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  • Another Winehouse duet announced

    Shortly before Amy Winehouse died, she sang a duet with Tony Bennett called Heart and Soul. Now a track Winehouse recorded back in 2008 with the rapper Nas, who she sang about in her song Me and Mr. Jones (the MC’s full name is Nasir Jones), has just been made available. Like many of her…

  • Could Albert Brooks have been the guy to sweep Julia Roberts off her feet?

    In an interview with Collider, Albert Brooks, who recently appeared alongside Ryan Gosling in Drive, revealed the roles he turned down throughout his career, including parts in Dead Poets Society, Pretty Woman and Boogie Nights. He doesn’t specify which Pretty Woman role he was offered. Do you think that Brooks was up for the debonair Richard Gere part…

  • Jesse Eisenberg’s legal tussle with Woody Allen

    Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Allen–a match made in Jewish acting and writing heaven? Well, not always. Apparently, Eisenberg, who is starring in the filmmaker’s new movie, Nero Fiddled (which was called The Decameron), wrote a play several years ago about Woody Allen’s name change. The famed actor-writer-director had been born with the infinitely more Jewish…

  • Billy Eichner’s new pop culture game show

    Comedian Billy Eichner, who flouted his stereotypical middle-class Jewish upbringing in Queens in Forest Hills State of Mind, has a new television game show during which he asks folks on the streets of New York questions about pop culture for cash and deep fryers. Sometimes he yells at them, too. “There are a lot of…

  • The full-length American Pie: Reunion trailer

    So it’s been more than one 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. For the purposes of American Pie: Reunion, these class of 99ers are gathering for their high school reunion….

  • A Halloween treat: Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

    In honor of All Hallows’ Eve, here is the full-length version of Werewolf Bar Mitzvah, Tracy Jordan’s novelty song from 30 Rock. Some sample lyrics: Werewolf bar mitzvah/Spooky scary Boys becoming men/Men becoming wolves. Yup, that sounds about right. Well, at least the part about the hirsuteness of wolves and Jewish men. Happy Halloween!

  • New Amy Winehouse album to be released

    Every time Amy Winehouse was spotted coming out of a recording studio or with mega-producer, Mark Ronson, fans would become hopeful that the follow-up to 2006′s breakthrough album, Back to Black, would soon be released. Alas, she passed away from alcohol poisoning before her third record could be completed. But now her label has announced…

  • Benjamin Millepied retires from the New York City Ballet

    Natalie Portman’s fiance (and baby daddy) Benjamin Millepied just announced his retirement from the New York City Ballet where he had been a principal ,dancer since 2002. The French-born dancer, who is 34, recently became a father when Portman gave birth to the couple’s son, Aleph. Does this mean that Millipied will become a stay-at-home…

  • Jesse Eisenberg’s new play

    Jesse Eisenberg may be best known for his acting prowess but he can now add “playwright” to his resume. His first play, Asuncion, is premiering at the Cherry Lane Theater after going through a successful, positively reviewed week of preview performances. In it he plays Edgar, a young student consumed by white guilt, opposite The…

  • Oprah goes to the mikvah

    Oprah Winfrey made a stop at the ritual bath but didn’t take the plunge. This trip to a Chabad Lubavitch mikvah in Brooklyn Heights (not the “Heights” one typically associates with Chabad) was filmed for an episode of her new series, Oprah’s Next Chapter, which will premiere in January on her OWN Network, her new…