After Macklemore and Ryan Lewis blew a shofar in a VMA promo video, we were hopeful last night’s event would be full of fantastic Jewish moments. Not so much, unfortunately, but here’s what we managed to scrape together. The awards ceremony took place in the Barclays Center, which is in Brooklyn, which is, last time we… More ▸
By Jana Banin
Lately there’s been some buzz about a few interesting Jewish stars (possibly) lined up for some interesting films. Here, the low-down on where you might next see some of your favorite actors. * In what seemed like about five seconds after everyone you knew had read Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” the news hit that Reese… 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 ▸
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 ▸
By JTA Staff
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 ▸