Yom Kippur and the ‘Jewish Hunger Games’

Well, this was inevitable. I can only wonder why a Yom Kippur/The Hunger Games mashup didn't happen sooner. I just wish Jim Rash had been available to wear the Effie Trinket costume. … [Read more...]

Vince Gill Heckles Westboro Baptist Church Protesters

It seems like the Westboro Baptist Church just hates everybody. Country singer Vince Gill was performing in Kansas City when the WBC showed up to protest. Their reason? Gill, who divorced his first wife and is now married to singer Amy Grant, is "an adulterer.""What are you doing with another man’s wife? Don’t you know that divorce plus remarriage equals adultery?" one protester shouted at Vince."Don’t you know you fuckers are lucky that you don’t have a sign that says something about … [Read more...]

Michelle Duggar Says God Cured Her Anger Issues

19 Kids and Counting star Michelle Duggar has posted a new video to her TLC blog. Most of the time, Michelle sticks to fluffy parenting-related topics like kids' books and favorite snacks, but now she's getting personal and discussing her struggles with anger issues."Years ago The Lord really broke my heart about my anxiousness and my anger," she says in the video. "I think we all struggle with that. The feelings of frustration and anger building up and how do we deal with that?"Michelle … [Read more...]

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...]

Garfunkel & Oates’ New Song Is About Anal Sex for Jesus

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Show

[Warning: This is very, very NSFW. Don't come crying to me later because I put this note right at the beginning.]Comedy-song duo Garfunkel & Oates (aka Kate Micucci from Scrubs and Raising Hope and Riki Lindholme from the new Joss Whedon Much Ado About Nothing) are back with another song. This one's called "The Loophole," and it's about Christian girls who think it's okay to have anal sex. This video contains plenty of blasphemy, including church scenes and some … [Read more...]

Queens of the Stone Age’s New Song Is Called ‘My God Is the Sun’

Not "the son," in case you were wondering. … [Read more...]

SNL’s Bar Mitvah Boy Returns to Explain Passover

I absolutely loved Vanessa Bayer's "Jacob the bar mitzvah boy" character the first time she popped up, so I'm thrilled that she made a repeat appearance on Saturday Night Live last weekend. Jacob appeared on Weekend Update to teach Seth - and the audience, presumably - about the meaning of Passover. Her impression of an awkward, dorky bar mitzvah kid is actually so perfect that I break out in hives while watching her. … [Read more...]


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