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is JTA's web content producer and also in charge of weekly video packages and occasional design projects. Uri is from Tel Aviv, Israel and a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism. He has interned with several television stations in Portland, Ore., and in CBS News in New York.

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  • 12-year-old Nathan Schwartz is the ultimate rap superfan, and he has photo evidence

    When I was 12, the East Coast-West Coast rap feuds were entering their lethal days. As an aspiring rap fan I was forced to make the tough choice between Tupac and Biggie. The thought of meeting any of them wasn’t even a figment of my deepest (and most dangerous) fantasy. They were both dead by the time…

  • The return of SNL’s Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy!

    One of my personal favorite “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update characters, Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy, who is portrayed by the hilairous Jewish castmember Vanessa Bayer, made an appearance on Saturday to explain to the  Passover to the host, Seth Meyers. Once again – the only thing to come out of this one is yet another cheesy bar…

  • Shia LaBeouf kinda tries to makes peace with Alec Baldwin on the ‘Late Show’

    The latest Shia LaBeouf controversy involved the young troublemaker and Alec Baldwin as the two prepared for their new Broadway play “Orphans.” The feud ended with Baldwin on top, as Labeouf was forced to leave the production and was replaced by Ben Foster. And that was the very end of that drama. Yeah, right. Last…

  • Chelsea Handler and Conan’s naked shower fight (VIDEO)

    Chelsea Handler likes to get naked and take showers at her “Chelsea Lately” studio, which used to host Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Conan decided to return to his old studio to confront her. Naked. In a shower. Watch the video that reveals many things, like that fact that Conan has a pretty good bod…

  • Jonah Hill had a major WTF moment during a date

    Jonah Hill has been on the market since his split from Ali Hoffman (Dustin’s daughter), and perhaps the dry spell may be extended for a little longer after a recent date. Apparently Hill took a brunette woman to Joe’s Shanghai Restaurant in New York. According to Page Six, Hill was trying “really hard to woo her,” but…

  • New York’s 92Y cancels Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters event

    One of the central members of the band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, has been publicly  calling for a boycott of Israel, and now he’s been boycotted himself. The 92nd Street Y, one of Manhattan’s biggest Jewish cultural centers, decided to cancel the “Evening with Roger Waters,” an event that was supposed to take place on April…

  • Sandra Bernhard officiates a gay wedding

    Comedian and musician Sandra Bernhard recently added another profession to her resume – marriage officiating. Bernhard, who was ordained by the Universal Life ministry service (we can all do it, seriously), officiated the wedding between Georgi Dimitrov Balinov and Bradford Shane Shellhammer, a Manhattan gay couple. The wedding took place at the Russian Tea Room in…

  • Joan Rivers won’t apologize for calling Adele ‘fat’

    A few weeks ago, television host/bigmouth Joan Rivers caused more controversy than usual when she commented on Adele’s weight during an interview with David Letterman. One of the most memorable quotes from the interview was when Rivers quipped, “What is her song? Rolling in The Deep? She should add fried chicken!” Classic Joan. And what’s even…

  • Ron Jeremy is back and (almost) fully functional

    More than a month after being hospitalized with an aneurysm near his heart, Jewish pornography legend Ron Jeremy is back to work. In an interview Jeremy had with CNN on Monday, he admits that the health scare was “really spooky. I guess no heart problem comes at the right time, but this was just a big disaster.”…

  • Paul Rudd pranks Conan… again.

    It may have been a day late, but Paul Rudd delivered a great April Fool’s joke. The victim: Conan O’Brien. The prank: Instead of showing a teaser of “Anchorman 2″ on last night’s show, Rudd showed a clip from the 1988 E.T. ripoff film “Mac and Me.” Why is that funny? Well, first of all…