Come March 2014, American fans of the hit "Bible" television series will be able to swap their living room couches for concert seats. Following next year's release of "Son of God," a 16-city music tour based on themes from the show and movie will kick off.
Featuring Christian recording artists such as Natalie Grant, Francesca Battistelli and Sidewalk Prophets, The Bible 2014 Tour will open at Saddleback Church in California on March 20, and feature songs and imagery inspired by the mini-series and movie. Many of the show's almost month-long tour stops will be held at churches.
Roma Downey, one half of husband-wife executive producing team behind "The Bible" franchise, said that she expects the production to be a powerful experience for attendees. more >>
"Catching Fire," the new sequel to "The Hunger Games," opened this past weekend. It broke the November box office record with a staggering $161.1 million, and Christian reviewers say the sacrifices in the film prove remarkably similar to the deaths of early Christians in the Roman coliseum.
"I was struck by the level of sacrifice and strangely selfless heroism that we find in the film," Paul Asay, senior associate editor for Focus on the Family's review blog, Plugged In, told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. In his own review, Asay wrote "The premise and plot of The Hunger Games can recall for some the Church's earliest martyrs – those who took part in another bloody spectacle on the floor of the Roman Colosseum."
"Catching Fire," the sequel to "The Hunger Games" (2012), follows the story of Katniss Everdeen, a heroine who voluntarily sacrifices herself to save her sister from a bloody struggle where children must fight to the death. The gladiator-like battle, known as the "Hunger Games," was instituted to keep the colonies in the empire of "Pan Am" subservient. In the first film, Everdeen wins the games, along with Peeta Malark, a boy from her district. more >>
"Dancing with the Stars" Season 17 is rapidly drawing to a close with a two-part finale, which started on Monday.
Only four celebrity contestants remained in the competition for the mirrorball trophy at the beginning of the night- Jack Osbourne, Corbin Bleu, Amber Riley and Bill Engvall.
As a consistently low-scoring couple throughout the season, it came as no surprise that Engvall and his partner Emma Slater were sent home at the end of Monday's episode. more >>
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin responded for the first time to MSNBC host Martin Bashir's statement that perhaps someone should poop and urinate in her mouth, calling his remarks "vile" and "evil" and saying she is not affected by them and God has blessed her with a platform to defend herself.
"When a conservative woman says something that they're -- they take offense, they usually just kind of pooh-pooh it, laugh it off; it's no big deal," the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee told Fox News host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."
Bashir's remarks followed Palin's speech comparing the national debt to slavery while promoting her book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, at the annual Iowa Faith and Freedom Conference earlier this month. more >>
Teresa Giudice, the 41-year-old "Real Housewives Of New Jersey" star, has a message for her fans after it was announced that she and her husband Joe Giudice, 43, pleaded guilty to two new counts of fraud.
The Giudices pleaded not guilty to two new counts of fraud after being indicted on 39 counts of conspiracy to defraud lenders that were brought against them last summer. The new charges brought against the Giudices stem from a mortgage loan where Teresa allegedly falsified her job information, listing herself as a realtor who brought in $15,000 each month, according to NJ.com.
Teresa took to Twitter after her not guilty plea to let people know that she appreciated their support. more >>
Cynthia Bailey has recently revealed her prayer for fellow "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Porsha Stewart who is undergoing a very public divorce.
Stewart learned on Twitter that her estranged former NFL playing husband Kordell Stewart was divorcing her last March. Months after the news first broke, the 32-year-old reality television star now has a new outlook on love.
Bailey, the model turned modeling agency owner, took to her blog to reveal her thoughts about Porsha rising above the negativity of her divorce. more >>