‘Black Jesus,’ a Series About the Messiah Living in Compton, Will Soon Premiere on Adult Swim

Here’s how I know I’m getting old: I remember “The Boondocks” when it was still in newspapers.

Aaron McGruder, the creator of the hilarious political/racial comic strip and cartoon series, will soon launch his latest project on Adult Swim and it looks like it should be pretty uncontroversial:

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‘Cosmos’ Got Outranked by ‘Resurrection,’ a Show About People Coming Back to Life

According to the L.A. Times, the first episode of Cosmos, a Spacetime Odyssey, drew 5.8 million viewers on Fox last night. Not horrible, but hardly a, um, stellar performance.

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Biblical Movie Noah Forbidden to Muslims, Says Egyptian Fatwa; It May ‘Provoke Believers’ Emotions’

Yes, how dare Western moviemakers try to provoke moviegoers’ emotions!

The Darren Aronofsky-produced “Noah,” with its depiction of the divinely inspired deluge and the building of an ark that saves surviving species, is the target of a fatwa issued by Al Azhar, a leading Sunni Muslim institution.

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Actor Chris O’Dowd: ‘Religion is Ruining the World’

You might know the Irish actor Chris O’Dowd from the TV series The IT Crowd and various movies, including This is 40 and Gulliver’s Travels.

On his side of the Atlantic, actors who are atheists, like O’Dowd and Daniel Radcliffe, appear to be able to speak their minds with less caution and equivocation than their American counterparts, such as Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

Consider these remarks O’Dowd made to GQ in the U.K.:

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Science Writer Hank Campbell Alleges That ‘Cosmos’ Bungles History and ‘Smacks of an Agenda’

So far, Hank Campbell, the founder of the Science 2.0 website, is not too impressed with ‘Cosmos,’ the 13-part documentary presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson and executive-produced by Seth MacFarlane that launched last night.

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