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Posted 11/8/12 at 1:58 PM | CP Blogs

Miley Cyrus to Copy Ellen DeGeneres' Wedding?

Actress and singer Miley Cyrus told viewers of the Ellen Show she is going after the wedding same look that host Ellen Degeneres' had at her 2008 wedding.

Cyrus,19, is engaged to Australian actor Liam Hemsworth.

When asked what she wanted most on her wedding day, Cyrus said she wanted her wedding to have the same "look" of love that Degeneres and her partner had their wedding.

"I was looking at photos from your wedding and I was looking at like the look and that's why what I'm most excited for is that look when who you're marrying, you see the first time, you seeing the dress and everything you planned for months and months is like coming together and you did it together and it's only the people that you really want there," she told Degeneres.

Degeneres married actress Portia De Rossi (also Australian) in 2008 after coming as a lesbian in 1997. The two began seeing each other in 2004 and got engaged after a California court overturned the state's marriage amendment in 2008. Degeneres and De Rossi's union took place at their backyard with 19 guests in attendence. People magazine published the wedding pictures and Degeneres aired the wedding video on her show. FULL POST

Posted 10/24/12 at 11:05 AM | CP Blogs

Beloved Christian Trio Barlowgirl Announces Retirement, Final Song

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Barlowgirl, a Christian group which comprised of sisters Alyssa, Lauren and Rebecca Barlow, plan to retire after releasing a last song late this month according to the Associated Press.

While there is no statement about retiring on the Barlowgirl website, a spokesman for the group reportedly told the AP that the sisters are "ready for a new season."

Lauren Barlow seemingly confirmed the report tweeting Wednesday morning, "All changes have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another."

Barlowgirl has rocked the Contemporary Christian Music industry for nearly a decade, releasing six albums, selling over a million copies of their 2004 self-titled debut album and recording four No. 1 hits including 2005's "I Need You To Love Me."

The group is also part of the first Christian music app on Spotify.

The AP reports that Barlow will release the song "Hope Will Lead Us On," on Oct. 30 and host "an online chat with fans Oct. 29 on Ustream, where they will take questions and perform acoustically."

Posted 10/15/12 at 1:38 PM | CP Blogs

"Noah" Actor Russell Crowe Has Separated From His Wife

The Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday that Russell Crowe is reportedly separating from his wife of nine years Danielle Spencer.

The pair met before Crowe's acting career took off in the U.S. and later married in 2003. The two live in Australia with their sons Charles and Tennyson, aged eight and six. However the "Gladiator" actor has reportedly been spending more time overseas as his acting schedule has inceased.

Crowe has seven films coming out in the next year according the Sydney Morning Herald. Of the seven films, Crowe is slated to play the lead role in Darren Aronofsky's upcoming movie Noah. Aronofsky, the film's director, says the biblical story is "about environmental apocalypse" and calls the story of the ark "a great story that's never been on film."

The couple said they are now focused on protecting their children.

Posted 10/9/12 at 1:25 PM | CP Blogs

Clueless Actress Stacey Dash Demonized for Supporting Mitt Romney

Stacey Dash, who played a rich teen Dionne in hit 90's movies Clueless, was sharply criticitzed on Twitter after she tweeted her support for Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney.

Dash tweeted "Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future" Sunday afternoon. She also posted a picture of herself in a swimsuit in front of an American flag.

According the ABC News the tweet fueled a negative backlash included this tweet from an unidentified user: "You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing @MittRomney. You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot."

She responded by tweeting "My humble opinion... EVERYONE is entitled to one." Dash also retweeted a statement from Romney's twitter account saying, "Women have had enough of @BarackObama’s disappointment. We need new leadership to get our economy growing again."

Dash in among a small group of celebrities who have dared to express support for Romney.

Dash, who once wrote on her blog "I choose to trust God," recently reunited with her Clueless co-stars for Entertainment Weekly. She will also appear on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight Tuesday night.

Posted 10/5/12 at 4:44 PM | CP Blogs

Justin Beiber's Mom is Dating Again

Pattie Mallette, who had swore off dating until her popstar son turned 18, is now jumping in the singles' scene with both feet. Earlier in the week Mallette tweeted pictures of herself out on a date with divorced Bachelor Host Chris Harrison.

She tweeted "Had a great night with Chris Harrison!" along with a pictute of the pair backstage at Justin Bieber's concert. Harrison tweeted, "Huge thanks to Justin Bieber and Pattie Mallette for an incredible night. Huge cool dad points! Great show!"

Apparentely American Idol Host Ryan Seacrest introduced the two.

Mallette also tweeted, "Thanks Ryan Seacrest for setting it up." Seacrest playfully tweeted back, "Does he get a rose?"

Mallette, a Christian single mother, has become a pro-life hero since she published her life story in "No Where But Up."

Harrison was married to his high school sweetheart Gwen Jone for 18 years until the pair separated earlier this year. The Bachelor host has two children 9-year-old son Joshua and 7-year-old daughter Taylor.

Posted 10/2/12 at 2:44 PM | CP Blogs

Kirk Franklin the Richest Christian Recording Artist?

TheRichest.com report that Kirk Franklin is worth an estimated net worth of $8.5 million. Franklin, 42, reportedly earned this wealth from his roles as a singer, songwriter, record producer, music director, pianist and rapper.

According to his website, Franklin has been a musical presence for nearly two decades. During that time he has garnered a number of awards including seven GRAMMY® Awards, 35 Stellar Awards, 11 Dove Awards, five NAACP Image Awards, two BET Awards, and an American Music Award.

Franklin is currently touring with fellow gospel artists Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton on The King's Men tour

Posted 9/21/12 at 2:57 PM | CP Blogs

Faith Film 'Unconditional' Opens This Weekend!!!

"Unconditional," a inspirational film loosely based on the life of a child advocate, opens in select theatres this weekend. Golden Globe nominated actor Michael Ealy and actress Lynn Collins star in the movie.

The film follows Samantha Crawford (Collins) who is grieving the lost of her husband. Crawford's husband was killed by a mugger, and she is severly depressed. Just as she prepares to kill herself, circumstances lead she to her childhood friend Joe Bradford (Ealy). Bradford, through his troubled past and his current involvement with at-risk youth, helps Crawford find new hope.

The Southern Baptist Convention hosted a screening of the film in June. Praise has since grown for "Unconditional."

The family-friendly Movie Guide gave the film 3 out of 4 stars. Movie Guide praised the film for its acting and inspirational messages despite its moderate violence.

"It has a strong Christian worldview that talks about God’s providence and unconditional love. It clearly calls people to serve those in need, especially children who have no fathers. It shows how God’s love to us and through us can impact the lives of so many people around us," described the review.

A Christian Cinema reviewer raved to BreatheCast, "This movie actually prompted me to action. My kids and I started a company/ministry which has been riddled with technological issues over the last year. But this film helped make up my mind to do whatever it takes to get that program back on track and help at-risk children. I can't say that about any other movie I've seen in the last few years." FULL POST

Posted 9/17/12 at 3:20 PM | CP Blogs

Basketball Wives Star Evelyn Lozada: I Am ‘Someone that is Becoming a Servant of God’

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The Basketball Wives reality star said she is learning to become a servant of God through her life classes with inspirational speaker and spiritualist Iyanla Vanzant. The class aired on the OWN Network Saturday and Sunday.

In the sessions Vanzant reviewed Lozada’s violent tendencies, choice in men and her childhood hurts to figure out who Lozada is really is.

Vanzant asked, “Without the husband, without the cars, the money, the show, the bank accounts … When you stripe down in the shower morning and no one else is around, who are you?”

After hesitating, Lozada responded, “I am Evelyn Lozada, someone that is becoming a servant of God.” She later refined her answer to “I am Evelyn Lozada and I’m here to serve.”

Lozada and her Basketball Wives friends gained a lot of controversy for their violent behaviors. Though there were many fighters on the show, Lozada was especially hot-headed and picked fights with a number of her co-stars.

Lozada infamously verbally abused and jumped across a table to “kill” co-star Jennifer Williams. In a separate incident, Lozada threw two wine bottles at co-star Kenya Bell while out at a restaurant. FULL POST

Posted 9/10/12 at 1:42 PM | CP Blogs

Celebrating Celebrity Marriages

John chapter 2 tells the story of Jesus performing his first miracle at a wedding by turning water into wine. According to Bible is True, the marriage feast in biblical times "could last for a number of days — usually seven." This Storify post honors recent celebrity marriages.

Posted 9/6/12 at 11:44 AM | CP Blogs

JLo on Divorce From Marc Anthony: 'God Doesn't Give You Anything You Can't Handle'

Jennifer "JLo," "Jenny from the Block" Lopez told InStyle magazine she finds words from 1 Cor. 10:13 to be a great help now that she and her Latin singer husband have split.

"I live by the mantra that God doesn't give you anything you can't handle," Lopez responded when asked about her 2011 divorce from Marc Anthony. The couple has two children together - 4-year-old twins Max and Emme.

Lopez told the magazine that her family is quite religious and that her first piece of jewelry was a cross given to her at her first communion.

1 Cor. 10:13 says "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able."

Lopez explains it this way to InStyle- "It's not until something bad or difficult happens that you really get to grow. And then you realize that those difficult moments, the times when you feel pain, are when you do a lot of your growing. You realize: there's no reason to be terrified of things. Either way I'm going to be OK." FULL POST

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