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 >>
NEW YORK — Emmanuelle Chriqui, best known for playing Sloan in the hit HBO series "Entourage," and who stars as Herodian in the National Geographic mini-series "Killing Jesus" — that will re-broadcast on Fox News Friday and Sunday nights — reflects on the role she took on in portraying the woman who had a hand in the death of John the Baptist during an interview with The Christian Post.
"Ultimately, she's a bad guy. She didn't think she was a bad person. She thought that she was doing absolutely what she needed to do," Chriqui told CP last week before the film's New York City premiere.
Unlike her previous roles, being cast as Herodian meant that she was playing the part of royalty, which was a first for her. more >>
NEW YORK — Mary Magdalene has been presented by both the church and popular culture as either a prostitute or as Christ's love interest, although the Bible shows that she was neither. Chipo Chung, the Zimbabwean British actress taking on the iconic role in "A.D. The Bible Continues," recently gave her take on one of Jesus' most noted female followers.
"I think Mary was one of Jesus' most important disciples and I think that's a story that's not often told," Chung told The Christian Post Tuesday evening at the television series' premiere reception at The Highline Hotel in New York City.
"I think a lot of the stories about her say she was a prostitute and then after the Da Vinci Code people said she was a girlfriend. But when you look at the actual material and where she was, she was there at the resurrection, she was the first witness and as many of the early Christian writings said, she was the apostle of apostles." more >>