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Pat Robertson Blames Las Vegas Massacre on ‘Disrespect’ for President Trump, National Anthem (Video)

  • The Wrap
As Americans’ struggled to make sense of the massacre in Las Vegas that left at least 59 dead and more than 527 injured, one man sought answers from a higher power — Pat Robertson. On Monday’s broadcast of “The 700 Club,” the TV preacher and former Republican presidential candidate suggested that the real cause of the carnage was widespread “disrespect” for President Trump, the national anthem and other societal mainstays. “Violence in the streets, ladies and gentlemen. Why is it happening?” Robertson asked on his Christian Broadcast Network show. “The fact that we have disrespect for authority; there is profound disrespect of.
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Evolution of Freeform: From ‘700 Club’ to ‘Shadowhunters’ (Photos)

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Evolution of Freeform: From ‘700 Club’ to ‘Shadowhunters’ (Photos)
Since its inception in the 70s, the network now known as Freeform has been bought and sold several times, and been re-named even more. With the exception of “The 700 Club,” the network today bears little resemblance to its earliest days. Cbn Satellite Service (1977) The network now known as Freeform was got its start in 1977 as part of televangelist Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network, airing a mix of religious programming, family-friendly syndicated TV shows and classic westerns. “The 700 Club” (1966) Cbn’s flagship talk show “The 700 Club” helped launch the network among Robertson’s followers, and continues to air to this day.
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Box Office: ‘Zootopia’ to Trample ’10 Cloverfield Lane,’ ‘Brothers Grimsby’

Box Office: ‘Zootopia’ to Trample ’10 Cloverfield Lane,’ ‘Brothers Grimsby’
Zootopia” will tower over the competition for the second straight weekend, as the Disney animated hit looks to add $40 million to its grosses.

That will push the story of a plucky rabbit who becomes a cop past the $100 million mark, easily securing first place on the domestic box office chart. Critics have loved the film, and audiences seem to agree, handing it an A CinemaScore rating, which indicates it will show some endurance.

It’s been a real case of feast or famine this year. Over the first two months of the year ticket sales have been up nearly 10% over 2015 thanks to success stories such as “Zootopia” and “Deadpool.” While those films prove that blockbusters don’t have to debut in just the summer or holiday season, there’s a clear case of income disparity. The flops have piled up at a rapid pace — among the Doa are “Zoolander 2,
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ABC Family Will Keep ‘The 700 Club’ When it Becomes Freeform

  • The Wrap
ABC Family will change its name to Freeform Tuesday. But though the network is shedding pat of its family-friendly legacy, one piece of its past is sticking around. The network will continue to broadcast televangelist Pat Robertson’s “The 700 Club” after the rebranding is complete. ABC Family began life as part of Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network before being sold to Fox and, later, Disney. The network is contractually obligated to continue to broadcast the the show. “Nothing about our name change affects our relationship with ‘The 700 Club,'” network preside Tom Ascheim said at a TCA panel Saturday.
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ABC Family, No Matter What It Calls Itself, Can’t Get Rid of Pat Robertson’s The 700 Club

  • Vulture
ABC Family, No Matter What It Calls Itself, Can’t Get Rid of Pat Robertson’s The 700 Club
Yes, Pat Robertson's Christian talk show The 700 Club will continue to air even when ABC Family becomes known as Freeform. “The 700 Club will continue to air on Freeform,” the network said in a statement. “It was part of a longstanding agreement that was made when Disney first acquired the network." As a result, TV Insider went into the history of the deal: The network originally began as the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1977, which aired Robertson's show. There was a series of name-changes and deals throughout the years, with Disney/ABC buying the network in 2001, but throughout it all, the main stipulation was that The 700 Club would remain on air with a good time slot. According to an unnamed source, the network tried to buy out Robertson, but the price quoted was "astronomical." The 700 Club is valuable property for Robertson: Cbn’s most recent tax audit
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ABC Family changing name to Freeform in January

It makes sense that ABC Family is changing its name to the more general name Freeform starting in January 2016, as the network has tended to veer away from what some may consider to be “family” programming for a while now (one of the only holdovers from the channel’s earliest incarnation as an arm of Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network is The 700 Club, which still airs in the wee hours on ABC Family). ABC Family president Tom Ascheim confirmed today that the rebrand builds on the channel’s existing strategy of “super serving ‘Becomers.'” I’m not sure if “Becomers” is a … Continue reading →

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Christmas Box Office: ‘Interview’ Interesting Wrinkle, But Won’t Make Waves

Christmas Box Office: ‘Interview’ Interesting Wrinkle, But Won’t Make Waves
With the last-minute brouhaha over The Interview’s play in an estimated 300+ indie engagements, it would seem that the Christmas Day box office is all about the Sony political comedy and nothing less. While rival studios expressed alarm last week about The Interview’s presence in the market, they’re rather apathetic about its return. Will The Interview cut into other major titles’ showtimes in major markets such as Los Angeles, New York and Dallas? “No, not really. First, people have to figure out that it’s out there,” says one studio chief, while another observed, “The Interview is playing a bunch of little art house and sub-run theaters. If they were in the circuit first run houses it would be a different story.”

Since The Interview fell off tracking, there’s no barometer for insiders to project what it could actually rake up over four-days. And the film’s
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Pat Robertson Suggests AIDS Can Be Caught Via Towels

Pat Robertson suggested on The 700 Club that AIDS is transferrable via towels, a claim that Anderson Cooper has appropriately debunked.

Pat Robertson: 'There's Towels That Could Have AIDS'

During a call-in segment, the televangelist Robertson fielded a question from a concerned missionary, who was traveling to Kenya. While the caller asked whether or not he should be worried about Ebola in the African nation, Robertson quickly steered the conservation to one of his favorite topics – AIDS.

“You’re not [going to get Ebola] in Kenya. You might get AIDS in Kenya,” Robertson cautioned. “The people have AIDS. There’s towels that could have AIDS. There are things — there are diseases in Africa.”

Upon hearing about Robertson’s claim, Cooper decided to use his platform on CNN to shut down the outrageous suggestion. “We’re talking bed, bath and way, way beyond, people! If you, like Pat Robertson, somehow missed all the evidence,
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Pat Robertson: Jews Are Too Busy ‘Polishing Diamonds’ to Tinker With Cars, Mow Lawns

  • The Wrap
If there's one thing we know about Pat Robertson — he doesn't mince words. The televangelist, and former Gop presidential candidate, delivered another zinger Monday, when he welcomed conservative activist, Rabbi Daniel Lapin to his Christian Broadcasting Network show “The 700 Club.” Lapin was there to promote his book “Business Secrets From the Bible” about making money. Also read: Anderson Cooper Takes on Gay-Bashing Pat Robertson (Video) Robertson started the interview by asking, “What is it about Jewish people that make them prosper financially? You almost never find Jews tinkering with their cars on the weekends or mowing their lawns.” Also read: ‘The.
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Religious Quack Pat Robertson Warns that Horror Movies Give Demons Permission to Destroy Your Life

He opposes gay marriage. He refers to non-Christians as "termites." And now controversial televangelist Pat Robertson warns that horror movies can, and will, destroy your life.

It all began when a viewer of Robertson's show "The 700 Club: wrote in, wondering if recent exposure to a horror film was perhaps to blame for a car accident she got in while on her way home from church.

"I was watching a horror movie the other day [on] the recommendation of others," the viewer wrote. "It was rather strange and awfully macabre. And then this past Sunday, I got into an accident leaving church."

"Did watching that movie cause a curse -- or the Lord's protection to be lifted from me?" she asked. "Did I grieve the Holy Spirit by watching this series?"

Silly, right? Well, Robertson doesn't think so. After assuring the woman that he was pretty confident that a movie
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“Downton Abbey” Recap: “Saving Our Bacon”

A telegram arrives in the morning post. Lord Grantham’s mother-in-law is demanding his presence in support of his brother-in-law Harold, who has got himself into some kind of kerfuffle over in the colonies. Lord Grantham is not sure what he can do to help matters, but apparently Martha has astral projected herself into the future and has already witnessed that Lord Grantham’s presence is vital to Harold’s cause. Lordy prepares to depart for New York immediately, which is apparently something like old York, only with less alcohol and way too many Americans.

Ahh, but this causes a problem downstairs. Bates refuses to leave Anna’s side, but surely Lord Grantham will want his valet with him in New York. Anna bravely tells him to go, but another round of hallway crying clearly indicates she’s too fragile for Bates to depart now. What can be done? Why,
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‘The War on Christmas’ and ‘Jews Run Hollywood’: A Holiday Parable

‘The War on Christmas’ and ‘Jews Run Hollywood’: A Holiday Parable
The holiday season is upon us, which in recent years has meant the inevitable meme within conservative media circles about the “War on Christmas” — intended to denote hostility toward those in the Christian faith who distinguish the Christ part of the holiday from the retail.

Yet this evergreen story runs on a parallel track with another — that Jews, mostly liberal, “run Hollywood,” wielding outsized influence over popular entertainment. And while the two conversations seldom directly intersect, it’s not hard for one thesis to bleed into the other, since movie studios, TV networks and news divisions are controlled by the same massive corporate entities.

What’s generally missing is any sober-minded acknowledgement regarding the perceived cultural divide between Christians and the so-called mainstream media. Instead, the debate is frequently conducted via flare-ups — some tinged with anti-Semitism — notably emanating from ideologically opposed political quadrants.

Rapper Kanye West, for example, recently said
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Pat Robertson: Cheating husband didn't do anything wrong, simply was being 'a man'

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Is famous evangelist Pat Robertson the best person to turn to for advice on a cheating husband? For better or worse, one person seemed to think so.

A woman going by the name of "Ivy" writes Robertson, "I've been trying to forgive my husband for cheating on me. We have gone to counseling, but I just can't seem to forgive, nor can I trust. How do you let go of the anger? How do you trust again? God says to forgive, but it's been so hard to do. I want to forgive, so we can get on with our lives."

Robertson's response on his daily "The 700 Club" show likely wasn't what she was expecting. In his words, the husband was just being "a man."

"Here's the secret: Stop talking the cheating. He cheated on you! Well, he's a man," the famous evangelist says. "What you do is begin to
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'Duck Dynasty': 'A little more functional' than the Kardashians or Honey Boo Boo

What a difference a year makes.

On March 21, 2012, A&E Network premiered the reality series "Duck Dynasty," profiling the Robertsons of Louisiana, who have made a tidy fortune from their company, Duck Commander, which manufactures handmade duck calls (there's also Buck Commander, which focuses on deer-hunting paraphernalia).

Almost immediately, the saga of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson and his nearest and dearest -- his wife, Korie; his parents, company founder Phil and Miss Kay; brothers Jase and Jep; and Phil's eccentric brother, Uncle Si -- became a runaway hit.

Although the Robertson men look like members of a Zz Top tribute band (and Zz Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" is the show's theme on A&E), with their long hair, flowing beards and varied collection of headgear -- especially Willie's signature bandannas -- "Duck Dynasty" offers a portrait of a functional family that works, plays and prays together.

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90210 Recap: Liam’s Rescue Mission Ends With A Gunshot

One of Liam’s lovely ladies literally took a bullet for him this week — but who?

Arielle Kebbel told me the Jan. 21 episode of 90210 was worth waiting through the hiatus, but I really think she undersold just how crazy it was. Annie (Shenae Grimes) and Vanessa joined forces to rescue Liam (Matt Lanter) and his beautiful hair, and while the mission was successful, it may have cost one of them more than they bargained for. Dun, dun, dun!

The girls broke into Ashley’s home and found an entire wall of Liam pictures — they actually filmed on location in my apartment — as well as evidence leading them to the basement of the Offshore, where Liam was being held. “Who’s the psycho skank now?” Vanessa asked, to which I thought, “Eh… still you, kind of.”

When Liam wasn’t grunting and wiggling around sexfully, Ashley was making all kinds of crazy threats,
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Pat Robertson Justifies Petraeus Affair: ‘Here’s A Good Looking Lady Throwing Herself At Him’

During one of his monologues on The 700 Club yesterday, prominent televangelist Pat Robertson tried to offer up a rationale for why CIA director Gen. David Petraeus would have been involved in an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, focusing mostly on the fact that the mistress is an attractive woman and Petraeus was overseas for long periods of time.
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Pat Robertson Advises Man Having Problems With Wife: ‘You Could Become A Muslim And You Could Beat Her’

During The 700 Club's "Bring It On" segment, Pat Robertson sought to advise a man who sent in a question about how to approach marital problems with his wife. Robertson remarked that "he can't let her get away with this stuff," also noting that although we don't "condone wife-beating these days," perhaps the man could move to Saudi Arabia.
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Pat Robertson On Akin: He ‘Screwed Up’ But Gop Must Stop ‘Circular Firing Squad’

On Tuesday morning's edition of The 700 Club, Pat Robertson gave his reaction to the ongoing controversy over Missouri Gop Senate candidate Todd Akin's remarks that victims of "legitimate" rape do not get pregnant. The televangelist characterized Akin's remarks as "dumb," but emphasized that the Republican Party needs to stop forming a "circular firing squad" during such an important senatorial election.
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Eagleheart: Watch the Season 2 Trailer (Video)

Everyone has their little show that they love to death. On the writing staff, Price loves Everyone Must Love Cats and Suze Orman, Seth has a thing for infomercials, and Lily really enjoys settling in with The 700 Club. But for me, the show I can't get enough of is Adult Swim's Eagleheart starring Chris Elliott.

There's 12 minutes of madness in each teeny-tiny episode that airs in the unforgiving hour of midnight on Thursdays. Elliott stars as Chris...  More >>
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Pat Robertson says prayer would have saved people from tornadoes

Amateur meteorologist and extremist hate-monger Pat Robertson has released a few helpful tornado-safety tips in reaction to the recent deadly tornadoes in the Midwest: 1. Pray more. 2. "Don't build houses where tornados are apt to happen." Both tips are from today's episode of Robertson's program The 700 Club, favorite show of evangelical Christians, gay-bashing closeted homosexuals, Pat Robertson, and really high college students who don't know what channel The Price is Right is on. In the clip below, Robertson emphatically claims that any disaster victims are at fault for living where there are disasters. Basically, don't live near a fault line if you don't want to fall into it, don't live near a coast if you don't want to get tsunamied, etc. That sounds reasonable: everyone has complete control over where they have the means to live, obviously. That's in [...]
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