is JTA's web content producer and also in charge of weekly video packages and occasional design projects. Uri is from Tel Aviv, Israel and a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism. He has interned with several television stations in Portland, Ore., and in CBS News in New York.
April 25, 2013 5:25pm
This could be the most heartbreaking YouTube video ever. The video shows a service dog named Wiley crying over the grave of Gladys, a Jewish grandma. It was posted April 14, and went viral early Thursday. According to the user sarahvarley13, the dog is Wiley, a service wolf who is “used to help veterans returning…
April 23, 2013 12:49pm
Gwyneth Paltrow took some time off from being one of Hollywood’s most hated celebrities to talk to the Guardian about cooking. Paltrow discussed her personal love of food and cooking, something she grew into. Her father is responsible for opening up her culinary horizons: “He relished every bite and wanted me to weigh in with…
April 23, 2013 12:47pm
We usually associate Jack Black with a funny, everyman rocker type, but apparently the man has a shy, soft side. In an interview with The Sun for a “What I wish I’d known at 18,” Black revealed that it took him a good 15 years before he actually asked out Tanya Haden, his now wife….
April 23, 2013 12:38pm
During a Tribeca Film Festival panel, Ben Stiller talked about an interesting moment he had with the late film critic Roger Ebert. Apparently, Ebert’s review of Stiller’s “Zoolander” in late September 2001, was pretty harsh. Well, really harsh: “There have been articles lately asking why the United States is so hated in some parts of…
April 23, 2013 11:40am
The year of Lena Dunham continues – this time with an honor from the President of the United States. Dunham joins Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the “champions of women’s health” gala organized by Planned Parenthood, which will take place this Thursday with President Obama delivering the keynote address. “President Obama…
April 22, 2013 4:28pm
Prepare yourself for the first ever Twitter comedy festival, the #ComedyFest. And that’s not the only thing you need to prepare yourself for because the entire event, which will take place April 29 to May 3, celebrates Mel Brooks joining twitter. On the first day of the festival, Brooks will join the social network and…
April 22, 2013 2:57pm
The people of Boston want to forget everything about last week. The week began with the tragic terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon, taking the lives of three people, and ended with the capturing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the bombing suspects on a suburb street during lockdown. But the people of Boston, especially those…
April 22, 2013 2:39pm
Yeah, it’s not serious, but Bette Midler tweeted this over the weekend: .@rebelwilson:if I’d have known how talented you were going to be, I wouldn’t have given you up for adoption. — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) April 19, 2013 Great nod from Middler to Rebel Wilson – one of the hottest comedians/actresses in Hollywood right now….
April 22, 2013 10:25am
Eddie Kaye Thomas, better known as Finch, the sophisticated high school kid who boned Stifler’s mom in “American Pie,” had quite the one night stand. Apparently a SWAT team was called to his Hollywood Hills home on Wednesday afternoon after a woman allegedly threatened to stab him with a kitchen knife while barricading herself inside….
April 17, 2013 4:46pm
We don’t like to bring too much attention to the public meltdown that is Amanda Bynes, mostly because we remember a time when she was respectable. Nevertheless, certain ridiculous internet choices do deserve our attention. One of them was a few weeks ago when she tweeted a very sexual fantasy about Drake. The other one…
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