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  • Watch: Reza from ‘Shahs of Sunset’ in bed with Joan Rivers

    This week on Joan Rivers’ e-talk show “In Bed With Joan” is Reza Farahan, of “Shahs of Sunset” semi-fame. For those unfamiliar with  “Shahs,” the thickly mustachioed Farahan has an unusual background, which he immediately shares with us here. “My dad’s a Jew, and my mom’s a Muslim,” he announces the very instant he pops… More ▸

  • Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill to voice ‘Sausage Party’ movie

    The Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-scripted animated feature “Sausage Party” has been cast, and it’s shaping up to look a lot like “This is The End” (minus the apocalypse, plus a bunch of cartoon food). According to The Wrap, Rogen, Michael Cera, James Franco, Jonah Hill and David Krumholtz are all reuniting for this raunchy… More ▸

  • Natalie Portman’s husband is converting to Judaism

    It’s clear Benjamin Millepied has always been open to wife Natalie Portman’s religion. The two did marry in a Jewish ceremony and name their child Aleph, after all. Now, it seems, the choreographer will be joining the tribe in an official capacity. In an interview with Yediot Ahronot, Millepied said he is “in the middle… More ▸

  • Elizabeth Banks will direct ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

    For her feature directorial debut Elizabeth Banks will take on “Pitch Perfect 2,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is a follow-up to the 2012 musical comedy about a college a capella group. Banks, who co-starred in and produced the original, will once again play commentator Gail. Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson “are likely… More ▸

  • Watch: ScarJo’s (uncensored) SodaStream Super Bowl ad

    Scarlett Johansson’s decision to act as spokesperson for the Israeli firm SodaStream has been controversial from the get-go. Forget the debate over whether or not it’s okay to represent a company with a factory in the West Bank, or whether or not Oxfam should ditch her, though. That’s all just fluff. The real controversy, it… More ▸

  • Most Jewish Grammy Award: Vampire Weekend for best alternative music album

    If you tuned into the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, you know there wasn’t much Jewish representation going on. And no, we can’t count Lorde, no matter how many Jewish “Royals” parodies there are out there. There was, however, Vampire Weekend’s “Modern Vampires of the City,” which took the trophy for Best Alternative Music… More ▸

  • Watch: Jonah Hill as a 6-year-old Catskills comic on ‘SNL’

    Just when you thought “Saturday Night Live” couldn’t get any Jew-ier (thanks Drake!), Jonah Hill took over as guest star this past weekend. His third time on the show meant another opportunity to see the “Wolf of Wall Street” star play Adam Grossman, a 6-year-old whose body has been invaded by the spirit of a… More ▸

  • Gal Gadot signs 3-picture deal to play Wonder Woman

    Get ready for lots of Gal Gadot. Turns out the Israeli actress and model won’t just be playing Wonder Woman in “Batman vs. Superman,” as recently reported. She’ll be playing Wonder Woman in three movies. Gadot revealed the news of her three-picture deal with Warner Bros. on the Israeli talk show “Good Evening With Gai… More ▸

  • ‘Hollywood Hillbillies’ star: Jews are too smart for manual labor

    This week saw the premiere of cable network REELZ’s new reality show, “Hollywood Hillbillies.” Not included in the episode—but available thanks to the generosity of the folks at TMZ—is this clip in which Mema, transplanted to LaLa Land (LA) from small-town Georgia, shares her feelings about Jews. “I love Jews. I’ve never seen one that… More ▸