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Thursday, March 30, 2006
Loose ends: Israeli porn is yafeh meod
posted by Benyamin | 11:26 AM | Link | (1) comments |
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Loose ends: The Jaron Lowenstein is somewhere in here edition
posted by Benyamin | 9:04 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, March 27, 2006
Loose ends
posted by Benyamin | 11:47 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, March 23, 2006
She truly will 'breakaway'

After reporting last month that American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson would be performing two concerts in Israel, it now turns out that the singer has canceled the shows due to a non-descript "illness". We can only guess that the illness in question is medically termed "Are you out of your f--king mind? You want me to risk my life and travel to the Middle East just to perform my hokey song?" disease.
posted by Benyamin | 11:51 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Loose ends
posted by Benyamin | 10:38 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Loose ends
  • Rena Sofer, last seen in ABC's Blind Justice and NBC's Coupling has inked a deal to join the ABC comedy pilot Mr. Nice Guy.
  • As if there already wasn't enough scandal in the world today, novelist Allegra Goodman goes and fabricates a new one.
  • Are Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts on the rocks?
  • Tori Spelling's mom hates her ... allegedly.
posted by Benyamin | 10:01 AM | Link | (0) comments |
They said it
"After what I experienced with The Passion, I frankly don't give a flying f--k about much of what those critics think." -- Mel Gibson already defending his not-yet-teleased foreign language film Apocalypto.
posted by Benyamin | 9:18 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, March 20, 2006
Loose ends
  • While last year Madonna dressed as a nun and two years ago as a French courtier at Purim parties, this year she dressed similarly as a French maid while husband Guy opted for a Native American getup.
  • Yes, yes, we know already. Natalie Portman shaved her head for her new film.
  • Tom Cruise allegedly stopped Comedy Central from re-airing the South Park episode that mocks his religious beliefs and his sexual preferences.
  • Further distancing herself from her Judaism, Tori Spelling's new fiancee got a tattoo of her on his arm.
  • Former Seinfeld writers find work -- and success -- years after their show goes off the air.
posted by Benyamin | 10:41 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, March 17, 2006
The return of Evan and Jaron?

Surprising the nation, Jewish pop duo Evan and Jaron returned to television last night ... in the premiere episode of ABC's American Inventor. No, they haven't invented a new genre of music. Instead, they've created a pit bowl. Yes, a pit bowl. A two-part bowl where the bottom part clandestinely stores previously chewed pits away from public view. Along with a few friends (including, of all people, Elon Gold), they pitched the idea to the show's four judges and easily passed onto the next level. We chatted with Evan after the show last night and asked how many episodes he would be on, but said he was bound by secrecy (and ABC's legal department) and couldn't tell us. So, stay tuned for next week's show.
posted by Benyamin | 10:23 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Loose ends
  • Jack Black elopes! Where's his onlysimchas page?
  • Is Vin Diesel the new Mel Gibson?
  • Slate's music critic hates Matisyahu.
  • Natalie Portman on her new hairdo and her newfound love of Germany.
  • Casting news in Jeff Garlin's quasi-spinoff of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  • And in other casting news ... more people are lining up to star with Steve Carell in the biblically themed followup to Bruce Almighty (called Evan Almighty) in which God (played again by Morgan Freeman) tells Carell to build an ark in preparation for a flood.
posted by Benyamin | 11:48 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Loose ends
posted by Benyamin | 12:39 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, March 13, 2006
Loose ends
  • Member of the tribe Jack Black adopts a Spanish accent for the trailer of Nacho Libre, directed by the same dude who directed Napoleon Dynamite.
  • Madonna apparently wants to buy a house in Israel so he can be closer when the Messiah arrives. Aha, so she does have something in common with Matisyahu.
  • And speaking of Matisyahu, AOL just posted a "Sessions" concert with him.
  • Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz's face smells ... like Burberry fragrance.
  • You know the saying ... if at first your Miss Match doesn't succeed, try again. Alicia Silverstone has been tapped by ABC to star in Pink Collar, a comedy exploring female relationships within the workplace.
  • Thanks to Canonist for telling us that the two Orthodox contestants on this seasons Apprentice take a holiday on tonight's episode. (Video preview here.)
  • Everyone's most congenial Jewish actor Shia LaBeouf has signed on to star as a troubled teen under house arrest in a new Dreamworks project.
posted by Benyamin | 10:31 AM | Link | (1) comments |
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Loose ends
  • In a ridiculous attempt to help promote her new Basic Instinct sequel, Sharon Stone says she'll kiss anyone if it would create peace in the Middle East.
  • It seems the higher ups at Scientology Inc. are probably not too thrilled with spokesperson John Travolta's decision to dress in drag.
  • And speaking of celebrity Scientologists, in a recent poll more people said they'd rather sleep in a tent with mass murderer Saddam Hussein than couch jumping Tom Cruise. Ouch.
  • In case you've been looking for a sign of the Apocalypse, Matisyahu's new CD is currently the number one album on iTunes.
  • And speaking of iTunes, Jon Stewart is getting in bed with Apple for monthly multi-pass deal. So, for those of you without Tivo, this will do for now.
posted by Benyamin | 11:24 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Loose ends
posted by Benyamin | 11:22 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Loose ends
posted by Benyamin | 12:35 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, March 03, 2006
Loose ends
  • Scarlett Johansson doesn't seem to mind if a fellow Jew gropes her.
  • We knew the Winona Ryder rumors couldn't be true. Our boy Liev Schreiber is still dating Naomi Watts.
  • Set your Tivos. Natalie Portman is hosting SNL this week.
  • In case you've been living under a rock these past few months, Reuters wants you to know that some guy named Jon Stewart is hosting the Oscars on Sunday.
posted by Benyamin | 5:31 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Shyne on

From today's New York Post:
Jailed rapper Shyne is legally changing his name to Moses Michael Leviy - and he's taking out a classified ad in The Post tomorrow to make it official. Shyne, who hopes to get out of Clinton Correctional Facility upstate next year, was born Jamaal Michael Barrow in 1978. The Belize-born rhymer converted to Judaism while locked up and now claims to be descended from Ethiopian Jews. Shyne was sentenced to 10 years for his role in a 1999 shooting at Times Square nightspot Club NY that left three people wounded. His former mentor, Sean "Diddy" Combs, and Combs' then-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, fled the scene after the wild melee, but only Shyne got sent to the slammer.
posted by Benyamin | 1:51 PM | Link | (0) comments |
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