Tony Winner Billy Porter Thanks His Mom for Being ‘the Personification of True Christianity’

When Billy Porter won a Tony for his role in the new musical Kinky Boots last night, there was barely a dry eye in Radio City Music Hall. The actor teared up during his acceptance speech, especially when he thanked his mother.".... my mother, Clarenda Jean Ford, at home in Pittsburgh, you are the personification of true Christianity. Your willingness to embrace that which you don't understand with unconditional love is a template which the world could benefit from in employing," he said. … [Read more...]

Jonathan Jackson Thanks God In His Daytime Emmy Acceptance Speech

Actor Jonathan Jackson, who has played Lucky Spencer (son of Luke and Laura!) on the soap General Hospital since he was a kid, won the Best Supporting Actor trophy at the Daytime Emmys on Saturday night. Although he won in the same category last year, Jonathan seemed giddy and excited. A devout Greek Orthodox Christian, he also took the opportunity to thank G-d in his acceptance speech. "First of all, I have to give glory and honor to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit," he said at the beginning … [Read more...]

Two Religion-Themed Moments from Grammy Night 2012

Last night's Grammy awards were full of moments both touching (Adele crying at her wins and singing for the first time post-surgery) and confusing (whatever Coldplay was doing up there). But although it's nothing unusual for stars to thank God when they win an award, last night was pretty heavy on the spiritual references.First, host LL Cool J opened with a prayer for Whitney Houston, whose death this weekend shocked and saddened many of us.Later, the always-outrageous Nicki Minaj … [Read more...]