‘Bachelor’ Sean Lowe’s Parents Prayed For Him to Get a Wife

Last night was the conclusion of the latest season of The Bachelor, which ended with Sean Lowe (spoiler alert!) proposing to Catherine Giudici. The last episode of the season traditionally features the Bachelor or Bachelorette's family meeting the final two contestants and telling their son/daughter which one they liked better. Sean is a born-again Christian, and he's also a born-again virgin. Though he's had sex in the past, he recommitted to his faith and took a vow of celibacy until marriage. … [Read more...]

I Just Really Wanted to Post This Image from Last Week’s Episode of ‘Community’

Thanksgiving is in March - if you're season 4 of Community and your episodes are airing way behind schedule, that is. Luckily, the episode was fun of cool stuff and some serious plot development in the form of Jeff's first meeting with his dad. But my personal favorite joke was Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown)'s apron. I like how Community lets Shirley be devout in her faith without being a jerk or cliche. Plus, Troy (Donald Glover) is a Jehovah's Witness and there roughly zero others on TV. … [Read more...]

Anna Duggar Is Pregnant Again, But Michelle Duggar Isn’t

This morning, the entire Duggar family - from mom and dad Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar down to their youngest kids and grandkids - appeared on the Today show. When the family appears on Today it usually means they're announcing a pregnancy, and today was no exception - Anna Duggar, wife of oldest son Josh Duggar, is expecting her third child. The couple, who are choosing all M names for their kids, already have Mackynzie and Michael.While it's great that Anna and Josh are having … [Read more...]

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

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...]

David and Priscilla Waller Are Having a Baby Boy in March

Earlier this year, I reported that David Waller and Priscilla Keller, the sister and brother-in-law of Anna Duggar whose wedding was featured on 19 Kids and Counting, were expecting their first child. Well, the Kellers have updated their blog and let everyone know the sex (boy) and due date (March 9) of their baby.I really like David and Priscilla on the show, mostly because I like how all my commenters speculate about David's sexuality. But overall, I find the Keller family much less … [Read more...]

TLC’s New Reality Show ‘The Sisterhood’ Is Like ‘Real Housewives’ With Pastors’ Wives

TLC really loves its reality shows about religious groups - they already produce Sister Wives and 19 Kids and Counting, both of which I enjoy covering exhaustively. They also produced the controversial-yet-extremely-boring Muslim in America, which got cancelled more because of the boredom than the controversy. Next up: a show called The Sisterhood, which is about a group of pastors' wives in Atlanta. The show premieres January 1.The concept of the show seems to be The Real Preacherwives. … [Read more...]

Lisa Welchel Makes It to Final Six on ‘Survivor’ and Gets a Visit from Her Pastor Brother

Former Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel joined the cast of this year's┬áSurvivor, effectively launching her comeback. But how is the newly-divorced evangelical Christian doing on the show?Last week, another Survivor was voted off, leaving Lisa as one of the top six finalists. She's not the only famous face in the group - former Survivor Michael Skupin is there too, and retired baseball player Jeff Kent was voted off two weeks ago.Later on in the show, contestants often compete to win … [Read more...]