Drew Barrymore Is Removing Her Tattoos In the Name of Judaism

Rumors continue to abound that Drew Barrymore is converting to Judaism for her husband Will Kopelman. Her next step is getting her tattoos removed. Though there isn't a specific law about not getting tattoos, there is a verse in Leviticus that says "You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves."Drew reportedly has six tattoos, which is actually way fewer than I thought. They include a bouquet of flowers (Flower is the name of her production company … [Read more...]

Drew Barrymore Calls Herself a Shiksa Who Will Be Raising a Jewish Daughter

Drew Barrymore had a big year in 2012 - she got married to art consultant Will Kopelman and then gave birth to their daughter Olive. Though Kopelman's family is Jewish, Drew didn't convert. However, she wants to raise her daughter in the faith. On a recent episode of The View, Drew discussed her connection to Judaism: I’m a shiksa. I do the seders and we do Passover. I haven’t converted yet, [but] Olive will be raised traditionally. We had a very traditional wedding ceremony with Rabbi Rube … [Read more...]

Jennie Garth’s Divorce Is Making Her an Ex-Catholic

In this week's issue of People magazine, Jennie Garth is still talking about her divorce from Peter Facinelli. I was mildly bummed about their breakup but the sheer volume of headlines about this story on People.com ("Jennie: I don't want to talk about it anymore," "Jennie: "Well, since you asked, let me talk to you for seven hours") is making me not care anymore. However, I did pick up one interesting additional detail from the print article: Jennie converted to Catholicism when she and Peter … [Read more...]

Super Hot Catholic Convert William Levy Joins ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Cast

Prepare for some eye candy: Cuban-American telenovela star William Levy, best known to US audiences for appearing in a Jennifer Lopez video, has joined the latest cast of Dancing with the Stars. Though the actor is of some Jewish heritage (hence the last name Levy), he formally converted to Catholicism in 2009. Did I mention he is hot? Because yeah. Let's hope he can dance, too, because he has to compete against the much better known Gladys Knight, Melissa Gilbert, and Jaleel "Urkel" White. I … [Read more...]

Oliver Stone’s Son Sean Converts to Islam

Sean Stone, the son of director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam last week while on a trip to Iran. Sean, who has done some acting and directing work, says that his Hollywood friends didn't take the news so well and that he is now experiencing "the reverse of anti-Semitism." [Is the word you're looking for "anti-Islamism"? Because the opposite of antisemitism would probably be "hating all people who aren't Jews," and there are lots of non-Jews who aren't Muslim either.]"I am of a Jewish … [Read more...]

Is Drew Barrymore Converting to Judaism?

Rumors about celebrities' potential religious conversions seem to be all the rage these days. There were rumors that Paul McCartney might convert for his new wife Nancy Shevell, but so far those haven't panned out, so now it's time for a new target: Drew Barrymore, who got engaged to art consultant Will Kopelman last month. In Touch magazine claims that Drew is planning to convert before marrying her fiance and that her friend Adam "The Zohan" Sandler has been instrumental in helping her get the … [Read more...]

Tila Tequila Supposedly Converting to Judaism

Reality star Tila Tequila, who is best known either for her Vh1 reality show A Shot at Love or for being the only person who can still say they are famous on MySpace, has announced her plans to convert to Judaism. However, her description sounds confusing - she's either doing a Reform conversion or getting involved with Kabbalah. More likely, she's joining the Temple of Please Pay Attention to Me Again."As time passed, I started to become more and more fascinated with Kabbalah, the culture, … [Read more...]