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Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Hollywood

Oscar Isaac to Play Jewish Superhero

Oscar Isaac, who portrayed an Israeli Mossad agent in “Operation Finale” in 2018, will star in the Disney+ series “Moon Knight” as a Jewish...

Jon Stewart to Return to TV in Apple TV+ Series

Emmy-winning writer producer, director and “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will return to television with a new one-hour, multi-season current affairs series for Apple...

Adam Sandler Goes to Space in Netflix Film

Adam Sandler, now starring in “Hubie Halloween” for Netflix, is going to space in his next movie for the streamer. He’ll play an troubled...

Lawsuit Filed Over ‘Borat’ Sequel Synagogue Scene Dismissed

Sacha Baron Cohen’s hilarious “Borat Subsequent Movie Film” is a smash hit for Amazon, but not everyone is laughing, including unsuspecting civilians who were...

Sacha Baron Cohen Exposes Anti-Semitism, Skewers Trump in ‘Borat Subsequent Movie Film’

Fourteen years since first punking unsuspecting Americans and exposing their prejudices in “Borat,” Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the role of Kazakh journalist Borat...

Natalie Portman to Give Virtual Talk on Her Children’s Book

Actress, producer and director Natalie Portman has added author to her list of accomplishments with her debut book for children, “Natalie Portman’s Fables.” The Jerusalem-born...

Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Judd Apatow to Host ‘Superbad’ Reunion and Watch Party as Democrat Fundraiser

The cast “Superbad” will reunite virtually on Oct. 27 for a livestream of the movie, with actors Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher...

‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel Starring Jennifer Grey Announced

It’s official: A “Dirty Dancing” sequel is coming, and it’s starring Jewish actress Jennifer Grey, who played Frances “Baby” Houseman in the 1987 original.

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."

New Articles

Adherents to Faith-Based Diplomacy See Political Boost for Israel

The Media Line: Josh Reinstein is the author of Titus, Trump and the Triumph of Israel, a new book just out on the power of...

U.K. Labour Party Suspends Jeremy Corbyn Over Anti-Semitism Report

The United Kingdom’s Labour Party suspended former party leader Jeremy Corbyn on October 29 following the release of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s...

Officials: Visa-Free Israel-UAE Pact Historic – Although Familiar

THE MEDIA LINE — Israel and the United Arab Emirates made history last week by signing a visa exemption treaty, the first such agreement...

Two Weeks After Twitter Bans Holocaust Denial, Twitter’s CEO Says It’s Still Allowed

(JTA) — Two weeks ago, Twitter banned Holocaust denial. Or did it? The company announced earlier this month that it would ban posts that “deny or...

Khamenei Tweets ‘Why Is It a Crime to Raise Questions About the Holocaust?’ After Twitter Says It Won’t Ban Holocaust Denial

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a tweet on October 28 raising questions about the Holocaust after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said earlier in the day...

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