God is his co-author
Bill O’Reilly says God told him to write his new book, “Killing Jesus: A History.”
The Fox News anchor explains in an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that one night he awoke with the title of the book in his head. He says he believes he got that message from the Holy Spirit.
O’Reilly says the book is a researched, historic account. Despite its de-emphasis of religion, he is using his special gifts from God in a positive way.
He says it’s all part of God’s plan for him.
O’Reilly’s interview with Norah O’Donnell will air on the 46th-season premiere of “60 Minutes” on Sunday evening.
Humperdinck bows out
Health issues have forced British crooner Engelbert Humperdinck to cancel two shows, including an already rescheduled appearance at a Minnesota casino.
The Mystic Lake Casino confirmed Thursday that the 77-year-old Humperdinck has scrapped today’s show. That performance had been intended as a replacement for a May 11 show that was canceled due to what his manager called “a medical emergency.”
Humperdinck’s Facebook page says he called off today’s performance because of “a trapped nerve in his neck.” His website, www.engelbert.com, says an appearance in Thunder Bay, Ont., scheduled for Saturday, is also canceled.
Humperdinck is working on an album of duets, featuring Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Neil Sedaka, Willie Nelson and Gene Simmons of Kiss.
‘Boardwalk’ gets another year
“Boardwalk Empire” is coming back for a fifth season.
HBO announced Thursday that the critically acclaimed series will be back for another year. Last weekend, the series picked up five Emmy Awards – for art direction, hairstyling, sound mixing, sound editing and for supporting actor Bobby Cannavale.
Though “Boardwalk” hasn’t tapped into the pop-culture zeitgeist the way “Game of Thrones” has, the series, created by Terrence Winter and executive-produced by Martin Scorsese, has received steady ratings and multiple Emmys for directing, casting and visual effects.
The series, which stars Steve Buscemi as Atlantic City crime boss Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, has been praised for its lavish re-creation of the Prohibition-era world of New Jersey and New York City.
Bushes at same-sex wedding
Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends in Maine.
Bush and his wife, Barbara, attended the ceremony joining Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen as private citizens and friends Saturday, said spokesman Jim McGrath.
The 41st president has deep ties to the area and owns a compound in Kennebunkport. Thorgalsen and Clement own a general store in neighboring Kennebunk. Gay marriage became legal in Maine in December.