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  • Harlem Shake hits Yeshiva University

    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…

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Israeli TV mistake

    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…

  • James Franco’s new, bizzare art exhibit

    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.
     

  • ScarJo bombed her Les Mis audition

    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…

  • From N.Y. to S.F., foodies across the country are altering the native hamantaschen

    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.

  • Holocaust survivors again protest Allianz-sponsored golf tourney

    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.

  • Billy on the Street plays “Whistleblow that Jew” with Rashida Jones

    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…

  • Apple to open third research center in Israel

    Apple will open its third research and development center in Israel.

  • The SNL skit you didn’t see

    It might have its moments, but for the most part, NBC’s Saturday Night Live is not very funny. Which is why we’re confused SNL cut the skit of a C-SPAN spoof of confirmation hearings for Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense. The skit pokes fun at Israel-lovers, where Hagel and Republicans one-up each…

  • Drake wins first Grammy

    The Jewish Canadian singer Drake won a Grammy Award, his first, for Rap Album of the Year.