The J-List

A Popular Culture Blog

Weiner - Abedin nuptials: the headline says it all

What does the Jewish religious community think of Rep. Anthony Weiner's marriage to longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin?

Weiner, after all, is one of the most outspoken defenders of Jewish causes on Capitol Hill, while Abedin is a Muslim who grew up in Saudi Arabia. The two were married on Saturday by former President Bill Clinton.

How, exactly, Clinton was able to perform the ceremony remains unclear. A mail-order ordination, perhaps?

Jerry Seinfeld calls Lady Gaga "a jerk," Sarah Silverman & Scarlett Johannson: healthy lunches, Gwyneth Paltrow eats fried food

-Following fellow Jewish actress Scarlett Johannson, comedienne Sarah Silverman is standing up for a national plan for healthy school lunches at public schools: the Healthy School Meals Act of 2010

-Not all celebrities stick to a lettuce and celery diet -- Jewish actress Gwyneth Paltrow enjoys cooking with a deep fryer

Rocker Devendra Banhart cancels Tel Aviv concert

Yet another musician -- American indie rocker Devendra Banhart -- canceled his Wednesday/Thursday Tel Aviv concerts, joining the barrage of artists still angry about the Flotilla incident.

Bob Dylan fan-site bans Israelis, Brad Pitt to shave beard and Jamie-Lynn Sigler's new man

-Unofficial Bob Dylan Web site decides to ban Israelis from logging on

-Soon, Brad Pitt will no longer resemble a Chabad rabbi -- as he plans for his monumental shave

Sandra Bullock & Scarlett Johansson share a kiss, and other Jewish celeb round-ups

 -Sandra Bullock shares a kiss with Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night -- attempting to recreate the moment that won her "Best Kiss" with Johansson's husband and Bullock's "Proposal" co-star Ryan Reynolds.

Emanuelle Chriqui shares her #ish

Jewish actress Emanuelle Chriqui -- star of HBO's "Entourage" -- makes her contribution to America's Jewish federations by sharing her #ish, the national campaign to spark conversation about Jewish identity and culture. Hat-tip to a Jewlicious tweet.

Pixies cancel Tel Aviv performance, Elton John still to come

 -The US alternative rock band "Pixies" decided to cancel their June 9 Tel Aviv performance, allegedly in response to the Flotilla incident

Rihanna enjoys Israel...a bit too much?

R&B pop-artist Rihanna, 22, told the AP she was enjoying Israel during her tours of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem that began this week.

Celebrity Round-Up: Jake Gyllenhaal, Bar Refaeli, Jesse James, Joan Rivers and more

-Jewish heartthrob Jake Gyllenhaal, 29, tells MTV Canada that his body IS “Sex and the City,” in an effort to get moviegoers to see his new film, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”

Sandy Koufax headlines White House "Jewish Heritage Month" event

Sandy Koufax at the White House? Talk about Jewish royalty.

The Obama White House is holding the first – ever reception honoring Jewish Heritage Month tonight, and the unreleased guest list suggests something new in presidential Jewish outreach. There's an interesting cross section of Jewish athletes, columnists, writers, scholars and social innovators – but a noticeable lack of big-name Jewish organization pooh-bahs.

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