Sister Cristina rocks the house with Mariah Carey’s “Hero”

She performed again a few days ago on Italy’s “The Voice.” As one of the judges noted, the song was a good choice for the singing nun, because it was about salvation. The lyrics: There’s a hero If you look inside your heart You don’t have to be afraid Of what you are There’s an [Read More...]

Fox developing series about the young Jesus

And that’s not all. Details:  With popularity of Bible-themed projects showing no signs of subsiding, Fox has put in development Nazareth, an event series written/executive produced by David Franzoni (Gladiator) and executive produced by Bob Cooper. Nazareth is the first project under an overall deal for event series that Fox has signed with Cooper’s Landscape Entertainment. It follows the formative years [Read More...]

Lifetime plans reality series “The Sisterhood” about women becoming nuns

From The Hollywood Reporter:  Lifetime is going inside a Catholic convent for its newest docuseries. The female-skewing cable network has ordered The Sisterhood, a groundbreaking new unscripted series that will follow the journey of five young women as they decide whether or not to become nuns, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. For the first time ever, cameras will [Read More...]

What we have come to: model plans abortion so she can appear on reality show—UPDATED

From The New York Daily News:   A wannabe celebrity plans to have an abortion just so she can appear on a reality television program. Josie Cunningham, who got pregnant either working as a prostitute or through having sex with a soccer player, says being pregnant is ruining her chances of becoming famous on reality [Read More...]

She’s back! Sister Christina performs again on “The Voice”

This time, a duet: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Check out the video below. CNS provides a translation of the conversation after, where one of the judges notes: Great stuff! It’s fabulous because it reminded me of the movie Sister Act where there’s this renewal, this move toward people who live the modern world of [Read More...]

BREAKING: The Catholic takeover of late night TV is complete

As I speculated a few days back …Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman.  In a curious twist, it appears NBC scooped CBS. Stay tuned. From The New York Times:  Stephen Colbert, the comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as host of “Late Show,” CBS’s flagship late-night franchise, when Mr. Letterman [Read More...]

Catholics take over late night TV?

It could happen, if this juicy tidbit comes true: Stephen Colbert is CBS’ top choice to replace the retiring David Letterman, and has indicated that he’s willing to take over the Late Show when the time comes, people familiar with both sides of the discussions tell Mashable. Colbert has not had any formal contract discussions with CBS, and no [Read More...]

What is Sheryl Attkisson up to these days?

Turns out the former CBS News reporter has launched her own website——and has posted some enterprising reporting there, including her analysis of recent testimony on the Benghazi talking points.   She also is plugging her upcoming book, “Stonewalled: My Fight Against Intimidation and Spin.” Check it out.  [Read more...]

My favorite David Letterman story

With the late night host’s retirement in the news, I was reminded of this anecdote, which comes from my old friend and colleague Lesley Stahl. Back in the ’90s, when Lesley was still anchoring “Face the Nation,” she was invited to be a guest on “The Late Show.” She came away from the experience with [Read More...]

Everybody cut footloose: Kevin Bacon’s epic entrance on The Tonight Show

Those of us of a certain age (cough) can’t help but love this. Jimmy Fallon announces that dancing has been banned on The Tonight Show. And Kevin Bacon rebels—as only he can. [Read more...]