Candace Cameron Bure and her husband and former National Hockey League star Valeri Bure, will attend the White House Correspondents' dinner later this month as the special guests of the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Since re-emerging in the entertainment scene, Candace Cameron Bure has been on "Dancing With the Stars," is a co-host on "The View" and will now be headed to the White House for the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 30.
"CBN is honored to have Candace and her husband 'Val' as our special guests this year," Director Rob Allman said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "As a co-host of 'The View' ... Candace has become a truly great ambassador for the Christian Community in American entertainment. She and her husband have been at the top of our invite list for several years and we are just thrilled that the schedules worked this year." more >>
Writer Julian Fellowes, who is more popularly known for his series creation, "Downton Abbey," is back with another period drama called "Belgravia." Unlike "Downton Abbey" which was serialized on television, this latest creation of Fellowes will be delivered via an app that will bring one episode per week for fans to read and even listen to. According to a report in Entertainment Weekly, this move is not surprising for Fellowes, who is known to use multiple genres in publishing his works.
The app was released on April 14 and according to another report in The Telegraph, Fellowes expressed how flattered he felt to have been asked to approach his work in this manner. He called it "a cross between a novel and a computer game." He added, "I felt it was rather flattering to be asked to do this in my middle sixties – to be the adventurer forging through the undergrowth. It was such a change from Downton."
The app is based on his upcoming novel, "Belgravia" which is set to be released via traditional publishing on July 5. If consumers get the app, however, it will bring them each of the ten installments every week along with bonuses that will only be available in the digital version. Each installment can be listened to as an audiobook. Special features will include period fashions and character portraits of the novel's interesting characters. more >>
The American Library Association has revealed that the Bible is among the books most often challenged and called to be banned in libraries.
"You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it's a violation of church and state," said James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association, according to The Associated Press.
"And sometimes there's a retaliatory action, where a religious group has objected to a book and a parent might respond by objecting to the Bible." more >>
Fans living in the west no longer need to wait for fans who speak Japanese to post fan-made translations of the manga series "Attack on Titan" as they used to do in previous chapters of the series. Because of a momentous deal between Kodansha Comics and comiXology, an Amazon company, English-speaking fans of the series will be getting the translated chapters in English on the same day that the original chapters are released in Japan. According to a report in Comic Book Resources, Chapter 80 of "Attack on Titan" was available on April 8 via the comiXology store and the Amazon Kindle Store.
According to another report in Engadget, fans can now download Chapter 80 and opened through the comiXology or the Kindle app. Previous chapters can also be bought or downloaded. The next chapters will be available for download as soon as it is released in Japan.
Typically, English-speaking fans would request their Japanese counterparts to "scan and translate" thus the term "scanlation" and share this online. The Japanese publisher would only consider localizing in English if a title is popular enough, which naturally takes a while before it comes out. more >>
A British Christian therapist who was suspended for giving a Muslim colleague a religious book, lost in court once more when attempting to appeal a lower court decision.
Victoria Wasteney was punished by her employer, the East London National Health Service, with a nine-month suspension for giving a religious book to coworker Enya Nawaz.
Judge Jennifer Eady, QC, of the Employment Appeal Tribunal opted to dismiss the appeal, according to the U.K. Daily Mail. more >>
Michelle Williams writes gospel music to inspire others, but Christian author Mandy Hale has inspired her to heal from unhealthy romantic relationships.
Williams, the 35-year-old former Destiny's Child singer who has built a successful career in the gospel music industry, took to Twitter to reveal that Hale's recent blog post for single women is helping her to heal.