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  • Adam Lambert says ‘lesson learned’ after arrest


    December 22, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    Former “American Idol” finalist Adam Lambert brushed off his arrest in Finland on Thursday, blaming his bad behavior on travel, booze and “irrational confusion” and adding “lesson learned” on Twitter.

    “Jetlag+Vodka=blackout. Usblackout=irrational confusion. jail+guilt+press=lesson...

  • Allen, Spielberg grab Golden Globe nominations


    December 22, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    Famed directors Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg led the list of Jewish nominees for Golden Globe Awards.

    Allen with his “Midnight in Paris,” a critical and commercial success, was rewarded with three nods: best motion picture (musical or comedy), director and screenplay.

  • The Hanukkah Song: A 2011 update

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 16, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    Bill Funt parodies Adam Sandler’s holiday gem, “The Hanukkah Song.”

  • “Who’s still standing?” Israel puts mark on us TV

    by Jill Serjeant, Reuters

    December 16, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    NBC’s new quiz show “Who’s Still Standing?” has contestants dropping through the floor, and the burgeoning Israeli TV industry whooping with delight.

    The fast-paced trivia game, which sends losers falling through trap doors, makes its U.S. debut in a week-long series of shows this...

  • Auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry sets record


    December 14, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry set a record for a single collection sold at auction.

    The jewelry was sold Tuesday night at Christie’s auction house for nearly $116 million. Most of the 80 lots sold for at least 10 times the catalog estimates, according to The New York Times.

    The sale...

  • Bigger than the beard, Matisyahu move marks ongoing spiritual journey

    by Adam Soclof, JTA

    December 13, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    The world’s most famous Chasidic Jew has shaved his beard.

    With a declaration Tuesday morning that he was “reclaiming” himself, Jewish music star Matisyahu—a.k.a. Matthew Miller—shaved his signature beard and wrote, “No more Chassidic reggae superstar.”

    The musician posted two...

  • The making of a Hollywood Maccabee wannabee

    by Edmon J. Rodman, JTA

    December 12, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    Who would have projected that Chanukah could be billed as the festival of lights, camera, action?

    Mel Gibson, for one, who in the fall announced that he was working with Warner Bros. on producing a movie about Judah Maccabee.

    Not seeing this as a boffo idea was Rabbi Marvin Hier of...

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