Of Soraya M.’

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In this film adaptation of the novel of the same name, an Iranian woman (Shohreh Aghdashloo) tells the story of her niece’s violent death to a journalist (Jim Caviezel). The film opens June 26.

John Mayer Attracted to Jessica Simpson’s ‘Spiritual Side’

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Reason #759 to hate John Mayer. According to sources who spoke with the New York Post’s Page Six, When Mayer and Simpson were dating, he was really with her for her looks and preferred it when she was quiet. John […]

Watch Exclusive Clip: ‘American Violet’

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In “American Violet” a young African-American single mother, Dee Roberts, who lives in a small Texas town is wrongly accused of a major crime and fights to clear her name. In this clip, she asks her lawyer if her lawsuit […]

Lindsay Lohan’s eHarmony Profile

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No word yet on whether Lindsay Lohan is still converting to Judaism, since her break up with girlfriend Sam Ronson. But one thing’s for sure–the girl’s got a great sense of humor.Created in conjunction with the hilarious website Funny or […]

Tips for Decorating Easter Eggs

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This year when it comes time to decorate Easter Eggs, I am going to put aside the vinegar scented PAAS (sorry PAAS!) and pick up some colorful glitter, paint, and rubber bands. Yes, rubber bands. I just read this great […]

Billy Ray Cyrus Talks About the Evils of Hollywood

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Actor and “Achy Breaky Heart” singer Billy Ray Cyrus has seen a resurgence in his career, thanks to daughter Miley Cyrus, who stars in the Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana,” where she plays a girl leading a double life as […]

Music Video: ’20 Things To Do With Matzah’

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In honor of Passover, check out this hilarious (and well done!) music video detailing all the wonderful things you can do with unleavened bread.

Watch Trailer: ‘Star Trek’

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In this J.J. Adams directed sci-fi film, we learn the backstories of Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) from the original “Star Trek” series. The film hits theaters May 9.

New Yankees Retrospective Details Last Season at Historic Stadium

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As a Yankees fan, I was thrilled when a gorgeous new coffee table book, “The Final Season: The Official Retrospective” by Alfred Santasiere III and Mark Vancil came across my desk. The book details the final season at the original […]

Watch Clips: ‘VeggieTales: An Easter Carol’

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In these three clips from the “VeggieTales: An Easter Carol” DVD, Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and an angel named Hope show Uncle Nezzer what Easter is really about. The full movie will be broadcast on the Gospel Music […]

Watch Exclusive Clip: ‘Faith Like Potatoes’

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In this behind-the-scenes clip from the film “Faith Like Potatoes,” based on the book by Angus Buchan, Buchan talks about a time when his Christian faith was put to the test by his Zulu neighbors. The DVD hit streets on […]

A Tribute to Selena

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Thank you Perez Hilton for reminding me that 14 years ago today, the world lost one of the most talented female artists to ever cross over between Tejano music and English pop music, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Although I cannot say that […]

Watch Clip: ‘Love Takes Wing’

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In the new Hallmark TV movie “Love Takes Wing,” airing Saturday, April 4, based on the popular book series “Love Comes Softly,” Sarah Jones and Haylie Duff stars as two 19th century female doctors who go to a small town […]

TV Star Willie Aames Has Garage Sale

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Christian actor Willie Aames is apparently in such financial trouble that he did what few celebrities have done before him–held a garage sale, according to the Kansas City Star. The newspaper reported that Aames held the sale at his Olathe, […]

Rainn Wilson Says Faith Keeps Him Grounded

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Although you probably know him best as hilarious weirdo Dwight Schrute on “The Office,” Rainn Wilson’s new role is as the voice of evil alien Gallaxhar in the new animated film, “Monsters vs. Aliens” which opens today (see Movie Mom’s […]

Korn’s Fieldy Comes Out as Christian in New Book

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Musician Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, the bass player for Korn, who recently came out publically as a Christian in a new book, “Got the Life: My Journey of Addiction, Faith, Recovery, and Korn.” You may remember a few years ago, another […]

Will There Be a Season 5 of ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’?

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Last night’s finale of the hit TLC reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ was pretty much a snore–aside from the last few minutes. Commercial teasers for the finale made it seem like we’d eventually witness a blowout between the […]

Sylvia Plath’s Son Nicholas Hughes Commits Suicide

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Nicholas Hughes, 47, the son of revered poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath has hanged himself at his home in Alaska. According to family, Hughes had been suffering from depression for some time. Tragically, his mother, who also suffered from […]

LeAnn Rimes Cheating on Husband, Magazine Claims

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And more of this month in Christian celebrity infidelity… First Jon Gosselin and now LeAnn Rimes? According to US Weekly, married singer Rimes is having an affair with married actor Eddie Cibrian, whom she met on the set of a […]

‘American Idol”s Adam Lambert Covers ‘Ring of Fire’

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I’m not going to pretend that I’ve been following “American Idol” this season (Joanne Brokaw over at Gospel Soundcheck has been doing a very good job at that), but when I heard one of the finalists, Adam Lambert, covered one […]

Natasha Richardson Critically Injured in Accident

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According to various media outlets, actress Natasha Richardson has been critically injured in a skiing accident in Canada. Richardson, the daughter of legendary actress Vanessa Redgrave and wife of actor Liam Neeson, reportedly suffered what’s being called a “traumatic brain […]

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Blessings

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In honor of St. Patrick’s day, check out these 8 Irish blessings for luck. Here’s one of my favorites: May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Is Anybody There?’

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A young boy (Bill Milner) who lives in a nursing home run by his parents befriends an elderly man (Michael Caine) who teaches him magic tricks and shows him what life is really about.

Mandisa Gaining Success, Losing Weight

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In a new article on CNN, “American Idol” finalist and Christian music star Mandisa talks about her weight loss (75 pounds and counting) and her new album, “Freedom” which hits stores March 24. She says she has forgiven “Idol” judge […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Bart Got a Room’

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In this comedy, a young Jewish teen struggles with finding a date to the prom, pressured by the fact that the school’s biggest nerd already has one, and has even booked a hotel room. The film stars Steven Kaplan, William […]

Watch Exclusive Clip: ‘Enlighten Up!’

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In this upcoming documentary journalist Nick Rosen travels the world talking to mystics, gurus, and others in search of the true meaning of yoga. Here, he speaks with yogi Norman Allen of Hawaii about the connection between yoga and enlightenment.

Oprah’s Warning to Rihanna

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Although I am certainly not one to fall down at Oprah’s feet and praise every word she says like some people, I do have to give her props for her latest public message to singer Rihanna, whose boyfriend, singer Chris […]

‘Tattoo’ Barbie Causes a Stir: Get Over It!

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With Barbie celebrating the big 5-0 this year, some might say she’s experiencing a mid-life crisis by going out and getting herself inked up. “Totally Stylin’ Tattoos” Barbie–which comes with small tattoo stickers for Barbie and a “tattoo gun” for […]

Jon Gosselin of ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8′ Allegedly Cheating on Wife

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Say it ain’t so! Star Magazine is reporting that Jon Gosselin, star of the hit TLC reality show, “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ may be cheating on his wife. According to the Magazine, Jon–who along with Kate and the rest […]

Watch Exclusive Clip: ‘Wake Up’

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One day four years ago Jonas Elrod woke up with the inexplicable ability to see and hear ghosts, angels, demons, and auras. The documentary “Wake Up” follows his journey across the country and overseas for the next three years to […]

For Rizzle?! Rapper Snoop Dogg Joins Nation of Islam

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Rapper and sometimes actor Snoop Dogg has revealed that he has joined the Nation of Islam, according to the BBC. After appearing at the group’s Saviour’s Day event in Chicago, Snoop told reporters why he decided to officially join the […]

Watch Clip: ‘Watchmen’

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In this clip from “Watchmen,” based on the 1980s comic book series, a group of crime-fighting superheroes talk about the saving the world from a nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The film opens March 6.

Watch Trailer: ‘Angels & Demons’

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In the upcoming sequel to Ron Howards’, “The Da Vinci Code,” (based upon the Dan Brown book) Professor Robert Langdon, played by Tom Hanks, travels to Vatican City to investigate a murder and uncovers a plot by a secret society. […]

Interview: Kate Gosselin of ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8′ on Raising 8 Kids

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Kate Gosselin, star of TLC’s hit reality show, “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ recently spoke to Beliefnet about raising a large family on a budget, how she deals with sibling rivalry, and the one thing she’s dreading about her children […]

T.D. Jakes’ Son Arrested for Indecent Exposure

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Jermaine Jakes, son of prominent Christian author, pastor, filmmaker and music artist T.D. Jakes has been arrested in an undercover sex sting in Dallas. Joanne Brokaw over at Gospel Soundcheck has the scoop.

Vote in the Beliefnet Film Awards!

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It’s that time again! The Beliefnet Film Awards are upon us. Check out the nominees for Best Spiritual Film, Best Spiritual Performance, and Best Spiritual Documentary of the Year. Voting ends Monday, February 16 and we’ll announce the winners on […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Frozen River’

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An upstate New York mother struggling to make ends meet (Academy Award nominated actress Melissa Leo) starts smuggling illegal immigrants across the U.S./Canada border. The film releases to DVD on February 10, 2009.

‘Happy Wednesday': A Beliefnet Exclusive

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What do successful actors like Tony Hale and Mindy Sterling do when they’re not busy working on high profile projects like the upcoming “Arrested Development: The Movie” or family comedies like “The Dog Who Saved Christmas”? Well, sometimes they take […]

Kate Gosselin of ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8′ on the Octuplet Mom and Raising a Family on a Budget

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Of course, as soon as news broke last week that California woman Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets, media outlets scrambled to talk to TV’s most famous mother of multiples, Kate Gosselin of the hit TLC show, “Jon & Kate […]

Watch Exclusive Clip: ‘Two Lovers’

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In this scene from the upcoming film “Two Lovers” an aspiring photographer (Joaquin Phoenix) is introduced to a woman (Vinessa Shaw) at his family’s dinner party. “Two Lovers” is now available on HDNet Ultra VOD and will open in theaters […]

Michael Phelps Bong Bust

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Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps is just the latest sports figure to get caught doing something stupid that could cost him his career–he was photographed at a house party smoking pot shortly after his Bejing win. This is the swimmers […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Trouble the Water’

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In the trailer for this Academy Award-nominated documentary, a couple from New Orleans’ Ninth Ward is trapped by Hurricane Katrina and struggles to survive. The film tries to portray that “Katrina is still going on” and that “it’s not about […]

Watch Clip from ‘Doubt’

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In this clip from “Doubt,” Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep), Sister James (Amy Adams) and Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) discuss including a secular Christmas carol in their annual Church Christmas pageant.

Watch Trailer: ‘Blessed Is the Match’

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The new documentary “Blessed is the Match” tells the true story of Hannah Senesh, a Jewish woman who became a resistance fighter and paratrooper during World War II and helped save many lives.

Watch Exclusive Clip: ‘New in Town’

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In the new movie “New in Town”–which hits theaters January 30–Renee Zellweger plays a businesswoman adjusting to life in a small town. In this clip, a co-worker shares a special gift with her.

Watch Clip: ‘VeggieTales: Abe and the Amazing Promise’

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In this clip from the new ‘VeggieTales’ DVD, out on DVD February 10, Bob the Tomato and Junior Asparagus talk about going back in time and making a movie about Abraham from the Bible.

Anne Hathaway Questions Obama’s Rick Warren Pick

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Anne Hathaway, star of the upcoming “Bride Wars,” was recently interviewed by E! Online and mentioned how peeved she is that president-elect Barack Obama has chosen pastor and “Purpose Driven Life” author Rick Warren to give the inauguration prayer. When […]

Watch Exclusive ‘The Walton’s’ Clip: ‘What Would You Do?’

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Watch this exclusive clip from “The Walton’s: Season 8″ DVD, where the narrator Earl Hamner, whose family the hit show was based on, talks about how the show celebrated values in American life.

Jon Voight on Israel

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In this May 2008 interview, actor Jon Voight, a Catholic, talks about his support of Israel.

Brad Pitt Opens Up About Religion in Rolling Stone

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In the new issue of Rolling Stone, writer Mark Binelli got a chance to sit down with Brad Pitt, currently starring in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” a movie anticipated to get its share of Oscar nods, to talk […]

Watch Clip: ‘Revolutionary Road’

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Set in 1955, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play a couple who each dreams of a bigger and better life. In this clip they discuss moving to Paris.

Watch Clip: ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’

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In the new movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Brad Pitt plays a man who ages backwards. In this scene, he attends a tent revival as a 7-year-old who is unable to use his legs.

Dixie Carter’s Christmas Memories

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By Dixie Carter All my childhood Christmases are memorable and dearer than can be expressed, and after childhood my young adult memories of Christmas are playing in the snow outside the house with my brother Hal and his bride Margo, […]

Send Free Music to a Soldier for the Holidays

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I just came across this in my inbox and it’s something I’d love to share. Billboard is giving away free music to enlisted members of the U.S. Army (I’ll ignore for now the fact that this giveaway doesn’t include the […]

Watch Clip: ‘The Office’ Gift Wrapped Desk

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In this funny clip from “The Office,” Jim shows off his gift wrapping skills.

Watch Trailer: ‘Seven Pounds’

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Will Smith stars in this drama about a depressed man who decides to help seven people by killing himself. The film releases on December 19.

Kate Gosselin of ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8′ Shares Her Favorite Christmas Traditions

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Thought you had it tough raising your kids? Try raising 8! On the hit TLC TV show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” we see married couple Jon and Kate Gosselin go through the daily struggles–and, of course, the daily joys–of […]

Jessica Simpson to Study Religion?

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Although many people will probably laugh off reports that actress/singer Jessica Simpson is interested in returning to college to study theology, as reported by Marie Clair via The New York Post’s Page Six, religion has always been a part of […]

Watch Video: ‘Prop 8: The Musical’

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John C. Reilly, Neil Patrick Harris, Jack Black, and others form a big-name cast performing “Hairspray” composer Marc Shaiman’s new online video about the gay marriage ban recently passed in California. In the musical, two rival groups–conservative Christians (headed by […]

What Is Joan Osborne Thankful for This Year?

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I recently got the chance to speak to singer Joan Osborne, who–even if you aren’t a fan–you probably know from her hit 1995 single, “One of Us.” [Oh, you know the words: “What if God was one of us/Just a […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Fanboys’

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In “Fanboys”–coming to theaters February 6, 2009–a group of friends obsessed with Star Wars plot to break into George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch to steal an early copy of “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.” The movie stars Dan Fogler, […]

Watch Trailer: ‘The Reader’

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In post WWII Germany, a teenage boy and a mysterious older woman begin an affair and become a part of each other’s lives in ways you would not expect. The film stars Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes and it opens […]

Stephen Baldwin NOT Leaving U.S. After All

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Whew! I think I might be able to sleep tonight. I just read that Stephen Baldwin will not be leaving the country after all, now that Barack Obama has become president, something my fellow Idol Chatter blogger Esther Kustanowitz has […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Bolt’

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In this Disney animated film–which hits theaters on Friday–a dog who plays a superhero on TV goes on a cross-country adventure. The movie stars the voices of Miley Cyrus and John Travolta.

Exclusive Clip: ‘Boy in the Striped Pajamas’

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In this scene from the just-released WWII movie, a young German boy witnesses his Nazi officer father viewing a propaganda film about concentration camps.

Watch Trailer: ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

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In this Danny Boyle-directed British drama, a poor young man goes on India’s version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” in an attempt to reconnect with an old girlfriend. He does so well that he’s suspected of cheating. Check […]

Watch ‘Twilight’ Clip: ‘Showdown’

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In this scene from the upcoming movie “Twilight”–which hits theaters November 21–main character Bella Swan has a confrontation with an evil vampire.

‘American Idol’ Suicide: Don’t Blame the Show

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Tuesday evening an obsessive Paul Abdul fan, Paula Goodspeed, committed suicide by drug overdose, in front of the “American Idol” judges’ home. Goodspeed, who had tried out for the hit reality show before—and was completely panned by Simon, Randy, and […]

Matisyahu on Music, Religion, and Charity

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Recently a wonderful book came across my desk called “Awearness: Inspiring Stories About How to Make a Difference,” by clothing designer and humanitarian Kenneth Cole. The book is a compilation of essays by such well known celebrity-activists as Elton John, […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Last Chance for Harvey’

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This upcoming romantic movie stars Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson as two strangers who strike an unlikely connection and help each other change their lives. The film opens December 26.

Watch ‘Twilight’ Clip: ‘What If I’m the Bad Guy?’

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In this scene from the upcoming vampire movie “Twilight”–which opens in theaters on November 21st–main character Bella Swan has a lunchroom encounter with the mysterious Edward Cullen.

Watch Clip: The Making-of ‘The Spirit’

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Writer/director Frank Miller (“Sin City,” “300”) talks about why he decided to bring the comic book character “The Spirit” to the big screen. The film stars Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and Eva Mendes and opens Christmas Day.

Watch Exclusive Clip: ‘House’

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Check out this clip from the upcoming Lions Gate Christian horror film, “House” based on the novel of the same name by Ted Dekker and Frank E. Peretti. The movie is about a homicidal maniac who claims to have “killed […]

Enter to Win: Celtic Woman’s New CD/DVD

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The worldwide sensation Celtic Woman has just released their new CD/DVD “The Greatest Journey: Essential Collection.” If you’re a fan of Celtic music, you will absolutely love this group (if you don’t already!) Beliefnet has 5 copies of the CD/DVD […]

The ‘Ghost Hunters’ Halloween Special

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Although I absolutely love to scare myself–usually with horror movies–ghosts have always been at the top of my list of “Things That Almost Make Me Pee in My Pants in Fear.” Sci-Fi Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” always gives me a weekly […]

Watch Trailer: ‘The Spirit’

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The upcoming movie “The Spirit” (set to be released on Christmas day) is based on the popular comic book series and follows a cop who returns from the dead to fight crime. The film stars Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, […]

Post Thoughts and Prayers for Jennifer Hudson

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The Oscar winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, who most recently appeared in the big screen version of Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Secret Life of Bees,” experienced horrific tragedy this weekend, as her mother and brother were found murdered and […]

Top 10 Movies to Put Your Faith in Love (and Cry in the Process)

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We all need to cry sometimes. And even if life’s going pretty well for you–you have your health, a wonderful significant other, friends and family who love you, a good job, a few bucks in the bank — once in […]

Watch Music Video: ‘American Prayer’

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Check out this new movie video by musician/record producer Dave Stewert of a song he co-wrote with Bono called “American Prayer.” According to the website My American Prayer “the video brings together a diverse cast of personalities to reflect the […]

Watch: Sarah Palin on ‘SNL’

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Did anyone catch Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend? What did you think of the Sarah Palin rap on Weekend Update? I have to say, watching her raise the roof was pretty funny.

Pam Grier’s Spiritual Chat with Beliefnet

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Pam Grier, that oh-so-cool 70s icon that you may now see on “Law & Order: SVU” and “The L Word,” is also starring in a new Hallmark Channel TV movie on Saturday called “Ladies of the House.” The movie is […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Sunshine Cleaning’

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Check out the trailer for “Sunshine Cleaning,” a new comedy about two sisters who go into business cleaning up after crime scenes–and learn to offer comfort and support along the way. Starring Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, and Alan Arkin.

Enter to Win: ‘Expelled’ on DVD

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Ben Stein’s “Expelled,” one of the most controversial documentaries of the year, is being released on DVD on October 21st. In the film, Stein, an intelligent design advocate, publically denounces the theory of evolution or “Darwinism.” Beliefnet has 10 copies […]

Enter to Win: Autographed Casting Crowns Album ‘Peace on Earth’

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Top-selling Christian band Casting Crowns just released their first ever Christmas album, “Peace on Earth” last week and is already causing a stir among fans. The band is very excited about their new release. “I want to see people rediscover […]

Watch ‘Family Guy’ Clip: Jesus on Jay Leno

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Anyone catch the hilarious episode of “Family Guy” last Sunday, featuring a record store-working Jesus Christ a a guest star? Check out a clip below.

Check Out Rainn Wilson’s Soul Pancake

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Who knew everyone’s favorite “Office” character was such a spiritual dude? Although Rainn Wilson is open about his Baha’i faith, he’s doing much more to spur discussion about religion and God. Wilson’s new venture, Soul Pancake, is a website he’s […]

Lenny Kravitz Offers Free Download in Honor of Peace Day

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My friend (OK, Myspace friend) Lenny Kravitz sent out this bulletin on Myspace today in recognition of International Peace Day. Dear Friends, Did you know that Sunday Sept 21st was international Peace Day? Unfortunately it doesn’t get the press it […]

Enter to Win: Chris Tomlin’s CD ‘Hello Love’

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Christian singer Chris Tomlin is known for such popular worship hits such as “How Great Is Our God,” “We Fall Down,” and “Holy Is the Lord,” and this year, for the second year in a row, won the Gospel Music […]

Watch Video: Matt Damon Compares Sarah Palin to ‘Bad Disney Movie’

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In an interview with the Associated Press, actor Matt Damon talks about his fear that Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, will eventually become President. Check out a clip from the interview below.

Watch Clip: An ‘Office’ Shunning

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In this hilarious montage of clips from an episode of “The Office,” Dwight, played by Rainn Wilson, uses the Amish technique of shunning (other religions have versions of shunning as well), against a co-worker, Andy. Watch the video below.

Guglielmucci Not the First Christian Music Artist to Battle Porn Addiction

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As you may have already heard from Gospel Soundcheck blogger Joanne Brokaw, pastor and Planetshakers band member Michael Guglielmucci, recently confessed to lying about battling terminal leukemia, duping his congregation, fans, and most shockingly, his wife and family. According to […]

Enter to Win: Lee Strobel’s ‘The Case for Faith’ DVD

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Author and megachurch pastor Lee Strobel wasn’t always such a high profile Christian–he was actually a spiritual skeptic until the early 80s. However, after interviewing dozens of scientists for his books “The Case for Christ,” “The Case for a Creator,” […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Save Me’

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“Save Me” stars 80s child star Chad Allen as a drug addicted man who is forced into a Christian-run ministry by his family. The ministry, led by a woman named Gayle (played by Judith Light), can “help cure young men […]

Who Do You Think Has Been the Most Inspirational Person of 2008?

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At the end of every year, Beliefnet selects, with help from our readers, a group of 10 individuals who have made a difference in the world for our Most Inspiring Person of the Year Award. Nominees include celebrities who use […]

Enter to Win: Rebecca St James’ New Devotional

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Christian pop star and author Rebecca St. James has a long history of promoting chastity, and modesty, in young women of faith. Her latest book, “Pure: A 90-Day Devotional for the Mind, the Body & the Spirit” will be released […]

A Love/Hate Relationship with the Jonas Brothers

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If you’re like Gospel Soundcheck’s Joanne Brokaw, you may be conflicted about the hottest boy band of the moment, the Jonas Brothers. In her post, “5 Things I Hate About the Jonas Brothers,” Brokaw talks about the “bigger than oxygen” […]

Watch: Paris Hilton for President?

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In response to John McCain’s unauthorized use of the celebutante in a new political ad attacking Barack Omaba, Paris “That’s Hot” Hilton has just released a video, announcing her presidential candidacy and offering a solution to the energy crisis.See Paris […]

Enter to Win: Relient K’s ‘The Bird and the Bee Sides’

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Relient K is one of the few bands that have managed to crossover to mainstream radio after bring introduced and popularized on Christian radio. Their albums, 2004’s “Mmhmm” and 2007’s “Five Score and Seven Years Ago,” each debuted in the […]

Our Favorite Inspirational Sports Movies

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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 […]

Exclusive Video Clip: ‘Henry Poole Is Here’

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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” […]

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

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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 […]

Watch Exclusive Sneak Peak: ‘Family Foreman’

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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 […]

Watch Video: ‘The Church of Oprah’

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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.

Katy ‘I Kissed a Girl’ Perry, One-Time Christian Singer

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It’s pretty much inevitable that sometime this summer you’ll hear Katy Perry’s hit single “I Kissed a Girl” blaring out of someone’s car, or in a dance club, or in a department store, if you haven’t already. And, if you […]

Download P.O.D.’s New Single ‘Shine with Me’–for Free!

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Our friends, Christian rockers P.O.D., are offering you a chance to download their upcoming single, “Shine with Me”–set to hit radio July 15–for free, from now until September 30. Click on the photo below to download the song, and when […]

Enter to Win a Cameron Family Prize Pack: ‘The Wager’ and ‘Still Growing’

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You probably remember child stars Kirk Cameron and his sister Candace for their roles on “Growing Pains” (Mike Seaver) and “Full House” (D.J. Tanner) respectively–but did you know that they are now both Christian entertainers? Kirk is currently working with […]

Watch Clip: ‘Bonnevillle’

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In the movie “Bonneville” (available on DVD on June 24th), a widow, played by Jessica Lange, must decide whether to give her newly-deceased husband’s ashes to her mean step-daughter in order to keep her home, or keep them and lose […]

Enter to Win: tobyMac’s ‘Alive and Transported’

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If you’re a fan of Christian hip-hop superstar tobyMac, his new DVD/CD collection, “Alive and Transported”–his first live album– is a must-have. Featuring versions of some of his most popular songs, such as “Jesus Freak” and “No Ordinary Love,” the […]

Monday Morning Christian Music Trivia

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Starting today, every Monday, our Gospel Soundcheck blogger, Joanne Brokaw will post a trivia question about Christian music. Check out today’s question here and be sure to return to Gospel Soundcheck on Wednesday for the answer!

Watch Clip: The SuperDevil on ‘Family Guy’

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What?! The devil is not the greatest threat to salvation? Watch this funny news report from “Family Guy.”

Bill Maher’s ‘Questions to Ponder’

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As you may have read in Sherry Huang’s Idol Chatter post yesterday, a new parody website, Disbeliefnet.com, has just launched. Designed as a marketing tool promoting Bill Maher’s upcoming documentary, “Religulous”–which will explore the problems with religion in the world– […]

Check Out Our New Christian Music Blog!

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If you love Christian music of all kinds, you’ll love our brand new blog, Gospel Soundcheck. Written by music journalist, Joanne Brokaw, the blog will include reviews, commentary, interviews, video, and more on your favorite Christian artists and music–everything from […]

Enter to Win: Chris Sligh’s ‘Running Back to You’

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You may remember Chris Sligh as that guy with the super curly hair from “American Idol” Season 6, who made it to the finals. Now, he’s trying to make a name for himself as a Christian rocker (you can read […]

Video Clip: Lacking Moral Fiber on ‘Family Guy’

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In this funny clip from “Family Guy,” Lois become the church’s new organist and tells the family she wants them to start going to church more often.

Steven Curtis Chapman Suffers Tragedy

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Grammy-winning Christian music star, Steven Curtis Chapman is battling a heart-breaking personal tragedy today—his 5-year-old daughter Maria Sue was struck and killed by a car in her family’s driveway yesterday. Chapman, and his wife, adopted Maria Sue, as well as […]

The Evolution of Homer Simpson

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Check out this “Simpsons” clip that shows how Homer evolved from a single cell organism into a couch potato.

Enter to Win: Autographed ‘Prince Caspian’ Book

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“Prince Caspian,” the sequel to 2005’s “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” hits theaters Friday, May 16th, and to celebrate we have three books to give away—”The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” (movie tie-in edition). One of these books, […]

Watch Clip: ‘Storm Over Everest’

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Watch a video clip from the new documentary, “Storm Over Everest,” coming to PBS on May 13. The film tells the story of the 1996 blizzard that hit Mount Everest, trapping three climbing teams and killing eight climbers. Filmmaker David […]

Watch Clip: ‘Iron Man’

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Watch a clip from the new movie “Iron Man,” which hits theaters Friday, May 2. The film stars Robert Downey Jr. as the famous super hero, as well as Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, and Gwyneth Paltrow. embedVideo(1529427205);

I’m Prince Caspian. Who Are You?

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Beliefnet just posted this cool new personality quiz, “Which Narnia Character Are You?” According to the quiz, I’m Prince Caspian, rightful heir of Narnia. I also, “have a sharp eye for injustice and a humble heart to improve the world” […]

Music Video: P.O.D.’s ‘Addicted’

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Check out P.O.D.’s new music video “Addicted,” the single from their just-released album, “When Angels and Serpents Dance.” Watch the video below–and when you’re finished, click here to read our interview with P.O.D.’s Sonny Sandoval. embedVideo(1515766875);

Enter to Win: ‘Prince Caspian’ Prize Pack

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With the release of “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” the much anticipated sequel to “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” on May 16th, we’ve decide to celebrate by—what else?—giving you free stuff! We have 10 ‘Prince Caspian’ prize […]

Watch Video: Kelly Clarkson Performs for the Pope

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“American Idol’s” Kelly Clarkson sang the classic hymn Ave Maria for Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Saint Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY last Saturday. His Holiness looks like he enjoyed it, smiling a number of times throughout the […]

A Red Sox Curse on the Yankees?

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If you’re a Yankees fan like me, you probably have yet another reason to hate the Red Sox and their fans. Last week, it was announced that a Bronx construction worker, Gino Castignoli, working on the new Yankee Stadium, had […]

Watch Clip from ‘Lord Save Us From Your Followers’

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In the upcoming documentary, “Lord Save Us From Your Followers,” releasing June 13, 2008 (the book version was released in March), writer/producer/director Dan Merchant, a Christian, “explores the collision of faith and culture in America.” Specifically, he wants to learn […]

Beliefnet Nominated for a Webby Award!

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In case you haven’t heard the good news, Beliefnet has been nominated for a super cool Webby Award in the Religion and Spirituality catagory. Click here to check out the other sites we’re up against. And, most importantly, be sure […]

Meet the New Hindu on ‘Sesame Street’

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Whenever the Teletubbies introduce an Indian theme or the Backyardigans sing a Bollywood tune, my son is tickled pink, and immediately exclaims, “That’s just like us!” To an Indian American child finding something Indian on children’s television is fascinating and […]

Enter to Win: Beliefnet Film Award Winner DVDs

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The Beliefnet Film Awards may be over, but we still thought you might be interested in checking out some of the winning films and performances. We have four sets of DVDs to give away—which each include a copy of “Amazing […]

Watch Video: Jenny Burton Performs ‘I Stand For You’

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If you’re a dance music fan, you may remember Jenny Burton from her days in C-Bank, the band behind the 80s freestyle hit, “One More Shot,” which topped the dance music charts. Burton also found success soon afterwards as a […]

Watch Video: ‘Lord Save Us From Your Followers’

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In the upcoming documentary, “Lord Save Us From Your Followers,” releasing June 13, 2008 (the book version was released in March), writer/producer/director Dan Merchant, a Christian, “explores the collision of faith and culture in America.” Specifically, he wants to learn […]

Music Video: Hawk Nelson’s ‘Friend Like That’

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Check out popular Christian rock band Hawk Nelson’s new music video “Friend Like That.” Their album “Hawk Nelson Is My Friend,” hits stores April 1. embedVideo(1459252150,1460867924);

Contest: Tell Us Your Opinion of Intelligent Design and Win Movie Tickets

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In the upcoming documentary “Expelled No Intelligence Allowed,” opening April 18th and starring Ben Stein (you may know him best as the monotone-voiced teacher from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “The Wonder Years” as well as his commercials for the […]

Watch Exclusive Clip: ‘Stop-Loss’

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In this exclusive clip from the new military movie “Stop-Loss,” opening March 28, Iraqi war hero, Sgt. Brandon King, played by Ryan Phillippe, comes back home after his tour of duty to a townwide celebration in his honor. Watch the […]

Watch Trailer: ‘The Moses Code’

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Read “The Secret” and thought you knew it all? Apparently you don’t. A new movie, “The Moses Code,” by James Twyman, opening the weekend of April 5-6, features some of the biggest spiritual and inspirational authors and speakers–Debbie Ford, James […]

Watch Clip: ‘College Road Trip’

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In this clip from the new Disney film, “College Road Trip,” Donny Osmond’s nerdy character, Doug, takes saying “goodbye” to Martin Lawrence’s character to the extreme. embedVideo(1460783975,1460867924);

Danielle Steel: Aspiring Nun?

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“I’ve always loved coloring eggs and having Easter egg hunts with my kids. Religiously, the notion of resurrection and being reborn is very meaningful to me. After the dark days of Lent, Easter is a time of hope!” says Danielle […]

U2’s Music in the Name of Love

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If you haven’t already seen it yet, be sure to check out our new U2 gallery, comprised of spiritual and inspirational quotes and lyrics from Bono and company, along with fabulous photos from their new movie, “U2 3D.” And, be […]

Enter to Win: ‘Songs 4 Ever’ CD Box Set

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If you’re a fan of Christian Contemporary and praise and worship music, have we got the collection for you! Our friends over at Time Life sent us five box sets of “Songs 4 Ever: The Ultimate Christian Music Collection.” The […]

‘Stop Loss’ and the Struggle of Military Life

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In the upcoming military movie “Stop Loss,” releasing March 28th from MTV Films, Ryan Phillippe plays an Iraq war hero who returns home from his tour of duty and tries to go back to his civilian life. Then, against his […]

Patrick Swayze May Be Dying

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I’m really not in the business of rumor mongering, but it’s being reported by many media outlets that Patrick Swayze, the beloved hunk from such classic films as “Dirty Dancing,” “Ghost,” and “Roadhouse” may be dying of late-stage pancreatic cancer […]

‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’ Returns

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The inspirational comedy series, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” about a multigenerational family living under one roof, returns tomorrow night on TBS (9 p.m. EST). Madea (Tyler Perry, himself) is set to make a guest appearance. Cast members from the […]

Listen to “Free at Last” by The Blind Boys of Alabama

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Click on the photo below to listen to a song from the album “Down in New Orleans” by the critically acclaimed gospel band, The Blind Boys of Alabama. Then, click here to read Paul O’Donnell’s interview with the band’s drummer, […]

Watch Kirk Franklin’s New Music Video: ‘Declaration (This Is It!)’

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Check out gospel artist Kirk Franklin’s new music video, “Declaration (This Is It!)” off his album, “The Fight of My Life.” And be sure to check back with us in March when we feature an interview with the popular Christian […]

Listen to ‘Unbreakable’ by Fireflight

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Due to the Writers’ Strike, filming of new episodes of last fall’s Bionic Woman was put on hiatus. However, now there’s rumors that the show may cancelled, though NBC has yet to confim this. One thing is for sure though, […]

Beliefnet Writer Wins Entertainment Journalism Award

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We would like to extend a big congratulations to writer Sara Shereeb Bakhshian, who just won 2nd place in the LA Press Club’s 1st Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards for Best Online Feature Story. Bakhshian’s piece, “Must-Believe TV,” which covered […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns’

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In Tyler Perry’s new movie, “Meet the Browns,” a single struggling mother, played by Angela Bassett, meets the family she never knew after the death of her father. Watch the trailer below. rev; http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1422585174http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=1351363375 // By use of this code […]

Dog’s Out of the Doghouse: ‘Bounty Hunter’ Returns

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Duane “Dog” Chapman–who you either know as the cool guy who catches criminals with the rest of his family, on the hit A&E show “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” or as that guy who was outed by the National Enquirer for […]

Last Chance to Vote in the Beliefnet Film Awards

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Sure, you’ve heard of the Academy Awards–and maybe even the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards–but what about the Beliefnet Film Awards? Every year, Beliefnet honors the best spiritual films, performances, and documentaries in our very own feature. Now’s your chance […]

The Grammy’s Gospel Segment

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In what was one of the highlights of last night’s Grammy Awards, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin performed a moving deut of “Never Gonna Break My Faith” with gospel star BeBe Winans. In addition, gospel artists The Clark Sisters, Trin-I-Tee […]

Listen to Family Force 5’s ‘Face Down’

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If you’re a fan of the rap rock/nu metal sound, you’ll like Family Force 5, formerly known as The Phamily and The Brothers. I’ve just been introduced to their music, and I must say, they’re winning me over. They sound […]

Beatles Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced the Fab Four, as well as a number of other celebrities, like Mia Farrow and David Lynch, to the benefits of Transcendental Meditation, has died. Check out the 1968 video clip below where the Beatles […]

50th Annual Grammys Spotlight Gospel (What Is Gospel, Anyway?)

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This Sunday night, February 10th, the music industry will hand out top honors when CBS airs the 50th annual Grammy Awards. I don’t watch award shows, but this is the 50th anniversary of the Grammys, after all. There’s plenty of […]

Listen to ‘Walk the World’ by Charlie Hall

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In case you haven’t heard, today marks the release of the new praise and worship compilation album, “God of This City,” by Passion, a group of Christian musicians and speakers that form the Passion movement. Included on the album are […]

Country Stars Come Together On ‘How Great Thou Art’

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More than a dozen of the greatest names in country music come together to celebrate the gospel classics that are a staple of the Grand Ole Opry on “How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites From The Grand Ole Opry,” releasing […]

Enter to Win an Amy Grant Album or Poster

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In celebration of Amy Grant’s newly released greatest hits CD, we’re giving away three copies of the album. And, as luck would have it, we recently did some office spring (er, winter) cleaning, and came across 10 awesome autographed Amy […]

Sneak Peek: ‘The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie’

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In theaters on Friday, January 11, “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie” tells the story of three pirate wannabes who go back in time to fight real pirates and becomes heroes in the process. It will be […]

Enter to Win a ‘Thou Shalt Laugh’ Trip to Hollywood

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Our friends at Grace Hill Media are running an awesome promotion to celebrate the release of “Thou Shalt Laugh 2: The Deuce” which features stand up from Christian comedians. Just click on the graphic below and follow the instructions. You’ll […]

Listen to Christmas Carols from Top Music Stars

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In what’s starting to become a holiday favorite on Beliefnet, “Caroling with the Stars” features songs from the year’s best Christmas albums by today’s top artists. You can listen to the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s big band version of “Jingle Bells,” […]

Amy Grant on Battling Holiday Depression

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In her book, “Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far,” Christian music star Amy Grant talks about her battle with depression over the years. She mentions the winter months are a particularly rough time for her. “Maybe subconsciously that is […]

Surprise! Baseball Players Use Steroids

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George Mitchell’s report on steroid use among Major League Baseball was released today, linking a number of popular players to performance-enhancing drugs. Among them, Roger Clemens, Gary Sheffield, Barry Bonds, Paul Lo Duca, and many more. Although some viewed Mitchell’s […]

Who Is Your Hero?

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Now’s the time of year where many of us reflect upon the people who have made an impact in our lives throughout the past 12 months. Whether it’s a high profile celebrity who has brought a cause you believe in […]

Check Out ‘Pictures of Hollis Woods’

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In what is Hallmark Hall of Fame’s 231st presentation, “Pictures of Hollis Woods” is sure to inspire. The movie, which is based on the Newberry Honor award-winning book of the same name, tells the story of a young girl, Hollis […]

Win an ‘Amazing Grace’ DVD

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The film “Amazing Grace”–which was released on DVD yesterday–tells the story of William Wilberforce, who led the successful effort to abolish slavery in 18th-century Britain. He was inspired by a former slave trader who wrote the widely known hymn. To […]

‘Dog’s’ in the Doghouse After Using ‘N’ Word

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Reality TV star Duane Dog” Chapman of A&E’s hit show, “Dog the Bounty Hunter” has publicly apologized after a private phone conversation where he repeatedly used the “N” word was leaked to the “National Enquirer” and made public. In a […]

Casting Crowns Joins Beliefnet’s Community

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Popular Christian rockers Casting Crowns have the distinction of being the first band to post a profile and fan club on our new social networking site. The band most recently topped the music charts with their new album, “The Altar […]

Enter to Win: Sinead O’Connor’s ‘Theology’

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Controversial Catholic singer, Sinead O’Connor–who you may remember as “that woman who ripped up the a photo of Pope John Paul II on TV” is currently on tour promoting her new album, “Theology.” The two-CD set consists of an acoustic […]

10 Sexiest Celebs Who’ve Starred as a Biblical Figure

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Have you ever noticed that some of the world’s sexiest celebrities have made appearances in movies, and TV movies, about the Bible? Believe me, I have! I know it’s completely naive, but I tend to think about ancient religious figures […]

Enter to Win: Daniel Kirkley’s New Album

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New Christian pop artist Daniel Kirkley is causing a buzz in the Christian music industry with his latest album, “Let Love Win.” Christianity Today and others have compared the former pre-med college student’s sound to popular singer Josh Groban. In […]

Watch T-Bone’s Latest Music Video

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Christian rapper, actor, and ordained minister, T-Bone is enjoying much success with his latest album, “Bone-A-Fide.” He was nominated for a Grammy this year for best Rock of Rap Gospel album–and was actually the first Christian rapper in history to […]

Faith Amid the Rubble

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Just in time for the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a beautiful new Christian documentary, “The Cross and the Towers,” has been released. The film tells the stories of a number of the rescue workers at the World […]

Enter to Win: Transistor Radio CD

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Though you may not have heard of the Christian rock band Transistor Radio, they just might be praying for you. According to the band’s Myspace page, the band loves to accept prayer requests and gathers every Thursday to “pray and […]

Reader Responses: Staying on the Path (and Winning CDs)

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When we began our Casting Crowns CD contest a couple of weeks ago–asking, “How do you stay on the Christian path?”–we expected a strong response, maybe 75 or 100 entries. “Strong” doesn’t begin to describe it, though: Nearly 800 of […]

Watch Video: The Dalai Lama on Keeping Tradition

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Watch a video clip from “10 Questions for the Dalai Lama,” a new documentary by filmmaker Rick Ray, opening August 31. Ray traveled to India to interview His Holiness, only to find out he didn’t have an interview scheduled. Ray […]

Enter to Win: New Casting Crowns CD

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One of the year’s most anticipated Christian albums is set to hit stores August 28th–“The Altar and the Door”–by top-selling worship band, Casting Crowns. Beliefnet has five autographed copies of the album to give away. To enter, just post a […]

Enter to Win: Shane & Shane CD Collection

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Popular Christian group Shane & Shane—comprised of friends Shane Barnard and Shane Everett—has been bringing a hip, acoustic, pop-rock sound to praise music for 10 years, headlining shows with big-names Mat Kearney, David Crowder Band, and Bethany Dillon, among others. […]

Top 10 ‘Angel’ Songs

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Here at Beliefnet, everyone loves angels. We even have an entire section of the site devoted to them. I think angels are great and all, but as with anything, sometimes you just want to get away from the stuff that […]

Send Lindsay to Jail!

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Out of the “3 Bimbos of the Apocalypse” (as the New York Post calls Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, and Paris Hilton), I’ve always felt more sympathetic towards Lohan. She has a dad who’s done his own share of jail time, […]

Ron Jeremy: No Porn Before 18!

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Even porn star Ron Jeremy has to draw the line somewhere when it comes to sex.The aging adult film legend and wannabe actor has teamed up with Christian organization XXXChurch.com and their anti-porn mascot, Pete The Porno Puppet, to create […]

Video: Obama Girl vs Giuliani Girl

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If you haven’t already seen this music video, check it out. It’s in response to the widely popular “I Got a Crush on Obama” video that circulated the Internet last month.

Wrestler/Murderer Tests Positive for Steroids

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released lab results today indicating that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Chris Benoit had steroids, painkillers, and anti-anxiety drugs in his body when he killed his wife and 7-year-old son last month–before committing suicide. Although […]

Depressing Summer Songs

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Every summer has its song–the one you blast through your car’s open windows and sing along to as the sun beats down on your face, your sweaty legs sticking to leather upholstery, and your hair blowing in the breeze. I […]

Who’s to Blame for the Wrestler Murder/Suicide?

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As someone who has never been a fan of the soap opera wrestling you see on TV, but who has been around it her whole life (both of my parents are long-time fans, dating back to the ’70s), I was […]

Do You Look Like This Guy?

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No, the guy to the right isn’t on the FBI’s Most Wanted list–though I’m sure with his wide eyes and poofy beard and hair, he’s been told more than once that he looks like a crazed madman. For those who […]

Mr. T Celebrates Mothers

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Although “insult fighting,”where people verbally abuse each other and their mothers, has been around for ages, it’s been most recently popularized by shows like MTV’s “Yo Mama.” That’s why it’s so refreshing that this classic Mr. T music video celebrating […]

‘The Secret’ in Action

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In case you haven’t seen it yet, Beliefnet recently posted an interesting gallery on how its readers have credited the “law of attraction”–the idea that we create our reality with our thoughts, popularized by the controversial best-selling book and DVD, […]

Lisa Lynne Mathis: An ‘Anchor’ for Tough Times

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In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, many people—particularly those who survived the tragedy or were directly affected by it—are leaning on their faith to cope, while others may be questioning their spiritual beliefs. (“Why did God let this […]

April Fools!: 10 Best Pranks

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In the spirit of April Fools Day on Sunday, the Museum of Hoaxes in San Diego has come up with 10 of the best pranks ever pulled on this day–based on their “notoriety, absurdity, and number of people duped.” Included […]

Grammy’s Big Winner: Freedom of Speech

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Last night’s Grammy’s weren’t about outrageous rocker antics (although I did hear one of the Red Hot Chili Peppers curse during a pre-show on another station), or about big rapper feuds. Instead, the main themes of the night were faith […]

“American Idol” and Our Culture of Lies

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One of the few times a year I plant myself on my couch and only leave for bathroom breaks is during the first few episodes of “American Idol.” Am I interested in this year’s crop of talented singers, hoping to […]

Rocky Reborn: Stallone & the Pastors

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As my fellow Idol Chatterer Paul O’Donnell recently mentioned, there has been a big marketing push by Motive Entertainment to get faith groups out to theaters to see Sylvester Stallone’s just-released “Rocky Balboa.” As a participant in a recent conference […]

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