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  • Beastie Boys settle lawsuit with GoldieBlox over song parody

    March 19, 2014 | 1:47 pm

    Yet another reason to love the Beastie Boys: Those guys know how to settle a lawsuit.

    The band settled for an undisclosed amount with GoldieBlox over the toy company’s video ad that featured a parody of their hit song “Girls.” ”That settlement includes (a) the issuance of an...

  • Rolling Stone cover featuring accused Boston bomber draws outrage

    July 17, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    Boston officials reacted with outrage Wednesday to an upcoming cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine featuring an image of accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that was described by Mayor Thomas Menino as "a disgrace."

    While the magazine defended its decision, drugstore chain...

  • What Judd Apatow thinks of the Jewish Journal

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 9, 2013 | 8:27 am

    “It’s an honor to be insulted by you,” I told Judd Apatow during an interview about his new comedy-drama, “This is 40,” about the midlife angst suffered by record label owner Pete (Paul Rudd) and his wife, Debbie (Leslie Mann). 

    “Yes, exactly!” Apatow replied.

    I’d interviewed...

  • ‘The Dictator’ reviews are in, and the verdict is…

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 17, 2012 | 10:04 am

    The reviews are in for Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator,” ladies and gentlemen, and while there are pans and mixed notices, a number of the some 20 top critics I perused had good things to say about Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest spoof—mostly praising his social satire or crass...

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  • Rape, Abortion & Justin Bieber – Shame on you Rolling Stone

    By Ilana Angel

    February 16, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    I have been in love with Justin Bieber for a week.  I listen to his music, went to see his movie, and have decided he is a great role model, and his mother is a hero for raising him to be a good kid, with a good work ethic, and a connection to his faith.  After my week long...

  • Remembering Woodstock: Max Said Yes!

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 13, 2009 | 4:59 pm

    When Jewish dairy farmer Max Yasgur died in 1973, he became one of few non-musicians to receive a full-page obituary in Rolling Stone magazine. That’s because Yasgur said “yes” to organizers of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair 40 years ago this week, allowing half a million...

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