The four oldest Duggar girls of the popular TLC reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" share never-before-told stories about how their family applies biblical principles to guide them through all of life's challenges in their new book, Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships, which is out this week.
In their book, Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger share the life lessons they've learned from their parents and mentors in an effort to better the lives of teenagers who are struggling with relationships and social pressures.
Each chapter of their book deals with relationships – parents, siblings, internal struggles, friends, dating, social and cultural pressures; how everyone can impact their communities and country by getting involved in politics; and how having a servant's heart and working in missions can transform people's lives. more >>
"Preachers Daughters," is back for a second season on Lifetime with two new families and more drama that will surely shock many critics with excessive drinking, cursing, smoking, partying and coming to Jesus moments all packed into one hour episodes.
However, the preachers and their daughters featured on the docu-soap insist that the series is not coming back for another season in order to shame the church, but to help people. While the Coleman and Koloff families are back for another season, the Perrys will not return, which the show's executive producer Adam Reed said was a mutual decision.
While Reed told The Christian Post that the production team and the network, "collectively felt that a lot of (the Perry family's) story had been told" last season, the Elliott and Cassidy families have come onto the show promising viewers a new perspective from preachers' daughters. more >>
"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 >>