Nowadays it seems like nearly everyone is a Miley Cyrus fan and it’s kind of infectious. Well, everyone except for perhaps Nicki Minaj. The recent 4th Annual Variety Show and Hilarity for Charity James Franco’s Bar Mitzvah was a star-studded event. For those who don’t already know, James is that guy from the Kim Jong Un movie. You know that one where they nearly got everyone killed and there was a huge Sony hacking scandal. Yeah, that one. Anyway, it was Miley Cyrus who stole the show once again, performing in front of other guests like Bruno Mars, Paul Rudd, Tenacious D aka Jack Black, Aziz Ansari, Kevin Hart, and many more entertainers.
If that list sounded pretty cool to you it’s because it was. There are more names that I didn’t mention like Samuel L. Jackson, The Backstreet Boys, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow, Patton Oswalt, and the guy that everybody loves apart from me: “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Anyway, this post is about Miley because she rocked the show and looked great doing it. I’m not sure what kind of outfit that is, but as long as you are wearing skin-colored and tight pants, apparently it’s OK.
The slightly strange part about this story is that a bar Mitzvah is a Jewish celebration where you become the son or daughter of the commandment. It’s supposed to be a day when you reach the age of 13 (which by the way I think James Franco got there a few days ago now). Once you are 13 and Jewish, you have the day of celebration to acknowledge that you are ready to view religious precepts — or something like that, according to Wikipedia.
That wasn’t the only thing that was viewed that day. Cough, cough.
If you are a little confused about the story so far, that’s because we all are. The good news is that I’ve dug deep to find out the truth so you don’t have to go anywhere. According to reports, Seth Rogan threw their friend, James Franco — now 37 years old — a Bar Mitzvah party. The night is more about raising money for charity than it is anything else, which is always nice. The event went down on Oct. 17 at the Hollywood Palladium. All proceeds and benefits went toward the Alzheimer’s Association.
What we want to know is a) how many Jewish people were offended by Miley dancing around like this below, and b) if James Franco is Jewish. And if he is Jewish, had he had a Bar Mitzvah before this ripe old age of 37? From what we can gather, the answers are no and no. James had not yet had a Bar Mitzvah but was excited to be finally having one — and one that he presumably missed as a child. We assume that means he is Jewish, and that’s cool. We like Jews.
The best part about being a celebrity? You get to hang out with other celebrities like it’s nothing, and they don’t have to be musicians. That’s handy when you are from around L.A. — the movie star capital of the world. That does work out pretty well for them, doesn’t it? Maybe I should have tried signing more after I did receive that invitation to the school choir.
In this case, Miley’s luck was more to do with Seth Rogan being the host of the event and the one that invited her to perform. You can see them both pictured below.
Here’s to another party soon, guys.