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  • Taking Weiner seriously

    Now that Anthony Weiner has inserted himself into the New York City mayoral race, the jokes about his name and lewd history are back and in full force. The N.Y. Daily News gave us this gem Friday: Cuomo Spanks Weiner. The N.Y. Post did even better: Cuomo Beats Weiner…then goes limp. In the coming months,…

  • In addition to new looks, Matisyahu also shows new musical style

    “How is anything ever the same?” asked Matisyahu via Tweet upon the release today of his new album, Spark Seeker (Fallen Sparks Records). This album “is dedicated to those of you who see beyond the surface.” Matisyahu, who set the Jewish and music world ablaze in late December of last year when he walked into…

  • The Three Stooges gets a makeover from the Farrelly brothers

    The directorial duo that brought us such masterpieces as “There’s Something About Mary” and “Dumb and Dumber” has turned to the famous Jewish trio of film comedy: The Three Stooges. The Farrelly brothers have brought the Stooges — Moe, Larry, Curly (and later Shemp) — into the modern era, complete with references to iPhones and…

  • The ‘Save Community’ campaign

    In this year’s version of the “Free Winona” movement, fans of the cult NBC comedy “Community” have launched their own campaign to ensure the survival of the low-rated critical darling. There’s an online petition, posters and Venn diagrams. Reportedly, one unnamed NBC exec made a “Save Community” t-shirt. Now the cast of “Community” is getting…

  • Halle Berry’s new ‘chosen’ role

    When you think of a Jewish woman in the 1930s, who’s the first actress that comes to mind? Barbara Streisand? Rachel Weisz? Halle Berry? Well, if you chose the third option, then you are thinking like a Hollywood casting director. According to Indie Wire, Berry will be playing “a Jewish woman in the 1930s” in the…

  • Liev Schreiber, coming to a television near you

      Liev Schreiber has just landed his first role as a series regular. The actor is set to star in the new Showtime drama pilot “Ray Donovan.” The show will revolve around Schreiber’s title character, a fixer for Los Angeles’ elite. In an original twist, he can’t seem to manage his own family despite being…

  • Larry David and Alan Dershowitz’s plan for peace in the Middle East

    In a new interview, Alan Dershowitz tells the Columbia Current what he’s done lately for Mideast peace. “I recently sent a copy of ‘Palestinian Chicken,’ that Larry David gave me, to Prime Minister Netanyahu — with the suggestion that he invite Abbas over to watch it together,” he said, referring to the episode of “Curb…

  • Aimee Mann and Paul F. Tompkins sing the Dreidel Song

    Aimee Mann, the singer-songwriter best known for her songs on the “Magnolia” soundtrack (“Save Me,” the backing track to that time you considered taking a lot of pills, was nominated for an Oscar), teamed up with Paul F. Tompkins to sing the only popular Hanukkah song–”The Dreidel Song.” Sorry, Orrin Hatch, you meant well but…

  • New couple alert: Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry

    Sara Gilbert, former child star of Roseanne and host of the generic version of The View, The Talk, is dating another 90s star–Lindy Perry of 4 Non Blondes fame. Gilbert recently split from her partner of ten years, television producer Alison Adler, with whom she has two children. Gilbert’s sarcastic Darlene Connor was beloved by…

  • Another Winehouse track released

    Just like Tupac, Amy Winehouse hasn’t let death keep her from releasing more material. From her upcoming posthumous album, “Lioness: Hidden Treasures,” here is the soulful song, “Halftime.” Let’s just hope that her record label keeps a few tracks under wraps so there is something new to listen to when the album is released.