Television host and journalist Martin Bashir has resigned from his MSNBC show after reflecting on his highly controversial comments made about former GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, adding that he "deeply regrets" what he said.
"Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the president of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation. It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments," Bashir said on Wednesday in an email posted on Mediaite.
"I deeply regret what was said, will endeavor to work hard at making constructive contributions in the future and will always have a deep appreciation for our viewers – who are the smartest, most compassionate and discerning of all television audiences. I would also wish to express deepest gratitude to my immediate colleagues, and our contributors, all of whom have given so much of themselves to our broadcast." more >>
Disney's new musical, "Frozen," may have done well at the box office, but it failed to convince all Christian reviewers. While some hailed the film as a masterpiece of sacrificial love, others attacked it as a lower quality cartoon.
"Frozen is not only a funny, entertaining movie with incredible animation – its highly redemptive, moral premise shows that true love is sacrifice," declared the Christian film review site, Movieguide. But in an email statement to The Christian Post, Alex Wainer, associate professor of communication and media studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University, wrote, "Of the two Disney animated fairy tales with past-tense single verb titles, this is no Tangled."
In the film, Elsa and Anna are sisters, princesses in the Norwegian kingdom of Arendelle. Elsa, the oldest, also has a double-edged gift – the ability to freeze anything and shoot ice out of her hands. But Elsa can't control it, and nearly gets Anna killed. Forever withdrawn, the older sister flees from all company to protect those she loves. more >>
The History Channel, home to the epic "The Bible" miniseries, is reportedly set to begin working on a new series about Jesus' childhood and the years not covered in the Bible. "The Lost Years" seeks to cover Jesus' life from the age of 13 until his ministry at age 30 and may seek to portray him as an exorcist, given the producer and writers' histories in the horror genre and the stories of exorcism taken from the Bible.
Scott Kosar is the feature writer working with producers Eli Roth and Eric Newman, according to Deadline.com. The three men are known for their work in the horror genre, with credits including "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "The Last Exorcism," and "The Amityville Horror."
The Bible itself is full of stories of Jesus healing the sick and even bringing people back to life. In the books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, there are seven instances of Jesus exorcising demons from people. The first is the exorcism at a synagogue in Capernaum, where Jesus exorcised a demon that yelled, "I know who you are!" more >>
Trinity Broadcasting Network is set to air a TV special to honor the life of its co-founder, Dr. Paul Crouch, who died on Saturday, but there will be no public memorial service, as per his wishes.
"TBN will broadcast a special celebration of Dr. Paul Crouch's life and legacy Sunday, December 8th, at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. (Pacific) and Monday, December 9th, at 2 p.m. (Pacific)," a TBN announced on Monday.
Crouch was 79 when he died on Saturday, following a decade-long battle with degenerative heart disease. He was born in 1934 in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Assemblies of God missionaries, and earned a degree in theology from Central Bible Institute and Seminary in Springfield, Mo., and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. more >>
How crazy did Americans become about the Robertson family this year? If Yahoo search data is any evidence – very.
According to Yahoo, Americans' top obsession this year was reality television show "Duck Dynasty." The A&E series beat out "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead/zombie apocalypse," "Twerking" and "Snapchat," in a category that adds the volume of searches with the speed that the term rose in popularity.
Females dominated Yahoo's most-searched terms of the year. Miley Cyrus headed a list that also included fellow celebrities Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton, Selena Gomez and Amanda Bynes. Justin Bieber was the list's lone male and was ranked tenth. more >>
Former National Basketball Association star Magic Johnson recently told Anderson Cooper that he is Christian but that he also supports his openly gay son.
In an interview on "Anderson Cooper 360" that aired Monday, Johnson talked about many issues including how being a Christian and having a gay son is "reality."
"I go to church, I'm a Christian, but the reality is, my son is gay. That is the reality. And I tell pastors that, I tell other pastors that," said Johnson. more >>