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  • 7 Jewish celebrities who started acting when they were kids

    Yesterday we showed you how adorable (and resourceful) Mila Kunis was as an 11-year-old girl in the unforgettable show “Baywatch.”
    And if Mila did it, there’s no shame, so we decided to dig a little deeper into the wonderful world we call television, movies and commercials of the 1980s and 1990s, and show you other famous Jewish celebrities who had to work their way up to the top of the acting world. Some of them started as a lead in a feature film, others had to use their young acting talents (and raw cuteness, we’re looking at you Sarah Michele Gellar) to promote a burger chain.
    1. Natalie Portman

    Age: 13
    Role: Mathilda Lando in the 1994 French (English-speaking) film “Léon: The Professional.”
    Plot: Portman’s first major role was really serious, actually. She played a seductive 12-year-old girl who smokes cigarettes and comes from an extremely dysfunctional and abusive family.
    What she’s been doing since: Portman continued to have minor roles throughout the 90s, until her breakout role in 1999 as Princess Padmé Amidala in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. She later had a few lead roles, including an unforgettable role as Evey Hammond in “V for Vendetta” for which she had to shave her head, and then later won an Academy Award for her role in the 2010 film “Black Swan,” making her one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood, especially among Jewish fans (including this blog). More ▸

  • Tssss…. Weekly Sizzle!

    Each week, 6 Degrees No Bacon, the Jewish celebrity blog, brings you the Weekly Sizzle, the five most interesting Jewish celebrity stories featuring commentary from our devoted correspondents. This week’s stories: 1. Bar Refaeli to appear in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2.Judd Apatow wants to see the Muppets perform in the Oscars. 3. Po-Po who arrested Mel Gibson… More ▸

  • My boyfriend JoGo songifies the news!

    Joseph Gordon Levitt, the key holder to my locked heart, poster boy of my adolescent bedroom, and father of my digitally altered “what would YOUR children look like?” pictures, is a funny man. So funny, in fact, that the Gregory Brothers (of Songify the News fame) gave him a guest appearance in one of their… More ▸

  • James Franco and Mila Kunis are officially the sexiest of the sexy

    …single Jews in Hollywood, that is. According to a very scientific and objective study conducted by Jewcier.com, Franco and Kunis were found to be the sexiest male and female single Yids. Out of thousands of votes cast by singles that frequent the dating site, Franco received 43.9% of the vote for sexiest male and Kunis… More ▸

  • Congrats to the tribe members nominated for Golden Globes!

    The Golden Globe nominees were announced today, and once again the Jews really just dominate that shiz. Below is the list of nominations that are Jewishly inspired, whether through actors, directors, or just general holiness. Mazal tov, kiddos!         Best Motion Picture: Drama –          Moneyball (Jonah Hill and Aaron Sorkin) Best Motion… More ▸

  • Joseph Gordon Levitt tells some tiny stories

    Turns out, Joseph Gordon Levitt’s “Indie” itch extends beyond “500 Days of Summer.” He is also involved in an open-collaboration media company called hitRECord, where he is the director as well as a contributor, and goes by the moniker RegularJOE. Since pseudo-intellectualism is all the rage in Hollywood, hitRECord released a volume of short shorts… 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. Watch Sarah Silverman and her sister’s “Jewy” interview 2. Exclusive interview with The GAG Quartet, the Israeli band behind the latest YouTube sensation 3. Sacha… More ▸

  • Joseph Gordon Levitt asked out by girl with cancer

    Joseph Gordon Levitt is facing a heart-wrenching request this week after a hot 26-year-old cancer patient made a YouTube video asking him out. “Even though I look healthy, dating has been a little difficult,” explains Lindsey Ann Miller, who decided to contact Levitt after seeing his new dramedy “50/50.” She goes on to ask him… More ▸