A celebrity who publicly left the Church of Scientology has recently stated that she believes the controversial sect wants her "to fail" on the celebrity dance competition show "Dancing With the Stars."
Leah Remini, a television actress who is one of the contestants, told her professional dancing partner on Monday's episode that the Church of Scientology wants to make an example of her.
The Duck Dynasty's famously-nicknamed "Beardless Brother," Alan Robertson, surprised his 700 Club host, Terry Meeuwsen, earlier this week when he showed up--with facial hair.
Alan, who only joined the show in recent months, boasted a scruffy beard and joked that he had had to take a measure to prove he was a Robertson.
"I'm hanging by a thread in this family. Everybody knows that. I just found out about my heritage so I figured I better do a little something to hang on to what I have," said Alan. more >>
The animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA), has criticized the A&E hit reality television show, "Duck Dynasty," for promoting and popularizing hunting.
PETA Vice President Dan Mathews not only lambasted the family for normalizing the killing of animals, he also suggested that the show encouraged violent tendencies in would-be criminals.
"Hunting programs teach kids that violence is somehow acceptable, and according to law-enforcement agencies, violent and aggressive criminals often start out as kids who were encouraged to disrespect and harm animals rather than understanding and being in awe of them," Mathews told RadarOnline.com. more >>
"Paradise," a new film with an Oscar-winning cast, written and directed by Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for writing the 2007 film "Juno," opened in a handful of theaters and doesn't even make the list on the box office reports. Christian reviewers explained why, and one listed the 10 malicious – and ridiculous – lies it tells about followers of Jesus.
"I think it ended up as a fairly unreleasable film," Craig Detweiler, an author, filmmaker, cultural commentator, and associate professor of Communication at Pepperdine University, told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. "You can't attack the audience that you're potentially seeking and satirizing at the same time," Detweiler explained.
The film follows the story of Lamb, an ultra-conservative Christian girl from Montana whose fiancé dies in the plane wreck that nearly claims her own life. Seeking the fun time she was always denied as a Christian, she heads off to Las Vegas to experience the world. more >>
Best known as America's favorite uncle from A&E's most-watched reality television program, "Duck Dynasty," Silas Merritt Robertson reveals a number of personal stories about himself and his family in his often-hilarious book, Si-Cology 1 including seven things fans should know about the leading man.
1. Si's parents, Merritt and James Robertson, had seven children: Jimmy Frank, Harold, Judy, Tommy, Phil, Si and Jan. All of his brothers and sisters graduated from college and some obtained master's degrees.
2. Si is afraid of the dark. He never liked to go trick-or-treating, and to this day, sleeps with the TV on in his bedroom. more >>
Christian reviewers say the underlying theme behind the new hit ABC TV series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." reflects the way Jesus impacted the world through seemingly ordinary people who can do extraordinary things.
"I think S.H.I.E.L.D. celebrates the everday heroes getting caught in potentially extraordinary circumstances," Craig Detweiler, an author, filmmaker, cultural commentator, and associate professor of Communication at Pepperdine University, told CP on Monday. He even compared this underdog story to the tale of Jesus' disciples. "The foundations of the Christian Church begin with Jesus leading a team of outsiders who seemingly have no business challenging something as massive as the Roman Empire."
"Yet acts of courage, service, and bravery can undermine the mightiest of armies," Detweiler added. The Pepperdine professor explained that while the show's director, Joss Whedon, is known for rejecting faith in God, people of faith are often drawn to his work. more >>