Muslim actor Haaz Sleiman, set to play the title role in National Geographic Channel's upcoming "Killing Jesus" miniseries, has responded to critics who've questioned the choice of casting by calling for tolerance. Sleiman added that it's an honor to play Jesus, and that he doesn't believe Jesus would judge him for taking on the role.
"In Islam, we believe Jesus is a prophet and respect Him and follow His teachings and put Him beside the prophet Muhammad — a lot of people don't know that," Sleiman said, according to Entertainment Weekly. "As a person who was raised Muslim, it's an honor to play that. … Personally, I've been heavily shaped by his teachings."
Speaking of some of the controversy attached to a Muslim actor playing the role of Jesus, he said he doesn't believe Christ would judge him. more >>
Kit Harington, who is popularly known as Jon Snow in the hit TV series "Game of Thrones," is currently doing his rounds to promote his movie "Testament of Youth." During an interview it couldn't be helped that the 28-year-old English actor will be asked about what's in store for the fifth season of the fantasy drama.
"The thing I noticed this year is that they threw so much money at it, the set pieces were so huge, and I think it's going to be a pretty special season…There's one scene for me which took a month to film. It wasn't even the whole thing, it was one section," Harington told The Telegraph.
"On scale, it's definitely bigger. I don't think we can get more gruesome or naked, but I mean, on scale it's definitely bigger," the actor continued. more >>
Chris Soules started his journey of finding "the one" on the premiere of "The Bachelor" which aired on Monday, Jan. 5. On the first night, Soules had a tough job on his hands deciding who among the 30 women he should send home packing.
Britt, a waitress from Hollywood, was the first to arrive. As she exits the limo, she is seen with a "Free Hug" sign and gives Chris a very long hug. Whitney is next, and she declares Chris as "America's prince."
Reegan, a "donated tissue specialist," brings a cooler and opens it to reveal what appears to be a heart. "It's not real, it's a joke," she says. Chris plays along and says, "It's a good call. I might need an extra heart anyway." more >>
Fans of the horror anthology "American Horror Story: Freak Show" were certainly glad to know that the show is now ready to air the second half of its fourth season. However, recent cast rumors may quell the excitement as reports indicated that the program's two main stars will be off after the conclusion of "Freak Show."
Previous reports already pointed out that this season will be Jessica Lange's (Elsa Mars) last involvement with AHS. Now, according to Enstarz.com, Sarah Paulson, who plays Bette and Dot Tattler, might leave as well.
Paulson will be joining in Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's new offering "American Crime Story" as a prosecutor named Marcia Clark. more >>
The hit police procedural drama series "The Mentalist" is now back to air the second half of its seventh season in its new Wednesday primetime slot. Regardless of the show's airing schedule, fans are still looking forward for the thrill and action that Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and his company offers.
From where the show left off, viewers saw Patrick Jane and partner Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) re-opening a case involving the death an official's wife. Forward to the next episode, spoiler reports suggest that the next segment will focus on FBI agent Dennis Abbott (Rockmond Dunbar) looking into a "botched DEA raid."
A synopsis for episode 6 titled "Green Light" was posted on The Futon Critic and it reads: more >>
Lecrae announced another appearance on "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon this week, exciting fans eager to see a full solo performance on the late night program on Friday.
The "Nuthin" singer became the first Christian rapper to ever hit the late night television series last Sept. This Friday, Jan. 9, will mark Lecrae's second appearance alongside Fallon.