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Michael Jackson, The Victim

How did Michael Jackson go from being a proud black man to, well, becoming a “white lady”? Whether it’s you or your kids who are wondering, the Anti-Racist Parent blog has a piece called “Explaining Michael Jackson.” In “Michael Jackson was a genius and his genius was black”, Nesha Z. Haniff compares how Michael was… Continue reading Michael Jackson, The Victim

celebrities · culture/multiculturalism · music · race/racism

A Bro Mitzvah? Que es eso?

Bobb’e J. Thompson, the scene-stealing, hilarious little guy in the film “Role Models,” wants a “Bro Mitzvah” for his thirteenth birthday. No, he’s not Jewish.  A friend sent me this clip with a note “I didn’t find it funny and I have a big sense of humor.” I certainly smiled while watching it but Bobb’e… Continue reading A Bro Mitzvah? Que es eso?

celebrities · Hispanics/Latinos · Junot Diaz · news

Ode to Manny Ramirez

Dominicans are more than baseball players, I wrote on Twitter. But all the news articles that mentioned Dominicans, which Google Alerts kindly scoured the Internet for and compiled for me, seemed to say something different. The latest articles all focused on Manny Ramirez and how he recently confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during some of… Continue reading Ode to Manny Ramirez

celebrities · culture/multiculturalism · Israel · news · parenting

Whatever happened…

to Mayim Bialik? Remember her starring on that ’80s show, Blossom? Well, in case you missed my Tweet about it, read this Jewcy.com article on how Mayim feels about acting, motherhood and being an observant Jew: “From Blossom to Brachot”.

celebrities · television

17 Again?

I have a confession: I have watched almost every Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movie ever created. And no, I’m not going to apologize for it. Most of the films ranged from bad to awful, especially since I was in my early 20s when I was watching them and I wasn’t exactly the right audience for… Continue reading 17 Again?

celebrities · Hispanics/Latinos

West Side Story Revisted

West Side Story’s on Broadway and Vanity Fair has done a photo spread for the classic film by recasting the parts with some fresh blood. So Jennifer Lopez as Rita? Camilla Belle as Maria? Sexy Rodrigo Santoro as Bernardo and hotties Robert Pattinson, Chris Evans and Jay Hernandez round out the mix.

celebrities · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

Lindsay Lohan Joins the Tribe

Okay, obviously no one remembers when months ago I mentioned Lindsay Lohan was interested in converting to Judaism. Now, Haaretz is supposedly taking it a little more seriously, considering their piece “Lindsay Lohan said converting to Judaism for DJ girlfriend”. I wonder if now when I tell people I converted to Judaism, they’ll say “Oh,… Continue reading Lindsay Lohan Joins the Tribe

celebrities · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · news · rabbi

Same Rabbi

Ivanka Trump and I share the same conversion rabbi. What does it all mean? These and other things I spotted on Page 6.

celebrities · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · news

Don’t forget to vote tomorrow!

Yes, it’s yet another friendly reminder from Natalie and Rashida on a hot topic: http://player.ordienetworks.com/flash/fodplayer.swf See more Natalie Portman videos at Funny or Die

celebrities · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · news

Economic solutions

This sad economy did get me laid off before the rumble on Wall Street even hit the media. But honestly, I don’t have much to say about the whole debacle. Jewish actresses Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones do have words of wisdom to share over the current economic crisis. http://player.ordienetworks.com/flash/fodplayer.swf See more Natalie Portman videos… Continue reading Economic solutions