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Posted Thursday 10/18/18 at 5:51PM EDT
Watch the trailer for Leah Remini's A&E special on Jehovah's Witnesses
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: The Jehovah’s Witnesses' Special Event airs on Nov. 13.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 5:47PM EDT
Leah Remini is working on a special focused on Jehovah's Witnesses
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The A&E special is the first under a new deal Remini signed with the cable network to produce new TV projects as she looks at other religions aside from Scientology.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 12:23PM EDT
Joy Behar apologizes on The View for her Mike Pence comments comparing his Christianity with mental illness
After Behar apologized privately to the vice president, he asked that she "use the form of that program or some other public forum to apologize to tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended." So this morning, Behar publicly apologized for her comments on The View. "I think Vice President Pence is right,” she said “I was raised to respect everyone’s religious faith and I fell short of that. I sincerely apologize for what I said.”
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
The Good Place is getting everybody to talk about religion and the afterlife
Source: The Outline
“The question of who gets into heaven, and how, has provoked religious disagreement and sectarianism since the concept of religion entered human consciousness,” says Laura Turner. “It has also, in a charming surprise, been the subject of one of the most popular TV shows of the last year — the Michael Schur-created series The Good Place. When, in recent memory, has a television show led people to talk so much about heaven and hell, and to rethink their preconceptions of what seem like stodgy, irrelevant concepts in a secular society? Suddenly, everyone from the evangelical magazine Christianity Today to The Hollywood Reporter to The New Yorker is thinking about the afterlife.” ALSO: Jameela Jmail says “people make fun of how much of a fan I am of the show in real life.”