February 13, 2013 1:28pm
Choosing religion over butterflies, Drew Barrymore is reportedly having her tattoos removed to adhere to her husband’s Jewish religion, Star magazine reports. While converting to Judaism for her husband, William Kopelman, 38-year-old Barrymore is having six tattoos removed so that she can be buried in a Jewish cemetery. Apparently, her array of tattoos include a bouquet…
February 13, 2013 11:29am
It seems disgraced fashion designer John Galliano is taking his apology for ranting anti-Semitic slurs a little too far. The former Dior designer, who just signed on to head fashion house Oscar de la Renta, turned up the day of the ODLR Fashion Show in New York yesterday wearing a long black jacket, a…
February 12, 2013 3:41pm
You basically can’t do anything to get away from the Harlem Shake. You’ll see it on the news, under water, in Norwegian army drills, and even kids are doing it, so it was only a matter of time before Yeshiva University got the memo and gathered in their lounge to give the dance a (feeble?) attempt. Here’s…
February 12, 2013 2:44pm
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, best known for her role as Elaine in “Seinfeld” and as vice president in HBO’s “Veep”, is making Israeli headlines after starring in Israel’s YES satellite television company commercial. In the commercial, Louis-Dreyfus assumes a woman in her elevator is pregnant, and spends the rest of the commercial coming up with solutions of how…
February 12, 2013 12:35pm
Actor-turned-everything-else James Franco has a rather interesting art exhibit showing in Berlin till March called “Gay Town,” E Online reports.
And if the name of the exhibit isn’t indicative of how obscure the art is, the press release reveals the paintings, drawings, and sculptures, on display to coincide with the Berlin Film Festival, were made in “hotel rooms, makeshift studios and other temporary locations whilst completing other projects, mainly motion pictures”– which sort of sounds like his art work was made in a haste while Franco was filming, just so he could claim to be an artist.
The press release states Franco’s “Gay Town” explores the important themes that are important to Franco’s artistic persona, with issues that relate to “stereotypes and other societal concerns such as society’s preoccupation with celebrity,” but according to some of the photos surfacing on the Internet, the art just looks bizarre.
Some pieces of art include a painting of Spiderman which reads “F*ck Spidey,” a topless abstract portrait of the artist with the tag line “James the thinker Franco,” and some chicken scratches of paint on a cardboard. Deep, man.
February 12, 2013 11:57am
She may have rocked the leather jumpsuit in “The Avengers,” and is sweeping audiences on Broadway in her new show “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, but Scarlett Johansson revealed this week that when she auditioned for Fantine in the 2012 blockbuster “Les Miserables,” she failed miserably. “I sang my little heart out,” ScarJo told…
February 11, 2013 8:38pm
Hamantaschen, the Purim season’s traditional triangle-shaped cookie, are conventionally filled with jam, but the pastry has come a long way since its namesake ruled in ancient Persia.
February 11, 2013 8:33pm
Holocaust survivors for a third straight year protested outside a golf tournament in Florida sponsored by Allianz because of what they deem the insurance firm’s restitution failures.
February 11, 2013 6:48pm
Rashida Jones was the latest victim of Billy Eichner, who stars in the Fuse’s Funny or Die show, “Billy on the Street,” where Billy stops pedestrians and asks them bizarre questions at an incredibly fast pace. Jones played “Whistleblow that Jew” with Billy this episode, where he read her a list of Jewish names of celebrities, and she had to guess…
February 11, 2013 6:30pm
Apple will open its third research and development center in Israel.
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