Jews chasing Globes, judging Howard Stern, Facebook vs. ‘Zuckerberg’


NEW YORK ( — The Jews, as they are wont to do, cleaned up with Golden Globe nominations.

Woody Allen garnered best director and best screenplay nominations for “Midnight in Paris,” which was also nominated for best comedy. “Moneyball” was nominated for best drama and got Aaron Sorkin a best screenplay nomination and Jonah Hill a best supporting actor nomination. The Steven Spielberg-produced “The Adventures of Tintin” is in the running for best animated feature.

Jason Segal, unfortunately, failed to garner a nomination for his bravura performance depicting a man torn by a hyphenated identity in “The Muppets,” and while “The Artist” was nominated for best drama, it failed to garner a nomination for “Best Film to Depict Early Hollywood Without a Single Explicitly Jewish Character.”

Judging Howard Stern

The future judge is being judged, as NBC is being condemned by the Parents Television Council for hiring Howard Stern to replace Piers Morgan on “America’s Got Talent.”

The Parents Television Council released a statement calling NBC’s decision to hire Stern “an act of desperation” and said that the radio personality “is synonymous with shock, profanity and obscenity.”

The statement concluded: “The once-proud broadcast network has lost its way and has made it clear it holds no concern whatsoever for children and families.”

Stiller’s service to Haiti

Ben Stiller recently announced that he will be building eight schools in Haiti with the money raised by his charity, The Stiller Foundation. After the earthquake in 2010, the comedian started his organization to help raise money to rebuild Haiti. Stiller announced that he signed an agreement with the Digicel Foundation to build the schools, after he visited the impoverished country.

Facebook vs. ‘Mark Zuckerberg’

Israeli “entrepeneur” Rotem Guez is being sued by Facebook for creating a “Like Store” where businesses can buy fake “likes” for their Facebook pages.

In a move that, to be kind, very few people would have envisioned, Guez legally changed his name to “Mark Zuckerberg” in what will possibly be the basis for the sequel to “Face/Off.”

“I wanted that once they sue me, they’ll face suing ‘Mark Zuckerberg,’” the former Guez said, according emails obtained by The Huffington Post.

Garland for Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg of “The Boys From Brazil,” Three Men and a Baby” and “Police Academy” received the 2,455th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Guttenberg arrived, fittingly, in an LAPD cruiser, honoring his “Police Academy” days.

Guttenberg has been slightly under the radar lately, although he did make a short appearance on “Dancing With The Stars” in 2008 before getting voted off.

A “Three Men and a Baby” sequel, titled “Three Men and a Bride” is currently in the works and will feature Guttenberg along with Tom Selleck and Ted Danson.

Something about someone’s beard

And in a widely discussed move, Chasidic reggae star Matisyahu shaved his beard and renounced his Chasidism. Perhaps you heard about it.

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