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Finding Encouragement in The Letter Writer

posted by S. Russ

Few things can touch our lives like music and encouragement. The Letter Writer is a family film that ties both together. When troubled, but musically gifted, teen Maggy receives an anonymous letter of encouragement, she seeks out the writer while […]

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Changing the world with a Little Red Wagon

posted by S. Russ

Zach Bonner is a real life inspiration. As an 8-year-old the Florida native filled his little red wagon with food and water for victims of hurricane Charlie. He walked all through his city, distributing collected supplies to those left homeless […]

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Turning the other cheek with New Hope

posted by S. Russ

Teen dramas are all the rage right now. ABC Family regularly produces new drama TV shows for teens, there are tons of different book series, and they find their way to the big screen quite frequently. Problem is, many of […]

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Hardflip – Extreme skateboarding with a message

posted by S. Russ

Patricia Arquette, John Schneider, and ABC Family star Randy Wayne give their all in this touching story about life and skateboarding. Caleb is an aspiring pro skater looking to make it in the big time. His life has been a […]

Featured Artist – Friar Alessandro the Voice from Assisi

posted by S. Russ

Every now and then an artist comes along who makes you look at the world differently. For some, that artist will be Friar Alessandro. The friar, who gave up everything in service of God, is now sharing his incredible vocal […]

And the Emmy winners are…

posted by S. Russ

The Emmys were an incredible show yet again! While Mad Men was unseated despite an incredible year, there were more than enough great newer shows to go around. Homeland took home a number of awards, headlining the drama awards, while […]

New Movie Invites You to Stand Strong

posted by S. Russ

Christian movies aren’t often known for addressing current events. Typically, they will pair a powerful message with a timeless story that many can relate to. Stand Strong is a movie that many will certainly relate to, but its because they […]

T.D. Jakes’ Woman Thou Art Loosed Comes to DVD!

posted by S. Russ

The film adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ encouraging self-help book Woman Thou Art Loosed is out on DVD today! The movie follows the powerful story of main character Michelle Jordan. Michelle starts off life in a bad family situation that […]

Your First Glimpse of Russell Crowe as Noah!!

posted by S. Russ

Academy Award winning actor Russell Crowe has been in Iceland filming the Biblical epic Noah, and here is your first look! If you think this is just another faith film, consider who else involved. The movie is being directed by […]

Jordin Sparks Invites You to Sparkle

posted by S. Russ

Pop star Jordin Sparks is currently promoting her new film Sparkle, due out in theaters on August 17th. The movie is a T.D. Jakes produced remake of the classic, starring Jordin and the late Whitney Houston, and featuring the original […]

Exclusive Photo From the Set of the New Russell Crowe Movie – NOAH!

posted by S. Russ

In an upcoming film of Biblical proportions, Russell Crowe will play the builder of the ark himself – Noah! Beliefnet has acquired an exclusive photo of the building of the ark for the movie set, and it looks massive! The […]

Experience Singin’ in the Rain in the Theater!

posted by S. Russ

On the 60th anniversary of the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain, TCM is putting on extra special showings of this great Gene Kelly movie at select theaters all across America. The movie will be shown on Thursday, July 12 […]

Jesus: He Lived Among Us – An Animated Film With A Very Real Purpose

posted by S. Russ

  Jesus – He Lived Among Us is an animated film that looks at the life of Jesus and his followers from a different perspective – as martyrs.  The message of the movie is two-fold. It tells people about the […]

Would You Sue the Devil?

posted by S. Russ

Salesman turned law school student Luke O’Brien has a unique plan to turn his life around. Rather than start small-time in the justice system, Luke seeks out judgement on the most evil one of them all – Satan. He sues […]

How Well Do You Know Your Bible? New Game Show About THE BIBLE Makes Television History This August!

posted by S. Russ

The first ever game show created to test your knowledge of The Bible will make its television debut this August.  GSN – the Game Show Network – and the creators of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” are producing “The American Bible Challenge” which […]

What Price Would You Pay for Religious Freedom?

posted by S. Russ

It’s a question that’s especially valid today as the Catholic Church battles with our government over the proposed healthcare mandate requiring faith-based institutions to cover contraception.  We ask ourselves if this is a breach of religious liberty and if so, […]

Free Giveaway for the New Monks of the Desert Album!

posted by Evan Derrick

The Monastary of Christ in the Desert was founded in 1964 in Abiqulu, New Mexico. It’s located in, you guessed it, the middle of the desert. Being surrounded by miles of government-protected land, the abbey is the perfect place to […]

Rick Warren on the ‘Unbelievable’ new worship album you have to hear!

posted by Evan Derrick

Travis Ryan, worship pastor at Saddleback Church, has a brand new worship album out called “Fearless” with a wonderful single on it, “Jesus Precious Jesus.” You can listen to a sample of the song (it’s great!) and download the single […]

For Greater Glory – EXCLUSIVE First Look!

posted by Evan Derrick

UPDATE: This is an exclusive first look at the poster for the film! I don’t know much about For Greater Glory. I know it stars Andy Garcia, Evan Longoria, and Peter O’Toole. I know it’s the true story of the […]

WWJD II – The Woodcarver

posted by Evan Derrick

It can be difficult to find family friend entertainment these days. Even cartoons aimed at children can have poor attitudes and language that you’d never want your little ones spouting off. There have been any number of times where, in […]

Dancing with the Stars Cast REVEALED!

posted by jgordon1

The next cast of Dancing With the Stars was revealed today, check out which of your favorite celebrities made the cut!! -Famous singer Gladys Knight -“Little House On the Prairie” Star Melissa Gilbert -Soap star Jack Wagner -Pop singer/songwriter Gavin […]

When Television Helps You Parent Better

posted by Evan Derrick

Just the other week I received a shock as a parent that I should have known was coming. My 5-year old daughter, who started school this year, came home distraught. She’s normally quite chipper, so I asked her what was […]

UNDEFEATED is an Uncommon Film: Share Your Story For a Chance to Win a $500 Giftcard to Sports Authority

posted by Evan Derrick

UNDEFEATED, the new documentary from the Weinstein Company (opening in limited release this Friday), is the real deal. It’s one of those perfect, real life underdog sports stories that are only captured on film once in a long while (ala […]

Exclusive Interview with Rachel McAdams & Channing Tatum, Stars of “The Vow”, on Relationships

posted by Evan Derrick

I had the chance to sit down the other weekend with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum and talk about their new film (opening this weekend, Friday, February 10th ) called “The Vow.” Now, just so you know, I am NOT […]

Is Your Dad the Greatest Dad of All Time?

posted by Evan Derrick

Dad’s are awesome! (although, being one myself, I am a bit biased) And if you think your Dad is awesome – no, if you think your Dad is the GREATEST DAD OF ALL TIME!!!! – then we want to hear […]

Show Review: Reaching Generations with Switchfoot

posted by S. Russ

Switchfoot performing on the Tonight Show Switchfoot’s debut album Legend of Chin came out in 1997, it was a fun, anthemic rock album that stretched the boundaries of Christian rock.  Fourteen years later, the band is still bringing it.  Seeing […]

Mitch Albom’s ‘Have a Little Faith’ Inspires

posted by Evan Derrick

Mitch Albom is world famous for his moving and inspirational books. “Tuesday’s With Morrie,” “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” and “For One More Day” have all spent months upon months on the New York Times bestseller list. His […]

Write a Letter to Santa!

posted by Evan Derrick

In anticipation of the new Christmas film, Arthur Christmas, which attempts to answer the age-old question, “How exactly does Santa manage to deliver all those presents in one night?”, we’ve got a little treat for you. Click the below link […]

Show Review: Owl City Brings the Pop at the Norva

posted by S. Russ

Monday night myself and fellow Entertainment editor Evan Derrick decided to take in a show by current electronic pop favorites Owl City.  You may know Owl City from the hook-laden, modern pop hit “Fireflies,” which took summer radio by storm […]

We’ve Got 10 Copies of Chris Tomlin’s New Worship Album to Give Away!

posted by Evan Derrick

Christian recording artist and worship leader Chris Tomlin has a brand new CD of his greatest worship songs coming out, and here’s your chance to win a copy! The new album is called How Great is Our God: The Essential […]

Veggie Tales, Raising Kids, and ‘The Little Drummer Boy’

posted by Evan Derrick

Raising kids in the media age can be challenging and terrifying. My 5 year old daughter not only knows how to turn on the Xbox and boot up Netflix’s instant streaming service, she’s also able to spell out the titles to shows […]

‘Michael Vey’ Shows NY Times Bestseller List that Good Values Are #1

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Do you know Michael Vey? You should. He’s the everyday teenager with an extraordinary secret in the powerful new series by bestselling author Richard Paul Evans. In this page-turning novel, a 14-year-old boy with super powers tries to live an […]

The My Run DVD Giveaway

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Terry Hitchcock ran 75 consecutive miles in 75 days. The 57-year-old-man weathered fractured joints and chest pains all the way from Minneapolis to Atlanta– all to call attention to the plight of single parents and be an inspiration to his […]

Who Won the Emmys??

posted by S. Russ

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 […]

Win a Free $100 Itunes Gift Card!

posted by S. Russ

WHOA.  That’s right, YOU can be the winner of a free Itunes gift card!  That’s at least 80 free songs!  I would enter if I could. All you have to do is click here and enter the required information, then […]

New Film “Seven Days in Utopia” is Changing Lives

posted by Evan Derrick

This is message from Dr. Ed Young, senior pastor of Houston’s 2nd Baptist church. And, after you read this message, you’ll find that he’s pretty jazzed about the new film “Seven Days in Utopia” which is playing in theaters right […]

“Warrior” Bible Study Guide

posted by Evan Derrick

Part of my issue with Christian films or films that have Christian elements is that, in terms of quality, they’re almost always terrible. The preachy message part of the film trumps the story/acting/cinematography, leaving Christian audiences with lukewarm feel-good films […]

Exclusive “Chasing Madoff” Clip

posted by Evan Derrick

Remember when Bernie Madoff defrauded his investors of over $18 billion dollars, a number so staggering that you can’t even begin to comprehend it? Well, a new documentary is coming out that focuses on the efforts of one man, Henry […]

“Senna” Challenges, Inspires, and Makes Me Want To Be a Better Person

posted by Evan Derrick

A new documentary is getting ready to hit the circuit called “Senna,” about one of the world’s most famous Formula 1 drivers, Ayrton Senna from Brazil. If you’re like me, you know little to nothing about Formula 1, have never […]

Emily Osment Talks About CyberBully

posted by Evan Derrick

By Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas On July 17, ABC Family is premiering a very important movie for teens. “Cyberbully” starring Emily Osment (“Hannah Montana” and “Spy Kids 2″) tells the story of a young girl verbally attacked […]

Harry Potter – A Look Back

posted by Evan Derrick

Harry Potter ends this Friday for tens of millions of fans around the world. Warner Bros. has put together a retrospective on all 8 films that plays like a single, long, epic trailer for the entire franchise. It’s thrilling, exciting, […]

Jim Henson’s Magnificent Muppets are Back

posted by Evan Derrick

The Muppets have had a rocky decade and a half. Their films, few and far between, have either failed critically (The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz) or failed commercially (Elmo in Grouchland which, despite being utterly charming, tanked in theaters). But […]

Kevin James in ‘Zookeeper’

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Next Pixar Film Looks GORGEOUS

posted by Evan Derrick

“Brave,” Pixar’s next film, about an impetuous Scottish princess who cuts the wrong deal with the wrong witch and unleashes some very ‘wrong’ stuff upon the kingdom, finally has a teaser trailer worth watching. And boy oh boy does it […]

14-Year Old Croons & Moonwalks Just Like MJ

posted by Evan Derrick

I originally saw this over at Movie Mom’s blog, run by the lovely Nell Minnow, and I knew I just had to share it with our Idol Chatter readers. Trevor Jackson is only 14 but he both sounds and moves […]

192 Countries Come Together to Create One Amazing Film

posted by Evan Derrick

The new film from producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin Macdonald (who directed the must-see documentary, “Touching the Void”) is an intriguing global social experiment. Last year, through YouTube, they solicited over 4500 hours of footage from 192 different countries, […]

Born in the USA! and other awesome songs about America

posted by Evan Derrick

Our music editor, Stephen Russ, put together a sweet top 10 list of inspiring songs about America just in time for 4th of July weekend. “Born in the USA” is obviously on there, as well as tunes by Neil Diamond […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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.

Cook Like Harry Potter

posted by Evan Derrick

  Butterscotch Brew. Treacle Fudge. Mmmmmmmmmmm… Harry Potter aficionados recognize those names as they’ve undoubtedly dreamed about JK Rowling’s imaginary confectionary creations. Who hasn’t wanted to pop a Peppermint Humbug into their mouth? Well, here’s your chance. “The Unofficial Harry […]

Who Won The Voice?

posted by S. Russ

Hit “Like” to share this post with your friends! NBC’s The Voice crowned it’s first champion tonight.  In an extremely competitive voting finish, and Javier Colon took home the prize!  Javier stunned America from the very beginning of the show […]

Former Mormon Finds Tony Award-Winning BOOK OF MORMON “Troubling”

posted by Evan Derrick

By Karen Keller Insider humor might be one of the funniest genres of comedy. My Mormon brother jokes about the old Mormon male ‘garments’ – gauzy white underclothes Mormon adults wear – saying they were ‘onesies’ that gave you a […]

Family Movie “Field of Vision” Airs Tomorrow Night

posted by Evan Derrick

The Family Movie Night folks have consistently churned out some good, wholesome family films. They’re not epic feats of cinematic excellence, but they’re reasonably entertaining and you’re guaranteed that there won’t be loads of inappropriate content you’ll have to change […]

Glee’s “Mini Warbler” Is All Kinds of Awwwwwww…

posted by Evan Derrick

Hit LIKE to share! This little boy loves the Warblers, the male prep school glee club that featured prominently in Season 2 of Fox’s hit show, and he has the moves (and costume) to prove it. His parents are going […]

“Blue Like Jazz” the Movie

posted by Evan Derrick

Donald Miller’s “Blue Like Jazz” was a rallying cry to many twentysomething Christians who felt jilted by the hollow faith of their parents and peers. With an intimate, personable style, Miller poured out his thoughts and struggles with an oftentimes embarrassing honesty. […]

Christian DVD Giveaway!

posted by S. Russ

Hit LIKE above to spread the word to all your friends about the DVD giveaway! Do you like music?  Do you like to laugh?  Well, then you’ll love this excellent Christian DVD grab bag!  Just one lucky winner will receive […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

The Tree of Life – Watch the Trailer and Get a Free Official Movie Poster!

posted by Evan Derrick

Terrence Malick is not an easy filmmaker to wrap your head around. In a career spanning four decades, he’s only directed five films (for you those of you who aren’t math wizzes, that works out to a film every 8 […]

Who Won American Idol?

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

The Adventures of Tintin

posted by Evan Derrick

Tintin is beloved worldwide and is almost as popular and iconic as Mickey Mouse. The creation of Belgian artist Hergé, Tintin first appeared in comic strip form in 1929. With more the 350 million copies of the books sold to […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Captain Jack is Back!

posted by Evan Derrick

Pirate rockstar Jack Sparrow is back in theaters today with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. In fact, the rest of Hollywood is so terrified of it that it is the ONLY movie opening in theaters today. The question […]

Beliefnet is Searching for the Top 100 Inspirational Films of All Time!

posted by Evan Derrick

We’re attempting to select the 100 most inspirational films of all time and we need your help! What films have made you want to become a better person? What films have given you hope? What films simply put a smile […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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. […]

An Interview With Director Roland Joffé

posted by Evan Derrick

NOTE: We’re currently giving away 10 pairs of tickets to see There Be Dragons. Go here for details. Director Roland Joffé has never shied away from overtly religious themes in his films. “The Mission,” his Oscar-winning 1986 film about a Jesuit mission […]

Free Movie Tickets to “There Be Dragons”

posted by Evan Derrick

Congratulations to Michelle S., Kelly C., Van K., Pat M., Sara D., Sara C., and ‘Ife C., winners of free tickets to see “There Be Dragons.” Keep your eyes peeled for our next giveaway! I love director Roland Joffé (go […]

Want to Go to the Hollywood Premiere of “Jumping the Broom”?

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

So Touching! Soldiers Surprising Their Loved Ones

posted by agreyson

Hit “LIKE” above to support the troops and share with your friends! WATCH MORE GREAT VIDEOS! AMAZING! Christian Bikes Protect a Soldiers Funeral WOW! Carry Underwood and Vince Gill Sing “How Great Thou Art” CUTE! These twin boys are ADORABLE!

Giveaway: Disney’s African Cats Book

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

On Earth Day, April 22, Disney Nature released its latest film African Cats, a beautiful wild life documentary. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, African Cats follows the adventures of a cheetah family and a lion pride surviving and thriving in […]

This Week’s Most Inspiring Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Christian Bikers Protect the Funeral of Fallen Soldier

posted by agreyson

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A Royal Wedding Spoof

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Keith Green Sings “Easter Song” Hit Like to Share!

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WOW! Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill “Sing How Great Thou Art”

posted by agreyson

Be sure to hit “LIKE” just above this video to share! WATCH MORE GREAT VIDEOS! AMAZING! Christian Bikes Protect a Soldiers Funeral INSPIRING VIDEO! No matter what God is with you! CUTE! These twin boys are ADORABLE!

My Earth Day Movie Picks

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Movie Mom and I have both posted lists in the past  of excellent movies available on DVD with a “green focus.”  Well, for Earth Day 2011, I would like to update my list with a couple of new choices you […]

Easter “Sunday”: Rebecca Black “Friday” Church Parody

posted by Donna Freitas

Okay, so if you haven’t already had enough of Rebecca Black’s tragically hilariously bad “Friday” song that has you chanting “Friday, Friday” every time someone mentions this particular day of the week (oh it is so horribly catchy you can’t […]

‘The View’ Discusses the Virgin Mary and Judas

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Heated debates about religion are nothng new to ABC’s “The View”, but I have this week’s spiritual conversations on the gabfest  enjoyable. Yesterday, Whoopi discussed at great length her opinion on Judas as well as whether or not Lady Gaga […]

The Joy and Angst of ‘Jumping the Broom’

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Candace Cameron Bure Likes to Lie

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

FREE Giveaway, Harry Potter Years 1-7 on Blu-Ray

posted by Evan Derrick

UPDATE: Congratulations to Dez Lopez of Indiana! Enjoy the Harry Potter Blu-Ray goodness, Dez. And thanks to everyone who entered and signed up to follow us on Twitter. We’ll have more great giveaways in the future, so stay tuned. We […]

Passover – Google Style

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I stumbled upon a great video that told the story of the Nativity using social media and now I have discovered an equally entertaining video for Passover. It tells the complete story of the deliverance of the Jews from Pharoah […]

Underwood Credits Faith for New Film Career

posted by Kris Rasmussen

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 […]

Giveaway for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

posted by Evan Derrick

This contest is now over! Congratulations to Tina B., Peter C., William K., and Heidi, who all won a copy! We just finished giving away “The Ten Commandments” on Blu-Ray to three lucky Idol Chatter readers and we’ve already got […]

Kristin Chenoweth Appears On CMT Tonight, Has A New Album and A New TV Show

posted by Kris Rasmussen

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” ‘ […]

Gospel For Teens Inspires On CBS Twice This Week

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I really needed a pick-me-up this morning to get me through the last day before the weekend and thankfully I found it when I was watching CBS this morning. Their morning show featured a rather lengthy interview and performance with a […]

Justified: Boyd Crowder’s Crisis of Faith

posted by Donna Freitas

Really, really, really and truly: Boyd Crowder on FX’s ‘Justified’ might be my all-time favorite character of faith (and doubt) on a television show ever. Everything about Boyd–from his charisma, to his misguided preaching, to his encounter with doubt–is so […]

New Adaptation of Pilgrim’s Progress

posted by Evan Derrick

John Bunyan’s classic allegory Pilgrim’s Progress has had a long history of film and television adaptations, including a 1912 silent film, a 1979 live-action film that gave Liam Neeson his first starring role, and numerous animated versions. Unfortunately, they’re all terrible […]

The Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Do we really need another Twilight book?

posted by Donna Freitas

Next week, a new book in the Twilight Saga will be published. And no, don’t get overly excited. It’s not as though Stephenie Meyer has written another installment or finally finished (and published) Midnight Sun or even turned out another […]

‘Friday Night Lights': My Favorite Faith-Full Moments

posted by Kris Rasmussen

  Some of my very favorite posts that I have written for this blog  over the years have been about “Friday Night Lights.”  And yet  I am not sure any of them encapsules how much I truly love this show.  […]

Martin Sheen Thinks Faith Will Help Charlie

posted by Kris Rasmussen

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 […]

Our Favorite April Fool’s Jokes!

posted by agreyson

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 […]

This Weeks Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Enter to Win a Free Copy of “The Book That Changed the World: The Amazing Tale of the the King James Bible”

posted by Evan Derrick

Published in 1611 (which makes this year its 400th anniversary), the Authorized King James Version of the Bible became “the most influential version of the most influential book in the world, in what is now its most influential language.” Regardless […]

Celebrate TV’s Tweet Week

posted by Kris Rasmussen

It’s not as if the tv networks can stem the tide of the onslaught that is social networking media, so one network has decided to give in and use social media to their advantage . CBS will begin “tweet week” […]

Katy Perry’s Mom Tells All In New Book?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

  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 […]

Cute “Idol Chatter” from adorable twins!

posted by agreyson

This may be the cutest, most intense conversation about… well… you decide. The chatter seems anything but idol to these adorable kiddos! Hit the “LIKE” button under Cute in the title to share it with your friends!

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

“The Ten Commandments” Epic 6 Disc Blu-ray Gift Set, FREE

posted by Evan Derrick

UPDATE: This giveaway is now over. Congratulations to Joshua G. and Lydia B. who each received a copy of “The Ten Commandments” on Blu-Ray, and uber-congratulations to Chris Z. who will be receiving the epic 6-disc gift set to end […]

Yoga for Laughs

posted by Donna Freitas

Friday I was flying home on Jetblue and caught a news segment on a form of yoga called Laughter Yoga. A laughter yoga class “combines traditional yoga breathing with prolonged laughter” and involves “playful exercises…that involve deep, long lasting belly […]

Reese Witherspoon Still Has Faith in Marriage

posted by Kris Rasmussen

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 […]

‘Wasteland': Garbage as Inspiration

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I realize that many people wince or roll their eyes when someone recommends a documentary for must-see movie viewing, but have a little faith in me, because the just-released  “Wasteland” will make you grateful and perhaps even force you to […]

Vampire Vanquishes Bank, Appears on CNN

posted by Donna Freitas

Yes, you read that right. A known Philadelphia vampire–and what I mean by that is a man who claims “vampire” as his, well, orientation–publicly took on a bank for failing to award him money he was owed from mistakes on […]

Elizabeth Taylor: Her Thoughts on Faith

posted by Kris Rasmussen

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 […]

Bethenny Frankel: Baptism, Judaism, Catholicism – Reality Style

posted by Kris Rasmussen

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. […]

Russell Brand and TM

posted by Donna Freitas

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, […]

The Book of Mormon Musical: Top 10 Reasons To See It

posted by Donna Freitas

Oh yes, I saw The Book of Mormon musical last night, with Beliefnet’s very own blogging Mormon, Jana Riess, (can I say that? or am I still under the influence of South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone and their […]

Free Music, Just in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

posted by Evan Derrick

Keith and Kristyn Getty are contemporary Irish hymn writers, and this St. Patrick’s day they’re giving away three different hymns as well as the accompanying sheet music. Each of the three hymns – “Behold the Lamb,” “The Power of the […]

The Book of Mormon Musical, Tonight!

posted by Donna Freitas

Yahoo. This evening I am headed first to dinner with my lovely friend, Jana Riess, (of Flunking Sainthood), and then we are off to see Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s The Book of Mormon musical on Broadway! It’s still in […]

Jay-Z: Preaching the Prosperity Gospel

posted by Donna Freitas

I like Jay-Z’s music (for the most part) and for this I am in good company. His god-complex is a bit overwhelming, however, and I have difficulty with folks who collapse faith with financial prosperity, as Zack O’Malley Greenburg’s book, […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Buckeyes Coach Jim Tressel’s Job in Jeopardy

posted by Corine Gatti

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 Sings for Stranded Tourists

posted by Corine Gatti

Cyndi Lauper was among stranded tourists at an airport in Buenos Aires and threw an impromptu mini concert. Check out the video here:

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Idol’s Chris Medina Receives $70,000, 1% of ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ Box Office, Towards Care of Fiancée

posted by Evan Derrick

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 fiancée, Juliana, was injured in a […]

Last Add From Oscars: “The Town” Was Overlooked

posted by Douglas Howe

Now that the Oscars have brought at end to the 2010 movie award season, I was reminded this evening of the movie which I feel qualifies as the Most Overlooked Movie of the 2010 movie award season. Each year, there […]

‘The Good Wife’ and Jesus

posted by Donna Freitas

In the fall, one of the storylines on ‘The Good Wife’ involved Alicia’s daughter teenaged daughter Grace, whose Christian friend was trying to convert her. Grace showed a newfound fascination with prayer and faith, and this clearly made her mother, […]

Dancing With the Stars Cast Revealed

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Charlie Sheen Needs “The King’s Speech”

posted by Douglas Howe

It takes a rare event–or series of events–to rival Oscar on the lifestyle pages and TV screens of our country, and this year there was a big one. Of all of the awards, gossip, parties, fashion, blogs, photos and other […]

Oscar’s Inspiring Quote of The Night

posted by Kris Rasmussen

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 […]

This Weeks Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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”: […]

It’s Oscar time!

posted by Donna Freitas

I have to say, I’m pretty excited that Anne Hathaway is hosting the Oscars. I think she is as winning as Julia Roberts and wonderfully funny. I can’t say I feel the same about James Franco though–I’ve never enjoyed him […]

‘Breaking Dawn': Filming has begun

posted by Donna Freitas

Everyone is all abuzz because the cast of Twilight has just arrived in Vancouver to start filming the fourth and final installment of the Twilight Saga. Well, correction: the fourth and final installment which has been broken into two. Which […]

‘Get Low': A Must-See DVD

posted by Kris Rasmussen

“Get Low” is an inspiring movie now on DVD.

Book of Mormon Musical Blessed by The New York Times

posted by Donna Freitas

Perhaps this isn’t so surprising? But The New York Times seems rather already in love with this, well, not-so-traditional musical interpretation of the sacred texts of Mormonism by the creators of ‘South Park,’ Trey Stone and Matt Parker. Just this […]

TREVOR BAYNE’S DAYTONA 500 MIRACLE

posted by agreyson

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 […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

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 […]

‘The Grace Card': Is It the Next ‘Fireproof’?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

“The Grace Card” is the latest Christian movie in theaters.

‘Justified’ is Back!

posted by Donna Freitas

Last spring I blogged a lot about how much I loved the new series on FX called ‘Justified’ starring Timothy Olyphant as a US Marshall who is quick on the draw. I think it’s one of television’s best new drama, […]

The Book of Mormon Musical, Coming soon to Broadway!

posted by Donna Freitas

No, it’s not a joke! The creators of ‘South Park,’ Trey Parker and Matt Stone, have turned the Book of Mormon into a musical that will have its debut on Broadway next month. Given the South Park folks penchant for […]

Ex Porn Producer is Saved

posted by Corine Gatti

An ex porn producer was powerfully saved by Jesus Christ! See the dramatic interview and testimony:

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Corine Gatti

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 […]

Confession App: Wow

posted by Donna Freitas

The other day my inbox was flooded with people sharing the news about the supposed, officially-approved, Catholic Confessions App for the iPhone. I kind you not–that is the word on the street. And I quote from one of the many […]

‘Minute To Win It': Latest Big Winner’s Earnings Will Fund Ministry

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Angel House ministries will benefit from awoman’s game show earnings.

James Durbin Overcomes, Leaves American Idol Judges Speechless

posted by Evan Derrick

21 year old James Durbin has had a rough life. Although he gets his musical ability from his father, he never had a chance to really know him – he overdosed on drugs when James was young. “I didn’t get […]

Emily Anne Reed Loses House, Gains Ticket To Hollywood on American Idol

posted by Evan Derrick

26 year old Emily Anne Reed received a phone call last week that no one wants to hear: “Your house is on fire.” She ran home from her job in Arlington, VA to discover only ashes. Standing on the Idol […]

Stefano Langone Survives to Wow American Idol Judges

posted by Evan Derrick

A horrific accident almost took his life, but Stefano Langone was too tough to give up. It took 4 months of intensive therapy to recover, but his passion for music and the piano lit a fire inside of him that […]

Kristin Chenoweth Receives GLAAD Award

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Chenoweth is recognized for her support of gay rights.

Super Bowl XLV Stories That Inspire

posted by Kris Rasmussen

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 […]

Top 5 Feel Good Superbowl XLV Commercials

posted by Evan Derrick

The much-anticipated Superbowl commercials this year have been mostly rude (hello Brisk and Eminen), crude (I’m looking at you, PepsiMax), and lewd (ugh, GoDaddy). Let’s be honest, though: they almost always are (and to be even more honest, they can […]

Cuteness of Puppy Bowl Threatens To Eclipse Super Bowl XLV

posted by Evan Derrick

I think the cells that process cuteness in my brain are about to be overloaded. Superbowl counter-programming typically entails running marathons of Law & Order or CSI, but Animal Planet trumps all of them with Puppy Bowl VII. Starting at […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments Blog

posted by agreyson

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 […]

Vogue Features Twilight Star

posted by Donna Freitas

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 […]

Christopher Nolan Believes In Joseph Gordon-Levitt

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

My Two Favorite Moments from the SAG Awards

posted by Kris Rasmussen

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 […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

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 […]

Committed Releases New Single

posted by Kris Rasmussen

The group Committed has released a new song.

Chris Medina Inspires with Unconditional Love on American Idol

posted by agreyson

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 […]

Twitter Reactions to the State of the Union

posted by agreyson

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 […]

Oscar Nominations 2011: Oscar Gets it (Mostly) Right

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Here are my thoughts on today’s Oscar noms!

Religion is Hot at Sundance in 2011

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Several movies getting buzz are featured at Sundance this week.

HBO’s ‘Big Love’ Careens toward an Ending

posted by Donna Freitas

The newest and last season of ‘Big Love’ just kicked off on HBO this week and everyone is talking about it. (Don’t worry: no spoilers here if you haven’t yet watched episode one.) I’m still undecided about whether I’m committed […]

Paris Tassin Keeps Her Baby and Keeps American Idol Hopes Alive

posted by agreyson

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 […]

Travis Orlando Goes From Shelter to Center Stage on American Idol

posted by agreyson

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 Announces Retirement

posted by Corine Gatti

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 […]

Young, Hip, Jewish, and Yearning: Reboot

posted by Donna Freitas

Mormon youth have a super-tight culture informed by their faith. So do evangelical Christians. Catholics not so much. And unless you are Orthodox, apparently being young and Jewish may leave you longing for something more from your tradition as far […]

The Tiger Mother is Apparently All-Powerful

posted by Donna Freitas

Have you read about the Tiger Mother yet? Everyone else has–and is talking about her–so I suggest you get reading. The mother’s name is Amy Chua, she is a professor at Yale Law School, and where I first heard about […]

My Favorite Inspiring and Entertaining Moments from the Golden Globes

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Here are a few of my favorite Globes moments.

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moment

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Microphone Glitch Inspires Hockey Fans, Country

posted by Corine Gatti

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 […]

Stripper-pole Yoga?

posted by Donna Freitas

Yes, you read that right. So yesterday I blogged about an article I found that discussed outsourcing the soul, and today, while reading the latest issue of New York Magazine I came across a big, splashy “best-of” yoga article, “Highly […]

Outsourcing the Soul?

posted by Donna Freitas

Um, what? At least that was my reaction when I read this phrase in the recent, very tongue and cheek New York Times article, “Searching for the Soul to Cleanse It” by Ariel Kamner, about the weird rituals that city-dwellers […]

Top 10 Must-See Muslim Films

posted by Donna Freitas

A confession: I have never seen a Muslim-directed movie before, which I think, according to at least Haroon Moghul over at Religious Dispatches and I’m sure a few others, makes me rather impoverished. In his recent article, “How to Meet […]

Twilight is the People’s Choice

posted by Donna Freitas

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 ‘Monumental’ Prophet on CNN

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Kirk Cameron dishes on dead birds, end times and his new film with Anderson Cooper.

‘Exorcism’ DIrector To Take on Goliath

posted by Kris Rasmussen

There will be a new, modern version of the Biblical tale.

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Oprah’s Anti Mean-spirited Campaign

posted by Donna Freitas

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 […]

Homeless Man Finds God–Then the World Finds Him

posted by agreyson

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 […]

Brooke White has a “Change of Plans”

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

This Year’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments (Part 2)

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Remembering Mary Daly, 2010

posted by Donna Freitas

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 […]

Best Overlooked Holiday Movies For New Year’s Eve

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Sure Christmas is over and you’re burned out from watching sentimental holiday classics like ‘A Christmas Story” or “A Miracle on 34th Street ” one too many times. But if you are still looking for a few DVDs to fill […]

The Year’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments (Part 1)

posted by Evan Derrick

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 […]

Hip to be Old, White, Religious, and Male?

posted by Donna Freitas

I read New York Magazine more or less every week. I think of it as hip, snarky, fashionable, funny, political, and a great guide to all-things-now. Rarely do they touch on the topic of religion, though (gee, I wonder why?), […]

The Next Elizabeth Gilbert?

posted by Donna Freitas

I don’t care what you say about Elizabeth Gilbert. I loved “Eat, Pray, Love” and I don’t care who knows it. That’s why, when I read this recent New York Times book review of Claire Dederer’s “Poser” (just out from […]

Nat Geo’s “Living in the Time of Jesus”

posted by Ellen Leventry

Just days from Christmas, National Geographic explores the world that Jesus would have known in “Living in the Time of Jesus.”

What’s Your Calling?

posted by agreyson

No matter what our faith background, we’ve likely all asked ourselves the question, “What’s my calling?” The new documentary series “The Calling” airs on the PBS Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning series, Independent Lens, on two consecutive nights: Monday, December 20 […]

Ethical Shopping?

posted by Donna Freitas

It’s that time of year when we bust out the credit cards and drop all sorts of cash on our friends and loved ones. Or, if you are like me, you shop all year round. Maybe you even shop as […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

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 […]

‘The Good Wife’ on Faith

posted by Donna Freitas

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 […]

Vatican Video: Hilarious

posted by Donna Freitas

When you watch this you’ll be laughing even as you want to cover your eyes with your hands–it’s so funny and so wrong it’s almost painful. Four acrobats (translation: buff young men) have an audience with the pope–they are to […]

‘Dexter': Season 5 Finale Redux

posted by Donna Freitas

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 […]

‘The Sing Off’ is Still ‘Committed’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Committed is a gospel group featured on “The SIng Off’ and they are not to be missed.

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

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 […]

‘The Walking Dead’ Debrief: Zombies, Zombies, Zombies!

posted by Donna Freitas

Hear me now: if you did not watch AMC’s new show ‘The Walking Dead’ then you have seriously missed out. Yes there are gory parts–just cover your eyes for those–but the show is so well-written, well-acted, and the special effects […]

My Favorite New Christmas Songs, Part Two

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I have posted on some great new finds on just-released Christmas music already this season, but because I am a Christmas music junkie, I now need to add a few more must-listen-to Christmas songs to that list that have been […]

‘The Sing Off': A Real Life ‘Glee’-ful Inspiration

posted by Kris Rasmussen

The SIng Off is my favorite new series

Steve Martin Speaks Up About ‘Beauty’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Steve Martin’s latest appearance didn’t wow some fans.

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

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 […]

Is Walmart the Next Big Movie Studio?

posted by agreyson

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 […]

Fox and Walden Aim Squarely at the Faith Community with “Dawn Treader”

posted by agreyson

A few years ago, it was unthinkable to promote a mainstream movie to the faith crowd. That’s all changed and when you consider the subject matter, there may not be a more perfect crossover film than the latest installment in […]

Over the Rhine: ‘The Long Surrender’ Is the Perfect Holiday Gift

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Over the Rhine’s latest is their best.

Enter to Win a “Christmas in Canaan” DVD!

posted by agreyson

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, […]

AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead,’ Zombies, and Higher Meaning?

posted by Donna Freitas

Everything’s coming up zombies lately! So much so that one of my favorite New York Times op-ed columnists, Gail Collins, devoted an entire column (“The Zombie Jamboree”) to these flesh-rotting creatures recently, calling this fall “the era of zombies” and, […]

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

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 […]

Buffy Reboot: Tragedy in the Making

posted by Donna Freitas

It’s really going to happen: a remake of Buffy is in the works and Joss Whedon is not a part of it! Oh the horror. How could they? Don’t they know that all of us cult Buffy fans are devotees […]

My Online Bar Mitzvah?

posted by Donna Freitas

Extravagant bar mitzvah’s (you know, Long Island extravagant) have been all the rage for years now. The parties for twelve and thirteen year old boys and girls that cost something approximating the price tag of a house in order to […]

The Palins Have Officially Ruined “DWTS”

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Bristol Palin is in the final three and has ruined “DWTS.”

This Week’s Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

posted by agreyson

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’” […]

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