Here is what happened to your favorite Jewish celebrities while most people in the country were either watching college basketball or too busy to pretend they are Irish:
- Natalie Portman joined Sir Patrick Stewart, Susan Sarandon and other celebrities in a campaign condemning a year of bloodshed by the Assad regime in Syria. The campaign, called #UniteForSyria, is meant to express support for the people of Syria. So far it hasn’t reached as many views as the KONY 2012 campaign, but with more celebrities joining, it still might — especially if Bieber tweets about it, like he did with KONY).
- Rapper Drake is being sued by a woman who provided vocals for his song “Marvin’s Room.” Ericka Lee is claiming that she was promised a co-writing credit and a split of the profits from the song. Drake responded last week, saying nothing was promised. Drake is also denying any relationship between the two, as Lee claims.
- Kate Hudson was caught flashing her post-pregnancy body in Cancun last weekend. It’s been eight months since Hudson gave birth to her second son, Bingham.
- George Clooney was arrested Friday at the Sudanese Embassy along with two rabbis who joined him to protest government violence against the people of Sudan. The two rabbis are Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, who gave these remarks prior to his arrest, and Rabbi Steve Gutow, president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Gutow said: “The inhumane cruelty of Omar al-Bashir’s war crimes is too much for us to abide in silence. With one hand he assaults his own people while with the other he holds back those who would seek to help. I am compelled by God, by my commitment to justice, and by my humanity to speak out.”
- And finally, mazel tov to Neve Campbell, who at 38 is finally expecting her first child with her boyfriend JJ Felix.