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Thursday's Shmooze Celebrity Roundup

We’re going to start off today’s roundup with all the Jewish sports news that’s fit to print:

First, on the basketball court: NBA basketball player Malcolm Thomas, who was being considered by the Miami Heat, opted to sign a 1-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv. Meanwhile, Israeli player Gal Mekel, who played two seasons for Wichita State back in 2006-2008, has been extended an invitation to a Utah Jazz training camp.

Over at the pool, Olympian champion Anthony Ervin has gotten creative and launched an Indiegogo campaign to support his bid to compete in the 2012 FINA World Cup Series. Another Olympic champion, Jason Lezak hosted a free swim clinic for youngsters in Colorado last weekend.

Finally, in baseball, the Brewers’ Ryan Braun is serving as the honorary chair at Aids Walk Wisconsin, which he will personally participate in this coming weekend in Milwaukee.

And in non-athletic news:

It seems like not a day goes by without word of what Lena Dunham is up to. The latest is that she looks smashing in British fashion magazine ASOS, and she has promised to introduce some racial diversity to “Girls.”

Sarah Jessica Parker, who is on the cover of the November issue of Elle, says she is done with playing Carrie Bradshaw-type characters.

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