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  • David Copperfield engaged to model girlfriend

    Mazel tov to David Copperfield and Chloe Gosselin on their engagement! The 57-year-old Jewish illusionist formerly known as David Kotkin and his new fiance, French model Gosselin, 28, have a 3-year-old daughter together named Sky. This is Copperfield’s second time popping the question to a model. Back in the 90s he was famously engaged to…

  • Harry Styles’ 2014 New Year’s resolution: Learn Hebrew

    Hebrew school-dreading children everywhere may have a new and very surprising source of inspiration. According to the Daily Star, One Direction’s Harry Styles has taken up Hebrew lessons. “Harry’s made it his mission to learn to speak and write Hebrew,” a source said, adding that the British cutie plans to devote 2014 to picking up…

  • Watch: An Israeli John Kerry parody video

    While John Kerry’s visit to the Middle East has not yet resulted in the Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty the U.S. Secretary of State is trying to push forward, it has resulted in one tangible-ish prodcut: A parody site! The central gag at “John Kerry Solutions Ltd.” is that Kerry is the ultimate huckster who is in…

  • Porn pioneer Al Goldstein dies at 77

    Al Goldstein, the man who brought his particular brand of hard-core porn to the masses, died on Thursday in a nursing home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The cause of death was renal failure, The New York Times reports. Goldstein was best known for sharing his raunchy sensibilities and radical ideas via Screw magazine and his New…

  • Zach Braff’s Kickstarter film to debut at Sundance

    It seems like just yesterday everybody was coming down on high-earning “Scrubs” star Zach Braff for taking money from regular people via Kickstarter in order to fund his “Garden State” follow up, “Wish I Was Here.” Well just like that the film is done and set to premiere in Park City, Utah at the Sundance…

  • This week in Jewish casting news: Rudd as ‘Ant-Man,’ Gad in ‘Gilligan’s Island’

    Paul Rudd has won what may have been the first ever head-to-head competition between two boyishly handsome Jewish stars for the role of a superhero. The Wrap reports that Rudd will play Henry Pym in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” instead of their first choice Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who passed in order to commit to another comic book adaptation,…

  • It’s a boy for French actor Gad Elmaleh and Princess Caroline of Monaco’s daughter

    The latest (and only?) Jewish royal has arrived, care of Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh. Their son Raphael was born Tuesday. In case you’re not up on European celeb culture, Casiraghi is the daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco (and therefore the grandaughter of Grace Kelly) and Elmaleh is the Jewish, Moroccan-born actor and comedian…

  • Watch: Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler reunite in ‘Blended’ trailer

    If you’ve been counting the days until Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore would once again co-star in a romantic comedy, well, you’ve been counting for a while. It’s been 10 long years since “50 First Dates” and 15 since “The Wedding Singer.” Finally, though, the two are back together, and we have the trailer to…

  • Watch: Paul Rudd make out with Barbara Walters on GMA

    If anyone ever decides to do a Jewish remake of “Harold and Maude” they need look no further than this morning’s edition of “Good Morning America” for casting ideas. When nobody was watching, Paul Rudd, on the show to promote “Anchorman 2,” totally put the moves on host Barbara Walters. Age shmage — these two…

  • BuzzFeed presents: ’27 Things Jewish Moms Love’

    There’s nothing like a BuzzFeed list to make a Jewish person feel relevant in this post-Hanukkah, Christmas-dominated webscape. “27 Things Jewish Moms Love” has the food and guilt-based items you’d expect, but there were a few funny, super-relatable parent-child text exchanges in there too. Enjoy!