Religion

Hindu Leaders Praise Selena Gomez For Dropping Bindi In 'Come & Get It' Video

May 9th, 2013 6:28pm EDT
Selena Gomez
Pop star Selena Gomez has won praise from Hindu leaders for abandoning her controversial use of a religious bindi symbol in her new music video.

The former Wizards of Waverly Place actress was widely criticized for her cultural "insensitivity" after sporting the forehead decoration, traditionally worn by women in South Asia for religious purposes, during a performance of her new song Come & Get It at the MTV Movie Awards last month.

Officials at the Universal Society of Hinduism (USH) urged the 20-year-old not to repeat the blunder during her upcoming world tour and the star has now bee...
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Catholic League Bashes 'Switch-Hitting' David Bowie Over 'The Next Day'

May 9th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
David Bowie
The Catholic League has released a statement reprimanding David Bowie for the religious themes in his new music video for "The Next Day."

The video, which was taken down from YouTube and then reinstated after the website admitted it made a mistake, features self-flagellation, nuns dressed as prostitutes, and priests enjoying the women's attentions. Bowie leads a band in an S&M-like club, dressed in robs similar to Christ's. It also stars Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue has now blasted the musician for the video. He writes, "The switch-hitting, bise...
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Pope Francis Sanctifies Ali Landry's Baby Bump

April 22nd, 2013 4:08pm EDT
Ali Landry
Former Miss USA Ali Landry received a special honor during her trip to Italy this month when Pope Francis gave her baby bump a hands-on blessing.

The Who's Your Daddy? Actress, who is expecting her third child with director husband Alejandro Monteverde, arrived in Rome on April 10th as a special guest of the Papal Foundation, an American organization which supports the Catholic Church.

Landry, who was raised as a Roman Catholic, toured Vatican City and dined with cardinals and bishops, but the real highlight came when she and Monteverde were invited to meet the new pontiff in private.
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Carrie Underwood: 'I Would Quit Music For My Marriage'

April 3rd, 2013 2:57pm EDT
Carrie Underwood
Country star Carrie Underwood wouldn't hesitate to hang up her microphone if her career ever put her marriage to ice hockey player Mike Fisher in jeopardy.

The Before He Cheats hit-maker, who wed the Nashville Predators sportsman in 2010, admits their conflicting work schedules often keep them apart, but they do their best to keep the romance alive by frequently texting one another and hosting wine and barbecue nights at home with friends.

They also make a point to meet up for casual dates at sandwich shop Subway: "We called it 'our place' when we were first dating!"

However, Underwoo...
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Mick Taylor Wants To Rejoin The Rolling Stones At Glastonbury

April 2nd, 2013 3:46pm EDT
Mick Taylor
Mick Taylor wants to perform with The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury, after enjoying being part of their 50th anniversary shows last year so much.

The guitarist was in the group from 1969 to 1974 and appeared when they played their 50th anniversary shows in London last year, and would love to join them at the iconic festival in June.

Mick told The Sun newspaper: "It would be great. I really didn't think they'd be touring again. But I hoped they'd want to re-create some of the music from my days in the band. It would be a big noise, I tell you.

"Having said that, the last time I saw them...
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Darwin Shaw Talks Playing Saint Peter In History's 'The Bible'

March 31st, 2013 9:40am EDT
The Bible
Tonight is the conclusion of History's critically acclaimed miniseries The Bible, which also arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray Tuesday. BFTV recently spoke with actor Darwin Shaw to ask him about playing Saint Peter in the epic - as well as what it was like to begin his career being killed by James Bond.

"It was a real excitement to finally get a chance to play a lead character. I was thrilled and excited," said Darwin, previously best known for supporting roles in films like Prince of Persia and John Carter, of what it was like to take on The Bible. "I was over the moon, but I think as soon as y...
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Isla Fisher: 'My Marriage Isn't Normal'

March 26th, 2013 8:31am EDT
Isla Fisher
Isla Fisher admits being married to Sacha Baron Cohen has given her some surreal moments thanks to his controversial brand of comedy.

The Bachelorette actress claims being married to the notorious comedian means she constantly worries about his safety as well as their financial well-being because of the risky nature of his films.

She laughed: "It's definitely not a normal relationship. You know there have been times in the past with the guerrilla style film making of Borat and Bruno where there were surreal conversations, 'How many people are suing us? Are you wanted in any states? Are y...
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Mark Burnett Believes 'The Hand Of God' Was Present On Set Of 'The Bible'

March 14th, 2013 10:38am EDT
Mark Burnett
TV mogul Mark Burnett  is convinced he felt the presence of God while filming new religious epic The Bible in the Moroccan desert after a timely gust of wind swept through the set after a speech by Jesus Christ.

The reality show mastermind teamed up with his actress wife Roma Downey to bring the stories from the holy book back to the small screen, with Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado as the son of God, and he reveals the whole cast and crew were left speechless during one scene featuring Jesus and Nicodemus because they really believed a higher power was watching over them.

He says, "The...
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La Toya Jackson's Rep Slams Reality TV Show Rumors

March 5th, 2013 3:50pm EST
La Toya Jackson
La Toya Jackson has denied reports suggesting she is cashing in on her late brother Michael's three kids by negotiating a reality TV show deal for them.

A recent article in the New York Post accused La Toya of profiting off her niece Paris and nephews Prince Michael and Blanket after signing them to her talent agency Ja-Tail Enterprises and taking a 15 per cent commission on the youngsters' showbiz contracts.

Paris has landed a movie deal, while Prince Michael was last month unveiled as a correspondent for news show Entertainment Tonight and will act in an upcoming episode of 90210.

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Seal Dating Former Pink Power Ranger Erin Cahill?

March 4th, 2013 9:03am EST
Seal
Singer Seal has sparked rumors of a new romance with actress Erin Cahill after the Power Rangers: Time Force star was spotted out with the hit-maker earlier this week.

The British musician, who split from his wife Heidi Klum a year ago, was spotted with his arm around Cahill, who played the Pink Ranger in the 2001 movie, at gala in Beverly Hills.

The couple was also caught lunching together the next day, according to Us Weekly magazine.

Neither Seal nor the actress has commented on the latest romance rumors.

Meanwhile, German model Klum has officially moved on - she's dating bodygua...
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