Syrian Christian town where Jesus’ language remains in use celebrates Christmas (VIDEO)

One of the places where Christmas was celebrated on Tuesday is Maaloula, a small town near Damascus, where residents still speak Aramaic, the language used by Jesus Christ. Maaloula is located in a mountainous area near the Syrian capital, where two ancient Christian monasteries also stand. The area saw heavy fighting against Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists in […]

A Michigan sheriff asked not to be arrested on drunk driving charges: ‘Jesus Christ, I’m a sheriff’

Nick Starichenko/Shutterstock On November 16, Michigan sheriff Scott Stephenson was arrested on suspicions of drunk driving after leaving a deer hunting camp. He can be heard saying in footage WJRT obtained that he couldn’t be arrested, adding, “Jesus Christ, I’m a sheriff.” Stephenson was found asleep behind the wheel of his car, which was parked […]

Just Messing: Twitter outrage at Bernie Sanders being cast as a JUDAS to Hillary ‘Jesus’ Clinton

Actor Debra Messing has been slammed over reposting a tweet which boldly refers to Hillary Clinton as being a “modern-day Jesus” who was “betrayed and crucified” by Judas – also known as Bernie Sanders. “Today @DebraMessing decided to share a tweet to her half-million followers accusing Bernie of being ‘Judas’ who ‘betrayed’ & ‘crucified’ the […]

Texas father stabs toddler to death while screaming ‘Jesus is coming’

Texas police are investigating the motive behind a senseless act of violence in which a screaming man stabbed his 16-month-old toddler to death in public, despite an armed neighbor’s intervention to stop him. The attacker was heard shouting gibberish before charging his kid with a knife in a common area of the Oak Forest Apartments […]

Netflix Producing Mark Millar Movies & TV Shows, Including ‘Empress’, ‘American Jesus’, and More

Netflix purchased comic book writer Mark Millar‘s Millarworld company last year, and they’ve already teamed up to release the streaming service’s first comic book, The Magic Order. But Netflix didn’t buy Millar’s company solely to make comic books: they’re in it for that sweet, sweet intellectual property. The first batch of Millarworld movies and TV shows […]

Performer of the Week: Jesus Christ Superstar's Brandon Victor Dixon

THE PERFORMER|Brandon Victor Dixon THE SHOW|Jesus Christ Superstar Live (April 1, 2018) THE PERFORMANCE| Good god almighty, did NBC choose the right person to play Judas in its Jesus Christ Superstar Live or what? Broadway mainstay/Power actor Dixon brought history’s most famous betrayer to vivid life in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera, […]

Jesus Christ Superstar Makeup Boss Gives Us the Scoop on Those Holy (and Bill O'Reilly-Disapproved) Tattoos

Forty minutes into NBC’s broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live on Sunday, former Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly tweeted his displeasure with the production’s choice to depict the Son of Man’s followers as a bunch of inked-up true believers. “My best friend texted me right after she saw it,” Superstar makeup designer Joe Dulude II — who […]

Ratings: Jesus Christ Superstar Bests Idol to Lord Over Easter Sunday

Jesus Christ Superstar Live ruled Easter Sunday. NBC’s rousing production delivered 9.4 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating, topping the night on both counts while placing fourth in audience and sixth in the demo among the past four-plus years of live musical events (as detailed below). TVLine readers gave the show an average grade […]

Jesus Christ Superstar Live's Best and Worst Moments — Plus: Grade It!

NBC doled out quite the religious experience Sunday, giving viewers a tw0-and-a-half-hour live performance of Jesus Christ Superstar on one of Christianity’s holiest days: Easter. The event’s cast drew from a variety of genres, featuring R&B star John Legend as Jesus, singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, rock legend Alice Cooper as King Herod and Power‘s Brandon […]