"Orange is the New Black" is an American comedy-drama series that was first premiered on Netflix on July 11, 2013. Earlier in the year, the series was renewed for a third season, which will air sometime in June 2015.
The renewal of the series is surprising as it was done around a month before the season 2 streaming on Netflix. The pre-renewal follows that of another series, "The House of Cards," which took place sometime before its February launch of its second season.
The renewal, however, was expected since "Orange is the New Black" is reported to be Netflix's most watched show, even more than the more critically acclaimed "House of Cards." more >>
Warner Bros. is set to release a new upcoming "Tarzan" movie on June 1, 2016. The film will be a 3D action-adventure work by director David Yates and will be based off of Edgar Rice Burrougs' "Tarzan" novel.
The film adaptation of the film takes place after Tarzan has made his move from the jungle to the city of London alongside his companions John Clayton III, Lord Greystroke, and his wife Jane Porter.
Tarzan is then sent back to the jungle to act as a trade emissary of the Parliament, unaware that he is only being used to further a plan by Belgian Captain Leon Rom. more >>
NEW YORK — "Black Jesus," a live-action comedy series airing on Adult Swim, drew swift condemnation before its premiere in early August. Some Christians, after viewing a three-minute trailer, blasted Aaron McGruder's satirical portrayal of their lord and savior as a weed-smoking, foul-mouthed black man living in Compton, California. Some among the "violently offended" called "Black Jesus" blasphemous, disrespectful to African Americans, and just all around a bad idea.
But others, who have viewed more than the trailer that sparked much of the hullabaloo, say "Black Jesus" is not all that bad — and certainly not worth mounting a boycott against, as some ticked off Christians have called for.
McGruder is known for his unapologetically aggressive and satirical comic-turned-animated series "The Boondocks." He is executive producer of "Black Jesus," with Mike Clattenberg ("Trailer Park Boys") directing and as well as joining McGruder and Mike O'Neill as writers. more >>
The owners of a New York farm, who were fined $13,000 for "discriminating" against same-sex couples by refusing a wedding service to a lesbian couple due to their religious convictions, have now decided not to hold any marriage ceremonies even though it will likely hurt their business.
A month after a judge ruled that the farm owned by Cynthia and Robert Gifford is a public accommodation and therefore they must abide by the N.Y. anti-discrimination law, the couple has decided to no longer host any wedding ceremonies on their property, according to Alliance Defending Freedom.
"Since the order essentially compelled them to do all ceremonies or none at all, they have chosen the latter in order to stay true to their religious convictions, even though it will likely hurt their business in the short run," TheBlaze quoted ADF attorney James Trainor as saying. more >>
A 22-year-old man calling himself the "Dark Lord" was arrested in Prescott, Arizona after he reportedly set fire to a Bible on the steps of a rescue mission then urinated on it in an attempt to "curse Christians".
A release from the Prescott Police Department cited by azcentral said the man, Eric Minerault of Prescott, was witnessed by an employee of the Gospel Rescue Mission on Lincoln Street burning something on the steps of the building and the police were called in to investigate at about 9 p.m. last Thursday.
Minerault was discovered dressed in black and wearing a long, black-and-red robe with a pentagram necklace, according to the report. A wet Bible that appeared to have been burnt was also found near him. more >>
United States Secretary of State John Kerry called on the government of Iran Friday to release American prisoners Pastor Saeed Abedini, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and Amir Hekmati who has been accused of espionage.
He also asked for help in finding former FBI agent Robert Levinson who went missing in Iran in 2007 and is now reportedly the longest held hostage in American history.
"The Unites States respectfully calls on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to release Amir Hekmati, Saeed Abedini, and Jason Rezaian to their families and work cooperatively with us to find Robert Levinson and bring him home," said Kerry in a press statement released by the U.S. Department of State Friday. more >>