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Dude, Where’s Shimon Peres, and Other Celebrity Kabbalah News

By Daniel Treiman

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The Jerusalem Post reports (following up on an article in Yediot Aharonot) that a bevy of celebrities is headed for Israel for Rosh Hashanah. They’re all stars smitten by the voodoo that Kabbalah Centre does so well: Madonna, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Donna Karan.

The Post’s best tidbit, however, is the following:

Kutcher, best known for his work on That ’70s Show and MTV reality program Punk’d, had an even more direct encounter with the Israeli government last October, meeting with Shimon Peres briefly in Berlin.

In town to promote his latest movie, the Dude, Where’s My Car? star put in a hasty request for a meeting with Peres after learning that he, too, was in the German capital on business.

At their meeting, Peres fielded questions from Kutcher about Israel’s security situation, with Kutcher ending the conversation with a pledge to visit Israel someday with his wife.

Dude, didn’t Peres have anything better to do?

UPDATE: Reader “Harry” helpfully notes that the Post got some key details about the Kutcher-Peres pow-wow wrong. (See his comment to this post.) It turns out that Peres was also meeting with Kevin Costner, who, having starred in “Field of Dreams” and “Dances With Wolves,” undeniably has gravitas. (The Forward’s earlier account of the Kutcher-Costner-Peres meeting is here.)



Comments
Harry Sat. Aug 25, 2007

The Post got it all wrong. Peres was in Berlin getting a prize for his peace efforts. Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher were also in Berlin promoting their movie The Guardian, not Dude Where's My Car which came out seven years ago. They were staying in hotels that were close to each other and Costner and Kutcher requested a meeting with him. End of story. The writer of the Post article would have found this information by a wonderful invention called the interweb.

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