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  • Jason Segel to play David Foster Wallace

    Today in juicy Jewish casting news, Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg have been attached to “The End of the Tour,” a film about David Foster Wallace, The Wrap reports. The twist here is that Segel, star of such heavy fare as “The Muppets,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” will portray “Infinite… More ▸

  • Top five reasons everyone’s hating on Jesse Eisenberg

    Lately the “Now You See Me” actor has received lots of flak–from straight up “Jesse Eisenberg made female reporter cry” type headlines to more creative entries, such as Gawker’s “Dick or Not a Dick: Jesse Eisenberg.” What’s the deal? We decided to put our analyst hats on and take a deeper look into this (admittedly… More ▸

  • NBC Olympics announcer thinks Jesse Eisenberg is Mark Zuckerberg (VIDEO)

    It’s been a rough summer for NBC, mostly since the most common word following the peacock network letters was the word “fail” — because of its highly criticized Olympics coverage. But  the icing on the failcake may have happened Sunday morning, when NBC cameras focused on one of the spectators and announcer Bob Fitzgerald declared, “I know… More ▸

  • Two of Hollywood’s biggest nebbishes take the screen

    Two of Hollywood’s biggest nebbishes take the screen this summer when Woody Allen and Jesse Eisenberg team up for Woody Allen’s latest movie, “To Rome With Love.” If you’ve missed Allen’s neurotic humor and perfect comedic timing, worry no more: This film features not only Allen himself (his first appearance in a movie since 2006)… More ▸

  • This week’s Weekly Sizzle!

    Each week, 6 Degrees No Bacon, the Jewish celebrity blog, brings you the Weekly Sizzle, the six most interesting Jewish celebrity stories featuring commentary from our devoted correspondents. This week’s stories: 1. Beastie Boys inducted into Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame 2. Claire Danes calls Tel Aviv ‘most intense party town’ 3. Jesse Eisenberg says Judaism made him… More ▸

  • Jesse Eisenberg says Judaism made him an awesome actor

    Not trying to take all the credit for Hollywood or anything, but Judaism basically breeds good actors. Jesse Eisenberg’s words, not mine. In an essay in Black Book magazine, Eisenberg extolls the positive impact that a loud, Jewish background had on his acting chops: “In my family, every conversation was a debate complete with philosophical… More ▸

  • Introducing the Weekly Sizzle!

    Were you sleeping the whole week and missed all the good Jewish celebrity stories? Are you afraid to ask your friends what the stories were because they might realize you care about Jewish gossip more than, let’s say, politics? Well worry no more! 6 Degrees No Bacon is introducing The Weekly Sizzle! , a video… More ▸

  • Jesse Eisenberg’s legal tussle with Woody Allen

    Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Allen–a match made in Jewish acting and writing heaven? Well, not always. Apparently, Eisenberg, who is starring in the filmmaker’s new movie, Nero Fiddled (which was called The Decameron), wrote a play several years ago about Woody Allen’s name change. The famed actor-writer-director had been born with the infinitely more Jewish… More ▸

  • Jesse Eisenberg’s new play

    Jesse Eisenberg may be best known for his acting prowess but he can now add “playwright” to his resume. His first play, Asuncion, is premiering at the Cherry Lane Theater after going through a successful, positively reviewed week of preview performances. In it he plays Edgar, a young student consumed by white guilt, opposite The… More ▸