November 14, 2018

Hollywood Schmooze

Stan Lee, the legendary writer and publisher of Marvel Comics has died. He was 95.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, he died early Monday
"Get Out" and "Halloween" producer Jason Blum received boos from the audience and was and physically removed offstage Tuesday night
The Midterm Election Day is here and Jewish Americans all around the country are headed to the polls to cast their votes
A new Israeli TV series “Euphoria,” about teenagers, sex, drugs, identity issues, social media, friendship, and love, is coming to HBO.
The old Crest Theater on Westwood Boulevard will become the UCLA Leonard Nimoy Theater. The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, director Judd Apatow and other Jewish notables from the comedy world are teaming up for the get-out-the-vote
Sacha Baron Cohen is in talks to play Abbie Hoffman in “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” a long-gestating project that Aaron Sorkin will direct.
We’re kvelling! Barbra Streisand is singing on “Carpool Karaoke” this Thursday, Nov. 1 on “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”
CBS Studios International is partnering with “Fauda” creator/writer Leora Kamenetzky to produce Israel-set crime drama “District Y.”
Amazon Prime is bringing back its hit show "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Dec. 5, making it the best way to celebrate night four of Hanukkah.
After Forty-eight years, Judy Blume’s bestselling young adult novel “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret” is headed for the big screen.
Comedian and activist Amy Schumer announced her pregnancy and encouraged fans to vote in the same social media post, Monday.
Selma Blair, who is currently appearing in the Netflix series “Lost in Space,” revealed in an Instagram post that she has multiple sclerosis.
American audiences will be seeing more Israeli series—and English adaptations of Israeli hits—in the coming year.
Singer and actress Hailee Steinfeld is in final negotiations to star in and produce the Netflix movie “Idol,”
Late singer Amy Winehouse will be the subject of a movie biography, with the consent and participation of her family.
Ike Barinholtz (“The Mindy Project”) blends dysfunctional family comedy with timely political satire in “The Oath.”
The divide between secular and Orthodox Jews in Israel is taken to the next level in the Israeli drama series “Autonomies”
Few professional wrestlers have experienced the success or career longevity of Scott Levy, a man better known as Raven.
Movie producer of “The Fugitive” and “Se7en” Arnold Kopelson, died of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills on Oct 8. He was 83.
Taylor Swift broke her political silence Sunday night by endorsing two Democratic candidates in Tennessee, but it came with consequences. 
Comedian Amy Schumer and actress and model Emily Ratajkowski were arrested alongside 300 other protesters Thursday
Jon Stewart and Maggie Gyllenhaal are gearing up to get behind the camera on their upcoming features "Irresistible" and "The Lost Daughter."
Seth Rogen will portray a Jewish immigrant pickle maker and his great-grandson in a new untitled comedy for Sony Pictures.
Tony-winner Idina Menzel, will reunite with "Wicked" co-star Kristin Chenoweth for the NBC special “A Very Wicked Halloween."
Idina Menzel has been cast in “Uncut Gems,” joining Adam Sandler and Judd Hirsch in the comedy set in New York’s Jewish-run Diamond District.
Best-selling Holocaust novels “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” and “We Were the Lucky Ones,” are coming to television in 2020.
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