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October 3, 2012
A letter known as God Letter, handwritten by physicist Albert Einstein a year before his death, will be sold on eBay this month with an opening bid of $3 million. “...The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish," Einstein wrote there [Toronto Sun]
Sarai Givaty took a break from her acting career to pursue a career as a musician, and yesterday her debut EP, entitled The Monkeys Are Here, was finally released in Israel. The album contains 6 songs performed in English, and also includes an acoustic English version of her debut hit in Hebrew- Paris.
Pitch Perfect, opens this Friday, is not just a movie where Elizabeth Banks appears in a cameo role- it's her 'baby', her idea, that was produced from skratch by her and husband Max Handleman. "I was [on set] every day," she reveals of the preperations in a new interview, and yes- she'll be coming back to The Hunger Games II. Watch the trailer of Pitch Perfect [Collider]
Our beloved MOT Gwyneth Paltrow, who celebrated her 40th birthday last weekend, is in talks to produce a musical based on the legendary all-girl-pop-group The Go-Go's, a group which is also listed in the history of pop as the first all-female band that played their own instruments to top the Billboard charts [THe Hollywood Reporter]
the Wall Street Journal has nominated Tel Aviv as one of the top 25 most innovative cities in the world alongside New York, London, Berlin, Chicago, Singapore, Hong Kong, Toronto, Vienna, and others. Now it's our turn to VOTE FOR TEL AVIV to be at the top of this amazing list and be The City of the Year!!
Bar Refaeli has joined a long line of A list celebrities who took part in the hilarious web series Funny or Die. In a new segment, Refaeli announces her new Kickstarter campaign to watch and possibly even be in her sex tape, that is if she can get enough backers who might be interested in that sort of thing. [Funny or Die]
Olympic Champion and swimming star Anthony Ervin is looking for help to fund his FINA World Cup Series expenses, so he launched an online fundraise, and gives back private swimming lessons and other fun stuff. If he exceeds his $10,000 goal, he will give 50% of the funds over 10k to Mamade, whose Water to the Thirsty project is providing clean water to those in the world who need it most. [Swim Swam]
Is Gal Mekel the next Israeli superstar in the NBA? Apparently, Mekel has impressed the Utah Jazz in a recent audition to such a degree that the Jazz have extended an unexpected invitation to training camp to Mekel [ESPN]
GIRLS Just Want To Have Fun! Actress Lena Dunham is getting a little funky with a very fabulous and colorful photoshooton the cover of ASOS magazine, November issue. In the magazine, she talks about wanting to rush through her teenage years, saying "I think as I've got older, I've realized that's what it felt like to be young, and a lot of people have that sensation." [Global Grind]
October 2, 2012
Former child actor Jonathan Lipnicki who got all buff made it to the (corky) top 10 list of Dorky Child Actors who Grew Up to be Hot. Other Jewish actors on the list: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Peck and Sarah Michelle Gellar [Smosh]
Just before the weekend, Columbia Pictures officially announced that there will be a sequel to “The Amazing Spider-Man,” in which Andrew Garfield will return as the iconic Peter Parker. Marc Webb will also return as director. [The Washinton Post]
Jason Alexander, who played George Costanza on Seinfeld, insists that his payday from the show didm't make him rich. "I am hard-core middle class," Alexander told about 50 supporters of President Obama at a pizzeria in Adel, Iowa, on Thursday, reports NBC. [USA Today]
Madonna made a building full of Kabbalah-followers to await her arrival before proceeding with the Yom Kippur service at NYC's Park Avenue Armory. According to The NY Post, “Madonna was the last to arrive, and it seemed like they were holding up the ceremony to wait for her.” But maybe she's already forgiven, because later she donated $750k dollar to the center [Ynet News]
Rock chick Alanis Morisette is scheduled to come to perform in Israel on December 3rd, it was announced. The concert will be part of her tour to promote her new album Havoc & Bright Light that was released in August.