Monday, March 1, 2021



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...

PBS to Broadcast ‘RBG: Her Legacy & the Court’s Future’

In tribute to the remarkable life and accomplishments of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18, PBS NewsHour will present...

Taika Waititi Prepares 2021 Projects for HBOMax, Netflix, Disney

Taika Waititi has a full plate of projects for 2021 and beyond.

Paul Rudd Promotes Mask-Wearing to Millennials in PSA

Actor Paul Rudd has teamed up with First We Feast and the State of New York to address the problem in a PSA video targeted at millennials.

First Sneak Peek at ‘Shtisel’ Season 3

“Shtisel” won’t return to Netflix until the new year, but judging from the sneak peek trailer released by Yes studios, it’ll be worth waiting for.

Zionist Movie Club Showcases Israeli Films, Filmmakers and Stars Via Zoom

Every month, the Zionist Movie Club offers Q&A discussions via Zoom with some of the biggest names in Israeli cinema. 

Adam Sandler to Reunite with Drew Barrymore on her Talk Show Premiere

The two will reunite will be together again on the premiere of the “The Drew Barrymore Show” on Sept. 14.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Create Together #WithMe’ Wins an Emmy

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt won his first Emmy Award for producing “Create Together #WithMe,” the YouTube Originals’ miniseries that he co-created and hosts. The six-episode...

‘Mrs. Maisel’ Celebrates the Apollo Theater in Virtual Tribute

"A Marvelous Night at the Apollo,” celebrated the legendary venue with a one-hour special that aired virtually.

Gal Gadot Promotes ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ at Virtual Fan Event

"We had an amazing time working together. We have great chemistry and love and adore each other," Gadot said at the event.

New Website Celebrates the Creatives Behind ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

The interactive site celebrates the creative genius of the artists responsible for bringing the show’s 1950s milieu to life.

‘Unorthodox’ Secrets Revealed

The Variety Streaming Room presented an exclusive virtual interview celebrating the Netflix limited series “Unorthodox.”

Beanie Feldstein Set to Play ‘Harriet the Spy’

She will voice the curious 11-year-old title character in “Harriet the Spy,” for Apple TV+

‘Shtisel’s’ Michael Aloni to Star in ‘The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’

Aloni will next lead the cast in Yes TV’s adaptation of “The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,” a multi-generational, historical story.

Tiffany Haddish, Howie Mandel, Judy Gold, Gilbert Gottfried to Take Part in Lucille Ball Virtual Festival

The National Comedy Center’s annual Lucille Ball Festival goes virtual this year, with many MOTs among the artists taking part.

‘A League of Their Own’ Gets TV Remake Starring Abbi Jacobson, D’Arcy Carden

Amazon Studios is turning “A League of Their Own” into an hour-long series from creator and star Abbi Jacobson who will executive produce with Will Graham.

How ‘Shtisel’ Season 3 Is Filmed in Israel During a Pandemic

The series now filming its 3rd season resumed under strict accordance with health and safety regulations.

Amazon’s ‘Hunters’ Renewed for Season 2

The hit drama from creator David Weil, executive producer Jordan Peele and starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, was inspired by Weil’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor.

Virtual PaleyFest LA Lineup to Feature ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” cast and creators will have the chance to celebrate virtually with fans at the Paley Center for Media’s annual PaleyFest LA.

‘Maisel,’ ‘Unorthodox,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ Seinfeld, Schumer, Haddish and More Snag Emmy Nominations

Members of the Tribe are celebrating today following the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations, which recognized returning favorites and new Jewish shows and actors.

Octavia Spencer Joins Ruderman Foundation, Calls for Authentic Casting of People With Disabilities

"Nothing can replace lived experience and authentic representation. That’s why it’s imperative that we cast the appropriate actor for the appropriate role, and that means people with disabilities."

StandWithUs TV Brings Israel Education Content Online

Building on the success of its weekly virtual StandWithUs Connect documentaries and discussions, StandWithUs TV streams free.

Israeli Series ‘When Heroes Fly’ Gets a Remake for AppleTV+

Writer-producer Mark Boal is adapting the story for a 10-part drama on AppleTV+.

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