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Matthew McConaughey

It’s been quite a year for Matthew McConaughey. He won his first Best Actor Academy Award in March, starred in the hit HBO series True Detective and currently plays the lead in the Christopher Nolan-directed film, Interstellar. This sci-fi film features a team of space travelers who explore a newly ...
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JENNIFER GARNER & STEVE CARELL

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Jennifer Garner & Steve Carell Life doesn’t always go as planned… and some days you just want to press the restart button and begin fresh. In 1972 author Judith Viorst wrote a children’s book titled, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No ...
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Mark Wahlberg

Interview with Mark Wahlberg

Transformers: Age of Extinction Written by Kelli Gillespie He’s an actor, husband, father and man of faith. Whether he’s at home with the family or filming on location, Mark Wahlberg finds a way to incorporate his work ethic with his values. Traveling the long journey to Hong Kong, Risen caught ...
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Chris Ahrens

Interview With Chris Ahrens

A Writer's Thoughts Written by Henry Ortlip Chris Ahrens has been a freelance writer for more than 40 years. His work ranging from magazine articles to penning pro skater Christian Hosoi’s biography, now includes a fiction novel, Twilight in the City of Angels. Ahrens sat down with Risen to discuss ...
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Jeff Bridges

Interview with The Giver’s Jeff Bridges

The Giver Written by Kelli Gillespie The sci-fi novel The Giver, has sold more than 10 million copies and has been adapted to the big screen in a movie starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. In the United States, Canada, and Australia, this 1994 Newbery Medal award-winning book is on ...
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Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and the rest of the Rio 2 cast on their Amazon adventure. Photo courtesy of Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox

Rio 2 Movie

Rio 2 Movie: Anne Hathaway and Andy Garcia Written by Kelli Gillespie The beloved blue macaw family is hurtled from their home in Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon in the animated sequel Rio2. Jewel reconnects with her father after growing up apart. Voicing this father-daughter duo ...
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Actor Jon Hamm who plays JB Bernstein in the movie, Million Dollar Arm. Photo: Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

Million Dollar Arm Movie

Million Dollar Arm: JB Bernstein, Rinku Singh and John Hamm Written by Kelli Gillespie Sports agent J.B. Bernstein created a reality television contest in India, titled Million Dollar Arm. It was an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented cricket players to play professional baseball in America. The winner received the ...
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Draft Day Movie Stars (l-r) Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner. Photo: Courtesy of Summit Entertainment

Draft Day Movie Star Kevin Costner

Draft Day: Kevin Costner Written by Kelli Gillespie From Field of Dreams, to Dances with Wolves, to his latest film, Draft Day… one thing Kevin Costner makes clear is he’s not afraid to take risks on his passions. His Baptist upbringing and traditional family structure developed values within him that ...
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Two-time Olympic gymnast gold medalist, Gabrielle Douglas flying through the air. Photograph by Allen Fraser

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas

From Overcoming Obstacles to Becoming an Olympic Gymnast: Meet Two-Time Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas Written...