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Chuck Norris's Bibi Endorsement

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Chuck Norris has officially endorsed Bibi Netanyahu. Like this will have any bearing on the outcome of Israel’s upcoming election.

Contemplating getting a tattoo? If a rose or Chinese character don’t really do it for you, you might want to consider one of these inked likenesses of Larry David.

West Wing actor Josh Malina had a very happy 47th birthday on Thursday. Hoping to raise $5,000 for Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger by promising to follow on Twitter anyone who donated $10 to the cause, he ended up raising $16,424 and counting. Hooray for microphilanthropy!

Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel moved out of the Tribeca apartment she shared with her soon-to-be ex-husband Jason Hoppy, and then went and drank tequila at Spago’s in L.A.

Looks like that spat between Lena Dunham and Howard Stern is a thing of the past. Dunham called in to the shock jock’s show and told him she accepted his apology and that those nasty weight-related comments. And just for good measure, she added, “I’m not that fat.”

Evan Rachel Wood and new hubby Jamie Bell are expecting their first child later this year.

Sarah Jessica Parker has been left on the cutting room floor of “Lovelace,” the new biopic about “Deep Throat” porn star Linda Lovelace. SJP had been called in to replace Demi Moore in the role of women’s lib icon Gloria Steinem.

Jesse Eisenberg does interviews, but doesn’t like to watch himself on film.

Bravo’s gay TV host Andy Cohen told GQ that Jenny McCarthy was the one woman he thought might be able to turn him into a heterosexual.

Chelsea Handler has been warned to lay off the negative quips about Today show’s Matt Lauer. But it seems that Al Roker, who let it be known that he pooped in his pants at the White House, is apparently fair game.

There’s lots of talk about Kim Kardashian’s sexy (but fully covered) photo shoot for Dubai’s Hia! women’s magazine. But did anyone notice that Donna Karan and Gwyneth Paltrow’s names also appear on the cover?

Jodie Foster’s sort-of coming out at the Golden Globes has gotten “The Talk” host Sara Gilbert to thinking about how she’s changed with the times in terms of how much she shares about her personal life.

Gossip king Perez Hilton thinks Dave Franco (his favorite Franco) is the next Ryan Gosling. Agree or disagree?

Larry Hagman’s two-bedroom L.A. penthouse is now on the market for $5.2 million. The late actor’s Ojai, California estate has been for sale for $6.5 million since before his death.

And today’s sightings: Lea Michele wearing a “Cory” necklace (that would be for her boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith); Elizabeth Banks wearing an exceedingly tight and blindingly yellow dress on the set of her new film; and a guy wearing his underwear and tzitzit, but no trousers, on the Jerusalem light rail in honor of the annual international No Pants Subway Event.


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