NEW YORK (6NoBacon) — On Thanksgiving, a day that Americans celebrate with family and friends, “Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik took to her Kveller blog to say she’s divorcing her husband, Michael Stone, after nine years of marriage.
“After much consideration and soul-searching, Michael and I have arrived at the decision to divorce due to ‘Irreconcilable Differences,’ ” Bialik wrote last week. “Divorce is terribly sad, painful and incomprehensible for children. It is not something we have decided lightly.”
The couple have sons aged 7 and 4. Bialik, who has chronicled her parenting style online for years, denied it had any relation to the breakup. “The hands-on style of parenting we practice played no role in the changes that led to this decision; relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose,” the former “Blossom” star wrote.
Bialik went on to say, “The main priority for us now is to make the transition to two loving homes as smooth and painless as possible. Our sons deserve parents committed to their growth and health and that’s what we are focusing on. Our privacy has always been important and is even more so now, and we thank you in advance for respecting it as we negotiate this new terrain. We will be ok.”
Comedy filmmaker Judd Apatow revealed that he had once written an episode of “The Simpsons” to Conan O’Brien, who used to be a writer on the show.
“After only five ‘Simpsons’ episodes aired, I sat down and tried to write one when I was in my early 20s,” Apatow said. “And what it was about was they went to see a hypnotism show and at the hypnotism show, they made Homer think he was the same age at Bart. And then the hypnotist had a heart attack. So now Homer and Bart became best friends and they spent the rest of the show running away because Homer didn’t want responsibility and didn’t want to be brought back to his real age. So I basically copied that for every movie I’ve made since.”
According to Apatow, the producers of “The Simpsons” called him recently to say that his episode was finally going to be produced for next year’s run.
Isn’t the IDF lovely, Stevie Wonder sings
During these trying days, the Israel Defense Forces is getting a powerful boost of support from an unexpected source: Stevie Wonder. The singer is set to perform at the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces annual gala in Los Angeles on Dec. 6.
Wonder will just call to tell Israeli soldiers he loves them at the event, which raises millions of dollars annually to support the Israeli military. Movie producer Haim Saban is hosting for an organization founded by Holocaust survivors 31 years ago. In a statement, Saban said, “The annual FIDF Western Region Gala has become a tradition and a must-attend event for the Los Angeles Jewish community. The event connects the community to the IDF’s soldiers, and this is our opportunity to thank the soldiers who defend the State.”
Wonder is following in the footsteps of last year’s main attraction: Barbra Streisand.
Rudd’s nasty Broadway reviews
Paul Rudd’s new Broadway show “Grace” received some pretty disgusting feedback during a performance when an audience member in the balcony threw up on the crowd below.
The audience member, reportedly drunk, ”fell forward so that he was leaning/hanging over the balcony,” audience member Gabe Alfassy told New York magazine. “As people were trying to get him back up and into his seat, he threw up all over the people below him in the orchestra and then collapsed on the floor of the balcony. A group of about 20 formed around where he was, and everyone in the theater was looking back at the commotion.”
During the incident, Rudd and fellow show stars Michael Shannon, Ed Asner and Kate Arrington were somewhat distracted but kept their composure. Rudd even laughed about it on David Letterman, and shared his Top 10 thoughts on went through his mind during the yucky incident, including “not my worst review,” “You’ve gotta be kidding me — right before my big vomiting scene?!” and “I’ll never complain about a cell phone ringing again.”
Drake is off the hook
More than five months after the Jewish-Canadian rapper Drake was involved in a brawl with rapper Chris Brown at a New York City nightclub, the case is finally closed.
According to TMZ, law enforcement sources say there isn’t enough evidence to move forward with the case. The June 14 brawl at the WIP nightclub involved the entourages of both rappers, many flying bottles, and even an injured NBA star, Tony Parker, who is suing the club for $20 million in damages. TMZ sources say “the surveillance video in the club was useless because it was so dark and blurry — and the interviews that were conducted by the NYPD were inconclusive.”
Drake, however, is off the hook, and is taking time to mourn the death of his grandmother, Evelyn Sher, who passed away on Nov. 22 at 82.
No kabbalah (yet) for Mila
Although it has yet to become official, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are dating. The two have been seen all over the world and acting as a legit couple. In fact, the two have been so serious, that Kutcher even took Kunis to some kabbalah ceremonies during the High Holidays. Kutcher has been an avid follower of Jewish mysticism since his days as Demi Moore’s husband.
However, there’s so indication that Kunis has taken up the practice. A source close to the two told Bang Showbiz that Kunis was only there to show support for her boyfriend.
The source also said Kutcher is very serious about keeping kosher, adding ”so far Mila hasn’t followed suit and has never made any dietary requests like Ashton.” An eyewitness to the ceremony added, ”The men and women were separated (during the service), but Ashton always smiled at her. They were clapping and praying. She was taking it all in.”
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