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  • ‘Hollywood Hillbillies’ star: Jews are too smart for manual labor

    This week saw the premiere of cable network REELZ’s new reality show, “Hollywood Hillbillies.” Not included in the episode—but available thanks to the generosity of the folks at TMZ—is this clip in which Mema, transplanted to LaLa Land (LA) from small-town Georgia, shares her feelings about Jews. “I love Jews. I’ve never seen one that… More ▸

  • Watch: Sarah Silverman, Jesus team up to preach reproductive rights

    In Sarah Silverman’s latest PSA, the comedienne recounts her experience being visited by Jesus Christ. Yep, the Jesus Christ. Believe it or not, he showed up in her home, asking her her to spread his message to the people! “Even if they think you’re kidding they’ll hear it. And they’ll make their own choice,” Christ explains. Then… More ▸

  • Sacha Baron Cohen to star in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ sequel?

    Sacha Baron Cohen is in early talks to join Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland 2,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. If it all goes through, he’ll appear alongside Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska, who both starred in the first film as the Mad Hatter and Alice, respectively. The sequel is set to be released over Memorial… More ▸

  • Zach Braff at Sundance: ‘Wish I Was Here’

    “Wish I Was Here,” Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded film, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday night. Fans eagerly awaiting the “Garden State” follow up—especially the 46,520 who helped pay for it to be made—will be glad to know it was warmly received. The screening ended with a standing ovation, certain critics had nice things to say,… More ▸

  • Watch: Drake’s ‘SNL’ bar mitzvah

    Drake invaded “Saturday Night Live” this week, serving as host and musical guest. Here’s what we learned: The guy can act, and watching him get bar mitzvahed never gets old. The rapper formerly known as Aubrey Graham didn’t waste any time tapping into the comedic potential of his interesting background. Taking the stage for his… More ▸

  • Hank Azaria’s debuts new Web series, ‘Fatherhood’

    Hank Azaria was mystified as to why anyone would want to become a dad. So mystified he decided to grill his celebrity friends on camera and turn his quest for knowledge into a documentary. But a funny thing happened once the whole thing got started: Katie, the Jewish actor’s longtime girlfriend, learned she was pregnant…. More ▸

  • Palestinian film ‘Omar’ nominated for Oscar

    The Palestinian film ‘Omar,” directed by Hany Abu-Assad, has just been nominated for an Academy Award in the Foreign Language Film category. It’s the second nomination for Abu-Assad, whose “Paradise Now” was up for the prize in 2005. It’s also the second time a Palestinian film has been nominated, according to Haaretz. “Omar,” shot in… More ▸

  • Neil Young and Justin Timberlake to play Israel

    While Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters’ efforts to stop artists from performing in Israel have been getting lots of attention lately, the list of upcoming, big-name concerts scheduled there continues to grow. Neil Young and Justin Timberlake are the latest additions, joining Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and (fingers crossed) the Rolling Stones. First up is Timberlake,… More ▸

  • Pamela Anderson honeymoons in Israel

    Forget Hawaii! Newly remarried couple Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon took an El Al flight straight to Israel after exchanging vows on Sunday. According to The Times of Israel, the former “Baywatch” star and her film producer hubby (of Paris Hilton sex tape fame) are staying in a suite at the King David Hotel in… More ▸

  • John Zorn to premiere part three of his Masada project

    Composer John Zorn will debut “John Zorn’s Masada Book Three: The Book Beriah” in concert this spring, the New York Times reports. While the pieces that make up the klezmer-inspired project were composed in 2009, this will be the first time any of them will be performed in public. Fans of his work, which ranges from… More ▸