Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:09:54 GMT
A Humphreys County business owner says a thief made off with his wrecker truck and equipment worth more than a quarter-million dollars. "They tried to steal the roll back over here to the side of us andMore >>
A Humphreys County business owner says a thief made off with his wrecker truck and equipment worth more than a quarter-million dollars.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:58 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:58:21 GMT
Metro police are working to identify a gunman who is suspected of robbing the same Walgreen's pharmacy four times. Police say the most recent robbery at the Walgreens on Highway 70 South happened SundayMore >>
Metro police are working to identify a gunman who is suspected of robbing the same Walgreen's pharmacy four times.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:54:49 GMT
The owner of a popular east Nashville restaurant and music venue said the city crossed the line when a dozen officials showed up to inspect the business. "Outraged. I feel like there is a way of goingMore >>
The owner of a popular east Nashville restaurant and music venue said the city crossed the line when a dozen officials showed up to inspect the business.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:38:14 GMT
A child pedestrian was struck and seriously injured Wednesday night in Bellevue. The incident was reported just before 9 p.m. near the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Sonya Drive. Police sayMore >>
A child pedestrian was struck and seriously injured Wednesday night in Bellevue.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:18:13 GMT
Metro police say a mother used her own daughter to help steal from a Nashville Wal-Mart store.More >>
Metro police say a mother used her own daughter to help steal from a Nashville Walmart store.More >>
(RNN) – The History Channel responded Monday to casting questions for its hit show The Bible after people thought Satan looked too much like President Barack Obama.
In the statement, company officials said History had "the highest respect for President Obama."
"The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors," the statement read. "It's unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History's The Bible is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history."
The show's executive producers, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, released a joint statement calling the comparison "utter nonsense."
"The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouazanni, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor," they said. "He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics - including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our president."
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck was one of the first to make the connection, tweeting his thoughts March 16.
"Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?" he wrote on Twitter.
Ouazanni has appeared in several other religious-themed shows, including TV movie versions of The Ten Commandments and David.
The resemblance controversy was not the first time the two had been connected that week. According to Huffington Post's Sam Stein, a moderator at the CPAC convention yelled out "Satan" in a word-association game March 14, with several in the crowd responding "Obama."
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