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  • Woody Allen to be honored at Golden Globes

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has chosen Woody Allen to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. The honor is given every year to someone who has “made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment,” and Allen, 77, surely fits the bill. The prolific actor/writer/director has churned out over 45… More ▸

  • Watch: Woody Allen as a pimp in ‘Fading Gigolo’ trailer

    It’s hard to decide what seems more unlikely: Woody Allen playing a pimp, or Woody Allen starring in someone else’s film. Believe it or not, in “Fading Gigolo,” the legendary Jewish director does both. John Turturro wrote and directed the film, in which Allen plays a bookseller who picks up some work pimping out Turturro’s… More ▸

  • Woody Allen scores with ‘Blue Jasmine’

    It’s no “Wolverine” or anything, but Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” is one of the biggest hits of the summer so far–relatively speaking. According to the Los Angeles Times the movie brought in $612,767 this weekend, which might sound modest for a summer flick, but keep in mind it was only screened in six venues. At $102,128 per… More ▸

  • Zach Braff gives Woody Allen a Kickstarter tutorial

    Every time an indie film director does an interview, it’s inevitable that he or she will bring up something he or she has learned from Woody Allen. So it was refreshing to hear from Vulture that young Jewish filmmaker Zach Braff pulled a switcheroo, teaching the older Jewish filmmaker a thing or two about how… More ▸

  • Israeli celebrities get religious makeovers

    Breaking news: Bar Rafaeli to star in a long-awaited sequel of “A Stranger Among Us.” Okay, that’s a total lie, but a photo of the Israeli model that’s gone viral in Israel might make you believe otherwise. The image, which shows Leonardo DiCaprio’s ex decked out in super modest clothing (sheitel included), is just one… More ▸

  • First look at Woody Allen’s new film

    Sony Pictures Classics released the first image of Woody Allen’s upcoming film, “Blue Jasmine.” As the 46th movie from the Jewish writer/director, the film is apparently a romantic comedy about “ the final stages of an acute crisis and a life of a fashionable New York housewife.” We don’t know much else about the film, since its Woody… More ▸

  • Is Woody Allen giving Lindsay Lohan career advice?

    The two might seem like an odd pair, but “Mean Girls” actress Lindsay Lohan was spotted chilling with Jewish filmmaker Woody Allen at the American Foundation for AIDS Research New York Gala this past Wednesday, according to the Post. Lohan’s career has notably gone downhill over the past few years, which might have something to do… More ▸

  • Liev Schreiber plays a Hasidic cop in a new movie

    Interesting sites seen at the Brooklyn set of the upcoming John Turturro film “Fading Gigalo,” as actor Liev Schrieber (“Scream,” X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) and singer/actress Vanessa Paradis were dressed as kosher Hasidic Jews from Brooklyn. In fact, Schreiber was wearing the Shomrim uniforms, a licensed neighbourhood watch for Hasidic Jewish communities in Brooklyn, as Paradis was… More ▸