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Hollywood and Christianity. The Hollywood Reporter chronicles the movie industry’s sometimes awkward attempts to appeal to Christian audiences without turning off the mainstream. But with 76% of Americans reportedly identifying themselves as Christians, when are the Tinseltown geniuses going to realize that Christians are the mainstream? From The Hollywood Reporter: PRAISE BE WITH YOU: Films…

Billy Ray Cyrus wishes he never heard of Hannah Montana. The singer/actor who played the dad of his real-life daughter Miley in the hit Disney Channel sitcom tells GQ Magazine that the show tore his family apart — and, he fears, put Miley on a self-destructive path. From the article: “Somewhere along this journey,” he…

Is Paul an attack on the Christian faith? Nick Frost, one of the writers/actors of the new E.T. spoof (about a pair of comic book geeks who have a close encounter of the absurd kind) says the film isn’t anti-religion just because it depicts a crazed Christian creationist (portrayed by SNL‘s Kristin Wiig) who can’t…

Bill Maher believes Barack Obama is faking being a Christian. The Real Time host thinks the president’s secretly a secular humanist, basically suggesting he’s a liar. Personally, I believe the President Obama is a Christian. What I have trouble believing is that Bill Maher is a practicing comedian.   18th annual Catholics in Media Award honorees…

Donald Trump for President? Will the the real estate tycoon/Apprentice star get to tell Barack Obama he’s fired? For the record, he (of course) says he’d fix the economy and get America respected again. He also reportedly says he’s pro-life, anti-gun control and promises to dismantle Obamacare. Not endorsing here, just reporting.Book: Abraham Lincoln wanted…

What are the 25 best Christian movies of all time? Big Hollywood’s John Nolte is preparing to name names. My personal nominees: Jesus of Nazareth, Schindler’s List, Joe Versus the Volcano, Tender Mercies, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Bells of St. Mary’s, Doubt, Signs…

Anne Rice and the Catholic Church. Yesterday’s post on Christopher Rice‘s interview with his mother at Advocate.com in which she called the Catholic Church “immoral” brought in some reader comments, including one from a woman who movingly tells of being a daughter of a survivor of the infamous Magdalene Laundries. “Culchiewoman” writes “I find it…

Anne Rice calls the Catholic Church “immoral.” In an interview with her son Christopher (for the gay site Advocate.com) the on again/off again Catholic author says, after thinking about it for several years, she came to the conclusion that the Catholic Church “was not a fine religion, that it was dishonorable, that it was dishonest,…

Rating the Super Bowl Ads. I actually turned in after the Black Eyed Peas concert but by that time the ads had already turned me off as overly-gimmicky (I’m talking about you Coca-Cola). Maybe I’m just tired of years of watching the increasing fop sweat as every freakin’ advertiser tries to produce the most-clever ad…

Fox passes on Christian Super Bowl ad. The spot, from the Fixed Point Foundation, nudges viewers to checkout a website called lookup316.com. The 316 refers to John 3:16 which reads “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal…

John W. Kennedy
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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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