Actor Michael Douglas penned an op-ed on Sunday, speaking out about an experience dealing with anti-Semitism his son faced and how religious bias may be obliterated by speaking and building bridges across religions.
"Speaking up is the responsibility of our political leaders," Douglas wrote in the Los Angeles Times. "Speaking up is the responsibility of our religious leaders, and Pope Francis has used his powerful voice to make his position and that of the Catholic Church clear, saying: 'It's a contradiction that a Christian is anti-Semitic. His roots are Jewish. Let anti-Semitism be banished from the heart of life and of every man and every woman.'"
Douglas also cited Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan for helping build relations between Jewish and Catholic communities. He noted that the challenge is to "stand up to hatred of the Jewish people." But different religious factions have to come together in order to do so. Christians and Jews are not enemies but are born from the same Abrahamic traditions, as his own father, Kirk Douglas, once stated. more >>
American actress Rumer Willis will be joining the cast of celebrity contestants on the new season of "Dancing With The Stars" premiering today.
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's oldest daughter, actress, Rumer Willis, will be part of Season 20 of "Dancing with the Stars" which opens today at 8 p.m. CT on ABC.
Willis, 26, has said her parents, both veteran Hollywood actors, have expressed their excitement over this new television exposure. more >>
Apple announced a re-designed MacBook at their "Spring Forward" affair Monday where they also launched the Apple Watch and revealed a price drop for the Apple TV.
Apple's "Spring Forward" event Monday saw the launching of their new and re-designed MacBook, said to be the lightest Mac the company has unveiled to date. The new MacBook will be made available to the public by April 10.
Weighing in at two pounds (0.907185 kilograms), the new MacBook is also the thinnest version Apple has produced at 13.1mm, a difference of 24 percent compared to its 11-inch MacBook Air predecessor. The reveal coincided with the launch of the touted Apple Watch, and new details on the price drop for the company's three-year-old Apple TV. more >>
E!'s "Fashion Police" is mulling between the choice of Khloe Kardashian or Nene Leakes to replace Kelly Osbourne, who resigned from the show a few days ago.
Osbourne announced her decision to quit "Fashion Police" following fellow host Giuliana Rancic's racist comments about her friend, actress Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocks during a post-Oscars telecast. E! has narrowed down her replacements to Kardashian sister, Khloe and "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" reality actress, Nene Leakes.
"Fashion Police" popularity has taken a nose-dive since the death of its lead host, Joan Rivers in September last year. Comedian Kathy Griffin took over Rivers' post in December, and was joined by Brad Goreski, who replaced George Kotsiopoulos shortly after. more >>
Apple is set to launch its newest device, the Apple Watch, on Monday during their "Spring Forward" event in San Francisco. The event has a start time of 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream via the Apple website (details below).
Apple sent out invitations to U.S. and U.K. tech journalists earlier this month for their March 9 "Spring Forward" special event to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where a new product, the Apple Watch will reportedly be unveiled.
The initial teaser reveal for the Smart Watch last September during the unveiling of iPhone 6 and Apple Pay disclosed the wearable's sleek body, some details, and an initial price point. On March 9, the occasion will fully highlight the device, including specifics on when and where it will be available, what it will do, and how much it is going to cost. more >>
Jeremy Lin is hoping to encourage people not to judge those who are battling homelessness.
Lin, the 26-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard, took to his YouTube channel to let people know what a day in his life looked like during the All-Star break. Lin drove to upstate New York with his entire family to visit the athlete's younger brother.
The point guard and his brother cooked traditional Chinese food such as pan fried dumplings and shared their traditions with homeless people in the park for Chinese New Year. more >>