Kathie Lee Gifford Wants to Be a Rabbi

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Yesterday was Kathie Lee Gifford's sixtieth birthday, and she spent most of her hour of The Today Show talking about other things she'd like to accomplish in her life. The topic of going back to school came up, and Kathie - who happens to be an evangelical Christian - admitted that she wanted to go to Yeshiva University and become a rabbi.Well, other than the fact that an Orthodox Jewish institution wouldn't ordain a female rabbi and that Kathie would technically have to go to Stern … [Read more...]

Benedict Cumberbatch Used to ‘Expose Himself’ in Front of Churches

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Benedict Cumberbatch sure knows how to spice up an evening. The star of Star Trek and Sherlock (related: when is a new season airing? It has been forevvvvvver) says that he went through a church-flashing phase while on a childhood summer trip to Greece:"I used to expose myself in front of religious places. I was a very hot, bored boy and was surrounded by people who were older than me who were goading me. So when they got bored or the football went through a stain-glassed window — not to be r … [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...]

Model Coco Rocha Is Having Trouble Finding Other Famous Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Model Coco Rocha, who stars on the upcoming model-search reality show The Face alongside Naomi Campbell, is a Jehovah's Witness. Though she's never hidden her faith, she says that it's very lonely to be a Witness in her industry. "There aren’t many Witnesses who are in the public eye. I can’t even name any," she said in an interview with DuJour magazine. "So, yeah, it’s hard sometimes when you’re here alone. You’re not there with someone who can hold your hand and say we’ll do this together." … [Read more...]

FGP Celebrity Quote of the Week: Mandy ‘Inigo Montoya’ Patinkin Talks Faith, Prayer, and Israel

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If these musings from Mandy Patinkin, aka Saul from Homeland and Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride, aren't FGP Celebrity Quote of the Week material, I honestly don't know what is. From Esquire's "What I Learned" feature:"My sense of religion is Einstein's sense of relativity. I don't believe in God. I believe that energy never dies. So the possibility exists that you might be breathing in some other form of Moses or Buddha or Muhammad or Bobby Kennedy or Roosevelt or Martin Luther King … [Read more...]

Jenny McCarthy: From Prospective Nun to Playboy Playmate

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Jenny McCarthy is an actress, model, author, and once-and-again Playboy centerfold. But if things had worked out differently, she might be Sister Jennifer. (Okay, more like Sister Mary or something, but still.)In her latest book, Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic, Jenny talks about her faith journey in her usual offbeat, funny way. "I was taught to believe that my goal in life was to do good things so that I could ensure my place in heaven," she writes. "So, it was only … [Read more...]

Kim Kardashian Would Like to Be Jesus for a Day

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I'm sure there are a lot of people who would love to be Kim Kardashian for a day, if only to raid her wardrobe or empty her bank account. But Kim says she'd like to spend a day in Jesus' sandals. In an interview, she said that she'd like to be him "Because I think it would be pretty fascinating to see the power that he had." Does she mean see, or does she mean experience? Either way, I doubt that Jesus would have worn her Halloween costume. … [Read more...]


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