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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review July 18, 2006 / 22 Tamuz, 5766

A big boo-hoo for disgraced celebs

By Celia Rivenbark

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It's been a tough month for celebrities who used to be taken seriously as journalists, hons. First off, Connie Chung, one-time esteemed network reporter and anchor, dons a strapless Barbie nightclub singer dress and inexplicably writhes about on the floor while "singing'' a televised tribute to her fat-baby obsessed husband, Maury Povich, on the last day of their cable show.


Then Chung's former CBS buddy, Dan Rather, quits in a huff after the network disses him by essentially giving the former award-winning anchor and watery-eyed veteran of many a national calamity an office the size of a Cheeto with instructions not to use the phone for personal calls.


Apparently, Rather's famously folksy turns of phrase are no longer welcome at the Big Eye. Which makes us madder'n a mule chewing on a bumblebee nest, by the way.


And, finally, Star Jones, one-time humble McDonald's fry girl turned brilliant court reporter turned voracious man-eating, weight-losing, fur-wearing Bridezilla, has her final diva-fit and up and quits "The View'' to "pursue other projects'' that we fervently hope don't include some sort of Spurned Woman Road Tour with aspiring chaunteuse Chung.


Barbara Walters, 105, said that she was just sick about Star's sudden exit because she and "View'' co-hosts Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar had been planning all along to simply feed the suddenly diminutive Star to new "View'' recruit Rosie O'Donnell during a commercial break. Actually, Star's popularity had pretty much tanked since she began to imply that all one has to do to lose tons of weight is to find and marry a very handsome homosexual. No, no, what I meant to say was things soured when she forgot that viewers like to relate to a talk-show hostess.


When watching "The View'' (which we periodically do if dragged into a room and our eyelids glued open a la "A Clockwork Orange'') we're supposed to feel that we're with our best girlfriends, sipping Cointreau margaritas and whining about our spouses.


And, yes, we're ashamed to say it, but we liked Star better fat. She was big and fun, and she bought her shoes at Payless, for heaven's sake. How much more real and girlfriendy can you get?


Celebrities are terrific at mending battered images, and our guess is that Star will triumph again. We suggest an immediate adoption of at least one baby from a war-ravaged country, or perhaps borrow one from the perpetually pregnant Heidi Klum.


It's too late for Chung and Rather, but not for Star. Get going, girlfriend.

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Celia Rivenbark is an award-winning news reporter and freelance columnist for The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Comment by clicking here.


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