by David Caspi
The attempts were among the latest efforts by a number of far-left and Arab groups to initiate international acts to boycott Israel, however Doherty kept her cool and respectfully answered the naysayers. “Judging others is simply wrong. No one knows another’s true situation. If it aint your business, stay out of it”, she later tweeted, “Try not judging and realizing that other cultures and the study of them, provides insight”.
Having appeared on “Little House in the prairie” and the movie “Heathers” opposite Winona Ryder and Christian Slater in the late 1980′s, Doherty became a household name in the early 1990′s, starring in the hit primetime drama “Beverly Hills 90210″ as Brenda Walsh. Over the years she has become a tabloid darling, infamously known for being one of Hollywood’s notorious provocateur bad girls. Later she went on the star in “Charmed” and hosted SyFy’s “Scare Tactics”.
This past year she launched her own reality TV show “Shannen Says” on WEtv, which followed Doherty planning her third marriage, to celebrity photographer Kurt Iswarienko. The two tied the knot last October in Malibu. It appears that Doherty might also have another destination in mind, as she jokingly teased the boycotters in a later tweet, saying “I’m also possibly going to Russia in a few weeks so prepare now for your angle on that trip”.
When the pint-sized star tells her mom Helen that she’d be moving in with her BFF Jenni “JWoww ” Farley, her mother asks, “Are you going to split the food bill down the middle?”
And of course, Snooki has a colorful reply.
“Is kosher the right word for Jenni?”
Snooki’s mom replies, “I do know that’s the food that Jewish people eat.” They then say in unison with a laugh, “Jenni’s not Jewish.”
The mommy-to-be then elaborates by saying, “I think kosher food is like organic, healthy food. But Jewish people eat organic food too, so I feel like it’s all the same.”
Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and current player Amar’e Stoudemire are both talented basketball players, but they also have a less well-known skill — they speak Hebrew.
Amar’e visited Israel in 2010, where he spoke about his Jewish roots including Shabbat and Passover, showed his Star of David tattoo and spoke about himself, in Hebrew. He also appeared on Shalom Sesame.
A few days later Shaq showed that he too could speak Hebrew, saying shalom to Amar’e. He also showed off his Ivrit skills to Daily Show host Jon Stewart.
Story via Times of Israel
by Canadian Ginger ( AKA D’Vora Charness)
I promise to post a video by the end of the week to really introduce myself! But for now I have a fun story of the moment… I went to go pick up my cousin from Montreal at the airport. Anyways, as I am walking into the airport, I bash into this really tall dark man, I look up (as I was obviously not looking at where I was going!) and said “Slicha” (Sorry) and continued walking. Then it hit me, I had literally just bumped into the most popular Israeli singer in Israel, Dudu Aharon!! I immediately started hyperventilating, because as a crazed fan that is just what one does, and called one of my best friends to tell her my good news and how I will never wash my shirt again. As we were talking about it we both realized something funny. In any other country when any famous person is around, paparazzi and a team of bodyguards usually follows him, yet Dudu Aharon wasn’t surrounded by more then five people! If I had accidentally bumped into Justin Bieber lets say, I am pretty sure I would have been tackled by bodyguards and carried out of the airport. So funny how celebrities just blend in to everyday life in this country, often going unnoticed! Now I feel kinda dumb I didn’t get a picture with him!
This is the fourth time Van Damme is visiting Israel. This time he’s there for personal reasons, visiting the holy sites in Jerusalem and clubbing in Tel Aviv. During the weekend he was already spotted pumping muscles at a local gym in Tel Aviv, then he was seen in a café on Ben Yehuda street (which is where the photos were taken, by photographer Nir Pekin of the Israeli Walla website), and finally he was clubbing at the most hipster dance bar in town “The Cat and the Dog,” where he met actor Stephen Dorff, who’s currently in the country filming a new movie, and was there with some Israeli friends.
An Israeli report says that Dorff came to say ‘hi’ to Van Damme, but the muscles from Brussels didn’t have a clue who he was, and gave his bodyguards an instruction to forbid Dorff to come near him. Awkward!
Have fun, Jean Claude! (looks like you already are!)