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  • 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 ▸

  • FunnyJew Andy Samberg will host Spirit Awards

      Good news for those who miss the stand up comedy of former SNL star Andy Samberg– the Internet and film star will host the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards.   Samberg, who recently starred in independent romantic comedy “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” will hand out awards to the winners of the best indie films February 23. Samberg… More ▸

  • The Hebrew Hammer is back to kill Hitler (with your help!)

    Nine years ago, Mordechai Jefferson Carver, better known as “The Hebrew Hammer,” became a modern Jewish hero after saving Chanukah from the evil son of Santa Clause. The low-budget Jewish blaxploitation film — featuring Adam Goldberg as the Hammer, Judy Greer as his love interest Esther Bloomenbergensteinenthal, Andy Dick as evil Damian Claus and others —… More ▸

  • Liev Schreiber plays a Hasidic cop in a new movie

    Interesting sites seen at the Brooklyn set of the upcoming John Turturro film “Fading Gigalo,” as actor Liev Schrieber (“Scream,” X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) and singer/actress Vanessa Paradis were dressed as kosher Hasidic Jews from Brooklyn. In fact, Schreiber was wearing the Shomrim uniforms, a licensed neighbourhood watch for Hasidic Jewish communities in Brooklyn, as Paradis was… More ▸