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”I want to go downtown and buy 1,500 tickets to this movie and give them away to the homeless.” Tyrese Gibson wants to “make sure the less fortunate can go see this movie.”
The actor talked to EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas about his new flick, “Black Nativity“ and why it is important to have faith based films in 2013.
“There are a lot of people giving up.” Gibson hopes the films message will “give hope to the hopeless, inspire the uninspired, and motivate the unmotivated.”
Nativity” is a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play of the same name.
“We all wake up every day with big smiles, big energy but most of us have real situations on our minds. Disappointments, issues, conflicts, and insecurities,” said the singer/actor. “There is so much stuff that gets exposed in this movie, I think it is going to force a lot of people and families to have those conversations they have been running away from because you can only be so busy before stuff catches up to you.”
Gibson said he was “honored to get the phone call to be a part of the movie because the ‘Nativity’ has a different heartbeat.”
Read and see more at EurWeb.com
Well, you knew these men couldn’t go on a late night talk show and not say something that would get people riled up. The case of Preachers of L.A. appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show Friday night and continued to defend their reality show.
Arsenio mentioned the “haters” and that instantly got all the men ready to speak on it. Pastor Clarence McClendon was the first to respond saying:
“Anytime you’re moving into space that’s unchartered, you’re going to have haters. Jesus had haters. Anytime you’re pushing the envelope. Opinions come and opinions go; I believe we are moving into an area where others will follow.”
Bishop Noel Jones popped in to add, “If you don’t have haters, you’re not that gifted.”
Jones also moved into a conversation about what his friends have about him being on a reality show of this nature. Jones’ best friend, Bishop T.D. Jakes has gone on record about his disapproval of the show and not agreeing with Jones’ decision to apear on it. He said:
I didn’t get on the reality show to make enemies out of my friends. Each person is entitled to their opinion and each person has to operate in their space according to the conceptualization that they have as it relates to other people. And I am NOT going to play ping pong with the opinions of my friends.
Arsenio had the men on for the full hour and at some point, he had them do a “Preach Off.” The title was “This Life Is Not A Reality Show” and each pastor was given 30 seconds to deliver their sermon. Of course, there were no winners – minus those who actually got something out of it -but it was a chance to see how each of them reach their respective congregations.
Check the next page for video from their appearance.
Preachers of L.A., if you don’t already know, comes on Oxygen at 10pm Wednesday nights.
Last month a peculiar photo surfaced of Hollywood producer Tyler Perry laying hands on Bishop T.D. Jakes. It turns out that that the photo was taken the day after the annual Christian conference, MegaFest.
“I can’t even explain what happened today at #TPHDallas…u have to see it for yourself!,” Bishop Jakes tweeted about the photo.
While some credit the occurrence as an awesome move of God, others gave both Bishop Jakes and Tyler the super side-eye, insisting that it was pretty ironic how Tyler laid hands on Bishop Jakes and sowed a seed of $1 million into The Potter’s House ministry all in the same night. During a recent interview with JET Magazine, the Let It Go author responded critics, insisting that everyone is in need of prayer–regardless of who may be doing the praying.
“When you start talking about prayer, no one is exempt from the need of it,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter who it comes from as long as it comes from a place of purity,” he continued.
Bishop Jakes–who has been quite successful since venturing into the film industry–also defended himself against those who question his motives for filmmaking.
“When I’m asked what does filmmaking have to do with being a member of the clergy, I often direct them back to Jesus who told parables.”
“If those stories were put to screen, they would be movies. The great commission calls Christians to go into the world and spread the Good News. We can use television, we can use books, but there are more people in the theaters on Friday nights than the pews on Sunday morning.”
What do you think of his response?
While the first episode of Preachers of LA received a mixed response from our readership, it’s getting absolutely panned as “junk” by Potter’s House founder, T.D. Jakes. The famed pastor, author and producer feels a certain type of way about the men giving the impression that pastors of megachurches, and even small churches, are getting money from their members (knowingly as well) to pay for their lavish lifestyles. He also just thinks the men of the show are being “slimy,” and it’s not appreciated. According to EEW online magazine, during Sunday service in Dallas in front of his massive congregation, Jakes shared his thoughts on the show, distancing himself from it and reminding his flock that “I’m not from L.A. I’m from Dallas!”
“Now, I know you been watching that junk on TV. I want to tell you right now, not one dime of what you’re sowing right now will buy my suit. I want you to know my car is paid for. I want you to know I got my house on my own. I want you to know I’m not bling-blinging. I am not shake and bake. I had money when I came to Dallas and I plan to have some when I leave.
You did not buy what I got. I had it when I came here. You know I had it when I came here. The devil is a lie! I have sold enough books and produced enough movies. I don’t need your offering to pay for this little slimy suit. So I rebuke that spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.
The people who have been here a while can go through my track record and prove when I said something, I did it. When we went after something, we bought it. When we wanted the land, we paid for it. When we wanted the school, we built it. When we went after this church we burned the mortgage on this church.
You don’t do that kind of business being shake and bake and slimy…So let the work I’ve done speak for me. You are sowing into good ground; and the 300 families that are employed in this ministry eat from this ministry, work in this ministry, and help us to produce the excellence that we do. The natives all over Kenya drink water because of this ministry. And the hospital in Nairobi survives because of this ministry.
I do not need you to buy my car. I got this.”
Definitely some strong statements. It seems that Jakes doesn’t think the show sends the right message, and is too centered on materialism and mansions than putting focus on God’s message. But what do you think if you’ve watched the program?
Tomorrow afternoon, BET will air its newest television program, “Mind, Body, Soul,” a talk show hosted by megachurch pastor, Bishop T.D. Jakes. Though we’ve seen a slew of talk shows launched this past television season, none have been hosted by a preacher, nor established with a spiritual focus, which is why we were excited to sit down with Bishop Jakes and talk to him about his latest venture.
In our interview, the pastor, who has been ministering for 37 years, talked to us about his hopes for the program and his enthusiasm about people finally getting to see him as a person, as opposed to a personality. We also asked Bishop Jakes how he feels about the mission of his talk show in comparison to the rise of faith-based reality shows like the upcoming “Pastors of LA” — which he said he’s not down with. And we also asked a few burning questions about the increasing African American Atheist movement and his thoughts on single black women in the church.
Check out all Bishop T.D. Jakes had to say in the video above. Will you be watching “Mind, Body, Soul” on Sundays at 12p on BET?
Yesterday, I was scrolling through Instagram when I stumbled across the picture you see above. The person who posted it must have assumed it was fake because they captioned the image: “I hate black people.” You know the phrase we often use when we recognize the lengths we’ll go just to get a laugh. But this, ladies and gentleman, was no joke. That really is a picture of Tyler Perry laying hands on T.D. Jakes and it really did happen. Talk about role reversal.
On Sunday, Tyler Perry was in Dallas, TX attending Bishop Jakes’ Megafest. Sometime during the service, Perry says he was moved to donate $1 million dollars to Jakes’ youth center. He took the mic and shared this with the congregation:
“God I don’t know what you’re doing but I heard your voice.”
The crowd erupted in shouts and applause and Perry started speaking in tongues before he continued sharing.
“When you hear the voice of God you move. Don’t worry about what nobody says to you. Don’t worry about what it looks like. Don’t worry about your enemy. Don’t worry about your hater. He will bless you. He will lift you…”
Then Perry launched into a mini sermon talking about how we often miss the blessings God has for us because we’re too concerned about people are going to say or think about it.
“Sometimes you spend too much time worrying about your haters. You spend too much time worrying about people talking about you. But what you need to understand is that the Bible says in order for you to be blessed, your haters have to be present. The book of Psalms says he prepareth a table for me in the presence of my enemies. So in order for me to eat, they have to be present.”
After that Perry began praying for Jakes. As he was asking God to keep his anointing on Jakes, Perry was walking toward him until he eventually placed his hands on the top of his head. Which is what you see in the picture above.
The people in Dallas felt it. Bishop Jakes even tweeted this about the experience.
— TD Jakes (@BishopJakes) September 2, 2013
But as with anything spiritually related, there were doubters. Plenty of them. There are those saying the only reasons Jakes “got happy” was because Perry was talking about money. And then there were those saying Perry had no right to be up there because he’s a closeted homosexual who makes his money dressing as a woman.
For those who didn’t grow up in a church where laying hands was customary, I’m sure this appears fake and a little alarming. Personally, I’m learning everyday not to speak on what God can and cannot do. We can’t put him in a box. Whether you like Tyler Perry or not, it would be hard to deny, as a Christian, that he’s been blessed. And since God has sewn into him, it doesn’t surprise me that not only would he want to give to others but that he would be led to pray for and even lay hands on Jakes… and it could be authentic and genuine.
But that’s just me.
Check out the video of Tyler Perry laying hands on T.D. Jakes on the next page and tell us what you think.
It’s officially the year of Madiba. While some are already talking about Oscar buzz for Idris Elba in his portrayal of Nelson Mandela for the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, which comes out this fall, some of you guys forgot that Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson have been working on their own Mandela film for years now. They first started talking about Winnie in 2010, but the film seemed to fall off the radar since it never officially hit the big screen. But hold up wait a minute! A new US trailer has been released for the film, brought to you by T.D. Jakes, and the name of the film has been changed from Winnie to Winnie Mandela.
The film will now try to step on the toes of Elba’s Long Walk To Freedom, and will be released on September 6 (in how many theaters, we’re not sure), just a few months before Long Walk To Freedom comes out on November 29. However, the focus of Winnie Mandela is clearly more about the former wife of Mandela and her struggle to keep his fight against apartheid going while he was in prison, and as she faced major challenges from the police and government. It’s also about the drama that came later in life for her around her divorce with Madiba and accusations of violence. From the trailer alone, it looks like it’s going to be pretty entertaining, but you never know these days. Trailers can play tricks on you. Check it out for yourself and let us know if you would see it!
Bishop T.D. Jakes is the host of a new talk show, slated to debut on BET this fall. The television program, which bears the name of the Dallas megachurch pastor is titled, T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul. The network recently announced the show, which they refer to as “better talk,” along with a couple of other originally scripted series that made the fall lineup. A brief description of the new program, found on the network’s wesite reads:
“BET brings better talk with spiritual leader, educator and humanitarian Bishop T.D. Jakes as host of a brand-new talk show. Covering a wide range of topics including health and wellness, finance and relationships, Bishop Jakes unearths deeper conversations on the topics that matter to Black America. The areas of wellness, love and relationships deserve better conversations and deeper insights. Count on Bishop T.D. Jakes to provide plenty of both every Sunday.”
According to the Christian Post, this isn’t the first time Jakes and the Potters House attempted to develop a program of this nature. Back in 2009 the ministry attempted to develop a show for CBS, but as a result of the country’s suffering economy, it was never brought to fruition. It’s great to see that Jakes, whose Dallas church is home to an estimated 30,000 members, didn’t allow the minor roadblock to deter him in the pursuit of his dreams.
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul is scheduled to air every Sunday beginning this fall.
With all of that being said, will you watch?
Fred Hammond’s Alleged Ex Makes Explosive Claims That T.D. Jakes Helped Deion Sanders Hide Money For Prenup Proceedings
A couple of weeks ago we told you that the courts awarded Deion Sanders primary custody of his two sons. We also told you that Pilar sent out a cryptic tweet, calling out Bishop T.D. Jakes for committing some sort of unspecified underhanded act.
While it appeared that Pilar was blaming Bishop Jakes for helping her estranged husband to acquire primary custody of their sons, the latest claims to hit the web say differently. Cherry on Top recently interviewed a woman by the name of Nikke Sanni, who claims to be the ex-girlfriend of gospel singer Fred Hammond. During the interview, she dropped a huge bomb, alleging that she witnessed Bishop Jakes assist Deion Sanders in hiding money from the courts as he prepared for legal proceedings surrounding his divorce and prenuptial agreement that he signed with soon-to-be ex-wife, Pilar. Nikke alleges that one day, Deion and T.D. Jakes both met up at Fred’s home where he [Deion] revealed that he would be heading for divorce court soon and that he was afraid that Pilar would take all of his money.
“We were at Fred’s house. It was Fred, T.D. Jakes, Deion Sanders, and another man of whom I have no idea who he is. He came in with Deion, he left with Deion, I don’t know who he is. And that was my first time ever seeing Deion,” Nikke started.
“He [Deion] was getting ready to file for a divorce, and there was something wrong with the prenuptial agreement, and he did not want her [Pilar] to take his money. He was like worried. It was one of those meetings where somebody is like, ‘Man you know, something is wrong with this prenup, and I need some help because I don’t want her to take everything.’ And T.D. Jakes was there helping him, giving him advice, kind of guiding him rather, on what to do with his money so that it wouldn’t look like he had so much when the divorce happens. It was only T.D. Jakes and Deion talking. Fred wasn’t really saying anything, and the other guy wasn’t really saying anything. It was just a Deion and T.D. Jakes type situation,” she continued.
“I don’t remember the specifics. I just know he was telling him, ‘This is what you do. You put your money here…’ Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But, no, I do not remember exactly. I wish I did because I’d be more than happy to help her, but I don’t know, and I can’t make it up.”
When asked why the men would speak so openly around her about such a private subject, she responded:
“I wasn’t sitting directly in the room. I was eavesdropping in the room. I wasn’t like sitting on the couch with them…they were all sitting in the sitting area. I was eavesdropping on the meeting. I came down for a second to get a good look, and went back up, but I was not invited, nor was I sitting in the sitting room with them at the time, no.”
Nikke also revealed that while she is a bit scared about going against T.D. Jakes and Deion Sanders, she will be testifying on behalf of Pilar in court. These claims certainly won’t be shocking to those who have believed that Deion has been playing dirty all along.
What do you think of her claims?
As the next Presidential election draws nigh in November, the two most popular candidates, Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney have been paving the campaign trail. With election year comes slander, controversy and your occasional celebrity political rants. Politics met entertainment with the latest celebrity rant, coming from Nicki Minaj, in which she rapped in vote of Republican Mitt Romney. This was a shock to fans and celebrity bloggers everywhere, but Nicki is not the only popular African-American face that has shown favor to the GOP. Here is a list of some African-American celebrities who have supported or are affiliated with the Republican party:
LL Cool J
LL Cool J attended the Republican Convention in 2004 and has been a supporter of Republican New York governor George Pataki back in 2002. He has never officially stated his political party.