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Gene Simmons to save the day

By Lauren Bottner

November 14, 2011 | 11:27 am

Kiss rock star Gene Simmons, aka Chaim Weitz, lectures at the London Business School on how to save the British economy and build a billion-dollar brand.  Sure, because our top economists... read on

  • ‘Friday Night Dinner’ (aka Shabbat) heads to NBC

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 11, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Shabbat dinner, the weekly Jewish ritual that comprises almost as much drama as the Bible, is headed for sitcom status.

    NBC is developing an adaptation of the British show “Friday Night Dinner,” featuring a Jewish family and their weekly Shabbat dinner antics, for an American... read on

  • Howard Stern’s got talent?

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 11, 2011 | 10:36 am

    It’s been a big week for Howard Stern between chatting with ousted Oscars producer Brett Ratner and negotiating with NBC.

    Stern, the infamous radio jock, is in talks with NBC to become the next “America’s Got Talent” judge, replacing Piers Morgan.

    If he decides to join... read on

  • Hitler quote of the day by Mario Batali

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 10, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    Thank God the most sophisticated news organization in the world, The New York Times, has a sense of humor: “After Chef’s Hitler Remark, Bankers Change Lunch Plans,” read a Times headline earlier today about celebrity chef and restauranteur Mario Batali comparing Wall Street cats... read on

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  • Mikveh time for Oprah?

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 10, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    Oprah still isn’t a member of the tribe, despite a visit to a Brooklyn Heights mikveh last week.

    JTA caught the eye of Jewish hopefuls last week with a title that suggested she was visiting the mikveh to mark the beginning of her new show. 

    “Oprah did not embrace the Jewish... read on

  • Adam Sandler proposes wife swap with Tom Cruise

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 10, 2011 | 11:34 am

    Actor Adam Sandler is a reasonable guy.  Hence his agreement with Tom Cruise that anything he does with Cruise’s wife, Katie Holmes, in his new movie “Jack and Jill”, Cruise is more than welcome to do with Sandler’s wife, Jackie Sandler. Sounds fair, especially to Mrs. Sandler... read on

  • Arab spring comes with bikinis

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 10, 2011 | 11:12 am

    Huda Naccache spurred the “Arab bikini revolution” by being the Israeli Arab model with the least amount of clothing ever to be featured on the front page of a magazine, according to AFP.  The 22-year-old model from Haifa graced the cover of Lilac magazine as part of her campaign... read on

  • The morning after: What I learned from Brett Ratner hitting on me

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 8, 2011 | 7:56 pm

    Every time I see the director Brett Ratner I remind him who I am.

    “Danielle Berrin, from The Jewish Journal.”

    For starters, I figure the lecherous lothario could use some help keeping tabs on all the women in his life. But second, I want to remind him that if he acts like a... read on

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