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Monday, February 28, 2005
Ooh, that feels real good
Tom Cruise is offering Scientology massages on the set of his new flick The War of the Worlds ... which begs the obvious question: Which cult is crazier, Scientology or Kabbalah?
posted by Benyamin | 5:26 PM | Link | (2) comments |
And the Christian oscar goes too...
Who would've thought? The Passion of the Christ picked up the award for best picture at the 13th Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry. What was it up against? Veggie Tales?
posted by Benyamin | 5:14 PM | Link | (0) comments |
The rebbetzin of wonder
Producer Joel Silver could quite possibly have the luckiest job in Hollywood. Warner Bros. has asked him to choose between Kim Basinger and Jessica Biehl to star in the new Wonder Woman movie.
posted by Benyamin | 3:18 PM | Link | (0) comments |
But he's still dating Serena Williams
Director Brett Ratner was seen, um, eating with Mariah Carey.
posted by Benyamin | 1:37 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Phone home
Oddest fallout from the Paris Hilton celebrity phone book scandal: An Israeli text messaged The Insder host Pat O'Brien and asked him for $100.
posted by Benyamin | 1:33 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Kabbalah baby of the week
Stella McCartney gives birth to bouncing baby Beatle.
posted by Benyamin | 1:22 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Animal attraction
Porn legend and member of the tribe Ron Jeremy is, believe it or not, advocating sexual abstinence -- among puppies and kittens. His racy PETA ad, where he's naked and sporting handcuffs, says it all.
posted by Benyamin | 1:15 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Language barrier
Celebrity Scientologists from Beck to John Travolta are auctioning off everything from movie set paraphernalia to walk-on roles in popular sitcoms -- all to help aid relief efforts for the tsunami victims. While that may be all well and good, the funniest part comes when promoting the charity auction, the Scientologists said "Soon you'll be in Hollywood on the set of your favorite show schmoozing with the cast." Guess that's just another thing they're co-opting from us -- first Hollywood, now Yiddish.
posted by Benyamin | 1:07 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Mixing music and religion
One minute it's Kabbalah, the next it's Gospel choirs. Make up your mind, Madge.
posted by Benyamin | 5:40 PM | Link | (0) comments |
From the fake religion dept...
What the hell is a High Priestess of Kabbalah?
posted by Benyamin | 5:26 PM | Link | (0) comments |
A kiss is just a kiss
A bunch of angry Jews screamed in protest when they caught Israeli-born actress Natalie Portman smooching at the Western Wall while filming a scene for the new flick Free Zone. Ultra Orthodox Star Wars geeks were seen salivating nearby.
posted by Benyamin | 4:44 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, February 21, 2005
Sibling rivalry
So it seems the rumors about Madonna disowning her brother Christopher Ciccone because he doesn't adhere to Kabbalah are not true. "I practice Kabbalah," he told the New York Daily News, "in my own way."
posted by Benyamin | 3:21 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Coupling
Actor Ron Silver is reportedly dating conservative (and hot) pundit Ann Coulter.
posted by Benyamin | 3:18 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Carson, Carson, Carson!
Having been signed to a major independent label, getting a nod from Time magazine and currently wrapping up a US tour, Matisyahu is clearly on the up-and-up. The Hasidic Reggae Superstar recently appeared on Carson Daly's late night show, and was called by Daly — the man who gave the world TRL — "the most interesting thing happening in music today." It wasn't his best television performance to date, but it's an exciting moment for Brooklyn Ba'al Teshuva nonetheless. Click here to watch.
posted by Mobius1ski | 2:55 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Knocking On Wood, Walking On Water
She's gone from "Mi Adir" to "Jesus Walks." Our old friend, former Neginah Orchestra performer, and world class jazz violinist Miri Ben-Ari has taken her first grammy award for writing a rap song with Kayne West.
posted by Mobius1ski | 2:55 PM | Link | (0) comments |
I Want My Frum TV
If Francesca Lia Block wrote a book about a shomer negiah punk rock girl from New York who goes to L.A. to star in a sitcom (co-starring mostly goyim) about an Orthodox Jewish family, Never Mind the Goldbergs would be that book.

She didn't write it, but performance poet Matthue Roth did, and it's sharp and smart and suspenseful and it's got heart and it's devour-in-one-Shabbos (if not one sitting) good. The protagonist is Hava, a 17 year-old smartass who divides her time between kosher pizza joints and the gutterpunk stoops of St. Mark's before she's "discovered" and ships off to the American Bavel to navigate sleaze, office politics, her alcohol intake, her davenning schedule, and the Hollywoodization of frumkeit. This is the kinda book you're gonna make all your friends read after you do, it's like that.

Also check out Roth's spoken-word piece, "Orthodox Girls", which opens with the line, "Orthodox girls' names turn me on..."

—Danya Ruttenberg
posted by Mobius1ski | 2:52 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Palestine is safe ... in a matter of speaking
Ok, we admit it, we watch Desperate Housewives. It's no big deal. Apparently, 20 million viewers enjoy the weekly guilty pleasure. Our favorite line from the ABC dramedy came in a recent episode when uptight socialite Bree Van De Kamp was talking about a safety word for her husband to use during dominatrix sex. At first, she suggested "Boise" and her husband responded "We need something that sounds serious." So she quickly replied, "How about Palestine?" Absolutely priceless.
posted by Benyamin | 2:37 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Baby blessings
In baby news, Kaballah devotees Victoria "Posh Spice" and hubby David Beckham have given birth to a third son, named Cruz. No word yet on the bris.
posted by Benyamin | 9:10 AM | Link | (0) comments |
They said it
"I guess you could say WASPy Jesse meets Buzz's Jewish parents. They're intergalactic Jews. Make sure everyone understands that's a joke." -- Toy Story 3 screenwriter when asked by Entertainment Weekly about the secret plot of the third installment of the popular CGI movies.
posted by Benyamin | 9:01 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, February 17, 2005
A very Munich Christmas
From the weird timing department, Universal Pictures has announced that they plan to release Steven Spielberg's film about the terrorist attack on the Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics two days before Christmas.
posted by Benyamin | 5:09 PM | Link | (0) comments |
What does he have that we don't?
Jeremy Piven could quite possibly be the luckiest Jew alive -- because he's dating this woman?
posted by Benyamin | 5:06 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Nanu, Nanu
Actress Jenna Elfman (Dharma and Greg), a devout Scientologist, would like to rid the world of all the crazies. Literally. "I intend to make Scientology as accessible to as many people as I can. And that is my goal," Elfman said. To do this, she says, it is my "duty to clear the planet." Perhaps she should start with herself.
posted by Benyamin | 10:03 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, February 10, 2005
Lost boy
Man, people will do anything to get back in the limelight.
posted by Benyamin | 11:03 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Rock steady
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has sued the online Jewish Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over alleged trademark infringements of the rock hall's name. "The idea that the public could possibly be confused between a large museum backed by any number of corporations and a Web site run by a couple of Jewish guys is kind of nuts," said David Segal, one of the founders of the Jewish rock hall. We said the same thing when Newsweek tried contacting us.
posted by Benyamin | 9:20 AM | Link | (0) comments |
A reverend and a Jewish rapper walk into KFC...
Apparently, the Beastie Boys and Reverend Al Sharpton have similar beliefs.
posted by Benyamin | 9:11 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Only Simchas
Simple Life star Nicole Ritchie (i.e. not the one that's Paris Hilton) is engaged to a Yid named Adam Goldstein. That's hot.
posted by Benyamin | 5:48 PM | Link | (0) comments |
No baloney
A kosher salami shortage?
posted by Benyamin | 5:46 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Speaking out
Denzel Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ricky Martin, and Beyonce Knowles are all filming commercials speaking out against anti-Semitism. Now if only we could get some Jews to speak out...
posted by Benyamin | 4:49 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Sunday, February 06, 2005
They ain't making Jews like Kinky anymore
Everyone's favorite Texas Jewboy, Kinky Friedman, announces his bid for the Texas governorship:
"Don't worry about my lack of experience," Friedman said. "Trust me. I'm a Jew. I'll hire good people."

On the 169th anniversary of Lt. Col. William B. Travis' arrival at the Alamo, which would eventually fall to Mexican troops, Friedman laid out his plan to begin the "de-wussification of Texas."

"I'm not anti-death penalty. I'm anti-the wrong guy getting executed," Friedman said. "Two-thousand years ago we executed an innocent man named Jesus Christ and we don't want to make another mistake like that."
Full story.
posted by Mobius1ski | 3:59 PM | Link | (0) comments |
TrayfeDate
From the creators of the Yiddish with Dick & Jane flash commercial comes a new toon called "One Lonley Night," featuring the stars of Modern Orthodox, Jason Biggs and Jenn Harris.
posted by Mobius1ski | 3:59 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, February 04, 2005
The wedding guest
Donald Trump's recent nuptials was a real star-studded affair. But all the celebs were shocked when an appearance was made by former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We just didn't put him on the guest list for security reasons," a source told the New York Daily News.
posted by Benyamin | 8:32 AM | Link | (54) comments |
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Kabbalah Red Bull
The evil marketing geniuses at the Kabbalah Center have come up with a new idea -- an energy drink geared towards the Ashton Kutcher market. "We're going after the Red Bull market," spokesman Darin Ezra said. "But Kabbalah Energy Drink tastes better. And it's infused with Kabbalah water, which is holy water." We just hope it's kosher.
posted by Benyamin | 9:01 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Weird rumor of the week
On the heels of the Brad Pitt-Jennifer Aniston breakup, rumors are circulating that Aniston is planning to move back into her home that is currently being leased to Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Ali G.
posted by Benyamin | 9:09 AM | Link | (0) comments |
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