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Dr. Ruth Westheimer participates in the Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day 2013 in New York.

Dr. Ruth scores at 9/11 benefit

A-listers such as Billy Crystal, Jamie Foxx, Julianne Moore and Jon Hamm attended this year’s Cantor Fitzgerald and BCG Partners 9/11 Charity Day. But it was Dr. Ruth Westheimer who got the biggest laughs.

Her arm in a stylish sling due to a broken wrist and shoulder, the Jewish sex maven cracked a sex joke or two at the benefit, according to Page Six, the New York Post’s gossip page.

“I tripped,”she said. “I didn’t engage in sex, but I was thinking about it and I fell.”

Making calls on the trading floor, Dr. Ruth promised good sex for life to anyone who got on the phone with her to buy or sell for charity.

“Can you call my wife?” one trader answered.

No news on how it’s going for that guy, but good news for the charity—the event raised $12 million.

Dad delays Winehouse statue unveiling

Londoners looking forward to the debut of a life-size statue of Amy Winehouse are going to have to wait a bit longer.

Plans to unveil the bronze rendition of the late singer in Camden, north London, this month have been put on hold by her father, Mitch Winehouse, who apparently didn’t like artist Scott Eaton’s final design.

The news comes by way of Amy’s ex, Reg Traviss.

“He doesn’t want anything to go up that he’s not completely satisfied with,” Traviss told the British newspaper Mail on Sunday.

A new unveiling date has not yet been set.

Natalie Portman wants to be a French citizen

Natalie Portman is dying to become a citizen of France—or at least that’s how everyone is deconstructing a comment she made in the French magazine Madame Figaro.

“I don’t have the French nationality, but I would love to get it. But I don’t know if it’s possible because I already have an American and an Israeli passport,” said the actress and wife of Frenchman Benjamin Millepied. “Perhaps I should add an ‘h’ to my name to make it sound more French [Nathalie]?”

Sacha Baron Cohen at the New York City premiere of “Hugo” on Nov. 21, 2011.

The Portman-Millepieds are planning to move to Paris next year.

Honors for Sacha Baron Cohen

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (got that?) is awarding Sacha Baron Cohen the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy (and that one, too?) at its Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Nov. 9.

It’s not the first BAFTA award for Cohen, who is being recognized for his contribution to comedic film. The British-Jewish actor, writer and producer behind the films “Borat,” “Bruno” and “The Dictator” raked in a couple more back in 2000 for “Da Ali G Show.”

You can see SBC receive his CCBAFEIC when the show airs Nov. 10 on BBC America.

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