What is it with the name confusion this week?
Hot on the heels of John Travolta’s Oscars-night blunder, when he referred to Broadway star Idina Menzel as Adela Dazeem (next Disney princess, anyone?), we now have an Orthodox newspaper confusing actor Luis Guzman with Mexican cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
The Lakewood Shopper correctly reported the notorious drug lord’s capture by Mexican authorities, but used a picture of Luis Guzman, famous for roles in “Carlito’s Way” and “How to Make It In America,” as a mug shot, Elite Daily reported).
The error was pointed out by Malei Rikud on Twitter.
The actor, who lives in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, gamely replied to the tweet. Needless to say, he was less than pleased to be compared to a man who’s allegedly responsible for countless murders and the laundering of billions of dollars.
@MaleiRikud watch your backs motha fuckas— Luis Guzman (@IamLuisGuzman) March 5, 2014
While Travolta later apologized for “Travolta-fying” Menzel’s name, it seems the Lakewood Shopper has yet to do so.
Lakewood Shopper you owe me a fuckin apology!!! Wtf— Luis Guzman (@IamLuisGuzman) March 6, 2014
(JTA) — Today in handsome Jews acting badly, actor Andrew Garfield has reportedly let down a 5-year-old cancer survivor.
The “Spider-Man” star was supposed to take the stage at the Academy Awards on Sunday and introduce Miles “Batkid” Scott as “the world’s next superhero,” according to Mashable. In November the city of San Francisco, with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and nearly 12,000 volunteers, morphed into Gotham City, where Miles played Batkid in front of a cheering crowd.
This time Make-A-Wish collaborated with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to get Miles an Oscar. Garfield and Miles rehearsed the segment on Saturday, but the actor was a no-show the next day at the actual ceremony and the bit was ultimately cancelled.
“I don’t know if they ran out of time, of if there was something about the segment they didn’t like,” Miles’ mom Natalie told the International Business Times. “It got pulled so quickly that we didn’t have a lot of insight into what was going on.”
The family was treated to a trip to Disneyland instead.
Fantasies do come true — if you’re Lena Dunham.
The “Girls” creator will reportedly be writing a story four-issue for “Archie,” the iconic comic featuring everyone’s favorite carrot-top. Dunham has previously spoken of her love for the comic and her desire to be involved in its production.
From the New York Times:
Sometimes, opportunities will present themselves. That was the case when, in November, Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO series “Girls,” expressed her love of Archie during a conversation with the filmmaker J. J. Abrams and the novelist Doug Dorst at Symphony Space in New York. Ms. Dunham said she owned the first Archie comic and remarked, “You really haven’t lived till you’ve been to an Archie convention.”
The information went from stage, to audience, to text (a friend sent the line to Mr. Goldwater’s son), to Archie’s publisher, to its new chief creative director, who is friends with Ms. Dunham. “As his first initiative, Roberto really brought together the whole Lena project,” Mr. Goldwater said.
“I was an avid Archie collector as a child — conventions, first editions that I kept in plastic sleeves, the whole shebang,” Dunham said in a statement. “It has so much cultural significance but also so much personal significance, and to get to play with these beloved characters is a wild creative opportunity.”
Though the comic isn’t set for release until the spring of 2015, the promotional art released by Archie Comics looks ominously like the original Season 1 poster for “Girls.” Maybe it’s time to bring out the R (rated) in Riverdale.
Photo credit: Archie Comics/Dan Parent.
I was once of the mind that there is no such thing as a bad “Friends” mashup. I was wrong.
Behold “Reich Friends”, a spoof of the much-loved sitcom brought you by Spanish-language comedy collective Marca Blanca. Using historic footage of Adolf Hitler and his besties, Himmler, Goebbels, Göring and Eva Braun, the group recreates the opening credits, complete with “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts (you probably know it as “The Friends Theme Song.”)
Hitler’s Bavarian retreat, The Eagle’s Nest is the new Central Perk. In the wise words of Chandler Bing: Could this BE any more offensive?
[h/t A/V Club]
Mazel tov, ScarJo!
Scarlett Johansson, the Jewish actress and SodaStream spokeswoman, is pregnant with her first child with fiancee Romain Dauriac, a source confirmed to E! News.
The pair were spotted at the 39th Cesar Film Awards 2014 in Paris on Friday (no baby bump yet!)
Johansson went public about her relationship with the French journalist in November 2012. The couple announced their engagement in September.
ScarJo was previously linked to actor Ryan Reynolds. The two divorced in 2011 after three years of marriage. In December, she spoke to the Daily Mail of her wish to start a family:
“I would like to have my own family, that would be nice,” she said. “They say it’s never the right time and I am sure that’s true, but I think you have to plan it like anything else.”
And now, the question on everyone’s mind: Will Dauriac follow the lead of fellow French-hubby Benjamin Millepied?
“It’s hard to imagine that we sold out The Armory!” beamed Claudia Gould Director of the Jewish Museum at its February 26 Purim Ball which raised a record $2.5 million.
More than 1,000 festive donors dined on a fabulous meal beneath a ceiling installation of 3,000 T-shirts with such imprints as: “I Love Esther” and “Got Spiel?”
Honoree Anshu Jain, co-chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank, was introduced by BlackRock, Inc. president Robert Kapito, who said, “Queen Esther was a Jewish queen over what was part of modern day India… and Ahasuerus reigned from Hodu to Kush which is the Biblical word for India.” Jain affirmed his familiarity with the Jewish community noting that Indian tradition also hones to “twin views of praise and guilt.”
Claudia Gould and Jessica Williams// Photo by Karen Leon.
Purimspieler Jessica Williams, a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with John Stewart,” greeted the guests with: “Hey everybody! Hope you are ready for this, ‘cause it’s about to go down tonight…. There’ll be a lot of Twitter and Facebook and Instagram…. To all the older people — good luck!”
Delivered in Rap and Twitterese, Ahasuerus is King Aha-Tsurus, “the biggest rapper in the U.S., whose crew is De Persian Statesmen who won a lot of Grammys and hangs out with Warren Buffet. King lives with wife “Vashti Knowles” aka “Queen V [Beyonce], so popular she sang at President Obama’s” Inauguration. Theirs is a “life of fame, glamour and of course — anti-Semitism…. Aha-Tsurus has a beef with a Jewish gang, The Jew Tang Clan — a gang not to be messed with… It was rumored that the Jew Tang Clan killed [two major rappers] so he vowed to make the Jew Tang Clan his sworn enemies…. Aha-Tsurus was famous for anti-Semitic lyrics like, ‘What you not a fan, got murdered like the Jew Tang Clan…homey lookin’ real skittish, whatsa matter with you at least you don’t speak Yiddish.”
Photo by Karen Leon.
According to Williams’ hip-hop spiel “Aha-Tsurus held a party with a lot of twerking strippers — ‘who don’t count as humans’— and tweets Vashti to get her “booty butt’” over to his 50-50 Club. No! He divorces her. The king needs a new “Boo” and orders his crew “’Go find me the flyest girl but she can’t be Jewish or from the Jew Tang Clan.” Mordechai, aka Mordy, appears as rapper and a former Jew Tang Clan alum. As for his adoptee Esther, Williams informs: “She has the advantage of being racially androgynous, not unlike [Grammy–winning] Bruno Mars.”
King falls for yoga-loving Esther. Another rapper — Haman West — a member of the Persian Statesmen and “a lot like Kanye West, hates and attacks Mordy. Esther “comes out of the Jewish closet” to save Mordy, the members of the Jew Tang Clan and herself. Haman gets exiled to his wife’s Kardashian-like reality show. King is no longer anti-Semitic, makes amends “with the Jew Tang Clan and others like “Jew Live Crew” and “The Old Money Boys.”
Williams concluded: “Esther is totally bummed she could not make it [here tonight] and ”she tweeted me to tell you that tonight celebrate goofy Jewish Halloween in her honor.”
Then came the after party and every guest left with a fun white T-shirt with the imprint “Body by Hamentaschen.”
If your name is actually Adela Dazeem, you may be getting a lot of unwanted tweets today.
The Twitterverse exploded during last night’s Oscar ceremony, when a confused John Travolta mispronounced singer Idina Menzel’s name, accidentally referring to her as Adela Dazeem.
Menzel got a standing ovation for her performance of the Academy Award-winning song “Let It Go” from this year’s Disney sensation, “Frozen.”
But the damage was done. 0.02 seconds later, a meme was born. A Twitter account has already been set up for @AdelaDazeem. As of today, it has 13, 500 followers.
THANK YOU, JORN TROMOLTO!— Adela Dazeem (@AdelaDazeem) March 3, 2014
And yes, good ol’ Buzzfeed has a list called “If John Travolta Had To Pronounce Everyone’s Name At The Oscars.” Highlights include Jart Liters (Jared Leto), Lunesta Knee-Congo (Lupita Nyong’o), Janet Loorenstein (Jennifer Lawrence), and Leonart DiCamry (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Funnily enough, this photo was snapped backstage as John was studying his script.
Come on, say it with me John, I-DI-NA MEN-ZEL.
Mazel tov to Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher!
Rumors of the couple’s engagement went haywire on Thursday night after Kunis was spotted with a rather large rock on her finger.
An unnamed source finally confirmed the news to Us Weekly. “She is crazy about him!” the source added.
The couple, who met on the set of “That 70s Show” in 1998 (Kutcher was Kunis’ first on-set kiss), have been dating since 2011, shortly after Kutcher, 36, split with actress Demi Moore. Kunis, 30, was the longtime girlfriend of Macauley Caulkin.
While Kutcher himself isn’t Jewish (Kunis is a Ukrainian Jew), he is a known kaballah enthusiast. The couple recently attended the funeral of Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Center, in Safed.
May their future be filled with dates as cute as the one Kunis described in a recent Cosmopolitan interview: ” We have a thing called white T-shirt night and it’s when you wear jeans and a white T-shirt and you go on a date. Nothing fancy, it’s just something that you love to do… whether that’s bowling or dinner or going to a cheese shop.”
The Oscars are only two days away, and if you’re anything like us, you’re rooting for an “American Hustle” win in Costume Design.
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Australian costume designer Michael Wilkinson (whose credits include “Man of Steel,” “300,” “Watchmen,” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 & 2” ), and come Sunday night, he’ll face fierce competition from the likes of “The Great Gatsby” and “12 Years A Slave.”
Much has been written about the film’s knockout 70s wardrobe (and the hair, the hair), but it seems Wilkinson deserves an Oscar just for getting through the shoot.
According to Racked, there was more than one mishap to maneuver around. David O. Russell’s spontaneity on the set, often required Wilkinson to think on his feet. Racked reports that Wilkinson had 40 different outfit changes for Amy Adams and Christian Bale alone.
When it came to Bale, who plays Jewish scam artist Irving Rosenfeld, Wilkinson had a whole other set of problems. During a shoot for a wedding portrait of Bale and Jennifer Lawrence’s characters that was to be featured in their bedroom, Wilkinson realized he had completely forgotten to pack a yarmulke.
“The yarmulke was key for the wedding portrait so I ran to the bathroom, cut up some paper towels and worked with bobby pins,” he told Racked. “It always makes sense to make friends with the hair department.”
“American Hustle,” a comedy/drama based loosely on the ABSCAM FBI sting operation, is nominated for10 Academy Awards.
(JTA) — Mazel tov to Jason Biggs and his wife Jenny Mollen on the birth–and apparent circumcision–of their son Sid. On Tuesday Mollen posted shots to Instagram that seem to have been taken on or around the time of their newborn’s bris. “Today was not a good day to be Sid’s penis,” read one caption that bore the hash tags #babybiggs and #circumcision, while another shot showed Biggs and Mollen wrapped in a talit.
The news probably seems entirely unsurprising. This is Larry Bloom we’re talking about, after all–of course his kid would get snipped. But allow us to remind you that although Biggs has brought many a Jewey character to life, he is actually Roman Catholic. (Shocks every time–we know.)
While Mollen’s faith is currently unconfirmed, we’re banking on the fact that she’s a tribe member–especially since this isn’t the first Jewish rite of passage she’s shared on social media. In January Mollen posted shots of the couple’s dog Teet’s “bark mitzvah.” It’s all there on Instagram, but the Daily Mail summed it up quite nicely, so sit back and enjoy shots of yarmulke-clad pooch lighting a candle and munching on challah, plus fun puns like “Fur goodness sake!”
“Son of God” is the latest in a series of New Testament movies inspired by the life and death of Jesus Christ. But for once, Jewish leaders are positive about the film’s portrayal of Jews.
Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League told the Wrap that he hopes “Son of God” will be “the antidote to the poison that ‘Passion of the Christ’ became.”
“It’s almost a disservice to ‘Son of God’ to compare the two,” he said.
It’s been ten years (can you believe it?) since Mel Gibson’s Jesus epic opened in theaters. The movie was, and has since been criticized by Foxman and others for its negative and stereotypical portrayal of Jews. “Son of God,” on the other hand, is a big-screen-adapted version of the popular History channel miniseries “The Bible.”
“Gibson bloodied the Jews by portraying them as such villains,” said Foxman. But as the Wrap points out, Foxman doesn’t have the same attitude towards all depictions of the crucifixion.
“The story of the crucifixion and the way it has been used through the centuries has never been good for the Jews,” he said. “Having said that, ‘Son of God’ is the most sensitive, caring depiction of the story of Jesus that I have ever seen. The producers have done everything possible to put the events into historical, political and psychological context.”
According to Foxman, the ADL was met with “Son of God” creators Mark Burney and Roma Downey during the production process. The ADL is even sponsoring a dinner honoring the two on May 8.
But not everyone is as positive as Foxman. In his review of “Son of God” for the New York Post, Kyle Smith was not so enthusiastic about the film’s depiction of Jewish characters (or the movie in general).
Meanwhile, evil Jewish elders lurk in Jerusalem, fretting that Jesus’ antics will cause the Romans to cancel Passover. (As in many movies of this kind, the bad Jews look a lot more stereotypically Jewish than the good Jews.) The editing structure is: miracle, scheming villains, miracle, scheming villains. Though his followers call him “Rabbi,” Jesus here is more entertainer than teacher. Who wouldn’t follow a guy so agreeable, so ready to fix your troubles? “Son of God” is like one of those Good News Bibles that avoids words of more than two syllables.
“Son of God” opens nationwide on Friday. Watch the trailer here:
Seth Rogen took a trip down to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing titled “The Rising Cost of Alzheimer’s in America.” The actor spoke about how the disease has impacted his own family. (WATCH the livestream here.)
The actor and director is a celebrity spokesman and fundraiser for the National Alzheimer’s Association, a role he took on after his mother-in-law was diagnosed in her 50s.
Rogen began his speech admitting his ignorance about the disease: “My impression of Alzheimer’s was probably what I assume most people’s impression is,” he said. “I thought it was something only like really, really old people got, and I thought the way the disease primarily showed itself was in the form of forgotten keys, wearing mismatched shoes and being asked the same question over and over.”
“After forgetting who she and her loved ones were, my mother-in-law, a teacher for 35 years, then forgot how to speak, feed herself, dress herself and go to the bathroom herself,” he continued. “All by the age of 60.”
Rogen ended the speech on a strong note, calling on the government to do more for those suffering from the debilitating disease. “Americans whisper the word ‘Alzheimer’s’ because their government whispers the word ‘Alzheimer’s,’” he said. “It needs to be yelled and screamed to the point that it finally gets the attention and the funding that it deserves and needs.”
Unfortunately for Rogen, there were very little people present to hear his rallying cry — only a handful of senators were present at the hearing.
Disappointed at the lack of interest for the cause, the actor didn’t pull any punches.
All those empty seats are senators who are not prioritizing Alzheimer's. Unless more noise is made, it won't change. pic.twitter.com/xDW6tlMHmH— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) February 26, 2014
Not sure why only two senators were at the hearing. Very symbolic of how the Government views Alzheimer's. Seems to be a low priority.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) February 26, 2014
And our personal favorite:
.@SenatorKirk pleasure meeting you. Why did you leave before my speech? Just curious.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) February 26, 2014
With Jana Banin, JTA.
Mark your calendars for March 8th!
Variety reports that Lena Dunham will be hosting Saturday Night Live. The writer and creator of “Girls” will appear alongside musical guests The National, also making their debut on the iconic show. (FYI: as Jewcy points out, Aaron Dessner once studied Jewish history at Columbia.)
The band’s most recent album, “Trouble Will Find Me,” was nominated for a Grammy this year and their documentary “Mistaken For Strangers” hits theaters in late March.
Can one squeal via Twitter? Because Lena Dunham just did.
Thank you for the SNL love. Dream come true. Can't wait to debut my character “girl who googled serial killers all night & has lots to say”!— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 25, 2014
Jimmy Fallon hosted his first lip sync battle on “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday. If you haven’t seen it, drop everything.
Paul Rudd, Jewish Mr. Nice Guy extraordinaire, gives us a glimpse of his true gift: not acting, but lip syncing — performing Tina Turner’s “Better Be Good To Me,” and Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now.” It’s a beautiful sight.
RIP Egon Spengler.
Jewish actor, writer and director Harold Ramis, known for “Ghostbusters,” and “Stripes,” and “Groundhog Day,”has died. He was 69 years old. News of his death rattled Hollywood, with many colleagues, friends and admirers taking to Twitter to share their shock and grief, and pay tribute to his work.
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer/performer and teacher Harold Ramis.— Dan Aykroyd (@dan_aykroyd) February 24, 2014
May he now get the answers he was always seeking.— Dan Aykroyd (@dan_aykroyd) February 24, 2014
Sad to hear my friend Harold Ramis passed away. A brilliant, funny, actor and director. A wonderful husband and dad. Big loss to us all. bc— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) February 24, 2014
Devastated about Harold Ramis…Groundhog Day is my favorite movie of all time. He made people happy and influenced so many, including me.— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) February 24, 2014
Why all the good ones? Harold Ramis will be missed. Gonna curl up and watch Stripes tonight.— Alex Borstein (@AlexBorstein) February 24, 2014
If you're my age and got into comedy, Harold Ramis was one of the reasons. Life is fast and over too soon.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 24, 2014
Stunned and saddened to hear of the death of Harold Ramis. A comedy hero…— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) February 24, 2014
No no not Harold Ramis. Worked for him years ago. He was the real deal. Growing up, his work changed my life. He will be missed.— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 24, 2014
Oh no, Harold Ramis died. One of my filmmaking heroes. Caddyshack , Stripes, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day… So sad.— Eli Roth (@eliroth) February 24, 2014
(JTA) — Lena Dunham was trolling the Internet when she stumbled upon a shot of her boyfriend with his ex-girlfriend.
Relatable, right? Well, yeah, except for that her boyfriend, Jewish rock guitarist Jack Antonoff, used to date Scarlett Johansson.
It seems Dunham was perusing a little obsession of hers, a Tumblr blog called “Old Loves,” when she came across a photo of her beau (a Solomon Schechter alumnus) with the Sexiest Woman Alive and SodaStream spokesperson.
“The craziest thing that ever happen to me, was like, Old Loves is my passion, I check it, like, once a week. It’s how I kick back on a Friday night is to see what Old Loves has done,” “Girls” creator told Grantland Channel, according to The Daily Mail. “I saw my boyfriend and his girlfriend from high school. Scarlett Johansson.”
The two, it turns out, were together for a year when they were both 17 and attending the Professional Children’s School in New York City.
“She’s beautiful, he’s beautiful, but it was just so surreal to be looking through this blog that gives me so much pleasure and then there’s my boyfriend,” Dunham said. “And I was like, “My mind is going to explode.”
Good thing she’s not the jealous type, but even if she were, Dunham has nothing to worry about. Johansson is engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac.
When news leaked that actor Andrew Garfield had been chosen to take on the role of Spider-Man, Jewish media responded with headlines like “‘Spider-Man’ is Jewish!”
But for some reason, Joel Kinnaman, AKA the new “RoboCop,” hasn’t enjoyed the same kind of exposure. Released last weekend, the reboot of the 1987 action classic made $25 million in its first 3 days.
Yanir Dekel sat down with the Swedish born actor a few days before “RoboCop“‘s release to talk about his role, his Jewish identity and his unique life story that spans America and Europe.
“When I’m in Sweden I feel like I have something that is not Swedish,” Kinnaman admitted. “And when I’m here I feel I have something that’s not American. I’d say I feel still more Swedish then American because I grew up there, but at the same time when I grew up I went to a public school that had English speaking classes, and when we played football in the breaks it was us against the Swedes.”
Joel’s father, Steve Kinnaman, is an American who left the United States in the 1950s. He immigrated to Sweden, where he met Joel’s mom, who is Jewish.
“The Jewish community in Sweden is an old community,” Joel says. “My family came from Ukraine in 1850. They’re very integrated, so it’s a silent presence. “
As for anti-Semitism? “We have a fascist party in our government, they’re very anti-Muslim, I don’t think that the Jewish community is affected by that. They wanna kick out all the immigrants. That is something that we’re dealing with in Sweden right now.”
Check out the full one-on-one interview below:
Photo credit: Getty Images.
(JTA) — James Franco has added yet another couple of lines to his epic resume. It seems the film actor, soap opera star, professor, muralist, and selfie-master is now also a New York Times contributer and defender of erratic celebrities—in this case actor Shia LeBeouf.
In an OP-ED piece titled “Why Actors Act Out,” Franco analyzes LeBeouf’s recent antics, which include alleged plagiarism, plagiarized apologies for the alleged plagiarism, a skywritten apology for the alleged plagiarism, wearing a bag over his head at a movie premiere, and wearing a bag over his head and staring at people at an art show (also possible plagiarism).
Is LeBeouf nuts? Maybe. But one thing’s for sure, per Franco: The guy is artsy.
“…I know that this idea has pretentious or just plain ridiculous overtones — that his actions are intended as a piece of performance art, one in which a young man in a very public profession tries to reclaim his public persona,” Franco says, before going on to list other examples of actors who fought back against the industry’s control over their images. Like Marlon Brando, Joaquin Pheonix, and of course, James Franco.
“At times I have felt the need to dissociate myself from my work and public image,” he writes. “In 2009, when I joined the soap opera “General Hospital” at the same time as I was working on films that would receive Oscar nominations and other critical acclaim, my decision was in part an effort to jar expectations of what a film actor does and to undermine the tacit — or not so tacit — hierarchy of entertainment.”
To Franco’s credit, the “General Hospital” stint was a pretty awesome way to stand up to the hierarchy of entertainment. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if LaBeouf pops up on mid-day TV sometime soon, too. Franco would surely be flattered. As he said himself, “I think Mr. LaBeouf’s project, if it is a project, is a worthy one.”
Photo credit: Getty Images.
The long-awaited “South Park” game has a little surprise for members of the tribe: you can play one.
A video preview of the game’s opening sequence, released on Friday, outlines the basic storyline. You, the player, are a new kid in the quiet little mountain town of South Park, Colorado. Your first quest? Make friends. To do that, you need to join the local kids in a Live Role Playing Game (LARP) (As Times of Israel points out, LARPing basically means engaging in a village-wide game of Renaissance Fair, costumes, characters and all.)
Once your first friend leads you (the player) to the main game headquarters, you are greeted by Cartman the Wizard — really just Cartman in a turquoise Dumbledore hat — who acts as a guide and explains the rules.
The mission is to find and control the mythical “Stick of Truth.” Each player must choose a character class to belong to: mage, fighter, thief or… Jew.
In the promotional video, the player chooses “Jew”. His costume? A tallit and yarmulke. His fearsome weapon? A shepherd’s crook and the “Sling of David,” which causes enemies to bleed Stars of David when struck (really it’s just an old sock).
“So, I guess we’ll never really be friends,” Cartman, also the show’s token anti-Semite (for satirical reasons, obviously), greets the new character. “Welcome to the KKK, Douchebag the Jew, who can probably also handle our finances.”
Overseen, written and voiced by the show’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the game stays true to the shows crude, satirical and yes, sometimes offensive, humor.Not for the faint of heart. Poseur “South Park” fans, beware.
The game will be released for Xbox 360 and Play Station 3 on March 4 in the U.S., and is rated for mature audiences only. But really, when has that ever stopped anyone? Get ready for some major LARPing, in a city near you.
Hey wait — is there an awards ceremony pegged to a Bette Midler performance on March 2nd?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Divine Miss M will be performing at the 86th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Despite having been nominated twice, for her roles in”The Rose” (1979) and “For the Boys” (1991) , the actress and singer has never once performed during the telecast.
“We are thrilled to have Bette perform on the Oscars for the very first time,” Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. “We believe she will make our Oscar telecast an especially moving evening.”
Midler, 68, tweeted out the news to her 533,000 followers on Wednesday:
Now that the news is out, what shall I sing at this years#Oscars? http://t.co/t1v4r0zOaR— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 19, 2014
It’s almost enough to make us want to sit through the award for Best Sound Mixing. Almost.