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  • London street to be named after Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse’s name may live on in the streets of her hometown–literally. Residents near her old London neighborhood have been asked to brainstorm names for roads in an area being redeveloped for housing. Amy’s fans are voting for Winehouse Street, reports the Sun. Her family is understandably psyched. “To think that our surname would be… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys to write a memoir

    Michael Diamond (Mike D.) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock), the two surviving Beastie Boys, have signed a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, to write a book about their career. According to The New York Times, the Jewish rappers plan on being as out of the box in their writing as they… 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 ▸

  • 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… More ▸

  • Oh Lord, another Bar Mitzvah video is going viral

    Internet, meet Jorel Hoffert, a half Asian, half Jewish 12-year-old boy, who is so excited to become a man, he’s made a YouTube video about it. In a bizarre mash-up of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Hoffert displays his incredible skills in air guitar and Gangam style, including lines like, “I’m half a Jew/Learned Hebrew/I’m half Asian and proud… More ▸

  • Bob Dylan inducted into American Academy of Arts and Letters

    Bob Dylan has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, becoming the first rock star to join the prestigious institution. Robert Allen Zimmerman joins the Academy’s list of successful, upper-crust Americans, Sinclair Lewis, Kurt Vonnegut, Duke Ellington, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Rothko, Frank Lloyd Wright and Roy Lichtenstein. Additions to the Academy come from categories of  music, literature and visual arts, and Blind Boy Grunt… More ▸