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March 27, 2014 | By David Horsey
Until film director Darren Aronofsky got his hands on it, the old tale of Noah's Ark had devolved into a cute children's fable of giraffes and elephants and bears and bunnies crowding onto a big boat. Aronofsky has re-envisioned it as what it really has always been: an apocalyptic, end-of-the-world disaster story. Biblical literalists, though, are not entirely happy about this new telling of one of the most ancient stories in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Aronofsky's “Noah” opens Friday in theaters across the country and the big question for Paramount, the studio that paid more than $130 million to produce the film, is whether the large Christian audience that showed up for Mel Gibson's “The Passion of the Christ” and the more recent “Son of God” will pay to see what Aronofsky has called “the least biblical film ever made.” PHOTOS: Horsey on Hollywood If Glenn Beck has his way, no right thinking person will go see the movie.
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NEWS
April 21, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Mike Huckabee is siding with Michelle Obama over Glenn Beck after the conservative talk show host jabbed him for his "bigger government tendencies. " On his HuckPAC web site Thursday , the former Arkansas governor defends his support for the first lady's "Let's Move!" anti-obesity initiative, which he says is about personal responsibility and "not the government literally taking candy from a baby's mouth. " "I'm no fan of her husband's policies for sure, but I have appreciated her efforts that Beck misrepresented -- either out of ignorance or out of a deliberate attempt to distort them to create yet another 'boogey man' hiding in the closet that he and only he can see," Huckabee writes.
OPINION
January 4, 2014
Re "Myths to ditch in 2014," Opinion, Dec. 31 In a departure from speaking like one of the insular Republicans who criticize the Democrats in tones guaranteed to meet with closed-mindedness, Jonah Goldberg did both sides a service with this column. He got my attention by confessing that polarization by the right is as deleterious to the legislative process as that of the left. He closed with a plea in 2014 for more tolerance and effort at mutual understanding on both sides. My wish for 2014 is that he become an exemplar of his own advice.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Glenn Beck's TV presence may have dimmed since his transition from Fox News to his own Internet station, but his power on the radio is still strong. Monday he announced a renewal with Premiere Networks to syndicate his radio show for five more years. The deal would mean a reported $100 million for Beck's multimedia company, Mercury Radio Arts. Beck's show, "The Glenn Beck Program," is the third-highest rated radio show in the country behind fellow conservative pundits Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
NEWS
August 21, 2012 | by Carolyn Kellogg
Last week, Christian publisher Thomas Nelson pulled the book "The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson" by David Barton after it was shown to have included several inaccuracies. In recalling the book, which was published in April, Thomas Nelson noted that it had received complaints and concluded that "some historical details included in the book that were not adequately supported.” In July, the History News Network voted the book the " least credible history book in print . " Now conservative commentator Glenn Beck plans to put out a new edition of "The Jefferson Lies" on his publishing imprint, Mercury Ink. Beck wrote the introduction to the original edition of the book.
NEWS
October 16, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Terry Richardson shot Oprah Winfrey for the November edition of Harper's Bazaar. In the issue, she says that what was initially missing from her OWN network was "me. It required my full-on energy. " She also talks about being a bath fanatic, among other things. [Harper's Bazaar] Conservative commentator Glenn Beck has launched his own line of made-in-America jeans, 1791 Denim from 1791 Supply & Co. (1791 is the year the Bill of Rights was ratified.) [Glennbeck.com] Rachel Zoe, of Bravo's  "The Rachel Zoe Project," and her husband Rodger Berman have sold a scripted comedy show based on Zoe's life to NBC. And Tyra Banks of "America's Next Top Model " is working on a scripted show based on herself for ABC. [Deadline]
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Barely a year after leaving Fox News, Glenn Back is back on the airwaves. On Wednesday, satellite broadcaster Dish Network announced that The Blaze, Beck's 24-hour online news and opinion network, would be available to its subscribers starting at 5 p.m. EDT. Beck departed Fox News in June 2011 amid declining ratings for his eponymous program and allegations that he was becoming increasingly extreme in his viewpoint. A year ago exactly, he launched GBTV, an online video channel which has attracted some 300,000 paid subscribers.
OPINION
August 31, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
Predictably, conservative commentator Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally Saturday on the National Mall has evoked a lot of consternation. For instance, Greg Sargent of the Washington Post argues that because the rally explicitly avoided trumpeting a political agenda, it was all the more insidiously political. "Beck repeatedly claimed that his rally wasn't meant to be 'political,' " writes Sargent. "As high-minded as that may sound, the real point of stressing the rally's apolitical goals was political.
OPINION
September 1, 2010 | Tim Rutten
At least Glenn Beck isn't among the nearly one in five Americans who believe President Obama is a Muslim. Nor, as far as he's yet admitted, is he among the majority of Republicans who actually told Newsweek's pollsters that they believe the president hopes to impose Sharia, or Islamic law, on America. No, Beck — who appears to be campaigning for prelate of an amorphous new civil religion — believes that Obama schemes to impose collectivism because he is an adherent of liberation theology.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The day after "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson was suspended from the hit A&E reality series, fans and nonfans of the series took to social media to either express their outrage at A&E for removing Robertson from the show or for airing the show in the first place. Robertson was put on an indefinite filming hiatus after the publication of an interview in the January issue of GQ magazine in which he made controversial remarks about gay people and civil rights that drew heat from GLAAD, among others.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Bob Costas and Glenn Beck might want to avoid making plans to catch a Redskins game together.  Beck, the outspoken right-wing radio host, is fuming after Costas aired an editorial criticizing the Washington Redskins' nickname as an ethnic "insult" and "slur" to Native Americans during Sunday's telecast of the NFL game between the Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.  The longtime NBC sportscaster noted other team mascots and nicknames that...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Oh, Geraldo, did you have to chicken out? If you're going to make a statement - in your case, a semi-nude statement - you should stick with it! Geraldo Rivera showed his bold self, and nearly his whole self, in a semi-nude selfie photo he tweeted out early Sunday morning, barely towel-clad way below the waist. The caption ? "70 is the new 50. (Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age...)" Erica, FYI, is his wife of 10 years. And if that weren't enough ... Then he deleted the picture.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
Things got a little weird on the "Today" show Wednesday morning when celebrity chef Paula Deen showed up for the appearance she bailed on two days ago to speak publicly about her use of racial epithets.  Appearing defensive and more than a little paranoid, she contradicted her own court testimony, claiming to Matt Lauer that she only used the "n-word" on one occasion, 30 years ago, after she had "a gun put to my head … [by] someone I had gone out on a limb for. " She blamed black people for making it hard to know if the n-word is even offensive.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Anne Rice, the author of "Interview With the Vampire" and two books about the life of Jesus Christ, had never heard of celebrity chef Paula Deen until last Friday, but she believes the TV personality is being "crucified. " Rice wrote a brief defense of Deen on her Facebook page on Friday, then engaged in further discussion with her fans, many of whom wrote to express their dismay that Rice would defend the chef. Deen has been embroiled in a scandal stemming from a court deposition in which she admitted to having a history of using racial epithets.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
In a lengthy tirade on his Web broadcast Wednesday, Glenn Beck came to the defense of embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen, describing her past use of the N-word as a “violation of political correctness, nothing more” and suggesting that she was the victim of “McCarthyism.” Although Beck acknowledged that as an employer the Food Network was well within its rights to dismiss Deen, as it did Friday, he used her predicament to warn viewers about...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2009 | James Rainey
Radio and TV host Glenn Beck likes to talk about the potential collapse of the American economy. He also likes to talk about buying gold as a hedge against the unknown. The proximity of those ideas, the plethora of gold ads around his Fox program and Beck's work as a paid pitchman for one gold firm have some in the media wondering whether the conservative commentator has a conflict of interest. Since conflicts are in the eye of the beholder, Beck should consider himself lucky if the public doesn't judge him by the where-there's-smoke-there's-fire standard he uses to condemn his own adversaries.
NATIONAL
November 24, 2009 | By James Oliphant
Glenn Beck wants to become . . . a community organizer. The voluble Fox News television host says he hopes to transform his personal celebrity into political action and has begun to assemble a movement to "change America's course." Beck announced his intentions at a weekend rally at a retirement community outside Orlando, Fla., where he was promoting his new book, "Arguing With Idiots." He continued outlining his ideas during his radio and TV shows Monday. "America, we cannot wait for a leader anymore," Beck said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2012 | By David Ng
Glenn Beck, art critic, is back. The conservative commentator posted an online video Tuesday in which he addressed at length the subject of "obscene" art and the 1st Amendment. In an homage to Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ," Beck concluded by dunking a likeness of President Obama in a mason jar filled with a clear yellow liquid.  Beck offered to sell the work, titled "Obama in Pee Pee," for $25,000. "It's all protected by this document," he said, pointing to a copy of the Constitution.  "So whether you're offended by this one or by this one," Beck said, pointing to various examples of controversial art, "it sucks to be you, doesn't it?"
OPINION
November 13, 2012
Re “ Reality crashes this party ,” column, Nov. 10 Sandy Banks' analysis of what went wrong on the Republican side with the election was as logical, concise and right-on as any I have seen or heard from the professional pundits. America is changing - as is the world - and people share the same basic DNA, whatever their skin color or country of origin. If the Republicans continue to deny the unalterable changing demographics of our crowded planet, their political future is very much in doubt.
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