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  • Natalie Portman coming out of maternity leave

    Just this week, the first photos of a post-pregnancy Natalie Portman were spread across the interwebs (though she left little Aleph at home with her ballet dancer baby daddy, Benjamin Millepied), which means it’s now time to start speculating about her next career move. According to People, Portman has been offered the lead in the… More ▸

  • Friends With No Strings: Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman’s Lessons in Casual Sex

    When the media blitz began over a month ago for the new romantic comedy “Friends With Benefits,” starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, many were probably wondering – didn’t the same exact film come out in January?
    Why yes, yes it did. Six months ago it was called “No Strings Attached” and featured Natalie Portman, Kunis’ costar in “Black Swan,” and everyone’s favorite faux trucker, Ashton Kutcher.
    While it is hardly unusual for Hollywood to take a good idea, drag it into an alley at gunpoint and beat it until it loses whatever charm it originally possessed, what is worth noting about this particular pair of films about casual sex is that the two lady leads are played by a pair of famously Jewish actresses. This begs the question – when it comes sex, what’s Jew(ess) got to do with it? More ▸

  • Mila vs. Natalie at the box office… LiLo, take note!

    Lashon Holly can’t stop thinking about poor Lindsay Lohan, who thinks it should have been her — and not Natalie Portman — taking an Oscar-winning turn in “Black Swan.” Of course, if anything… Lindsay has more of the Mila Kunis-vibe going on. While we’re on the subject… Hey, Lindsay, if you think you can do… More ▸

  • Charlie Sheen, John Galliano and the Jews

    Do the recent brouhahas involving actor Charlie Sheen, Christian Dior designer John Galliano, Fox News host Glenn Beck and others show that anti-Semitism is thriving, or just that stupidity is alive and well? JTA Managing Editor Uriel Heilman offers his analysis. More ▸