Drake wins his first Grammy on his 10th try, fun. and its Jewish lead singer Jack Antonoff take two Grammys, Mayim Bialik’s 4-year-old son is weaned at last and a Jewish version of “Downton Abbey” is in the offing. More ▸
A second inquest into the death of Jewish musician Amy Winehouse confirms that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning, Natalie Portman reportedly offers the best bang for the buck in box office returns and Israeli model Bar Refaeli will be pitching GoDaddy in a Super Bowl ad with race car driver Danica Patrick. More ▸
We all had that dream when we were kids — we’re interviewed on a talk show, then the weatherman gets sick, and we are called to save the day and deliver the weather report instead. It’s not just me, right? Right?? Well, the lovely Scarlett Johansson was lucky enough to fill in for TODAY’s Al… More ▸
The election season is almost over, thankfully, but before the we all find out who is the next POTUS, we thought it would be interesting to look at the political preferences of some famous Jews. Some of the Jewish celebrities are very outspoken regarding their opinions, some are more quiet and most of them donate a lot of money.
Check out the list, who knows, maybe it will change how you will vote (I really hope it won’t though):
Republican Jewish Celebrities:
The producer behind “CSI,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Top Gun” and more has donated for the Bush, McCain and Romney campaigns More ▸
The 27-year-old successful actress and model Scarlett Johansson is going back to New York theater in January in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Johansson will be Maggie the Cat, and will star next to Benjamin Walker. “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” tells the story of Maggie, who… More ▸
“The Possession” performs well at the box office, Shannen Doherty pushes back against Israel critics and Edon Pinchot gets booted on “America’s Got Talent.” semi-finals. More ▸
This is a great trend, really. Scarlett Johansson was photographed for Dolce & Gabbana’s new Perfectly Luminous foundation in a very seductive yet classy position, which shows her bare back. Examiner describes, “the ad released on Tuesday isn’t just sexy, it’s classy too as it shows how a woman can be suggestive, still command attention and avoid revealing too… More ▸
Yesterday we showed you how adorable (and resourceful) Mila Kunis was as an 11-year-old girl in the unforgettable show “Baywatch.”
And if Mila did it, there’s no shame, so we decided to dig a little deeper into the wonderful world we call television, movies and commercials of the 1980s and 1990s, and show you other famous Jewish celebrities who had to work their way up to the top of the acting world. Some of them started as a lead in a feature film, others had to use their young acting talents (and raw cuteness, we’re looking at you Sarah Michele Gellar) to promote a burger chain.
1. Natalie Portman
Role: Mathilda Lando in the 1994 French (English-speaking) film “Léon: The Professional.”
Plot: Portman’s first major role was really serious, actually. She played a seductive 12-year-old girl who smokes cigarettes and comes from an extremely dysfunctional and abusive family.
What she’s been doing since: Portman continued to have minor roles throughout the 90s, until her breakout role in 1999 as Princess Padmé Amidala in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. She later had a few lead roles, including an unforgettable role as Evey Hammond in “V for Vendetta” for which she had to shave her head, and then later won an Academy Award for her role in the 2010 film “Black Swan,” making her one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood, especially among Jewish fans (including this blog). More ▸
By JTA Staff
Kippah-wearing teen Edon Pinchot wows “America’s Got Talent,” Scarlett Johansson signs a record deal to reprise the Black Widow and rapper Mac Miller has heads shaking on the web with his response to Adam Levine’s little joke on the hit ‘Call Me Maybe.’ More ▸
By Lashon Holly
Guess who’s getting paid a whole bunch of money — $20 million — to play rough with all those superheros in the Avengers sequel? That’s more than any actress. EVER! More ▸