An actor who for two decades played a scheming patriarch on the daytime drama "General Hospital" has died in Los Angeles. ABC says John Ingle was 84.
U.S. Mormons say that they are still not fully accepted in America, especially by evangelical Christians, and believe the entertainment media - from the Broadway play, "The Book of Mormon" to HBO's "Big Love" portrayal of polygamy - aren't helping improve their image.
Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin, "Big Love," "He's Just Not That Into You") is a bright, attractive young woman and a talented attorney. But when she's in the company of her best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson), Rachel surrenders the spotlight to her self-obsessed BFF.
It's not exactly hip to be Mormon, but you wouldn't call them square, either. At least not right now.
The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan caught the decline of the culture two decades ago, observing that we're "defining deviancy down" - lowering the bar for what was once considered deviant behavior, giving a pass to things society once scorned. Not much has changed over 20 years. The senator was talking mostly about criminal behavior, but it applies now to just about everything. Raunchy, obscene and scatological subjects, once taboo, are the stuff of prime time.
The outlook for polygamy hasn't been this good since Abraham took Keturah as his third wife.
"Even at its creative pinnacle, HBO's drama 'Big Love' never managed to rise into the top tier of great television. And the reason came down to a surprisingly simple element," writes Tim Goodman at the Hollywood Reporter
HBO says it's wrapping up its drama "Big Love" after the upcoming fifth season.
A Utah family with four wives had hoped its participation on a TLC reality TV show would shed light on polygamy.