In a recent interview discussing her "fluid sexuality," pop singer Miley Cyrus revealed to controversial Paper magazine — in which she appears nude posing with a pig — that she's sexually open to "every single thing that is consenting and doesn't involve an animal."
The former "Hannah Montana" star revealed that she is sexually attracted to both men and women and has been since she was 14 years old.
"I remember telling [my mother] I admire women in a different way," said Miley in the interview. "And she asked what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys. And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn't want me to be judged and she didn't want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has." more >>
An innovative way to put an audition together really captures the heart of the crowd and judges. This Chicago-based Freckled Sky Group really showed America that they have talent with their innovative audition. It's a beautiful mix of emotions and beautiful dancing that brings everyone to their feet.
With the vision conceived by creator and producer Val Syganevich and the combined talents of dancers Olga Sokolova and Jalen Preston, these three are headed straight for live shows. This dancing duo are both in their 20s, and they danced alongside a high-end technological backdrop. A masterful use of technology that is paving the way for new forms of entertaining and content.
The judge who was most blown away by this was Howard Stern. He didn't even hesitate to give them a ticket straight to the live shows. Howie Mandel said they have a chance to take it all! more >>
Hillsong United is thanking fans for the runaway success of their latest album, Empires, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian albums chart, with the release of a video for the song "Here Now (Madness)."
The highly-anticipated new album, which hit stores on May 26, also debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 5, ranked No. 2 on the Digital Albums chart, and remains among iTunes' Top 5 overall album downloads.
Empires is also Hillsong United's second No. 1 on Australia's ARIA Charts. Thankful for the success, the worship band thanked fans by releasing the lyrics video for the latest single from of the new album, "Here Now (Madness)." more >>
R&B singer and talk show co-host Tamar Braxton is defending her Christian faith after receiving public criticism for posting an image of a man praise dancing in front of an altar to her song "If I Don't Have You."
Braxton, 38, shared the clip on her Instagram page of the man dressed in a two-piece white outfit dancing to her song with a cross and altar in the background. After receiving some backlash for what some deemed a "disrespectful" and "blasphemous" video, Braxton defended the dancing man.
"Why is this man 'praise dancing' in church blasphemy? Don't even try THAT," Braxton wrote, according to Hip Hollywood in a post that has since been deleted. "This is HIS interpretation and I'm VERY saved and sensitive to my spirit!" more >>
Gospel singer Erica Campbell, of the duo Mary Mary who has experienced solo music success with her Help and Help 2.0 albums, is defending her decision to bring edgy new sounds to the gospel music industry like "I Luh God," despite heavy criticism from some fans.
After some fans questioned the the 43-year-old singer's decision to blend God centered lyrics over an edgy "trap music" beat frequently heard in secular settings, the first lady of California Worship Center church is speaking up.
"They're used to (me) very pulled up and polished and singing 'Yesterday' and 'Help.' But, I just wanted to have fun, declare my love for God and at the same time reach an audience that I think the gospel community sometimes ignores," Campbell told CNikky.com " There is Christian hip-hop but I feel that more caucasian children gravitate to it. So, I figured, you're my people so, let me get with my folks!" more >>
Christian conferences are often pitched as life-changing opportunities to fellowship and inspire spiritual growth through the sharing of the Gospel by popular pastors and singers with major followings in the Christian community. With tickets to some of these events costing up to $799 to register, according to an investigation by The Christian Post, concerns are being raised about the monetization of the Gospel that the Bible declares is free.
"I think it may reduce the number of people in attendance," Steve Brower, pastor at Faith & Victory Fellowship in Freeport, New York, told CP. "We also don't want to reinforce the association that the world has of the church being all about money."
Popular televangelist Joyce Meyer, of the Missouri-based Joyce Meyer Ministries, also does not charge a fee for all but one of her conferences because she wants to reach as many people with the Gospel as possible. more >>