The Super Bowl is behind us, but, as always, the ads remain a topic of conversation long after the game. Quite a few of them had a Jewish connection this year, starting with the most obvious one: Jerry Seinfeld
and Jason Alexander
, plus Wayne Knight
in a "Seinfeld" reunion advertising Seinfeld's web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."
was featured in two Super Bowl ads. One only had his music, with narration by Mandy Patinkin
Another had Dylan himself, shilling for Chrysler. If you want to know why this doesn't make him a "sell-out," read this great piece in The Daily Beast
Coca-cola's controversial "America the Beautiful" ad, in which the patriotic song is sung in several languages, features some men in kippahs.
It was also a great Super Bowl for good looking Jewish (or part-Jewish) men, with David Beckham
stripping down to his skivvies…
…and James Franco
Valentine's Day is only a week away, and Alison Brie
decided to help some people find true love, dramatically reading posts from the "Missed Connections" section with Jimmy Kimmel
while a Kenny G
impersonator playing the saxophone in the background.
In casting news, David Schwimmer
will star in the American version of the Israeli TV show "Irreversible," which, according to The Hollywood Reporter
, is about "an eccentric, self-absorbed couple and their trials and tribulations, many of which they bring on themselves."
On the more gossipy side of things, Page Six
says Bar Refaeli
is dating Kellan Lutz
of "Twilight" fame, who resembles Refaeli's famous ex Leonardo DiCaprio
more than a little bit. Guess she has a type.
Also this week on JPost.com:
Jason Biggs celebrates his dog's "Bark-Mitzvah."
was reportedly cast as Lex Luthor
in the next Superman movie.
joins an Israeli initiative to help Syrian women and children
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