Are Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald engaged? New speculation has begun since her sister, Jill, published a tweet using Jessa's first name and Ben's last name together.
Jessa and Ben have been together for some time and even went to Central America with family on a mission trip. They were accompanied by several members of the Duggar family and members of S.O.S. Ministries, and many thought that the trip could lead to a marriage proposal or a huge announcement from the family once they returned.
The couple's relationship has been prominently featured on TLC's "19 Kids & Counting," which simultaneously captured special moments for Jessa's sister Jill as she got engaged and married Derick Dillard. While the Duggar family is generally open about their relationships, there is bound to be some amount of privacy given, especially soon after the Duggar wedding. more >>
The world's first ever all-atheist TV channel officially launched Tuesday, with American Atheist president David Silverman declaring it is geared toward all atheists, everywhere. Silverman also criticized TV channels that present religion as truthful, using as an example the History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries in 2013.
"Atheist TV is geared toward every atheist in the broadest possible sense. Whether they call themselves atheists or skeptics or humanists or any of the other labels that people use to identify themselves, Atheist TV is for them," Silverman announced in a speech at the launch party.
He noted that the number of non-believers in the United States is on the rise, making up as much as one-fifth of the population. Silverman then criticized TV channels that, despite those statistics, continue "kowtowing" to religious preferences. more >>
Julissa Bermudez is defending her best friend Adrienne Bailon against the public bashing of her ex-boyfriend's sisters, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian.
Bailon, the 30-year-old entertainer and co-host of "The Real" talk show, spoke out about her ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian as the most recent covergirl of Latina magazine. She revealed that filming her relationship for "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" almost hurt her career.
Since Rob, 27, has been battling with public emotional issues and excessive weight gain, his older sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney took to social media to speak out against Bailon's comments. Although none of her siblings made headlines for defending her, Bailon's best friend and fellow entertainer Bermudez, 30, spoke out against the Kardashians. more >>
Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris wanted to start their family soon after getting married, but they never planned on a medical crisis bringing them closer together. Pratt recently opened up about the birth of his premature son Jack and how it restored his faith in God.
"We were scared for a long time," Pratt said of the time his son Jack spent in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after being born nine weeks early. "We prayed a lot."
"It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really defined it," Pratt told People magazine. "The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect." more >>
Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson of the cable network's "The Real Story" has recently taken hits from film critics for her acting debut in "Persecuted," a new movie about a preacher-turned-fugitive who is framed for murder.
"I'm just cracking up at the critical reviews," she told the Hollywood Reporter. "The way in which they write the criticism is so transparent, because they automatically hit me for who I am."
The Christian Post recently interviewed Carlson via email to talk about the movie, her faith, and journalism. The interview is below. more >>
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had no love for HBO's deviantly hedonistic vampire show "True Blood" last Tuesday after the show mocked him and Texas Republicans as "a**holes" and "c*nts" then showed them being murdered mercilessly in a politically loaded episode wryly titled "Lost Cause".
The offensive July 20 episode of "True Blood" highlighted scenes depicted by the characters Eric Northman and Pam De Beaufort who are forced to attend a fictional gala for Sen. Cruz at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in search of a girl responsible for a vampire-killing disease.
As the vampires discuss plans to snatch the girl from the gala, another vampire and the girl's sister Amber Newlin tells them: "Security is going to be tight, and they only invite a**holes." more >>