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  • Neil Young and Justin Timberlake to play Israel

    While Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters’ efforts to stop artists from performing in Israel have been getting lots of attention lately, the list of upcoming, big-name concerts scheduled there continues to grow. Neil Young and Justin Timberlake are the latest additions, joining Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and (fingers crossed) the Rolling Stones. First up is Timberlake,… More ▸

  • Haim beats out Justin Timblerlake on U.K. charts

    We’d like to send a hearty, virtual l’chaim to Haim on their recent success. Their highly-anticipated album “Days Are Gone” has debuted at number one on the U.K. charts this week, pushing out Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2.” Billboard calls the battle one of the “closest finishes in chart history.” The… More ▸

  • Watch: Trailer for Coen Brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

    For your viewing pleasure, a little taste of Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest, “Inside Llewyn Davis.” The film, about the 1960s folk scene, was the runner-up for the grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Though it does star John Goodman, the trailer seems to be devoid of the kind of ‘Big Lebowski’-esque… More ▸

  • Justin Timberlake and Coen brothers answer Jewish questions at Cannes

    Using his preternatural smoothness, Justin Timberlake saved the Coen brothers from some serious awkwardness at a Cannes press conference for their folk singer film “Inside Llewyn Davis” on Sunday. “Jewish humor, does it exist? If so what does it consist of?” the reporter asked after suggesting that the Second World War and the Holocaust were… More ▸

  • Friends With Benefits blooper reel

    Friends with Benefits — you know that other buddy sex romantic comedy that wasn’t the dreadful No Strings Attached — has just released its blooper reel in anticipation of its DVD launch. There is nothing remarkable or remarkably funny in the snippets that have been allowed onto the interwebs (over at Entertainment Weekly’s website) —… More ▸

  • To Russia with Sass

    Press junkets tend to be boring but this most recent one for “Friends with Benefits” in Moscow was more amusing than most, and featured no small amount of sass from the Jewish actress of the moment, Mila Kunis. Kunis, who lived in the Ukraine until the age of 7, is fluent in Russian and more… More ▸

  • Friends With No Strings: Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman’s Lessons in Casual Sex

    When the media blitz began over a month ago for the new romantic comedy “Friends With Benefits,” starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, many were probably wondering – didn’t the same exact film come out in January?
    Why yes, yes it did. Six months ago it was called “No Strings Attached” and featured Natalie Portman, Kunis’ costar in “Black Swan,” and everyone’s favorite faux trucker, Ashton Kutcher.
    While it is hardly unusual for Hollywood to take a good idea, drag it into an alley at gunpoint and beat it until it loses whatever charm it originally possessed, what is worth noting about this particular pair of films about casual sex is that the two lady leads are played by a pair of famously Jewish actresses. This begs the question – when it comes sex, what’s Jew(ess) got to do with it? More ▸