Prepare to jam out this holiday season to tunes sung by the Duck Dynasty crew. "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas," hits stores today, featuring songs both by stars of the reality television show and already established country and folks music stars.
Performing on the Christmas record are Missy, Uncle Si, Phil and Sadie, along with well-known musicians like George Strait, Josh Turner, Luke Bryan and Alison Krauss.
Those wanting to test the waters of the new album can listen to its first release, "Ragin' Cajun Redneck Christmas," below. In the song, the Robertson's remind their fans of the holiday's true meaning, "You can't buy me nothing I ain't got / Some folks wanna to know what it's really for, / Down here, we know it's about the Lord." more >>
Late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL) poked fun at U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Obama administration's response to internet problems associated with Obamacare's sign-up website, healthcare.gov.
"A lot of folks have been talking about our new healthcare enrollment website – how it's been crashing and freezing and shutting down and stalling and not working and breaking and sucking," a parody Sebelius announces with a smile. She then proceeds to list "friendly tips" to help Americans deal with the widely-reported "glitches."
"Have you tried starting your computer?" the fake Sebelius asks nonchalantly. Going into completely unnecessary detail, she adds "sometimes it helps to turn the computer off and turn it back on." Deep in thought, the parody secretary giggles and shrugs her shoulders – "we don't know why, it just does." more >>
Bishop Clarence McClendon of Full Harvest International Church is clearing up some misconceptions about him that were showcased on the Oxygen docu-series "Preachers of L.A."
McClendon and his co-star on the show, the minister and gospel singer Deitrick Haddon, engaged in a heated debate when the latter accused the Bishop of focusing more on traveling with an unnecessary entourage than preaching the gospel. Although the debate ended with McClendon leaving out of frustration about the heated exchange, he recently explained his point of view on the matter a bit more.
"Jesus didn't have a mega church, but he had 12 disciples. Some people would refer to that as entourage, but these were men who were trained to assist Jesus in his ministry assignment," McClendon told Hip Hollywood recently. "So the people that I have travel with me have a function in my ministry assignment. The thing that I cleared up and wanted cleared up was that the people I travel with, my ministry pays for those people, they are covered by Clarence McClendon Ministries." more >>
Noah, Moses, Jesus and Mary — and possibly even Cain and Abel, too, will all have their stories re-told by some of Hollywood's biggest names as filmmakers find themselves once again turning to the Bible for inspiration — and to the U.S. Christian market's more than 90 million evangelicals for a profit.
Before Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's smash hit "The Bible" series aired on The History Channel earlier this year, there were already rumors and reports that director Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan," "The Wrestler") was working on "Noah." Director Ridley Scott also had spilled the beans in an Esquire interview the year prior about his designs for a new telling of Moses, and about his disdain for religion, that would rival Warner Brothers' "Gods and Kings," another Moses epic reportedly being considered by director Ang Lee since Steven Spielberg dropped the project.
Hollywood husband-and-wife duo Burnett ("Survivor," "The Voice") and Downey ("Touched by an Angel") broke ratings records this Spring for the History Channel by drawing more than 100 million viewers to the cable network's telecast of "The Bible" series. The five-part miniseries also became the top-selling TV series of all time across Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD formats, a boon for distributor 20th Century Fox. The groundbreaking TV project was even nominated for three Emmy awards, which Downey perceived as acknowledgement of the quality of the series. more >>
Miss Kay, the matriarch of the Robertson family whose cooking is a staple on A&E's mega-hit reality television show "Duck Dynasty," spoke to The Christian Post about fame, faith and her new cookbook, Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, and Food – Bringing Our Home to Your Table, that will be released on Nov. 5.
In her book, Miss Kay shares her family's favorite recipes that busy parents can use to lure their children to the dinner table and create lasting memories. Of course, Miss Kay isn't only known for her cooking, she's also known for instilling a love for Jesus Christ in her four sons, and for trusting that He would lead her husband, Phil, to seek salvation and restore their family.
Even though Phil is known for having toured the country for many years to preach his message about faith, family and ducks – which includes talking points about the U.S. Constitution and being pro-life – their sons, Alan, Willie, Jase and Jep publicly credit Miss Kay for making Jesus Christ No. 1 in their lives. more >>
Evelyn Lozada, the 37-year-old star of "Basketball Wives," is explaining why she refused to take part in this season's reunion show after media headlines surfaced about the special episode from past seasons would be canceled.
After much of her storyline in season five of the show revolved around a domestic dispute between she and ex-husband Chad Johnson, Lozada let it be known that she was tired of speaking about the former NFL star.
"I just feel it's a little unfair for all parties involved including family to keep reliving the incident," Lozada told blogger B. Scott recently. "I don't want to keep beating a dead horse! I just want to move on with my life and I'm sure he does too. This happened over a year ago… so old news." more >>