Brit­ney erases ‘hyp­o­crit­i­cal’ kab­balah tat­too

The Jewish Chronicle - - FEATURES - LARA LEW­ING­TON

BRIT­NEY SPEARS IS no longer Jewish. That is to say, the faint trace of Jewish­ness pos­sessed by the trou­bled pop star been ex­punged. The singer has ap­par­ently re­moved the kab­balah tat­too that un­til re­cently adorned her neck. All things con­sid­ered, the move, how­ever dis­ap­point­ing, is ap­pro­pri­ate enough given what Brit­ney’s mys­ti­cal body art ac­tu­ally con­sisted of. The tat­too dis­played the He­brew let­ters mem, hey and shin, which, given a kab­bal­is­tic in­ter­pre­ta­tion, sug­gest Spears takes “re­spon­si­bil­ity for ev­ery­thing in her life and ac­cept­ing she can heal her­self in all ways”. A “friend” has re­vealed: “When she got the tat­too, Brit­ney was in con­trol of her life and her ca­reer. The whole world can see she’s lost con­trol, and the tat­too made her feel like a hyp­ocrite.” We can only hope los­ing the tat brings Brit­ney some peace of mind.

Jerry Se­in­feld is one lucky man. The co­me­dian mirac­u­lously es­caped a har­row­ing car ac­ci­dent un­hurt af­ter the brakes failed on his clas­sic 1967 Fiat and the car flipped over at speed. Sien­feld did not re­quire med­i­cal at­ten­tion and soon re­turned to his home in East Hamp­ton, New York state. His wife, Jes­sica, de­scribed the Bee Movie star as “a lit­tle shocked when he walked in and it started to dawn on him what hap­pened,” but Se­in­feld was a lit­tle more light hearted about the in­ci­dent him­self. “Be­cause I know there are kids out there, I want to make sure they all know that driv­ing with­out brak­ing is not some­thing I rec­om­mend, un­less you have pro­fes­sional clown train­ing or a com­edy back­ground, as I do.” Lewis Hamil­ton take note.

The Wed­ding Singer star Adam San­dler broke his an­kle dur­ing a game of bas­ket­ball — but still man­aged to play on, and win. The ac­tor is cur­rently work­ing on the Dis­ney com­edy Bed­time Sto­ries and says his in­jury will not dis­rupt film­ing. Huge sighs of re­lief all round, then.

Wel­come news for Sacha Baron Co­hen. A New York judge has thrown out a busi­ness­man’s defama­tion law­suit against the co­me­dian. Fi­nan­cial an­a­lyst Jef­frey Le­merond claimed he had not con­sented to ap­pear in Co­hen’s hit com­edy Bo­rat: Cul­tural Learn­ings of Amer­ica for Make Ben­e­fit Glo­ri­ous Na­tion of Kaza­khstan. The film showed him run­ning from the spoof Kazakh re­porter yelling “go away”. He had been seek­ing dam­ages af­ter claim­ing he was trau­ma­tised by the “pub­lic ridicule, degra­da­tion and hu­mil­i­a­tion” he en­coun­tered as a re­sult. Mean­while, Co­hen is just fin­ish­ing the film­ing of his latest movie which fea­tures Bruno, his gay Aus­trian fash­ion jour­nal­ist char­ac­ter. Ru­mour has it that Co­hen man­aged to hood­wink Ben Af­fleck into do­ing an in­ter­view with the “very fa­mous openly gay fash­ion jour­nal­ist”. Af­ter the meet­ing, Af­fleck re­port­edly ad­mit­ted it was “the weird­est sit-down he has ever had with a re­porter”.

Mark Ron­son has signed I’d Do Any­thin’ re­ject Lucy Duffield for his girl group. Duffield was hop­ing to win a role in the West End re­vival of Oliver! by ap­pear­ing on the BBC’s tal­ent show, but will have to make do with work­ing with the su­per­hip and mega­suc­cess­ful record pro­ducer in­stead. Lara Lew­ing­ton is the Five News show­busi­ness and weather pre­sen­ter

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