Kirk Franklin is known as a gospel musician but he is gearing up to co-host the second season of the Game Show Network's The American Bible Challenge and recently spoke about his hopes for the show and what he believes people will take from the experience.
The game show is scheduled to premiere on March 21 and invites individuals who believe they are versed in the Holy Bible to answer questions challenging their knowledge. While the winners of the series receive over $100,000 in awards, the funds will be presented to charitable organizations of their choice.
Franklin recently opened up about his role on the show in an interview with Essence magazine. more >>
Mark Burnett, producer of the History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries, which has skyrocketed to record-breaking ratings since its premiere on Sunday, said in a previous interview that "weird things happened during filming" of the show, and he believes "the hand of God" was helping to complete the series.
Burnett's miniseries gained a whopping 14.8 million viewers for its season premiere on Sunday, making it the no. 1 cable television event of the year.
Before the series premiered, however, Burnett predicted the show's success in a recently published interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying that a number of strange incidences happened during filming which possibly pointed to divine intervention. more >>
Curtis Finch Jr., a 24-year-old "American Idol" contestant, left judges praising God after his rendition of "I Believe I Can Fly" on the Fox singing competition Wednesday night.
Finch is a St. Louis, Mo. native who made his appearance on the singing competition with his rendition of the gospel song "God Is Able." He managed to bring the judges to their feet during the men's semifinal portion of the competition on season 12 of the show.
Keith Urban, an "American Idol" judge and country music singer-songwriter, told Finch that he brought something godly to the competition after his performance. more >>
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have given thanks as they celebrate the success of their "Bible" series premiere on Sunday.
Sunday marked the no. 1 cable television event of the year, as 14.8 million viewers tuned into the "Bible" series.
"We know God moved last night," Downey said in a statement on Monday. "People of all denominations showed the power that can be unleashed in our culture when we band together, individual believers with a shared purpose and vision. The world is won when the church is one." more >>
A notable actor in film and television has stated that the Hollywood entertainment industry is full of the "least tolerant people" in the country.
Kevin Sorbo, star of television programs like "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Andromeda," recently told the hosts of "Fox & Friends" about the climate of Hollywood.
"I certainly get into trouble in Hollywood for the some of the things I say but I am one of the true independent voices in Hollywood," said Sorbo. "I look at both sides of the aisle, look at who's going to really help this country … things aren't going that great right now. I think that's very obvious to most people." more >>
The highly anticipated 10-hour miniseries "The Bible" hit the ratings jackpot on Sunday when it premiered on the History Channel, garnering over 13 million viewers in the U.S., making it the No. 1 scripted program on television.
"The Bible" miniseries, created by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, earned a 6.7 household rating/10 share on Nielsen Ratings' overnight report, according to Variety, thus beating CBS' "The Good Wife" and even CBS' "60 Minutes," which came out on top for the broadcast networks with 11.9 million.
Additionally, for much of last night, the television show was trending on both Twitter and Google. more >>