Katy Perry’s Song “By the Grace of God” Is a Flashback to Her Christian Singer Days

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Before Katy Perry was an animal-print-and-candy-loving pop star, she was Katy Hudson, aspiring Christian singer. Though her switch to the secular side of music helped make her a star, Katy (whose parents are pastors) hasn't given up on her Christian background. Her new album Prism features the ballad "By the Grace of God," which probably won't ever be released as a single but does a bang-up job appealing to one of her core constituencies.But what does John Mayer think? … [Read more...]

Zach Bates Is Engaged!

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Man, has it been a busy fall for relationships with kids from huge reality TV families! Jessa Duggar is the first Duggar daughter to enter courtship, which means she should be getting engaged fairly soon unless something major happens, and Erin Bates and Chad Paine are getting hitched in November. But Erin isn't the only Bates kid settling down - her brother Zach Bates just proposed to his girlfriend Whitney.As is typical with the Bates clan, mom Kelly Bates announced the big news on the … [Read more...]

Ashton and Mila Go to Kabbalah Rabbi’s Funeral in Israel

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Rabbi Philip Berg, who founded the celebrity-beloved Kabbalah Centre in LA, died last weekend. A funeral was held for him in Safed, Israel, a town known for its mystic roots and connection to Kabbalah (the Jewish kind, not the pop-culture kind).Among the white-clad attendees was Ashton Kutcher, who was there with girlfriend Mila Kunis. Mila is Jewish, but I have no idea if she considers herself a Kabbalist. Ashton, however, is one of the celebrities most committed to the religious group. He … [Read more...]

The New Romcom ‘Jewtopia’ Appears to Have One or Two Actual Jews In It

There's a new romantic comedy coming out called Jewtopia. As far as I can tell from the trailer, it's about two best friends, one who is Jewish and marries a Jewish woman and one who's not Jewish but desperate to marry a Jewish woman so that "he never has to make decisions again" (charming). Jamie-Lynn Sigler (who is actually Jewish) and Jennifer Love Hewitt (who is not) play the respective female leads. I didn't laugh once during the trailer, but I'll consider putting it on my Netflix list if … [Read more...]

Erin Bates’ Wedding Registry Shows Major Lack of Bridezilla

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Erin Bates and Chad Paine are engaged, which means one important thing - time for the wedding registry! The couple has registered at Target. Most of the stuff on the registry has already been purchased, but they still need a toaster and a set of measuring cups if you feel like getting them anything.I have to say - I find their registry pretty refreshing. Sometimes people in the public eye get really greedy and start asking for ridiculous shit like 24K gold doorknobs and coffeemakers that … [Read more...]

Leah Remini Reads Ex-Scientologist Memoir

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Ever since actress Leah Remini publicly acknowledged that she had left the Church of Scientology, her moves have become more and more interesting. There have been rumors that she's working on a memoir about her experiences in Scientology and the actions that made her want to leave - the catalyst was apparently when Leah was at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding and asked after Church head David Miscavige's wife, who was a friend of Leah's and has been all but 'disappeared' by … [Read more...]

Courtship Alert? Jessa Duggar Has a Boyfriend!

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I've spent quite a few years waiting for one of the Duggar daughters from 19 Kids and Counting to get into a relationship. Oldest son Josh Duggar is married and has kids, but the older daughters are stuck at home taking care of their siblings instead of getting to have lives of their own. Luckily, there's one hint that that might be changing.A young man named Ben Seewald recently posted this picture to Facebook, and the girl in it seems to be Jessa Duggar. Later, comments in the thread … [Read more...]


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