Saturday, January 30, 2010

Official Twilight Convention Hits Nashville

I have been covering the Twilight Convention in Nashville for a couple of week before it even started, and yesterday I got to attend it. I had a wild ride in the snow to and from the Opryland Hotel, too. Here is tons of info on the Twilight convention in Nashville - with more coming!

Vampires! Werewolves! Forks! You name it!

Gil Birmingham was the special guest at the Official Twilight Convention in Nashville January 28 - 30, 2010 where he participated in a Q & A session.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Unbelievable Ghost Ship Tales: 4 Historic Accounts of Ghost Ships |

Unbelievable Ghost Ship Tales: 4 Historic Accounts of Ghost Ships |

More Christian Artists Respond to Earthquake Victims: Michael W. Smith, Jaci Velasquez, TobyMac, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Wynonna, Katinas, more

More Christian artists have been responding to the earthquake in Haiti with songs and concerts. The list just keeps growing!
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Not only is Grammy Award winner and 2010 Grammy nominee TobyMac busy making plans for his spring tour with Skillet on the 'Awake Tonight' tour, but as...
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Three days after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti, Michael W. Smith had a melody and lyrics running through his head. He had not been able to turn away from the terrible images and asked himself what he could do to help.Today he recorded a song for Haiti with over 40 friends from the gospel music community, including Vince Gill, Amy Grant, and Wynonna Judd....
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
Haiti Relief Benefit Concert This Thursday, January 28
The People's Church in Franklin, TN is the site of yet another exciting benefit concert for Haiti...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Artists to Watch in 2010

 Here are a couple of new artists to watch in 2010 - Jennifer Shaw and Chris McClarney:
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
Chris McClarney, the worship pastor at Grace Center church in Franklin, TN, has released Introducing Chris McClarney today, his debut on Kingsway...
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Shaw and her new CD Love Broke Through have recently come to national attention. The first radio single from Love Broke...
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Monday, January 25, 2010

Twilight Convention heading to Nashville; Kellan Lutz cancels Nashville Twilight appearance

  Disappointing news for Twilight fans who were looking forward to seeing Kellan Lutz:
Monday, January 25th, 2010 · 2 comments
Twilight Convention Comes to Nashville 
As reported in "Official Twilight Convention comes to Nashville with Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz and the wolf pack," Summit Entertainment and Creation Entertainment are bringing the Official Twilight Convention Tour to Nashville this weekend - without Kellan Lutz.
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Top Ten Most Amazing True Ghost Ship Stories

True and Amazing Stories of Documented Ghost Ships

These are amazing documented true stories of ghost ships that have been found with their entire crews - vanished

Haiti, Jonny Lang, Amy Grant, American Idol

Lots going on in Nashville and in the gospel music community these days!

Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Concert for Haiti with Jonny Lang, Marc Broussard, Josh Hoge, Dave Barnes and Tommy Sims
Another benefit concert with gospel music connections for the earthquake victims
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Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Amy Grant to Release Somewhere Down the Road
I have some exciting news for Amy Grant fans! The six-time Grammy Award-winner and Nashville native is...
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Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Top 24 American Idol Finalists
The list of Top 24 American Idol finalists has been leaked, and several artists with gospel music ties have made the...
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Valentine's Barbie dolls - past and present: a series on Valentine Barbies

I have to admit -- I really do like Valentine's Barbie dolls. The are too cute!

Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Valentine's Barbie dolls are an annual tradition with many doll collectors, finding their way to grocery store shelves around the middle of January...
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Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Valentine's Day is coming up fast, and another Valentine Barbie is out on Nashville store shelves. This list is of Valentine's Barbie dolls sold from...
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Sunday, January 24th, 2010
The is part three of Valentine's Barbie dolls - past and present: a series on Valentine Barbies and follows Valentine's Day Barbie dolls from 1978 to 1999...
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Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
Valentine Ariel - the Little Mermaid 
In 1997, Mattel and Disney released one of the most whimsical Valentine's dolls when they made the Disney...
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Monday, January 25th, 2010
Cabbage Patch Kids have an interesting history that dates back to 1982 when Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc. began licensing replicas of the dolls...
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Help for Haiti: Nashville's Gospel Artists Come through with Benefits Songs & Concerts for Haiti

Nashville Christian music artists are responding to the earthquake victims in Haitin with a benefit concert and a benefit song:
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
Gospel Artists Record Live Song for Haiti
As reported in Gospel artists Kirk Franklin, Natalie Grant, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp recording benefit song for Haiti, last week I caught wind of a special live recording of a song for Haiti organized by Kirk Franklin. Soon it was confirmed that some of the gospel music industry's biggest stars were in Nashville recording a song to help benefit the poverty-stricken nation of Haiti in response to the 7.0-magnitude earthquake.
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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 · 1 comment
Concert for Haiti Friday Night with Michael W. Smith, Nicole C. Mullen, Plumb, Tommy Sims, Breith, more
As reported in Michael W. Smith, Cindy Morgan, and David Mullen write a song for Haiti, Michael W. Smith has been working with Cindy Morgan and David Mullen on a song to benefit Haiti (see the video below). Now it has been announced that  Michael W. Smith, Nicole C. Mullen, Plumb, Tommy Sims, B. Reith, Cindy Morgan and Bernard Harris will perform at a benefit concert to raise money for Haiti disaster relief on Friday night at The Factory at Franklin....
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Monday, January 18th, 2010
Michael W. Smith, Cindy Morgan, and David Mullen's song for Haiti
It looks like more Nashville gospel artists have come together to write a song to benefit earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Earlier in Gospel artists Kirk Franklin, Natalie Grant, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp recording benefit song for Haiti, I reported that gospel artists Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Natalie Grant, Anthony Evans, Jr. and Mary Mary were among a group who were recording a song to benefit Haiti....
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Monday, January 18th, 2010
Two local entertainment businesses have compiled and distributed lists of relief organizations serving Haiti. Christian Activities Nashville has put...
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Friday, January 15th, 2010 · 1 comment
Gospel Artists Record Song for Haiti
A group of gospel artists organized by Kirk Franklin has gathered in Nashville this evening to record a benefit...
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John Edwards Admits Child is His; Tiger Woods in Sex Rehab

Two disappointing stories from this week:

Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has finally been forced to admit that he fathered his two-year-old daughter Frances Quinn with his (former?) mistress Rielle Hunter.
By Kathryn E. Darden |  Published 1/21/2010

It appears Woods may actually be in sex therapy as the National Enquirer has posted exclusive photos of Tiger Woods in rehab for sexual addiction at a clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Movie Reviews: Book of Eli; The Boys Are Back; No Greater Love, No Country for Old Men

The first three movies are all at least somewhat faith based - the last one, not so much!

Thursday, January 14th, 2010
The Book of Eli with Denzel Washington & Gary Oldman
Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, and Mila Kunis star in the somber, post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller The Book of Eli...
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Starring Clive Owen, Laura Fraser, Nicholas McAnulty and George MacKay, The Boys Are Back is the chronicle of a father and his two sons.
By Kathryn E. Darden |  Published 1/15/2010

Sunday, January 17th, 2010
No Greater Love with Anthony Tyler Quinn & Danielle Bisutti
Anthony Tyler Quinn (Boy Meets World) and Danielle Bisutti (Raising the Bar, True Jackson) star in the faith-based film No Greater Love...
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No Country for Old Men with Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin on DVD

Call It, Friendo: Heads or Tails?
On April 7th, No Country for Old Men: Collector's Edition released on Blu-ray and DVD from Miramax Films and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. No Country for Old Men is a fairly modern-day, violent Western directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and stars Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Who is Kirk Cameron: Religious Nut or Man of Conviction?

Kirk Cameron has become one of my favorite celebrities to write about. I admire what he has come to stand for.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
A Closer Look at the Star of "Growing Pains," "Left Behind," and "Fireproof"

Kirk Cameron - Religious Nut or Man of Conviction

Kirk Cameron is one of the most interesting and oddly controversial celebrities to have survived Hollywood. To some he is a religious fanatic; to others a man of conviction. Cameron has shared his life story and testimony at several events in Nashville, including some I attended: a Left Behind promotional tour, a media event, and the Worship City Praise event...
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Does Miley Cyrus travel with a Hannah Montana doll? Pop star almost gets in wrong car without Barbie

Monday, January 11th, 2010
Miley Cyrus made the news again when she tried to get in wrong car. The Nashville teen parked her Prius in front of the Coffee Bean and went in to...
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