Atheist TV debuts

From The New York Times:  Atheists are angry, and watch out, because now they have a television channel. This week the organization American Atheists announced the premiere of Atheist TV, available through the streaming service Roku and over the Internet. That news will certainly prompt assorted knee-jerk reactions in some quarters, and perhaps some confusion: “Atheist [Read More...]

EWTN opening studio in California

This moved late yesterday, but with the various technical issues involving the Patheos reboot, I’m only getting to it now. But this is huge:  Christ Cathedral will be the site of the first West Coast broadcast studio for the largest religious media network in the world, with construction underway in the iconic Tower of Hope for [Read More...]

The naked truth about television: 500 channels and there’s nothing on. Not a stitch, in fact.

The TV critic at The New York Times is keeping an eye on the tube, so we don’t have to. Reading this, describing what’s coming into our living rooms this summer, I have to think that’s a very good thing: In case you missed the news that traditional courtship is dead, naked people on VH1 [Read More...]

I think Pope Francis would like this guy

Anyone who caught the Tony Awards last night saw the wonderful acceptance speech of James Monroe Igelhart, who won for his eye-popping, grin-inducing, hyper-caffeinated performance as the Genie in Disney’s “Aladdin.” Taking the stage after winning, he made a point of thanking God, first and foremost (he was emphatic about it, too) and then concluded [Read More...]

“Mad X-Men”

What happens when the worlds of “Mad Men” and “X-Men” collide? You have to see it.  This was evidently created by the good people at Quiznos, who place a prominent plug at the end. In a word: inspired. [Read more...]

Atheists planning TV channel

From Religion News Service:  Speaking at a gathering of local atheists, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheists in a chemistry lecture hall at Stanford University, David Silverman, president of American Atheists, a national advocacy group for nontheists, announced Tuesday (May 6)  that his New Jersey-based organization would launch the first television channel dedicated to atheism in July. [Read More...]

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...]


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