Michelle Obama's all-star girl power anthem "This Is for My Girls" reached the No. 1 slot on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 on Wednesday, March 16.
The track, which features a powerhouse assembly of female artists including Missy Elliott, Kelly Rowland, Kelly Clarkson, Zendaya, Janelle Monae, Lea Michele, Jadagrace, and Chloe & Halle, was written by Grammy Award winner Diane Warren.
Warren and the First Lady released the catchy charity single on Tuesday, March 15, during South by Southwest. Obama was in Austin for SXSW, where she talked about the "Let Girls Learn" campaign, an initiative geared at encouraging global leaders to prioritize giving girls around the world educational opportunities. According to the First Lady, an estimated 62 million young women around the world are unable to get access to a proper education. more >>
The Romanian Pentecostal parents who had their five children were seized from their custody by the Norwegian government last November are in the midst of a 40-day fast while they await a court ruling that will decide whether or not they will regain custody of their children.
Ruth and Marius Bodnariu, whose five children were taken from them by Norwegian child services on Nov. 16, appeared in court Monday and Tuesday and pleaded their case for why their children should be taken out of foster care and allowed to return home.
"We are at the end of the court procedures that took place on March 14 and 15. We are grateful to all of you for fasting and praying and for your support!" An official statement posted on the family's website by Pastor Cristian Ionescu, vice president of the Romanian Pentecostal Union in the United States and Canada, states. more >>
Christian groups are denouncing ABC network's new comedy series "The Real O'Neals" for mocking Christianity and exposing children to sexual and expletive-laced dialogue.
Debuting earlier this month, "The Real O'Neals" centers around an Irish Catholic family dealing with a son who came out as gay and parents who are possibly filing for divorce.
Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, wrote in a column published Wednesday that the television series "shows pure contempt for Jesus and Christianity." more >>
Pop singer Gwen Stefani claims she "channeled God" when writing songs for her new album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, that will be released Friday.
"We wrote a song called 'Rocket Ship,' and that's when the label said to me: 'Listen, we think this overall album you're writing is too personal. We don't think people are going to relate. You should just put out an art record.' And I was like, 'Are you kidding me? I'm literally channeling God here. I'm saving my own life with this record and you come and punch me in the face?' The next day I went in and told those guys, 'Let's write the most [expletive] personal [expletive] ever — opposite of what anyone would want to hear.' And that's when we wrote 'Used to Love You,'" she said in an in-depth interview with Refinery 29.
It's not the first time the "Hollaback Girl" singer has talked openly about God. Stefani shared her and her family's faith during an interview on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" while promoting her stint on "The Voice." The singer said her eldest son prayed relentlessly for a younger brother and just weeks later she found out she was having a "miracle" baby — her third and youngest child. more >>
For all the pampering and looking after they get from humanity, sometimes dogs just don't get treated properly, as seen as by this hilarious video.
Posted to Facebook by Gregory Brooks, the video features a nervous looking dog who, by the power of dubbing, appears to be panicking over the news from his owner about food.
What message about food could lead this adorable pooch to be so grief-stricken? Well how about his off-camera master telling him that all the meat from the fridge was eaten? more >>
The terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is recruiting children to fill the ranks of their armed forces.
In response to setbacks over the past couple months from US-led airstrikes, ISIS, also known as Daesh, IS or ISIL, has stepped up its usage of child soldiers, according to the Middle East media outlet ARA News.