Philip Berg, who brought Kabbalah to the stars, dies

(RNS) Kabbalah Centre founder Philip Berg attracted celebrities such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Britney Spears, and Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher and made Kabbalah’s red bracelets a red-carpet staple.

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Can a horror film lead people to God?

(RNS) This weekend’s box office winner, “The Conjuring,” is a creepy horror flick with all the requisite creaky doors, demon spawn and blood-curdling exorcism scene. But filmmaker brothers Chad and Carey Hayes hope it can prompt viewers to think about God and the existence of evil.

Producer priest navigates Hollywood in a collar

LOS ANGELES (RNS) When Eric Andrews arrived on the set of “The Lost Valentine,” an actor if he was an actor playing the role of the priest in the wedding scene. Andrews’ credentials — ordained Roman Catholic priest and Hollywood producer — make him a rarity in both religious and entertainment circles.