"Little People, Big World" star Jacob Roloff has come under fire for comments made about Christians, the Christian tradition, and his own disbelief.
"The only thing I did to 'practice my faith' was be in a Christian family, go to a Christian school (no other option), and call myself a Christian because I was never shown anything else," Roloff said through his ask.fm account. "I'm saying I've never practiced being a Christian. I can't remember ever praying, I did just enough to get by in a Christian school without being looked down upon. I'm not saying I'm atheist, that's you guys. I'm just not a Christian."
It's a radical difference from the beliefs of his older brother Jeremy, who married last week, and his own parents. Jacob was criticized for slamming the beliefs of his new sister-in-law, Audrey, who is a fervent Christian and posted several comments about her faith and feelings toward God and Jesus Christ. She also thanked God for bringing her and Jeremy together. Jacob, however, posted comments disparaging her faith in God. more >>
National Geographic has revealed the star-studded and diverse cast of its upcoming television production of the bestselling book, Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard that is slated for a world premiere in 2015.
According to a press release from the National Geographic Channel, the main cast includes: Haaz Sleiman ("The Visitor") in the title role as Jesus, Stephen Moyer ("True Blood") as Pontius Pilate and Kelsey Grammer ("Partners," "Boss") as King Herod (see below for an expanded cast list).
Dubbed as a "global television event," the NGC production dramatizes the popular book based on the events leading up to the death of whom O'Reilly has called "the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth." more >>
Anna Duggar, wife of eldest Duggar son Josh, and her sister Priscilla Walker have released a video about courting, marriage, and general relationship advice, citing their religious beliefs above all else.
Anna spoke about how her sister waited to court her husband David because she was busy serving the Lord. The two discussed the importance of prayer before, during, and after the courtship and in marriage. David even asked Josh for Priscilla's father's phone number to ask if they could court; David chose to court Priscilla because of her servant-like spirit.
"Wait for God's best and pray for your future spouse, that he would have a vision for God and a desire to serve the Lord. It was special—when David asked me to breakfast that first morning of our courtship—he bought me 25 roses. Someone counseled me and told me that a wedding day would come and go but to focus on all those other times. That shouldn't be the passion—don't wait for someone to sweep you off of your feet. It's been the best three years of my life," Priscilla exclaimed. more >>
Actor and director Ben Affleck slammed atheist HBO host Bill Maher's continued criticism of Islam during an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher," calling his views on the religion "gross, racist, disgusting."
The heated debate occurred during a panel on the show that touched on topics including Islamic extremism, and also featured atheist author Sam Harris; Michael Steele, the former chair of the Republican National Committee; and Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof.
"Freedom of speech, freedom to practice any religion you want without fear of violence, freedom to leave a religion, equality for women, equality for minorities, including homosexuals, these are liberal principles that liberals applaud for, but then when you say in the Muslim world this is what's lacking, then they get upset," Maher pointed out. more >>
"Longmire" is a crime drama television series which first premiered on Jun. 3, 2012 on the A&E channel. The series is based on the "Walt Longmire Mysteries" mystery novels written by best-selling author Craig Johnson. After the premiere of its third season which ran from June 2 through Aug. 4 of 2014, the show was cancelled.
While the show is certainly not going to get a fourth season soon, Warner Horizon Television – the ones producing the series – is shopping it to other networks. Afterwards, the series might get a fourth season but until then, the show is cancelled.
Of course, its fan base is passionate enough to be demanding a fourth season and while there are interested parties who are more than willing to see a fourth season happen, one person doesn't seem to be surprised about the possibility of a fourth season not happening. more >>
Hit supernatural drama series "Grimm" is now weeks away before it kicks off for its fourth season with its premiere episode entitled "Thanks for the Memories," slated to air this coming Friday, Oct. 24, at 9 p.m. on NBC.
"Grimm" Season 4 will pick up right where the previous chapter has left off. Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) lost his Wesen-spotting Grimm powers as a result of a potion and an intimate encounter with Adalind Schade (Claire Coffee).
He needs to rely on Trubel (Jacqueline Toboni), another descendant of the Grimm line who is quite rebellious and impulsive, "yet [a] good intentioned young woman." more >>