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Why is Glee so mean? On paper, Glee sounds like just the kind of show I would be going out of my way to praise.  After all, a show about a group of outcast kids who gain self esteem by coming together and excelling on their high school glee club could have — and should…

Pope’s book a best seller. Jesus of Nazareth by Joseph Ratzinger debuts @ #10 on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction list. New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan on 60 Minutes. Here’s Dolan (on the show’s online supplement) defending Church teaching on abortion, the ordination of women, priestly celibacy and gay marriage. People can decide for…

Debate over hell heats up on MSNBC. Host Martin Bashir gave controversial pastor Rob Bell a little hell on Earth when he interviewed him about his book Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was quite a bit friendlier during an earlier interview…

Organized Religion at its best. Faith groups from all over the world are using every means, including social networking sites, to help the people of Japan. Where you can donate here. Aflac duck loses its voice. Gilbert Gottfried, the comedian who provided the bird’s famous vocalization, has been flipped the bird by the insurance company…

MSNBC’s Morning Joe criticized for shaky Japan earthquake coverage. Some thought the casual, politics-heavy tone of Friday’s show was a bit weird considering the enormity of the Japanese disaster (which only seems to get worse by the hour). To be fair, producers may have reasoned that the tragedy was already being extensively covered on NBC’s…

Doogie Howser, M.D. is back! I’m pleased to find one of the best family shows of the eighties airing on the kids network The Hub (a partnership of Discovery Communications and Hasbro) where it’s being paired with The Wonder Years, another classic from the era. Both shows were one-camera half-hour comedies of the type that…

Pope Benedict XVI’s new book out today. In it he rejects the notion of Jesus as a political revolutionary whose name should be used in support of violent us-against-them upheavals. He also powerfully argues against the anti-Semitic idea that the Jewish people are to be held responsible for the death of Jesus. Jesus of Nazareth…

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to In God We Trust on U.S. currency. But atheist Michael Newdow aims to continue his crusade against the phrase saying “I plan on bringing the lawsuit again on behalf of other Americans who believe they are injured when the government lends its power to one side of the controversy over…

Charlie Sheen axed from Two and a Half Men. The show may go on though. Again, there are some very practical reasons why CBS and Warner Bros. should take their billion dollars and call it a wrap. Meanwhile, ESPN reports that Sheen is in talks with media mogul Mark Cuban about developing shows for little-seen…

Adjustment Bureau scores solid box office opening. The sci-fi romance starring Matt Damon pulled in a very respectable $20.9 million over the weekend, Director George Nolfi believes the film, which explores ideas of predestination and free will, has strong appeal for Christian audiences, telling Big Hollywood “I’ve long been fascinated with the question of how…

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John W. Kennedy

John W. Kennedy is the founder and Dir. of Development of The Creative Universe Entertainment™, a media consultation and development company focusing on the creation, development and support of high-quality mainstream entertainment that upholds positive timeless values, including trust in God.

Current projects include "Bryant Park" (an uplifting romantic-comedy) and "Photo Finish" (an award-winning sci-fi TV pilot). He has written over 100 children's novels based on episodes of the Cartoon Network series "Ben 10", "Ben 10: Alien Force", "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien", "Ben 10: Omniverse" and "Generator Rex" among others. He also writes Beliefnet’s "Faith, Media & Culture" blog.

Previously, he has produced successful news and talk programming for CNN, Fox News, Pax TV and SiriusXM.

Specialties: Script Writing, Movie/TV Novelizations & Adaptations, TV Content Creation and Development, Creative Consultation, Producing and Booking News and Talk shows.

He can be reached for writing, producing and consulting services at 516-640-1182.

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