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Sandra Bullock Had Bris for New Son

posted by dross

As you may have already heard, Sandra Bullock is in the process of adopting a baby from New Orleans, something the “Blindside” actress has managed to keep a secret even under an intense media spotlight over her crumbling relationship with […]

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Sandra Bullock’s Baby Bombshell: The Best Kept Secret in a Social Media Society

posted by Ellen Leventry

Sure, Sandra Bullock debuting her 3 1/2 month old, adopted son on the cover of People magazine is surprising, but the fact that we haven’t heard about it until now is even more so.

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Pierce Brosnan Fights for Whales After Narrating Disney’s ‘Oceans’ Movie

posted by dross

If you’ve seen Disneynature’s newest documentary, “Oceans,” you may have heard a familiar voice narrating the film–actor Pierce Brosnan. And after working on the project, the former “James Bond” has become more passionate about helping the preserving oceans and its […]

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‘Restore Stephen Baldwin’ Uses Job Story to Inspire Donations

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

A new website asks for donations to help restore the lost wealth of outspoken Christian actor Stephen Baldwin.

Christians Rock Tonight’s Tube: Amy Grant and Jennifer Knapp

posted by Paul O'Donnell

What a bonanza tonight should be for Christian music fans. Late night, Amy Grant will be talking about her first album in six years on ABC’s “Nightline,” while on CNN at 9 p.m., Larry King interviews Jennifer Knapp, the Christian […]

Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy: Entering the NFL Draft, God is Still First and They are Second

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I am a huge college football fan, but I can’t say I pay that much attention to the NFL draft when it rolls around. But talk about one college football player’s faith and his NFL prospects caught my attention yesterday […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by dross

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasThis week chicks announced they’re rockin’ for charity, a singer made plans to build a school, a child star urged fans to give back to other kids, stars and locals joined forces to […]

USA Rugby and NCAA Deal Faith Losses on the Field

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Religion took a double hit on the sporting field in recent days.First the NCAA banned messages embedded in eye-black–those stripes of glare-killing grease football players wear on their cheeks, and that Florida quaterback Tim Tebow imprinted with biblical verses.

Vatican on The Beatles: ‘Not the Best Example, But Forgiven’

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

After decades, the Vatican absolves the Beatles.

Dixie Carter: Faith by Design

posted by Kris Rasmussen

The late DIxie Carter often spoke about the importance of her Christian faith.

Phil at The Masters: Phamily, Phidelity, Phantastic!

posted by Douglas Howe

Did you catch the Masters’ Tournament this weekend? If not, I can some it up simply and easily: Phamily Phil pulled it off. Phidelity Phil beat Terrible Tiger. The right guy won. The nice guy finished first. Lefty did right. […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by idol chatter

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, the Pop Culture PassionistasThis week celebrities take off their make-up, dance for animal rights, overcome illness, open a shelter, and speak out about school budget cuts. Here are our favorite inspirational pop culture moments of […]

Ordination Barbie: I Want One!

posted by Donna Freitas

Introducing Feminist Theologian Barbie. Reverend Barbie. Pastor Barbie! I literally cannot get over this: Barbie is getting ordained in the Episcopalian Church. I mean, I know she’s been president and entered into a whole host of other professions, but a […]

Tiger Woods Press Conference & Buddhism

posted by Douglas Howe

Tiger Woods faced the world through 206 media representatives, multiple television cameras and a host of digital cameras. As anticipated, the questions ranged from his personal life to golf to his personal life to Augusta to his personal life to […]

‘Saving Grace': Season 3.5 Premier Difficult to Stomach

posted by Donna Freitas

Last weekend I was excited to see ‘Saving Grace,’ TNT’s cop show starring Holly Hunter, back in my DVR queue–it meant a new season was beginning. The gritty stories and characters appealed to me from the very start, much to […]

Actor Neal McDonough Fired For Not Doing Sex Scenes?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Actor Neal McDonough is fired for not doing sex scenes on set.

Man of Faith Makes ‘Why Did I Get Married Too?’

posted by Douglas Howe

Please go see Tyler Perry’s new movie, “Why Did I Get Married Too?” You can see the trailer here. I so appreciate it when any cultural leader takes the time to make a clear statement of his or her faith […]

Baron Cohen Leads Simpsons Through Holy Land

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Homer, Marge and the gang head to Israel.

‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution’ Will Continue Thanks to Pastor Steve

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I checked out “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” last Friday looking for some extra motivation to curb my worse-than-usual eating habits of late. However, in comparison to movies like “Food Inc” or “King Corn,” I found the show to be more […]

Amy Grant’s New Album Clears Space for a New Road

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Touted as her first new music in seven years, Amy Grant’s new album, “Somewhere Down the Road,” is something less and something more: only six of the record’s tracks are new songs, mixed in with previously unreleased tracks, old songs […]

‘The Last Song': Another Nicholas Sparks Weepie

posted by Donna Freitas

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I jumped on the opportunity to see a press screening of Nicholas Sparks’ latest movie adaptation, ‘The Last Song.’ Yes it stars Miley Cyrus and yes it’s a film that essentially shows Cyrus […]

Inspirational Pop Culture Moments of the Week

posted by idol chatter

By Amy & Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture PassionistasThis week we scoured the globe to find the most uplifting examples of celebrity altruists. We joined a Hollywood heavy hitter during his effort to aid Haiti, a British chef in his quest […]

‘Christ Haunted’ Anne Rice Shares Her Testimony on I Am Second

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Anne Rice speaks candidly about her faith at the I Am Second website.

Mr. Biden, F-Bombs and Our Fading Culture

posted by Douglas Howe

The second most powerful man in our country–the one who sits one heartbeat or motorcade crash away from the Presidency–dropped the F-bomb during one of the most historic and highly rated television news moments in history. You can hear it […]

5 Tiger Storylines From Outside the Ropes

posted by Douglas Howe

While the sports world wonders whether or not he will win as he enters the Holy City of Augusta in a few weeks, here are my Top Five Tiger Woods storylines as it relates to his role not as professional […]

Mazal Tov: Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla “Ayala” Fisher

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher wed in a Jewish ceremony.

Jesse James’ Apology: What Does it Matter?

posted by Douglas Howe

She gave an inspiring performance on screen. She won several awards including the Oscar. She praised her husband. Then a new story leaked. The alleged mistress gave an interview. The bride moved out. The husband issued a telepology. It joins […]

Nurse Jackie: Holy Shift!

posted by Donna Freitas

I love Edie Falco though I’ve never watched ‘Nurse Jackie’–I love her from the good ole days on ‘The Sopranos’ and because on that show she talked (both with accent and word) like all the Italian ladies I grew up […]

Sandra Bullock’s Marriage to Jesse James Blindsided by Adultery?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Sandra Bullock may have split from husband Jesse James over his possible affair with a tattoo model.

Jewish Organization Urges Bar Refaeli to Dump Gentile Boyfriend

posted by dross

Lehava, a Israeli organization, has publically called for supermodel Bar Refaeli to dump her boyfriend, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and marry a nice Jewish man instead. The organization also sent a letter to Refaei’s mother. How inappropriate! Carrie Sloan over at […]

March Madness Inspiration

posted by Douglas Howe

One of the more religious practices in our country is taking place this month. And no, it’s not “Lent!” Okay, well, actually “Lent” is taking place for many faithful Christians across the land, but my guess (and what seems to […]

Corey Haim: 1971-2010

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Corey Haim died early Wednesday morning of a possible overdose.

Mo’Nique’s Hairy Legs and ‘Open’ Marriage

posted by Douglas Howe

One of the most underwhelming Oscar shows of all-time sure stood in contrast to perhaps the most significant–if, indeed, the last–of the Barbara Walters Specials. I was on the West Coast so I watched it after the Oscars and, yikes, […]

JD Salinger as Mystic?

posted by Donna Freitas

One of my all-time favorite books to teach is the Zooey side of JD Salinger’s “Franny and Zooey.” Without giving too much away for those who haven’t read this wonderful novel(a), the end has one of the most stunning, beautiful […]

Ben Stiller Goes Hebrew on Oscar Night

posted by mkress

One of my favorite moments of last night’s Oscars show was Ben Stiller’s “Avatar” spoof, when he presented the award for best makeup in blue-face (and blue-tail) Nav’i get-up, with his speech mixing English and, of course, Na’vi. Alas, all […]

Whose God Won the Oscar?

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Hollywood and evangelical Christians don’t agree on much, but last night they shared a deep conviction that only God could have put an Oscar in Sandra Bullock’s hand. Often dismissed as the actress with the least star quality since the […]

Oscar Winners 2010 List

posted by dross

Although I’m a little sleepy from staying up so late to watch the 82nd annual Academy Awards last night, I’m so happy that “The Hurt Locker” beat out blockbuster “Avatar” for Best Picture of the Year. Also excited for Kathryn […]

Chuck is a Christian?

posted by Donna Freitas

NBC’s series ‘Chuck’ is one of my favorite shows to watch every week. Zachary Levi as Chuck Bartowski is the most lovable tech-smart spy-geek (or is it geek-spy?) to hit television since Maxwell Smart of ‘Get Smart,’ though Chuck is […]

Megan Fox Confesses to Loving Two Men–Ever

posted by Paul O'Donnell

It’s often said that celebrities are America’s royalty, and nowhere is that more obvious in the way we treat their bodies as public property. In the days of absolute monarchs, as historian Helen Castor puts it, “privacy was relative and […]

Marie Osmond Faces Another Family Tragedy: Her Son Michael Commits Suicide

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Marie Osmond’s son committed suicide in LA this past weekend.

Andrew Koenig’s Death: A Tragic Lesson

posted by Ellen Leventry

Actor Andrew Koenig’s tragic death brings attention to the seriousness of depression.

Purim’s Star-Power: Can You Shpiel It?

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

The Jewish holiday Purim is about remembering persecution, celebrating redemption, and pushing identity, examining who we really are in contrast to how we present ourselves to the world (that’s where the costumes come in). That’s the serious stuff – but […]

Say It Ain’t So, Mark Buehrle

posted by Paul O'Donnell

My favorite White Sox fan is an 12-year-old from the far South Side of Chicago, who summers at his family’s beach house in Massachusetts, where news of the outside world comes but slowly. So as I watched Mark Buehrle, the […]

Kirk Cameron Makes Plea to Missing Actor Andrew Koenig

posted by dross

Actor Kirk Cameron has released a statement about missing actor Andrew Koenig, whom he starred with on the hit TV series “Growing Pains.” “Andrew, if you’re reading this, please call me,” said Cameron. Koenig, who according to his family showed […]

‘American VI: Ain’t No Grave': One Last Celebration of Johnny Cash’s Faith

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Most critics admire Johnny Cash for being a one-of-a-kind singer who has blazed trails artistically in both life and in death. His decades-spanning, multi-generation-influencing career has lasted longer than other greats like The Beatles and Elvis, to name a few. […]

Idol Chatter at the Movieguide Awards

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

TV and film actors gathered for the Movieguide Faith and Value Awards to recognize the best family-friendly movies and TV shows of the previous year.

Charlie Sheen Leaving Show for Rehab

posted by Douglas Howe

Charlie Sheen has recognized he has issues which need to be identified and dealt with at a deeper level. He’s admitted his need for help. Well sort of. The Hollywood Reporter was among the first to report that Sheen is […]

Brandon T. Jackson: A Divine Career So Far

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Playing the best friend of a teen demigod in the blockbuster “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” Brandon T. Jackson, at 25, is an veteran among a cast of new faces, with more than a dozen movies under […]

Sir Elton Says Jesus Was Gay

posted by Douglas Howe

Jesus was gay. At least, that’s what Sir Elton John believes, as stated in his recent Parade magazine interview. And the real shame of it is that he said seven things about Jesus, six of which I couldn’t have agreed […]

Ginny Weasley Dates a Volturi Vampire

posted by shuang

Looks like a love spell has been cast over a Hogwarts wizard and a Twilight vampire. People.com reports that actress Bonnie Wright, best known as Ginny Weasley in the “Harry Potter” franchise, is dating actor Jamie Campbell Bower, best known […]

Interview: Danielle Bisutti of ‘No Greater Love’ and ‘True Jackson VP’

posted by Nell Minow

On the Nickelodeon series True Jackson VP, Danielle Bisutti plays Amanda, the fashion company executive who is jealous of — and always outsmarted by — the teenage title character played by Keke Palmer. She also stars in the popular Christian […]

Tiger: Only Thing Missing Was ‘Thank You, Mr. President.’

posted by Douglas Howe

I believe that history will show that Tiger Woods launched his professional political career today, with his well-crafted and publicized press conference. He is no longer the golfer or the celebrity or the superstar. He is the cultural icon who […]

Will Tiger Woods Repent in Public?

posted by Douglas Howe

The media world was abuzz this week with the news that Tiger Woods is going to hold a press conference (sort of) to answer questions (actually not) regarding the recent revelations about his indescretions (which has dominated the news) and […]

Beliefnet Interview with Robert Duvall

posted by dross

Beliefnet Interview with Robert Duvall on “Crazy Heart.”

Madonna to Pen Film about Forbidden Royal Romance

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Madonna to write film based on the scandalous 1930s romance of Kim Edward VIII and divorcee Wallis Simpson.

Video: Stars of ‘The Office’ Tell Their Favorite Olympic Moments

posted by dross

Check out this video where actresses from NBC’s “The Office” talk about their favorite thoughts and memories from Olympics past. My favorite line comes from Mindy Kaling (who plays Kelly Kapoor), who gives her thoughts on female figure skaters. She […]

Linday Lohan Posing as Jesus?

posted by Douglas Howe

The Huffington Post is helping Lindsay Lohan with some publicity by covering her posing as Jesus on the cover of Purple Magazine. Now, I’d never heard of Purple Magazine until today, and I’ve read The Huffington Post a few times, […]

The ‘Sweetest’ Super Bowl!

posted by Douglas Howe

Well the Super Bowl has a life of its own and it keeps on living after the game! This weeks web is full of debriefs of the day, from the unlikelihood of the Saints’ victory to the most watched advertisement […]

‘We Are the World’ Redux to Help Haiti

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

USA for Africa reforms with today’s celebrities to rerecord 1985’s “We Are the World” and raise funds for Haiti.

Oscar Nods: The Blessing Before the Storm

posted by Douglas Howe

When it comes to awards shows, life is good these days. The Grammys’ ratings were up by a third over last year and rivaled what “American Idol” gets. The “Golden Globes” also did well, as Oscar is up next. But […]

List: Oscar Nominations 2010

posted by dross

The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards were announced this morning. Here are some of the nominees in the biggest categories.The winners will be announced on March 7, 2010. Best Picture of the Year “Avatar” “The Blind Side” “District 9″ […]

Reminiscing with the Cast of ‘Lost’

posted by idol chatter

By Sara Shereen Bakhshian In anticipation of the final season of “Lost”–which premieres tonight on ABC–cast members Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Michael Emerson (Ben), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Terry O’Quinn (Locke), Evangeline Lilly (Kate), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin,) and Josh Holloway […]

What Do You Do with a Problem Like Tim Tebow?

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Somewhere in academia, a grad student in cultural anthropology is already writing his or her dissertation using Super Bowls ads to deconstruct the history of modern America, a job that got easier last week when CBS reversed its policy against […]

NFL’s Kurt Warner: A Classy Man of Faith

posted by Douglas Howe

One of the most unlikely NFL stars of the past (or any) decade has decided to retire. Kurt Warner, surrounded by his family, announced that he was leaving the NFL for a variety of reasons, and said it was what […]

Stephen Baldwin Regrets Miley Tattoo

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Stephen Baldwin tattooed Miley Cyrus’s initials on his body to try to get a part on her show.

Grammys Sunday: Where is “Most Inspirational”?

posted by Douglas Howe

With the Grammy Awards coming up Sunday, I got to thinking that of all of the plethora of categories and veritable cornucopia of nominated songs, the event is missing what I’d consider to be the most important and relevant category. […]

Shame on You Pat Robertson

posted by Douglas Howe

He called Haiti’s earthquake a “blessing in disguise.” He calls it some sort of retribution for the Haitian people’s “pact with the devil” during the French Revolution. This is about as obnoxious as when he accused martial artists of “inhaling […]

John Travolta: Steps in to Help Haiti

posted by Donna Freitas

A few years ago, John Travolta–probably better known for his affiliation with the Church of Scientology than his acting at this point–stepped in to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, jetting in food and meeting with the folks of Louisiana. […]

‘The Book of Eli': Interview with Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, and Gary Oldman

posted by idol chatter

By Sara Shereen Bakhshian In Warner Bros.’ “The Book of Eli,” sometime in the future a lone warrior Eli [Denzel Washington] is on a mission surrounding the presumed last remaining Bible. In the midst of his journey, Eli comes across […]

“Onward Christian Athletes”: What Mark McGwire and Tiger Woods Have in Common

posted by Donna Freitas

The publication this past October of “Onward Christian Athletes” by Tom Krattenmaker couldn’t be more timely, what with Mark McGwire all over the news acting explicitly penitent as he discusses his steroid use, and don’t get me started on the […]

‘The Tonight Show’ Debacle Will Save Conan’s Career

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I think the news of Jay Leno returning to late night is good for Conan’s career.

McGwire’s Confession…Finally

posted by Douglas Howe

Mark McGwire is the new Pete Rose. He is the new Jimmy Swaggart. He is the new Richard Nixon. I wish he could have been Charles Colson. Mark McGuire has made his place in history and its certainly not the […]

Jay Leno Back to Late Night?

posted by Douglas Howe

Even having my mom on the show couldn’t stop “the biggest fiasco in the history of television” will come to an end soon, as NBC will end its try at making Jay Leno into a 10 p.m. prime time television […]

A Yeah for Brit Hume!

posted by Douglas Howe

I wish to formally nominate television newscaster and commentator Brit Hume for, well, whatever I can nominate him for! You’ve probably heard by now about the controversy and web buzz because a television commentator suggested that a public figure who […]

‘Leap Year': Bad, Bad, Bad Romance

posted by Donna Freitas

It’s okay to borrow a title from Lady Gaga once in a while, right? Because in this case, ‘Leap Year,’ the new Amy Adams/Matthew Goode “romantic” “comedy” (notice how both those words are in quotation marks) can only be rightly […]

’24’ Is Back, and It’s Good in Several Ways

posted by Douglas Howe

As I noticed while watching football on Fox-TV this weekend, their annual campaign has gotten underway. For an entire decade, Fox has spent the majority if its Januarys by advertising one of its most original and culturally relevant shows: “24.” […]

Make a Mess of Your Life…and Become a Star!

posted by Douglas Howe

Of all of the “best of” posts, articles, surveys and stories that have marked the end of this year and decade, perhaps none captured the state of pop culture more than USA Today’s headline story Thursday. “Nobodies walk the path […]

The Golden Couple: Tina Fey and Steve Carell

posted by shuang

I confess I have a girl crush on Tina Fey and an aw-shucks crush on Steve Carell. Love slightly disheveled Liz Lemon of “30 Rock.” Love slightly out-of-tune Michael Scott of “The Office.” Looking forward to next year, “Date Night” […]

Heavenly Music: Lady Gaga and Susan Boyle?

posted by Idol Chatter

A divine musical union could be in the works for 2010 if wild and edgy pop singer <a href="http://www.ladygaga.com/badromance/defaultdb.aspx" target="_blank" >ady Gagacollaborates with classic and homespun Susan Boyle. The Sun quotes Lady Gaga admiring the “Britain’s Got Talent” star: “I love […]

Gone But Not Forgotten: The Stars We’ll Miss from 2009

posted by dross

This year marks the passing of a number of movie and TV stars, literary giants, and influential celebrities–Farrah Fawcett, Frank McCourt, Bea Arthur, and more. Many of them inspired and encouraged us with their accomplishments. And while we mourn their […]

Susan Sarandon-Tim Robbins Split After 23 Years

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins split after 23 years of non-marriage.

Jack Bauer Interrogates Santa

posted by Donna Freitas

We’ve now watched seven seasons of Jack Bauer interrogating all sorts of folks, from terrorists to the president–and using techniques I highly doubt are government approved (wink, wink)–on 24. As 24 fans get ready for season eight to begin on […]

Brittany Murphy, 32, Dies of Cardiac Arrest

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

“Clueless” star Brittany Murphy died Sunday at age 32 of cardiac arrest.

Conan’s Max Weinberg Sings Response to Orrin Hatch’s Hanukkah Tune

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Max Weinberg, of “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” responds in song to Orrin Hatch’s “Eight Days of Hanukkah” song.

Jon Gosselin Ordered to Stop All of the Press

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Jon Gosselin must stop speaking to the press due to a court order.

The Real War on Christmas

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Beginning its article with “Attention, culture warriors,” Time magazine briefly recounts the history of the War on Christmas in this week’s issue, noting that while the Puritans were not so big on celebrating the coming of the Christ child, their […]

Michelle Duggar Has Emergency C-Section: Names Baby Josie Brooklyn

posted by dross

Michelle Duggar is officially a mom of 19. The star of the TV series “18 Kids and Counting”–TLC will be changing the name to “19 Kids and Counting” soon– delivered a baby girl, Josie Brooklyn, via emergency C-section Thursday night, […]

Tebow’s Farewell Tour Overshadowed by Tiger?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Tim Tebow may not win the Heisman, and he is being overshadowed by Tiger Woods, but he deserves all the praise he is receiving from peers this week.

Waiting for Word From Tiger’s Pulpit

posted by Douglas Howe

If there was ever a person at the intersection of culture, sports, faith and the public view, it is Tiger Woods. In our time, he has been the single most famous sports celebrity, the most successful spokesperson and endorser of […]

Michelle Duggar in the Hospital

posted by dross

Michelle Duggar, pregnant reality TV mom on TLC’s “18 Kids and Counting” (soon to be “19 Kids and Counting”) was rushed to an Arkansas hospital over the weekend due to gallbladder issues according to People Magazine. According to a network […]

The 10 Least Inspiring Celebrities of 2009

posted by dross

With Beliefnet’s annual Most Inspiring Person of the Year feature in full swing, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about the celebrities (and in some cases, I use that term very loosely) who’ve disgusted me over the year. […]

Clooney Rises in ‘Up in the Air’

posted by Douglas Howe

For all of his goofy roles and even goofier off-screen behavior, George Clooney is earning both respect and accolades for his current turn as corporate downsizer Ryan Bingham in “Up in the Air,” now in theaters. “When George Clooney is […]

Tiger’s Trangressions…and Redemption?

posted by Douglas Howe

“What we have here is the first superstar athlete chased down by a digital posse,” says Rick Reilly of ESPN Magazine. “Rightly or wrongly, the tabloids and the gossip sites got their man in breathtaking speed,” he continues. “To bring […]

For PETA’s Sake: Naked Joanna Krupa With Cross Stirs Controversy

posted by Ellen Leventry

Playboy model Joanna Krupa’s new campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals crosses the line.

Vote for the Most Inspiring Person of 2009

posted by dross

Who’s inspired you the most this year? Perhaps it was actor Michael J. Fox, who in spite of his battle with Parkinson’s disease, spread the word about the benefits of optimism through his latest book and TV special. Or maybe […]

Watch Video: David Hyde Pierce on Alzheimer’s Disease

posted by dross

In this clip, ABC News Correspondent Father Edward Beck interviews actor David Hyde Pierce–best known as Dr. Niles Crane on “Frasier”–about his family’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. To see more of this interview, visit ABC News.

Watch Video: Elaine Stritch on Faith

posted by dross

In this video clip, ABC News Correspondent Father Edward Beck interviews stage and screen star Elaine Stritch, who currently stars on “30 Rock” as Colleen Donaghy, about her Catholic faith. To see more of this interview, visit ABC News.

Exclusive Video: Jon Gosselin Tells Rabbi Shmuley ‘I Wasn’t Feeling Loved’

posted by dross

You may remember a few weeks ago Rabbi Shmuley Boteach had a public (but not free…) talk with reality TV star Jon Gosselin about whether fame was a blessing or a curse. During that talk Jon publically apologizes to Kate, […]

Susan Boyle Breaks Sales Records and Reveals Secrets

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Susan Boyle’s debut is a bestseller and she is using the limelight to speak out about her past

Oprah’s Show To End; Her Influence…?

posted by Douglas Howe

CNN and other outlets are reporting today that “The Oprah Winfrey Show” will be ending after 25 seasons. The last show will be coming up soon: on September 9, 2011. Okay, so it’s not so soon! Mrs. Winfrey has followed […]

Miley is No Fan of ‘Twilight’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Miley Cyrus is no fan of “Twilight.”

Celebrities Tell Us What They’re Grateful for in 2009

posted by dross

In celebration of Thanksgiving, Robin Williams, Kate Gosselin, Michael J. Fox, Renee Zellweger, Michael Strahan, and other movie stars and TV personalities tell Beliefnet what they’re most grateful for this year. Check out our Thankful Quotes from Celebrities gallery.

Update on Grandduggar Mackynzie

posted by dross

Michelle Duggar talks about enjoying her new granddaughter Mackynzie Renee.

Ian McKellen vs. Hotel Bibles

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

While visiting hotels, openly gay actor Sir Ian McKellen rips the page calling homosexuality an “abomination” from the hotels’ Bibles.

‘Twilight’ Author Stephenie Meyer: To Appear On Oprah

posted by Donna Freitas

Stephenie Meyer will do only one appearance to promote New Moon, the second movie in the Twilight Saga (releasing Nov. 20th), but it’s a biggie: Oprah will feature Meyer for a full hour this Friday, November 13th, on her show. […]

Andre Agassi is ‘Open’

posted by Douglas Howe

Former tennis pro Andre Agassi opens up about his drug use in a new book, “Open.”

Carrie Prejean Discusses ‘The Biggest Mistake of My Life’

posted by Douglas Howe

Ms. Carrie Prejean is either a humble servant of the Lord who’s learned from her prior mistakes, a courageous champion for Christian values, an opportunistic young diva who’s ingeniously combining a conservative mindset with risqué acts caught on tape, a […]

Every Junkie’s Like a Setting Sun: Musicians Who Beat Their Addictions

posted by idol chatter

A list of musicians who have famously stayed clean and sober after fighting drug addictions.

Girardi the Good Samaritan

posted by Douglas Howe

“I’m goin’ to Disneyland!” …Or so went the story of what champions used to say to the camera after winning the world championship. In an inspiring twist to a great evening for Gotham, New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi provided […]

Michael Lohan Says God Has Taken Lindsay’s Career Away

posted by dross

Michael Lohan has said God has taken his daughter Lindsay Lohan’s career away.

Marion Ross’s 10 Ways to Have ‘Happy Days’

posted by dross

“Happy Days” mom Marion Ross shares her 10 tips for “Happy Days” with Beliefnet.

Vanity Fair’s ‘Proust’ Now in Book Form

posted by Douglas Howe

Vanity Fair magazine has a long tradition that’s being made into a book. I suspect it’ll be a movie before too long! There’s just something wonderful and inspiring about getting to know other people better, whether it be stars, friends […]

‘Twilight”s Robert Pattinson is HOT: Oh Edward!

posted by Donna Freitas

Really: what’s a day without gazing at “Twilight”‘s Edward Cullen–I mean Robert Pattinson–and that gorgeous face of his. And those smoldering eyes! Can’t forget the eyes. The moody look. That twisted smile. Sigh. Okay. I’ll stop. But really: want to […]

Jared and Jerusha Hess: Your Typical Mormon Filmmakers

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Let’s out with it: Jared and Jerusha Hess, who wrote (both of them) and directed (Jared) the 2004 independent film “Napoleon Dynamite” are Mormons. Can we move on now? We cannot. The Hess family religious affiliation gets brought up in […]

Kate Gosselin Interview with Natalie Morales: A New Side of Kate

posted by dross

Last night in between watching my beloved Yankees try to win the World Series, I tuned into TLC’s special “Kate: Her Story,” in which Kate Gosselin, star of “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” was interviewed by NBC’s Natalie Morales. When […]

‘Capitalism’ Director Moore as Catholic of the Year?

posted by Douglas Howe

Michael Moore, the film-maker, for “Catholic of the Year?” That is exactly the nomination currently being put forward by Anthony Stevens-Arroyo in Newsweek’s “On Faith.” Before you form your opinion, some points he makes are worth considering. “‘Capitalism: A Love […]

After Near-Octomom Experience, Jon Gosselin Gets Faith

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Marriage, the death of a parent, the birth of a child: we here at Beliefnet pride ourselves on knowing what brings people back to a faith they’ve long ignored or to discover one they never had. But Jon Gosselin has […]

What Is It? ‘This Is It’

posted by Douglas Howe

I had the chance to see “This is It” in Los Angeles this week. And I’m still trying to figure out how I feel about it. It seems like just a little while ago that I was watching news stories […]

Kanye Faces East: Musicians Who Find God

posted by idol chatter

Kanye West has found God. Okay, that’s not entirely accurate. Kanye West is searching for God. Or some inner peace. News broke last week that the 32-year old VMA stage crasher was heading to India to spend a month in […]

The World Series is Here!!! Uh…

posted by Douglas Howe

The World Series starts this week. “Yeah!” say the Yankee fans. “Yeah!” say the Phillie fans. “Dang,” say the Southern California fans, whose Dodgers and Angels both lost in the semi-finals. And, unfortunately, “Yawn” goes the rest of the country. […]

Director Paul Haggis Leaves Scientology

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Oscar winner Paul Haggis is leaving Scientology over their opposition to Proposition 8 and because of the rift it caused in his family.

Twilight ‘New Moon’ Cast Tour: Coming Soon to a Mall Near You!

posted by Donna Freitas

Do you love Edward Cullen? Can you not get enough of Robert Pattinson’s channeling of this vampire heartthrob? Or are you Team Jacob (boo!) and dream of Taylor Lautner at night? Well, lucky you: to gear up for the November […]

Funny, The Way It Is That ‘GrooGrux’ Inspires

posted by Douglas Howe

As if having one of the more creative titles wasn’t enough to fuel a ton of marketing, Dave Matthews and his “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King” tunes have been showing up everywhere around me. And I’m lovin’ it. Dave […]

Beliefnet’s Rabbi Shmuley Mentioned on ’30 Rock’

posted by dross

Beliefnet blogger Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was mentioned by Tracy’s Morgan’s character on “30 Rock.”

Madonna: Judaism’s New Ambassador?

posted by Donna Freitas

Madonna, is of course, perpetually associated with religious controversy. My particular favorite in her repertoire was her live performance of a woman on the cross from her 2006 Confessions Tour, while she sang “Live to Tell.” I even did a […]

Billy Corgan Blogs: The Smashing Pumpkin on Spirituality

posted by Ellen Leventry

Billy Corgan, he of Smashing Pumpkins fame, has thrown his cap into the ring in with other spirituality minded celebrities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow (GOOP) and Rainn Wilson (SoulPancake), and started a website–Everything From Here to There–to discuss matters of […]

Questions for Dead Celebs? Join the Tweance

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Twitter users will have the chance to ask questions of dead celebrities during October 30th’s first ever “Tweance” – a seance conducted over Twitter.

Suri Cruise Attends Catholic School?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Is Suri Cruise really going to Catholic pre-school in Boston?

Faith in Sports: Authentic or Superstitious?

posted by Douglas Howe

“And I’d like to thank God Almighty,” reads the headline in a current USA Today.com feature. “In big-time sports, God often gets a prominent place on the field of play,” it goes on to say. “A shout-out here, a prayer […]

‘Sell the Vatican, Feed the World’

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Comedian Sarah Silverman proposes selling the Vatican to fund the eradication of world hunger.

Miley Cyrus Quits Twitter and Urges Others to do Same

posted by Ellen Leventry

“Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus’ decision to stop Twittering raised such a furor that you would have thought that Walter Cronkite had refused to read the news during the Vietnam War. Ok, so it wasn’t quite that serious, but everyone […]

Michael Moore and Sean Hannity Discuss Jesus and ‘Capitalism’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Michael Moore and Sean Hannity discussed how they have separate political and Christian views.

Letterman Takes the Truthy Way Out

posted by Paul O'Donnell

David Letterman performed a ten-minute comedy routine last evening about how he’d been blackmailed. The punchline was that he had indeed had sex with female employees, the scuttlebutt that his blackmailer, reportedly a producer for the CBS show “48 Hours,” […]

No Presidential Medal for J.K. Rowling

posted by shuang

We’ve all heard it before–J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series promotes witchcraft, dark magic, Satanic practices, etc. etc. etc. Some concerned parents have even advocated to ban “Harry Potter” books in the past, though Banned Books Week celebrates the reading of […]

The Polanski Puzzle: One for the Ages

posted by Paul O'Donnell

The case of Roman Polanski continues to evolve–not in its legal particulars, which have only become more complicated with Polanski’s hiring of the politically influential D.C. lawyer Reid Weingarten–but in the public perception of Polanski’s arrest, which says a lot […]

Re: Jon and Kate; The Learning Channel Needs to Learn

posted by Douglas Howe

By now you’ve probably heard that TLC’s “Jon and Kate Plus 8” is being turned into “Kate Plus 8,” as Jon is out of not only the marriage but, beginning in November, he’ll be out of the show itself. Idol […]

Movie Review: ‘Couples Retreat’ Is a Winner During and After

posted by Douglas Howe

Idol Chatter hangs out at the intersection of faith and culture, and such is the exact location of the current film “Couples Retreat.” This has enough laughs to get you through, enough awkward moments to make you squirm, enough drama […]

Roman Polanski: Forgiveness or Accountability?

posted by Douglas Howe

There are certain things that we Americans tend to forgive. And things that we don’t. So, where does Roman Polanski fall? Hmmnn. I don’t think we, as a culture, are sure. You’ve probably heard that he was arrested in Switzerland […]

Enter to Win: ‘Word of Promise’ Audio Bible CD Box Set

posted by dross

Thomas Nelson is gearing up to release an audio Bible CD set with a cool twist–the biblical characters are voiced by some of your favorite actors. The “Word of Promise” audio Bible is voiced by such reknown film and TV […]

Ernie Hudson Talks to Beliefnet About His New Role on ‘Heroes’

posted by dross

Actor Ernie Hudson talks about his role on “Heroes” and whether God plays a role on the show.

Kirk Cameron vs. Charles Darwin’s ‘Origin of Species’

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Actor Kirk Cameron and friends are distributing versions of “Origin of Species” that includes a 50-page introduction presenting the theory intelligent design.

Mackenzie Phillips’ Revelations: Reality Check, Paycheck or Both?

posted by Ellen Leventry

This afternoon, actress Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time) is set to take to Oprah‘s couch to reveal all about the ten year, drug-fueled incestuous relationship she had with her father, John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas. […]

Michael Moore Wants to Make Movies That Are Fiction

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Michael Moore says he may not make any more documentaries.

One More Eulogy for Mr. Patrick Swayze

posted by Douglas Howe

By now you’ve heard that Patrick Swayze has died. He described himself as a spiritual “seeker.” And you’ve probably read or heard or watched quite a bit about his life. Allow me to add these few words, a few which […]

Patrick Swayze’s Social Media Mourners

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Patrick Swayze’s death had huge echoes online, as fans Tweeted and updated their status to pay tribute to the “Dirty Dancing” star.

Famous Scientology Celebrities

posted by idol chatter

Seven of the most famous celebrity scientologist couples.

Watch Trailer: ‘Oh My God’

posted by dross

Filmmaker Peter Rodger traveled the world asking people of all walks of life–including celebrities like Ringo Starr, Hugh Jackman, Seal, David Copperfield, and Bob Geldof–the question, “What is God?” .

‘The Lost Symbol': The Most Heavily Guarded Secret Since…

posted by Douglas Howe

A great international secret is being kept! According to “The Guardian” (United Kingdom), the secret is protected “under 24-hour guard in its own chain-link enclosure, with two locks requiring two separate people for entry.” What is the secret? The Ten […]

9/11 Thoughts, Justice, Westerns on Blu-Ray…

posted by Douglas Howe

Two new Westerns are out on big, beautiful Blu-Ray, which is a good thing. They’re both wonderful and important stories, which is better. They both explore something deep in all of us–the quest for justice. And they both have something […]

Jennifer Aniston, Relationship Expert: On Failure

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

I used to hate romantic comedies starring Jennifer Aniston. Jennifer is beautiful, funny and has a winning personality – if the premise of a movie was “Jennifer Aniston has trouble finding a man,” then what kind of shot did the […]

Class Conflict: ‘American Idol’ Adds Ellen DeGeneres

posted by Paul O'Donnell

You can’t argue that Ellen DeGeneres is everything my fellow blogger Joanne Brokaw says she is: funny, encouraging, warm–and I’ll add forthright, wholesome and brimming with common sense. All of which makes her selection to replace Paula Abdul as a […]

Lovitz vs. Cruise: Religious Cagematch on ‘Conan”

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

The religious debate of the century: Jon Lovitz on behalf of Judaism, Tom Cruise representing Scientology in a most hallowed venue: on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.

Julia Child Quotes

posted by dross

Seven inspirational quotes from Julia Child.

The Subversive Faith of Stephen Colbert

posted by Paul O'Donnell

It’s not news that Stephen Colbert is a Catholic. He’s admitted as much on his Comedy Channel show, “The Colbert Report.” (Besides, even with the best hairstylists in television at your disposal, you can’t fake that precisely parted, altar-boy-grown-up hair-do.) […]

Spiritually Speaking, We Need to Laugh and Jay’s Back

posted by Douglas Howe

Jay Leno is finally coming back to evening television, and, in my opinion, it’s not a moment too soon. We need to laugh more, go to bed earlier, carry less stress and treat each other better every day. So the […]

Carrie Prejean Files Lawsuit Citing Religious Discrimination: Genuine or Publicity Stunt?

posted by Ellen Leventry

Carrie Prejean, the recently dethroned Miss California whose anti-gay marriage comments at the April 19 Miss Universe Pageant stoked the national debate, filed suit yesterday against Miss California Pageant officials, citing religious discrimination amongst a litany of other charges. TMZ.com […]

Mr. Kennedy’s Religion: Honored in Death, What About in Life?

posted by Douglas Howe

Well, the Lying in Repose, the Celebration, the Memorial Service and the Funeral are over. And the respect for Sir Ted Kennedy will live on. (You can read more here.) And after it all, what I will remember most about […]

Gyllenhaal, Messing, Applegate, Other Celebs to Say ‘Shalom Sesame’ for Israel-Themed Kids’ Show

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

A new kids’ program from the creators of Sesame Street examines Jewish life and identity and life in Israel, and will feature several Hollywood celebrities.

Stephenie Meyer’s Plagiarism Woes for ‘Breaking Dawn’

posted by Donna Freitas

Several weeks back allegations flew across the web that Stephenie Meyer, author of the world-wide book and movie phenomenon, “Twilight,” had plagiarized parts of the fourth book in the series, “Breaking Dawn.” The accusation came from little known author Jordan […]

Best Celebrity Tweets

posted by dross

Check out Beliefnet’s new feature The Best Celebrity Tweets to Inspire You, which highlights uplifting posts on Twitter from your favorite stars.

Lady Goes Gaga for Jerusalem: Promised to Tone It Down

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Lady Gaga’s excited to be in Israel and to visit Jerusalem. So much so that she’s promised to “tone it down” for Israeli fans.

Will Tony Dungy Save Michael Vick?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Tony Dungy has agreed to mentor Michael Vick.

A ‘G.I. Joe’ Meets a Guardian Angel

posted by shuang

Channing Tatum of “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra” spoke to Parade magazine about his spiritual outlook on life.

Rock’s Founding Father Les Paul Dies

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Where did rock ‘n roll come from? Campfire hootinannies down south in the 1940s, sure. From Elvis’s hips. From the Beatles’ insanely inventive recording sessions. But most of all, it came from a guitar player and electronic tinkerer named Les […]

Omarosa: The Apprentice Theologian

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Omarosa says she has heard God’s call to go to seminary.

Roker and Kotb: Inspired by Body Odor

posted by Douglas Howe

Of all of the things that get modeled on television, I think one of the most warm, family-friendly and inspiring events that ever occurs is when stars show themselves to be humble. To be human. To be the brunt of […]

Miley Cyrus’ ‘Pole Dancing’ at the Teen Choice Awards

posted by dross

Everyone is upset that Miley Cyrus was “pole dancing” at the Teen Choice Awards. But why doesn’t anyone care that convicted rapist Mike Tyson was on the show?

Madonna to Take Children to Auschwitz

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Madonna is taking her children to visit the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.

Rita Wilson: Why I Love My Greek Orthodox Faith

posted by Idol Chatter

In a video interview with Sally Quinn, producer of “On Faith” at The Washington Post, actress and producer Rita Wilson (one half of a Hollywood celebrity super couple with Tom Hanks) shares why she loves the Greek Orthodox faith (“I love […]

Legendary Writer/Director John Hughes Dies at Age 59

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

The Hollywood Reporter obituary was simple: John Hughes, director of “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and “Home Alone,” died of a heart attack Thursday. He was 59. Hughes died while taking a morning walk […]

My Final Advice to Kate Gosselin

posted by Kris Rasmussen

My final advice for TLC star Kate Gosselin on life after Jon.

Stone Cold Michael Jackson?

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Okay, we know it feels like Michael Jackson’s face is everywhere these days, but officials at the Field Museum in Chicago weren’t seeing things when they noticed that a 3,000-year-old bust of an Egyptian pharoah bears an uncanny resemblance to […]

Emma Watson Descended from a Witch

posted by shuang

Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter movies,” is the descendent of a woman accused of being a witch during the 16th century.

Seth Rogen’s ‘Funny People’ Shirt Prompts a Question: What Is a SuperJew?

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Esther Kustanowitz talks about the “SuperJew” T-shirt, newly popularized by Seth Rogan in “Funny People.”

Video: Lauren Graham on Hollywood Spirituality

posted by dross

Lauren Graham of “Gilmore Girls” talks about her new movie “The Answer Man” and balancing spirituality and religion.

Her Madgesty, the International Correspondent

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Madonna has been published in the Jewish paper Yediot Ahronot as an international correspondent. But is her writing any good?

Madonna the Journalist?

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Madonna branches out into journalism, penning an essay for an Israeli newspaper about her spiritual awakening.

The Daily Show, With…Jonathan Leibowitz?

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

A discussion of whether Jon Stewart should change his name back to his original, more Jewish birth name, Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz.

Michael Vick: Repentance, Forgiveness, or Refusal?

posted by Douglas Howe

Michael Vick, who was just released from jail after financing and hosting a dog fighting operation, will be given another chance to play for the NFL. Here’s why I’m going to pray for him and draft him onto my fantasy team.

Is Merchandising Ruining ‘Twilight’?

posted by Donna Freitas

Is it possible for merchandise to ruin something altogether? Are the stars of “Twilight” overexposed–or at least ridiculing Stephenie Meyer’s smash hit beyond the tolerable? I’m starting to think so.

Can Rush, Oprah and Dr. Phil Serve Two Masters?

posted by Douglas Howe

If the top twelve media personalities (including Rush Limbaugh, Oprah, Simon Cowell, etc.) alone banked a total of $829 million last year–then when will our culture wake up to the fact that what we see on the air is not so much a reflection of culture but a reflection of what generates money for media stars and all of those who make money off of their shows?

Quote of the Day: Brad Pitt on God

posted by dross

Brad Pitt recently gave an interesting interview to the German magazine Bild in which he opens up about his spiritual life–or lack thereof. BILD: Do you believe in God? Brad Pitt (smiling): “No, no, no!” BILD: Is your soul spiritual? […]

Dreams of Michael Jackson

posted by idol chatter

By Ariadne Green, dream expert On the afternoon of June 26th, Michael Jackson danced through the gates of heaven. I had a dream announcing his death the night before it happened. I was “dreamwalking” through Neverland mansion taking in the […]

Quiz: The Pop Gospel According to Michael Jackson

posted by Donna Freitas

Can’t get enough of Michael Jackson now that he’s gone? If you liked Beliefnet’s recent quiz on Michael Jackson’s Spiritual Lyrics, here is another quiz for you to check out: The Pop Gospel According to Michael Jackson by David Buckna. […]

Catch Up With Susan Boyle on ‘America’s Got Talent’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I am no flash in the pan Susan Boyle fan. I have been following her rising star with both interest and anxiety as she has navigated life after being runner-up on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Overnight singing sensation Boyle was hospitalized […]

Quiz: Movie Star Religion

posted by dross

Many of your favorite big screen movie stars were born into deeply religious families. And some of these celebrities actively practice a faith or spirituality while balancing the demands of Hollywood. How much do you know about the religious lives […]

Whoaaa: Mayim Bialik Returns to TV

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Most people remember Mayim Bialik as the precocious heroine of the show “Blossom,” itself famous for another character named “Six,” and which provided a TV home for Joey Lawrence and his signature exclamation, “Whoaaa.” Others may remember even further back, […]

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Diagnosed with Parotid Gland Cancer

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Earlier today, Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch explained– via YouTube video clip– that he had been diagnosed with salivary gland cancer and would be canceling several dates in their upcoming tour schedule. While promoting their upcoming album in Europe, Yauch […]

Focus on Inspiring Celebrity Relationships Over Break-Ups

posted by Douglas Howe

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” -Genesis 2:24 “…as long as we both shall live.” -traditional wedding vow Apparently, vows don’t count much […]

Walter Cronkite: A Man of Truth

posted by Douglas Howe

He was the last trusted anchor. He was the man in the cultural pulpit. He was the one whom we trusted. He was what we once knew every night: the one who brought an unbiased representation of the news of […]

Mazal Tov: Ivanka Trump Engaged to Jared Kushner

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

There’s an old phrase used to talk about the challenges of an interfaith relationship: “a bird may love a fish,” the expression goes, ” but where will they build a home?” Finding a place to live is not going to […]

James Caviezel Injured in Motorcycle Accident

posted by dross

Actor James (Jim) Caviezel, best known for portraying Jesus in Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” was injured in an accident yesterday, after a man threw a bicycle into his path while he was riding his Harley-Davidson. Caviezel, who […]

Sacha Baron Cohen Threatened by ‘Alleged Terrorist’…With a Lawsuit

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

It seems like Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t happy unless someone’s unhappy with him. He’s been the subject of lawsuits in the wake of his last movie, “Borat,” and now he’s back in the news, having offended many over the scenes […]

Emmy Nominations: Expanded Lists, Diluted Power

posted by Douglas Howe

The Emmy nominations were announced today, which for me is a good-news-bad-news thing. In fact, it’s bittersweet. For the record, “30 Rock” and “Mad Men” absolutely dominated the nominations. “30 Rock” led the comedy side of the slate with an […]

How Well Do You Know Michael Jackson’s Lyrics?

posted by dross

Although the world still mourns the loss of Michael Jackson, his music will certainly live on. And while so many have enjoyed his songs for years, it’s easy to overlook the depth of his lyrics–which often contain positive references to […]

LaToya Jackson Cries ‘Foul Play’ in Michael Jackson’s Death

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

Michael Jackson’s been gone two weeks. There have been insane outpourings of sympathy and invective from fans and haters, respectively. There’s been one of what will likely be many memorials, that had locals grumbling about the cost to the state […]

Ken Mansfield’s Many Journeys

posted by Paul O'Donnell

What do the Beatles, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Whitney Houston all have in common? Ken Mansfield. A former record executive who raced through the ’60s and ’70s on big expense accounts and marijuana-scented tour buses, Mansfield worked for them […]

Watch Trailer: ‘Julie & Julia’

posted by dross

“Julie & Julia” intertwines the lives of famous chef Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and blogger/aspiring writer Julie Powell (Amy Adams), who attempts all 524 recipes in Child’s book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” over 365 days. Begins Aug 7. […]

David Arquette’s Sacrifice for Hunger Relief

posted by Douglas Howe

Many celebrities do really nice things for charity, but every once in a while they not only take on a cause, but they’re willing to get uncomfortable doing it. Such a sacrifice will be made next week above New York […]

Michael Jackson’s Memorial: All Spirit, No Spectacle

posted by nsymmonds

Yesterday, many around the world gathered to watch the Michael Jackson memorial. There were those who were lucky enough to get tickets and then there were those, like myself, who were resigned to watching it on their computer screens. But […]

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