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The Eyes of Tammy Faye Worth Watching Just for Chastain

Star generates Oscar buzz with her turn as televangelist 'with a heart of gold'

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain transforms into Tammy Faye Bakker in The Eyes of Tammy Faye , an intimate look at the late televangelist's life, based on the 2000 documentary of the same name. Directed by Michael Showalter, the film—also starring Andrew Garfield as Tammy Faye's preacher husband Jim Bakker —...

Arkansas Sues Jim Bakker Over Bogus COVID Cure

The TV preacher is accused of exploiting consumer fears

(Newser) - TV preacher and convicted fraudster Jim Bakker is being sued yet again for selling a product that supposedly "eliminates" the coronavirus from the body within hours. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has filed a lawsuit against the Missouri-based televangelist under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, saying 385 Arkansans had...

Jim Bakker's Wife Reveals Why He's Taking Break From Show

Televangelist had a stroke, but is 'okay,' Lori Bakker announced Friday

(Newser) - More bad news for Jim Bakker, just two months after he was sued for offering a supposed coronavirus cure. On Friday, the 80-year-old televangelist's wife, Lori Bakker, announced he'd had a stroke and would be on hiatus from his Christian program The Jim Bakker Show, CNN reports. "...

Criminals Use Fear During Crisis: Secret Service

Federal agencies warn of fake charities and fake coronavirus treatments

(Newser) - Times like these give criminals an effective and profitable tool in preying on people, the Secret Service has warned Americans: fear. The agency said the pandemic provides "a prime opportunity for enterprising criminals" to take advantage. Fake charities spring up to collect donations for the ill, ABC News reports,...

Jim Bakker Sued Over Coronavirus 'Cure'

Stop selling 'silver solution,' Missouri attorney general warns televangelist

(Newser) - If you've been watching the Jim Bakker Show and got taken in by promises of a coronavirus cure hawked by the televangelist, we have bad news for you. The Missouri attorney general is suing the show over what it says is a "fake" cure. "Anyone who has...

8 Infamous Hotel Rooms
 8 Infamous Hotel Rooms 

8 Infamous Hotel Rooms

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer put Washington’s Renaissance Mayflower Hotel on the map with his Ashley Dupre tryst—and before Spitzer, televangelist Jim Bakker did a similar service for Florida’s Sheraton Sand Key Resort with Jessica Hahn. Travel + Leisure takes a look at a few other famous—or infamous—hotels:...

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