Scarlett Johansson and Sodastream are involved in scandal after scandal – though some are real and some are manufactured. In the real department, Oxfam International dropped ScarJo as an ambassador. The organization doesn't admit as much in its statement, but in a display of utter stupidity, it seems to have caved to the BDS movement, since Sodastream, for which Johansson is shilling in a Super Bowl ad, has a factory near Maale Adumim. Of course, Sodastream employs Palestinian workers in that factory with better salaries and benefits than they would get working for a PA company, but Oxfam clearly won't let facts get in the way of its preconceived anti-Israel notions.
As for manufactured scandals, SodaStream's original version of its Super Bowl ad was banned by Fox, because it disparages Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Considering that the same thing happened to its ad last year, this was obviously an intentional publicity stunt. Anyway, here's the banned ad:
If you're worried about Super Bowl cheerleaders' modesty or just aren't a big fan of Bruno Mars
, check out the Kosher Halftime Show
on Sunday. Shlock Rock
will be performing on the alternative entertainment show organized by Jewish radio impresario Nachum Segal
. If you're not familiar with Shlock Rock's oeuvre, here's one of their hits.
was on "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, where it seems like every week they have a very Jewish sketch. This time, Hill played a Catskills comedian, who happens to be six years old. His turtle is named Shel Silverstein
, hilariously. Hill originated the character in his very first appearance on SNL.
Hill was just cast in yet another movie written by Seth Rogen
and Evan Goldberg
, together with their BFFs Michael Cera
, James Franco
and David Krumholtz
. The animated film
is called "Sausage Party," and it's about a sausage that falls out of a shopping cart. You get the feeling that Rogen and Goldberg thought of the name and then made up a story, don't you?
This video is not for the faint of heart. But if you're a "Curb Your Enthusiasm" fan, please proceed and watch this supercut of all of Larry David's
insults on the show.
If you're a fan of cooking shows, you should check out this write-up of the Israeli version of Master Chef and its diverse staff
, ranging from Israeli Arabs to haredim from the UK to a 67-year-old grandmother from Romania.
And don't forget to read this Jerusalem Post article about Natalie Portman's
partner and father of son Aleph
, choreographer and dancer Benjamin Milipied
, converting to Judaism
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