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  • Watch: Paul Rudd make out with Barbara Walters on GMA

    If anyone ever decides to do a Jewish remake of “Harold and Maude” they need look no further than this morning’s edition of “Good Morning America” for casting ideas. When nobody was watching, Paul Rudd, on the show to promote “Anchorman 2,” totally put the moves on host Barbara Walters. Age shmage — these two… More ▸

  • BuzzFeed presents: ’27 Things Jewish Moms Love’

    There’s nothing like a BuzzFeed list to make a Jewish person feel relevant in this post-Hanukkah, Christmas-dominated webscape. “27 Things Jewish Moms Love” has the food and guilt-based items you’d expect, but there were a few funny, super-relatable parent-child text exchanges in there too. Enjoy!   More ▸

  • Watch: A pro-settler Miley Cyrus parody

    The latest entry into the overcrowded Jewish parody video category is “Jews Can’t Stop,” in which American-born, Israel-dwelling Orit Arfa puts her pro-settler views to the tune of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop.” If you are having trouble imagining what this might entail, think one of those embarrassing “American Idol” auditions, peppered with shots of… More ▸

  • Adam Sandler to guest star on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

    Andy Samberg’s Fox series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is welcoming a guest star just as funny, musical and Jewish as its star. According to E! News, Samberg’s real-life friend Adam Sandler will play himself on a post-Super Bowl episode. Not up to the challenge of taking in yet another new show? Don’t worry — there’s no need… More ▸

  • Jason Segel to play David Foster Wallace

    Today in juicy Jewish casting news, Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg have been attached to “The End of the Tour,” a film about David Foster Wallace, The Wrap reports. The twist here is that Segel, star of such heavy fare as “The Muppets,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” will portray “Infinite… More ▸

  • And the Jewish Golden Globe nominees are…

    It was an early yet very exciting morning over on the shiny and bright Planet of Celebrity today, what with the announcement of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, honoring work in film and television. Jewish representation wasn’t too shabby — at least not on the smaller of the… More ▸

  • Animated Anne Frank movie in the works

    Israeli director Ari Folman has committed to writing and directing an animated feature based on the life of Anne Frank, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Folman’s animated film “Waltz With Bashir,” about the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, was nominated for an Oscar, and his Israeli TV series “En terapia” was the basis for HBO’s “In… More ▸

  • TV series gives King David a mobster makeover

    With the rise in popularity of religion-based entertainment (think the upcoming TV miniseries “The Dovekeepers” and the film “Noah“) it was only a matter of time before we were treated to a biblical-Mafia mashup. Okay, so maybe not, but it looks like it’s happening anyway. “King David,” a drama series its creator, eOne, is calling… More ▸

  • Katie Couric hosts Magen David Adom’s N.Y. fundraiser

    American Friends of Magen David Adom apparently has some pretty big-name friends. In attendance at the organization’s sold-out Manhattan fundraiser on Tuesday night were New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and host Katie Couric. The event raised $1 million, all of which will go toward ambulances and lifesaving equipment used to respond to emergencies in Israel…. More ▸

  • CBS orders Masada miniseries ‘The Dovekeepers’

    Alice Hoffman’s bestselling historical novel “The Dovekeepers” will be turned into a four-hour miniseries for CBS airing in 2015, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story, set in ancient Israel, follows four women who fight to save 900 Jews under siege by Romans at Masada. The producers behind the project are Roma Downey and Mark… More ▸