You might think Yom Kippur isn't the most TV-friendly Jewish holiday — but you'd be wrong.
Thanksgivukkah isn’t happening for another couple of weeks, but already it has bestowed upon us many gifts, including a great recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts with pastrami and pickled red onion, a rapping turkey, and a “Colbert Report” bit so funny the host himself lost it. There’s something else on our wish list for this… More ▸
Those of you following the “Entourage” saga can finally breathe easy. The movie is on! “It’s a go. Love you all,” wrote Doug Ellin, the show’s creator and screenwriter said in Monday evening in a Tweet that included a group photo of the cast. Are Adrian Grenier and the rest of the boys finally getting paid… More ▸
It seems the “Entourage” cast members could use some help from someone like superagent Ari Gold. The movie version of the HBO comedy has been in the works forever, but lots of drama has delayed it from getting off the ground. The latest hold up is due to more heated negotiations, according to The Hollywood… More ▸
The latest on “Entourage” is that the movie version is delayed again, this time by certain cast members who are asking for more money. Sort of disappointing, until you’re hit with a flashback of the “Sex and the City” movie. More interesting, in our opinion, is this one from The Hollywood Reporter on Ari Emanuel,… More ▸
There aren’t that many Jewish couples out there. On television, that is.
Sure, there are plenty of mixed marriages, as there are in real life, but the small screen doesn’t usually feature a couple where both members are Jews.
But we were able to come up with 10 of our favorites in honor of Valentine’s Day after racking our pop culture-loving brains (and searching the internet).
Here they are:
1. The “retired and moved to Boca” couple – Helen and Mordy Seinfeld (“Seinfeld”)
They love each other but fight all time. They wonder why you never call them (or Uncle Leo) and invite themselves over. Mordy (Barney Martin) always complains and yells about everything he doesn’t like, and Helen (Liz Sharidan) yells back at him but always has his back. The Seinfelds are the thick-skinned, proud and caring couple who somehow get along in a faraway land called Florida. More ▸
The antics of Ari Gold lives on. Warner Brothers studios has finally okay-ed a movie adaption of the HBO hit show “Entourage,” Deadline confirms. The movie will be directed by original screenwriter Doug Ellin, who was the executive producer of the show alongside Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. The show is still working out deals with… More ▸
This week we salute you, the Jewish father.
Why? Well first of all, because this Sunday is Father’s Day, and secondly because we usually pay more attention to Jewish moms, that we often forget how great Jewish dads are.
They are so great, that unlike most Jewish mothers who are very similar in their television portrayal, the TV Jewish fathers are so different from one another, so we decided to name nine of our favorite types of Jewish dads on TV.
1. The Workaholic Dad – Ari Gold (“Entourage”)
He’s married to his work and the actors he represents are his actual children. We know it, Ari Gold knows it and his family knows it. The world’s most notorious movie agent (Jeremy Piven) has the ability to make television explode from over-bleeping. Ari is a devoted Jew… when it doesn’t conflict with his work (he escaped Yom Kippur services to try and seal Vincent a lead role in the movie “Medellin”) and is also an over-protective father. In fact, he is so over-protective that when his daughter Sarah begins to like child actor Max Ballard, Ari sends him to Kazakhstan to shoot a new movie to keep him away from his daughter. More ▸
Sunday is the very last episode of Entourage and we officially believe that super agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) is one of the biggest Jewish badasses in television history. Enjoy this tribute! More ▸