The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (got that?) is awarding Sacha Baron Cohen the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy (and that one too?) at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on November 9. This isn’t the first BAFTA award for Cohen, who is being recognized for his contribution… More ▸
Plans for Sacha Baron Cohen to portray a character who is both mustachioed and flamboyant (a hybrid of Borat and Bruno, one might say) have fallen through. The Jewish actor has cancelled his plans to play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biographical film, Deadline.com reports. Apparently he is not on the same page… More ▸
Stressed out over what to do for dad this Father’s day? No tips here, but we can offer you a distraction in the form of a list of our favorite Jewish celebrity dads. More ▸
Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest project is one step closer to being made. Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam, the Danish writers behind the comedy “Klown,” are in negotiations to write “The Lesbian.” Cohen must have really loved “Klown,” because sources say he traveled all the way to Denmark to convince the pair to work with him…. More ▸
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 ▸
By JTA Staff
Sacha Baron Cohen is the highest paid British actor, Daniel Radcliffe in luck over his circumcision and Drew Barrymore is having her tattoos removed to adhere to her new hubby’s Jewish religion. More ▸
We pay a lot of money for Sacha Baron Cohen to make us feel uncomfortable. The Jewish London native is officially the highest paid British actor in America, according to Forbes.com, and even tops Brad Pitt and Tom Hanks in breaking the Benjamins. Last year, Baron Cohen ranked in £20 million, thanks to his film, “The Dictator,”… More ▸
Despite the tragic events on the East Coast, which resulted in the cancellation of Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party, Jewish celebrities still had fun and dressed up over the weekend and Wednesday night.
Here are some of the best costumes:
Adorable glittery seahorses, with her husband and two daughters More ▸
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was reported to be cast as the late lead singer of British rock band “Queen” Freddie Mercury two years ago, and now there is finally more information about the interesting project. Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May (the man and the curls) posted an update about the film on his personal… More ▸
Actress Isla Fisher (“Confessions of a Shopaholic”) sat down with Conan O’Brien to talk about her new movie “Bachelorette,” and in addition, shared her experience being married to Sacha Baron Cohen. Fisher, who converted to Judaism in order to marry Baron Cohen, said that it can be really embarrassing to be out in public with… More ▸