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October 10, 2012
Even though Barnie had a lower-key release earlier in April, word soon got around about what a great performance Jack Black gave playing the title role. Now, ahead of the awards season, JB reflects back on the production and hopes for some recognition from the indie underground prize awards [ComingSoon.net]
Bravo exec. and TV star Andy Cohen preaches to go healthy in a new video. Cohen talks about the importamnce of drinking water and eating brussel sprouts ("you think you hate them now, you may love them in 5 years!") [Entertainment Weekly]
Aly Raisman just signed one heck of an endorsement deal with Pandora Jewelry! She is going to be involved in a multi-platform campaign of print ads, in-store appearances and contributing to Pandora's Facebook and Twitter pages [FitPerez]
The long-awaited second season of American Horror Story is coming to FX on October 17, but the trailer was already released and it gives a glimpse to Adam Levine's character, Leo (the photographer). Watch the trailer
Actress/producer Noa Tishby signed up for a new campaign for the Israel Ministry of Tourism, to encourage tourists to visit Israel in 2013.
This year marks 28th annual Haifa Film Festival, with highlights including a tribute to the late Greek helmer Theodoros Angelopoulos, an international marketing forum and pitching conference. Bog draws are Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina" and Rama Burshtein's "Fill the Void," Israel's submission for this year's foreign language Oscar, which Sony Pictures Classics recently bought for North America. [Creative Community for Peace]
While thier movie Pitch Perfect exceeded its production budget on the first day of release, Elizabeth Banks and hasband Max Handelman are heading to TV, to produce comedy for CBS about a feminist scholar who moves to Los Angeles to become a professor and lives with two "Playboy Bunny types." Banks is currently working with writer Elizabeth Wright Shapiro on the script [Display]
James Deen, whose debut 'mainstream' movie trailer has just been relesaed, has re-defined the term 'pornstar.' With such a strong presance and so many female fans following him, ABC News' Nightline program advised mothers to lock up their teenage daughters. However, James says that porn sex is the safest sex. [The Times of India]
Esquire magazine named Mila Kunis 2012 Sexiest Woman Alive and inside their Novermber issue, she talks about fleeing her native Ukraine with her family in 1991, when she was just 8, to escape rampant anti-Semitism. During the high holidays, by the way, Kunis got more and more serious about Kabbalah [NY Daily News]
October 5, 2012
Rami Kleinstein and Rita have been considered for decades as Israel's royal music couple, until their divorce in 2007. But now, Teev Events, a company that brings Israeli artists to US tours, is almost reuiniting them, as they bring Rami and Rita onto Los Angeles stages- two weeks apart -as part of their (separate) US tour. All the details here.
After announcing their 'Jewish Moms' reality show, Channel 4 finally premieres 'Jewish Mum Of The Year,' October 9 at 9pm. The Show sees eight very different Jewish parents compete to win the coveted title, being put through a series of challenges in their bid to prove their worth. [Something Jewish]
Peace and Freedom party Presidential candidate, Roseanne Barr, summarized her feelings on the Presidential debate in one short and sweet observance: “Undecided voters know this is a wash.” In a new interview, Barr reveals her plans for peace in the Middle East, and taking care of Israel [Shalom Life]
David Gomez was brought from San Paulo, Brazil to play in an Israeli soccer team 4 years ago, and fell in love with Israel. Now he wants to stay there forever and become an Israeli citizen
Niv Ben-Shlomo, who once won Best Sales Person of the year just moved to Toronto with his clothing company called LGFGFashion House. Niv specializes in selling business wear – both formal and casual – to some of the busiest people in the workplace. [Jewish Tribune]
With all due respect to Krav Maga, philosopher Joseph Isaac Lifshitz was attracked to another type of martial arts, aikido, because he could apply Jewish principles on which he was raised. Aikido assumes that violence attracts violence, so it truly believes in the power to win through gentleness. [Jewish Ideas Daily]
J.J. Abrams premiered some of his new Star Trek Into Darkness movie, on Conan last night, but don't get too excited, it's only 3 frames [E!]
World FashionTV spends a day in Israel with Russian rapper and actor Timur Ildarovich Yunusov, also known as Timati, as he says hello from Jerusalem, then heads to the beach, where he enjoys a luxurious escape in a yacht along the Mediterranean with a bevy of VIPs and beautiful women. He also has the chance to perform for his Israeli fans. [Size Doesn't Matter]
Comedian Joel Chasnoff will host Tucson Hebrew Academy's 2012 Tikkun Olam Award, which honors lay leader and philanthropist Tom Warne. Chansnoff is the author of the comic memoir The 188th Crybaby Brigade, about his year as a combat soldier in the Israeli Army [Arizona Jewish Post]
Zac Efron told Ellen DeGeneres that the day he became a man was that day he shot a dramatic underwear-dancing scene in the rain with Nicole Kidman (video) [USA Today]