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Friday, August 31, 2007
Loose ends

  • Bizarre coupling of the week: Shia LaBeouf and ... Rihanna?
  • Jason Alexander to go on TV date with former Seinfeld co-star. Finally, his luck is turning.
  • Amy Winehouse's father-in-law is calling for fans to boycott her music. Oy, that's going to make for an uncomfortable family reunion this Chanukah at their house.
  • ABC has won a bidding war with FOX for a drama about televangelists. Praise the Lord.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Talk about writer's block

Members of the Tribe David Wain and Amanda Peet play stupid people in this short film. Enjoy.

posted by Benyamin | 9:43 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
They said it

"The very first day, I had this scene where I was supposed to be making out with Michelle Pfieffer. I told my wife, 'Look. I want you to know that I am going to be making out with Michelle Pfeiffer today, and I will be thinking about… Michelle Pfeiffer.' My wife’s response was that when she makes out with me she also thinks about Michelle Pfeiffer." -- Paul Rudd on acting with Michelle Pfeiffer in the upcoming romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman.
posted by Benyamin | 12:33 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, August 27, 2007
Loose ends
  • And Madonna is heading back to the Holy Land for Rosh Hashanah.
  • Headline of the day: Another Disney Knockoff Finds Its Way Onto Hamas TV.
  • Stop the presses. Uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer will have yet another show on TV.
  • Amy Winehouse -- yawn -- gets in a fight.
  • Dallas Mavericks owner and all around out-of-the-box guy is reportedly going to be fluttering about on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars.
posted by Benyamin | 10:20 AM | Link | (1) comments |
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Our apologies
Sorry for the slow posting this week. We're on deadline with the magazine this week. In the meantime, please enjoy an article or two from the current issue.
posted by Benyamin | 9:05 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, August 17, 2007
Jason Alexander breaks the Seinfeld curse

Apparently, country crooner Brad Paisley likes to put celebs in his music videos. Jason Alexander directs and stars in (along with William Shatner) in the music video for Paisley's new song "Online".
posted by Benyamin | 12:12 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Kevin Jew-klis of the Boston Red Sox

Denis Leary talks Jews and baseball on The Daily Show. Enjoy.
posted by Benyamin | 9:47 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Loose ends
  • Billy Crystal wants a late-night slot, possibly Conan's. I guess that means no Analyze The Other.
  • Apparently, the New York Post thinks it's news that Dimitry "Star of David" Salita doesn't box on Shabbos.
  • First pics of baby Liev (and Naomi) have arrived.
  • Do we like Selma Blair's new look? We report. You decide.
posted by Benyamin | 10:36 AM | Link | (2) comments |
Monday, August 13, 2007
Our Seinfeld phone call
We just got off the phone with Jerry Seinfeld. (Man, how often can you say that?) He's promoting his upcoming Bee Movie (not to be confused with a B-Movie). In it, he voices Barry B. Benson, a graduate bee fresh out of college who is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a rare trip outside the hive, Barry discovers humans are mass consumers of honey and decides to sue the human race for stealing bees' honey. We had the opportunity to give Seinfeld a call to shmooze with him about the upcoming film. Below are some highlights from our conversation. The complete Q&A will appear in our upcoming issue:

AJL: There's a line in the movie where your character's mom says about a girl you're interested in, "I hope she's beeish." How does your Judaism influence your work?

Jerry Seinfeld: I think it's more the heritage of being Jewish; you tend to make fun of things. I don't know why Jewish people do that, but they seem to do a lot of it. And I think what's affected my work the most is somehow when you grow up in a Jewish family, there's a lot of joke making.

AJL: What did you learn about bees while making this film?

JS: One of the things that you have to know about in the movie -- we talk about the fact that all bees, once they sting, that's it for them. You sting, your life is over. So it's a big step. You really have to control your temper. You don't just sting somebody because you get upset. You have to control yourself. Makes you really think about anger management, doesn't it?

AJL: How do you balance work and family?

JS: Oh, that's a good question. Well, the answer for me is I am unable to. And as a result I'm not going to work as much after this because I have worked a lot in my life and now I want to make my family more important. So after this movie, I don't know if I'm going to do anything for a while besides perform stand-up which doesn't require that much time. You know, you can go out for a night or two and come home.
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Trailer: Be Kind, Rewind

Looks like Jack Black's next movie will actually be funny.
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Friday, August 10, 2007
Loose ends
posted by Helen | 12:30 PM | Link | (0) comments |
CBS' Big Brother, aka the anti-Semitism channel

posted by Benyamin | 10:22 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Loose ends
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Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Battle of the Jews: Samberg vs. Stewart

posted by Benyamin | 10:38 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Loose ends
  • Finally, Natalie Portman has taken on the role she was born to play -- kung-fu Snow White.
  • J.J. Abrams' mystery movie project may be about giant biblical monsters. No, really.
  • Don't say anything bad about Woody Allen in a Wisconsin prison. The inmates get very defensive.
  • Four presidential candidates are scheduled to meet with the most powerful man in politics: Jon Stewart.
  • And if you haven't yet heard about the great Jon Lovitz's latest good deed, read about it here. And here. And here.
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Monday, August 06, 2007
Jackie Mason gives us the weather
posted by Benyamin | 10:28 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, August 03, 2007

So the Gap announced a new ad campaign today. Of course, being that our people are so fashionable, the campaign features three Jews -- Sarah Silverman, Liev Schreiber, and Selma Blair. And the photos were shot by Annie Leibovitz. So, yes, it's true: We do control the media.

posted by Benyamin | 9:21 AM | Link | (1) comments |
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Loose ends
  • We're sorry to inform you that Scarlett Johansson will not be playing a porn star.
  • Actress Mare Winningham, from Grey's Anatomy to Drisha student.
  • Webmaster holds shul hostage.
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