• Israeli teen actress Odeya Rush joins Jack Black’s ‘Goosebumps’

    Israeli-born Odeya Rush, 16, fresh off the set of “The Giver” with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, has joined the cast of “Goosebumps,” The Wrap reports. Rush will star alongside Jack Black in the adaptation of R.L. Stine’s mega-popular children’s book series. Per The Wrap: “Black will play Mr. Shivers, a Stine-like author whose scary… More ▸

  • Watch: Zach Braff promotes Yeshiva University

    If Zach Braff’s new film “Wish I Was Here” ends up making money, the regular folks who funded the thing via Kickstarter probably won’t see any of the profits. That said, certain donors will get to see a little more of Braff himself–like this mysterious donor who apparently requested that Braff record a Purim video… More ▸

  • New couple alert: Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen

    Move over Jesus Christ, Sarah Silverman has a new man in her life. Yep–according to a report from Us Weekly, Silverman was caught getting “getting hot and heavy” with British actor Michael Sheen at his 45th birthday party in West Hollywood on Thursday. Silverman’s five-year relationship with Jimmy Kimmel ended in 2009, while the “Masters… More ▸

  • Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry King remember Sid Caesar, dead at 91

    Sid Caesar, the Jewish comedian who helped pave the way for American comedy as we know it today, died Wednesday in his Beverly Hills home after a brief illness, Variety reports. Caesar, born in Yonkers to immigrant parents from Poland and Russia, began his career playing the saxophone and doing some comedy work in the… More ▸

  • J-Tweet of the Week: Jerry Seinfeld accuses ‘Lego Movie’ of stealing his jokes

    Breaking news: We have just tracked down the only person in the solar system who was not delighted by “The Lego Movie.” His name is Jerry Seinfeld, and in case you haven’t heard of him, the guy has a legendary sitcom under his belt and over 2 million Twitter followers. Not only did Seinfeld find… More ▸

  • Schmidt and Nick crash a bar mitzvah on ‘New Girl’

    Mazel tov to “New Girl” on their bar mitzvah…scene. On the latest episode of the Fox comedy, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) Jews it up yet again, this time crashing a bar mitzvah with Nick (Jake Johnson), who he’s enlisted as his wingman. Nick’s job: To distract Schmidt’s rabbi (Jon Lovitz) so Schmidt can hit on his… More ▸

  • ‘Shoshi Games 2014′: A ‘Girls’ Olympics meme

    How would Shoshanna Shapiro, Zosia Mamet’s Jewish American Princess on crack (literally, sometimes) from “Girls,” fare at the Olympics? “Shoshi Games 2014” helps get your imagination going. The anonymously created Tumblr superimposes Mamet’s face onto shots of different athletes, complete with Shosh-esque quotes as captions. Think lines like “Curling? I’ve been doing that since my bat… More ▸

  • Idina Menzel to perform “Let It Go” at Oscars

    Change of plans for all parents hoping to get your kids to bed early on Oscar night: According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Frozen” star Idina Menzel will perform “Let It Go” at the ceremony Sunday, March 2. “Let It Go” is nominated for best original song, up against “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to… More ▸