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Jews in the News: Amy Schumer, David Duchovny and Harrison Ford

Jews in the News

Posted by Nate Bloom

 

Catching Up with TV Hebrews

 

If you missed prior episodes of the series listed below, all of them are viewable via multiple encore showings, on-demand viewing, and web viewing. Of course, you can set a DVR to record the whole series.

 

AMY SCHUMER, 32, is a guest-star on the second episode (aired first on Sunday, April, 20), of the new Comedy Central series, “Comedy Central Underground with Dave Attell.”  This 8-episode series airs at 1:00 AM, Sunday morning, so the three or four comedian guests (per episode) can perform a virtually uncensored stand-up act. Expect most of them to be quite graphic, like host ATTELL, 49. 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted by: lonilinds (April 11, 2014 at 4:17 PM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

Jews in the News: Craig Breslow, Rosanna Arquette and Jesse Eisenberg

Jews in the News

Posted by Nate Bloom

 

Major League Hebrews, 2014 Edition

 

The following list was prepared with the help of Jewish Sports Review (“JSR”) magazine. The following Jewish players were on a major league roster as of April 2, 2014:  RYAN BRAUN, 30, outfielder, Milwaukee; CRAIG BRESLOW, 33, pitcher, Boston; IKE DAVIS, 27, first base, NY Mets; SCOTT FELDMAN, 31, pitcher, Houston.; SAM FULD, 32, outfielder, Oakland;  RYAN KALISH, 26, outfielder, Chicago Cubs; IAN KINSLER, 31, second base, Detroit; JOSH SATIN, 29, infielder, NY Mets;   DANNY VALENCIA, 29, third base, Kansas City.  (All these players have at least one Jewish parent and all were raised either Jewish or secular).  There are about five other Jewish players now in the high minor leagues who are likely to see some major league playing time this year.

 


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Posted by: lonilinds (April 08, 2014 at 9:40 AM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

Jews in the News: Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Gwyneth Paltrow

Jews in the News

Posted by Nate Bloom

 

At the Movies: Opening Friday, April 4

 

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is another entry in the recent series of blockbuster hit films (Captain America: The First Avenger” and “The Avengers“) featuring the famous comic book character.  Chris Evans again plays Steve Rogers/Capt. America. The film opens with Rogers living quietly in Washington, D.C., but when a colleague comes under attack, he once again assumes his superhero identity. Helping him is the Black Widow (SCARLETT JOHANSSON, 29) and a new superhero, the Falcon (Anthony Mackie).  Johansson, by the way, is now a hero to Israel supporters worldwide for refusing to buckle to pressure to renounce her endorsement contract with SodaStream, an Israeli company—because it has one factory on the West Bank. I think that the Jewish media, which has largely celebrated her stance, might do her the small favor of not referring to her (as many do) as “ScarJo.” It’s a gossip-page-created nickname that she says she hates.

 


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Posted by: lonilinds (April 01, 2014 at 9:15 AM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

Jews in the News: Zoe Lister-Jones, Lauren Bacall and Joan Rivers

Jews in the News

Posted by Nate Bloom

 

Lister-Jones Back Again

 

 ZOE LISTER-JONES, 31, and her professional/romantic partner, DARRYL WEIN, also 31, have made two critically well-received indie flicks about the romantic and career problems of hip young urbanites (“Breaking Upwards” and “Lola Versus”).  By “made,” I mean that the duo co-wrote these films and acted in them as co-stars. Wein directed both films.

 


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Posted by: lonilinds (March 24, 2014 at 9:45 AM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

Jews in the News:Jake Gyllenhaal, James Caan and Mila Kunis

Jews in the News

Posted by Nate Bloom

 

At the Movies: Opening Friday, March 21

 

“Enemy” promises to smartly revive the somewhat overused dramatic device of the doppelganger, i.e., two unrelated people discover they have a physical twin and when they meet, great complications ensue. This thriller stars JAKE GYLLENHAAL, 33, as Adam Bell, a history professor in such a funk he’s even uninterested in his pretty girlfriend (played by MELANIE LAURENT, 31, of “Inglourious Basterds” fame). Then Bell spots his double, a bit-part actor, while watching a movie and decides to track him down. They meet and, as I said, complications ensue. 


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Posted by: lonilinds (March 18, 2014 at 9:17 AM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

Jews in the News: Lena Dunham, Gene Simmons and Mel Brooks

Jews in the News

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Jews on the Tube Notes

 

“Suits,” a big hit for the USA network, returned for the remainder of its third season (six episodes) on Thursday, March 6, at 9PM (many encore showings). "Suits" stars GABRIEL MACHT, 42, as a legendary Manhattan lawyer. Gabriel’s father, actor STEPHEN MACHT, 71, a religious Jew, will be a guest star on a still undisclosed “this-season” episode.

 


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Posted by: lonilinds (March 07, 2014 at 9:04 AM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

Jews in the News: Bete Midler, Jonah Hill and Billy Ray

Jews in the News

Posted by Nate Bloom

 

Oscar Time: The Kosher Connections

 

The Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 2. The will be aired, live, on ABC at 7PM EST. Ellen DeGeneres will host.  It was announced just last week that BETTE MIDLER, 68, will sing at the Oscars ceremony for the first time.

 


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Posted by: lonilinds (February 25, 2014 at 8:59 AM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

Jews in the News: Jared Goldberg, Rachel Weisz and David Schwimmer

 Jews in the News

Posted by Nate Bloom

 

Olympics Update

 

Verifying Jewish Olympic athletes (other than Israelis) is always hard.  Many athletes make the team just weeks before the Games begin and not that much biography is available. Also, to be frank, some Jewish papers always make mistakes as to “who is Jewish” just as the Games begin and I have to be careful not to echo those errors. However, I have to give credit to the Forward newspaper for their detailed reporting on two Jewish athletes on the American team I couldn’t “verify” myself in the last week or so.

 


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Posted by: lonilinds (February 18, 2014 at 8:49 AM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

Jews in the News: Jennifer Connelly, Dan Futterman and Bob Dylan

Jews in the News

Posted by Nate Bloom

 

Olympic Update

 

In my last column, I noted that American SIMON SHNAPIR, 26, was competing in pairs’ figure skating and that Canadian DYLAN MOSKOVITCH, 29, was also competing in the same event. One I missed: American JASON BROWN, 19. He earned a spot on the United States men’s figure skating team with an upset performance at the Olympic trials, where he finished second. He’ll skate in individual events. Brown celebrated his bar mitzvah in 2007 and grew up in Highland Park, a Chicago suburb.

 


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Posted by: lonilinds (February 13, 2014 at 9:39 AM) | Comments (0) | Permalink

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