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Thursday, February 28, 2008
Loose ends
posted by Helen | 4:45 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Elizabeth Banks is bleeping Seth Rogen
From the set of Kevin Smith's new film.
You must be 18 or older and wearing headphones to watch this video.

If I see one more of these videos, I'm going to throw up in Seth Rogen's lap.
posted by Helen | 3:26 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Hanging out with Jerry Springer

We caught up with Jerry Springer yesterday morning for a story we're working on about him while he is in Atlanta shooting episodes for the upcoming summer season of NBC's America's Got Talent. Among other things, we discussed his daytime talk show ("It's all camp," he admits) and politics (he's endorsing Hillary). Although sitting nearby in the makeup chair, David Hasselhoff thinks someone else should run for the highest office in the land. "Jerry Springer should be president of the United States," the Hoff told me. "He's just such a nice guy and I have such great respect for him." Fellow America's Got Talent judge (and Celebrity Apprentice favorite) Piers Morgan, sitting nearby nursing a small cup of Starbucks coffee, seconded the motion: "Springer is a God in the UK. He's some sort of deity. The whole world knows Jerry Springer." Stay tuned for our Apr/May issue for the full Springer story.
posted by Benyamin | 1:10 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Loose ends
  • Jerry Seinfeld wants his wife's plagiarism lawsuit thrown out because he was just kidding. Jeez. Everything's a joke with this guy.
  • Are Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson back together? Or was that just a wonderful, wonderful dream?
  • Amy Winehouse has gone pink, but we feel confident that she will soon be Back to Black.
  • And while treasure hunters are still looking for that good old Nazi gold...
  • Historians have found a photograph of Anne Frank's "one true love."
posted by Helen | 1:10 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, February 25, 2008
Loose ends
  • Jon Stewart did an excellent job hosting last night's clip show Academy Awards.
  • Speaking of which, Joel and Ethan Coen took home a tidy armful of gold guys, proving that this is no country for old gentiles.
  • Do not pass go. Do not play Yiddish Monopoly.
  • Will Smith won his lawsuit against the Scottish Daily Record. I wish I got money every time I didn't call Hitler a good person.
posted by Helen | 4:17 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Jimmy Kimmel responds to Sarah Silverman
...and all his celebrity friends rush to his aid.

Note the dedication at the end.
posted by Helen | 1:23 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, February 22, 2008
SJP in Sex and the City
Finally, a real trailer for the SATC movie.

I imagine this film is going to make me gasp a lot.
posted by Helen | 12:00 PM | Link | (1) comments |
Thursday, February 21, 2008
More of Jon Stewart prepping for the Big Night

posted by Benyamin | 9:14 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Crunch time for Jon Stewart
The writers strike has ended, and the Oscars are fast approaching. Jonny Stewart's got 4 days left to get into awards-show-host mode.

From The New York Times:
Until the strike by the Writers Guild of America ended a week ago, Mr. Stewart, 45, was unable to prepare, or even to think much about, his Oscar assignment. His regular job, as host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, took precedence.

“You never really gave yourself a chance to think this thing was going to be over because you were so focused on getting through that day,” he said. “The Oscars were always an afterthought in that. ...Now it’s like: I can name that tune in seven notes. I can do the Oscars in nine days. No, I can do the Oscars in eight days.”

As a result of all this, The Daily Show is not being produced this week. There's gonna be a whole lot of fake news to recap come Monday.
posted by Helen | 1:42 PM | Link | (0) comments |
The latest from Judd Apatow

posted by Benyamin | 11:27 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Loose ends: The (almost all) Natalie Portman edition
  • Natalie Portman is making her directorial debut in Israel, with an adaptation, in Hebrew, of Amos Oz's memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you get the attention of the Jewish press. Take that, Amy Winehouse!
  • Natalie's also taken a vow to never take marriage vows, thus shattering the hopes of single Star Wars fans everywhere.
  • And one more nugget of Natalie news: she only agreed to take the role of Anne Boleyn because Scarlett was The Other Boleyn Girl.
  • And for your compulsory Amy Winehouse fix, go see her tonight, performing at the Brit Awards.
posted by Helen | 3:14 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Loose ends
posted by Helen | 4:43 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Holocaust Hilarity

S. Hanala Stadner is on tour promoting her book My Parents Went Through The Holocaust And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt. Yep, you read that right. Here's more:

posted by Benyamin | 3:26 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, February 18, 2008
Loose ends
  • Is Kate Hudson preggers or just zaftig?
  • Amy left her boobs in a London bathroom (5371 miles from San Francisco).
  • Michael Chabon's Yiddish cops are coming to the big screen, with the help of Wonder Boys Joel and Ethan Coen.
  • Obama's finally got the last piece of the puzzle to win the candidacy - the support of a super-hot Israeli actress. Kein anu yecholim!
posted by Helen | 1:03 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, February 15, 2008
Loose ends
  • Amy Winehouse knows the Grammys are not the place for exposed boobs.
  • So if Sarah Silverman is sleeping with Matt Damon, is Jimmy Kimmel boning Ben Affleck?
  • Isla Fisher is planning for some very special crashers at her wedding with Borat.
  • Naked Chef Jamie Oliver thinks that the kosher slaughtering process just isn't kosher.
  • Woody Allen's films autobiographical? Never.
posted by Helen | 11:21 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Shia in Indy

Your first look at Shia LaBeouf in the trailer for the new Indiana Jones movie.
posted by Benyamin | 9:24 PM | Link | (0) comments |
They said it

"I have recently been getting frustrated with the number of roles for strippers or prostitutes I get - or the opposite, the pure one. That dichotomy exists so strongly. It’s the virgin/whore thing in evidence to the greatest extent. That’s bothering me. I want to find a character who is complicated. I also love comedies, but every time I read a comedy, the girl is in fashion and really into clothes and just wants to get married. I would also love to do a romantic comedy where the woman has a real job." --Natalie Portman, on the scripts sent to her. Fashionable hookers who want to get married were not available for comment.
posted by Helen | 3:39 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Trailer: Definitely, Maybe

Rachel Weisz and Isla Fisher (aka Borat's wife, an honorary Jewess) star in a new romantic comedy that opens today.
posted by Benyamin | 9:44 AM | Link | (1) comments |
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Loose ends
  • Mel Gibson's getting sued for the fraud of The Passion. He should've known better than to betray a guy named Benedict.
  • Steven Spielberg wants Beijing to assist in the crisis in Darfur, so unfortunately, we won't see him pole-vaulting (or advising) at this year's Olympics.
  • Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson are sisters. That's hot.
  • Mama Winehouse Sources say that Amy Winehouse is cleaning up her act. That means we might have to find someone else to blog about.
posted by Helen | 10:33 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Scarlett and Natalie, together at last

Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman on this morning's Today show. Two Jewish girls promoting the same movie. We've died and gone to heaven.
posted by Benyamin | 2:46 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Amy's stunned Grammy speech
She left rehab to win a Grammy for "Rehab." Here's Amy Winehouse, via satellite, accepting her big award.

Possibly the most endearing footage our Amy has ever been in.
posted by Helen | 10:07 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, February 11, 2008
Loose ends
  • Amy Winehouse has won about a bazillion Grammys. Or five.
  • Mike Leigh has brought Natasha Lyonne back, for "Two Thousand Years," at least. Jewish theater? Oy yay!
  • Actor Roy Scheider has died at age 75. No, he wasn't Jewish, but he was in Chicago 10, a film featured at this year's Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. And I loved him. In fact, I'm too sad to quip any more today.
posted by Helen | 1:06 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, February 08, 2008
The writers strike strikes hard
The WGA strike isn't only affecting Hollywood studios, television viewers and the variety of captions on our Taco Bell sauce packets.
From the The Jewish Daily Forward:
In a town where Jews and the entertainment business are inextricably linked, the strike’s far-reaching effect has trickled down to Jewish life. A handful of congregations with large numbers of writers and others affected by the walkout — in this town, that can mean everyone from talent agents to the florist who spruces up the Golden Globes — has been feeling the pinch, as many of the synagogues’ congregants have spent the past few months walking picket lines rather than penning television episodes.

"More than half of what we need and expect to receive in individual contributions simply has not come in yet," [Rabbi Sharon]Brous said. "If we don’t recover some of the money we’ve lost from the strike, we’ll end up with a significant shortfall."

Here's hoping the strike ends soon, for the sake of LA synagogues. And the Oscars.
posted by Helen | 12:34 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Loose ends
  • Muslim former Seventeen editor Atoosa Rubenstein and her Jewish husband Ari are expecting. No news on whether the child will be raised on the teachings of Judaislam.
  • Jon Stewart has pulled out of a hosting gig that's not the Oscars. Either the writers strike has something to do with this, or he just really hates charity.
  • Woody is worried about Scarlett. And he should be; she works very closely with a neurotic, much older man who directs films and admittedly has a thing for younger women.
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse is McLovin.
posted by Helen | 2:53 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Goldberg of the month

Gary David Goldberg, the creator of Family Ties, brought the whole cast of that seminal 80's sitcom with him to the Today show this morning to promote his new memoir Sit, Ubu, Sit. Stay tuned for our upcoming issue for our interview with Goldberg.
posted by Benyamin | 10:01 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Sarah Silverman has news for Jimmy Kimmel

posted by Helen | 10:56 AM | Link | (1) comments |
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Loose ends
  • Christina Aguilera sure knows how to throw a bris.
  • Rapper/producer Pharrell can do the Hora with the best of 'em. Call him for your next Orthodox wedding.
  • Jon Stewart does what we've always wanted to do - hit Conan O'Brien with a Louisville Slugger - and gets ice-skated in return.
  • Jewish-Catholic actress Helena Bonham-Carter and partner Tim Burton have named their baby daughter Indiana Rose. They're gonna be so embarrassed when they find out that Indiana's state flower is the peony.
posted by Helen | 2:56 PM | Link | (1) comments |
Monday, February 04, 2008
Super Tuesday

Let's say it together: Black candidates are so much cooler, and this video proves it. Its street cred grows when you find out Bob Dylan's son directed the video. Not to mention we've counted at least four Jewish celebs in the piece -- Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Greenberg, Shoshannah Stern, and Maya Rubin spitting some Hebrew.
posted by Benyamin | 10:08 PM | Link | (1) comments |
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Oscar Gold

Here's hoping the writers and producers can resolve their differences so the strike can end and we can have an Academy Awards.
posted by Benyamin | 8:17 PM | Link | (0) comments |
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