"Son of God" and "The Bible" actor Diogo Morgado, who played Jesus, has landed his next acting role as a mysterious character in the upcoming CW sci-fi pilot "The Messengers."
The Hollywood Reporter reported on Wednesday that Morgado will portray a character referred to as The Man, who is "a mysterious figure who wakes up naked and burned in the desert and sets out on a mission to provide some answers about the strange events." The plot of the show, which will be directed by Stephen Williams and will be filmed in Albuquerque, N.M., centers around a mysterious object that crashes on Earth and a group of strangers who are tasked with preventing the apocalypse.
This will be the Portuguese actor's first regular acting role in an American series. more >>
An LGBT advocacy group has expressed its concern that several "Duck Dynasty" cast members will attend the Iowa State Fair later this summer.
Willie, Korie and Si Robertson are scheduled to speak about their television show and family on Aug. 10. However, despite the fact that family patriarch, Phil Robertson, who was criticized in December for his remarks about homosexuality and temporarily suspended from the show, has not been invited, an LGBT activist group said it was "disheartened" with the fair organizers' decision.
"At this time, however, Willie, Korie, and Si Robertson are the only scheduled presenters," Donna Red Wing, the executive director of One Iowa said in a statement. "Patriarch Phil Robertson was quoted in an interview with GQ for his hurtful remarks regarding LGBT people, in addition to comments made about the Jim Crow South." more >>
Matthew McConaughey, winner of the Academy's "Best Actor" award, gave homage to God for his victory on Sunday evening, a move that few make in acceptance speeches, according to a graphic by The Associated Press. Voices in Christian media praised his speech, arguing that it took courage.
"First off I want to thank God because that's who I look up to," McConaughey, who won the "Best Actor" award for his portrayal of AIDS patient Ron Woodruff in "Dallas Buyers Club," declared at the Academy Awards on Sunday. McConaughey added that God has "graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human hand." Before thanking his wife, children, mother, and late father, the actor quoted late British Actor Charlie Laughton – "When you got God, you got a friend and that friend is you."
Dan Gainor, vice president of business and culture for the Media Research Center, argued that this speech "breaks the mold of what Hollywood's image of Christians is." According to a graphic by AP, Academy Award winners thank many people, but God is not usually on the top of their list. More frequently, they thank the Academy, their spouse, mother, father, children, and management – in that order. more >>
Marlo Hampton, the socialite who became popular on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is revealing how she and the show's resident Miss USA Kenya Moore became friends after questions arose about the pair's union.
Hampton,38, revealed that "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star and her former friend NeNe Leakes introduced her to Moore after inviting her on a trip to a vineyard on the show.
"It was just good energy. That's when we met and I invited her to the BCBG fashion show. NeNe was coming with me originally, but she wasn't getting into New York until the next day," Hampton told S2S Magazine recently. "While we were there at the vineyard, I said, 'Kenya, I invited NeNe to come with me to the BCBG fashion show in New York, but if she can't make it, can you come and join me…?' NeNe wasn't able to make it. I texted Kenya, and she met me there." more >>
Tina Campbell, one half of the gospel music duo Mary Mary, is speaking up in defense of her sister Erica Campbell's decision to post an image of herself in a controversial white dress that she posted on Instagram last year.
While Erica, 41, was not showing any skin in her white turtleneck dress, the hip hugging garment did accentuate the gospel singer's curves. After her Instagram photograph received some backlash, Erica spoke about people recognizing their beauty in God.
Although Erica was publicly defended by fellow gospel singer Yolanda Adams, her sister and fellow group member Tina, 39, recently had some things to say about the issue. more >>
Catholic actress and star of the upcoming movie, "Mom's Night Out," Patricia Heaton has said that the media often falls victim to pejoratively stereotyping Christians, rather than portraying them as real people.
"You know, my older sister is a Dominican nun, and nuns are always portrayed as weird, sexually repressed, old maids who are bitter. Listen, I went to Catholic school, there are a few of those, but the Dominican sisters that I know are lovely, lovely ladies," Heaton told The Blaze. "So I think there has been this idea out there and the media kind of runs with it, portrays Christians as bad guys."
Heaton also suggested that despite Hollywood's "godless" reputation, the entertainment industry she has interacted with has helped her own faith grow. more >>