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April 13, 2015 | 11:40 am
Madonna’s performance with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 VMAs was a huge pop culture moment. And when she made out with Spears – and the camera quickly cut, hilariously, to a shocked Justin Timberlake – it was even bigger.
Then the tender age of 44, Madonna’s...
April 13, 2015 | 9:54 am
Last night, April 12, Madonna showed up as a surprise guest during Drake's Coachella Valley Music and Arts performance, which closed out the annual, three-day Indio, CA music festival, and she planted a kiss on the Jewish rapper while performing her 2005 song, "Hung Up," Rolling...
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Listen up people! Literally — our favorite Jewish Canadian rap star has a new song out, and you can hear it right here.
It’s called “Draft Day,” and it features some familiar beats from Lauryn Hill’s “Doo-Wop (That Thing),” plus includes mentions of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, and, surprisingly (in a very pleasant way) Jennifer Lawrence.
November 12, 2013 | 11:13 am
If you have 10 minutes to spare, check out Drake’s short film/video “Worst Behavior.”
It’s packed with shots of Memphis, f-bombs, and cameos from Drake’s dad Dennis Graham, Juicy J, Project Pat, and a very entertaining white guy dressed up like Drizzy’s OVO owl.
Jewish highlight: “I imported mine/Bar mitzvah money like my last name Mordecai/F***you bitch I’m Mordecai/My mom probably hear that and be mortified.”
Yeah, that’s definitely possible.
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Drake’s new album “Nothing Was the Same” was released yesterday, as was the video for the single “Hold On We’re Going Home.”
While this short musical film does not feature the Jewish Canadian rapper undergoing a religious rite of passage, it does take place in the very Jewy locale of Miami, where a gun-toting Drake rescues his kidnapped girlfriend. Not exactly shul, but we’ll take it.
August 27, 2013 | 10:37 am
Drake’s smooth look doesn’t come cheap — especially if you’re the one dressing him.
According to papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the Canadian rapper owes former stylist Michael Raphael over $70,000 in fees and expenses, the New York Daily News reports.
August 7, 2013 | 9:22 am
His new album doesn’t come out until Sept. 17, but Drake has released another teaser in the form of a new track. It’s called “Hold On We’re Going Home,” and it has a more mellow, disco-ish feel than his usual raps.
It’s a big week for Drake, who also brought some major stars over to Toronto for the 4th annual OVO (October’s Very Own) Festival. The show included performances by Miguel, Lil Wayne and, best of all, Kanye West.
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Thanks to hip-hop superstar Drake’s latest music video, there are now far more eyes focusing on Temple Israel’s bimah than there are even during the High Holidays.
And even though the song’s lyrics are decidedly more profane than sacred, the Reform synagogue’s president said...
April 10, 2012 | 9:44 pm
Details of the latest Drake video, seen above (explicit version), from Bloggish:
Drake released his newest music video this week, titled “HYFR” (Hell Yeah F***ing Right). It features a lot of swearing, dancing women in minimal clothing and fellow rapper Lil’ Wayne.
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5. Aretha Franklin responding to the tribute she received from Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Florence Welch and Yolanda Adams. She looked good, like she is not going down but is beating the illness. Go Aretha!
4. The Underdogs Triumph. Esperanza Spalding wins...
December 23, 2010 | 4:45 pm
Our Annual (well, from now on) Top Jew of the Year list features Jews who embody the best in Jewish values. And you don’t have to be Jewish to win: see our “Honorary Jew of the Year.”
1) Jon Stewart
For his intellect, his sense of humor, his willingness to speak truth to power,...