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  • Top ten Jewish moments from last night’s Oscars

    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 ▸

  • Is ScarJo engaged?

    Even though she told Elle last month she never thinks about marriage, Scarlett Johansson was spotted wandering the East Village over the holiday weekend with what appeared to be a gigantic engagement ring on her finger, according to the Daily News. Alongside french journalist boyfriend Romain Dauriac, photographers snapped a photo of a pear-shaped diamond ring, which has… More ▸

  • Scarlett Johansson is now a weatherwoman too

    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 ▸

  • Who are the Jewish celebrities voting for?

    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:
    Jerry Bruckheimer

    The producer behind “CSI,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Top Gun” and more has donated for the Bush, McCain and Romney campaigns More ▸

  • Scarlett Johansson is going to Broadway

     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 ▸

  • Scarlett Johansson follows Natalie Portman, shows skin for an ad

    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 ▸

  • 7 Jewish celebrities who started acting when they were kids

    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

    Age: 13
    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 ▸