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

Ray Lewis Denies Using Banned Deer Antler Spray To Recover From Torn Triceps

Ray Lewis Denies Using Banned Deer Antler Spray To Recover From Torn TricepsBaltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis found himself in a Super Bowl week controversy on Tuesday after he was asked about possibly taking a banned substance to help his remarkable recovery from a torn triceps earlier this season.

‘Banned by the NFL’

Sports With Alternatives To Steroids (S.W.A.T.S) a company that was spotlighted by Yahoo! Sports online magazine in 2011 for providing a product that has a substance banned by the NFL, may have provided Lewis with deer-antler velvet extract spray after his triceps injury this year. That spray includes IGF-1, which is banned by the NFL.

Sports Illustrated wrote that Lewis had gone to S.W.A.T.S., which uses unconventional supplements to treat players and boost their performance, after his triceps injury in October and had perhaps used the deer-antler spray. reported that Lewis told the team he did not use the substance. The SI story says S.W.A.T.S. owner Mitch Ross provided the products, but wanted Lewis to give S.W.A.T.S. credit when he returned. That didn’t happen when someone asked Lewis about the report a few questions into his media-day availability.


“Two years ago that was the same report, I wouldn’t give that report or him any of my press,” Lewis said during his news conference, which was broadcast on the NFL Network. “He’s not worthy of that. Next question.”

Ravens coach John Harbaugh was asked about it as well.

“My understanding is Ray has passed every random substance test that he’s taken throughout the course of his whole career,” Harbaugh said. “So there’s never been a test that has shown up anything along those lines.”

Lewis also brought up the lack of a positive test.

“Every test I’ve ever took in the NFL, there’s never been a question if I’ve ever even thought of using anything,” Lewis said at media day, in a clip shown by ESPN. “So to even entertain stupidity like that, tell him to try to get his story off somebody else.”

Do you believe Ray Lewis used the deer antler spray for his torn triceps? Should the media stop hounding him about it?

Source: Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports

Image: ESPN