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David Archuleta To Star In Filipino TV Series!

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As America says goodbye to Archie in the months, the Phillipines will welcome him with a new TV series!

Before he begins his mission work, David Archuleta has been cast for a television series for TV5, the third largest Filipino network.

TV5's network heads believe the signing of Archie will help build ratings and maybe even move it past other networks in the country.

The network said the following:

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NBC Utah Affiliate Bans The Playboy Club

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NBC's Utah affiliate channel KSL-TV has made a decision to not allow the network's new series, The Playboy Club, to air this fall, forcing the Peacock to find another station to carry the show for viewers this fall.

The channel, which has ties to the Mormon church, described the decision as being part of the station's "long-term policy to screen programming for material which significant portions of our audience might find objectionable."

The decision was announced this morning in a newscast (above), which featured a statement on behalf of KSL President and CEO Mark Willes, reading:

"The Playboy brand is known internationally. Everyone is clear what it stands for. We want to be sure everyone is clear what the KSL brand stands for, which is completely inconsistent with the Playboy brand."

Fair enough!

We're sure there will be some disappointed viewers in the Utah area hoping to get a chance to watch the new drama centering around a Chicago branch of Hugh Hefner's club in the 1960's, but hopefully NBC will find another outlet for the show.

There's always Hulu! Ha!

Check out the video above to hear the full statement explaining the conservative broadcaster's decision to not air the new series this fall.

Do U watch KSL-TV? If so, do U agree or disagree with the channel's decision not to air The Playboy Club?

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New Mormon Guidelines Becoming Slightly More Gay Friendly

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It's a small step, but at least a step in the right direction.

New Mormon guidelines to be used worldwide by church leaders have been published and there have been some small, but significant changes in their attitude toward homosexuality.

The new handbook has eliminated the suggestion that same-sex relationships "distort loving relationships" and that gays should be ashamed and atone for their "homosexual thoughts or feelings."

It also says that celibate gay Mormons who are "worthy and qualified in every other way" should be allowed to go on church assignments, participate fully in temple rituals, and even have "callings."

Openly gay and active Mormon Mitch Mayne says that the changes are "baby steps in the right direction. At least the handbook takes the damning terminology out of it."

We agree. Of course there are many more changes that need to be changed when it comes to church leaders' attitudes toward homosexuality, but this just opens doors for positive change.

[Image via Ability Films.]

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