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Calendar Seeks Naughty Jewish Boys

February 27, 2014

This piece was first published in The Times of Israel.

Yoel Weisshaus in an ad for American Apparel. His nudity costs a lot more than $50/hour. (Courtesy American Apparel)

Yoel Weisshaus in an ad for American Apparel. His nudity costs a lot more than $50/hour. (Courtesy American Apparel)

Some women (and men) like their Jewish men naughty, not nice. At least, that’s the premise behind the call that went out on Craigslist seeking Jewish men willing to pose for a calendar that will show “the sexy side of Judaism.”

This new “Naughty Jewish Boys” calendar is meant as an alternative to the “Nice Jewish Guys” calendar and other examples of popular culture that allegedly emasculate Jewish men, according to its creator Duncan Pflaster. In his call last week for models, Pflaster, a New York theater professional, made clear he is looking for “men willing to pose shirtless, in underwear, or tastefully nude.”

But that doesn’t mean that he’ll entertain applications only from men with ripped abs and chiseled jawbones. “Chubby/hairy ok,” he posted. He’ll pay $50 per hour and previous modeling experience is not necessary. And get this—“yarmulkes and payos” [are] a plus.”

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© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

Sarah Silverman Dad Gets Tuchus Tattoo

February 23, 2014

This piece first appeared in The Times of Israel.

1507694_10152162777380660_1718642378_nLike father, like daughter when it comes to doing things for shock value in the Silverman family. This time, it’s not raunchy and outspoken comedian Sarah Silverman who is in the spotlight. Instead, it’s all eyes on her father Donald Silverman…or more precisely, on his ass.

That is where (if he lets you) you’ll get a glimpse of a new tattoo he got as a Valentine’s Day present for his wife, Janice. It’s also a birthday present, since her birthday happens to be on February 14.

As tuchus tattoos go, it is quite sweet. “Janice” appears on a ribbon spread out across a heart and flower. Fortunately, Silverman, 76, stayed away from the more complex designs by tattoo artist Jason Holley at Big Kahuna Tattoo & Piercing in Boca Raton, Florida.

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© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

Website Puts Bounty on Lena Dunham

January 20, 2014

This piece was first published in The Times of Israel.

Lena Dunham arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (photo credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Lena Dunham arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (photo credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

How much would you pay to get your hands on the un-retouched photos of Lena Dunham by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz in the latest issue of Vogue? Women’s website Jezebel is willing to part with a cool $10,000.

Unhappy that the “Girls” star and creator’s “after” images in the magazine are airbrushed and Photoshopped, Jezebel (part of Gawker Media) apparently wants the “before” pics to see what Dunham really looks like.

We could ask why Jezebel would seemingly bait Vogue employees into stealing their employer’s property. But the real question is why would anyone need to glimpse the “real” Lena Dunham when we see all of her all the time? (Some would even argue that we see too much of her on her TV show.)

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© 2013 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.


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