Actor Alec Baldwin recently announced that he is retiring from his "public life" as a celebrity, as he blasted the media for "wrongly" painting him as a "homophobe."
In an extensive article published Monday by New York Magazine, titled "I Give Up," Baldwin says the New York City-centered, tabloid-oriented media culture has forced him to give up his role in the public eye and leave the city. He is considering a possible move to Los Angeles, where he feels he can get privacy for himself and his family, including his wife Hilaria and their six-month old child, Carmen.
"I probably have to move out of New York," Baldwin said. "I just can't live in New York anymore." The Emmy-award winning actor went on to say that his personality hasn't changed, but rather the highly-technical landscape of the media world has caused him to be forever haunted by past comments. more >>
Meagan Good, the 32-year-old Christian actress, recently revealed how she handles competition with other women in the entertainment industry.
"You definitely run into people who can be catty," Good told UrbanRoyals.com recently. "But I've learned that I can't manage other people I can only manage myself… I'm a firm believer in God when it comes to roles and opportunities and I believe that He gives those opportunities."
Good revealed why she is not jealous of her fellow actresses who may get a role instead of her. more >>
The excitement behind the upcoming "Son of God" movie keeps growing with news that religious groups have bought over 500,000 tickets in advance of the premiere. Producers are marketing the film as the "first Latin Jesus," in reference to Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado.
"There's a high level of Christianity in the Hispanic community, many of whom don't normally go to the movies but want to see 'Son of God,'" said 20th Century Fox's domestic distribution chief, Chris Aronson, according to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.
Fox will be delivering 3,000 dual-track digital copies to theaters so that audiences can watch the film in English or Spanish. Producer Mark Burnett has called Morgado "the first Latin Jesus in an English film." more >>
A recent survey suggests actress Meryl Streep, who has been nominated for 18 Oscars during her 35-year career, is thanked more in the acceptance speeches of fellow actors than God. The survey comes as the film industry's awards show fast approaches on March 2.
The recent survey, conducted by Slate magazine, finds that out of the 47 individual Oscar winners since 2002, Streep has been thanked four times, while God has only been thanked three times. Additionally, television personality Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier have each been thanked twice. Poitier, an actor and a director, was the first black person to win an Oscar in 1963.
Streep, 64, has won three Oscars during her acting career and been nominated a staggering 18 times, more than any other actor or actress in the history of the awards show. more >>
Check out this video of Maddie and Zoe singing the hit song "Let It Go" from the recent Disney movie "Frozen." They are so cute, it will melt your heart.
The video was posted to the YouTube channel of Aaron Mendez.
He wrote, "This video was not made to show off my daughters' singing skills....in the future, I'll be sure to get them some voice lessons to further hone their skills :) This was made to show you what it looks like when two 4 year olds just GO FOR IT!!! Pure, raw, heartfelt and completely innocent! more >>
When Jimmy Hester evaluates the effectiveness of True Love Waits, an abstinence-based movement he is co-founder of, the Southern Baptist leader questions where society might be without it.
"What would have happened if this had not happened? What kind of impact might our culture have had on students if there had not been a sexual abstinence movement in '93, '94?" Hester asked, in an interview with The Christian Post.
For Hester, who expresses cynicism about using statistics to measure the outcome of his work ("you can shape them however you like"), anecdotes such as Christian singles telling him they still carry their abstinence pledge cards or testimonies from young adults who tell him that his work impacted their lives, provide more than sufficient evidence that his work was worthwhile. more >>