UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — At Movieguide's 24th annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, Dolly Parton was awarded the Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2015 for her NBC TV movie "Coat of Many Colors," a story about her upbringing in rural Tennessee around the time she was 9 years old.
"I really wanted to celebrate the people, my whole family, who made me who and what I am today. I'm so blessed and thankful for a great cast, producers, director, and for everyone who watched and I'm extremely thankful to the Movieguide Awards for this honor," Parton said.
During an evening celebrating family-friendly entertainment, "War Room" came away with the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie of 2015. The event, held at the Universal Hilton last Friday, will be telecast Monday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, Feb. 24 on the REELZChannel. more >>
Reality star Maddie Ziegler may be planning to leave reality show "Dance Moms" after season 6, based on the latest rumors.
In the last few seasons of "Dance Moms," some dancers, such as Chloe Lukasiak and Brooke and Paige Hyland, have left the dance reality show. Now, rumor has it that Maddie Ziegler and her sister Mackenzie will also take a bow from the series, according to Inquisitr.
While "Dance Moms" has not yet confirmed Maddie's departure from the show, her family had reportedly told the cast about the plan during a taping. It is worth noting that she has been absent frequently in season 6 because of her other commitments outside of the show. more >>
The Disney animated series "Gravity Falls" will be saying farewell to the small screen after it airs its final episode on February 15 on Disney XD. But according to its creator, Alex Hirsch, this will not be the last that fans will see the series. According to Movie News Guide, Hirsch talked about the series and its beloved characters living on beyond the TV show.
This is going to be possible through the appearance of the show's character in another form. Disney Publishing recently shared the news that they will be publishing an issue of the Journal which focuses on "Gravity Falls," titled "Gravity Falls: Journal 3." The publication will be available in July 2016, according to the report.
The journal is said to be an "important part" of the story of "Gravity Falls" and it is currently open for pre-orders for fans who want to make sure they get a copy of the book. The report also mentioned another piece of news that an interactive game is in the works that will allow players to play as twins Dipper and Mabel as they try to save the world from the supernatural forces that they encounter. The game is said to be titled "Gravity Falls: Take Back the Falls." According to a post on The Slanted, the game will be launched on WATCH Disney XD sometime mid-February. more >>
Model, actor, and singer Tyrese Gibson is known for his racy music and his role in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, but the R&B singer recently took to Instagram to credit Christ for the "influence" he has on others and to declare that he lacks nothing because of Jesus.
Gibson tends to make the most of social media by frequently posting comments and videos about his views on happenings in popular culture. Lately his online platforms are being used more and more to share his faith. In a recent Instagram post he revealed that his success is not the reason for his wealth.
"Every show while I'm singing I'm praying, when I lift my hands I am thanking the Lord Jesus Christ for the God given stage of influence he has given me," Gibson wrote. more >>
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel mocked Republican presidential candidates in a "What Would Jesus Say?" skit by having an actor portraying Jesus repeat some of the controversial comments they've made during campaign events.
On "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last week, the TV host chided some of the candidates who often reference their faith to appeal to evangelical voters.
Both Republican and Democratic candidates have spoken about their religious beliefs as they rallied supporters on the campaign trail. Last Monday, for example, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, opened his speech after winning the Iowa caucuses by saying: "God bless the great state of Iowa. Let me first of all say, to God be the glory." more >>
A teaser for "Daredevil" season 2 has finally been released and the short clip hints that The Punisher could be featured in the next installment of the Netflix series.
Over the weekend, a short teaser clip for "Daredevil" season 2 was posted on the series' official Twitter account. The video shows a costumed vigilante and The Punisher's voice at the end, according to BGR.
It is worth noting that the teaser bears a Chinese New Year theme, because the date it was released coincides with the actual occasion on Feb. 8. It remains to be seen if the theme will have anything to do with the actual plot of the story, the report relays. more >>