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  • Today in Jewish baby daddy news

    “Cougar Town” actress Busy Philips has just announced that she and (Jewish) husband Marc Silverstein are having a girl. “We’re really excited,” Philips revealingly told Us Weekly. This’ll be girl number two—their older daughter, Birdie, is 4. A couple that seems, um, slightly more serious about child naming is Harvey Weinstein and his wife, (non-Jewish)… More ▸

  • New details in the Drake/Chris Brown fight

    Some new “facts” have come to light on the now infamous fight between everyone’s favorite Canadian Jewish Rapper, Drake, and Chris Brown, everyone’s favorite person to hate. Last year, both of their crews were involved in an altercation that left numerous people injured, but it remained unclear why the fight actually broke out. TMZ now… More ▸

  • Barbra Streisand to perform at Shimon Peres’ 90th Birthday

    Everyone is loving Babs these days. Only a few weeks after she was tapped to perform at this year’s Oscars for the first time in 36 years, Barbra Streisand is set to perform at Israeli President Shimon Peres’ 90th birthday celebration, the Times of Israel reports. Streisand will be the opening act at Shimon Peres’s annual… More ▸

  • The Shia Labeouf Alec Baldwin brawl continues

    Following a brawl that caused Shia Labeouf to leave his role on the upcoming Broadway show, “Orphans,” the Jewish actor is fighting with ex co-worker Alec Baldwin yet again. Labeouf hit Twitter (again) to share an email with his followers from Broadway director Dan Sullivan which implied Baldwin wasn’t rehearsing properly with the play. “Don’t… More ▸

  • Mila Kunis says no to “Fifty Shades of Grey” film

    Someone had to kill the gossip, and it was none other than Mila Kunis herself. Endless rumors have been circulating that the hotness Ukrainian Jewish actress Kunis will play the protagonist, Anastacia Steele, in the upcoming film “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which is based on the mommy-porn book. At a press conference for her upcoming film, “Oz, the… 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 ▸

  • Mayim Bialik finally stops nursing

    Mazal Tov. Mayim Bialik’s kid is finally having real food. The Jewish “Big Bang Theory” actress  best known for her attachment parenting style has finally weaned her four-year-old son Fred, Bialik wrote in a blogpost for Kveller. “Well, nay-sayers, prepare to be proven wrong. All of you snarky mamas who glared at me nursing my 3… 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸