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  • Shel Silverstein’s ‘The Giving Tree’ turns 50, goes digital

    Happy birthday to “The Giving Tree!” The classic kids’ book by Shel Silverstein turns 50 this year, and to mark the occasion—and to celebrate the late author’s other four titles that came out in 1964—“The Giving Tree” will make its digital debut via HarperCollins, per The Hollywood Reporter. This is especially notable given that Silverstein never even… More ▸

  • Natalie Portman joins Israeli initiative to help Syrian refugees

    We didn’t think it was humanly possible, but Natalie Portman has gone and inspired us yet again. This time, The Times of Israel reports, the actress, director, and  adorable mom has donated money and clothing to Syrian refugees via Operation Human Warmth. The initiative is the result of several Israeli organizations—the youth group Hanoar Haoved Vehalomed,… More ▸

  • Bar Refaeli gets cozy with Kellan Lutz of ‘Twilight’

    Today in Bar Refaeli news, Page Six reports the Israeli model was spotted with “Twilight” star Kellan Lutz at a Super Bowl party Friday night. “They were cozying up in the VIP area at her table. He had his own table, but he sat with Bar. They looked pretty close,” a witness said, in what… More ▸

  • David Schwimmer to star in ABC adaptation of Israeli comedy

    In his first big TV role since his days as Ross on “Friends,” David Schwimmer will star in ABC’s “Irreversible,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show is based on “Bilti Hafich,” the No. 1 original comedy on Israeli broadcast TV. Schwimmer, who is also producing the series, will play Andy, one half of an… More ▸

  • Watch: ‘Seinfeld’ Super Bowl reunion

    The rumored Seinfeld reunion finally happened! Teased in a spot during the Super Bowl, Jerry Seinfeld’s latest episode of his web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” featured Seinfeld and Jason Alexander reprising their roles from the hit show. A decade and a half later, George is still just as easy to dislike, especially if… More ▸

  • Watch: ‘Noah’ Super Bowl trailer

    Scarlett Johansson’s SodaStream Super Bowl ad and the controversy surrounding it has garnered an exhausting amount of attention over the last couple of weeks. Why not take a break from it all with another Jewish-ish spot that will debut during the Big Game? We are talking, of course, about the new trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s… More ▸

  • J-Tweet of the Week: Larry King bonds with Jerry Lewis

    From the senior end of the Twittersphere comes this message from Larry King, featuring a shot of him and Jerry Lewis sharing a funny moment. Jerry Lewis cracking me up pic.twitter.com/5BfCDlBmR6 — Larry King (@kingsthings) January 30, 2014 We can’t help but wonder, could this have been a rap battle? And who would we root… More ▸