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Jerry Seinfeld's Festivus

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Jerry Seinfeld and family celebrated Festivus by putting up a Christmas tree with a “menorahment” on top.

It looks like predictions of a break up between Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy were on the money. Frankel has announced that she is divorcing her husband of two years.

Have you ever wanted to sit down for a one-on-one conversation with Israeli President Shimon Peres? Well, now you can.

Scarlett Johansson is on the cover of the February issue of ELLE UK. The ex-Mrs. Ryan Reynolds told the magazine that these days she never thinks about marriage.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin, his wife Gwyneth Paltrow and their kids Apple and Moses rocked out on stage with Jay-Z at the Barclays Center on New Year’s Eve.

Roseanne Barr failed in her bid to be president, but it looks like she is going to turn up on “Portlandia” as mayor of the show’s titular city.

“Les Miz” star Russell Crowe does not take issue with Adam Lambert’s recent harsh criticism of the movie’s cast and their singing ability. “I don’t disagree with Adam,” Crowe tweeted. “Sure, it could have been sweetened. [Director] Hooper wanted it raw and real, that’s how it was.”

Jon Stewart has been tapped to host the MusiCares tribute to Bruce Springsteen, to take place in L.A. two days before the Grammys. Springsteen is being recognized for his musical and philanthropic achievements.

Catch the new trailers for “Oz: The Great & Powerful,” starring James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz. The film opens March 8.

Amanda Bynes ended 2012 asking the public to respect her privacy. However, she began 2013 by sharing a bit too much of herself on Instagram.

Will Joseph Gordon-Levitt be jumping from DC Comics to Marvel? There is talk about “The Dark Knight Rises” actor possibly starring in a new “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.

Pro b-baller Tamir Goodman has launched a fundraiser to get 1,000 pairs of his “Sports Strings” tzitzit undergarments to IDF soldiers.


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