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  • 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.

  • Dustin Hoffman gets trashed before hitting the red carpet

    What’s the best way to handle Oscars season? Drinking. Lots of drinking, according to Jewish actor Dustin Hoffman. “It’s not me, it’s the Patrón,” he told Bon Appétit Magazine about his ability to rock the red carpet. “I can’t eat before the ceremony, but I drink, to steady my nerves. I become very friendly, particularly with reporters…

  • Mayim Bialik finally stops nursing

    Mazal Tov. Mayim Bialik’s kid is finally having real food. The Jewish “Big Bang Theory” actress  best known for her attachment parenting style has finally weaned her four-year-old son Fred, Bialik wrote in a blogpost for Kveller. “Well, nay-sayers, prepare to be proven wrong. All of you snarky mamas who glared at me nursing my 3…

  • Drake, FUN hit Grammy’s success

    The 55th Annual Grammy’s Music Awards kicked off last night in Los Angeles, with Jewish Canadian singer Drake winning best Rap Album of the Year, and the indie pop band Fun. taking home two Grammys for Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Drake’s album, “Take Care,” brought him a Grammy last night before the show…

  • Awash in new prayerbooks, synagogues ponder how to dispose of old ones

    With the proliferation of new prayer books in recent years, U.S. synagogues are struggling to figure out what to do with all their old volumes. JTA’s Chavie Lieber reports.

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt agrees to take porn out of porno film

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt has agreed to cut most of the graphic sex scenes out of “Don Jon’s Addiction,” his film about a porn addict that just premiered at Sundance and will hit theaters this summer. Gordon-Levitt’s film contains a lot of porn scenes, but he has agreed to cut most of them out to have the film…

  • Babs to sit in director’s chair

    For the first time since 1991, Barbra Streisand is returning to the director’s chair. Aldamisa International, an LA-based sales and financing company said they struck a deal with Streisand to direct some new projects, although no titles have been confirmed as of yet, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “We are thrilled to provide underwriting for…

  • Is Woody Allen giving Lindsay Lohan career advice?

    The two might seem like an odd pair, but “Mean Girls” actress Lindsay Lohan was spotted chilling with Jewish filmmaker Woody Allen at the American Foundation for AIDS Research New York Gala this past Wednesday, according to the Post. Lohan’s career has notably gone downhill over the past few years, which might have something to do…

  • Here comes the Jewish Downton Abbey

    Well, it’s about time! After many, many complaints about the PBS hit show “Downton Abbey” not having any Jewish characters, Downton makers Carnival Films have confirmed they are developing a similar show with a Jewish family, UK’s Jewish Chronicle reports. The show will be based on the Francesca Segal’s book, “The Innocents,” which is loosely based on Edith Wharton’s classic…