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Friday, June 29, 2007
They said it

Shia LaBeouf on his role in next year's highly anticipated fourth Indiana Jones movie: "I don't even know what I'm playing in this movie. We're only a couple weeks out and I have no idea what I'm doing. I don't think they're going to show me anything. What they'll do is they'll lock me in a basement and every once in a while they'll come in with a new weapon and ask me what I think and then they'll leave."

And on his involvement in Transformers: The Game: "Even if I wasn't in the movie I'd want to be in this game because I'm a game nerd and a Transformers nerd... and a nerd in general."
posted by Helen | 11:44 AM | Link | (5) comments |
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Loose ends
posted by Helen | 12:37 PM | Link | (2) comments |
They said it

Jerry Seinfeld on his forthcoming bee movie: "Bees have the only perfect society on earth. Other insects are just kind of crawling around. They don't have the sophistication of the bee. They have no crime, they have no drugs, they have no rape. A little rape, but it's not that bad."

And Seinfeld on meeting Spielberg, who convinced him to make the bee film: "For a Jewish boy who grew up on Long Island, to have dinner with Steven Spielberg is like being bar mitzvahed twice."
posted by Benyamin | 8:04 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Jon Stewart on the 'warportunity' in the Middle East

posted by Benyamin | 10:48 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, June 25, 2007
They said it
"I have no idea what I'm doing, but incompetence has never prevented me from plunging in with enthusiasm." -- Woody Allen on his plans to direct a Puccini opera in L.A. next year.
posted by Helen | 10:16 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Pray ball

Israel's new baseball league starts this weekend. You can read about it in our profile of one of the players, Eric Holtz. And you can also watch the games live on the Internet. A hat tip to our friend Dave Bender from Israel At Level Ground for this link.
posted by Benyamin | 3:43 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Loose ends
  • This guy named Ed Jew has been charged with perjury. Insert your own joke here.
  • Mazal tov to Felicity Keri Russell on the birth of a bouncing baby boy.
  • Stan Lee gets his own action figure. It's about time.
  • Mandy Moore hates ex-boyfriend Zach Braff. Duh.
  • Pauly Shore item of the day: Pauly Shore is being sued by his neighbor ... legendary horror director Wes Craven.
posted by Benyamin | 10:20 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Loose ends
  • New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg switches parties again. Either he's running for President, or he's just bored.
  • David Duchovny gets himself a saucy new series on Showtime. Hmm, XXX Files, maybe?
  • Howard Stern calls someone fat and gets sued. Is anyone surprised?
  • The new Bruce Willis movie wants residents of Bushey Jewish cemetery to Die Hard. Whoops.

posted by Helen | 2:55 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Are we ready for a Mormon president?

posted by Benyamin | 9:11 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, June 18, 2007
Loose ends

  • Geraldo uses a Holocaust analogy to make a point about illegal immigration on The O'Reilly Factor. With both feet in his mouth, he hasn't got a leg to stand on.
  • You no longer have to spend those long hours deciding which Jewish celebrities to lust after; your peers have decided for you.
  • True romantic Danielle Steel plans to novelize her ex-husband's manslaughter charges.
  • Rachel Weisz's lovely bones will take a starring role in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of Alice Sebold's best-seller, The Lovely Bones.
  • France's newly-elected Jewish President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has a charming start to his term, boozin' it up at the G8 summit.
posted by Helen | 12:10 PM | Link | (1) comments |
Jon Stewart hearts Angelina Jolie

posted by Benyamin | 9:13 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, June 15, 2007
Loose ends

  • Are they or aren't there? Now, Liev Schreiber says he's not married yet to Naomi Watts.
  • Israeli historian takes home the top prize at the Frankfurt Book Festival. And the Germany reparations continue...
  • Amy Winehouse takes the phrase wife beater to new heights.
posted by Benyamin | 10:24 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, June 14, 2007
The return of Triumph
posted by Benyamin | 11:45 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
They said it
"We're afraid the show might stop her - it could kill her ... We don't want her to die on stage." -- Mel Brooks on why he doesn't want to hire actress Cloris Leachman to reprise her role for the upcoming Broadway musical version of Young Frakenstein.
posted by Benyamin | 10:35 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Loose ends
  • Rumor mill: Liev and Naomi may have gotten married. So Mazal Tov (maybe).
  • Borat spawns yet another lawsuit ... about 10 months too late.
  • And speaking of Borat, we know he and girlfriend are expecting. Now we finally have picture proof.
  • Rosie disses bar mitzvah. It's only a matter of time before Donald Trump, Joe Scarborough, Bill O'Reilly, or half a dozen other blow hards turn this into an anti-Semitic conspiracy.
posted by Benyamin | 3:42 PM | Link | (1) comments |
Friday, June 08, 2007
Jackie Mason celebrates Paris Hilton's freedom
posted by Benyamin | 10:33 AM | Link | (1) comments |
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Loose ends
  • It's official: There will be a baby Borat. Coming this winter to a pregnant Isla Fisher near you.
  • From playing the queen to playing a disgruntled Jewish settler, Helen Mirren has range.
  • Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is taking horror films to the web.
  • And speaking of Spider-Man, it's Jewish creator Stan Lee has just inked a crazy deal with Disney.
  • Israeli hip-hop violinist won't let a little car crash with a UPS truck stop her from performing.
posted by Benyamin | 10:29 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Loose ends
  • Sources are saying that Larry David is curbing his enthusiasm for his wife and separating from Laurie after 14 years of marriage. That source is the New York Post so take it with a grain of salt.
  • Amy Winehouse gets the cover treatment from Rolling Stone. Anyone think it's time for the inevitable Amy Winehouse backlash to start?
  • 60 years later, Anne Frank finally has some competition. It's about freakin' time.
  • Jon Lovitz agrees to perform at the Laugh Factory every week for the rest of his life. Insert your own Jon Lovitz joke here.
posted by Benyamin | 10:50 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, June 04, 2007
Trailer: Seinfeld's 'Bee Movie'
posted by Benyamin | 10:25 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, June 01, 2007
John Safran (no, not that one) tries to join the KKK

This guy has a new show on the Sundance Channel. If you're not watching it, you're missing out on a real original voice. Safran is the scrawny Yeshiva-bred turned atheist equivalent of fellow prankster documentarian Michael Moore. In the above clip, he tries to be the first Jew to join the KKK. On a recent episode, he gets a Muslim leader to issue a fatwa on someone Safran doesn't like. Pure genius.
posted by Benyamin | 9:40 AM | Link | (0) comments |
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