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  • Fran Drescher, the former ‘Nanny,’ is going to be a wicked stepmother

    Fran Drescher, best known for playing the down-to-earth Fran Fine in “The Nanny,” is bringing her talents to Broadway, where she’ll be playing Cinderella’s stepmother on Broadway. The 10-week engagement, starting Feb. 4, will allow Drescher to exercise her comic talents in an unusual milieu for the TV star. Still, there’s no doubt Drescher will… More ▸

  • Mel Brooks: There’s no ‘solely Jewish humor’ anymore

    Mel Brooks, the 87-year-old reigning king of Jewish humor, told BuzzFeed Tuesday that comedy has become increasingly universal. The distinction between Jewish and secular comedy is a thing of the past, Brooks explained. “Twenty-five years ago, sure, yes, absolutely,” he told Buzzfeed. “Today, it’s the same education, same newspapers, leading now to TV, leading to… More ▸

  • David Mamet to tackle the seven deadly sins for Fox

    David Mamet has signed a contract with Fox to develop a seven-hour series based on the Christian concept of the seven deadly sins, Variety reports. The famed playwright, author of “Glengarry Glen Ross” and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, has agreed to write and direct the first episode and write at least two subsequent segments. Mamet… More ▸

  • Ben Stiller’s Western Wall romancing

    Ben Stiller revealed to Parade magazine that he has some fond memories from visiting Israel as a teen. The actor and director, promoting his new movie, recalled that he took a father-son bonding trip with his father, comedian Jerry Stiller, to Israel at 16 — and found himself in a romantic dalliance there. “I met… More ▸

  • 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… More ▸

  • 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… More ▸

  • 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… More ▸

  • 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… More ▸