Sacha Baron Cohen killed when he took the stage at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards Saturday night. Literally — he killed. An elderly woman. At least that’s what everyone thought for a minute there. The Jewish comic actor, this year’s recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, was being… More ▸
Never has recycling seemed so appealing — or so hilarious. FXX, FX’s comedy-specific branch, has just ordered “Ali G: Rezurection,” a series that will feature all episodes of “Da Ali G Show” circa HBO 10 years ago, plus brand-new intros from star Sacha Baron Cohen, Variety reports. It will debut early next year. Here’s a little reminder of… More ▸
Speaking of soccer, comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play a British football thug in a new film, The Daily Mirror reports. The movie will follow the duping-real-people format utilized in “Borat,” “Bruno” and “Da Ali G Show.” While this new role might not sound all that scandalous to us Americans, the English… More ▸
Halloween is just a few days away, which means this past weekend was packed with parties, which means swarms of costumed celebs, which means an onslaught of awesome photos. How, you must be wondering, will you ever begin to process the alternately hilarious, ironic, revealing, super creative, or boring get-ups worn by your favorite (Jewish)… More ▸
A software engineer in the Indian city of Bangalore has discovered a spider he claims looks just like Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat character, the Daily Mail reports. (Really, this is not from The Onion, we swear). Anand Joshi photographed the eight-legged creature after he noticed it crawling around on his front-door step. The Kazakh connection is… More ▸
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (got that?) is awarding Sacha Baron Cohen the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy (and that one too?) at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on November 9. This isn’t the first BAFTA award for Cohen, who is being recognized for his contribution… More ▸
Plans for Sacha Baron Cohen to portray a character who is both mustachioed and flamboyant (a hybrid of Borat and Bruno, one might say) have fallen through. The Jewish actor has cancelled his plans to play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biographical film, Deadline.com reports. Apparently he is not on the same page… More ▸
Stressed out over what to do for dad this Father’s day? No tips here, but we can offer you a distraction in the form of a list of our favorite Jewish celebrity dads. More ▸
Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest project is one step closer to being made. Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam, the Danish writers behind the comedy “Klown,” are in negotiations to write “The Lesbian.” Cohen must have really loved “Klown,” because sources say he traveled all the way to Denmark to convince the pair to work with him…. More ▸
By Uri Fintzy
by Uri Fintzy
Hollywood came together last night to pat itself on the back for the 85th time, and although the Jewish king of film, Steven Spielberg, failed to bring yet another trophy after “Lincoln” lost to “Argo,” and Israel was once again on the losing spot (though not to Iran like last year, if you want to look on the bright side), we were able to find ten Jewish moments even without Billy Crystal hosting.
Here are the top ten Jewisn moments from last night’s Oscars:
10. William Shatner appeared as a grumpy Captain Kirk for the opening bit.
For fans of Seth MacFarlane, the show’s host, the cameo of Shatner as his memorable “Star Trek” character did not come as a surprise, as MacFarlane is known as an avid “Trekkie.” The best thing about his appearance was his constant criticism of the host, which led to the the wonderful sock puppet rendition of the film “Flight.”
Oscars 2013 – Opening Number With Seth… by IdolxMuzic
9. Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon Levitt danced together
The two young Jewish heartthrobs danced together with MacFarlane in a tribute to the film “High Hopes,” and later took this adorable backstage photo.
Apparently the two can dance, and apparently Radcliffe, who was known to be a short guy, is like really really short. And speaking of short people: More ▸