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  • Commercial starring Bar Refaeli and a Muppet deemed too racy for Israeli TV

    A risqué ad featuring Bar Refaeli in bed with a purple, mustachioed Muppet has been banned from running before 10 p.m. in the holy land, Walla!, Israel news website reports. Per a governmental council called The Second Authority for Television and Radio, the ad for local fashion brand Hoodies has “too many sexual insinuations” to be seen… More ▸

  • ABC picks up Israeli singing competition ‘Rising Star’

    Is it just us, or does it seem like Israeli TV is invading Hollywood lately? There’s “Homeland,” “Dig,” the  forthcoming show from Yitzhak Rabin’s granddaughter and now, Deadline reports, ABC has bought the format to the popular Israeli talent competition show “Rising Star.” The network has ordered up 10 episodes of an American version of… More ▸

  • ‘Homeland’ writer’s Jerusalem-based show picked up by USA

    Doesn’t a series about an FBI agent who, while investigating a murder in Jerusalem, stumbles upon a conspiracy intertwined with the ancient city’s history sound sort of awesome?  Well, good news: American TV bigwigs think so too. “Dig,” penned by Gideon Raff, the Israeli writer behind “Homeland” and its Israeli counterpart “Prisoners of War,” has… More ▸

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Israeli TV mistake

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, best known for her role as Elaine in “Seinfeld” and as vice president in HBO’s “Veep”, is making Israeli headlines after starring in Israel’s YES satellite television company commercial. In the commercial, Louis-Dreyfus assumes a woman in her elevator is pregnant, and spends the rest of the commercial coming up with solutions of how… More ▸

  • Yo Kanye, Imma let you finish, but people compared themselves to Hitler way before you did.

    …and they were better at it too.
    So Kanye West’s opened his mouth. Again.
    The successful yet controversial rapper said this weekend that people look at him like he’s Hitler. That’s right.
    While the honorable Mr. West enjoys being so innovative and cutting edge, he would be disappointed to find out that the whole Hitler comparison thing has been happening since the early days of the Nazi rise to power.
    The difference? The other comparisons were funny.
    Now I’m not saying that every Hitler comparison should be funny, it shouldn’t. But for Godwin’s sake Kanye, stop being such an egotistical douche.
    So for future reference, if you ever want to compare yourself to Adolf Hitler, you should at least attempt to do it like this: More ▸