The family television advocacy group Parents Television Council is pressuring global fast food giant McDonald's to stop running commercials that air during the Fox adult cartoon comedy series "Family Guy," a show which the organization claims trivializes sexual assault against children.
Earlier this month, PTC board member Gary Lesser sent a letter to McDonald's newly hired global Chief Communications Officer, Robert Gibbs, who served as the White House press secretary under Barack Obama from 2009-2011. The letter urged Gibbs to persuade the corporation to change its advertising decisions so that the family brand no longer associates itself with shows that make fun of sexual violence.
According to a PTC research report on the "Family Guy" released in May, there were over 23 scenes in "Family Guy" episodes in the last year alone that referenced sexual violence in some manner, with 19 of them being sexual violence toward children. The report found that in the last three years, 79 percent of the show's sexual violence scenes were perpetrated on children or teens. more >>
The hype and anticipation for AMC's companion series for its hit post-apocalyptic TV drama series, "The Walking Dead," "Fear the Walking Dead," is increasing thanks to this recently-released teaser clip.
Although the video is only about 30 seconds long, it does however, serves its purpose of giving the audience a first close look of the spinoff show.
It featured Frank Dillane's character named Nick, who is on the run. He jumps out of a window, runs fast down a narrow alley, slips through a hole in a fence and out into the open street with his shirt blowing along with the wind. more >>
Vince Gilligan's universe of meth cooks, dealers, and shady attorneys is about to get even more exciting.
The New York Daily News reported that the beloved anti-hero from "Breaking Bad" will certainly appear in its equally-riveting spinoff series "Better Call Saul." Gilligan hinted that the appearance of Bryan Cranston's Walter White (and perhaps Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman) in the Bob Odenkirk-led show is highly possible.
"It would be great to see Walter White on 'Better Caul Saul.' It would be a shame if the show had its run — hopefully a very long run — and he never appeared," Gilligan told Screen Rant. more >>
California Pastor Tim Storey has been called a life coach to the stars with a ministry that has led him to speak into the lives of countless celebrities including rapper Kanye West and actor Charlie Sheen, who had a highly controversial breakdown in 2011.
Storey, 54, is the pioneer of a spiritual meeting known as the Hollywood Bible Study that began in 1992 with 12 people that has grown to over 2000, but dealing with entertainers was not his original vision for his life while he was a student at South Eastern University in Florida.
"My dream was to reach all people and so when I first started [in ministry], I went on a lot of missions trips to third world countries," said Storey to The Christian Post. "And I would do motivational speaking in places like South Africa, Nigeria and some of the tougher parts of the Philippines." more >>
Fans of the "Dragon Ball" franchise are eagerly waiting for the return of their favorite anime characters to TV. "Dragon Ball Super" is an animated TV series that will be initially released in Japan starting July 5. With the series' popularity, it is likely to find its way to the U.S. soon, much like the other franchises.
The new animated TV series comes 18 years after the first anime series for the franchise "Dragon Ball" was released on Fuji TV in 1986. The last series that was released was "Dragon Ball Z Kai" in 2009. Most of the titles in the franchise had international versions.
Not much is known about the new series until recently. According to a report in Tech Times, new storyline details have been shared about the series and its first episode. "Dragon Ball Super" is set a few years after the defeat of Majin Buu, one of the most powerful antagonists in the "Dragon Ball Z." He was a magical life form created by an evil warlock. more >>
This week's episode of Syfy's hit TV drama series "Defiance" will tackle on the issue with Amanda and her negotiations with the Omec. Meanwhile, Gen. Rahm Tak's army is now getting ready for an all-out attack.
The upcoming episode titled "Broken Bough" will see Amanda negotiating with the new alien race, the Omec, according to Zap2It.
TV Guide also dropped in some spoilers for the segment indicating the Tarrs' reappearance. Aside from seeing the apparent changes in the titular place, their loyalty between the humans, Votanis, and the Omec, will be tested. more >>