NEW YORK (6nobacon.com) — A paparazzi photo caught ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, on their way to a date night in Washington over the weekend, with Huma’s preggers belly looking big and mighty. The two are expecting their first child by New Year’s.
But you can’t say Weiner and not have some kind of minor scandal. Also at the restaurant, Cafe Milano in Georgetown, was Andrew Breitbart, the publisher who was one of the key players during Weinergate. Awkward.
Breitbart immediately tweeted, “I kid you not. At Cafe Milano in DC. NOW.@RepWeiner two tables away from me. Oh, and they know. They know. Life is weird.”
Lucky for Weiner, Breitbart is not without soul. He later tweeted that he is “Politely letting him & his wife eat in peace.”
DeNiro doing Madoff
Vito Corleone, Al Capone and now Bernie Madoff. The rogue’s gallery of villains and crooks that Robert DeNiro has played in his career just got a very fresh (and still painful to some) addition.
DeNiro is set to star in an HBO production that will tell the story of Bernie Madoff and his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. DeNiro also will serve as the project’s executive producer. The movie is based partially on “The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust,” a book by Diana Henriques.
Bernie Madoff was arrested nearly three years ago and pleaded guilty to cheating thousands of investors of billions of dollars. He is serving a 150-year prison sentence. His name returned to the news recently after his wife, Ruth, finally talked to the media, including about suicide attempts by the couple. Their son Mark committed suicide last year.
The film is in its very early stages and has yet to be officially green-lighted.
Big week for Bar
It’s been a big week for Bar Refaeli, who is fast becoming Israel’s top — not to mention sexiest — ambassador to the world. Last week Refaeli revealed that she is starting an online casual lingerie company called Undeez.com together with fellow Israeli model Dudi Balsar. This week, the supermodel found herself being worshiped at MTV’s European Music Awards by Lady Gaga — literally.
Refaeli presented Gaga with the Best Female Video award. Gaga then proceeded to sink to her knees and bow before Refaeli, probably because she’s so insanely good looking.
In other Jewish MTV news, "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert attempted to step into the shoes of the great Freddie Mercury by singing a bunch of Queen songs together with the original band members.
Eisenberg-Allen legal tussle
Are Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Allen a match made in Jewish acting and writing heaven? Well, not always.
Apparently Eisenberg, who is starring in Allen’s new movie, “Nero Fiddled (formerly “The Decameron”), wrote a play several years ago about Allen’s name change. The famed actor, writer and director had been born with the infinitely more Jewish-sounding name of Allen Stewart Konigsberg.
Eisenberg gave it to his acting agent, who then managed to get it to Allen’s lawyer. And that’s where it remained because Allen’s lawyer hit Eisenberg with a cease-and-desist letter, which means the world will never get to see the dramatization of Allen’s name change.
Anyway, the young Eisenberg wasn’t deterred by this setback. ”I was so thrilled to have any kind of communication because up until that point I had nothing,” he told David Letterman.
‘American Pie’ reunion
So it’s been more than a quadrennium since an “American Pie” movie graced the big screen, which means it’s time for the gang, now adults with families and responsibilities, to get back together for one last hurrah. All of the actors are back for this final installment, including Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Chris Klein, Natasha Lyonne, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Seann William Scott and, of course, Eugene Levy.
Seth Rogen won’t do your bar mitzvah
Jewish Canadian actor Seth Rogen sat down recently with the South African Times and shared some personal facts about himself and what he has learned over the years.
Rogen reveals that he is a pretty dramatic person who doesn’t handle stress well. He also is pretty lazy and not a big fan of social networking. Sounds like a great person to be around.
He also talks about losing weight for his Green Hornet role (he had to lose 30 pounds) and how he would never lie to a girl for sex (he better not, he’s married).
And most important, if you were hoping he could be persuaded to perform for your son or daughter’s coming-of-age festivities, forget about it.
"I now only do things that are creatively interesting and worthwhile and feel natural. I’d rather be poor and happy," he said. "I won’t do jokes for bar mitzvahs anymore!"
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