Drake To Appear In ‘Anchorman 2’

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The Jewish Canadian rapper Drake was seen on the New York set of “Anchorman: The Legend Continues” last Saturday afternoon. Kanye West also has a cameo in the sequel, which stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Sacha Baron Cohen. In other words, most of the… Read More

Timberlake, Coen Brothers Talk Jewish Humor

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

Chelsea Clinton Goes Spiritual

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Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton has landed an interesting sounding gig at New York University. Clinton, 33, is taking on the role of co-founder and co-chair of the new Of Many Institute, the New York Post reports. The purpose of the program, which is part of NYU’s Center for Spiritual Life, is to “develop multifaith… Read More

Bynes Continues Downward Spiral

It looks like things have gone from bad to worse for actress Amanda Bynes. Bynes, who lives in New York City, was arrested last Thursday for drug possession, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence. Bynes underwent a psychiatric evaluation before being booked and processed by police. Sources are claiming that Bynes’ concerned parents are looking… Read More

Refaeli Hosting ‘X Factor Israel’

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Israeli viewers love their reality TV; the country’s highest-rated shows are “Survivor,” “Big Brother,” “MasterChef” and “The Voice.” Facing tough competition, new contenders need to bring their A game. The “X Factor Israel” is doing just that by signing Bar Refaeli as host. The Israeli supermodel will earn about $227,000 for looking good and talking… Read More

Braff Intros Woody To Crowdsourcing

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Indie film directors — during interviews — inevitably bring up something they have learned from Woody Allen. So it was refreshing to hear from Vulture that the young Jewish filmmaker, Zach Braff, taught his veteran counterpart a thing or two about how the kids are raising money these days to fund their projects. Braff happens… Read More

Supermodel And Day Schooler At The Prom

Jewish day school student Jake Davidson lost one supermodel prom date and gained another. Davidson, a senior at Milken Community High in Bel Air, Calif., had asked Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl Kate Upton to be his prom date via a YouTube video in March that went viral and ultimately landed him on “The… Read More

Billy Crystal Back On TV

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It looks like FOX-TV is going to be injecting some more humor into its lineup. Billy Crystal will star in the network’s new half-hour series, “The Comedians,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Crystal will play a veteran (Jewish?) comedian forced to work with a younger, edgier comedian on a late-night comedy sketch show. As if… Read More

B.J. Novak Signs Lucrative Book Deal

B.J. Novak, the head writer and a former actor in the hit TV series “The Office,” has been signed to a two-book deal by Knopf Publishers, reportedly with a seven-figure advance. Novak, better known as Ryan the temp, will start with fiction.

Billy Joel’s Daughter Shaken By Stalking

Alexa Ray Joel allegedly was the victim of a stalker, and the daughter of Grammy Award-winning singer Billy Joel is pretty shaken up by it. A Sheryl Finley of Minnesota allegedly sent Alexa more than “60 messages via Facebook, with some involving pedophilia, sadistic-sexual behavior, violent physical assaults and murder,” the New York Post reported…. Read More