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  • Austin Mahone plays New York City bar mitzvah

    On Saturday, YouTube-incubated teen pop sensation Austin Mahone (aka Justin Bieber the second) performed at a Manhattan bar mitzvah. The over-the-top bash, held at a downtown nightclub, was thrown by Republic Records’ EVP Charlie Walk and his wife Lauren for their sons Jesse and Jagger, Page Six reports. Mahone was introduced via video by Ryan… More ▸

  • Paula Abdul to have bat mitzvah at the Kotel

    Better late than never, as they say! At 51 years young, former “American Idol” and “X Factor” judge Paula Abdul will celebrate her bat mitzvah at the Western Wall, The Times of Israel reports. Abdul, who was raised Jewish and has recently been linked to Chabad, is arriving in Israel on Monday. In addition to… More ▸

  • No Bacon in Footloose

    A remake of the 80s dance classic Footloose, which made Kevin Bacon a star, will not include the famous actor, who serves as the inspiration for this blog. Craig Brewer, director of the soon-to-be-released movie, approached Bacon about appearing in the new incarnation as Ren MacCormack’s deadbeat dad. Bacon, who originated the role of Ren,… More ▸