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Seth Rogen’s Nude Pics

Seth Rogen told David Letterman about his first nude photos…taken in the doctor’s office.

Bummer. Carly Rose Sonenclar came in second at the end of the second season of “The X Factor,” failing to win the $5 million prize. Nonetheless, the amazingly talented 13-year-old is number one in our books. Listen to her sing her final numbers in the competition and be amazed.

While celebs have been tweeting their demands for gun control following the Sandy Hook shootings, Judd Apatow has said he would not cut a joke about child murder from his new movie, “This Is 40.”

And speaking of Judd Apatow, he has revealed that he is now writing a play. He hasn’t said much about it other than that it is about the criminal-justice system and that he’s “excited to write something which has a social conscience.”

The Jewish Council for Education and Research shows off about how effective its star-studded (Sarah Silverman, Michelle Citrin, Samuel L. Jackson, Cher, Kathy Griffin et al) political videos were during the 2012 Election season.

James Franco has offered his take on why Lindsay Lohan can’t seem to clean up her act. He thinks the problem is she doesn’t take going to jail as a bad thing, because when she does, she probably gets book offers to write her jail memoirs.

Bar Refaeli tweeted she doesn’t have plans for New Year’s. Somehow, we don’t believe her.

The Gindi Tel Aviv Fashion Week has just concluded. The city has now had two fashion weeks less than two weeks apart. Why two separate ones? It seems the Israelis fashionistas can’t get along.

L.A.-based Israeli celebrity journalist Yanir Dekel reported that attending the taping of the 1000th episode of Chelsea Handler’s show was less than pleasant.

There is a campaign to bring The Boss to Israel. Bruce Springsteen will be touring in Europe in spring and summer 2013, so how hard would it be for him to hop on over to the Holy Land for a concert or two?

Among those winning Mench Awards (“Menschies”) for making Toronto a better place to live in 2012 are hip-hop artist Drake and writer Sheila Heti (Lena Dunham loves her writing!).

Lifelong sports fan Billy Crystal got to guest host on ESPN’s SportsCenter. But before letting him go on air, they made him practice his catchphrases.

Israeli gossip columnists are buzzing about a new power couple. Education Minister Gidon Sa’ar and Channel 1 anchor Geula Even (both recently divorced) are apparently an item.

Ah, that’s so sweet.Adam Levine says he will miss Christina Aguilera “busting his balls” after she leaves “The Voice.”

Estranged Jewish novelty singers Sean Altman (Jewmongous) and Rob Tannenbaum (Good for the Jews) say they will bury the hatchet and perform together this holiday season.

Catch a preview glimpse of Scarlett Johansson as Maggie the Cat in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The Broadway production opens January 17.

Join Jackie Hoffman’s family for Hanukkah dinner as part of the comedienne’s “A Chanukah Charol.” While we won’t give away the kicker – we’ll just say it’s what Tiny Tim would have said…had he been Jewish.

Lots of star sightings: Anne Hathaway and hubby Adam Shulman smiling at each other at JFK airport; Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker strolling in New York and their twin daughters looking just as fashionable as mommy; Jake Gyllenhaal appearing sweet, sexy and shirtless for his 32nd birthday; Drew Barrymore sampling her new wine line with Chelsea Handler; Rachel Zoe kissing her hubby under the mistletoe; Lea Michele and beau Cory Monteith enjoying a movie date; Judd Apatow writing on the wall; and Shiri Appleby announcing her pregnancy.

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