Mazel tov to Prince William and Duchess Kate on the birth of their first child! The little guy arrived at 4:24 pm local time yesterday in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces. No name yet (it’s doubtful they’re waiting a full week to make it… 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 Jewz Newton
You know what seems to be a recurring theme with William Shatner? Dying. That’s right: Not only does Shatner die in singular fashion in the made-for-TV film “Dead Man’s Island” (What? I like to start out strong), and in his role as Captain Kirk in “Star Trek: Generations,” but now Priceline is giving the old… More ▸
By Jewz Newton
Happy week-after-MLK day everybody! For those of you who had Monday off, I hope you enjoyed the last month of 4-day work weeks. For the rest of you, don’t worry. My day off wasn’t that much fun anyway. Basically I just enjoyed the weather and slept and ate well and giggled all day… anyway. Lists!… More ▸
German fans of the original Star Trek series finally got to watch an episode that has been banned for almost 44 years. The episode, titled “Patterns of Force,” features Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock (played by Jewish actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy) visiting a planet with an eerie similarity to Nazi Germany. “Patterns of… More ▸
Leonard Nimoy, better known as Spock, announced that he will no longer attend Star Trek conventions. He made the announcement while attending a convention (ha!) in Rosemont, Ill., a Chicago suburb. The convention celebrated the 45th anniversary of the airing of the original show. Nimoy talked about his life and career, and thanked his fans… More ▸