Joan Rivers Says She’s Allowed to Make Holocaust Jokes

Comedian/firebrand Joan Rivers (real name: Joan Rosenberg) recently made a joke that some Jews weren't super happy with. While doing Oscars fashion commentary for E!, Rivers commented on Heidi Klum's outfit: "The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens." The Jewish watchdog group the Anti Defamation League (ADL) took issue with the joke and demanded that Rivers apologize, but she said no way. "My husband lost the majority of his family at Auschwitz, and … [Read more...]

Mel Gibson Is an Even Bigger Anti-Semite Than Previously Thought

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Mel Gibson is an anti-Semite. But to the possible surprise of like five people, it turns out that the guy is also a Holocaust denier and believer in blood libel. Screenwriter Joe Ezterhas, who is responsible for the brilliance that is Showgirls, wrote an open letter to Gibson about their experience working together on the now-blessedly-not-happening movie The Maccabees. Here goes: I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason you won’t make ‘The Maccabees’ is … [Read more...]

Anton Yelchin Discusses Antisemitism In Nylon Magazine

In the October issue of Nylon magazine, actor Anton Yelchin (best known for playing Chekhov in the JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot) talks about his family's struggle to leave Russia and the antisemitism they experienced there. His parents, Viktor and Irina, were pairs figure skaters in the 1970s and even qualified for the national Olympic team. However, they were banned from performing, possibly because they were Jewish. The Yelchin family, like many other Jewish people, left the Soviet Union in … [Read more...]

Dita Von Teese Wins Lawsuit Against Antisemitic Landlord

Turns out that you don't have to be Jewish to be on the receiving end of antisemitism. Burlesque performer and style icon Dita Von Teese has won a lawsuit against her former landlord, who refused to return Von Teese's $5,000 security deposit after he went on a "Mel Gibson-style" antisemitic rant against her managers. Landlord Lallubhai Patel claimed in a countersuit that Von Teese had damaged the property, but after he was a no-show for several court appearances the star won her suit by default. … [Read more...]

New Article Claims Food Network Star Guy Fieri Is Homophobic, Anti-Semitic

When Guy Fieri won The Search for the Next Food Network Star, no one realized how big of a star he would truly be. He's now arguably the most recognizable face on the network, and his show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives is one of the channel's highest-rated. But a new article on the food-centric website CityPages shows a side of Fieri that viewers haven't seen before: a homophobic, egotistical man who makes offensive comments about Jews. … [Read more...]