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  • Proposal for Lena Dunham’s book leaked

    That book proposal that landed HBO Girl’s creator Lena Dunham $3.7 million in a publishing deal was leaked online earlier today. The 66-paged proposal explains the ideas behind the Jewish actress’s book, “Not That Kind of girl,” and reveals it will be divided into six sections: “Work”, “Friendship”, “Body”, “Sex”, “Love”, and “Big Picture”, CSMonitor… More ▸

  • Jewish celebrities react to Hurricane Sandy

    As one of the worst storms in U.S. history took its toll on the Northeast, celebrities who live in New York City (and elsewhere) took to Twitter with their thoughts and updates.
    Thanks for all the concerned tweets… Thank goodness we are all okay… Thinking of those who aren’t #sandy
    — Debra Messing (@DebraMessing)
    October 30, 2012
    I know it’s tough now, New York, but picture yourself next summer, lying on a warm, calm beach, with nothing to remind you of Sandy
    — B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) October 30, 2012
    Sending love to all in Long Beach L.I. My home town. bc
    — Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) October 30, 2012 More ▸

  • Lena Dunham’s book deal comes with a catch…

    A multi-million dollar catch. The Jewish actor and writer signed a mega deal with Random House Publishing last week for $3.7 million for her upcoming book, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned, and although critics have been arguing that the deal is over the top, the expectations that come… More ▸

  • ‘Girls’ star Jemima Kirke releases topless maternity photos

    The English actress, best known for her role as Jessa Johansson in the successful HBO show “Girls,” decided to show her natural beauty in a pregnant photoshoot. Kirke, whose grandparents are of Iraqi-Israeli decent, is expecting to have her second child in a few weeks, and decided to share her current look with the magazine… More ▸

  • ‘Homeland’ completely dominates the Emmys

    Last night’s 64th Primetime Emmy Awards revealed a new reality – the American viewer would much rather be scared by potential terrorists than sexist advertising agencies – as television show “Homeland” grabbed six Emmys and denounced “Mad Men” as the top drama on TV. “Homeland” had a pretty impressive Emmy run, including Outstanding Drama, best… More ▸

  • Lena Dunham’s extremely Jewish reaction to being nominated for an Emmy

    Lena Dunham, the woman behing the much-buzzed HBO comedy “Girls,” received four nominations for this year’s 64th Primetime Emmy Awards – outstanding comedy series, lead actress, directing the first season finale episode “She Did” and for the writing of the pilot episode. In an interview with The New York Times after the nominations were announced, Lena remembered… More ▸

  • So many Jews are nominated for an Emmy! So many!

    It’s not exactly the most groundbreaking news, but… a ton of Jews made the list of 2012 Emmy nominations, which were announced earlier today. Four out of the six shows that are nominated for the most Outstanding Comedy Series boast Jewish producers: “Big Band Theory” (Chuck Lorre), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Larry David), “Girls” (Lenna Dunham),… More ▸

  • Lena Dunham answers criticism of lack of diversity on ‘Girls’

    It has been almost a month since the HBO show “Girls” premiered, and it continues to stir controversy. At first it was talk about nepotism, with each cast member of the show about four 20-somethings having a parent who was prominent in the media/cultural spheres. Then it was the blunt sexual content and critics saying the show… More ▸