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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.

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  • Dunham doubles up at Globes, Israeli docs’ double Oscar nomination, Sandler’s countless Razzies

    Lena Dunham showed she was the unchallenged ruler of television comedy with her two Golden Globes and two Israeli documentaries earned Oscar nominations, and Adam Sandler is expected to win again — for the worst film and performance.

  • Fox has orders a comedy pilot starring Andy Samberg

    Like him or not, Andy Samberg is back. At some point. The Jewish comedian/musician who left SNL last year is planning to return to television soon. According to Entertainment Weekly, Fox ordered an untitled pilot, about “a diverse group of detectives at a New York precinct.” The project will be executive produced by Dan Goor…

  • Why did Lena Dunham thank Chad Lowe when she accepted her Golden Globe?

    While most “Girls” fans out there were waiting for the first episode of the second season to begin last night, the show’s first season was praised and awarded at the 70th Golden Globe Awards. As we reported, show creator Lena Dunham won both Best Actress at a comedy and also accepted the award for Best…

  • Golden Globes: The night of ‘Homeland’ and Lena Dunham

    The 70th Golden Globe Awards (or the “Drunk Oscars,” as I like to call them), took place in Hollywood last night, and like every year, provided some interesting stories and headlines, mostly made by the powerful, successful and funny women of the industry, orchestrated by the hilarious Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. The biggest story didn’t even…

  • Oscar nominations: Two Israeli films are nominated for best documentary feature

    The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards ceremony were announced earlier today. Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” ieads the nominations with 12, including best film and best director. On the Israeli side, despite not being nominated for the best foreign film (which is most likely to go to the Austrian film “Amour”), two Israeli documentary films are nominated for the Best…

  • Winehouse death cause confirmed, Portman is most bankable, Refaeli doing the Super Bowl

    A second inquest into the death of Jewish musician Amy Winehouse confirms that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning, Natalie Portman reportedly offers the best bang for the buck in box office returns and Israeli model Bar Refaeli will be pitching GoDaddy in a Super Bowl ad with race car driver Danica Patrick.

  • Dustin Hoffman wants Daniel Radcliffe to date his daughter

    Dustin Hoffman knows his way around the young people’s world. First it was the giant wet kiss he gave One Direction’s Niall Horan on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” and now it’s about the love intentions he has for his daughter Alexandra. During an interview with the British Daily Mirror, Hoffman was told that…

  • Fat Jew laughs at people in a new online show (NSFW)

    The Fat Jew (Fabrizio Goldstein) is an actor and television writer, who is most known for his work on the E! Channel, his affinity to wearing no clothes at all, and also a popular and really not politically correct Twitter account. Now he is taking his humor to a van in Venice Beach, Calif., and…

  • Jeremy Piven raps his bar mitzvah haftorah

    Jeremy Piven stopped by at the British talk show “The Jonathan Ross Show” to promote his new ITV series “Mr. Selfridge” on Sunday, and was immediately asked by the host about his religion. Piven identified himself as “Jew-ish,” not too “hardcore, don’t wear peyos and don’t daven,” in in addition admitted that he was a “terrible bar mitzvah boy.”…

  • Adam Ant is not sure James Franco can handle portraying him

    The popular 1980s British punk rocker Adam Ant announced he is planning a new biopic, but he has a main problem – he can’t figure out who should fill his shoes. The singer behind “Prince Charming,” “Goody Two Shoes” and “Wonderful,” told the Daily Star that he was considering Jude Law and Jewish actor/renaissance man James…