When Trainspotting author and former heroin junkie Irvine Welsh tweeted me to say I was a ‘moron’ for saying Game of Thrones was ‘over-hyped garbage’ without ever watching it, I decided to watch some of it, just to see if my instinct was wrong. So last night, I downloaded the finale, fast-forwarded through it for a bit, and then hit ‘PLAY’. It was everything I had assumed it would be, only even worse. How could any grown adult watch this ridiculous bilge and take it remotely seriously? This is
Or is he?
Samuel L. Jackson, who played the Jedi master in the three prequel films, said he thinks the character is still alive.
“In my mind, I’m not dead,” he said. “Jedi can fall incre
Pastor Le’Andria Johnson is firing back at critics who don’t approve of her giving out cigarettes and condoms on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, in the name of Jesus.
On the Oxygen show “Preachers of Atlanta,” viewers witness Johnson dressing to blend in with prostitutes while going on the streets to minister to them. After the show premiered and she received criticism, the 33-year-old pastor and founder of Imperfect People Changing Ministries in At
The worst part of winter, when all of your favorite television shows go into hibernation and the networks are re-runs, is almost over. Soon, we’ll find new episodes of “Downton Abbey,” an entire new season of “House of Cards” to binge and brand spankin’ new shows like “Better Call Saul.” Here are all the winter and spring premiere dates for 2015’s TV shows.
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Sunday, Jan. 4
Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” finale went out on top at the box office, debuting with $56.2 million over the weekend and taking in $90.6 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” cut its usual swath through the multiplexes, dominating the pre-Christmas frame. Though the weakest opening of
The 21st-birthday celebration of a University of Maryland student features a cake stacked with bottles of alcohol and inscribed with a racial slur.
The three-layer creation was stacked with bottles of alcohol and the inscription “suck a ni*ga d**k.”
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the University of Maryland chapter of Delta Gamma is under fire after social media picked up on a recent Instagram of a member celebrating her 21st birthday standing next to a three-layer cake inscribe
Already a champion, Lauren Hill joined the ranks of esteemed athletes by being featured on her own Wheaties box.
In another achievement in an already incredible week, Hill was named Women’s Basketball Player of the Week in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Of course, all of that likely pales in comparison to sinking her opening layup against Hiram Sunday.
Here’s more on Hill’s Player of the Week award:
It’s been nearly a year since gospel singer Kevin Terry’s gay sex tape leaked online and had church folk up in arms.
Next week’s episode of “Preachers of LA” will feature Terry, himself, discussing the video’s fallout with cast member Deitrick Haddon, who knows a thing or two about becoming scorched by the church.
“I’ve been there. I’ve had my own stuff. I’m not here to judge you at all,” Ha
The former NBA center is making some major career changes since retiring.
Can you imagine getting pulled over by a 7-foot-1 NBA basketball player-turned-police officer? Well, if you’re living in the city of Doral, Fla., that could happen. According to the Miami Herald, Shaquille O’Neal wants to go from the hardwood to protecting an
I’ve been participating in the life of a local church for over four decades. For most of these years, I’ve either been the pastor’s kid, the youth pastor’s wife, the children’s pastor, or the elder’s wife.
In all of these roles, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the beauty that happens when the members of the body of Christ work together to proclaim the Good News. At the same time, I’ve also had a front row seat to some less-than-beautiful moments that left some people hurt, confused, and
Articles about privileged white women trying to “have it all” ignore the fact that women of color have been balancing life and work out of necessity.
The only thing I have grown to hate more than the term “having it all” is the debate about whether or not women can have it all. To be clear, I have been roped into this debate myself on more than one occasion, but I usually find myself doing what I just did: critiquing how pointless it is in some ways.
But in a powerful new essay for the Natio
In the second installment of “Life Cycles of Inequity: A Series on Black Men,” Colorlines explores the inequities that have helped create dramatic unemployment numbers among young black men. Through an investigative article, video feature, and photo essay, the series looks at the impact that inequity in employment has had on black men and black families overall.
“Black and white men who enter the workforce without college degrees face strikingly different realities–and that disparity has long
Kirk Franklin fans don’t have to worry about seeing him on “Preachers Of LA.” He tells “The D.L. Hughley Show” he would never join the cast. Listen to Kirk Franklin explain why he’s disappointed in the show, although he has good friends who are part of it. In addition, hear Franklin’s perspective on gospel and secular music and how he balances the two in the latest edition of This or That!
SOURCE: The D.L. Hughley Show
Out with the old and in with the new! Taraji P. Henson is officially replacing comedian/actor/talk show host, Steve Harvey, as the new host of BET’s Celebration of Gospel: Forward In Faith. Harvey hosted this spirited celebration for 13 years and Taraji is set to breathe new life into the star-studded show. R&B and Gospel stars will raise the praise together as BET reimagines one of its most viewed programs. The powers that be at BET say Henson’s effervescent personality and quick wit are a f
Christian author and spoken-word artist Jefferson Bethke took to social media to express his enthusiasm for the upcoming “Noah” film. He also expressed his confusion on why Christians have been so critical of the movie’s fidelity to the Bible.
“Does anyone else find it fascinating that Son of God got little backlash, because it was marketed to Christians & churches, yet Noah isn’t marketed to the Church and is getting a ton of backlash? Even though both took s
A scene from “Son of God” (Photo: Casey Crafford, 20th Century Fox)
The first half of Son of God features an upbeat and kindly Jesus spreading the good word in familiar, if occasionally over-simplified, biblical phraseology.
Then things get bloody — though not quite as graphic as in 2004′s The Passion of the Christ — when Jesus is seized, beaten and crucified. The production values are modest and the special effects uneven in a repurposed and condensed version (** out of four; rated PG-13; ope
President Obama’s State of the Union Address drew 33.3 million television viewers, the smallest audience he has had for the annual speech to Congress, Nielsen reported Wednesday.
The audience for Tuesday’s speech was slightly less than the 33.5 million who tuned into last year’s State of the Union, according to numbers supplied by Nielsen.
Thirteen networks broadcast Obama’s speech live: CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Azteca, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CN