Christian NBA point guard Jeremy Lin may be seen as a role model by his many fans, but the athlete recently revealed that at the end of his season with the Los Angeles Lakers, which didn't go according to his plan, he struggled with a serious bout of discouragement.
The future of the 26-year-old, who is now an unrestricted free agent, is uncertain as he begins training for his next season.
Fox Network's "Empire" star Taraji P. Henson said she is "nothing without God" after winning the Best Actress category at the Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday night.
"You know, I don't know what to say, I just … so many people to thank," Henson began during the annual awards ceremony, which honored her portrayal of Cookie Lyon on "Empire."
The 44-year-old star first rattled off thanks to Fox, colleagues, and critics before turning her attention to God. more >>
Actor Channing Tatum has been pushing his solo "Gambit" movie but has been turned down by four high-profile directors to date, leaving the "X-Men" spinoff without one. Despite a scheduled release set for Oct. 7, 2016, the "X-Men" solo film spinoff, "Gambit," still doesn't have a director.
News has emerged a total of four prestigious filmmakers have rejected proposals to helm the spinoff on the Cajun mutant, whose popularity is second only to Wolverine.
While the script has already been written by "Robocop" writer, Josh Zetumer, and producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg in place for the 20th Century Fox movie, a director has yet to take the gamble. more >>
Evangelical pastor Rick Warren remembered U2's tour manager Dennis Sheehan, who died suddenly on Wednesday, as a "calm and kind Christian man" and offered up prayers for him.
"U2's road manager for 33 years, the amazing Dennis Sheehan, died suddenly last night here in LA. Dennis was a calm and kind Christian man," the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, wrote on Facebook in a post entitled "Why I'm asking you to pray for U2 today."
Warren noted that U2 band members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. asked him to share quotes from Scripture, words of comfort, and pray with them before performing at their concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Just as the rock musicians were about to take the stage, Warren talked about his wife Kay's book, Choose Joy, which addresses the suicide of their son in 2013. The book encourages readers to find healing in God, and the pastor advised U2 to "choose joy" despite their sadness ahead of the show. more >>
A San Diego State University study published earlier this month has found that millennials appear to be the least religious generation ever recorded. SDSU psychology professor Jean M. Twenge suggested that one main reason for millennials abandoning religion is rising individualism in American culture, which is less prone to showing commitment to institutions.
"These trends are part of a larger cultural context, a context that is often missing in polls about religion," Twenge said in an article published by Eureka Alert.
"One context is rising individualism in U.S. culture. Individualism puts the self first, which doesn't always fit well with the commitment to the institution and other people that religion often requires. As Americans become more individualistic, it makes sense that fewer would commit to religion." more >>
Andy Serkis' character in the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has just been revealed, based on photographer Annie Leibovitz behind-the-scenes shots.
Annie Leibovitz just spilled the beans on English actor, Andy Serkis' character in J.J. Abrams' Episode VII, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
A Vanity Fair interview featured several of Leibovitz's photographs of the cast in costumes, including one of Serkis on set wearing a motion capture suit, his fierce expression filled with tracking dots. more >>