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Song of the New Earth DVD is Creating Buzz

posted by Angela Guzman

A new, feature documentary, Song of the New Earth, features the ardent quest of sound healer, psychotherapist and sonic shaman Tom Kenyon to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through the power of sound.  His rare ability to brilliantly decipher the healing […]

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Powell Composes Another Masterpiece with How to Train Your Dragon 2 Soundtrack

posted by Angela Guzman

When How to Train Your Dragon took audiences by surprise in 2010 by how great the film was, there was surely no surprise at all when Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that there would be a sequel. The soundtrack of How to Train Your Dragon […]

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Dolphin Tale 2 Releases Full Length Official Trailer

posted by Matthew Corbett

Join Winter and the rest of the Dolphin Tale cast as they return to the big screen! Dolphin Tale 2, again based on a true story, features all of the characters you loved from the first movie while introducing Hope, a […]

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Saying Farewell to Radio Legend Casey Kasem

posted by Angela Guzman

On June 15, 2014, Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem died at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington at the age of 82. He was survived by his wife, four children, and four grandchildren. Kasem was an American disc jockey, radio personality and […]

Super Soul Sunday Talks With Russell Simmons

posted by Angela Guzman

“Super Soul Sunday – Oprah & Russell Simmons: Success Through Stillness” airs Sunday, June 15 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network  Oprah sits down with media mogul turned spiritual seeker Russell Simmons, who shares his secret to success: meditation.  […]

Can Your Church Find You Love?

posted by Angela Guzman

Move over Bachelor, take a hike Bachelorette – there’s a new love show in TV land, that’s finding true love. Thursday, June 5th, GSN will premiere ‘It Takes a Church’, a matchmaking show, hosted by Natalie Grant. “I was drawn […]

‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Julia Collins Ends Winning Streak

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“Jeopardy!” contestant Julia Collins, the winningest woman in “Jeopardy!” history, ended her winning streak Monday night after losing during her 21st appearance on the show. The 31-year-old Chicago resident had 20 consecutive wins from April 21–June 2, the most wins ever […]

Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Late Ann B. Davis

posted by Angela Guzman

Anne B. Davis died on June 1, 2014, at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier in the day, she sustained a subdural hematoma from a fall in her bathroom in the San Antonio residence. Davis was best known for […]

Legendary Poet Maya Angelou Dies at 86

posted by Angela Guzman

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou Illustrious poet, dancer, and singer Maya Angelou passed away May 28, 2014 at […]

Mr. and Mrs. West Make it Official

posted by Angela Guzman

Over the weekend, Kim and Kanye exchanged vows in Florence, Italy. Bruce Jenner walked Kim down the aisle, as mother, Kris Jenner, walked in front of them holding baby North. Kim kept her bridal party intimate, including just her sisters. […]

“American Hustle” Director Raises $150,000 for Children with Special Needs

posted by Matthew Corbett

David O. Russell, director of critically acclaimed “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” attended a charity auction where he raised $150,000. The auction took place on Parents’ Weekend at the Glenholme School, a therapeutic boarding school for young people with […]

Documentary Follows Real Life Heroes of Afghanistan

posted by Corine Gatti

Father and son journalists Mike and Carlos Boettcher follow U.S. troops through bloody battles of Afghanistan for a single day strike that turned into a nine day fight for their lives. The documentary “The Hornet’s Nest” will be released in […]

Kevin Durant Named 2013-14 NBA MVP

posted by Matthew Corbett

Keven Durant, small forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player of the 2013-14 regular season on Tuesday, May 7th. This is Durant’s first time receiving the award, after having finished second in the voting […]

“Decoding Annie Parker” with Helen Hunt Hits Theaters

posted by Corine Gatti

The film “Decoding Annie Parker” is based on the true story of breast cancer survivor Annie Parker and geneticist Mary Claire King who discovered the link between DNA and cancer. Annie is haunted by all the women in her family […]

“Son of God” DHD Set for Release

posted by Corine Gatti

The film “Son of God” left a lasting impression on audiences with its visual effects and the epic story of Jesus Christ’s life. Created by Mark Burnett and wife Roma Downey, the film was the first motion picture on the life […]

Oprah Speaks with Tracy McMillan

posted by Angela Guzman

Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc. / George Burns Oprah speaks with relationship writer Tracy McMillan, author of “Why You’re Not Married…Yet,” about the spiritual path of relationships. Tracy wrote a blog called “Why You’re Not Married,” which is one of […]

Jeff Foxworthy’s Show Proves Faith Programming Works

posted by Corine Gatti

We need to laugh more as people of faith said host Jeff Foxworthy of “The American Bible Challenge” and who am I to argue with this advice? He’s still a comedian and a child at heart. “I am a comedian, […]

Focus on the Family Makes Another Winner

posted by Angela Guzman

While many films focus on outlandish extremes or make believe, it is refreshing to know that films like “Irreplaceable” are made, by Focus on the Family, to help change the world and bring light to real issues that we face […]

The JESUS Film Celebrates 35th Anniversary

posted by Angela Guzman

The original JESUS film has transformed millions of lives in many of the most remote areas of the globe. Since its theatrical release in 1979, the original JESUS film, re-mastered and re-titled The JESUS Film in honor of its 35th […]

Mickey Rooney Passes at 93

posted by Angela Guzman

Mickey Rooney, born as Joseph Yule Jr, passed away April 6, 2014 at the age of 93. Rooney was a well-known actor and entertainer. He has one of the longest careers of any actor, spanning over 92 years. Rooney began as […]

Another Legend Announces Retirement

posted by Angela Guzman

After 32 years and 6,000 episodes, David Letterman has decided he will retire at the end of his contract with CBS in 2015. “(Les) and I … we have had this conversation in the past, and we agreed that we […]

Kate O’Mara Dies at 74

posted by Angela Guzman

Actress Kate O’Mara died Sunday, March 30, 2014 in a nursing home in Sussex due to a short illness. O’Mara is best known for her role as Cassandra ‘Caress’ Morrell on the 80’s show Dynasty. The actress appeared on Dynasty for […]

Movie Review: Noah and Its Controversies

posted by Matthew Corbett

Even before its official theatrical release, director Darren Aronofsky’s latest project Noah has attracted mixed reviews from religious communities everywhere. Charles Jenkins, Pastor at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, says “NOAH is a riveting blockbuster. Messages of righteousness, justice, mercy, sacrifice, […]

The Unreleased Film Noah is Already Banned!

posted by Angela Guzman

“Censors for Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) officially confirmed this week that Noah will not release in their countries,” a representative of Paramount Pictures told Reuters. “The official statement they offered in confirming this news is because […]

People Magazine Celebrates 40 Years

posted by Angela Guzman

People Magazine celebrated their 40th anniversary on March 4th. The magazine premiered in March 1974 featuring Mia Farrow, from “The Great Gatsby,” on the cover. The publication is an mix of celebrity and human interests pieces. Between online and mail subscribers the […]

The Lego Movie Deserves All of Its Hype

posted by Matthew Corbett

Leading the box office for the second straight week, The Lego Movie has already become the most unexpected Hollywood hit of 2014. What’s most surprising about the movie’s success is the warm reception it’s received from children and adults, casual […]

Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan Top the Most Generous List

posted by Angela Guzman

The Chronicle of Philanthropy puts out a list each year of the most generous people – topping the list for 2013 is Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. The couple gave 18 million shares of Facebook, equating to roughly $992.2 million, […]

Is Fame Driving Actor Shia LaBeouf Out of the Biz?

posted by Corine Gatti

Actor Shia LaBeouf apparently doesn’t like fame, or answering reporters. During an appearance of the premier of his new film, “Nymphomaniac, Volume 1,” LaBeouf wore a paper bag over his head with cutouts for eyes to accompany his tuxedo. Written […]

Jay Leno Bids Farewell

posted by Angela Guzman

Thursday, February 7, 2014 Jay Leno passed the torch on to Jimmy Fallon, the new host of The Tonight Show host, as he said farewell after 22 years. “I don’t like goodbyes. NBC does, I don’t,” said Leno. He joked, “Well, tonight is our last show […]

Grace Unplugged Releases on DVD on February 11th

posted by Angela Guzman

  Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones and what Movieguide is calling, “Tremendous! One of the best Christian movies ever made.” Grace Unplugged releases on Blu Ray combo and DVD February 11, 2014. Valentine’s Day is centered around your loved ones. […]

Super Bowl Ad for Biblical Epic ‘Noah’ Released

posted by Matthew Corbett

  Noah is the the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky, known for such significant artistic accomplishments as Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream. As with any Hollywood movie, you can expect some creative interpretations of the original story […]

Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger Dies at 94

posted by Angela Guzman

Peter “Pete” Seeger, 94 years-old, died of natural causes January 27, 2014. Seeger is considered to be one of the pioneers of contemporary folk music. He popularized songs like “This Land is Your Land” and “We Shall Overcome” and wrote […]

Where is God During Tragedy?

posted by Corine Gatti

Many of us grappled with the question “Where is God during tragedy?” Actor Kirk Cameron decided it was time to dig deeper and find the answer in “Unstoppable,” an independent documentary that sold over 260,000 tickets and grossed $3.2 million […]

Lori Loughlin Heads West in New Series

posted by Corine Gatti

Lori Loughlin is sticking to her Catholic roots, taking on her first period drama in Vancouver, and yes, possibly reuniting with the Full House cast as Rebecca Donaldson. Loughlin stars with Erin Krakow, and Daniel Lissing as Abigail Stanton in the Hallmark […]

A Modern Day Sherlock Holmes

posted by Matthew Corbett

After a remarkable cliffhanger to end its second season, BBC’s award-winning series Sherlock returns to American television on Sunday, January 19th. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office UK), the series offers […]

Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden – Where Do I Sign Up?

posted by Angela Guzman

Charitybuzz is the place to find extraordinary experiences and luxuries to benefit remarkable charities making an impact. Their online auctions bring together hundreds of the world’s most acclaimed celebrities, inspiring luminaries and beloved brands to give you unforgettable access to […]

Successful Surprise – Duck Dynasty Holds Own Against Britney Spears

posted by Angela Guzman

Who would’ve thought that “Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas” would sell as many albums as pop-princess Britney Spears? With a disappointing first week, Britney sold 115,000 copies of her album “Britney Jean” – making this her lowest ever […]

WORLD Channel to Air Religious Documentary Series

posted by Matthew Corbett

Throughout the month of December, WORLD Channel will be airing a collection of documentaries dealing with the world’s various religious communities. Topics will range from an exploration of the major Asian religions to a case study of seven students preparing […]

Time Magazine Announces Pope Francis as Person of the Year

posted by Angela Guzman

Time Magazine announced, Wednesday morning, Pope Francis “The People’s Pope” as the Person of the Year. Within a relatively short time period, Pope Francis has changed many opinions about the Catholic church. The Pope has incorporated auditing the known to be […]

Susan Boyle Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome

posted by Corine Gatti

Vocalist Susan Boyle was reportedly diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome a year ago by a Scottish specialist.But she’s more than comfortable about the diagnoses and described it as “a relief.” Asperger’s syndrome is a high-functioning form of autism it usually impedes […]

New Documentary Series – “Time of Death” Episode Six

posted by Angela Guzman

Showtime will air the final episode of their six-part new documentary series – “Time of Death” on Friday, December 6, 2013. In episode six Maria and Nicolle’s lives are faced with the end. Maria’s fight with cancer has come to […]

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Schindler’s List

posted by Angela Guzman

It’s hard to believe but 20 years ago on March 1, 1993, Steven Spielberg began production on Schindler’s List. The film’s lessons of courage and faith continue to inspire. The film is centered on Oscar Schindler, a German businessman who […]

New Documentary Series – “Time of Death” Episode Five

posted by Angela Guzman

Showtime will air part five of their six-part new documentary series – “Time of Death” on Friday, November 29, 2013. In episode five Maria, Laura and Brad deal with death as their families cope with the inevitable. Maria’s children, Julia […]

New Documentary Series – “Time of Death” Episode Four

posted by Angela Guzman

Showtime will air part four of their six-part new documentary series – “Time of Death” on Friday, November 22, 2013. In episode four, Maria is emotionally drained and Toni is taking it day-by-day. Maria‘s mood has drastically shifted and she […]

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

posted by Angela Guzman

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is an epic screen biography of the celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist and political leader, Nelson Mandela. Adapted from Mandela’s autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom,” the film spans Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in […]

Max Lucado’s The Christmas Candle

posted by Angela Guzman

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas […]

New Documentary Series – “Time of Death” Episode Three

posted by Angela Guzman

Showtime will air part three of their six-part new documentary series – “Time of Death” on Friday, November 15, 2013. In episode three, we watch Maria as she continues to struggle with the idea of leaving her children forever. We […]

New Documentary Series – “Time of Death” Episode Two

posted by Angela Guzman

Showtime will air part two of their six-part new documentary series – “Time of Death” on Friday, November 8, 2013. In episode two, Maria and Lenore are featured as they deal with death. Maria, a single mother of three, is […]

Paula Abdul Returns to Jewish Roots, Celebrates Bat Mitzvah

posted by Corine Gatti

Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul was raised in the Jewish faith longed for an opportunity to visit the Holy Land as a tourist and will finally get her wish on a 10-day trip to Israel. She also wanted to […]

Soulful Songstress & Multi-Grammy Winning Artist India.Arie Releases Highly Anticipated New Album “Songversation”

posted by Angela Guzman

After a four- year, reflective hiatus, multi Grammy winning, iconic singer-songwriter India.Arie has released her long awaited, highly anticipated fifth studio album titled  SongVersation (Soulbird/ Motown Records). “My mission is all about sharing a spiritual conversation and message through my music, hence […]

Showtime Premieres New Documentary Series – “Time of Death”

posted by Angela Guzman

Showtime premiered the first of a six part new documentary series – Time of Death on Friday, November 1, 2013. The series follows several individuals as they are faced with death due to their terminal illness. In episode one, Maria […]

Bravo Presents “Thicker Than Water”

posted by Angela Guzman

Bravo heads to Music City in the new series Thicker Than Water which airs Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Thicker Than Water follows Ben and Jewel Tankard and their blended family which they have self-dubbed “The Black […]

Actress & Comedienne Marcia Wallace Dies at 70 years old

posted by Angela Guzman

Her colleagues refer to her as brilliant and gracious. Marcia Wallace – actress, game show panelist, voice artist and comedienne passed away, at 70-years-old, October 25, 2013 due to complications from pneumonia. Wallace is best known for her role as Carol […]

Bethany Hamilton Joins “Dolphin Tale 2″ Cast

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Professional Christian athlete and “Soul Surfer” inspiration Bethany Hamilton will join the cast of Alcon Entertainment’s family feature “Dolphin Tale 2,” a true story inspired by the life of Hope, a rescued baby dolphin. Hamilton will join the original film’s […]

Burnett and Downey to Release “Son of God”

posted by Angela Guzman

Inspired by the success of “The Bible”, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will release “Son of God” to theaters on February 28, 2014. The film will be narrated by Jesus, played by Diogo Morgado, and will tell the story from […]

T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body and Soul

posted by Angela Guzman

From health and wellness to finance and relationships, renowned spiritual leader TD Jakes will cover it in his new show Mind, Body and Soul. The show airs on BET, Sundays at 12 p.m. EST. Bishop Jakes digs deep to discuss and […]

The Conversation Continues: Oprah Winfrey’s Interview with Diana Nyad

posted by Corine Gatti

Diana Nyad became the first person to swim without a shark cage from Cuba to Key West, Fla. at 64-years-old and will share her story in an exciting account of part two of “Super Soul Sunday” airing on the Oprah […]

Gordon Mote – All Things New

posted by Angela Guzman

One of the most beloved and respected musicians/singers in the music industry, Gordon Mote, has released his latest project All Things New.  The album was co-produced by Frank Rogers (Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker), and Dove-Award winning producers, Wayne Haun and […]

Robin Quivers Breaks Silence on Cancer Battle

posted by Corine Gatti

Radio personality Robin Quivers announced to Sirius XM radio fans that she left the Howard Stern Show because she was battling cancer for the past year. Quivers was working from home despite undergoing chemo and radiation therapy. She broke her […]

Be Bold: What Diana Nyad Teaches Us

posted by Corine Gatti

Diana Nyad became the first person to not only swim without a shark cage from Cuba to Key West, Fla., but showed that at 64-years-old, anyone can achieve their dreams. Nyad clocked 53 hours to realize her 35-year dream to […]

Faith is Enough for Tim Tebow

posted by Angela Guzman

After playing in Thursday night’s game against the New York Football Giants, Tim Tebow finished 11-for-30 for 145 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while getting sacked four times for a loss of 48 yards. He rushed for 91 yards […]

Folk-Pop Violinist Eliza Moore Releases New Album

posted by Angela Guzman

“A sound that is at once warm and haunting” (Times Argus) Montreal-based folk pop violinist Eliza Moore has traveled the world playing everywhere from street corners to opera houses. She was classically trained by composers in Boston and London and […]

Why Do You Believe?

posted by Corine Gatti

Why do you believe what you believe? If a person stands on a podium in fine suits and a microphone, is what he or she says automatically factual? What power do they really possess? Society is less likely to research […]

ESPN Movie “Branded”

posted by Angela Guzman

How important are appearances for female athletes? According to the ESPN movie Branded, that premieres August 27, 2013, it is essential to their image and bank account. “Branded” is the last intallment of ESPN’s women-directed and women-focused documentary series “Nine for […]

Duck Dynasty 4th Season Premiere August 14, 2013

posted by Angela Guzman

Get your duck calls ready – the famous Robertson family is back on A&E as they begin their fourth season of the popular reality series Duck Dynasty. In the premiere episode Willie’s wife, Korie, decides to throw Willie’s parents, Phil and […]

Grace Unplugged

posted by Angela Guzman

Actress and singer-songwriter AJ Michalka plays Grace Trey in Brad J. Silverman’s upcoming movie “Grace Unplugged.” Michalka’s character Grace struggles with her journey in life – whether to run away or towards God. Grace uses music to help rediscover her faith […]

An Exclusive Look at “The Butler”

posted by Angela Guzman

Opening August 16, 2013 – Lee Daniels’ The Butler is centered around an African-American butler who is an eyewitness to crucial historical events during his tenure at the White House. The star studded cast features Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Robin […]

65th Annual Emmy Nominations

posted by Angela Guzman

The 2013 Primetime Emmy Nominations were released July 18, 2013. The Netflix series House of Cards has made history by becoming the first show to be nominated from that is exclusively delivered online. The popular series Arrested Development was also […]

Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra Launch New 21-Day Meditation Challenge on Miraculous Relationships

posted by Angela Guzman

Registration Begins Thursday, July 11 on Oprah.com/meditation Chicago, IL – Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra announced today the launch of their latest all-new meditation challenge, “Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Challenge: Miraculous Relationships,” a free online, interactive meditation experience on Oprah.com/meditation that focuses on […]

Oprah Winfrey Brings ‘Oprah’s Lifeclass’ To Dallas For Megafest 2013 With Bishop T.D. Jakes on August 29th

posted by Angela Guzman

  Tickets Available Starting July 5 at 1 p.m. ET via TDJakes.org/oprahslifeclass Bishop T.D. Jakes and Oprah Winfrey (left to right) at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, Missouri / Photo credit: © 2013 Harpo, Inc Los Angeles, CA […]

NBC to Partner with Mark Burnett & Roma Downey for The Bible Mini-Series Sequel

posted by Angela Guzman

NBC has made the deal with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to make a sequel to the popular mini-series The Bible. NBC reportedly outbid the History Channel for the sequel series. “I followed the development process of The Bible closely with Mark […]

On a Limb of Faith

posted by Angela Guzman

Call it crazy, a leap of faith or a brave treturous act – aerialist Nik Wallenda tight roped across The Grand Canyon on June 24th. On a two inch-cable, for 22 minutes, Wallenda spoke to God as he stood 1,500 […]

New Episode of Super Soul Sunday: Oprah and NBA Legend Coach Phil Jackson

posted by Angela Guzman

NEW SPECIAL EPISODE of ‘SUPER SOUL SUNDAY’ Oprah & NBA Legend, Coach Phil Jackson: The “Zen Master” airs FATHER’S DAY SUNDAY, JUNE 16 at 11Am ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Oprah Winfrey sits down with NBA Championship coach and […]

TD Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul

posted by Angela Guzman

BET Networks, a division of Viacom, brings a brand-new talk show “TD Jakes Presents – Mind, Body & Soul” with spiritual leader, educator, and humanitarian Bishop T.D. Jakes as host. Covering a wide range of topics including health and wellness, […]

NEW EPISODE OF ‘SUPER SOUL SUNDAY’ THE BIGGER PICTURE WITH OPRAH, REV. ED BACON, ELIZABETH LESSER & MARK NEPO

posted by Angela Guzman

NEW EPISODE of  ‘SUPER SOUL SUNDAY’ The Bigger Picture with Oprah, Rev. Ed Bacon, Elizabeth Lesser & Mark Nepo Airs SUNDAY, MAY 26 at 11Am EST/PST on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Pictured here: Rev. Ed Bacon, Elizabeth Lesser, Mark Nepo […]

Has your favorite show been “smashed”?

posted by Mandi Fornes

I hope you weren’t too fond of “Smash” or “Go On”. It seems as though ‘Smash’ never quite found the adoring fan-dom of ‘Glee’ (you know, that other TV show based on signing and dancing?). And Matthew Perry is experiencing […]

NEW EPISODE OF ‘Oprah’s LIFECLASS’ featuring Iyanla Vanzant

posted by Angela Guzman

NEW EPISODE OF ‘Oprah’s LIFECLASS’ featuring Iyanla Vanzant – Single Moms RAISING SONS airs Sunday, May 12 at 9pm ET/PST Photo Credit ©Harpo Studios Oprah Winfrey and Iyanla Vanzant speak with single mothers raising fatherless sons and help them to […]

MOTHER’S DAY PROGRAMMING ON OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

posted by Angela Guzman

Season premiere of ‘Super Soul Sunday’ featuring         Oprah & Dr. Maya Angelou airs Sunday, May 12 at 11am EST/PST Photo Credit ©Harpo Studios In the first of a special two-part event, Oprah Winfrey sits down with her beloved mentor […]

NEW EPISODE OF ‘OPRAH’S LIFECLASS’

posted by Angela Guzman

Oprah & Iyanla Vanzant / Fatherless Sons – Part 1 & Part 2             airs SUNDAY, MaY 5 at 9pm EST/PST            on OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network Photo Credit ©Harpo Studios Iyanla Vanzant joins Oprah Winfrey for a two-hour special event […]

The Queen is Dead…Long Live the Queen.

posted by Sharon Kirk

Annette Funicello — the undisputed Queen of the “Mickey Mouse Club” — has passed away from complications due to Multiple Sclerosis after more than 25 years fighting the disease. She was 70. Pretty, dark-haired Funicello – one of America’s perpetual […]

Sneak Peek – The Bible Episode 2

posted by Angela Guzman

The History Channel premiered, on March3rd, the first episode of Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s The Bible. The epic docudrama was received by 14.8 million viewers. In episode two Joshua conquers Jericho; Delilah betrays Samson as the Israelites battle the […]

Don Miguel Ruiz on Life’s Greatest Question

posted by Angela Guzman

Photo credit: Harpo, Inc. Photographer George Burns Oprah Winfrey and Don Miguel Ruiz, New York Times bestselling author of “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom,” discuss the profound power of each of the agreements in an all-new […]

Oprah Winfrey and Pastor Rick Warren Discuss Living “A Purpose Driven Life”

posted by Angela Guzman

Pastor Rick Warren and Oprah Winfrey Photo Credit: © 2013 Harpo Studios, Inc. Los Angeles – Oprah Winfrey and Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life, discuss the fundamental concepts explored in his best-selling book in an all-new […]

Live Show Review – A Capella Innovators Pentatonix

posted by S. Russ

If you’ve been following music at Beliefnet for awhile then you know that I think an awful lot of a capella pop group Pentatonix. Since winning NBC’s The Sing-Off with their impressive take on a capella pop the group has […]

Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Chapman Discuss the Five Love Languages

posted by Angela Guzman

Dr. Gary Chapman and Oprah Winfrey at Harpo Studios in Chicago Photo Credit: © 2013 Harpo Studios, Inc. Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Gary Chapman, best-selling author of The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, discuss the languages […]

New Hit Christian Single – “My Favorite Cowboy”

posted by Angela Guzman

written by Executive Producer and Keyboardist Steve Stephens of the band Rayburn The Sermon on the Mount is the essence of Christianity, especially The Lord’s Prayer.  Interestingly, there is no system of theology contained in it, but rather spiritual instruction […]

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Present The Bible

posted by Angela Guzman

No one has ever produced such a beautiful, authentic and passionate series like Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have with their upcoming mini-series The Bible. Joel Osteen said, “The Bible proves that when talent and passion collide, the outcome is […]

Oprah Interviews Dr. Eben Alexander on His Near-Death Experience

posted by Corine Gatti

Dr. Eben Alexander is a medical marvel. The academic neurosurgeon of 25 years was bolted into a coma after an attack of E. coli meningitis in 2008, part of his brain shut down, and his doctors lost hope of his […]

Life of Pi

posted by Angela Guzman

Life of Pi is more than a movie about a boy and a tiger; it’s a story about finding spirituality and faith when all odds are against you. Pi Patel’s life is turned upside down when his parents decide to […]

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

posted by Angela Guzman

Actress Jennifer Garner says it best, “Family is what you create.” The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a movie about love, family and the joy the two bring us on a daily basis. A couple Cindy and Jim Green, […]

Amazing Love The Story of Hosea

posted by Angela Guzman

Renowned actor Sean Astin, best known for epic films like Lord of the Rings, The Goonies and Rudy, and Academy Award winning actress Patty Duke team up for Amazing Love The Story of Hosea. The film focuses around the concept […]

Joel Osteen and Oprah – together!?!

posted by S. Russ

It is rare that two of America’s undisputed spiritual leaders get together, but that is exactly what you can witness Sunday night! The latest episode of Lifeclass was filmed in Osteen’s home base of Houston, and features Oprah teaching about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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”

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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 […]

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