Devout Christian and child star Alexa Vega offered a rare account of what life is like in Hollywood this week.
Vega's most recent project is "The Remaining," a horror film based on Revelation 8 & 9 that hits theaters next month, but the actress is best known for her role in 2001's "Spy Kids" and its sequel films. Throughout her adult career in Hollywood which includes a role in "Sin City," Vega has grown very selective about which parts to take in honor of her Christian faith, resulting in mixed reactions from industry insiders.
"It was a nerve-wracking thing having to talk to my team about certain roles I'm not comfortable playing because of my faith, and some of the other people were not happy," the actress told The Christian Post on Monday. "I had some people, directors and others, not happy with it at all. I had people blast me out of the water for it and they were very rude. It just lets you know the people you need to weed out." more >>
Robin Williams passed away Monday, Aug. 8. This tragedy bought an end to one of the most memorable lives in acting careers in the last 40 years. He was famous for his stand-up comedy acts and incredible roles in some very memorable movies.
Williams went on to become one of the most successful movie stars of his generation. Here is a list and movie clips of 5 movies Robin Williams was unforgettable in:
1. Good Morning Vietnam - The performance earned him a Golden Globe as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. more >>
Actress Grace Johnston has said that she stands firmly with Israel when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; she recently returned from a life-changing trip to Jerusalem and spoke with The Christian Post about the impact that had on her.
"I stand with Israel," Johnston told CP in an exclusive interview. She noted that there are a plethora of celebrities taking sides when they have little knowledge of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. The Christian actress explained that it's dangerous for celebrities without crucial knowledge to share their views, which can impact their fans and followers, leading to further ignorance of what is truly happening.
"It's amazing … and then I see the news reports from California where they are doing pro-Hamas protests. I feel like everyone has lost their minds. I don't know how you can support Hamas – it's a known fact that they shield themselves and their weaponry with civilians. And then celebrities use their platforms – I don't think unless they know what they are talking about, they should be able to pass their opinions, which can really affect the mindset of young people with no facts whatsoever," Johnston said. more >>
Academy award-winning actor Robin Williams' recent passing undoubtedly shocked fans yesterday and many are hoping that his death will help raise awareness about depression.
The "Boulevard" star was found dead of an apparent suicide at his Northern California home on Monday. Coroner investigators suspect "the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia," according to a statement from the Marin County, California, Sheriff's Office.
Williams, who was just 63, suffered a long battle with depression and his rep confirmed that this had become more "severe" recently. more >>
Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Monday, and many have wondered about Williams' faith and how it played a role in his life and death.
Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the Episcopal Church. He often used his faith as a punchline in his comedy routines.
Actor James Franco posted a photo of himself on his Instagram account yesterday dressed in character as Michael Glatze during the first day of filming "Michael," a movie about Glatze's transition from homosexual magazine editor to married, heterosexual Christian pastor.
The script for "Michael" is based on a 2011 New York Times Magazine article that follows Glatze as a Bible college student in Wyoming after leaving his post at the formerly popular gay youth publication, XY Magazine. Although the film will focus on Glatze's past, director Justin Kelly notes that the movie's message goes beyond just that.
"This isn't just a story about an 'ex-gay'. It's actually a very relatable story about the power of belief and the desire to belong," said Kelly, reports Yahoo! more >>