Friday, August 7, 2020



Roy Moore’s Lawsuit Against Sacha Baron Cohen Over Being Pranked Can Proceed, Judge Rules

By the time the episode aired, it was widely known that Cohen was punking public figures.

‘Expecting Amy’ Highlights a New Comedy Dynamic of Jewish Mothers Making, Not Being, the Jokes

Jewish moms like Amy Schumer, who were once the material, have become the premier comics of this age.

Russell Crowe Asked Jared Kushner for Advice on How to Portray Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes

Crowe said he asked Kushner for the advice at Hugh Jackman’s 50th birthday party.

Ice Cube Denies Report He Ordered Entourage to Beat up a Rabbi

Above the letter he wrote “Don’t play with me. This is just phase one.”

Sacha Baron Cohen Pranks Far-Right Rally Into Singing About Soros, Obama and Fauci

“Baron Cohen has used humor and satire to expose people’s inherent biases by depicting racists, anti-Semites, neo-Nazis, Islamophobes and others as deeply flawed."

70-Year-Old Woman Gets Naked and Takes Shower During Gilbert Gottfried’s Daughter’s Zoom Bat Mitzvah

At the moment when she became a woman in Jewish tradition, comedian Gilbert Gottfried’s daughter may have seen another woman naked. During the Zoom bat...

Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner Slam Mel Gibson over “Oven Dodger” Comments

Actor-director Mel Gibson is facing backlash over accusations that he called Jewish actress Winona Ryder an "oven dodger."

Harvey Weinstein Accused of Sexual Assault by 4 More Women, Including Minor in New York Lawsuit

A new lawsuit filed against Harvey Weinstein in New York city accuses the former film producer of raping four women, including one who was...

Lil Dicky Is the Larry David of Rap in His Show ‘Dave’

If you haven’t heard of the comic rapper Lil Dicky, and you are at least tangentially interested in rap or comedy, you should familiarize...

‘Love & Stuff’ Sees Life, Death and Motherhood Through a Jewish Lens

How do you cope with both the death of a parent and the artifacts she left behind, while preparing to become a mother yourself...

‘Arrowverse’ Showrunner Greg Berlanti on Whether He’s Jewish or Not

Greg Berlanti is the executive producer of “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” “Titans,” “Riverdale” and “The Flash.” Between keeping his die-hard DC fans satisfied, the mega-producer also...

Jewish Grandpa Seeks Out The Family Who Hid Him From Nazis in Documentary “The Starfish”

New York director and producer, Tyler Gildin, through his media company Gildin Media, released a documentary titled The Starfish, exploring the life story of his grandfather,...

This Israeli Cop Comedy on Netflix Is the Perfect Pandemic Pick-Me-Up

Israeli TV is all the rage right now. You’ve probably heard of “Shtisel,” the sensation about a haredi Orthodox family in Jerusalem that swept...

Showtime’s President of Entertainment is a Cantor on the Side

Gary Levine’s day job is president of entertainment for Showtime Networks. On Saturdays, though, he’s a cantor. The Hollywood Reporter has been running a series...

Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen Star in Christmas Series for HBO Max

Two of Hollywood’s best-known Jewish actors are teaming up…for a Christmas series. Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen, who starred together in “Take This Waltz”...

Virtual Benefit Raises over $1 Million for Hatzalah Emergency Response

“Saving Lives Sunday,” the virtual benefit for United Hatzalah of Israel that streamed May 3, raised more than $1,00,000,000 to support Hatzalah’s emergency response...

Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Other Jewish Celebs React to Anti-Semitic Tweets

A new parody of "Jimmy Kimmel Live's" Mean Tweets segment stars A-List Jewish celebrities, reading the most outrageous things people have posted about Israel...

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Wins Best Actress for Tribeca Festival Film

“Her face is a never-ending landscape in which even the tiniest expression is heartbreaking."

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher Donate 100,000 Masks to Healthcare Workers

British Jewish comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, Australian actress Isla Fisher, helped donate a cargo of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)...

Seth Rogen Dresses Up As 1920s Jewish Pickle Maker for New Film

The Seth Rogen Jewish immigrant pickle movie is still happening, and we now have some striking photo evidence. If you missed the news from a...

Taylor Swift Accused of Spreading Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories

Taylor Swift is drawing criticism — and apparent applause among her neo-Nazi fan base — for calling out “the Soros family” in an Instagram...

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Is A Quarantine Must-Binge Show

Taika Waititi is one of the hottest Jewish celebrities on the planet right now. The director, writer and actor is best known for his humorous...

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is Familial in New Film ‘Abe’

For the titular character in “Abe,” a 12-year-old with a Jewish mother, Muslim father, and a passion for food and cooking, family mealtime should...

After Recovery from COVID-19, Harvey Weinstein Faces New Charges

Harvey Weinstein has been charged with a new felony sexual assault count by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. The charge, filed Friday, accuses the...

Larry David Says Bernie Sanders Should Drop Out of Presidential Race

Larry David, the Bernie Sanders doppelganger who often portrays the presidential candidate in skits on “Saturday Night Live,” says the senator from Vermont should...

‘On the Map’ Free Online Screening and Q&A This Sunday

The documentary “On the Map” tells the story of the underdog Israeli basketball team’s triumphant victory at the European championship in 1977. Set against...

New Articles

USC President Calls Student VP Resignation Letter ‘Heartbreaking,’ Says Anti-Semitism ‘Has No Place at the University’

"What happened to Rose Ritch is unacceptable, and we must all take up her challenge to do better.”

British Cabinet Office Says It’s Reviewing Wiley’s MBE After Anti-Semitic Tweets

The office said the award can be revoked if the recipient has engaged in “behavior that is deemed to bring the honors system into disrepute.”

Elliott Abrams Named Envoy on Iran Issues

He is replacing Brian Hook.

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