Webster's dictionary defines perversion: "the process of improperly changing something that is good; sexual behavior that people think is not normal or natural." Tragically, both of these definitions apply to a young girl named Miley Cyrus who needs prayers and counsel before she self-destructs.
Recently we took my 90-year-old mother-in-law to the Johnny Cash museum in Nashville. As a young performer he got entangled in a lifestyle of drug abuse which would have undoubtedly destroyed him had he not repented and returned to his Christian roots.
Miley's father, Billy Ray Cyrus, also followed a similar path. Raised by a charismatic minister, he exploded on the music scene with a global blockbuster, "Achy Breaky Heart," but the adulation seduced him onto destructive paths until he repented. Getting back on track he later recorded a gospel album. more >>
I watched a video this morning that I'm ashamed to say I viewed. No, it wasn't pornography — at least not the kind of pornography we typically think of. The video was the live shooting of two television journalists as they were reporting in Virginia.
At the time, I saw the post on Twitter, which noted "unexplained shooting noises." When I watched the clip, I assumed there was gunshots around them and that the journalist and her interviewee had ducked for cover. It wasn't until much later that I learned that what I had seen was a cold-blooded murder, streaming across my Twitter feed.
There's much debate right now as to whether news sources should show the video, or whether people should watch it on their social media feeds. Many respected voices are calling this the equivalent of a "snuff film," the sort of twisted video that feeds into morbidity and bloodlust. The killer himself recorded the bloodshed on his phone and immediately posted their deaths onto social media, where thousands, and perhaps millions of people, could watch it again and again. more >>
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" (RHOA) is probably still a long way from the premiere of its eighth season, but Bravo executive Andy Cohen still has not revealed the cast members but instead confirmed that they will announce the cast a few weeks before the show begins.
In a "Watch What Happens Live" video, Cohen said he does not know the details about the show's cast but revealed that fans will know the lineup of the RHOA six weeks before the season 8 premieres. As the reality show is already filming for its next installation, new information have come up about a Housewife making her comeback, according to Christian Today.
Sheree Whitfield already left the show after its fourth season, but TMZ reports that she will once again join the cast of RHOA. Marlo Hampton, also one of the housewives, will also make appearances as a Housewife pal. more >>
The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (RHONJ) once captured viewers' attention in 2009 with its unabashed show of wealth and constant slandering amid the aftermath of the global financial crisis. However, the reality show is reportedly in trouble for lack of "authenticity," leading to an unlikely seventh season.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice's compulsory stay at the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury, Connecticut has evidently affected the franchise. Season 6 was a failure because Bravo did not let the RHONJ stars "sugar-coat" their situation when real life became so messed up, according to NJ.com.
When RHONJ debuted in May 2009, the viewers were attracted to it mainly because it allowed them to express both their envious and judgmental sides, especially when it came to the stars' gaudy taste in stuff. But the situation shifted in late 2010 when Joe and Teresa Giudice filed for bankruptcy and their still lavish televised lifestyle did not match what the news said about them. more >>
It's time to take out those dancing shoes again as "Dancing with the Stars" is coming back to the television for Season 21. The long-time dance competition is opening their doors again to famous personalities to let them show their groove and moves. With previous seasons winners like Rumer Willis, Alfonso Ribeiro and Meryl Davis, the show is currently in the works of casting stars who may be the next one to take home the mirror ball trophy.
Famous people like Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza and actress Bindi Irwin have already been confirmed to be part of the upcoming show. The latest addition to the list is Backstreet Boys heartthrob Nick Carter. According to ET, Carter had already been asked several times to join the dance show but it was only this season that finally made him say "yes" to ABC.
The site revealed that the person who influenced Carter was his friend, Joey Fatone, from rival boyband NSYNC. Fatone had competed on seasons 4 and 15. more >>
"Game of Thrones" season 5 finale has been the most watched episode of all the season. It's no wonder that the new season is already building up speculation even when its premiere is not until 10 months from now.
However, it seems that George R.R. Martin won't be waiting for the premiere of season 6 to reveal a possible major spoiler. The writer has never been one to shy away from fan questions and express his opinions. Recently, a correspondence with one of the fans on his blog had him, purposely or accidentally, slip a big detail.
According to Screenrant, a fan asked Martin directly if Stannis Baratheon was alive or dead, in which the author replied, "In my books? Alive, beyond a doubt." Viewers who would choose to dwell on this fact are inclined to think that Stannis may not have exactly died in Brienne's hands. After all, it wasn't fully shown that he died, only with the last show of Brienne lifting her sword up and then blacking out. more >>