Jana Banin


Regina Spektor Welcomes Baby Boy

By Jana Banin

Regina Spektor Welcomes Baby Boy
(JTA) — Mazel tov to Regina Spektor on the birth of her son — on keeping the details and photo evidence away from the prying eyes of the media (although we have to admit we’re dying to see a shot of the munchkin).Read More


Muppets and Bar Refaeli Too Racy for Israeli TV

By Jana Banin

Muppets and Bar Refaeli Too Racy for Israeli TV
(JTA) — A risqué ad featuring Bar Refaeli in bed with a purple, mustachioed Muppet has been banned from running before 10 p.m. in the holy land, Walla!, Israel news website reports. Per a governmental council called The Second Authority for Television and Radio, the ad for local fashion brand Hoodies has “too many sexual insinuations” to be seen during prime time.Read More


Sorry Guys, No Amy Winehouse Hologram Tour

By Jana Banin

Sorry Guys, No Amy Winehouse Hologram Tour
(JTA) — If you thought rumors of a concert tour featuring a hologram version of the late Amy Winehouse seemed too good to be true — or perhaps creepy — you would be correct.Read More


Julianna Margulies Can Really Lay on The 'Jew Guilt'

By Jana Banin

Julianna Margulies Can Really Lay on The 'Jew Guilt'
What to do when a key player on your hit series has one foot out the door? Invoke your bubbe at her most manipulative. At least that’s the route “The Good Wife” star Julianna Margulies took when trying to convince co-star and friend Josh Charles to stay on the show, Entertainment Weekly reports.Read More


Sarah Silverman Donates Her Voice to Keshet

By Jana Banin

Sarah Silverman Donates Her Voice to Keshet
(JTA) — Attention all Bostonians looking for a good, old-fashioned, R-rated outgoing voicemail message: Sarah Silverman and Keshet, an organization that advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews, might be able to help. Attendees of the Keshet Cabaret on March 27 will have the opportunity to bid on a personal voicemail from the raunchy comedienne, The Boston Globe reports.Read More






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