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Thursday, January 31, 2008
The negotiating table
Nick Kroll, author of Bar Mitzvah Disco, negotiates for the writers' strike with the help of Seth MacFarlane.

Pardon their language.
posted by Helen | 11:53 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Loose ends
  • Jake Gyllenhaal mourns Heath.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow is breaking up with the United States. That should explain any flags you see flying at half-mast.
  • Sex and the City isn't the last you'll see of Sarah Jessica Parker. She's got a reality show up her designer sleeve.
  • Where's the beef? It's right here.
posted by Helen | 10:32 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
They said it
“Nothing’s worse than an old Jew dating. You really think I could listen to somebody ask me, ‘What’s your sign?’Absolutely not dating. I have grandchildren, dear friends, my show - that’s all I want.” -- Mel Brooks on his lack of romantic endeavors.
posted by Helen | 4:57 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Loose ends
  • Winehouse prefers blondes.
  • Don't take your kids to see Woody Allen's new movie; they might get lung cancer.
  • Israel has finally gotten on board the yellow submarine.
  • And the Beatles are only first step. The key to Israeli diplomatic relations? All you need is porn.
posted by Helen | 3:55 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, January 28, 2008
Loose ends
posted by Helen | 8:44 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, January 25, 2008
Loose ends
  • They tried to make Amy Winehouse go to rehab, and she said, "No problem!"
  • Zac Efron is Matthew Perry?
  • Lenny Kravitz is celibate. And Jewish, in case you were curious.
  • Looks like Mel Brooks is, too. ...Celibate, I mean. And Jewish.
  • Scarlett Johannson is not engaged. So now's your time to make a move.
  • Brilliant British/Jewish actor/writer guy Stephen Fry has broken his arm. ...Don't look at me; I told him to "break a leg."
posted by Helen | 10:05 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, January 24, 2008
They said it
"Nooo, I'm not crotch-flashing. That's the new terminology now, 'Are you a crotch flasher?'" --Rachel Bilson on not being Lindsey or Britney.
posted by Helen | 3:03 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Loose ends: the lawsuit special
posted by Helen | 5:00 PM | Link | (0) comments |
David Wain at the Sundance Film Festival

posted by Benyamin | 10:59 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
AJL reviewed the book last year, and here are authors Fogel and Wolfson pimping their tome Jewtopia: the Chosen Book for the Chosen People, based on their hit play.

Somehow they make a funny-ish book into a complete joke, and not the good kind. I guess it's true that not all Jews are funny.
The lagging sound synchronization is hilarious, though.
posted by Helen | 4:22 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, January 18, 2008
Loose ends
  • Chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer has died at age 64.
  • Natalie Portman is peddling her own collection of vegan footwear, to come out February 1st. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some kosher clogs.
  • Apparently Isla Fisher is cute. Psh. Yeah, sure, if you like girls with porcelain skin, flowing red locks, a dazzling smile and good taste in men.
  • God bless the USO. Scarlett Johansson is going to the Persian Gulf to entertain the troops. I'm off to enlist.
posted by Helen | 3:40 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, January 17, 2008
They said it
"I'm thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time because, as they say, the third time's a charm." --Jon Stewart on being tapped to host the 2008 Oscars. Here's hoping there are Oscars.
posted by Helen | 1:28 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Cruise inhales Scientology

Cruise biographer: "He breathes his religion." Um, that sounds a little unhealthy. And then there's this gem ...

posted by Benyamin | 9:30 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Loose ends

  • Gwyneth Paltrow is OK. The nation breathes a sigh of relief.
  • High School Musical heartthrob Zac Efron had an emergency appendectomy yesterday. For his 11-year-old fans: that means Zac-y's got no appendix. An appendix is a small organ in the digestive tract connected to the cecum. And that means... oh, just look it up, kids. He'll be dancin' again in no time.
  • Rachel Bilson is on the cover of GQ wearing almost nothing. Not even a Jumper.
posted by Helen | 9:50 AM | Link | (1) comments |
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Loose ends
  • Jeremy Piven, David Duchovny, Daniel Day-Lewis (yes, Daniel A-Jew-is) and the Coen Brothers are among the (not so) many Jews who who won Golden Globes this past weekend. Anyone watch? Anyone care? ...OK. Moving on.
  • Kate Hudson went shopping. No, that's not news, but the picture that accompanies the story is priceless.
  • Yikes! Pretty Jew-ish actress Gwyneth Paltrow is in the hospital! And that's all we know!
  • A Democratic primary on the Sabbath? Oh no you didn't, Nevada!
posted by Helen | 2:44 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, January 14, 2008
Loose ends

  • Christina Aguilera and Jewish husband Jordan Bratman welcomed a baby boy this weekend, naming him Max Liron Bratman. The middle name, Christina says, is Hebrew for "My Song".
  • Madonna apparently spends $10,000 a month on Kabbalah water. Remind us again, what makes it so special?
  • Starbucks will continue to be Jewy. Whew.
  • It's been a while since we did an Amy Winehouse story (like a week), so here you go: Amy Winehouse is no longer back in black. She's blond.
posted by Benyamin | 9:32 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Saturday, January 12, 2008
The Daily Show: Bush in Israel

posted by Benyamin | 10:48 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, January 11, 2008
For all you Jewish Americans out there
If you haven't heard, PBS is running a three-part documentary called The Jewish Americans. It's narrated by the super-dreamy Liev Schreiber and is chock-full of - you guessed it - Jewish Americans. It's pretty cool.
But don't take our word for it. Here's what The New York Times had to say about it:
Jewish journeys into American society receive an earnest, lively PBS treatment that often seems as all-encompassing as the six million citizens who share this heritage. Their ancestors may have come from different homelands, but their ethnic commonality is considered essential to the dozens who testify in this six-hour sprawl of history.
And if you missed the first installment this past Wednesday, there are still four glorious hours to be aired January 16th and 23rd, for your Jewing viewing pleasure.
posted by Helen | 11:59 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Comedian lives in IKEA for a week

New York comedian Mark Malkoff has decided to take up residence in an IKEA store for a week while his apartment is being fumigated. It's a cute concept and it comes from the same guy who decided to visit every single Starbucks in Manhattan (all 171 of them) in the course of a single day. This guy's nuts. In a good way, of course.
posted by Benyamin | 1:47 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Trailer: The Other Boleyn Girl

This movie features two Jews (Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johannson) and a guy who played a Jew in Munich (Eric Bana). Enjoy.
posted by Benyamin | 11:35 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, January 07, 2008
Loose ends
  • Shia LaBeouf nabs the cover spot (along with some guy named Harrison Ford) of the latest issue of Vanity Fair. This marks the second time in six months the young star has landed on their cover. Slow news cycle or really hot actor?
  • Jack Black is becoming a father. And that's not the big news. It's that he's doing it again.
  • Jon Stewart returns to the air tonight, although nobody (not even Comedy Central) has any clue what he'll be doing.
  • Thanks to the New York Times for letting us know that wild-child actress Natasha Lyonne is not dead.
  • Rumor has it that A&E's reality show The Two Coreys is set to have a second season. God almighty, please let the writer's strike end.
posted by Benyamin | 9:18 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Borat becomes Jewish Yippie for Spielberg

From today's venerable New York Times:

Having bade farewell to his creation Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen, below, is turning to Vietnam War politics to portray Abbie Hoffman, a co-founder of the quintessential 1960s protest group the Yippies, in a Steven Spielberg film “The Trial of the Chicago Seven,” The Sunday Times of London reported. The trial grew out of protests at the 1968 Democratic nominating convention in Chicago, where violence led to the trial of seven demonstrators, including Mr. Hoffman, who were accused of inciting a riot. Variety reported that a representative of Mr. Spielberg would neither confirm nor deny the Sunday Times’s report. Mr. Hoffman committed suicide in 1989.
posted by Benyamin | 2:11 PM | Link | (0) comments |
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