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  • Golden Globes’ Jewish winners

    Among the crop of victors at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards were a noteworthy bunch of Jewish Hollywood types. Best Screenplay, Motion Picture went to Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel) for “Her.” Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie is Michael Douglas, who played Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra.” Possibly the most controversial of the bunch…

  • Scarlett Johansson to star in SodaStream’s Super Bowl ad

    Scarlett Johansson, faceless in the movie “Her,” has just landed a gig as the face of an Israeli company. According to The New York Times, the Jewish actress has been chosen as SodaStream’s “Global Spokesperson” and will star in its upcoming Super Bowl ad. In the commercial, airing during the fourth quarter of the Super…

  • Mia and Ronan Farrow not thrilled about Woody Allen’s Golden Globes award

    While it’s unclear how Woody Allen felt about receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at last night’s Golden Globes (the Jewish film legend skipped the show), the Internet knows exactly where Mia Farrow and the ex-couple’s son, Ronan Farrow, stand. “Nite all,” Ms. Farrow tweeted before Diane Keaton appeared to accept the award…

  • Russell Simmons mixes up Ariel Sharon and Shimon Peres in condolence tweet

    Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons was one of the many to publicly mourn former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who passed away on Saturday. He was probably one of the few, though, to mourn the wrong man. “R.I.P. my friend Ariel Sharon great pleasure working with you.. special occasions, your work to promote tolerance was inspiring,”…

  • Rolling Stones in talks to play Tel Aviv

    The Rolling Stones. / PR Photos   A new round of very serious negotiations are going down in Israel—this time between Israeli producers and the Rolling Stones. According to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronot, the band is in the process of hashing out a deal to add a Tel Aviv performance to their upcoming European…

  • Watch: Woody Allen as a pimp, Liev Schreiber as a Hasid in Trailer #2 for ‘Fading Gigolo’

    Check it out people: The latest trailer for John Turturro’s  film “Fading Gigolo,” in which he plays a newly-minted male prostitute who gets farmed out by Woody Allen. Besides Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara playing ladies looking for a manage a trois, there’s also Vanessa Paradis as a lonely Hasidic woman and Liev Schreiber as…

  • Anthony Weiner to appear on Amazon’s ‘Alpha House’

    Everyone’s favorited disgraced former NYC mayoral candidate is back on screen, and fortunately this time he’ll be fully clothed. At least that’s the hope. Anthony Weiner will play himself on the season finale of “Alpha House,” Amazon’s original political series about a bunch of senators rooming together in Washington, DC. The show was created by…

  • Meryl Streep labels Walt Disney anti-Semitic, sexist

      Walt Disney may be portrayed as a mensch in “Saving Mr. Banks,” but Meryl Streep wants everyone to know that isn’t entirely accurate. Streep took the stage at the National Board of Review awards gala in New York to present an award to Emma Thompson for her role in the film, a story about…

  • Lena Dunham lands Vogue cover

    Not only is “Girls” coming soon to a small screen near you (that’s Sunday January 12th on HBO, in case you haven’t yet set a phone alert)—it’s also hitting the newsstands (that’s where you can find magazines printed on glossy paper, in case you were born anytime after 1990.) According to Page Six, Vogue is devoting…

  • Bar Refaeli got a tattoo

    Israeli model Bar Refaeli has revealed a photo of her brand new body art on Instagram. Concerned fans, like the ones who posted comments about how Refaeli has gone and ruined her body, can rest assured that the small butterfly, done in white ink, is absolutely not the first stage of a sleeve. As Refaeli…