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T.D. Jakes, DeVon Franklin, and Joe Roth are back in the lab.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie-making trio is in pre-production for a new film starring Queen Latifah and Jennifer Garner titled, Miracles From Heaven.
Based on the memoir bearing the same name, which is authored by Christy Beam, Miracles From Heaven tells the story of Beam’s daughter Annabel Beam’s miraculous healing after being diagnosed with an incurable, life-threatening digestive disorder.
Garner has been cast to play the role of the Beam. Latifah will be playing a Boston waitress, who steps into Beam and her daughter’s life as somewhat of an earthly angel. She builds a relationship with the girl as she and her mother visit the Boston Children’s Hospital. A brief synopsis of the book reads:
In a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter, how she survived a dangerous accident, her visit to Heaven, and the inexplicable disappearance of the symptoms of her chronic disease.
Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable digestive disorder that prevented her from ever living a normal, healthy life. One sunny day when she was able to go outside and play with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst inside an old, hollowed-out tree, a fall that may well have caused death or paralysis. Implausibly, she survived without a scratch. While unconscious inside the tree, with rescue workers struggling to get to her, she visited heaven. After being released from the hospital, she defied science and was inexplicably cured of her chronic ailment.
The adaptation was penned by Randy Brown. It will be directed by Patricia Riggen. Roth, Franklin and Jakes joined forces for a similar film project last year, Heaven Is For Real, which earned more than $100 million worldwide.
A new lawsuit filed by Bishop T.D. Jakes has apparently slowed down an alleged stalker.
The woman, whose name is Karleisha Tarver, is on the receiving end of a new lawsuit filed by the religious leader last month. In addition, a judge extended a restraining order against Tarver’s actions last Friday because the former Potter’s House Of Dallas member’s actions “may ultimately lead to the death of one of the plaintiffs, their family, their friends, church attendees and/or staff,” The Star-Telegram reports.
The new restraining order, according to NewsOne, is the latest development to come out of the situation involving Jakes and Tarver, who has reportedly stalked Jakes since 2011. Last month, she allegedly tried to break into Jakes’ home in Fort Worth on numerous occasions. Court documents show that Tarver was reportedly committed to a mental health facility in 2012. That same year, she was convicted of criminal trespassing and sentenced to 15 days in jail.
In January, Tarver came to Potter’s House with a sling on her left arm. As she tried approaching Jakes at the altar, the Potter’s House security team apprehended and spoke to about her erratic behavior. The incident comes 2 years after Tarver was expelled from Potter’s House in 2011.
Read more about T.D. Jakes’s case at EurWeb.com
”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?