The high ratio of Members of the Tribe in Hollywood makes the Academy Awards sort of an inherently Jew-y event. That said, from Holocaust survivors to Semitic songstresses, there were segments from Sunday night’s ceremony that certainly can be counted as overtly Jew-y. Five, to be exact. Check out our highlight reel. 1. By far the most… More ▸
By Jana Banin
Legendary Jewish rocker Lou Reed passed away this weekend at age 71, and since the news broke there has been a flurry of digital tributes. Among them are Tweets from Jewish stars like Bette Midler, Richard Lewis and Judd Apatow, a piece about how the musician influenced one yeshiva student, and a link to a… More ▸
By Jana Banin
To twerk or not to twerk? That is the question. And two Jewish comediennes have the answer. More ▸
Yeah, it’s not serious, but Bette Midler tweeted this over the weekend: .@rebelwilson:if I’d have known how talented you were going to be, I wouldn’t have given you up for adoption. — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) April 19, 2013 Great nod from Middler to Rebel Wilson – one of the hottest comedians/actresses in Hollywood right now…. More ▸
As one of the worst storms in U.S. history took its toll on the Northeast, celebrities who live in New York City (and elsewhere) took to Twitter with their thoughts and updates.
Thanks for all the concerned tweets… Thank goodness we are all okay… Thinking of those who aren’t #sandy
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing)
October 30, 2012
I know it’s tough now, New York, but picture yourself next summer, lying on a warm, calm beach, with nothing to remind you of Sandy
— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) October 30, 2012
Sending love to all in Long Beach L.I. My home town. bc
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) October 30, 2012 More ▸
A few years ago Billy Crystal and his wife, Janice, were in charge of their three grandchildren for five days. Apparently it provided enough material to create an entire movie — hence “Parental Guidance.” Due out on Christmas Day, the film features Crystal and movie wife Bette Midler forced to help their daughter (Marisa Tomei)… More ▸
The horrific massacre early Friday in the Aurora, Colo. movie theater during the premiere screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” at midnight drew a lot of emotions and opinions from the American people, with Twitter being the main stage of expression. Jewish celebrities and lawmakers were also among the commentators. While some shared their feelings about the tragic event, other added their personal opinions regarding the hot topic of gun control. Here are some of the main tweets:
Some celebrities shared their thoughts and prayers: More ▸
With all the GOP campaign shenanigans, we almost forgot there’s still a president in the White House who wants to get re-elected. President Obama is sticking to his guns, and by guns I mean celebrities. The Tennessean newspaper reports that his campaign has complied a massive list of athletes, musicians, businessmen and actors they would… More ▸
Although Halloween is not until tonight, most parties and celebrations went down over the weekend.
Like every year, the main attraction in Hollywood was Heidi Klum’s Halloween Party and Kate Hudson threw one as well, while New Yorkers celebrated with Bette Midler and her Hulaween gala. Jewish celebrities showed up to all the parties and brought their costume A-Game with them:
of the New York Knicks continued his Jewish soul-searching as he dressed up as King Solomon, and even tweeted about it, saying: “King Solomon. Learn about him.” What a boss.
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Vice President Joe Biden and entertainers Jerry Seinfeld and performer Bette Midler headline the celebration as the National Museum of American Jewish History opens in the heart of Independence Mall. More ▸