Finally, there is some news this week about Lena Dunham that does *not * involve her $3.7 million book deal. This time, it’s using Twitter to endorse President Obama for re-election and promote marriage equality.
Speaking of the election, Sarah Silverman is one busy lady. We’ve barely gotten over her shtick in the “Let My People Vote” video, and now she’s appearing in two more anti-Republican ads — one from the folks at The Center for Reproductive Rights, and the other from her friends at the Jewish Council for Education and Research.
While everyone was talking about how Jay-Z caused a major commotion last week travelling by subway to his concert inaugurating Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, it seems that they overlooked the fact that he dedicated the new venue with the lighting of a menorah. Never mind Christmas in July — we’re talking Hanukkah in October.
And while we are on the subject of the Barclays Center… Babs is back in Brooklyn to perform two concerts. Barbra Streisand’s return to her hometown is making people nostalgic. Sure, you can look at photos, chronicling her career, but this footage from a 1981 documentary about Streisand’s Brooklyn beginnings is not to be missed.