Funny Jews

  • Lena Dunham would rather not look like a Victoria’s Secret model

    Even if Howard Stern did call her a “little fat chick,” HBO “Girls” writer/actress Lena Dunham wouldn’t have her body any other way. Speaking with Playboy for an interview in their April issue, the Jewish “voice of a generation,” posed naked behind a white Playboy shirt and she is much happier looking like an average… More ▸

  • Mila Kunis gets date request for a college cotillion

    Is Mila Kunis going to say yes again? The Jewish celebrity has been asked on a date via the internet to the college cotillion by Kirsten Bledsoe, a senior in Hollins University, Virginia Kunis is Bledsoe’s celebrity crush, and she asked Kunis out on a date following her adorable interview with a BBC reporter “I would really like… More ▸

  • Ed Asner hospitalized after struggling to perform on stage

    Jewish Hollywood Legend Ed Asner was hospitalized last night after having trouble speaking during a performance in Indiana. The 83-year-old actor is best known for playing the character Lou Grant in the 1970′s sitcom, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” who then went on to star in his own spin-off series, Lou Grant. He also won… More ▸

  • No, Jerry Springer is not running for Congress

    Past the political gridlock, don’t expect to see real-life drama in D.C. anytime soon. Former mayor of Cincinnati and talk-show host Jerry Springer confirmed he is not re-entering politics. His name has been brought up in recent years as a possible choice for a Democratic candidate for Congress or governor in Ohio, according to the Associated Press,… More ▸

  • Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne stand up for Israeli LGBT rights

    A-list celebs Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne have joined a campaign to help an Israeli gay couple have a child, posting photos of themselves holding a sign in Hebrew displaying their support. “A Wider Bridge,” an organization that builds a connection between the Israeli and U.S. LGBT community, first brought the story of Yuval and Liran,… More ▸

  • Mel Brooks is making a Broadway adaptation of “Blazing Saddles”

    Mel Brooks is en route to taking over Broadway. The Jewish funnyman revealed in an interview yesterday that a Broadway adaptation of his 1974 Western comedy, “Blazing Saddles,” is in the works. “Well ‘Blazing Saddles’ is almost there. I get the feeling that if I could find the time to write three or four more songs, it… More ▸

  • Barbra Streisand to perform at Shimon Peres’ 90th Birthday

    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 ▸

  • Sarah Silverman launches YouTube comedy channel

    Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman launched a new YouTube comedy show yesterday, called “Jash,” which she claims means “Just Attitude So Hey” (even though that’s not actually what it stands for). Google approached Silverman and “Superbad” star Michael Cera about the show, and it debuted at South by Southwest Sunday. Silverman said her first choice for the show’s… More ▸

  • Is Homeland the answer to peace in the Middle East?

    Is the fictional world of CIA agent Carrie Mathison and US-Marine-turned-Al-Qaeda operative Nicholas Brody the answer to the tension in the Middle East? Yes, according to Many Patinkin. The Jewish actor, better known as Saul Berenson, traveled to Canada this week to do press for the Showtime’s award-winning series, “Homeland,” which is based on an Israeli TV (but you… More ▸

  • The Shia Labeouf Alec Baldwin brawl continues

    Following a brawl that caused Shia Labeouf to leave his role on the upcoming Broadway show, “Orphans,” the Jewish actor is fighting with ex co-worker Alec Baldwin yet again. Labeouf hit Twitter (again) to share an email with his followers from Broadway director Dan Sullivan which implied Baldwin wasn’t rehearsing properly with the play. “Don’t… More ▸