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Posted 10/7/13 at 12:22 PM | CP Blogs

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Watches Duck Dynasty

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Duck Dynasty may have picked up a new, high-profile fan! In an interview with New York Magazine, Supreme Court Justice he has watched a few episodes of the A&E show.

"I don’t watch it regularly, but I’m a hunter. I use duck calls. … So many people said, ‘Oh, it’s a great show,’ that I thought I’d better look at it,” Talking about the show, Scalia said.

The show which followers the makers of Duck Commando duck calls has drawn many Christian viewers who align with the Robertson family's values.

Scalia, a Catholic who typically favors conservative issues, may fit the characteristics of Duck Dynasty's viewership. He told New York Magazine that he believes the Devil is real and deferred to his church's views on homosexuality.

However the justice says he really prefers watching '90 sitcom "Seinfeld." “I loved ‘Seinfeld.’ In fact, I got some CDs of ‘Seinfeld.’ ‘Seinfeld’ was hilarious. Oh, boy. The Nazi soup kitchen? ‘No soup for you,’” he shared.

Posted 10/3/13 at 3:48 PM | CP Blogs

Sinead O'Conner to Cyrus: Don't Let Yourself be Pimped (FULL LETTER)

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"Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor warns Bangers singer Miley Cyrus about the true nature of the music business, saying that it is more than willing to prositute young singer for money.

Cyrus told Rolling Stone that she modeled her infamous "Wrecking Ball" music after O'Conner's "Nothing Compares 2 U" video. However O'Conner, a self-professed Christian, disapproved of the video's nudity and explicitly sexual nature. The singer said she intentionally covered herself up in her video so that the musical industry wouldn't "pimp" out her sexuality. She advised Cyrus to do the same.

The letter has become so popular that her website where the letter was originally featured has crashed.

Below is O'Connor's shockingly candid open letter from Entertainment Weekly's website. WARNING: Some expletives referenced below. FULL POST

Posted 9/6/13 at 1:43 PM | CP Blogs

Ozzy's Son Trusts in God Following Wife's Miscarriage

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Jack Osbourne and wife Lisa Stelly announced that they lost there second child last week due to a late-term miscarriage on their blog raddestmom.com. The two are reportedly shocked but trusting in God and his plan for their lives.

The Thursday post entitled "Unfortunated Announcement" states "I have been dreading this announcement…. I needed some time before being able to say it. Jack and I lost our baby boy last week. Having a late term miscarriage is by far the hardest thing either of us have ever had to go through. We appreciate all of your prayers and ask for privacy and respect during this time."

The 27-year-old son of British rocker Ozzy Osbourne and CBS The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne, married Stelly, also 27, last year and have a 1 year-old daughter together named Pearl.

Jack Osbourne and Stelly announced they were expecting another child Aug. 6 via their blog. Stelly was in her second trimester at the time of the post and "feeling great & trying not to eat everything in sight." The two said they were excited and "blessed" to be expanding their family.

Nevertheless, the young couple said they will remain positive. "It’s important to stay hopeful and optimistic through life’s toughest moments. We never know why things like this happen. All we can do is trust in God and know he has a plan for our lives," they shared. FULL POST

Posted 9/5/13 at 12:53 PM | CP Blogs

Creationism Opponent Bill Nye Joins Dancing with the Stars

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Creationist opponent Bill Nye will take to the stage this fall to compete in Dancing with the Stars this fall. Nye and the 11 other members of DWTS' season 17 cast were revealed Wednesday on Good Morning America.

"The Science Guy" is excited for the opportunity. He tweeted "It’s time for this nerd to get dancin’. O yes, season 17 of #DWTS, here I come. #GMADancing"

Nye is well known for his '90s educational program on PBS. Bill Nye The Science Guy was a humourous children's show about insects, animals and science. He's also know for his public criticisms of creationism in a 2012 video blog entitled "Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children."

"I say to grown-ups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world where everything is completely inconsistent with the universe, that's fine. But don't make your kids do it, because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and tax payers for the future," Nye says in the clip.

He later said he did not mean to attack religion. "You can believe what you want religiously. Religion is one thing, but science, provable science is something else. My concern is you don't want people growing up not believing in radioactivity, not believing in geology and deep time," Nye said on CBS This Morning. FULL POST

Posted 9/2/13 at 3:55 PM | CP Blogs

What's Khloe Kardashian to Do About Lamar Odom?

For the last few weeks Khloe Kashdashian-Odom has been the center of attention as rumors that her NBA foward husband Lamar Odom is struggling with drug abuse swirled around the internet.

The Kashdashian family have not openly confirmed or denied the rumors. However Lamar Odom's recent arrest for driving while under the influence and his wife's ominous comments on Twitter such as "Smile and no one will notice" and "As much as I wish I were made of steel... I'm not" seem to suggest that there may be some truth to the allegations.

Celeb and gossip websites are now watching to see how she will handle the situation. Some are even guessing that they maybe headed towards divorce.

How should she handle this situation? The answers may lie within the Kardashian family's reported Christian faith.

It may be a shock some to know that some Christian couples also deal with drug abusing spouses. While doing a search about issue, the CP Blog team came across a ChristiaNet Chat board where some speak candidly about spouses who are addicted to various substances including alcohol, marijuana, crystal meth and prescription drugs.

As you read their words it is clear that there is no black and white solution to such a problem. FULL POST

Posted 8/30/13 at 11:33 AM | CP Blogs

Jonas Bro. Kevin Jonas Reveals Baby's Gender

Jonas Brothers singer Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle are expecting a baby girl! The pair announced the good news via a special live video Thursday.

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Sitting next to his wife of nearly 5 years, Kevin Jonas shared with fans "We're having a baby. Exciting times for the Jonas household. It's not another puppy, it's a baby. Things are good." The couple then announced the news by opening a box and releasing pink helium balloons into the air. They then shouted, "We're having a girl."

Kevin and Danielle Jonas held a poll before the live announcement. While Danielle Jonas said that most of the gifts sent to her have been for a baby boy, 62 percent of the 8,700 people who took the poll predicted that the baby would be a girl.

Kevin Jonas said He is "excited to a father of a little girl." Danielle Jonas, who later posted a picture of the sonogram with a pink bow drawn on it, said it was all a bit "scary" but that she is "ready."

Kevin Jonas and brothers Nick and Joe were born to Denise and Kevin Jonas Sr. Their father was previously an instructor for Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas and an Assembly of God minister in New Jersey. He also taught wrote and recorded Christian music, according to a 2008 People Magazine article.

Posted 8/27/13 at 10:35 AM | CP Blogs

Twerking Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance Upsets Singer's Mom

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Gloria Loring is baffled by former Disney star Miley Cyrus' Sunday 2013 VMA performance with her son Robin Thicke. Cyrus earned shocked reactions from celebs and social media. For Loring, her reaction was one of confusion.

The former Days of Our Lives actress told OMG Insider. "I don't understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do.

She continued "I didn't get what her point was ... It was so over the top as to almost be a parody of itself."

During MTV's Video Music Awards, Cyrus, 20, performed a overtly sexual dance called "twerking" up against Thicke's torso while wearing a nude-colored bikini. Thicke is a married man who attended the VMAs with his actress wife Paula Patton.

Although a source close to Patton reportedly told TMZ that the actress was not bothered by the performance, His mom described the incident as "not beneficial."

"I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son," she told the TV Magazine. Loring concluded, "The problem is now I can never unsee it." FULL POST

Posted 8/20/13 at 10:24 AM | CP Blogs

Lady Gaga Inspires New Burqa Craze

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Controversial pop singer Lady Gaga has long dabbled in Christian symbolism with songs like Judas. Now she just into Muslim culture, inspiring fans to cover their faces with her new song Burqa. The song suggests that the burqa, a loose garment commonly worn by Islamic women with veiled holes for the eyes, is a sex symbol with lyrics like "Do you wanna see me naked, lover? Do you wanna peak underneath the cover?”

The song has sparked her twitter followers to post pictures of themselves with burqa-esque covers with the hash tag #BurqaSwag. These followers whom Gaga affectionately calls her "monsters" have taken to Twitter veiling themselves in blankets, scarves, and even their own hair.

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The act has sparked religious outrage. One muslim woman took to the Washington Post to criticize the Mother Monster's new song and resulting craze.

In open letter to Gaga, student Umema Aimen wrote "I understand that in making 'Burqa,' you were exercising your right to free speech. But you’re a pop culture icon and you influence the way millions of people think." She continued, "To them (fans), it was one big joke, but to me, it was one big insult."

This is not the first time the pop icon has insulted the religious. Protestant Christians and Catholics were insulted when she protrayed Mary Magdalene as being involved in a love triangle with Jesus Chris and Judas Iscariot for the music video for her single Judas.

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Culture and Media Institute Managing Editor Matt Philbin said of the Judas video, "Gaga trades in shock, so a song identifying with Jesus' betrayer is hardly surprising."

Posted 8/19/13 at 10:24 AM | CP Blogs

The Soul Surfer Tied the Knot Over the Weekend

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Christian pro-surfer Bethany Hamilton let it slip on Twitter that she is a married woman now. In a message posted Sunday, she wrote "Today was the most beautiful, wonderful best day of my life! God is more the good(: Excited to live life my husband Adam Dirks."

Hamilton, the surfer behind the movie Soul Surfer, announced her engagement to the Young Life Christian Ministry youth leader on her blog in May.

"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.

According Us Magazine, the pair married on Saturday in Kauai, Hawaii where they both live. It is also the place where Hamilton was attacked by shark in 2003; she lost her left arm due to the attack. Hamilton and her story of determination led to the 2011 movie.

Hamilton and Dirks will now enjoy a glamping-style honeymoon according to Us Magazine. "We're doing a non tropical honeymoon," Hamilton and the celebrity magazine revealed. "We're gonna get a cabin, it's going to be cute."

Posted 8/14/13 at 5:04 PM | CP Blogs

Cassi Thomson Joins Cast of Left Behind

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Last week the filmmakers producing the new Left Behind movie announced that actress Ashley Tisdale would be unable to play the role of Chloe Steele because of a scheduling problem.

Now Tisdale's replacement has been announced: Cassi Thomson, actress in the ABC Family TV series Switched at Birth. Cassi also acted in the TV series Big Love and several TV movies.

Interesting Trivia from Cassi's Twitter account: Today is Cassi's 20th birthday. She has the same birthday as her father.

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