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  • Clive Davis reveals he’s bisexual

    Music icon Clive Davis has finally revealed the truth about his sexual orientation. The 80-year-old Jewish music producer wrote a new memoir titled “The Soundtrack of my Life,” and in the most revealing parts of the book, Davis discusses his bisexual life, Rolling Stone reports. The memoir, which came out today, has a five-page section… More ▸

  • Drake and Chris Brown filing suits against each other

    Loathed rapper Chris Brown and Grammy-winning Drake are suing each other for a New York City club brawl that went down last year. The two rappers were reportedly arguing over Rihanna last July and bottles were thrown around, one which hit a french model named Romain Julien, who filed suits against both of them. Now,… More ▸

  • Bulletproof Stockings hit AOL

    The women’s-only Chabad band, Bulletproof Stockings, were featured on AOL’s “You’ve Got” series, where they rocked out and explained why their religious adherence only allows them to perform for women. The Bulletproof Stockings’ story made headlines earlier last year, where they were written up in the Times of Israel, the New York Post, and the New Yorker…. More ▸

  • Italian dubstep singer refuses to play on Shabbat

    Raiz, the lead singer of dubstep European band Almamegretta, is making headlines this week for refusing to play on Friday night after converting to Judaism. Almamegretta is set to play this Friday at the San Remo Song Festival, one of Italy’s most popular music events, but since Raiz, whose real name is Gennaro Della Volpe, is… More ▸

  • Drake, FUN hit Grammy’s success

    The 55th Annual Grammy’s Music Awards kicked off last night in Los Angeles, with Jewish Canadian singer Drake winning best Rap Album of the Year, and the indie pop band Fun. taking home two Grammys for Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Drake’s album, “Take Care,” brought him a Grammy last night before the show… More ▸

  • Babs to sit in director’s chair

    For the first time since 1991, Barbra Streisand is returning to the director’s chair. Aldamisa International, an LA-based sales and financing company said they struck a deal with Streisand to direct some new projects, although no titles have been confirmed as of yet, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “We are thrilled to provide underwriting for… More ▸

  • Israeli singer Rita to perform at United Nations in March

    Israeli-Iranian music sensation Rita Yahan-Farouz will perform at the United Nations for a peace dialogue event next month, Rita’s team confirmed to JTA. The Mediterranean musician is one of Israel’s most popular musicians of all time, and as the JTA reported in late 2012, has gained massive following of people in Iran who buy her music on… More ▸

  • The Modesty Police has hit the Grammy’s

    You know those folks patrolling the streets of Brooklyn, making sure everyone adheres to modesty codes? Looks like they’ve influenced the folks behind the Grammy’s. In a statement released yesterday, CBS issued an advisory stating everyone must adhere to the network’s dress code. Here’s a copy of the advisory: Date: February 5, 2013, 10:39:56 PM… More ▸

  • Donald Trump furious with Mac Miller

    It only took him two years, but real estate mogul Donald Trump is angry with Jewish rapper Mac Miller for using his name for a 2011 hit (the song is called Donald Trump, just by the way.) Yesterday, Trump started sending Miller a string of crazed tweets. “Little @MacMiller, you illegally used my name for… More ▸

  • Taylor Swift prefers her men circumcised

    When it comes to dating, teen-beat country singer Taylor Swift has two rules for her men: one, she must write a heart-wrenching song once they’ve split, and two, the helmet has got to go. Swift’s latest breakup with heartthrob Harry Styles of One Direction apparently ended because the British boy-band member didn’t have a bris milah (in all fairness,… More ▸