Check this one off his resume. James Franco is getting his name added to the star-studded sidewalk in Hollywood, CA, alongside major stars like James Cameron, Marilyn Monroe, and Michael Jackson. “We are proud to honor actor James Franco with a star on the Walk of Fame,” Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of… More ▸
He certainly was snubbed at the Oscars for missing the Best Director award, but perhaps this will serve as some sort of constellation prize: Jewish director Steven Spielberg has been tapped to lead the jury for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival this May in France. Spielberg called his selection an “honor and a privilege,” according to a statement… More ▸
Ladies, time to perk up after the news of Andy Samberg’s engagement: Jason Segel and Michelle Williams have called things off after a year of dating. The long distance relationship between the two actors put on damper on things, People reports. Williams was profiled by “In Style” just last month, and she told the magazine… More ▸
Is time for Bet Portman? Jewish actress and “Black Swan” star Natalie Portman was spotted wearing a rather baggy Dior gown at the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party, which has raised the suspicion that she might be hiding a baby bump. The 31-year-old wife of ballet mogul Benjamin Millepied and mother of baby Aleph, was seen in a… More ▸
Some of us chuckled– giggled at most– to Seth Macfarlane’s sexist, racist jokes at the Oscars last night, but the anti-Defamation League’s Abe Foxman certainly did not. The organization sent out a press release this morning calling Macfarlane’s Ted bit “offensive and not remotely funny,” referring to the part where the teddy bear from the 2012 film, “Ted” came… More ▸
By Uri Fintzy
by Uri Fintzy
Hollywood came together last night to pat itself on the back for the 85th time, and although the Jewish king of film, Steven Spielberg, failed to bring yet another trophy after “Lincoln” lost to “Argo,” and Israel was once again on the losing spot (though not to Iran like last year, if you want to look on the bright side), we were able to find ten Jewish moments even without Billy Crystal hosting.
Here are the top ten Jewisn moments from last night’s Oscars:
10. William Shatner appeared as a grumpy Captain Kirk for the opening bit.
For fans of Seth MacFarlane, the show’s host, the cameo of Shatner as his memorable “Star Trek” character did not come as a surprise, as MacFarlane is known as an avid “Trekkie.” The best thing about his appearance was his constant criticism of the host, which led to the the wonderful sock puppet rendition of the film “Flight.”
Oscars 2013 – Opening Number With Seth… by IdolxMuzic
9. Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon Levitt danced together
The two young Jewish heartthrobs danced together with MacFarlane in a tribute to the film “High Hopes,” and later took this adorable backstage photo.
Apparently the two can dance, and apparently Radcliffe, who was known to be a short guy, is like really really short. And speaking of short people: More ▸
The controversial commercial Julia Louis-Dreyfus made for Israel’s YES satellite television company has been pulled off the air, Contact Music reports. The commercial showed Louis-Dreyfus rubbing an overweight woman’s stomach in an elevator and wishing her a congratulations only to find out she’s not pregnant, and she spends the rest of the commercial trying to fix her mistake. Israeli… More ▸
Shia LaBeouf drops out of Broadway play after disagreement with Alec Baldwin, leaks apologetic email
Shia LaBeouf and Alec Baldwin are in some sort of fight, and the two couldn’t resolve the issue to the point that Shia LaBeouf has dropped out of their upcoming Broadway show, Orphans, according to the AP. LaBeouf pulled out of the production, “due to creative difference,” according to the show’s producers, but LaBeouf tweeted an email last… More ▸
The New York Jewish Museum’s Purim Ball’s tagline is “Who Wears the Crown” and their guest appearing might be the answer to that one. Actress/writer Lena Dunham will be delivering this year’s Purim shpeil on February 27 at the Purim Ball at the Upper East Side’s Park Avenue Armory. “Ms. Dunham will bring her brilliant… More ▸
Even though she told Elle last month she never thinks about marriage, Scarlett Johansson was spotted wandering the East Village over the holiday weekend with what appeared to be a gigantic engagement ring on her finger, according to the Daily News. Alongside french journalist boyfriend Romain Dauriac, photographers snapped a photo of a pear-shaped diamond ring, which has… More ▸