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DAILY TRANSRACIAL: LL Cool J

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2009 by transracial

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No, rapper/actor/muscle dude LL Cool J doesn’t have some mystery white mama. But our white mama is proving once again that age is no barrier to coolness.

On a family visit today, she told Transracial about a new movie — The Deal — that she snagged a sneak preview this week.

The movie — an inside Hollywood flick in the spirit of Altman or Mamet — stars bold-facers such as Meg Ryan, William H. Macy and LL Cool J who plays an African-American action movie star who’s recently converted to Judaism

How Sammy Davis, Jr!

As a new Jew, LL’s character wants his next role to be Jewish — and concocts a majorly-mad scheme to star in a bio-pic of former British (and Jewish) Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.

Meg stars as his female lead, Elliot Gould plays a rabbi and Macy’s in there as a down-on-his-luck producer.

It’s all mixed and messed up — but in a totally trans-fun and funky kind of way.

Nice tip mom!

ON DISPLAY IN JERUSALEM: The $30 Million Marie Antoinette Watch

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2009 by transracial

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Twenty five years after it was brazenly stolen from Jerusalem’s L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art, the $30 million “Marie Antoinette” watch is back on display in the Holy Land.

Created by master watch-maker Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1783 for France’s ill-fated queen, the watch is encased in 18-carat gold, while its glasses are made of rock crystal.

It was one of dozens of pieces stole by thief Naaman Diller, a former kibbutznik whose widow tried to sell some of the watches years after his death — which ultimately led to their recovery.

The watch is now on display at the Mayer Museum as part of a larger collection valued at more than $200 million.

This time, security is top-notch — including 1.5 foot thick walls and reinforced glass in a custom-built protected room.

ABOUT TRANSRACIAL

Posted in Uncategorized on February 6, 2009 by transracial

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Transracial is a journalist and blogger in New York City writing about all things random and media-worthy.

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