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Celebs Speak Out Over Paris Terrorist Attack

January 8th, 2015 5:30pm EST
Charlie Hebdo rally in Trafalgar Square, London
Several celebrities have spoken out about the terrorist attack on the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, a massacre in which 12 people were killed by two Muslim extremists over the publication of cartoons featuring the Muslim prophet Mohammed.

The atrocious attack on free speech claimed the lives of eight employees of the magazine, a guest editor, two policemen and a person who was at the reception desk inside the building that houses the magazine's offices. Eleven others were wounded, four of whom remain in serious condition.

Numerous demonstrations were held Wednesda...
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Why Are The Muslims Mad At Selena Gomez?

January 2nd, 2015 9:55am EST
Why Are Muslims Mad At Selena Gomez?
Selena Gomez has gotten herself in trouble for showing a little too much skin.

Just... not the skin you're thinking of (and please, don't tell us what skin you're thinking of). She's under fire for showing off her ankle.

Gomez and friends (specifically: Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Cody Simpson and Shay Mitchell) visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi this week.

They took a few pictures- one of everyone goofing around, and another of Gomez pulling aside her ankle-length skirt to show off some leg.

And all of that is a GIGANTIC no-no, per mosque rules. The mosque strictly forb...
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Sarah Palin Shows Christmas Cleavage In Viral Video (Watch)

December 23rd, 2014 9:27am EST
Sarah Palin Shows Christmas Cleavage In Viral Video (Watch)
Sarah Palin's excited for you to read her Christmas book, "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas."

SO excited, in fact, that she's taken the opportunity to plug the book (written in 2013 for last year's Christmas) in a new video on her online news channel.

But it seems doubtful that people will be talking much about how to "protect the heart of Christmas" (which, according to Palin, is a two-pronged process- stopping "a few angry atheists with attorneys," then brewing a hearty moose chili).

Instead, they'll be talking about Palin's cleavage, nearly spilling out o...
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Jim Bob Dugger Responds To Petition To Cancel '19 Kids And Counting'

December 18th, 2014 11:27am EST
Jim Bob Duggar
A smug Jim Bob Duggar isn't acting so Christian as of late!

A petition urging TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” over the political views of the Duggar family “won’t succeed,” according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar.

Duggar then stated, "It's giving the family more exposure."

In a speech he and wife Michelle gave to the Booster Banquet at Hannibal-LaGrange University in November, Duggar stated the following, “Our show is the number one show on TLC. We love everybody. It’s a small group creating this fuss. All it has done is give us more exposure. We’ve gained 50,000 Facebook fans ...
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Glenn Close Was In A Religious Cult For 15 Years

October 17th, 2014 12:18pm EDT
Glenn Close
Glenn Close has revealed she was entrenched in a religious cult for 15 years while growing up. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress opened up about her time as a member of the Moral Re-Armament (MRA), which she joined with her father and siblings.

She was able to find the strength at age 22 to leave.

She explained, "You basically weren't allowed to do anything, or you were made to feel guilty about any unnatural desire. If you talk to anybody who was in a group that basically dictates how you're supposed to live and what you're supposed to say and how you're suppose...
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Ben Affleck Gets Into Heated Debate With Bill Maher Over Islam

October 6th, 2014 10:12am EDT
Ben Affleck Gets Into Heated Debate With Bill Maher Over Islam
Ben Affleck went head to head with Bill Maher during a panel discussion of current affairs on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" on Friday. The actor, who was on the show to promote his new film "Gone Girl," got angry when Maher and author Sam Harris began discussing radical Islamists.

Feeling they were stereotyping all Muslims, Affleck told them their talk was "gross" and "racist."

When Harris explained the need to criticize bad ideas and called Islam “the motherload of bad ideas,” Affleck responded, “That’s an ugly thing to say.”

The actor continued: "How about the more than a billion p...
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Gwyneth Paltrow Is Converting To Judaism

September 5th, 2014 11:05am EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow Is Converting To Judaism
Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly converting to judaism. The actress has followed Kabbalah for several years and is ready to officially embrace the Jewish religion, according to the New York Post.

Paltrow's late father, film producer Bruce Paltrow, was jewish, and she's good friends with the co-director of the Kabbalah Centre. Her mother, Blythe Danner, is a Christian. She was raised under the traditions of both religions.

Paltrow appeared in a 2011 episode of NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" which reported that her family was descended from a line of Eastern European rabbis.

She referred t...
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Unbelievers: 11 Celebrity Atheists

August 9th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Unbelievers: 11 Celebrity Atheists
According to a Gallup poll, about 77 percent of Americans identify with being Christian. When it comes to not believing in a god, atheists are in a small minority. These celebrities however, are going against the popular opinion and speaking out against organized religion.

Ricky Gervais

When one thinks of celebrity atheists, Ricky Gervais is usually the name the pops up first. The comedian and actor is outspoken when it comes to his belief (or lack thereof), as well as most things he has opinions about. If you search "Ricky Gervais atheist," thousands of results pop up, including intervi...
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Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Spotted Together At Bible Study

June 20th, 2014 3:03pm EDT
Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Spotted Together At Bible Study
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were seen at a bible study last night, confirming reports that the two are reconciling at some level.

Stalker Sarah (that's what she calls herself), who has collected over 8000 photos of her hanging out with celebrities, tweeted that Justin and Selena were at a packed bible study.

Justin & Selena were in a very popular weekly bible study tonight. It was a packed house and I was so happy to see them there with Hugo

— Stalker Sarah (@SarahMOnline) June 19, 2014

A source of Us Magazine confirms the story, telling them, "They were very lovey-dovey and cute.....
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Roma Downey On 'Son Of God': 'We Had Something Very Special'

June 4th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
Roma Downey On 'Son Of God': 'We Had Something Very Special'
As we prepare to celebrate Father's Day, Fox Home Entertainment has released Son of God, the feature film telling the story of Jesus which was adapted from the hit miniseries The Bible. Last week, BFTV spoke with Son of God producer and star Roma Downey to discuss the transition from miniseries to film, working professionally with her husband Mark Burnett, and how they are building on their success with future inspirational projects.

How was Son of God pulled together from the epic ten hours of The Bible? "It began while we were filming the Bible series," Roma - who stars in the movie as M...
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