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  • Coen Bros. to direct adaptation of Chabon’s ‘Policemen’s Union’

    The Coen Brothers, directors of classics such as The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou, as well as this year’s eight-time Academy Award nominee No Country for Old Men, will be directing a film adaptation of Michael Chabon’s brilliant novel The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. The film will be produced by Scott Rudin. OMG…

  • Winehouse snags top honors at Grammys

    I fear I must take leave of the Winehouse blogging, before I cast myself a one trick pony. But before I do, I just wanted to share with you that Amy took home five Grammy awards yesterday: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and Best…

  • ‘Ink’ star sends hateful kiss-off to Jewish boss

    TMZ Reality television star/tattoo artist Kat Von D raised some eyebrows this past week, when news surfaced that the illustrated woman had sent her former Israeli-born employer, Ami James, an autographed photo some months ago bearing a swastika and the invective “burn in hell Jewbag.” James’ tattoo parlor is the subject of The Learning Channel’s…

  • Winehouse denied US visa

    US officials have denied Amy Winehouse a visa to perform in the United States at the upcoming Grammy Awards, The Times Online reported today. The US authorities gave no reason for refusing Winehouse a visa, despite a personal plea by the star. She will make her return to the stage from a London studio instead….

  • Funny, Epifania doesn’t sound Jewish

    Today the federal government handed down 62 indictments against members of New York City’s most notorious crime family, the Gambinos. Upon publishing a list of mobster aliases contained within the 169-page court filing, the ever-popular website The Smoking Gun took note of one particularly striking inclusion – that of 60 year-old Robert Epifania, also known…

  • Aguilera adds unusual touch to circumcision ritual

    Sarah Gerke/Creative Commons As Ami mentioned a couple of weeks back, Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman recently celebrated the brit milah of their son Max Liron. Now the SF Gate brings us the juicier and more hilarious details of the event: Christina Aguilera insisted on turning her baby son’s bris into a big celebration and…

  • Lou Dobbs calls ADL “a joke”

    In the midst of an on-air debate Monday night with Janet Murguia, an immigrants’ rights activist from the National Council of La Raza (which recently launched a campaign to combat hate speech against immigrants), CNN’s Lou Dobbs called the Anti-Defamation League “a joke” and an “absolute advocate group for open borders and amnesty for illegal…

  • Winehouse considers Chanukah album, rejects association with Jewish community

    Mike A. Kelly/Creative Commons Pop songstress/tabloid fixture Amy Winehouse is contemplating recording a Chanukah album. Her producer, Mark Ronson, recently told Rolling Stone: “We’re talking about making a holiday record, with Christmas songs on one side and Hanukkah songs on the other,” Ronson explained. “She’s got songs called, like, ‘Kosher Kisses’ and ‘Alone Under the…

  • My God can kick your God’s butt

    Ever wonder who’d win in a fight between Moses and Jesus? With Bible Fight, the new online Street Fighter-style video game from Adult Swim, you need wonder no more.

  • Enabling the Next Big Jewish Idea

    Here’s the full-text (ie., unedited version) of my speech delivered today at the GA plenary on "The Next Generation." It’s also up on Jewcy.com where there’ll hopefully be some interesting discussion happening… Video from my speech is online here. Every so often, a conversation will arise in Jewish professional circles around "the next big Jewish…