Everyone is loving Babs these days. Only a few weeks after she was tapped to perform at this year’s Oscars for the first time in 36 years, Barbra Streisand is set to perform at Israeli President Shimon Peres’ 90th birthday celebration, the Times of Israel reports. Streisand will be the opening act at Shimon Peres’s annual… More ▸
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 ▸
There’s a lot of pressure being put on Barbra Streisand, whose performing for the first time in 36 years this Sunday at the Oscars (7:00, EST, which gives you just enough time to sober up from the Purim festivities), and to deal with that pressure, Babs is altering her eating routines. Stylists told the Hollywood Reporter Streisand is… More ▸
For the first time since 1991, Barbra Streisand is returning to the director’s chair. Aldamisa International, an LA-based sales and financing company said they struck a deal with Streisand to direct some new projects, although no titles have been confirmed as of yet, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “We are thrilled to provide underwriting for… More ▸
Hello Dolly! Barbra Streisand will perform at this year’s Academy Awards, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed in a news release today. “In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music, how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand?” the producers wrote in the statement. “We are honored that she has agreed… More ▸
The election season is almost over, thankfully, but before the we all find out who is the next POTUS, we thought it would be interesting to look at the political preferences of some famous Jews. Some of the Jewish celebrities are very outspoken regarding their opinions, some are more quiet and most of them donate a lot of money.
Check out the list, who knows, maybe it will change how you will vote (I really hope it won’t though):
Republican Jewish Celebrities:
The producer behind “CSI,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Top Gun” and more has donated for the Bush, McCain and Romney campaigns More ▸
By Ron Kampeas
Barbra Streisand in a National Jewish Democratic Council video urged the reelection of President Obama and said Mitt Romney “does not share our values.” More ▸
In the new comedy “The Guilt Trip,” Barbra Streisand plays the mother of Seth Rogen, who joins him on a business road trip where he plans on selling a ”revolutionary environmentally-friendly cleaning solution” he invented. The result, as seen in the newly-released trailer, looks pretty good. It seems that unlike Streisand, who is destined to… More ▸
By JTA Staff
Matisyahu’s out with a new album. Mila Kunis has a new look. Sarah Silverman’s got a proposal for Sheldon Adelson. Charlie Sheen quits Twitter. More ▸
Seth Rogen is currently working with Barbra Streisand on the new movie “The Guilt Trip,” in which Babs plays Rogen’s overbearing mother. According to the “National Enquirer,” during one of the filming days Rogen made Streisand call his actual mother and tell her: “Sandy, it’s Barbra Streisand – don’t forget to take your vitamins!” (How many… More ▸