You know you’ve pissed off enough people when you end up on the Daily Show. Jon Stewart poked fun at Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind last night for his rather poor choice of Purim costume, when he wore an afro, orange jersey, and blackface makeup to dress up as “a basketball player.” Stewart listed all the… More ▸
By Uri Fintzy
Many Jewish and non-Jewish women dreaded this moment, and it finally happened – Jewish ex-SNL comedian Andy Samberg and musician Joana Newsom are officially engaged. Mazel Tov! Right? “I can confirm that Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom are engaged,” Samberg’s publicist Carrie Byalick told Reuters. The two has been dating for five years, and according to… More ▸
Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind held a massive party at his house yesterday for the Jewish holiday of Purim, which features 14 hours of food, booze, and of course, costumes. Hikind, getting into the holiday spirit, dressed up as a basketball player– ALL BASKETBALL PLAYERS, you see, not just a specific one– complete with afro, sunglasses, and jersey…. More ▸
Purim, the festival of drinking, giggles, dress up, and those triangle cookies, is a time to feature some hidden creativity for costumes.
Some see this as a time to unleash their inner skank, others, their more controversially political side.
Here are our top 10 reasons why we love Purim, according to some holiday photos…
10. Because on this day, rabbis have green hair!
(and it suits him rather well.)
(Courtesy of BBC)
9. Because animals can be counted for a minyan
.(But not women, of course… just kidding! But seriously…)
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She’s moved on from her immaculate role as the Nanny. In an interview with Access Hollywood, Fran Drescher revealed that she often sexts (as in, to send dirty text messages), but makes sure she never sends photos. “I like to sext,” the 55-year-old star of “Happily Divorced” said. “Absolutely, [but] no pictures.” Drescher revealed that… More ▸
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 ▸
There are Save the Dates you receive in the mail for family events, and then there’s this. Daniel Blumen, a little Jewish boy from Atlanta, made a music video to remind those about his upcoming Bar Mitzvah event, and the video has since gone viral, surfacing on CNN, ABC, NBC, Yahoo!, and the Daily Mail,… More ▸
The controversial commercial Julia Louis-Dreyfus made for Israel’s YES satellite television company has been pulled off the air, Contact Music reports. The commercial showed Louis-Dreyfus rubbing an overweight woman’s stomach in an elevator and wishing her a congratulations only to find out she’s not pregnant, and she spends the rest of the commercial trying to fix her mistake. Israeli… More ▸
Shia LaBeouf drops out of Broadway play after disagreement with Alec Baldwin, leaks apologetic email
Shia LaBeouf and Alec Baldwin are in some sort of fight, and the two couldn’t resolve the issue to the point that Shia LaBeouf has dropped out of their upcoming Broadway show, Orphans, according to the AP. LaBeouf pulled out of the production, “due to creative difference,” according to the show’s producers, but LaBeouf tweeted an email last… More ▸
Tosh.0, the Comedy Central show featuring YouTube videos, gave the Viewer’s Video of the week slot yesterday to Elisha Mlotek, who videotaped himself walking in on his baby actress Revaya while on the John. More ▸