The Sinner centers on a young mother (Biel) who is overcome by a fit of rage and commits a public act of violence. The incident launches a surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the who or the what—but the why. A rogue investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's motive, and together they travel a path into her psyche and the secrets hidden in her past.
Given the name, we're guessing Biel’s role on the show will be a little different than the one of a preacher's kid on 7th Heaven. Despite the differences, it’s safe to assume The Sinner will definitely be dealing with some spiritual themes. Discuss
Pop singer Ciara is speaking out about abstinence. She was recently interviewed by the magazine Cosmopolitan South Africa, and discussed why she and her husband—NFL quarterback Russell Wilson—were so vocal about remaining abstinent until they were married.
Wilson, who was previously married, and Ciara, who has a child with hip-hop star Future, made headlines when they told fans that they planned on waiting until they got married to have sex. The two are both vocal Christians. She said,
You shouldn’t feel like you have to give your body away to get someone to like you … I really believe that when you focus on a friendship, you have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for a relationship — and once you know you’re really great friends and you’re what we call ‘equally yoked,’ where you share the same values or the same outlook on life, it kind of sets the tone. Knowing that you’ll always have the friendship and that you can always go back to it is very important, and very powerful.
Wilson previously discussed their relationship and abstinence, telling CBS News “If you can love somebody without that, then you can really love somebody.” Discuss
Another '90s hit is getting reboot. Kenya Barris—the mastermind behind the acclaimed sitcom Black-ish—is developing a remake of the 1992 basketball comedy White Men Can’t Jump. NBA star Blake Griffin and NFL player Ryan Kalil are also helping to produce the project.
Though the original film starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes was a mainstream sports comedy, it also occasionally touched on some heavier themes including race, friendship and morality.
Barris’ Black-ish, which he created for ABC, has garnered widespread critical acclaimed for mixing comedy with bigger discussions about social themes like police brutality, racial injustice, the church and politics. Discuss