The trailer for Aaron McGruder's upcoming live-action comedy series "Black Jesus" has been making the rounds on the Internet since last Friday, and some Christians are anything but amused by what the Adult Swim network was teasing as "the most anticipated comeback in history." At least one "violently offended" Illinois pastor, in addition to the activist network One Million Moms, has issued a clarion call for Christians to pressure the network to drop "The Boondocks" creator's new program before it even airs next month.
McGruder's "Black Jesus" features Christianity's revered and central figure living in Compton, California, and going about a "daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers," according to a press release from Adult Swim.
Although two trailers released over the weekend show Jesus (played by Gerald "Slink" Johnson), talking faith and salvation to his neighbors and spearheading efforts for a community garden, "Black Jesus" also shows the faux messiah dropping four-letter expletives and being accused of "smoking all the f------ weed," in addition to being shot at and getting carjacked. more >>
Zendaya Coleman is reacting to the news that Alex Shipp is now taking over the role of the late singer Aaliyah after the former dropped out of the Lifetime film.
Shipp, 23, is an actress and singer who starred in Nickelodeon's show "House of Anubis" along with other programs such as "Victorious," "Switched At Birth" and "Awkward." While she is gearing up to star in Nick Cannon's "Drumline 2: A New Beat," talk show host Wendy Williams recently announced that she will executive produce an Aaliyah biopic where Shipp was recently cast as the star.
"I'm excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah," Williams tweeted. more >>
Apollo Nida has asked for God to forgive him and is relying on the grace of God to help him get through an upcoming prison sentence for the sake of his sons.
Nida has received an eight-year prison sentence for allegedly creating fake businesses, false bank accounts and using stolen checks while defrauding automotive lenders. The 35-year-old fitness guru became famous after appearing on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" as attorney Phaedra Parks' husband.
The fitness guru appeared on BE100 Radio's STFU show recently where he was candid about his troubled marriage and God's grace. After he was questioned about the likelihood of his marriage surviving jail, Nida admitted he was not happy with his wife for skipping his sentencing earlier this month. more >>
Teresa Giudice is revealing why July has been one of the hardest months of her life.
Teresa's husband Joe's father, Frank Giudice, collapsed at their home which led to his untimely death last month, and the couple has found themselves in legal trouble that could result in jail time and deportation. Teresa and her husband Joe pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges in a New Jersey federal court.
While the pair featured on "Real Housewives of New Jersey" will not be sentenced until September, Joe faces a potential deportation or 37 to 46 months in jail, while Teresa faces 21 to 27 months. However, it seems the untimely death of Joe's father Frank is weighing heavier on the heart of Teresa's family. more >>
Controversial televangelist Pat Robertson recently advised a mother to investigate any possible occult connections her family might have had in order to help cure her son of an illness.
On the Monday episode of "The 700 Club" during the "Bring It On" segment, Robertson was asked a question by a mother identified as "Dianne."
Khloe Kardashian is sounding off on people who criticize her for posting Bible verses on her social media account.
Kardashian, the 30-year-old fashionista and star of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," recently posted a biblical message on Instagram from what looks to be a devotional book.
"You say 'It's impossible.' God says 'All things are possible with Me' (Matthew 19:26)," the message in the form of a photograph of a page in a book reads. more >>