“The Imitation Game” is growing to become the highest grossing independent film overseas and domestically. Nominated for eight Academy Awards, the film has garnered critical claim starring Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays British computer scientist, Alan Turing. The mathematician was instrumental […]
Jamie Foxx recently stopped by a showing of Annie with his adorable daughter Annalise, to deliver a very important message in honor of his young costar, Quvenzhané Wallis. “Quvenzhané, it’s Jamie,” Foxx said with Annalise in his arms. “We want […]
The film “Little” Boy is based on a seven-year-old boy working to move mountains to end World War II so his father and best friend can return home. Regardless of his size or age, this youth’s faith is unstoppable. Executive […]
“Wake Up Call,” a new reality series coming to TNT, is about inspiration and transformation. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson uses his personal story of triumph and determination to help everyday people, who are facing enormous challenges in their lives. The […]
With much anticipation after the smash hit, The Bible, now you can get a glimpse of another epic story–A.D. A snapshot can be viewed of this new series during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. It will be a first […]
And if there was not enough bad mouthing about Ridley Scott’s film Exodus: Gods and Kings. The announcement this month that God will be played by 11-year-old Isaac Andrews has religious sects in an uproar. Chris Stone, Founder of Faith Driven […]
A shy bear wearing a blue coat with wooden toggles, yellow galoshes and deep red bush hat waited at Paddington Train Station in London from Dark Peru. Paddington Bear sits on his suitcase with a note pinned to his coat […]
James Brown was one of the most influential performers in the 20th Century. Now you can see exclusive footage in a feature –length documentary. Produced by Sir Mick Jagger, ‘Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown’ premiers on HBO […]
23 Blast is a touching film about Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) who was a high school football player for the Corbin High School Redhounds in Kentucky and was stricken with Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis, which destroyed his optical nerves. But Coach […]
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is based on the children’s book of the same title, follows Alexander and his family’s crazy and brutal day. Whether it is baby Trevor eating a dark green highlighter […]
“It’s past time for American to hear this truth. By minimizing the challenge,” Jay Sekulow (American Center Law Justice) wrote in his September opinion piece on FoxNews.com. The world is facing a serious threat in the Middle East with ISIS, […]
Yes, you read the headline correctly. If you haven’t heard there is a streaming television network and video on demand that specializes exclusively in faith-inspired films called Parables TV. Films like “Saving God” with Dean McDermott, and thrillers like “Fatal […]
High-profile criminal lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) returns Indiana to grieve the loss of his mother and take on unresolved issues he’d like to forget, including his estranged dad. But when the town judge and father Joseph Palmer (Robert Duvall) needs representation for […]
Cheesy Christian video games could become faint memory if the “Tornado Twins” reach their goals. In two weeks identical twins Ruben and Efraim Meulenberg raised half the funds they needed to create the first episodes of the “The Game Bible Series” through […]
Have you ever wondered how yoga came to the West? The new feature documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda examines the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. The Indian Swami brought meditation and yoga in the 1920s, authored Autobiography of a Yogi, […]
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose donated $1 million to After School Matters – a Chicago charity that assists in organizing out-of-school apprenticeships for teens. The charity has a program at Simeon Career Academy, Rose’s alma mater. After School Matters stated that Rose’s donation is […]
Many are getting excited as “Left Behind” is fast approaching theaters based on the best-selling books by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye on Oct. 3. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Jordan Sparks, and Lea Thompson, whose characters […]
19 American luminaries of the baby boom years (1946-1964) share their personal stories and achievements in the inspiring documentary, The Boomer List. Part of the American Masters series on PBS, The Boomer List invites viewers into the lives of a […]
There’s one more week left to check out the IDENTITY SERIES, a half-hour television show featuring prominent Christian leaders encouraging viewers about the importance of following God call’s on their life. Among those appearing in the series are best-selling author and pastor Max […]
Yay! Even Homer Simpson joined the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” to support the ALS Associations research efforts. The marketing has more than worked it created a phenomenon. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS affects the nerve cells in the […]
Faith based films have become a buzzword in Hollywood lately said writer and director Casey La Scala of “Donnie Darko,” and “A Walk to Remember.” La Scala new film is a horror flick based on biblical accounts of end times […]
Go behind the scenes of Alcon Entertainment/Warner Bros.’ Dolphin Tale 2, with professional Christian athlete and “Soul Surfer” inspiration Bethany Hamilton, in this exclusive clip. In it, she talks openly about losing her arm in a shark attack and how […]
Famed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling sent a letter to 15-year-old Cassidy Stay, whose parents and four siblings were killed in their Houston, Texas home in July by their uncle, Ronald Lee Haskell. Stay survived the ordeal by faking her death. […]
Lauren Bacall, born as Betty Joan Perske, died on August 12, 2014 at the age of 89 after suffering a massive stroke. Bacall was an actress and model, known for her inviting voice and sultry looks. During her modeling career, in the […]
“The Good Lie’ starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon, follows the story of a group known as “The Lost Boys,” orphaned by the brutal Civil War in Sudan, who travel thousands of miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen […]
UK-based Attraction Films will produce a drama on the odd and turbulent relationship between authors C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien set in Britain during and after World War I. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, and Tolkien penned The Hobbit […]
There are a lot of statistics when it comes to sports – best finishes, points scored, worst finishes and of course winning streaks. The amount of pressure that a team experiences when exposed to a winning streak is intense. So […]
ESPN’s anchor Stuart Scott offers strength to many on air. It’s not only for his smooth delivery or a career that’s spanned over two decades-it’s fighting a deadly form of cancer since 2007. This week Scott, 48, was presented the […]
Hall of Famer and 15-time All Star Tony Gwynn, who passed away on June 16th, was more than just a remarkable hitter; he embodied the qualities of sportsmanship, humility, and excitement that make baseball such a great American sport. Gwynn played 20 […]
Join Winter and the rest of the Dolphin Tale cast as they return to the big screen! Dolphin Tale 2, again based on a true story, features all of the characters you loved from the first movie while introducing Hope, a […]
Anne B. Davis died on June 1, 2014, at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier in the day, she sustained a subdural hematoma from a fall in her bathroom in the San Antonio residence. Davis was best known for […]
David O. Russell, director of critically acclaimed “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” attended a charity auction where he raised $150,000. The auction took place on Parents’ Weekend at the Glenholme School, a therapeutic boarding school for young people with […]
Keven Durant, small forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player of the 2013-14 regular season on Tuesday, May 7th. This is Durant’s first time receiving the award, after having finished second in the voting […]
The film “Decoding Annie Parker” is based on the true story of breast cancer survivor Annie Parker and geneticist Mary Claire King who discovered the link between DNA and cancer. Annie is haunted by all the women in her family […]
The film “Son of God” left a lasting impression on audiences with its visual effects and the epic story of Jesus Christ’s life. Created by Mark Burnett and wife Roma Downey, the film was the first motion picture on the life […]
We need to laugh more as people of faith said host Jeff Foxworthy of “The American Bible Challenge” and who am I to argue with this advice? He’s still a comedian and a child at heart. “I am a comedian, […]
Even before its official theatrical release, director Darren Aronofsky’s latest project Noah has attracted mixed reviews from religious communities everywhere. Charles Jenkins, Pastor at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, says “NOAH is a riveting blockbuster. Messages of righteousness, justice, mercy, sacrifice, […]
Leading the box office for the second straight week, The Lego Movie has already become the most unexpected Hollywood hit of 2014. What’s most surprising about the movie’s success is the warm reception it’s received from children and adults, casual […]
The Chronicle of Philanthropy puts out a list each year of the most generous people – topping the list for 2013 is Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. The couple gave 18 million shares of Facebook, equating to roughly $992.2 million, […]
Actor Shia LaBeouf apparently doesn’t like fame, or answering reporters. During an appearance of the premier of his new film, “Nymphomaniac, Volume 1,” LaBeouf wore a paper bag over his head with cutouts for eyes to accompany his tuxedo. Written […]
Noah is the the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky, known for such significant artistic accomplishments as Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream. As with any Hollywood movie, you can expect some creative interpretations of the original story […]
Many of us grappled with the question “Where is God during tragedy?” Actor Kirk Cameron decided it was time to dig deeper and find the answer in “Unstoppable,” an independent documentary that sold over 260,000 tickets and grossed $3.2 million […]
Lori Loughlin is sticking to her Catholic roots, taking on her first period drama in Vancouver, and yes, possibly reuniting with the Full House cast as Rebecca Donaldson. Loughlin stars with Erin Krakow, and Daniel Lissing as Abigail Stanton in the Hallmark […]
After a remarkable cliffhanger to end its second season, BBC’s award-winning series Sherlock returns to American television on Sunday, January 19th. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office UK), the series offers […]
Time Magazine announced, Wednesday morning, Pope Francis “The People’s Pope” as the Person of the Year. Within a relatively short time period, Pope Francis has changed many opinions about the Catholic church. The Pope has incorporated auditing the known to be […]
Vocalist Susan Boyle was reportedly diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome a year ago by a Scottish specialist.But she’s more than comfortable about the diagnoses and described it as “a relief.” Asperger’s syndrome is a high-functioning form of autism it usually impedes […]
Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul was raised in the Jewish faith longed for an opportunity to visit the Holy Land as a tourist and will finally get her wish on a 10-day trip to Israel. She also wanted to […]
Diana Nyad became the first person to swim without a shark cage from Cuba to Key West, Fla. at 64-years-old and will share her story in an exciting account of part two of “Super Soul Sunday” airing on the Oprah […]
Radio personality Robin Quivers announced to Sirius XM radio fans that she left the Howard Stern Show because she was battling cancer for the past year. Quivers was working from home despite undergoing chemo and radiation therapy. She broke her […]
Diana Nyad became the first person to not only swim without a shark cage from Cuba to Key West, Fla., but showed that at 64-years-old, anyone can achieve their dreams. Nyad clocked 53 hours to realize her 35-year dream to […]
Why do you believe what you believe? If a person stands on a podium in fine suits and a microphone, is what he or she says automatically factual? What power do they really possess? Society is less likely to research […]
Dr. Eben Alexander is a medical marvel. The academic neurosurgeon of 25 years was bolted into a coma after an attack of E. coli meningitis in 2008, part of his brain shut down, and his doctors lost hope of his […]
Check out this year’s Emmy winners!! Supporting Actress in a Comedy series – Julie Bowen (Modern Family) Supporting Actor in a Comedy series – Ty Burrell (Modern Family) Directing of a Comedy series – Michael Allen Spiller (Modern Family) Writing […]
By Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas All the hoofers on the Great White Way gathered last weekend in honor of everyone’s favorite four-legged friends for the 13th Annual Broadway Barks charity event. The organization was founded by mega-star, […]
By Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas This week when Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake were at Fox News on a press junket promoting their film “Friends with Benefits,” the actress was stunned to learn about a YouTube video […]
Kevin James stars in ‘Zookeeper,’ about the world’s greatest zookeeper who decides to leave his job in order to pursue the woman of his dreams. The animals, terrified of losing their star caretaker, speak up for the first time and […]
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A skate boarder empowers kids, a green musician is honored and a movie star spits for a good cause. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A rock star unites with puppets, an author urges fans to light a candle and a TV mainstay turns to the world wide web. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture […]
Hit LIKE above to spread the word to all your friends about the winner of American Idol! So who won American Idol? After montages and recaps and special performances galore (Tony Bennett, Tim McGraw, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, and […]
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, the Pop Culture Passionistas A little girl fulfills her dream to dance, stars stick it out for their charities and a pop star turns editor-in-chief. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. ‘Dancing […]
by the Pop Culture Passionistas A sitcom teen keeps her good deeds on the down low, a major mogul goes green and a DIY star lends a hand to build habitats. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. […]
You could win 2 tickets to the Hollywood Premiere of “Jumping the Broom” and rub shoulders with the likes of Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, and Bishop TD Jakes. Tell Sony Pictures executive and author DeVon Franklin how your faith has […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A housewife fights hunger with bread art, a celebrity chef gives back and a rocker helps the homeless. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. Teri Hatcher Fights Hunger One […]
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People enjoy seeing themselves on the big screen. And watching “Jumping the Broom” felt like part class reunion and a family gathering – complete with the joys and angst that both can generate. I couldn’t help but be reminded of […]
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas An Olympic champion sees the impact, heavy metal stars rock out for Armenia and a celebrity chef stages a Food Revolution. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. Apolo Ohno […]
At least on television, that is. The former Full House star is headlining a new television movie, Truth Be Told, that airs tomorrow on Fox at 8/7c, in which she plays an unmarried marriage counselor who must fabricate a marriage […]
While most of the attention for “Soul Surfer” has focused on the real-life inspiration for the movie, Bethany Hamilton, or the actress who plays her , Anna Sophia Robb, there is one other person whose movie career might benefit from […]
One of my fave celebs, Kristin Chenoweth, has to be one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood right now. She just finished a new album, has been cast in the controversial pilot “Good Christian B—–es”, will return to “Glee” ‘ […]
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas An Oscar winner becomes a Good Will Ambassador, a Glee cast member gives the gift of Dance and a “Celebrity Apprentice” candidate gives back to the American Red Cross. Here are this […]
As the Charlie Sheen media circus goes back into full swing with reports coming out of his stand-up show in Detroit this weekend that the show was a mess and he was booed by fans, his father Martin Sheen breaks his […]
Tech companies are famous for their online pranks. It’s gotten to the point where they just can’t fool anyone but that doesn’t keep you from laughing. Here are a few of our favorite from this year. ThinkGeek released their incredible […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A journalist searches for hope and faith, an anchorwoman turns the spotlight on global health and a great humanitarian passes away. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. Liz Taylor’s […]
Sure, all parents have expectations of what they hope their children might become, But Mary Perry Hudson, Katy Perry’s mom, is prehaps feeling that disappointment on a different level as her daughter continues to strut, prance and flit her […]
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Big celebs gather to same the planet before it’s “going, going, gone,” stars rally for survivors in Japan and an actor takes a walk for leukemia and lymphoma. The Planet is Going, Going, Gone The Bid to Save the Earth […]
Just as it had been rumored all of last week, Reese Witherspoon wed agent Jim Toth at her Ojai ranch on Saturday. But while details and pictures surrounding the event are few and far between, one thing that has been […]
As many are mourning the loss of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor, now is a good time to celebrate her life by looking at her thoughts on faith and spirituality. Her son has released a statement that has said the following:“Though […]
My favorite moment of television so far this week happened on one of my favorite guilty pleasures, “Bethenny Ever After.” She’s mouthy, she’s abrasive, and she’s trashy at times, but I still love her moments of vulnerability and ruthless honesty. […]
TM stands for Transcendental Meditation and apparently celeb Russell Brand is the newest poster boy for this spiritual practice. The Style section of The New York Times just did a big feature on Mr. Brand and his new agey ways, […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasA mogul turned reality show host gets roasted, a country band gives back and an undercover millionaire helps the poor. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.Donald Trump Gets RoastedDonald Trump […]
Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Jim Tressel reportedly knew of players selling memorabilia for money and other benefits eight months before they were suspended for infractions in December. It appears that the well-liked coach’s job could be in jeopardy, […]
Cyndi Lauper was among stranded tourists at an airport in Buenos Aires and threw an impromptu mini concert. Check out the video here:
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A celebrity chef sheds light on a still devastated nation, an Oscar winning movie gives one charity a boost and a potential Idol loses himself in music. Anthony Bourdain Has No Reservations […]
Chris Medina, recent Idol hopeful who unfortunately didn’t make it through Hollywood week, was on Ryan Seacrest’s radio program today to discuss Idol and his new single when he received a happy shock. Medina’s fiancÃ©e, Juliana, was injured in a […]
During tonight’s episode of The Bachelor, ABC did a live reveal of the new cast for Dancing With the Stars during the commercial breaks. It was a bit anti-climactic as most of the cast appeared either bored or a little […]
Overall, the Oscar ceremony for me was not only predictable – though of course I loved that Colin Firth now has an Oscar- but also rather boring. Can’t say I loved Anne HAthaway and James Franco as hosts and can’t […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A reality judge opens her heart, a TV icon is honored by the Queen and a news anchor shares extraordinary advice. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. “American Idol”: […]
By Chad BonhamIt was just four months ago when Michael Waltrip Racing dropped 19-year old Nationwide Series driver Trevor Bayne over sponsorship issues. Even though Bayne was ranked seventh in points and was clearly one of NASCAR’s rising stars, the […]
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A Golden Globe-nominated actress helps clean up schools, a game show host says “come on down” to some four legged friends in need and an ’80s icon helps boost local spirits. Julianne […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas Some famous women don red dresses for heart health, other stars create tiny art for school kids and a legend is honored for philanthropy. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture […]
Angel House ministries will benefit from awoman’s game show earnings.
Chenoweth is recognized for her support of gay rights.
I grew up watching the Steelers and the Iron Curtain dominate the NFL so of course, I was cheering on my favorite team to win yet another Super Bowl and crying in my yellow towel when they didn’t win. But […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasThis week an Oscar contender supports Free the Children, a reality star shows her philanthropic side and an “Idol” gives a wake-up call (with flapjacks).Natalie Portman Announces Free The Children ContestThe last few […]
Everybody is Twilight-focused these days, even the high fashion magazines apparently. Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella, the star-crossed love interest of Edward Cullen, the world’s most famous vampire, in the Twilight movies, has the cover of the latest issue of […]
Total Film reports that director Christopher Nolan has tapped the always-riveting Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in his third and final Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises.” As this is the second time the pair have worked together following last summer’s […]
I understand not everyone can sit through those long-winded award shows, but I just had to share two uplifting moments from last nght’s SAG Awards. The first is Betty White’s surprise win over “Glee” start Jane Lynch in the Best […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasOne talk show host gets an uplifting birthday surprise while another finds a long lost sister, and an ex-“Bachelor” raises $100,000 for charity. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.Ellen Basks […]
Chris Medina walked on to the American Idol audition stage and all I could think was, “great, another grunge rocker, just what the world needs.” Shame on me, not because of his silky smooth voice but because the cover of […]
In the not so distant past, we had to wait for the paperboy to gauge reaction to the traditional State of the Union Address. Television changed that and the internet has now revolutionized it. On Twitter we truly see the […]
Here are my thoughts on today’s Oscar noms!
You won’t see any videos of Paris Tassin singing on Youtube, she’s far too busy caring for her 4 year old special needs daughter, Keira. At 18 years of age, Paris was faced with an unplanned pregnancy and as if […]
As the first episode of American Idol season 10 came to a close, a shy but calmly confident 16 year old from the Bronx took the audition stage. He’s not your average 16 year old kid. He has a twin […]
Regis Philbin, 79, announced Tuesday on his show “Live with Regis and Kelly” thathe’s retiring by the end of the summer. “It’s been a long time,” Philbin said during taping yesterday to a shocked co-host and audience. “It’s been 28 […]
Here are a few of my favorite Globes moments.
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas The President asks us to live up to a young girl’s vision of the nation, an Icelandic singer saves her country’s nature and a Harry Potter group fights real-life evils. President Obama […]
Elizabeth Hughes, 8, made her national anthem debut for the Tampa Bay Lightning’s, affiliate (AHL Norfolk Admirals) during a home game against the Connecticut Whale (Rangers) last Friday night. How it started was amazing. Hughes has a voice of an […]
It’s old news that everyone loves Bella, Edward, Jacob and the rest of their furry, fangy friends. But it’s just recently that they took home lots of kudos at the People’s Choice Awards for their performances in ‘Eclipse,’ the third […]
Kirk Cameron dishes on dead birds, end times and his new film with Anderson Cooper.
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A TV judge returns with a positive spin, a homeless man gets a second chance and some big stars give it up for charity. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture […]
Absolutely everybody must know by know that Oprah has her own cable TV network. OWN launched on January 1, to great fanfare, interest, and speculation about its possibilities for success. Over the last decade especially, Oprah has become a guru […]
Several days ago, I was stumbling around Youtube and saw a video of a homeless man who, literally, had a golden voice. It had been posted that day and already had 100,000 views. The video had over 12 million views […]
Butterflies threatened to overwhelm Brooke White’s stomach when she first stepped onto the stage of American Idol during its seventh season. After conquering them and making it all the way to the Top 5, one might think that butterflies would […]
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas As 2010 comes to an end, we look back and pick our Ten Most Inspirational Pop Culture Moments of the Year. Here’s the second half of our selections. To see numbers six […]
I will never forget reading “Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation,” by the famed, or better said, infamous feminist theologian and thinker Mary Daly back when I was in graduate school. It was one of the […]
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas As 2010 comes to an end, we look back and pick our Ten Most Inspirational Pop Culture Moments of the Year. Check back next week to see the final five. 10. Balthazar […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A “Biggest Loser” pays it forward, a kid honors his dad’s musical legacy and a wrestling star pays tribute to the troops. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. The […]
Faith has an interesting, rather uncomfortable role on CBS’s hit law drama, ‘The Good Wife.’ Peter’s (the husband) spectacular and spectacularly public fall from grace leads him into a black, Protestant church, and seeking the spiritual direction of its pastor–much […]
Oh how I love Dexter! More and more and more with every season. How is it that the writers of Dexter managed to make a serial killer not only so unbelievably likable, so much that you root for Dexter no […]
by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasJack Black and Jason Segel — The Next David Bowie and Bing Crosby?One of our favorite Christmas traditions is watching Bing Crosby and David Bowie’s classic “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy” performance. The […]
Steve Martin’s latest appearance didn’t wow some fans.
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasA rock star shares his family’s tragic history, a child star gives back and a TV network stands up against discrimination. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.Gene Simmons Share His […]
Probably not, but when I caught up Director of Brand Marketing and Executive Producer, Ben Simon, he made their mission crystal clear. He called to promote their latest Family Movie Night film, “A Walk in My Shoes.” A Walk In […]
Based on the book co-penned by country legend Kenny Rogers, “Christmas in Canaan” is set in the rural town of Canaan, Texas. It’s the story of a clash between two classmates – one, a tough farm boy, and the other, […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasA group of celebrities work to end hunger, some furry friends teach healthy living and “The Biggest Loser” has a huge week. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.Celebrities Work to […]
With Philadelphia on a winning streak at the hands of Michael VIck, the discussion about VIck’s criminal past and whether or not he is truly reformed has resurfaced with surprising intensity. It’s a fascinating dialogue that’s taking place with some […]
Bristol Palin is in the final three and has ruined “DWTS.”
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A TV star reunites a family, a movie star helps feed hungry kids, and GLAAD auctions off some high-class art. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. “Brothers and Sisters’” […]
The world seems fascinated by anything occult-related lately. If it isn’t a creature of the undead variety (you know, vampires, werewolves, zombies, oh my!) then it’s magic, witchcraft, and other ghostly enterprises. With the Harry Potter 7.1 about to release […]
So a few days ago I was on an airplane and somebody left a copy of a recent Us Weekly in the back pocket of the seat in front of me. While I would never subscribe to Us Weekly, I […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A famous director shares more thoughts on aging, a musician rocks out on the golf course, and Movember gets hairy. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. Nora Ephron: Telling […]
Great, another “celebrity” using media to promote herself for book sales and a Presidential run. That’s an easy attitude to have when it comes to Sarah Palin’s new show premiering this Sunday on TLC. In a world where we seemingly […]
The journey from rapper to prison inmate for trying to gun someone down in a club back to rapper to Orthodox Jew in Israel may not be a likely story but it’s a true one for the rapper Shyne, friend […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasAn actress finds her light, rich kids make a lemonade stand for a cause, and a celebrity foundation hits a milestone of giving. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.Portia de […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas “Funny or Die” takes on the very serious issue of voting, a “Fairy Jobmother” helps families get back on their feet, and Major League Baseball stands up to Cancer–here are this week’s […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas Too many stars gathered for Autism education, five sons from Sudan bust a move for their Mom, and one of TV’s favorite daughters plays mother to needy kittens–here are this week’s most […]
Tom Bosley spoke rarely but profoundly about his Jewish heritage.
Critics are abuzz with praise for Clink Eastwood’s newest film, ‘Hereafter,’ which just released in New York City on Friday. But I have to say, as much as I respect this actor and his moviemaking sensibilities, when I first saw […]
In my opinion, Renesmee, the part-human, part-vampire spawn of Bella and Edward (and really, I think spawn is the right word), is the creepiest, oddest character of everyone in Meyer’s “Twilight Saga.” Renesmee disturbs me and so many readers mostly […]
Like many others, I am a diehard fan of ‘Dexter,’ Showtime’s incredibly riveting show about a serial killer who only kills people who “deserve it”–child murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and the like–and somehow manages to make its title character utterly sympathetic. […]
The new “Hawaii Five-O” made its debut on CBS last night; it was fast-paced, action-packed, modern and current. It paid homage to the old show while creating far more depth in the main characters. If it was short on only […]
One contestant on America’s Next Top Model identifies herself as Modern Orthodox (Jewish), and then seems to easily give up her Sabbath observance when pressed by Tyra Banks about working 24/7.
Woody Allen, the writer, director, and producer of movies that I love, apparently sees no difference between the worlds religions and fortune-tellers, according to the recent New York Times interview between reporter David Itzkoff and the famous, lifelong New Yorker […]
Comedians Avi Liberman and Ahmed Ahmed co-host “Bridging the Gap: A Middle East Comedy Conference,” September 16 on Showtime.
I love “The Onion,” but never more than when they spoof on Twilight, especially since they always do so in good fun (and not maliciously) and always in such hilariously creative ways. Earlier this year they published the article, “Woman […]
Guru of just about everybody including Oprah, Deepak Chopra is known for his many self-help, inspirational bestsellers. But for his latest book project he is trying out fiction–religious fiction I suppose you could say, since Chopra has chosen to fictionalize […]
Kanye is still trying to apologize to Taylor Swift.
My wife is a real George Clooney fan, although she admits “he sometimes really does make some weird movies.” So I went to see his latest, “The American,” as a favor to her and also figuring it’d be better than […]
It is rare when someone from the field of science–especially the kind of science that is almost impossible to understand–becomes a pop culture icon. But Stephen Hawking has long been known far outside the academic community as the Tiger Woods […]
Bristol promises to cover up on “Dancing with the Stars”.
This post brings with it a bit of pop culture social commentary and I’m curious as to your opinion of the following: USA Today and usatoday.com should launch the Celebrity Love Index. What? Well, for quite a while now, USA […]
Will late-in-life singing phenom Susan Boyle bring tears to the Pope’s eyes, just like she’s done for so many millions the world over? We will soon find out, since Boyle is set to “to sing her signature song” as Time […]
My thoughts on last night’s Emmys.
The fine line between talk show host, newsman, media commentator, pop culture icon and spiritual leader has rarely become more cluttered than during the performance of Glenn Beck at the Washington, D.C. “Restoring Honor” event. “Something beyond imagination is happening,” […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas This week a movie star prepares to break her long silence for a good cause, a “Choir” goes to Royal Albert Hall, and a rock star tribute benefits War Torn Countries. Here […]
Anne Rice further tries to explain why she is distancing herself from Christianity.
Unless you live under a rock, you are aware that Lindsay Lohan has had more than her share of troubles in the last few years and there have been a number of moments already when folks have speculated she is […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas This week a charitable rocker gets a town named after him, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” gives back, and John Lennon sends some posthumous advice. Here are this week’s most inspirational […]
Pop phenom Katy Perry’s evangelical Christian background is infamous at this point, since it seems to contradict her conduct, choice of attire, and all around image. So I suppose it comes as no surprise that she’s the cover story of […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas This week celebrities a rapper got swabbed, some “Real Housewives” showed they have heart, and a talk show legend made some big donations (posthumously). Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture […]
Neal McDonough is developing a new series.
Robert Duvall discusses his latest film and how it examines faith.
Patricia Neal died Sunday after a long illness.
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas This week celebrities Tweeted to save lives, Superman stopped a foreclosure, and a TV funnyman battled a serious case. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments. Stars Twitter to Save […]
The new stars of our pop culture are not coming from the typical places, whether that be movies, music, television or somewhere else. No, they’re coming from another place and being talked about everywhere from the tabloids to the tube […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas This week a musician considers a run for Haitian President, a self-help superstar mends broken spirits, and a “Little House on the Prairie” alum works to PROTECT children. Here are this week’s […]
Anne Rice makes a startling announement via facebook and her website.
I saw the best concert of the Summer Season last night and I hope you’ll get a chance to as well. The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra is touring the United States as part of its current world tour with…Sting! Yes […]
Whoopi is possibly the only person who is defending Mel Gibson right now.
Jon Gosselin is possibly writing a memoir.
ABC Family has a delightful new series “Huge.”
“Knight and Day” tanked at the box office, but there are many theories as to why.
Tim Howard has become my favorite soccer player as I learn to love the World Cup.
This summer’s movies haven’t been doing it for me so far, so I was glad to read premiere.com’s recent news summaries about several sequels which are in the works. What all these projects have in common is this: they’re not […]
Poor Robert Pattinson, the living, breathing incarnation of the fictional heartthrob of every teen girl (and their mother) on this planet–Edward Cullen. The romantic, sexy vampire had girls swooning on the page long before it was even a thought in […]
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 […]
Thomas Kinkade was charged with allegedly drunk driving last weekend.
I really wish life was exactly like the Tony Awards. Rock bands would mingle with sitcom stars who would sing with Broadway legends. Then, they would hang out with all the rest of us common folk and everything would happen […]
“The A-Team” is out today, the latest television show to be made into a movie. Idol Chatter’s Kris Rasmussen recently posted about Hollywood movie remakes with a great list of the best and worst ones. Most of us love TV […]
Today is the one week anniversary of the death of Coach John Wooden. I am amazed–and thrilled–that the accolades and chat about him continues to thrive throughout the media universe we live in. Somehow, this man of Christian faith, family […]
Sandra Bullock shined at the MTV Movie Awards.
The text came over the CNN newswire to my blackberry today: “Actor Dennis Hopper has died, his family confirms.” Idol Chatter’s Kris Rasmussen has posted two great videos from his life here. I believe the day will come when actors […]
Dennis Hopper left a lasting legacy as an actor, artist, and icon.
Here is a personal ancedote about Gary Coleman and his longing for friendship.
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 […]
As USAToday.com reports, “24” was responsible for several wonderfully dramatic contributions to the television action drama genre. It “set a new visual style,” had a “pace that kept viewers on edge,” “proved that a densely serialized thriller” could be successful […]
Ms. Rima Fakih. Have you heard of her? If not, you will soon, for the same reasons that you probably didn’t know about Carrie Prejean, last year’s Miss USA Pageant winner, until you heard later that she was a born-again […]
A new book makes more allegations about Scientology and Tom Cruise.
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 […]
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 […]
A few years back when the “Sex and the City” movie hit theaters, I eagerly paid my money to see it and about an hour in I walked out of the theater and out on Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda, […]
Kristin Chenoweth resents an author’s attack on gay actors.
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 […]
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 […]
By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas This week a cartoon saved a young girl’s life, Hannah Montana granted 30 wishes, a tycoon ran in a charitable marathon, and one rock star helped a homeless man while another fought […]
Is Jill Zarin one more example of a Jewish stereotype we don’t need to see on TV?