Emmanuelle Chriqui, known for playing the character Sloan in the hit HBO series "Entourage," recently spoke about the upcoming movie based on the show and expressed great enthusiasm for the project's release during an interview with The Christian Post.
Speaking to CP about her role in the upcoming National Geograpic mini-series "Killing Jesus," Chriqui also gushed over the "Entourage" movie that will be released in theaters throughout the U.S. in June and features a plethora of cameos from Hollywood stars.
"I think it's amazing, I think people are going to love it," Chriqui told CP. "It's the best version of the show." more >>
Less than two weeks shy of the Easter Sunday premiere of "A.D. – The Bible Continues" on NBC, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett offered additional insight into the pivotal scene of Jesus' crucifixion in the highly-anticipated series.
While "A.D." will be family-friendly, the Biblically-based series features Jesus' grisly death on the cross in what Downey says is a contrast between light and dark. The "Touched by an Angel" star and her husband produced "A.D." with help from their company, Lightworkers, which helped to carefully portray the darkness of the crucifixion as well as the light in Jesus rising from the dead.
"Of course, light moves throughout the Bible, but it shines brightest when we understand that it's often because it's set in the darkest of times," Downey told The Christian Post. "The crucifixion is clearly one of the most gruesome, darkest moments in the story, and we wanted to show what Jesus went through. I don't think that any of it is gratuitous, but it is painful to watch. But it contrasted against what is the light and magnificence and the promise of the resurrection." more >>
The Bible is a messy book to read. If it were a movie it would more than likely be rated R. Jefferson Bethke touches on something so many Christians tend to avoid.
Many people get confused because they feel the Bible is this perfect book that is full of good. But, that's not it. It's full of broken people, just like all of us. No one is a perfect human being, we all have flaws. It's a truly inspirational reminder this Easter. God creates beauty from our brokenness and that is where the Bible plays a strong role. If we forgive others, along with ourselves, we can always change for the better. This spoken word is a must-see!
Check out this reminder about the Bible being messy below: more >>
On Fri., March 27, the Smithsonian Channel will air a special documentary telling the true story of the siege of Masada, which inspired the story behind CBS' "The Dovekeepers."
Candida Moss, Professor of Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity at the University of Notre Dame, emphasized the importance Masada, the 1st century battle between the Roman army and the Jewish people in a statement released to the public.
"We should care about Masada because it's one of the most important battles in western civilization," Moss said. "It might seem like this is just a battle about 900 people versus the Romans, but it's actually a story that becomes particularly important for Jewish courage and identity." more >>
Maddie Ziegler, one of the members of the Abby Lee Dance Company otherwise known as ALDC, had a chance of lifetime when she danced in not just one, but two music videos of the pop artist Sia recently. While her first performance in the video "Chandelier" was praised, it seems that her second one in "Elastic Heart" opposite Shia Lebouf was not as palatable. Especially critical was dance mom Cathy Nesbitt-Stein, who also owns and operates the Candy Apples Dance Center.
Stein was shown in one of the promotional clips for the upcoming episode saying, "I did see it. I almost threw up." In a second promotional clip, she implicitly criticized Maddie's mom, saying: "I don't think that many parents out there would allow that."
Cathy is not only mom who had something to say about the video. Melanie Huelsman tells Maddie's mom Melissa Gisoni and Abby in the first promotional video "I would be embarrassed of the video that your daughter was in." more >>
After six seasons of great music, triumphs and tragedies, make-ups and break-ups, "Glee" ended its run with a two-hour finale which featured a flashback to how it all started, what became of the Glee club members in 2020, and an emotional tribute to Cory Monteith.
The episode opened with a flashback to 2009, which showed a bullied Kurt and later, Rachel and Kurt singing together. In the flashback, Mercedes cries after losing the first glee club solo to Rachel, so she runs and goes to a church to cry. A woman comforts her and predicts that she and Rachel will be very good friends one day.
At a glee club meeting, they all talk about Finn and were on the verge of voting him out of the club, but then the New Directions start talking about how nice he really is. We also get a repeat of the pilot's "Don't Stop Believing" number, with Finn and the rest of the group, and we're all reminded how the club began. more >>