NEW YORK — As members of Al Sharpton's National Action Network get ready to hear an address from renowned neurosurgeon and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson Wednesday afternoon, the civil rights leader urged them at the opening of the organization's convention Wednesday morning to show the doctor respect when he addresses them.
In the run-up to the discussion of Carson's appearance, Sharpton explained that he disagreed with the conservative star on many issues and quipped that he didn't believe that they even agreed that "today is Wednesday."
Many in the audience reacted with disdain at the mention of Carson's name sighing and snickering as a hum of their disapproval filled the room until Sharpton intervened. more >>
Grammy-award winning rapper Lecrae will perform on "Good Morning America" Thursday to kick off his Anomaly 2.0 tour.
"In celebration of the launch of the second leg of his already massively successful Anomaly tour, Lecrae will perform his hit lead single "All I Need Is You" live on Good Morning America on Thursday, April 9," read the press release shared with The Christian Post.
The first leg of the tour launched in the fall of last year to promote his latest album Anomaly which received a fair amount of critical acclaim and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. It also topped several other charts, including Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and Gospel Album. more >>
Eva Mendes, who starred in 2008's "2 Fast 2 Furious," is rumored to be making a return for the eighth installment of the "Fast and Furious" franchise, a new report emerged.
With the runaway success of "Furious 7," which shattered the box office records for April, an eighth film is reportedly in the works, and will see the return of previous "2 Fast 2 Furious" alumnus Eva Mendes.
According to information recently come to light, the franchise will be moving their filming location for "Fast & Furious 8" to New York. According to actor Vin Diesel, who plays lead protagonist and elite racer, Dominic Toretto in the films, Mendes will once again don the persona of U.S. Customs Agent Monica Fuentes. more >>
NEW YORK — Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, creators of "A.D. The Bible Continues," have not shied away from pointing out that their new series includes an "accomplished cast hailing from more than 10 different nations." But that is because the couple has also acknowledged that they "could have done a better job in hiring a diverse cast" for their 2013 ratings blockbuster, "The Bible."
Although "The Bible" series "made strides ... we needed to see more of the diversity of the church," Barbara Williams-Skinner said during a diversity chat on Twitter last week. "For too long religious programming has neither reflected the look of biblical times (nor) the diversity of the church today."
"We made this point to Mark and Roma after ("The Bible"), and quite frankly they listened. I'm glad for that," she added. more >>
NEW YORK — Vincent Regan, whose extensive resume includes roles in more than a few historical and mythological blockbusters, appears in the new "A.D." series as Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who ordered Jesus' crucifixion. The stage and screen star, a former Roman Catholic who identifies as agnostic, breaks down his character and his views on Christ and explains why he is smitten with the pope.
Regan has starred in numerous British television series and a long list of feature films, but is better known for his roles as a man of war in "300" and "Troy."
This time around, the U.K. veteran is all about keeping the peace, albeit still with a sword, in NBC's "A.D. The Bible Continues." more >>
The New York chapter of the Boy Scouts of America broke the organization's national ban on openly gay adults serving in the institution this week when they announced Thursday that they had hired 18-year-old Eagle Scout Pascal Tessier to work as a camp counselor at the Ten Mile River Scout Camp in upstate New York this summer.
The New York chapter told The Washington Post that the organization got an application from Tessier, who is openly gay, and decided he was qualified based on his merits. Tessier has also been actively advocating for the inclusion of openy gay scout leaders in the organization for several years now.
"I'm sure it won't be a surprise to know he's excited that he got the job," Zack Wahls, executive director of Scouts for Equality, told The Washington Post. more >>