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  • Here is what Madonna and her family has been doing in Israel

    It’s been about four days since the Queen of Pop made it to the Holy Land together with boyfriend Brahim Zaibat and children Lourdes, Rocco, David, and Mercy. Madonna’s Israel concert, which will kick off her MDNA global tour, will take place this Thursday.
    So with almost a week, the royal family has made Israel their playground. Here is what they have been up to:

    Madonna and the family arrived at the Tel Aviv Ben-Gurion Airport on Friday afternoon and headed to the hotel. More ▸

  • LMFAO’s RedFoo dating an Israeli model?

    An interesting couple emerged from the late-night party of the Cannes Film Festival – Israeli model Tal Berkovich and Stefan Kendal Gordy, or the colorful RedFoo of the party duo “LMFAO.” According to Israel’s “Hadashot HaBidur” (Entertainment News), Berkovich, who is attending the festival to promote the film “Soulmate,” which she stars in, met RedFoo at… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys not exactly licensed to ill

    Apparently the Beastie Boys were not actually licensed to ill. Just one day before Adam Yauch died last week, he and the other members of the Beastie Boys were sued for illegally sampling music. TufAmerica claimed that copyrighted recordings were illicitly used on “License to Ill” and “Paul’s Boutique,” both of which dropped over two… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch (“MCA”) dead at 47

    The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his parotid gland. He performed as MCA along with fellow Beasties’ Mike Diamond (“Mike D”) and Adam Horowitz (“Ad-Rock”). Last month the Beastie Boys were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but he wasn’t able to attend in… More ▸

  • Madonna to combine both Israel shows

    Giving up on peace already? Madonna was supposed to have two shows in Israel — one that would debut her MDNA moniker (aka I’m young and cool so I can shorten my name like texting people do) and the other one added after and was titled “Concert for Peace.” But her promotional staff announced today… More ▸

  • ‘Somebody That I Used To Know,’ in Hebrew

    We’re all talking about Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” and rightly so: The song is awesome. The crazy YouTube sensation has had over 175 million views and if you enter the song into a YouTube search, you’ll wind up with countless amazing covers. (“Glee” has already covered the song in a recent episode, so you know it’s a hit).
    Roi Lavi and the Good Guys have taken covering the song to a whole new level. Not only have they translated the song into Hebrew (which sounds possibly more awesome than the English version), but they’ve covered a cover — Walk Off the Earth’s version of the song, where six people play one instrument. With a new Middle Eastern vibe, the Hebrew version features an oud and even a high-pitched guy wearing a kippah.
    Check out the Roi Lavi and the Good Guys version here:
    Watch the original after the jump More ▸

  • The great Beastie Boys Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Poll!

    Congratulation to the Jewish kings of hip-hop, Mike D (Michael Diamond), MCA (Adam Yauch) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) — the Beastie Boys — who didn’t sleep till Cleveland, and were recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The Hall of Fame listed Beastie Boys songs that are considered “essential,”… More ▸

  • Bono writes a note, draws a dog at a Jerusalem hotel

    Israelis still can’t get over how cool they are for being the tourism and partying destination of Bono, and apparently the U2 frontman and person-who-makes-you-feel-bad-about-yourself-for-not-doing-enough-good-deeds is also a sketch artist. Staffers at Jerusalem’s famed King David Hotel came across this note that Bono left in the hotel guestbook, where he wrote that (and it took… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys scared parents back in 1986

    BuzzFeed uploaded this video yesterday, and we decided to pay our favorite three Jewish rappers a tribute in honor of their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here is a video from 1986 of Oprah Winfrey interviewing Tipper Gore, scared parents, rockers and other people with mullets and big hair about that… More ▸