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  • Top ten Jewish moments from last night’s Oscars

    by Uri Fintzy
     
    Hollywood came together last night to pat itself on the back for the 85th time, and although the Jewish king of film, Steven Spielberg, failed to bring yet another trophy after “Lincoln” lost to “Argo,” and Israel was once again on the losing spot (though not to Iran like last year, if you want to look on the bright side), we were able to find ten Jewish moments even without Billy Crystal hosting.
    Here are the top ten Jewisn moments from last night’s Oscars:
    10. William Shatner appeared as a grumpy Captain Kirk for the opening bit.
    For fans of Seth MacFarlane, the show’s host, the cameo of Shatner as his memorable “Star Trek” character did not come as a surprise, as MacFarlane is known as an avid “Trekkie.” The best thing about his appearance was his constant criticism of the host, which led to the the wonderful sock puppet rendition of the film “Flight.”
    Oscars 2013 – Opening Number With Seth… by IdolxMuzic
     
    9. Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon Levitt danced together
    The two young Jewish heartthrobs danced together with MacFarlane in a tribute to the film “High Hopes,” and later took this adorable backstage photo.

    Apparently the two can dance, and apparently Radcliffe, who was known to be a short guy, is like really really short. And speaking of short people: More ▸

  • Howard Stern apologizes for calling Lena Dunham ‘little fat girl’

    The remarkable Golden Globe achievement of Lena Dunham of “Girls” didn’t really impress controversial radio host Howard Stern. On Monday, a day after Dunham won best actress and best comedy, Stern referred to her as “a little fat girl who kind of looks like Jonah Hill,” and added, “I learned that this little fat chick writes the show and directs the show, and… More ▸

  • 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… More ▸

  • 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… More ▸

  • Shia LaBeouf is really really excited to see Bill Nye The Science Guy

    Actor Shia LaBeouf and television science hero Bill Nye the Science Guy met at the SET Awards (Science, Engineering and Technology) in Beverly Hills (LaBeouf was presenting the legacy award to Michael Bay). LaBeouf, who videotaped the meeting, could not believe he is next to Nye and said  “Yo, I grew up with you. This is crazy.”… More ▸

  • Seth Rogen hosts, mocks Hollywood Film Awards

    So apparently award season just kicked off? I mean, it’s late October and the Oscars and Golden Globes are not for months, but someone needs a reason to dress up, right? Enter Monday’s 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards, perhaps the only award show that gives awards to movies that hasn’t been finished yet.  No joke…. More ▸

  • ‘Homeland’ completely dominates the Emmys

    Last night’s 64th Primetime Emmy Awards revealed a new reality – the American viewer would much rather be scared by potential terrorists than sexist advertising agencies – as television show “Homeland” grabbed six Emmys and denounced “Mad Men” as the top drama on TV. “Homeland” had a pretty impressive Emmy run, including Outstanding Drama, best… More ▸

  • Israel’s Hadas Yaron named best actress at Venice Film Festival

    (Via JTA) – Israel’s Hadas Yaron won the Best Actress award at the 69th Venice Film Festival. Yaron received the award Saturday for her role in “Fill the Void,” which is set in Tel Aviv’s Chasidic community. Yaron plays Shira, an 18-year-old set to enter into an arranged marriage who must decide whether to marry… More ▸