Paula Abdul Is Going to Have a Bat Mitzvah in Israel

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Did you know that Paula Abdul is Jewish? Paula is the former judge of American Idol and star of one of the greatest crash-and-burn reality shows ever (that would be Hey Paula), and now she's in Israel touring the country as an official guest of the country's board of tourism.Paula is visiting religious sites, going to museums, and even hanging out with the country's president, Shimon Peres. (Fun fact: Peres is the first cousin of Lauren Bacall. I guess that makes it hard for him to get … [Read more...]

Britney Spears Endorses Pastor/Author Max Lucado

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Britney Spears has a new album coming out and is about to kick off a two-year residency in Las Vegas, so she's out there working the publicity machine. During a recent Twitter chat, a fan asked Britney what her favorite book was, and the singer replied, "Anything by Max Lucado."Lucado is a Texas-based preacher and author of a hundred (yes, a hundred) Christian-themed adults and kids' books. Their titles include Grace for the Moment, Outlive Your Life: You Were Born to Make a Difference, and … [Read more...]

Ashton and Mila Go to Kabbalah Rabbi’s Funeral in Israel

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Rabbi Philip Berg, who founded the celebrity-beloved Kabbalah Centre in LA, died last weekend. A funeral was held for him in Safed, Israel, a town known for its mystic roots and connection to Kabbalah (the Jewish kind, not the pop-culture kind).Among the white-clad attendees was Ashton Kutcher, who was there with girlfriend Mila Kunis. Mila is Jewish, but I have no idea if she considers herself a Kabbalist. Ashton, however, is one of the celebrities most committed to the religious group. He … [Read more...]

Leah Remini Reads Ex-Scientologist Memoir

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Ever since actress Leah Remini publicly acknowledged that she had left the Church of Scientology, her moves have become more and more interesting. There have been rumors that she's working on a memoir about her experiences in Scientology and the actions that made her want to leave - the catalyst was apparently when Leah was at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding and asked after Church head David Miscavige's wife, who was a friend of Leah's and has been all but 'disappeared' by … [Read more...]

Vince Gill Heckles Westboro Baptist Church Protesters

It seems like the Westboro Baptist Church just hates everybody. Country singer Vince Gill was performing in Kansas City when the WBC showed up to protest. Their reason? Gill, who divorced his first wife and is now married to singer Amy Grant, is "an adulterer.""What are you doing with another man’s wife? Don’t you know that divorce plus remarriage equals adultery?" one protester shouted at Vince."Don’t you know you fuckers are lucky that you don’t have a sign that says something about … [Read more...]

The Next Celebrity Scientologist: Dakota Johnson?

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Now that she's been cast as female lead Anastasia Steele in the 50 Shades of Grey movie, Dakota Johnson is about to enter the celebrity big time. But it might also mean that Scientology, religion that loves celebrities more than any other, sinks their hooks into her.Dakota is used to Hollywood: her parents are Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. And she's also dating someone with celebrity world connections: Jordan Masterson. Jordan is the half-brother of actors Danny Masterson (formerly of … [Read more...]

Vanna White’s Son Is a Hare Krishna Now

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Vanna White, known for her years of turning letters around on Wheel of Fortune, is reportedly "devastated" that her 19-year-old son Nicholas Santo Pietro has become a member of the Hare Krishnas.The National Enquirer reports that Vanna's son, who goes by the nickname Nikko (that's a younger version of him with Mom when she got her Walk of Fame star), got involved in the religion while a student at the University of Arizona. According to the magazine, Nikko has become devoted to a … [Read more...]


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