Lifetime’s Jodi Arias Movie Has a High Dose of Mormon

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When the Jodi Arias trial captured headlines across the country this year, it seemed inevitable that a Lifetime movie would follow. And Lifetime delivered, making a movie called Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, which premiered this past weekend with Lost star Tania Raymonde in the title role. Although the movie changes some stuff for drama (TODAY has a good roundup), I knew that the Mormon church was going to play a role in the movie. Jodi's ex-boyfriend, whom she killed, was Travis Alexander, a … [Read more...]

‘Book of Mormon’ Wants Tim Tebow In the Audience

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I don't follow any sports (with the weird exception of the Olympics, which I categorize as a reality show), but even I had heard that Christian QB Tim Tebow was switching teams and joining the New York Jets. Although the team plays in New Jersey, his proximity to the Big Apple has plenty of businesses hoping for a Tebow-related boost and delis all over town are coming up with Tebow-related sandwich names.There's one surprising offer for Tebow, though: The Book of Mormon. The megahit Broadway … [Read more...]

‘Book of Mormon’ Gets Purim-ized

The Jewish holiday of Purim is next week. If you're not familiar with the holiday, it's like Halloween for Jews: candy, costumes, and staying up late. Some students from the Hebrew Union College put together this great Purim-themed parody of the hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, should you need more background. (Thing to know: "morah" means teacher.) … [Read more...]

I Am Thankful That I Got to See ‘Book of Mormon’ This Year

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