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Barbara Walters Apologizes to Katy Perry

By Jspace Staff on 10/1/2013 at 5:11 PM

Categories: Gossip, Entertainment

Barbara Walters Apologizes to Katy Perry

Katy Perry has received a formal apology from veteran broadcaster Barbara Walters after the pop star was scolded for showing up late to a special TV interview in 2011. The "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker recently revealed she had risked the wrath of the revered reporter after running behind schedule for the meeting, which occurred just weeks before her then-husband Russell Brand filed for divorce to end their one-year marriage. She told Billboard magazine, "When I got there, I apologized immediately, but then she …More

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  • Barbara Walters apologizes to Katy Perry

Nasso: Lift Up

By Jspace Staff on 5/17/2013 at 10:18 AM

Categories: Judaism, Religion

Nasso: Lift Up

Two J-Connected celebrities announced retirement plans this week, ending long and successful careers. Barbara Walters, veteran TV anchorwoman, and David Beckham, famed soccer midfielder, each expressed thanks and satisfaction to fans and colleagues as they bid their respective careers goodbye. Each announcement was a symbolic ending of a job that could have been mundane and repetitive, but which they each performed with renewed vivaciousness every time they stepped on set or field. This week’s parsha, …More

Barbara Walters to Retire in 2014

From JTA on 5/14/2013 at 1:14 PM

Categories: Entertainment, Gossip

Barbara Walters to Retire in 2014

After 37 years at ABC, Barbara Walters is retiring, the network announced Sunday evening. She broke the news herself yesterday on her national daily morning show, “The View.” “It’s time,” Walters said. “I keep thinking of the line from ‘Cabaret.’ ‘When I go, I’m going like Chelsea.’ When I go there is not going to be any, ‘Please can I have another appearance?’ I don’t want to do any more interviews. I don’t want to do any …More

3/28/13 Round Up PM Ediiton

By Jspace Staff on 3/28/2013 at 5:56 PM

Categories: Round Up, United States

3/28/13 Round Up PM Ediiton

Hiding Judaism in Copenhagen. [Tablet] Greek neo-Nazi party calls for a boycott of Jewish-owned Estee Lauder. [Haaretz] Shimon Peres enjoyed spring weather by playing captain of a sailboat in the Sea of Galilee. [Times of Israel] A prehistoric phallus was found among ruins in northern Israel. [Times of Israel] Barbara Walters is retiring. [Forward] The chosen facial hair. [Tablet] Lindsay Lohan's boyfriend says the actress wants to visit Israel. [Algemeiner] …More

Barbara Walters Gives Tribute to Late Nora Ephron

By Jspace Staff on 6/28/2012 at 4:28 PM

Categories: Gossip, Entertainment

Barbara Walters Gives Tribute to Late Nora Ephron

An event yesterday honoring women in the community, a gathering that Nora Ephron was scheduled to attend, turned into an impromptu memorial for the late screenwriter instead. Barbara Walters, Gloria Steinem and Diane von Furstenberg were among the attendees who watched an interview with Ephron at the Manhattan luncheon. The taped dialogue was part of a documentary series the “Sleepless in Seattle” writer and director took part in before her death, called “Women Who Make …More

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3/1/12 Round Up AM Edition

By Jspace Staff on 3/1/2012 at 11:32 AM

Categories: Religion, Politics, Israel

3/1/12 Round Up AM Edition

Snow continues to fall on the Golan Heights this week, leaving some residents trapped in their homes as crews struggle to clear the roads. [Jerusalem Post] Thirteen-year-old Liron Pollack is donating her hair so it can be made into wigs for women undergoing chemotherapy as part of their cancer treatment. [Jerusalem Post] Chief Sephardic Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron may faces charges for his alleged involvement in falsely obtaining government funds in a scheme involving forged religious education …More

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Oy Vey! Jews Make Least Influential People Alive List

By Jspace Staff on 12/2/2011 at 3:09 PM

Categories: Politics, Entertainment, Gossip

Oy Vey! Jews Make Least Influential People Alive List

With much fanfare, Barbara Walters released her annual list of the 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year. Surprise, surprise, nobody really cares. Much like the Oscars-Razzies showdown, each year, GQ launches their own list of famous people to compete with Walters dry piece, titled “The 25 Least Influential People Alive.” “Welcome to that other category of famous people,” write the editors at GQ. “The ones who took up more than their fair share of oxygen and offered zero value in …More

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  • Paul Reiser
  • Léo Apotheker
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
  • Harrison Ford