Saturday, October 31, 2020



Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom Set to Write *NSYNC Movie Musical

Rachel Bloom is transitioning from a crazy ex-girlfriend to *NSYNC super-fan. The Golden Globe and Emmy winner tweeted Oct. 29 that she will be...

‘TrueFuture Israel’ Showcases Israeli People, Places and Cutting-Edge Tech Innovations

While Israel is widely known for its rich history and culture, it has also become a leading center of health and medical technology, developing...

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...

Jewish Celebrities and ‘Saturday Night Seder” Get Out the Young Vote for Biden

Jewish celebrities and cast members from “Saturday Night Seder” are teaming up Oct. 26 with Young Jewish Americans for Biden to make sure everyone votes by Nov. 3.

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...

Yitzhak Rabin Miniseries ‘The Leader’ in the Works

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated in 1995, will be the subject of a six-part miniseries called “The Leader” from L.A.-based...

‘Seinfeld’ Cast Reunites for Texas Democrats Fundraiser

Hosted by NBC “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, the reunion will be live-streamed once at 5 p.m. PDT Friday, Oct. 23, and will feature behind-the-scenes stories and memories from the nine-season show that premiered 31 years ago.

‘Borat’ Sequel Sued After Holocaust Survivor Becomes Upset With Cameo

Producers of the film and Amazon Studios have been sued by the estate of Holocaust survivor Judith Dim Evans, The Wrap reported after Evans stated she was interviewed by the British actor-writer-producer under “false pretenses.”

Larry David Gets Married, Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Curb’

Larry David has two things to celebrate this October: the 20th anniversary of “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” 2000 premiere and his recent wedding, to TV...

Before Town Hall, Actor Jeff Goldblum Urges Jews to Vote for Biden

During a town hall pre-show on Oct. 15 presented by Jewish Floridians for Biden,Jeff Goldblum shared a few words about the importance of voting and why Jewish Americans should vote for Biden.

Filmmaker Dani Menkin Brings His Idol’s Story to Life in ‘Aulcie’

“Aulcie” documents the rollercoaster life of famous player No. 8 and how his relationship with Israel and the Jewish people ultimately lead to his conversion to Judaism and adopting the Hebrew name Elisha ben Avraham.

Actress Gal Gadot Teaches Hebrew Slang in New Vanity Fair Video

Israeli actress Gal Gadot is teaching her fans Hebrew slang.

Mayim Bialik Teases New Podcast About Mental Health

Neuroscientist and “The Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik is launching a new podcast encouraging fans to witness her “breakdown.” Slated for a fall release, “Bialik’s Breakdown” takes a holistic approach in discussing mental health.

Chloe Fineman and Drew Barrymore Gush Over Fineman’s Drew Impersonation on ‘SNL’

Actress Drew Barrymore meeting “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) cast member Chloe Fineman is the jolt of happiness you never knew you needed. Fineman was invited as a guest on Barrymore’s new CBS talk show, “The Drew Barrymore Show,” on Oct. 12 after Barrymore saw and obsessed over Fineman’s impersonation of her.

Ruderman Foundation Honors Taraji P. Henson With Award for Inclusion of People With Disabilities  

The Ruderman Family Foundation, an internationally recognized disability inclusion organization, announced actress Taraji P. Henson as the recipient of its Morton E. Ruderman Award...

VIDEO: Billy Crystal and Bill Kristol Encourage Jews to Vote for Biden

Besides similar sounding names, comedian Billy Crystal and conservative political analyst Bill Kristol don’t have much in common.  But in a new video, “2 Bills...

New Roles for ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Sarah Levy

“Schitt’s Creek” may have ended, but Sarah Levy is just getting started. Levy, who played Twyla Sands in the Emmy-winning series created by her...

Chelsea Handler Returns to Standup Comedy in HBO Max Special

Chelsea Handler will return to her standup comedy roots for the first time in six years with “Chelsea Handler: Evolution,” premiering Oct. 22 on...

Mandy Patinkin and His Wife Release ‘Doom and Gloom’ Video to Get People to Vote

In the video, “The Princess Bride” and “Homeland” actor and activist warns the dangers that lie ahead if people don’t vote. 

Jewish Actor Rick Moranis Assaulted in New York City

On Thursday, media outlets reported that someone punched an unnamed 67-year-old man in the head on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ‘Veep’ Cast to Host Biden Fundraiser

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her castmates are reuniting to help former Vice President Joe Biden win the White House with a fundraiser for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Sacha Baron Cohen to Unleash ‘Borat’ Sequel Before Election Day

A secretly-shot sequel to “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” will premiere on Amazon Prime, just days before the Presidential election. 

Tracee Ellis Ross Talks ‘Black-ish’ Return and Jewish Humor

“Black-ish” returns to ABC Oct. 4 with a special election-themed episode that mixes live action and animation. Star and producer Tracee Ellis Ross came up with the idea.

Lisa Edelstein Joins the Cast of ‘ 9-1-1 Lone Star’

Lisa Edelstein (“House,” “The Good Doctor”) has joined the cast of FOX’s “9-1-1 Lone Star” as the ex-wife of the fire captain played by...

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38th World Zionist Congress Bridges Partisan Divide, Despite Initial Divisions

(October 30, 2020 / JNS) The 38th World Zionist Congress concluded recently with the largest American delegation ever as Jews from across the religious...

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THE MEDIA LINE — As the November 3 vote nears, citizens and leaders in the Middle East are keeping a close eye on the...

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THE MEDIA LINE — The newest regional rivalry in the Middle East has nothing to do with politics or diplomacy. Countries in the region are...

Trump’s Jewish Outreach Point Man Makes His Pitch

Boris Epshteyn, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump and co-chair of Jewish Voices for Trump, shared the Trump campaign’s pitch to the Jewish...

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...