Every time comedian and talk show host Bill Maher blasts Christianity, calls Christians idiots, or describes God as a "psychopathic mass murderer" the web lights up. Religious news sites, or the Christian section of secular media, carry the story with headlines expressing "shock," and their readers dutifully respond with hysterical blog posts by the thousands.
His abrasive comments become the big subject on Christian radio and TV programs, and callers express outrage. All of which is exactly what Maher wants.
In a media-driven culture, it doesn't take insightful questions, great talent, or intellectual depth to get on the radar. All it takes is shock. Shock built careers for people like Howard Stern, Russell Brand, and Madonna. It's surprising to me that it still works, but the shock train rolls on. Based on his media persona, Bill Maher appears to be an incompetent theologian, a fairly hateful person, and an average comedian. But he's a master communicator. He understands how to push buttons and get a response – and he does it with regularity. Ratings of his show low? Nail Christians. Viewers tired of watching him? Say something shocking about God. more >>
April Hernandez opened up about her job as co-host of "100 Huntley Street" and what it means to her faith while speaking to The Christian Post recently.
The brand new series "100 Huntley Street" is based on Canada's longest-running daily talk show, and Crossroads Media Group created both the U.S. and Canadian versions of the moving series. Each week, guests stop by that include celebrities, experts and other remarkable individuals who share their inspirational stories, personal challenges and issues, as well as faith and Bible application during the program.
Hernandez serves alongside Eric Metaxas as co-host on "100 Huntley Street," which debuted March 9. The actress first rose to fame with her role in 2007's film "Freedom Writers" opposite of Hilary Swank, and she has also appeared on television series such as "Dexter," "ER," "Person of Interest" and "Law & Order," among others. However, Hernandez admitted that no other job has fulfilled her more than cho-hosting "100 Huntley Street." more >>
Evelyn Lozada seems to already have a plan to lose her baby weight.
Lozada, the 38-year-old "Basketball Wives" star and entrepreneur, gave birth to her son Carl Lee Crawford jr, whom she shares with fiance L.A. Dodgers star Carl Crawford. Less than two weeks after giving birth, Lozada revealed that she is embarking on a 30 day journey aimed at helping her shed excess weight.
After posting an image of an exercise machine on Instagram, Lozada revealed that she is already ready to get back in the gym. more >>
Katherine Webb announced her engagement to A.J. McCarron along with a photo of her brand-new diamond ring via Twitter on Friday, March 28.
"WE'RE ENGAGEDDD!!!!," the former Miss Alabama 2012 posted to the social media site.
Furthermore, Webb informed her more than 3K Twitter followers that her fiancé custom designed the room. more >>
Porsha Williams job on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" could be in trouble after an argument with her fellow cast member Kenya Moore turned violent recently.
The Bravo television series producers reportedly have a zero tolerance policy for violence after a brawl involving Apollo Nida and Brandon DeShazer took place earlier in season six of the show. While the decision to cut Williams, 32, from the cast has not been officially made, TMZ is reporting that sources close to the situation believe she is on the chopping block after recent events.
Williams, 32, reportedly got into a physical fight with fellow cast member and 43-year-old former beauty queen Kenya Moore during the Bravo TV reality television series' reunion special. After Moore continued to mock Williams' public divorce from former NFL player Kordell Stewart, Radar Online is reporting that the latter went into attack mode. more >>
The actor who plays Modern Family's Phil Dunphy recently credited the Emmy award winning television show with softening the hearts of conservatives toward gay marriage.
Ty Burrell told U.K. newspaper The Telegraph that he was heartened by how Modern Family, which features a same-sex couple with an adopted daughter, had found such a following among conservatives.
"This is probably a little overwrought, but I do actually think the writers are making the world a better place," Burrell said. "It's one of my favorite things about the show. I love it when I talk to conservatives and they're describing all three couples, and they never mention that one of them is gay. That's the brilliance of the writing. In a completely unaggressive, apolitical way, they are showing this couple as completely normal dealing with ordinary stuff. The banality of it is the most revolutionary thing." more >>