December 13, 2018

Hollywood Schmooze

Google is honoring the 127th birthday of Jewish poet and Nobel Prize winner Nelly Sachs. Sachs documented her fear during the Holocaust and
Rapper Drake, music legend Barbra Streisand and the late rapper Mac Miller are among the nominees for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards,
The Israeli miniseries “Nevelot” is being adapted for Apple TV, with Richard Gere set to star. HBO had announced plans to adapt back in 2015
Jewish talent was recognized on camera and behind the scenes in the nominees for the Hollywood Foreign Press’ 2019 Golden Globe Awards.
Emmy and Golden Giobe-winning creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, will be the 2019 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television recipient
PBS will honor the Tree of Life Synagogue victims and first responders Dec. 11 with a concert featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman.
Capitalizing on biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen has announced a North American tour that will play 23 cities this summer.
After years of mistletoe, The Hallmark Channel is adding menorahs to its holiday programming next year with two Hanukkah-themed movies.
Award-winning novels "The Plot Against America," and "Save the Deli" are becoming televisions Series thanks to NBC and HBO.
The multi-Tony award winning Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” is headed for the big screen. Author Steven Levenson is adapting screenplay
A documentary about the life of noted sex therapist and Holocaust survivor Dr. Ruth Westheimer has been acquired by Hulu
Talk show host Jerry Springer is going to court—as a judge in fall 2019. The former lawyer will become “Judge Jerry.”
FX's new miniseries “Fosse/Verdon,” is channeling the New York theater world to explore choreographer Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon.
This week while the cast of the new "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel was promoting its upcoming release, Silverman brought up that her
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.
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