Television

October 03, 2021 05:21 PM MDT
A new TV special aired in between sessions of conference highlights the popular LDS Living podcast, which has garnered over 9.5 million downloads in the less than three years since its launch.
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November 20, 2020 05:47 PM MST
There is a giant set of doors on the Church’s Motion Picture Set in Goshen, Utah, and one Friday last month, those doors were the only thing separating me from the action. I knew that just behind those doors, a crew was filming scenes from the pool of Bethesda, and I longed to get a glimpse of what it would’ve been like in Jerusalem. I didn’t know if Jonathan Roumie, the actor portraying Jesus, was behind those doors or not, but I just wanted to see him. I know he’s not really Jesus, but I also knew this might be the closest I would ever get in this life to witnessing Christ’s miracles, and all that was obstructing my view of him was that big set of doors. I think I felt if I could only see him, even if it was just an actor playing Him, it would do something for my heart.
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By  Emily Abel
July 21, 2020 05:47 PM MDT
Bridger Walker, age 6, touched the hearts of many after shielding his sister from a neighborhood dog at high cost to himself. His story has been covered by major news outlets such as Yahoo! and ABC News, and he’s received messages of love far and wide, including from celebrities like Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. But what many may not know is that the Walker family are Latter-day Saints and through this experience they have spread a message of love and a call to “comfort those that need comfort.”
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March 16, 2020 09:03 PM MDT
Jordan Moyes never planned on auditioning for “American Idol" and yet, on Sunday's episode of the reality TV show, he was seen not only getting a golden ticket to Hollywood but also catching the eye of the Idol judges in a big way.
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January 28, 2020 08:04 PM MST
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have recently been praised in publication and in broadcast for their entrepreneurial spirit.
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October 29, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
After winning Cake Wars twice, Latter-day Saint Pete Tidwell knows a thing or two about baking competitions and creating confectionary masterpieces. This year, Tidwell decided to take on a new challenge, swapping his normally beautiful culinary creations for something creepy by competing on Food Network's Halloween Baking Championship.
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October 28, 2019 12:48 PM MDT
Olympian Jared Ward knows a thing or two about dealing with nerves.
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October 25, 2019 01:22 PM MDT
The Church got an unexpected mention in a recent Jimmy Kimmel Live video. Jimmy Kimmel announced that he had an important public service announcement to share with his fans before showing a video meant to clarify something important to the TV host.
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October 03, 2019 05:21 PM MDT
After putting his advertising degree to good use at L'Oréal and Microsoft in New York City, Peter Tidwell took the next natural step in his career by moving to Provo, quitting his full-time job to open a bakery, and winning Food Network's Cake Wars—twice.
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By  LDS Living
September 19, 2019 04:22 PM MDT
Marie Osmond appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, September 16, and even beat the host in a race to see who could list all of their siblings' names in order. The two talked about Donny and Marie's award-winning Las Vegas show, which has been running 11 years. When the show wraps up this November, Marie will have performed more shows on the Strip than Elvis and Celine Dion combined. "We have been very blessed," Marie says of the show and the numerous awards it has received.
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September 14, 2019 09:10 AM MDT
Latter-day Saint mom Susie Bulloch made it all the way to the finale of Food Network’s newest barbecue-themed show, BBQ Brawl: Flay v Symon. That’s quite an accomplishment considering Bulloch considers herself a home chef who primarily cooks for her family and friends.
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By  LDS Living
September 11, 2019 02:10 PM MDT
Guardian angels and Jimmy Fallon—it's a rare and hilarious combination. Latter-day Saint comedian Ryan Hamilton recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and received a standing ovation for a stand-up routine that included an array of topics from the pains of running to guardian angels.
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By  LDS Living
September 04, 2019 12:13 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint Ezra Sosa wiped away tears as he finished what would be one of his last performances on So You Think You Can Dance.
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August 30, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
It’s no secret the Sosa siblings, Ezra and Stephanie, have wowed an audience with their high-energy dancing on the most recent season of So You Think You Can Dance. But like any family, their path to success didn’t always consist of the brightest days. In fact it was unexpected trials that led them to where they are now.
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By  LDS Living
August 27, 2019 12:54 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint dancers Charity Anderson and Andres Peñate have made history on World of Dance, twice. In 2018 they became the first dancers to earn a perfect score on the show, and they are also the first Latter-day Saints to win the junior division. Recently, the duo teamed up with the Piano Guys to create a stirring music video of Lewis Capaldi’s "Someone You Loved."
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August 21, 2019 05:36 PM MDT
Eliana Su’a does resemble the Disney animated character Moana. There is no denying it. But on the set of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, where Eliana was starring in her first major motion picture as Sam, the daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the popular Disney movie came to life. It all started when Hollywood sweethearts Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively brought their daughters on the set of the film while Reynolds was filming a brief cameo appearance. Their daughters, who are both under the age of 5, began following Eliana around the set saying, “Moana, Moana!”
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By  LDS Living
August 21, 2019 12:02 PM MDT
Despite receiving glowing praise from the judges, both of the Sosa siblings found themselves in the bottom four of So You Think You Can Dance this week.
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By  LDS Living
August 08, 2019 03:19 PM MDT
What do bloodthirsty Vikings, yoga, and essential oils all have in common? They were all recently featured in a skit that won over the judges on NBC's Bring the Funny.
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August 08, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This article previously ran on LDS Living in June 2016.
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August 06, 2019 03:41 PM MDT
In 16 seasons, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance has never had a pair of siblings crack the top 10 together. Until now.
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August 06, 2019 02:54 PM MDT
Mady Howard had a secret.
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July 31, 2019 08:56 AM MDT
At a time when food blogs were a dying breed—at least according to some in the industry—Susie and Todd Bulloch quit their salaried jobs to pursue a barbecue blog, HeyGrillHey.
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By  LDS Living
July 10, 2019 04:55 PM MDT
What do flat earthers, Tupac, and the moon landing have in common? They were all recently featured in a skit that won over the judges on NBC's Bring the Funny.
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By  LDS Living
July 01, 2019 01:36 PM MDT
Editor's note: This article reflects on Latter-day Saint mentions in pop culture but is not meant as an endorsement of any show or program.
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June 27, 2019 05:43 PM MDT
F.O.S (Friends of Spider-Man) Unite! Welcome to the post-Avengers Endgame world. After the last two very dramatic Avengers movies, Spider-Man saves the day by giving us an easy, breezy, light, and fun summer popcorn movie. Spider-Man: Far From Home is the final movie in the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the sequel to the 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming. You really need to have seen Spider-Man: Homecoming and the last two Avengers movies to truly understand the depth of what’s happening with some of the characters and the timeline. You especially need to be familiar with Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame because there is talk of the “blip” and what happened after “the snap.”
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By  LDS Living
June 05, 2019 03:24 PM MDT
JK! Studios, a comedy group founded by members of the original Studio C cast, is set to compete on NBC's comedy show Bring the Funny.
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May 22, 2019 07:34 PM MDT
For the past few months, when dancers Alexis Warr and Charity Anderson have taken their places onstage during “Derek Hough Live!: The Tour,” the two friends from Utah County have paused and looked at each other.
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By  LDS Living
May 06, 2019 01:37 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint Matt Easton's powerful valedictorian speech has been shared across the nation, and he recently appeared on Ellen to share more of his remarkable story.
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April 16, 2019 12:16 PM MDT
Despite blowing the judges' minds since her audition on American Idol and being told by Katy Perry "You could win this competition!" Latter-day Saint Ashley Hess did not make the top 10 this week.
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By  LDS Living
April 01, 2019 01:16 PM MDT
Ashley Hess has been impressing judges since her first moments on American Idol.
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March 27, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
At 2 a.m. one cold December morning, Matt Zavoral was among the last students in BYU's Harold B. Lee Library in the wee hours before finals week began. That's when he had an epiphany—and it had nothing to do with his six impending finals.
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By  LDS Living
March 26, 2019 01:02 PM MDT
After receiving a standing ovation from Katy Perry for her performance of "Wicked Game" during American Idol's Hollywood week, contestant Johanna Jones received the surprise of her life when her boyfriend, Matt Zavoral, appeared on stage.
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March 22, 2019 03:44 PM MDT
Afa Ah Loo's love of fashion and designing is the product of a series of life-changing and fated mishaps. After arriving late for class registration, Afa was placed in the only elective that still had available spots—home economics.
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March 19, 2019 02:43 PM MDT
Many things can bring people together: a favorite song, a favorite TV show, unpopular opinions about Peeps.
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February 27, 2019 05:22 PM MST
From incredible trick shots to singing Disney songs, Latter-day Saint children have ruled the internet with their adorable home videos. Whether they are funny, sweet, or inspiring, these videos have garnered millions of views and impressed celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey, Jimmy Kimmel, and more.
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February 25, 2019 01:09 PM MST
As Latter-day Saints, we understand that modesty encompasses much more than what we wear. It is a way of being. It is a way of understanding our potential as children of Heavenly Parents in everyday moments. It is about taking care of the divine and heavenly gifts we receive. It is a way of life.
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By  LDS Living
February 19, 2019 02:42 PM MST
With 12 undercover celebrities singing dressed as peacocks, rabbits, poodles, and more, Fox's The Masked Singer has caught the public's attention with its mix of bizarre, fame, and mystery. And several rumors have connected Latter-day Saints with the show. But none have been more convincing than a recent clue that appeared on Twitter on February 13—an angel Moroni:
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February 13, 2019 10:26 PM MST
Latter-day Saints Heather Fujikawa and Heidi Andrews are twins with a mother who was always pointing out beauty in the rare and obscure details most people seldom noticed.
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By  Tim Wilde
December 21, 2018 03:06 PM MST
CTR Movies reviews Hollywood films from a Latter-day Saint perspective. It was founded by Jonathan Decker, author of 250 Great Movies for Latter-day Families. For more, join our Facebook group and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
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By  LDS Living
December 14, 2018 10:00 PM MST
After performing on The Voice and being featured in the October 2017 Face to Face for youth, Madilyn Paige continues to inspire thousands with her uplifting music. She answered some questions for us to catch a glimpse of what life is like as a Latter-day singer and songwriter.
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By  LDS Living
December 12, 2018 01:04 PM MST
If you were watching the season two Thanksgiving episode of This Is Us and all of the sudden thought, "Miguel's son looks really familiar," you might actually have recognized him from Latter-day Saint circles as Random Acts host and Latter-day Saint William Rubio.
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November 26, 2018 10:39 PM MST
Big changes often require big faith. That’s definitely the case for the original 10 cast members of BYUtv’s Studio C who recently announced a very big change. After nine seasons of bringing hilarious, family-friendly sketch comedy to the homes of millions, they have chosen to leave the show and start a new endeavor together—JK! Studios.
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November 14, 2018 05:56 PM MST
Looking at the teen with long blond hair standing in the middle of the lit-up stage, Adam Levine made an almost prophetic prediction.
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By  LDS Living
November 05, 2018 06:04 PM MST
With a cute personality and incredible talent, is there anything Claire Ryann Crosby doesn't have?
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October 01, 2018 05:29 PM MDT
"When people see us on the trapeze, they can tell we actually have a real connection," Latter-day Saint trapeze artist Mary Wolfe-Nielsen said about her and her husband's performances. "We’re not acting. There’s a lot of really good trapeze acts out there, they’re so good, but I think people can sense that they don’t have that real connection. And that’s actually why we get hired for lots of shows. . . . One word (people) use to describe us is 'authentic.'”
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September 17, 2018 07:03 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint trapeze artists Tyce and Mary Nielsen made it into the top 10 finalists for America’s Got Talent and will perform in the finale and on tour.
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By  LDS Living
September 14, 2018 01:47 PM MDT
Eighteen-year-old Charity Anderson and Andres Peñate have won the hearts of viewers all over the country during their stint on World of Dance. After makinghistory with the first perfect score on the show earlier this season and then winning the junior division of World of Dance last week despite Anderson breaking her toe, the duo went on to compete in the show's finale for the $1 million prize. With a combined average score of 94.3, the pair took third while The Lab won the coveted grand prize.
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September 11, 2018 02:28 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint dancer Jensen Arnold placed second in last night’s finale episode of So You Think You Can Dance. Although she didn’t win the entire competition, Arnold is thrilled for first-place winner Hannahlei Cabanilla and is grateful for her time on the show.
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August 29, 2018 06:01 PM MDT
In a TV drama fraught with graphic violence that follows a group of FBI profilers as they dive into the twisted psyches of criminals, it's a little unexpected to hear an uplifting quote from one of the Lord's chosen apostles. But that's what viewers of the popular CBS show Criminal Minds experienced when they watched a story about a serial killer and her son.
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By  LDS Living
August 21, 2018 01:52 PM MDT
Jensen Arnold has continued making waves on So You Think You Can Dance, dancing her way into the top six performers.
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August 13, 2018 11:00 AM MDT
Latter-day Saints Charity Anderson and Andres Peñate made World of Dance history by becoming the first couple to earn a perfect score on the show earlier this month. The duo has been dancing together since they were 8 years old and competing on World of Dance fulfills a dream of both dancers.
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By  LDS Living
July 27, 2018 04:28 PM MDT
America's Got Talent finalist Evie Clair and 14-year-old Josh Mortensen have been creating music videos together for quite a while, but their newest video brings their performances to a whole new level.
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By  LDS Living
July 18, 2018 02:16 PM MDT
Mormon singing group The Tonga Sisters lit up Ellen's stage with their amazing '90s mashup performance, earning a standing ovation from the audience when they appeared on the show.
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June 15, 2018 12:26 PM MDT
"Suicide exists amongst every group and must be addressed; this can only be done effectively as concerned parents, teachers, counselors and legislators work across political and religious lines."
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By  LDS Living
April 26, 2018 05:30 PM MDT
At this point, who in Mormondom doesn't know about cute 5-year-old Claire Ryann Crosby and her amazing voice? With millions of views on YouTube and appearances on Ellen(not to mention upcoming roles in A Little Mermaid and Anatasia), Claire has quite a rap sheet. And her recent appearance on The Voice only added it to.
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April 12, 2018 11:57 AM MDT
Thanks to the Deseret News for making us aware of this story.
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April 06, 2018 06:40 PM MDT
"Going onto the show, I really, really wanted to make a stand for Mormons. I wanted people to know that Mormons are normal," Maquel Cooper says about her time on The Bachelor. In addition, she tried to stand for her values by not drinking or swearing.
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April 03, 2018 06:25 PM MDT
I think I really started to believe that the Church was true when I was finishing reading the Book of Mormon for the first time. When I read the scriptures, the words about prayer really stood out to me. I could see there were people who truly had conversations with God. After I completely read through the Book of Mormon, I saw Moroni’s challenge to pray and ask God yourself. His words were so convincing. Moroni already knew this was true, but he challenged people at the end of the Book of Mormon to ask for themselves if this book was true and see if God would give them an answer. It was humbling to read what he had to say and to take on that challenge. I had to get up enough courage to ask God if this was real and if it was true. And the great thing is that I did learn for myself that the Book of Mormon is true!
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