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Friday, April 28, 2006
Loose ends
  • Jon Favreau (Swingers, Elf) has been tapped to direct Marvel Studios film adaptation of Iron Man. Baby, that's money.
  • Jewish American Princess Tori Spelling is a little too ditzy for some people.
  • Is Mel Gibson still crazy? You decide.
  • Christian radio, meet Howard Stern.
posted by Benyamin | 12:09 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
We're on deadline this week trying to get our May/June issue out the door at to our printer so posting here will be sporadic this week. Regular daily posting will resume next week.
posted by Benyamin | 9:09 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, April 21, 2006
Loose ends: The Will Smith Bar Mitzvah Crasher Edition

  • Will Smith, Western Wall bar mitzvah crasher.
  • It seems the daughter of Kazakhstan's president actually has a sense of humor. We wonder, is she best prostitute in all of land?
  • Looks like Spielberg's next directing gig will not be a movie, but the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Good, because we're sick of all those artsy fartsy dancey things they usually do.
  • Aaron Spelling is not a perve ... well, sort of.
  • He may be a self-hating Jew, but Woody Allen's a Jew nonetheless. Balking at the city's high prices, the director has backed out of shooting his next flick in Paris.
  • As if she doesn't have enough geeks lusting over her, now Natalie Portman is in the running for world's sexiest vegetarian.
posted by Benyamin | 10:21 AM | Link | (1) comments |
Thursday, April 20, 2006
It's a ... something!!!

Mazal tov to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes on the silent birth of their Scientology crazed daughter Suri over Passover. While their publicist claims the name means "princess" in Hebrew (it also, oddly, means "pickpocket" in Japanese), Israeli linguists beg to differ. And in what has to be the true essence of irony, the couple gave birth on the very same day as Tom's postpartum despression target Brooke Shields also gave birth to a daughter. And in a related story, Cruise (who has cancelled his current promotional tour of Mission Impossible: III) says he was only kidding when he earlier suggested that he wanted to eat his newborn's placenta.
posted by Benyamin | 9:24 PM | Link | (2) comments |
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
They said it
"My God is a God who wants me to have things. He wants me to bling. He wants me to be the hottest thing on the block. I don't know what kind of God the rest of y'all are serving, but the God I serve says, 'Mary, you need to be the hottest thing this year, and I'm gonna make sure you're doing that'." -- Mary J. Blige in May's Blender magazine.
posted by Benyamin | 12:44 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, April 17, 2006
Weekend Update: Jewish quotables
As it usually does, Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update segment has some religious humor thrown in. This past weekend, we were treated to three Jewish nuggets:

TINA FEY: "The Jewish holiday of Passover began at sundown Wednesday. Jews all over the world gathered at Seder tables and asked the traditional question: 'Deal or No Deal?'"

AMY POEHLER: "It was announced this week that for the first time, the Latin Grammy Awards will be held in New York, while the Jewish Grammys will be held in Puerto Vallarta."

TINA FEY: "A group of ultra-Orthodox Jewish hackers are waging a war against porn Web sites by replacing the content with a single photo of the late rabbi Menachem Schneerson. Which sends away millions of web porn-surfers, although you know there's gotta be one guy who sees this and is like, 'Jackpot!'"
posted by Benyamin | 4:23 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Loose ends
  • Would you pay $50 to hear the other Jon Stewart?
  • Jewish magician David Blaine will live in an aquarium for a week. Insert your own "sleeping with the fishes" reference here.
  • Whoopi Goldberg says she wants to make a movie called Destined to Witness about growing black in Nazi Germany based on the true life story of Hans Massaquoi.
  • Director Darren "I'm about to marry Rachel Weisz" Aronofsky is set to produce a supernatural thriller about capturing the devil.
  • Stop the presses: Katie Holmes is now a Scientologist.
  • Baby Moses makes Passover appearance.
posted by Benyamin | 1:37 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Loose ends
  • For those of you who don't keep Shabbat, David Schwimmer will begin previews for his Broadway debut in The Caine Muntiny Court-Martial this Friday night.
  • Will, Grace, but not Barbra.
  • Partly Jewish Maggie Gyllenhaal to have quarter Jewish baby with Peter Sarsgaard, her new finacee.
posted by Benyamin | 5:47 AM | Link | (1) comments |
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
They said it
"It's like the best slice of being Jewish without the 'noseness' of it all. It's different from Scientology -- which is totally gay. I mean their slogan is, 'Scientology, it's like a party in your aŚ.'" -- Comedian Sarah Silverman discussing the beauty of Kabbalah (among other things).
posted by Benyamin | 11:14 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, April 10, 2006
Loose ends
posted by Benyamin | 3:19 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Reality religion
Reality television gets a dose of religion this week as A&E launches God or the Girl, a show in which four men studying to become priests are tempted away by beautiful women. Fox News cleverly calls is "Temptation Island for the Catholic Church." And don't forget that tonight sees the unveiling of Rabbi Shmuley's much-anticipated new show called Shalom in the Home on The Learning Channel in which he lives in an RV for a week on the front lawn of dysfunctional families and attempts to help them lead more, um, functional lives.
posted by Benyamin | 11:21 AM | Link | (1) comments |
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Loose ends
  • Move over, Madonna. Lindsay Lohan is exploring Kabbalah.
  • With the Black Hebrews, Whitney Houston chooses cult over crack.
  • Sandra Bernhard is ... bald and beautiful?
  • Following on the heels of the incredible success of The Producers on Broadway, Mel Brooks is planning on bringing another of his movies to the Great White Way.
posted by Benyamin | 10:18 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
They said it
"My wife and I still look at each other like we did the day we met, two perfect strangers who could do way better." -- Johnny Lampert at the Carlebach Shul's "Rabbis You Can Laugh and Drink With" at Stand-up New York.
posted by Benyamin | 4:34 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, April 03, 2006
Loose ends
posted by Benyamin | 9:56 AM | Link | (0) comments |
We're moving offices (again) this week so posting on this blog may be a bit slower than normal over the next few days. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
posted by Benyamin | 9:20 AM | Link | (0) comments |
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