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December 17, 2013 11:59am
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!
December 17, 2013 9:16am
The latest entry into the overcrowded Jewish parody video category is “Jews Can’t Stop,” in which American-born, Israel-dwelling Orit Arfa puts her pro-settler views to the tune of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop.” If you are having trouble imagining what this might entail, think one of those embarrassing “American Idol” auditions, peppered with shots of…
December 16, 2013 11:18am
Andy Samberg’s Fox series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is welcoming a guest star just as funny, musical and Jewish as its star. According to E! News, Samberg’s real-life friend Adam Sandler will play himself on a post-Super Bowl episode. Not up to the challenge of taking in yet another new show? Don’t worry — there’s no need…
December 12, 2013 2:44pm
Today in juicy Jewish casting news, Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg have been attached to “The End of the Tour,” a film about David Foster Wallace, The Wrap reports. The twist here is that Segel, star of such heavy fare as “The Muppets,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” will portray “Infinite…
December 12, 2013 10:37am
It was an early yet very exciting morning over on the shiny and bright Planet of Celebrity today, what with the announcement of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, honoring work in film and television. Jewish representation wasn’t too shabby — at least not on the smaller of the…
December 12, 2013 9:48am
Israeli director Ari Folman has committed to writing and directing an animated feature based on the life of Anne Frank, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Folman’s animated film “Waltz With Bashir,” about the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, was nominated for an Oscar, and his Israeli TV series “En terapia” was the basis for HBO’s “In…
December 11, 2013 11:24am
With the rise in popularity of religion-based entertainment (think the upcoming TV miniseries “The Dovekeepers” and the film “Noah“) it was only a matter of time before we were treated to a biblical-Mafia mashup. Okay, so maybe not, but it looks like it’s happening anyway. “King David,” a drama series its creator, eOne, is calling…
December 11, 2013 11:23am
American Friends of Magen David Adom apparently has some pretty big-name friends. In attendance at the organization’s sold-out Manhattan fundraiser on Tuesday night were New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and host Katie Couric. The event raised $1 million, all of which will go toward ambulances and lifesaving equipment used to respond to emergencies in Israel….
December 10, 2013 11:22am
Alice Hoffman’s bestselling historical novel “The Dovekeepers” will be turned into a four-hour miniseries for CBS airing in 2015, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story, set in ancient Israel, follows four women who fight to save 900 Jews under siege by Romans at Masada. The producers behind the project are Roma Downey and Mark…
December 10, 2013 10:47am
If you haven’t rushed out to see Adam Sandler’s most recent films, you’re not alone. The thing is, while Sandler vehicles like “Jack & Jill” and “That’s My Boy” have fallen flat at the box office, the comic actor still commands mega-high paychecks — we’re talking over $15 million a pop. This disparity has landed…