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  • Barbra Streisand earns honorary doctorate from Hebrew University

    Mazel Tov to Barbra Streisand, who today accepted the honorary degree of “Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa” in front of a packed auditorium at Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus, Tablet reports. Streisand’s speech included references to her acting career, her connection to Judaism, and a visit to Israel 30 years ago when she dedicated the Emanual… More ▸

  • Adele and Babs are friends and share recipes

    Looks like Adele has finally found someone like…Jew. Hehe. (Couldn’t resist–my apologies.) Anyway, according to The Sun, ever since meeting Barbara Streisand at the Oscars in February the two singing superstars have developed a nice little friendship. Adele stopped over for dinner before the awards ceremony, where Barbra Streisand’s personal health-oriented chef’s dishes left a… More ▸

  • Barbra Streisand to perform at Shimon Peres’ 90th Birthday

    Everyone is loving Babs these days. Only a few weeks after she was tapped to perform at this year’s Oscars for the first time in 36 years, Barbra Streisand is set to perform at Israeli President Shimon Peres’ 90th birthday celebration, the Times of Israel reports. Streisand will be the opening act at Shimon Peres’s annual… More ▸

  • Top ten Jewish moments from last night’s Oscars

    by Uri Fintzy
     
    Hollywood came together last night to pat itself on the back for the 85th time, and although the Jewish king of film, Steven Spielberg, failed to bring yet another trophy after “Lincoln” lost to “Argo,” and Israel was once again on the losing spot (though not to Iran like last year, if you want to look on the bright side), we were able to find ten Jewish moments even without Billy Crystal hosting.
    Here are the top ten Jewisn moments from last night’s Oscars:
    10. William Shatner appeared as a grumpy Captain Kirk for the opening bit.
    For fans of Seth MacFarlane, the show’s host, the cameo of Shatner as his memorable “Star Trek” character did not come as a surprise, as MacFarlane is known as an avid “Trekkie.” The best thing about his appearance was his constant criticism of the host, which led to the the wonderful sock puppet rendition of the film “Flight.”
    Oscars 2013 – Opening Number With Seth… by IdolxMuzic
     
    9. Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon Levitt danced together
    The two young Jewish heartthrobs danced together with MacFarlane in a tribute to the film “High Hopes,” and later took this adorable backstage photo.

    Apparently the two can dance, and apparently Radcliffe, who was known to be a short guy, is like really really short. And speaking of short people: More ▸

  • Babs is preparing for the Oscars with juice

    There’s a lot of pressure being put on Barbra Streisand, whose performing for the first time in 36 years this Sunday at the Oscars (7:00, EST, which gives you just enough time to sober up from the Purim festivities), and to deal with that pressure, Babs is altering her eating routines. Stylists told the Hollywood Reporter Streisand is… More ▸