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  • Krav Maga on Charlie’s Angels and in pop culture

    Tonight is the premiere of Charlie’s Angels, the new television show adapted from a movie franchise that had been adapted from an iconic 70s series starring Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith.
    And a new series in a new era means new agents. Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Annie Ilonzeh (General Hospital) and Rachael Taylor (Grey’s Anatomy) will play the Angels this time around. And Taylor’s character, in addition to being improbably attractive for a detective, will also demonstrate some impressive fighting skills, courtesy of the Israeli self-defense martial arts.
    But this will hardly be the first time that Krav Maga (which translates to “contact combat”) has been featured in film and television. Here are five other times that Krav Maga has graced the big and small screen. More ▸

  • NBC to adapt BBC Shabbat Dinner sitcom

    NBC and Greg Daniels, who is responsible for the successful U.S. adaptation of The Office, are making a bid to Americanize another BBC show: Friday Night Dinner. And guess what its about… Friday Night Dinner, which debuted on Channel 4 in February, centers on the Goodmans, a traditional but not strictly observant Jewish family, and chronicles their… More ▸

  • B.J. Novak: from The Dundies to “The Dictator”

    He killed Nazis (or Nazees, according to Brad Pitt), temped at Dunder Mifflin, and now B.J. Novak is joining Sacha Baron Cohen(Borat) in his new movie “The Dictator.” Novak, better known as Ryan Howard of NBC’s The Office (a show he also co-writes and directs), is going to leave the flashy paper business behind and… More ▸