Wednesday, January 05, 2011


Is it possible that there could be a Jewish Miss America named this year? Yes, it certainly is possible.

The JTA has named their top 100 of influential twitter users.

Ron Klain is stepping down as Joe Biden's chief of staff.
Ron Klain, Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff, is resigning.

"As my chief of staff in the White House, Ron has done an exceptional job of building my team, implementing my direction on top priorities, and providing invaluable counsel," Biden said in a statement Tuesday. "He has also played a key role in establishing the strong, positive relationship that exists between my staff and the President's team."

This White House has been notable for the smooth relations between President Obama and Biden.

Klain, who had served as chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore from 1995 to 1999, will become president of Case Holdings, an investment company, The New York Times reported.

Klain, who is Jewish, led the Gore team during the 2000 presidential election recount in Florida.
Disney is looking at opening up an entertainment complex in Israel.
Haifa is poised to be the next home to a Disney amusement park.

A 20-acre, $168 million entertainment complex including a 25-screen multiplex and a Disney amusement park is set to be built near the Carmel Tunnel.

The Walt Disney Company's investment arm Shamrock Holdings and the Israeli New Lineo cinema chain announced the plans Tuesday.

The new complex is estimated to open in 2013.
io9 has the 55 science fiction and/or fantasy movies to look out for in 2011.

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