The Devil In ‘The Bible’ Mini-Series Was Made To Resemble Obama?

The Devil In 'The Bible' Mini-Series Was Made To Resemble Obama?The actor who plays the devil on the History channel’s “The Bible” bears more than a passing resemblance to President Obama, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed on social media. So, was it intentional?

‘Utter nonsense’

Responding to the speculation, the History released a statement saying, “History channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History’s ‘The Bible’ is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history.”

Executive Producers, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey called the connection “utter nonsense.” And Downey said, “Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love for our President, who is a fellow Christian. False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of ‘The Bible.'”


‘Brewing controversy’

False or not, people are tweeting about the brewing controversy. Conservative pundit Glenn Beck, who has called “The Bible” one of the most important shows of the decade, was among the first to point out the similarities between the actor and the president.

The actor’s name is Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni. According to his IMDb page, he has appeared in several religion-focused television-movies, including a 2006 adaptation of “The Ten Commandments” and a 2000 film called “In the Beginning.”

From your point of view, does The Bible’s devil really look like President Obama? And despite History Channel’s statement, do you think it was intentional or not?

Source: Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo TV

Image: Hollywood Life

Miss USA Oliva Culpo Is Crowned Miss Universe 2012

Miss USA Oliva Culpo Is Crowned Miss Universe 2012A 20-year-old beauty queen from Rhode Island was crowned the new Miss Universe on Wednesday, beating out 88 other women during a televised competition at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Olivia Culpo took the crown from Leila Lopes of Angola after strutting in a purple and blue bikini and a red velvet gown.

‘End a long losing spell’

In the final stages of the competition, she answered a question about her regrets by saying she wished she hadn’t picked on her siblings. Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, came in second, while Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, placed third. Contestants from 89 countries on six continents spent the past two weeks in Sin City, where they posed in hardhats at a hotel groundbreaking, took a painting lesson, and pranked hotel guests by hiding in their rooms.

Culpo, from Rhode Island, was trying to end a long losing spell for the U.S. in the competition. An American had not won the right to be called Miss Universe since Brook Lee won the title in 1997. The contestants voted to give the Miss Congeniality crown to Miss Guatemala.


‘Undisclosed salary’

Andy Cohen of the Bravo network and Giuliana Rancic of E! News returned to host the pageant, which was back in Las Vegas after being held in Sao Paulo last year. The panel of 10 judges included singer Cee Lo Green, “Iron Chef” star Masaharu Morimoto and Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants.

Contestants in the pageant cannot have been married or have children. They must be younger than 27 and older than 18 by Feb. 1 of the competition year. The winner of the crown receives an undisclosed salary, a wardrobe fit for a queen, a limitless supply of beauty products, and a luxury apartment in New York City.

The pageant started as a local revue in Long Beach, Calif., organized by Catalina Swimwear. It is not affiliated with the Miss America pageant and unlike that contest, does not include a talent section.

Are you happy with the result of the Miss Universe 2012 pageant? Which contestant were you rooting for?

Source: Associated Press, Fox News

Image: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution