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  • Harvey Weinstein fully responsible for Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar snub

    Quentin Tarantino’s been snubbed by the Academy by not being nominated for his work as director of “Djano Unchained,” especially if you compare the spotlight films like Argo and Lincoln received. And the person taking full responsibility for that is none other than Django’s producer, Jewish filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, who told Deadline it was his move… More ▸

  • James Franco’s Bubby coming to the big screen

      He’s quite the family man. Actor-turned-everything-else James Franco, who is starring in the upcoming film “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” landed a role for his grandmother, Mitzie Verne, in the March 2013 movie. Franco was granted permission from his producers for his grandmother to make a special appearance at the end of the film, which is… More ▸

  • Oscar nominations: Two Israeli films are nominated for best documentary feature

    The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards ceremony were announced earlier today. Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” ieads the nominations with 12, including best film and best director. On the Israeli side, despite not being nominated for the best foreign film (which is most likely to go to the Austrian film “Amour”), two Israeli documentary films are nominated for the Best… More ▸

  • Two Israeli films up for Oscars

    Israel’s film industry is in all its glory right now, after two Israeli-produced documentaries have been shortlisted for possible nominations in this year’s Academy Awards. The two films, “The Gatekeepers” and “5 Broken Cameras,” tell the story of the Israeli Palestinian conflict from their own perspective, but were projects the Israeli government was not too happy about,… More ▸

  • Adam Lambert: ‘Les Mis’ actors are pretending to be singers’

    The new musical film “Les Misérables,” which just ended a relatively successful first weekend in the box office ($28 million). The film, which is based on Victor Hugo’s famous book and has already been adapted to a popular musical, received generally good reviews from critics, but one very vocal negative review from Adam Lambert. Lambert, a musician, musical… 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 ▸

  • Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow were roomies once, things were funny

    Hollywood’s two favorite Jews, Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, once shared a $900-per-month apartment in the Valley before the days of Girls, Water Boy, Knocked Up, and Jack and Jill (did anyone even see that?). The funnymen sat down with Anderson Cooper this past Sunday on “60 Minutes Overtime” to share some details of days of their intimate living… 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 ▸

  • Lindsay Lohan does NOT do bar mitzvahs

    Bat Mitzvah boys, settle down– Lindsay Lohan will not be coming to your  Jewish coming-of-age celebration, no matter how good your Torah reading sounds. Earlier this week, a North Carolina booking company called 123 Talent sent out a mass email, telling clients the “Mean Girls” star would be available for bookings at small private parties,… More ▸