2004 was the year studios, tuners and TV found religion
Showbiz got “Passion”-ate about religion in 2004, with articles of faith popping up at events throughout the year.From a Jesus impersonator on the Croisette to a bedraggled Val Kilmer as Moses at the “Ten Commandments” opening in Hollywood, religious icons were hard to miss in the wake of “The Passion of the Christ’s” killer B.O. The Mouse House even chose a godly setting — Gotham’s Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine — for its “King Arthur” after-bash in late June. Religious imagery only got more plentiful after the red states claimed moral victory in the presidential election, though somehow it was missing at the “Kinsey” after-fete.
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