Jews in the News

Jews in the News: Daveed Diggs, Nat Wolff, and Chuck Lorre

I Digg Puppies; My Hanukkah Wish; Stand, and More

As I’ve noted before, actor/writer DAVEED DIGGS, 38, is the son of an African-American father and a (white) Jewish mother. He was raised Jewish. In the last few years, his career has soared—a Tony for “Hamilton”; rave reviews for “…

Jews in the News: Deborah Eisenberg, Antony Blinken and Alejandro Mayorkas

3 Great Actresses on a Cruise; Jewish Woman Intelligence Chief, More Bourla

The original HBO Max film “Let Them All Talk” begins streaming on Dec. 10.  Meryl Streep plays Alice, a celebrated author who takes an ocean cruise. Also on the cruise are her old friends, Susan (Candice Bergen)…

Jews in the News: Herman Mankiewicz, Sarah Silverman and Albert Bourla

Wrong Bed; Mank: a ‘Jewface’ Movie?, Euphoria One-Shot

A bio-pic, “Mank”, about famous screenwriter HERMAN MANKIEWICZ (1897-1953), begins streaming on Netflix on Dec. 5. It focuses on the period during which “Herman M.” co-wrote the script for the great film “Citizen Kane” wit…

Jews in the News: Bebe Neuwirth, Richard Schiff and Mikael Dolsten

Bad Wake-Up; Ryder’s Godfather; Covid-19, Fictional and Real News

“The Flight Attendant”, an 8-episode HBO Max series, begins streaming on Nov. 26 (2 episodes). Kaley Cuoco (“Big Bang Theory”) stars as Cassie, a flight attendant who wakes up in the “wrong” hotel with the body …

Jews in the News: Romain Gary, David A. Kessler, and Ron Klain

Loren Returns; Mega-Overachievers: Kessler, Emanuel, and Klain

Now streaming on Netflix is “The Life Ahead”. Sophia Loren, 86, plays Madame Rosa, a Jewish Holocaust survivor who became a prostitute after being liberated. In her old age, she provides daycare for the children of (active) …