A Kansas-based hate group unaffiliated with any Baptist denomination protested at the biggest National Football League game of the year, and has announced plans to stage a protest at actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral.
Westboro Baptist Church held a demonstration showcasing their usual inflammatory rhetoric aimed at homosexuals and the United States near New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
Gabrielle Douglas,18, made headlines two years ago when she won two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, but now she is letting people see her struggles and accomplishments firsthand in Lifetime original movie, The Gabrielle Douglas Story.
Douglas made history at the Olympics when she became the first African-American All-Around Olympic Gold Medalist, and the first female to win both all-around and team gold medals at the same Olympics. However, the renowned gymnast almost never made it to the global sports festival that made her a household name.
Now fans will see her family's economic hardships and struggles on the path to Olympic gold in the inspirational biopic, starring Regina King as Douglas' mother and Imani Hakim as the star gymnast. more >>
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is being criticized for rescinding the Oscar nomination of the song "Alone Yet Not Alone," which is from the Christian film of the same name. Calls are being made to allow the song to compete.
Artists for Life, a project of Cherish Life Ministries and whose affiliated artist Joni Eareckson Tada has sung the song, has issued a statement calling on the Academy to allow "Alone Yet Not Alone" to compete with other selections for the Oscar award.
The song was nominated for Best Original Song on Jan. 15, but the Academy rescinded the nomination on Jan. 29 on accusations that its composer, Bruce Broughton, used his leadership position in the Academy to improperly influence members to select the film. It is the Academy's first such action on ethical grounds. more >>
Sarah Hyland, the "Modern Family" actress caused a stir when she tweeted about a potential diss from popular singer Rihanna.
"So @rihanna just walked by my room at @gma I started singing 'Stay' to her... She didn't," Hyland,23, tweeted while on "Good Morning America" this week.
The tweet got picked up by a number of major blogs and publications like E! and Perez Hilton. After a number of people spoke about the 25-year-old pop star "dissing" the actress, Hyland came clean about her encounter with Rihanna. more >>
What does "Alone Yet Not Alone" composer Bruce Broughton point to as the reason for why the Academy Awards rescinded his Oscar nomination this week?
"My take on it is that it's a personal attack in order to discredit a nomination that disappointed the people who had spent a lot of money for something else," Broughton told The Christian Post on Friday, who along with lyricist Dennis Spiegel, and vocalist, quadriplegic and disability rights' activist Joni Eareckson Tada, were nominated for "Best Original Song" earlier this month.
"In that way they have been very successful. I have been discredited. My character has been besmirched and sullied," he added. more >>
Christian entertainer Carman Licciardello, who goes primarily by his first name, has revealed that he is doing much better and that the cancer he has been battling will be gone in three weeks. Carman has big plans for after he is fully recovered and wants to start a new project to be on 100 stages across America.
Carman fell ill a few weeks ago and battled an intense fever, which doctors said was normal for cancer patients. He chose to reveal all in a message to fans and followers in a personal message on Facebook, where he has kept everyone updated on his health struggles.
"The problem with me was that I developed some sort of virus and they couldn't identify it until the fevers dropped or broke. So I was admitted with 104 temp, shaking chills and my thumb getting ready to type as fast as it could and post on Facebook. Cause I knew once this got to these 'Prayer Savages' I have on my team – the Devil was facing a series [serious] New Jersey beat down. They could not stop the fevers, the lowest they would go was 102. So I put on my 3 time UFC Champion and friend 'Royce Gracie' t-shirt I got for Christmas, just for attitude – I must have slept 15 hours and when I woke up I was soaking wet," Carman wrote. more >>