A-list Hollywood celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, and Meryl Streep have joined 400 prominent figures, including a number of faith leaders, who've signed a letter rejecting a proposal by Amnesty International to advocate for the legalization of prostitution.
Fox News reported on Thursday that while Amnesty is arguing that legalizing the practice can help sex workers receive better protection from violence and the risk of HIV/AIDS in their line of work, the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, which the celebrities have backed, has warned that such a move will also make life worse for the victims caught in sex trafficking.
The letter, which starts off by praising Amnesty's history of fighting for human rights and shedding light on human trafficking issues, says that should Amnesty vote next month to support "the decriminalization of pimping, brothel owning and sex buying, it will in effect support a system of gender apartheid, in which one category of women may gain protection from sexual violence and sexual harassment, and offered economic and educational opportunities; while another category of women, whose lives are shaped by absence of choice, are instead set apart for consumption by men and for the profit of their pimps, traffickers and brothel owners." more >>
Sam Sorbo, a model, actress, radio host and the wife of "God's Not Dead's" Kevin Sorbo stars in the new film "Hope Bridge," which deals with the topic of suicide and how it affects the family members of a person who takes their own life.
The film tells the story of Jackson, a young boy whose father killed himself. After a violent outburst at his school, Jackson meets a counselor named Eric, played by Kevin Sorbo, who tries to help him understand why his father made the decision to take his own life.
The boy eventually discovers that suicide is part of a cycle in his family, and Sam Sorbo highlighted this connection as one of the film's main themes, while speaking with The Christian Post last week. more >>
Tom Cruise has just confirmed he will star in the next installment of the "Mission Impossible" franchise which starts shooting next year.
"Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation" is set to hit theaters Friday, and already Tom Cruise has announced he is gearing up for "Mission Impossible 6," which is slated to begin production in 2016.
Cruise, who plays lead Ethan Hunt in the franchise, guested on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Wednesday night where he confirmed initial work had began on the next installment, with filming scheduled to start next summer. more >>
Director Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures have released the first trailer of the movie "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," about the 2012 attack in Libya.
The action thriller film by director Michael Bay, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, has unveiled its first trailer showing the Islamist terrorist attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012.
The film takes place during the 11th anniversary of the original Sept. 11 attacks and tells the story of how the CIA Annex in Benghazi was defended by a six-man security team against an assault by Islamist militants, which killed four American citizens, including U.S. Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens. more >>
"Spotlight," an upcoming film starring Micheal Keaton and Mark Ruffalo looks into a serious real-life religious scandal in Boston.
Oscar winner Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams headline the soon-to-be-released drama thriller, "Spotlight," about The Boston Globe's coverage of the Massachusetts Catholic sex abuse scandal.
"Spotlight" has been one of the films chosen for Special Presentation in the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, both to be held in September this year. more >>
Tyler Perry is publicly reacting to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of his close friend, the late singer Whitney Houston.
Brown died at the age of 22 on Sunday, six months after being found unconscious in the bathtub of the Georgia home she shared with her boyfriend Nick Gordon. The daughter of Houston and singer Bobby Brown was moved to hospice care last June where 45-year-old film mogul Perry visited her bedside.
Perry, a close family friend, took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Brown's death. more >>