Religion Is at the Forefront in Diablo Cody’s New Movie ‘Paradise’

In Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody's directorial debut, Paradise, a young woman (Julianne Hough) finds herself questioning and challenging her Christian faith after she gets in a plane accident. The woman's name is Lamb, in case you didn't think there was enough religious symbolism going on here. The movie costars Octavia Spencer, Russell Brand, Holly Hunter, and Nick freaking Offerman, so, yeah, I'll watch it. … [Read more...]

Russell Brand Interviewed Members of the Westboro Baptist Church

Two members of the Westboro Baptist Church - aka, the people who like to show up at military funerals with "God Hates Fags" signs - appeared on Russell Brand's new talk show. Brand (who was wearing a necklace with a bunch of small crosses on it) was exceedingly fair, giving the guys a chance to talk about their views and their faith even though the audience clearly wanted nothing to do with them. I go back and forth on whether I think Brand is funny and I'm really glad that he and Katy Perry … [Read more...]

Katy Perry’s Parents Want Her to Date Tim Tebow

It's no secret that Katy Perry's religious parents (they're Christian ministers) weren't crazy about Russell Brand's lack of piety. Now that he's out of the way, the Perrys have taken time out of their busy Jew-bashing schedule to try and play matchmaker for their daughter and Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow has been very open about his Christian beliefs and is reportedly guest-speaking at the Perrys' California church soon. Don't you guys hate it when your parents try to set you up … [Read more...]