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  • Day 3 of Jewish American Heritage Month: Celebrate Hollywood’s female showrunners

    In case you hadn’t heard, Jewish American women are taking the entertainment world by the beitsim. Writer-director-producer Jill Soloway won the 2013 Sundance Award for U.S. Dramatic Directing for her debut film, “Afternoon Delight” (she also founded the Los Angeles community organization East Side Jews). Allison Silverman, the former co-executive producer of the“Colbert Report,” has… More ▸

  • Adam Sandler leads the way in atrocious, god-awful filmmaking awards

    Things are looking good, or terribly bad for Adam Sandler, all depending on how you view eight nominations for the Razzies, an award presented to the worst in the film industry. The lovable-yet-not-really-funny actor is leading the way in nominations for his 2012 film “That’s My Boy.” Sandler’s film is nominated for Worst Picture, Worst Screen Ensemble, Worst… More ▸

  • Steven Spielberg was initially rejected by Daniel Day-Lewis

    Today’s lesson in never giving up comes from Jewish filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Ten years ago, when Spielberg was starting to work on his film about the 16th American President, “Lincoln,” he asked the Jewish actor Daniel Day-Lewis to star as the protagonist, to which Day-Lewis said no (spoiler alter! he ends up playing the part). Spielberg shared… More ▸

  • No baby fever for ScarJo any time soon

    Don’t expect Scarlett Johansson to fulfill the role of nice Jewish mother any time soon: the bombshell actress recently revealed that having kids is not exactly on the top of her priority list. ScarJo graces the cover of the February issue of Elle, and since the story follows her ex husband, Ryan Reynolds’ recent marriage to Blake Lively, and comes… More ▸

  • Forbes: Natalie Portman is Hollywood’s most bankable

    Natalie Portman is the queen of bank, according to Forbes, who listed her as the top celebrity who gives the best bang for the buck in box office returns. The longtime acclaimed Jewish actress cashed in the standings with her performance in Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 Oscar-winning thriller, Black Swan. Portman played a deranged ballerina in the… More ▸

  • Bethenny Frankel splits from husband

    Bethenny Frankel, the Jewish housewife from “Real Housewives of New York City” announced over the weekend she is splitting from her husband, Jason Hoppy, after three years marriage. “It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating,” she wrote in a statement. “This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman… More ▸

  • James Franco officially does everything…

    Cross “poet” off the small list of things James Franco cannot do. The Jewish over-achiever who is simultaneously an actor, singer, director, student, and novelist is writing a new poetry book. Franco has signed with the small Minnesota publisher, Graywolf Press, to release his first poetry book, “Directing Herbert White.” Up for release in April… More ▸