Britney erases ‘hypocritical’ kabbalah tattoo

By Lara Lewington, April 10, 2008
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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 mega-successful record producer instead.

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