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 ▸
By Jana Banin
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 ▸
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 ▸
Jeremy Piven stopped by at the British talk show “The Jonathan Ross Show” to promote his new ITV series “Mr. Selfridge” on Sunday, and was immediately asked by the host about his religion. Piven identified himself as “Jew-ish,” not too “hardcore, don’t wear peyos and don’t daven,” in in addition admitted that he was a “terrible bar mitzvah boy.”… More ▸
Happy Fourth of July Everyone!
America is celebrating its 236th birthday and we decided to show some of our favorite Jewish celebrities celebrating America the way it should be celebrated – by doing American things and wearing outrageously patriotic red, white and blue gear!
So how are the Jewish celebrities celebrating the 4th?
1. Natalie Portman is drinking a beer 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 ▸
Introducing the Monday Morning After: All the Jewish celebrity news you missed when you were out partying over the weekend
How was your weekend? Was it good? Did you get some rest? Did you party too hard? Did you forget you wanted to get rid of all those holiday decorations and instead went to celebrate the fact that the weather still doesn’t know it’s January? Well there are some Jewish celebrities out there who had… More ▸
Last night the Emmys were awarded in Los Angeles and all of television glitterati (and a lot of film stars since the distinction between television and movie stars has steadily blurred over the past decade) showed up to demonstrate their best acting skills by pretending to be entertained by the evening’s proceedings.
Even Charlie Sheen was on hand to present the award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. But before he got started listing the nominees, he needed to do some penance. (We are getting close to Rosh Hashanah, after all.) “Before I present Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, my old category,” he began, “I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to verybody here from Two and a Half Men. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television.”
Just like that bit of faux sincerity, the rest of the show felt forced and poorly scripted. Yet unlike every other armchair critic out there, I’m not going to make this post about how dreadful the show was because this was hardly a surprise. The Emmys are unwatchable virtually every year. We’d all be better entertained watching C-SPAN. Book TV anyone?
Now onto the awards. 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 ▸
This weekend, as Americans mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, some Jewish artists will be a part of television, theater and music specials to commemorate the tragic event. Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth will be featured on ”When Pop Culture Saved America: A 9/11 Story,” Sunday at 8 PM EST on Biography Channel…. More ▸