Did You Know That Tom Cruise Almost Became a Catholic Priest?

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Tom Cruise may be the most visible face of the Church of Scientology, but before he fell in love with Xenu he considered a path in another religion. As a kid, Tom attended a Catholic school in Cincinnati, Ohio, and while there strongly considered joining the priesthood. The New York Daily News has the story: "Tom was instantly hooked," said Father Ric Schneider, who gave the speech that brought Cruise to seminary school. "I think he wanted a good education. With his parents going through a … [Read more...]

Joan Rivers Says She’s Allowed to Make Holocaust Jokes

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Comedian/firebrand Joan Rivers (real name: Joan Rosenberg) recently made a joke that some Jews weren't super happy with. While doing Oscars fashion commentary for E!, Rivers commented on Heidi Klum's outfit: "The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens." The Jewish watchdog group the Anti Defamation League (ADL) took issue with the joke and demanded that Rivers apologize, but she said no way. "My husband lost the majority of his family at Auschwitz, and … [Read more...]

Viola Davis Prayed for a Husband, Then Got One

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When looking for a partner, some people try online dating. But others, like actress Viola Davis, appeal to a higher power. The Oscar-nominated star of The Help and Doubt told the New York Post, "I was the loneliest woman in the world, and someone said, 'You should just pray for a husband.' I said I wanted a big black man from the South who looked like a football player, who already had children, who maybe had been married before . . . 3 1/2 weeks later I met my husband."Viola's heaven-sent … [Read more...]

Sarah Silverman’s Sister Arrested at Religious Feminist Protest in Israel

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If you haven't heard of the Women of the Wall, you should definitely look them up. The activist group regularly protests and speaks out against the laws for Israel's holiest Jewish site, the Western Wall/Kotel. The Kotel is divided into a men's and women's section, but the women's section is smaller and does not allow singing, praying out loud, or women wearing garments like tallits which are traditionally associated with men. The Jerusalem Post reports that ten women were arrested at the Kotel … [Read more...]

Kim, Kanye, and Jesus Take a Family Photo

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and their fetus are on vacation in Brazil. They went to see one of the country's most famous landmarks, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, and took this photo. Are we sure this has absolutely no connection to Pope Benedict's resignation announcement today? … [Read more...]

Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens Go to Bible Study Together

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Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens (pictured here with their Spring Breakers costar Ashley Benson) have more in common than just the Disney machine and ex-boyfriends who are teenybopper heartthrobs. The two actresses are reportedly part of a monthly Hollywood Bible study class. Us Weekly reports that the study group meets in a conference room at a hotel in Beverly Hills and that E! news correspondent Jason Kennedy also attends. Do you think there are any relevant Scripture passages about breaking … [Read more...]

Tim Gunn Talks Polygamist Fashion

I know I'm super late to the party (about four years late, to be specific), but this video of American treasure Tim Gunn weighing in on polygamist style choices (he means the Colorado City variety, not the Sister Wives variety) is adorable. … [Read more...]


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