Last night on the semifinals of The Voice, contestant Christian Cuevas (who is on Alicia Keys' Team), may have performed the evening's most memorable song with his cover of Israel Houghton’s “To Worship You I Live,” which featured a full-on worship choir.
Keys said that the song was “a dream-come-true performance,” and Blake Shelton added, “Whether you’re doing an uptempo, fun song or a sad song or a song of faith and worship like you just did, you have the ability to make us feel ...That’s the mark of a great artist.” Discuss
The Writers Guild of America released the 2017 nominations for the top television, new media, news and radio achievements last night.
Some of our favorite shows from 2015 have managed to secure their spot again this year, with the exception of 2016’s most noteworthy shows, including Atlanta, Stranger Things and Westworld. The winners will be announced on February 19.
By now, you’ve probably seen some of the controversy surrounding Buzzfeed and a recent article they published about the church attended by Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the series Fixer Upper.
The story, titled “Chip And Joanna Gaines’ Church Is Firmly Against Same-Sex Marriage” has been updated several times since it was first released on Nov. 29, but says their church “takes a hard line against same-sex marriage and promotes converting LGBT people into being straight.” The story poses the questions, “So are the Gaineses against same-sex marriage? And would they ever feature a same-sex couple on the show, as have HGTV’s House Hunters and Property Brothers?”
In a statement in response to the piece, HGTV said, “We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows. HGTV is proud to have a crystal clear, consistent record of including people from all walks of life in its series.”
In an interview with Todd Starnes, the church’s pastor, Jimmy Seibert, said, "We are not only not anti-gay, but we are pro-helping people in their journey to find out who God is and who He has made them to be.
Now, for the first time since the story was published, one of the stars of the series has spoken out. Though it’s unclear if they will “make a statement” about the story or their personal beliefs, he called on fans to show respect to the writers behind it:
Regardless of our decision to make a statement about all this craziness, or not, I ask that people please! respect @KateAurthur & @ginamei
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Advent is in full swing, Christmas is coming, we’ll all be gathering regularly with family and friends.
And also there’s a bunch of new movies, shows and documentaries on Netflix. There’s a lot there, so we tried to narrow the list for you. Here are seven movies (and shows) now on Netflix we think you should know about: Read More
The creator of Full House has just purchased the show’s iconic San Franciscan home. The Hollywood Reporter recently announced that the series originator, Jeff Franklin, purchased the house for $4.15 million.
Franklin told The Hollywood Reporter, “The house came on the market and really, I just thought, I have to buy this house. I'm so sentimental about the house. It's great to have the house in our Full House family and be able to preserve it for the fans. … Seriously, I love owning this house."
Apparently, Franklin wants the house to be a gift to the fans and has plans to make the property look as close to the Tanner family home as possible. He reportedly has already made some renovations to the exterior by painting front door back to its original red. The creator of the '90s sitcom also told THR about some of the other plans he has for the Full House-house.
"I need to do some construction work on the inside, and do a seismic retrofit so the building is safe. It still has the original, brick foundation from 1883, and the whole house needs to be brought up to code.”
The project could take a while, but if Bob Saget taught us anything it is this: Good things take time.