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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
On TV Tonight: There's Something About Miriam



If you're looking for something freaky to watch for Halloween, Fox Reality has got you covered. Tonight they're airing the reality show There's Something About Miriam. The tagline is "6 eligible men, 1 beautiful model named Miriam, and an enormous secret reveal you never saw coming!" Spoiler alert: The secret is Miriam is actually a transgender man. The show originally aired in Britain in 2004. Above is the clip from the finale when Miriam reveals her secret to the winner.

Also on tonight, although there's no real Jewish relevance to it, is ABC's groundbreaking show Pushing Daisies. Think of it as a fun, whimsical Tim Burton movie on your TV set every Wednesday night. It's very good and in case you missed the first four episodes, ABC has posted them all online in their entirety so you can get ready for tonight's episode.

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Loose ends
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Loose ends
  • Adam Sandler recently donated $1 million to the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester, New Hampshire. This comedian is certainly not funny about using his money for a good cause.
  • How does Sarah Michelle Gellar always manage to look so perfect?
  • Jerry Seinfeld and the rest of the Bee Movie cast premiered their film last night in LA. With Seinfeld as a major part of it, this is sure to bee more than just a "B" movie.
  • Amy Winehouse gives credit to her husband for saving her life after she almost died of drug abuse. She better not be whining about her husband any time soon.
  • In an interview in last weekend's issue of Parade Magazine, Natalie Portman was more than happy to share some of the life lessons she has learned. Although at 26 years old, how many years of wisdom can she really have behind her?
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Sunday, October 28, 2007
Ann Coulter: The Perfected Song

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Friday, October 26, 2007
In Borat news...
Sacha Baron Cohen finally names his one-week old baby girl ... Sacha Baron Cohen is still getting sued for Borat related stuff ... Sacha Baron Cohen goes shopping.
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SeinfeldVision: Shilling for HP ... and, of course, Bee Movie

Editor's note: In anticipation of the release this Friday of Jerry Seinfeld's much-anticipated Bee Movie, we are going to be posting Seinfeld related odds and ends all week.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007
Halle Berry didn't lose her sense of humor in the fire

From the AP:

The 41-year-old actress has apologized for making an inappropriate joke at last Friday's taping of NBC's "The Tonight Show."

Berry, who showed host Jay Leno photos of herself that she had distorted by using computer software, remarked that one snapshot — in which her nose appeared cartoonishly large — made her "look like my Jewish cousin."

After she made the comment, Leno quipped: "I'm glad you said it."

"I so didn't mean to offend anybody — and after the show I realized it could be seen as offensive, so I asked Jay to take it out, and he did," Berry told the New York Post for Tuesday's editions.

"What happened was I was backstage before the show and I have three girls who are Jewish who work for me," she said. "We were going through pictures to see which ones looked silly, and one of my Jewish friends said, `That could be your Jewish cousin!'"

"And I guess it was fresh in my mind, and it just came out of my mouth," said Berry, who was promoting her new film, "Things We Lost in the Fire."
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SeinfeldVision: Is Seinfeld a Scientologist?

Editor's note: In anticipation of the release this Friday of Jerry Seinfeld's much-anticipated Bee Movie, we are going to be posting Seinfeld related odds and ends all week.

According to a recent interview with Seinfeld in America's Parade magazine, the classic Jewish comic credits the cult of Scientology for helping him with his career.

He told America's Parade that a high school teacher turned him onto Scientology almost 30 years ago.

"It was interesting," he said. "Believe it or not...it's extremely intellectual and clinical in its approach to problem-solving, which really appealed to me."

Seinfeld merely dabbled with the church, that boasts Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its high-profile members, but added: "In my early years of stand-up, it was very helpful.

"I took a couple of courses. One of them was in communication, and I learned some things about communication that really got my act going.

"They (Scientologists) have a lot of very good technology. That's what really appealed to me about it. It's not faith-based. It's all technology. And I'm obsessed with technology."
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
SeinfeldVision: Seinfeld goes to Oz

Editor's note: In anticipation of the release this Friday of Jerry Seinfeld's much-anticipated Bee Movie, we are going to be posting Seinfeld related odds and ends all week.


An oldie, but a goodie.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007
SeinfeldVision: The Seinfeld Reunion Show ... sort of

Editor's note: In anticipation of the release this Friday of Jerry Seinfeld's much-anticipated Bee Movie, we are going to be posting Seinfeld related odds and ends all week.



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Monday, October 22, 2007
Loose ends
  • It appears that Amy Winehouse can't help but to make headlines wherever she goes; On Saturday night she was arrested, and detained overnight in Norway for possession of marijuana.
  • David Copperfield has been forced to cancel upcoming shows in Southeast Asia, as the FBI search his Las Vegas warehouse, and a casino where he frequently performs. I don't think magic is going to help Copperfield out of this one.
  • Natalie Portman bares all in her first nude scene for the upcoming film, The Darjeeling Limited.
  • Sacha Baron Cohen , otherwise known as Borat, and his fiancee Isla Fisher were proud to announce the arrival of their new baby this past weekend. Hopefully the baby will grow to appreciate Cohen's sense of humor as much as we do.
  • Howard K. Stern went to court last week in his quest to obtain a rather large inheritance for Dannielyn.
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  • SeinfeldVision: The New York Times Interview

    Editor's note: In anticipation of the release this Friday of Jerry Seinfeld's much-anticipated Bee Movie, we are going to be posting Seinfeld related odds and ends all week.

    The rewards that he has reaped have been substantial: Forbes recently estimated that he makes $60 million a year, primarily from his share of the syndication revenue “Seinfeld” still generates. (A representative for Mr. Seinfeld declined to confirm this figure.) His live touring and royalties from “Seinfeld” DVD sales also contribute to this sum.

    Though Mr. Seinfeld may wear Nikes, he also lives in an exclusive residence on Central Park West, maintains a fabled collection of Porsches and travels to and from his stand-up dates by helicopter. In person he can be affable, but he doesn’t hide a certain earned arrogance. When one stunned onlooker at the Boathouse asked for his autograph, Mr. Seinfeld said, “Sure,” then kept walking straight to his table.

    Read the complete article here.
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    Friday, October 19, 2007
    Loose ends
    • Stop the presses. The Daily Show is finally getting its own web site with (almost) a complete archive of the Jon Stewart era.
    • You think Sarah Silverman is uncensored on her TV show, just wait until you see her and the cast at a benefit concert.
    • Jerry Seinfeld, not a cool kid.
    • Natalie Portman gives bad word jewelry to Julia Roberts.
    • Amy Winehouse arrested for pot possession. (yawn)
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    Thursday, October 18, 2007
    Two fascinating new documentaries

    The first is called Desert Bayou which chronicles the moving of Hurricane Katrina victims to Mormon obsessed Utah and the culture clashes that ensued. Trailer highlight: Words of wisdom from Rabbi Shmuley.


    The second trailer is for a documentary called For the Bible Tells Me So about the rocky relationship between religious zealots and the gay community. Looks pretty powerful.

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    Monday, October 15, 2007
    Trailer park: Juno


    The new quirky film from director Jason Reitman. Enjoy.
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    Thursday, October 11, 2007
    Loose ends
    • Natalie Portman and Jon Favreau, made noteworthy appearances at the JTN vision awards in Beverly Hills earlier this week.
    • Ben Stiller's new movie, Heartbreak Kid, was a bit of a heartbreak for Stiller. This quite unpopular film goes down as Stiller's weakest-ever opening for a movie.
    • Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted looking hip, wearing a brown wig and a pair of minuscule shorts on the set of Sex and the City yesterday.
    • Jerry Seinfeld continues to roll in the big bucks as a top notch stand-up comedian.
    • Scarlett Johansen graces the cover of Elle magazine, where she tells all in an intriguing Woody Allen interview.
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    Tuesday, October 09, 2007
    Loose ends
    • Contrary to previous press reports, Sacha Borat Baron Cohen is not an Orthodox Jew who observes the Sabbath and holidays, as is evidenced by these pictures taken of him eating at a restaurant during the first day of Sukkot. At the very least he could've eaten in a sukkah.
    • Mrs. Seinfeld's new book is deceptively delicious. Seriously, that's the name of the book.
    • Mila Kunis is not 'Home Alone'.
    • Judd Apatow has a man crush on Steve Martin. Who doesn't?
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    Groan-inducing quote of the day
    From The New York Post:
    Christian "media watchdog group" The Resistance is all worked up over the ultra-femme anchors of Fox News. The group's leader, Mark Dice, rants in an e-mail, "I see shorter skirts on the women of Fox News than I do on the prostitutes being arrested on cop shows." Fox responded, "We're always flattered to have everyone talking about us in one form or another."
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    Monday, October 08, 2007
    Trailer: Run, Fatboy, Run


    Wondering what David Schwimmer has been up to since he left Friends? He's been directing what appears to be a pretty bad movie.
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    Tuesday, October 02, 2007
    Join the Tribe


    Ok, remember way back when during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival you heard about this cool documentary film called The Tribe and it had something to do with the creator of Barbie being Jewish? Yes, that Barbie. You probably said to yourself, "Crap, I'm not going to Sundance. I'm not anywhere near Utah. When I'm ever going to see this thing?

    Well, wait no more. Starting today, the film is being sold on iTunes for the bargain price of only $1.99. That's cheaper than a super grande half-caf mocha latte at Starbucks. That's cheaper than two super grande half-caf mocha latte at Starbucks.

    So download it here. Enjoy.
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    NBA stars pontificate on the High Holidays

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    Monday, October 01, 2007
    Evan and Jaron: A new song every week for a year. Seriously.

    Our favorite Jewish pop stars Evan and Jaron have just started to post a new song every Sunday for a year on their MySpace page. This first song of this cool project (known as "52 Sundays") is called "You Put Your Beautiful In Me" -- apparently a reference back to their high school days. (Full disclosure: We went to high school with them and we don't recall the corridors of Yeshiva Atlanta sounding like this -- although Evan did strum his guitar during Talmud class.) Anyway, the first single sounds pretty good. Enjoy.
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    Iran so far, the musical

    He may deny the Holocaust, but in this sequel to "D*ck in a Box" Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can't deny his love for a gay Jewish boyfriend.
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