Posted 6/17/13 at 11:46 AM | CP Blogs |
Former Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry-Housley hopes to share her brand of hip conservatism on new daytime talk show, The Real. The new mother will be one of five co-hosts featured on show which is set to air on local FOX channels next month.
Mowry-Housley said on the show's trailer "I love old school ways, I love to be traditional and just because you're conservative or you're a traditional person doesn't mean doesn't mean you have to be boring."
The show's format appears to be similar to the The Talk and The View which features a panel of celebrity women who talk about all kinds of topics. But The Real features a more youthful and ethnically diverse cast. Fellow hosts include E!'s Jeannie Mai, 33, former Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon, 29, reality star Tamar Braxton, 36, and comedienne Loni Love, 41. According to Love, the show will "talk gossip, relationships, sex [and] food."
On the show's trailer, Mowry-Housley talked about dating Seth MacFarlane and being in an interracial relationship. But the Christian actress hinted that she will also be weighing in on marriage and family.
"I love being [a] wife, I love being married and it's OK to say that," Mowry-Housley gushed. The 34-year-old is married to FOX News Correspondent Adam Housley. They also have an infant son named Aden together. "I'm a new mom. Right now I'm adjusting to that new lifestyle but man, I love being a mom as well," she said.
The show will air in FOX largest markets which include New York; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Houston; and Tampa starting July 15th according to News One. FULL POST
Posted 5/29/13 at 11:01 AM | CP Blogs
A month after Mary Mary singer Tina Campbell revealed to Ebony magazine her husband Teddy was unfaithful in their marriage, Eurweb.com is reporting that the Tonight Show with Jay Leno drummer has asked fans to pray and fast for their union.
Teddy Campbell reportedly stated on Facebook that things has "worsened" since the revealing interview.
Eurweb.com quoted the drummer as saying, "Since the article, the challenges have worsened. My wife’s hope turned into hopelessness & despair and she became unwilling to forgive and fight."
He reportedly confessed struggling with "sexual immorality" but accused Tina Campbell being "angry" and prideful according to Euroweb.
The CP Blogs section could not find the letter on Teddy Campbell's Facebook page. However some fans such as "Utility Fussy Man" wrote on the page "Take your burdens to Jesus and leave them there." FULL POST
Posted 5/28/13 at 1:45 PM | CP Blogs
Redskins fans sparked controversy when they purchased wedding gifts for Quarterback Robert Griffin III despite his million-dollar contract with the Washington, D.C. team. Griffin has responded in kind, sending a hand-written thank you note to at least one gifter.
An elated Keith Elgin, who sent the player a $15 welcome mat, posted a picture of his letter on Twitter. The note, signed by Griffen and his fiancée Rebecca Liddicoat, said "Dear Keith and Emily, Thank you for your kind gift. Even as nothing was expected from you, out of the love in your hearts you sent us one anyways, and made our wedding experience even more special. Thank you!"
The Quarterback, beloved for turning the Redskins around last season, is reportedly set to marry Liddicoat in July. The two reportedly met while attending the same Christian college, Baylor University.
Elgin and other fans found the Christian quarterback's registry and began sending him gifts. Griffen sparked the gift-giving controversy when he posted a picture of himself surrounded with boxes. He reported has a four-year, $21,119,098 contract with the Redskins.
Griffen clarified on Twitter that he did not encourage fans to buy gifts. The Virginia resident confirmed that he sent the gift of his own free will and thanked Griffen for his classy response.
Posted 5/27/13 at 1:59 PM | CP Blogs
Debra Messing, an actress in NBC's Smash, said she regrets that her marriage to writer Daniel Zelman ended in divorce last year.
Messing told the June edition of More Magazine "Part of me will always contend with guilt that I wasn't able to give my son the fantasy that my parents were able to give me."
The pair has a 9-year-old son, Roman, together. She and the ex are now focused on co-parenting, which she believes is just as stable.
"Now we are co-parenting beautifully … We had Thanksgiving together. In my mind, we will be a nuclear family forever.">
Posted 5/21/13 at 10:43 AM | CP Blogs
Zach Galifianakis, known for his comedic hijinks, made a mature entrance to the Hangover III movie premiere Monday. The 43-year-old actor entered the premiere with a homeless laundry worker on his arm according to reports from the Daily Mail and Time Magazine's Newsfeed.
Both publications state that Galifianakis, who was raised Greek Orthodox, befriended 87-year-old Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist in 1994. It is unclear whether Haist was homeless when Galifianakis initially met the local laundromat volunteer. However both publications report that Haist was living off of patrons' tips.
When Galifianakis found out that Haist was homeless two years ago, he found her an apartment and began taking her to his movie premieres such as The Campaign and The Hangover 2. Galifianakis pays for her rent and utilities. He also enlisted actress Renee Zellweger to furnish her apartment.
The actor's actions are extraordinary and Christ-like. Jesus said in Matthew 25:45 "He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’"
Galifianakis grew up in a working class Greek family. The comic told the ThatOtherPaper.com in 2007 that he was baptized in the Greek Orthodox church as a child but said he and his siblings “made a complete mockery of it.”
He also told the Austin paper that conservative groups have hijacked the teaching of Jesus Christ. He said of Jesus’ teachings “I think if Jesus were to come back he would more likely hang out with low-lifes and perhaps be in a really bad cover band, but do his good work.”
Posted 5/14/13 at 2:30 PM | CP Blogs |
NBC has cancelled The New Normal a show about a homosexual couple in the process of adopting a baby, according to numerous news accounts. The show's last episode aired last Friday.
Before the show was canceled, conservative group One Million Moms protested it saying, "The program has constantly ridiculed anyone who believes differently than its makers do and even mocks conservative values."
The group called for members to urge sponsors not to financially support the show.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that the controversial show, and others in NBC's Tuesday night line up, tanked because low viewership, not a lack of sponsors.
Justin Bartha, who played "David" one half of the LA gay couple The New Normal revolves around, told the Huffington Post, "It's kind of bittersweet... Well, I wouldn't call it bittersweet, but I have mixed feelings because I do think that I wasn't necessarily expecting it to get picked up, but I do think that we accomplished quite a bit in one season."
The show took on the Boy Scouts of America, politically incorrect Christian conservative character Nana Jane Forrester and California's marriage amendment in the final episode. Yes, that's right, the show ended with characters David and Bryan's wedding; a fictional Catholic priest married them on the beach. FULL POST
Posted 5/7/13 at 4:05 PM | CP Blogs
Bethany Hamilton, the Christian surfer who inspired the movie Soul Surfer, announced that she is engaged to a youth minister named Adam. She made the announcement earlier this month on her Facebook page and website.
"On April 9, 2012, Adam proposed to me and I said, 'Yes!' I know Adam and I are right for each other and that God has us together for Him. Neither of us is perfect, but in my eyes Adam is just right and I’m thankful to have someone so perfectly perfect to share life with as one," she wrote.
The blog said that she and Adam, no last name given, met on the beach and became close friends.
"We started hanging out often. Just as friends – hiking, beach, tennis, hanging with friends – getting to know each other! The more time we spent together the more I liked Adam. He is genuine, kind, fun, adventurous, easy going, friendly to all, passionate for Christ and just a great guy over all! …and he liked me too!," Hamilton shared. FULL POST
Posted 5/6/13 at 10:43 AM | CP Blogs
Tina Campbell, one half of Gospel duo Mary Mary will discuss her husband's infidelity in the June issue of Ebony magazine according to GospelNewsroom.com.
The gospel music news website revealed images of the June cover featuring Tina and Erica Campbell with the caption, "Tina: How I forgave my husband after his affair."
Tina Campbell and her husband The Tonight Show drummer Teddy Campbell married in 2000 and had their fifth child together, Santana, last summer.
In an excerpt of the interview reveals that Tina Campbell was initially enraged by the affair. "Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband... I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff. I did physically try to stab him. Several times... I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words... My words hurt." FULL POST
Posted 5/3/13 at 1:18 PM | CP Blogs
According The Sun, Keith Hudson, father to pop singer Katy Perry, refers to the "I Kissed a Girl" singer as a "Devil child" and asks congregations to pray for her.
The newspaper reported that Hudson, head of Keith Hudson Ministries with wife Mary, is saddened because the fans who follow his daughter are worshipping her and not God.
The publication quoted him as saying "They ask how can I preach if I produce [sic] a girl who sang about kissing another girl?
“I was at a concert of Katy’s where there were 20,000. I’m watching this generation and they were going at it. It almost looked like church.
“I stood there and wept and kept on weeping and weeping. They’re loving and worshipping the wrong thing.”
On Facebook, the Hudsons shared that they been working in Christian ministry for over thirty years. Katy Perry was reportedly part of their ministry as a gospel singer until she chose to go mainstream.
The CP Blog staff did not find the sermon The Sun quoted. However in a seperate sermon posted on the Keith Hudson Ministries website, the Pentacostal minister taught parents of backslidden children not give up on them. FULL POST
Posted 5/1/13 at 7:18 PM | CP Blogs |
After Washington Wizards basketball player Jason Collins announced he was gay in Sports Illustrated magazine, the developing news story took an unusual turn. ESPN anaylst Chris Broussard was asked his opinion:
"Now Chris, he mentioned in his article, Jason, that he's a Christian as well. So what's your take on that?
Chris Broussard's response:
“Personally I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly premarital sex between heterosexuals,” Broussard said. ”If you’re openly living that type of lifestyle, the Bible says you know them by their fruits, it says that’s a sin. If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, adultery, fornication, premarital sex between heterosexuals, whatever it may be. I think that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ. I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don’t think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian.”