Days after "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar publicly confessed to and asked forgiveness for molesting five girls when he was 14, GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said he stands by the evangelical family. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, also responded.
"Josh's actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, 'inexcusable,' but that doesn't mean 'unforgivable,'" Huckabee wrote on his Facebook page.
"He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story," Huckabee added. more >>
The K-Love Fan Awards announced Thursday that Crowder, Kari Jobe and Plumb will join an already star-studded list of performers and presenters at the awards ceremony on May 31.
Danny Gokey, Jeremy Camp, Matt Maher, Matthew West, MercyMe, Sidewalk Prophets and Tenth Avenue North are also among the latest performers slated to bring their hit songs to the K-Love Fan Awards show, which will be held at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee. Presenters include Tim Hasselbeck, Louie Giglio, Kristian Stanfill, The Benham Brothers, Natalie Grant, Jan Harrison, and Britt Nicole, among others.
As previously announced, this year's awards show will be emceed by "Fox & Friends" host Elizabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron, while presenters include Chris Tomlin, Hawk Nelson, Third Day, TobyMac, and The Digital Age. Being the only fan-voted awards show in Christian music history, Hasselbeck said she's honored to take part in hosting the K-Love Fan Awards. more >>
"Bringing Up Bates" will premiere its second season in June and feature not only the birth of a grandson but the wedding of their daughter, Michaella, to her husband, Brandon Keilen, which will take place in August.
The couple courted seriously, following traditional Bates family rules and principles, before getting engaged on April 13. Brandon took Michaella to Great Falls, Virginia, and planned a very elaborate surprise: seven different clues in seven locations that finally culminated in Brandon getting down on one knee to propose.
Speaking about the first time she saw Brandon many years ago, Michaella told The Christian Post in an email: "I saw a young man through the window who caught my attention! He was walking an older man to lunch in the freezing snow, and I was impressed at his kindness and patience on this bitter cold day! I didn't have the slightest clue that this would someday be the love of my life!" more >>
Rockstar Games' parent company, Take-Two Interactive, has filed a suit against BBC for trademark infringement for the broadcasting company's upcoming airing of the documentary drama "Game Changers" about the story behind Rockstar Games' popular racing game series "Grand Theft Auto."
In an official statement shared with several gaming websites, Take-Two contended that they had no involvement whatsoever in the project and after what they called several attempts to "resolve the matter," felt that litigation is already the necessary step.
The full statement, as shared with Games Radar is as follows: "Take-Two Interactive has filed suit against the BBC for trademark infringement based on their movie currently titled 'Game Changer' as it relates to Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto video games series. While holders of the trademarks referenced in the film title and its promotion, Rockstar Games has had no involvement with this project. more >>
Another zombie story series is coming to TV soon. This time, it is the "Empire of the Dead," written by George Romero, who is famous for his 1968 movie "Night of the Living Dead," which is considered a "cult classic" and helped define modern horror cinema.
"Empire of the Dead" is a graphic novel series recently published by Marvel Comics and is Romero's most recent work in the horror genre. His last horror movie was part of his "Dead" series, the "Survival of the Dead" in 2009 which is was not as successful as the "Night of the Living Dead."
"Empire of the Dead" is a series about vampires, zombies and humans which has been in publication since January 2014. According to a report in Tech Times, its third volume will be coming out later this year. And most recently, it has been picked up by Demarest to be developed into a TV series. Demarest is studio behind "A Most Wanted Man" and Kevin Smith's "Tusk." more >>
This week's episode of the hit science-fiction TV drama series "Orphan Black" is touted to be the current season's major turning point filled with emotional and action scenes.
A report from Fashion & Style cited a number of TV show scoopers who were given the chance to preview the upcoming episode titled "Certain Agony of the Battlefield," and according to them, this segment could easily be considered as Season 3's best one yet.
TV Line's West Coast editor Vlada Gelman took to her social media to say that "This Saturday's #OrphanBlack is bananas. Feels like a season finale." more >>