Celebrities

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June 12, 2013

Indie film directors — during interviews — inevitably bring up something they have learned from Woody Allen. So it was refreshing to hear from Vulture that the young Jewish filmmaker, Zach Braff, taught his veteran counterpart a thing or two about how the kids are raising money these days to fund their projects. Braff happens CONTINUE »

June 12, 2013

Jewish day school student Jake Davidson lost one supermodel prom date and gained another. Davidson, a senior at Milken Community High in Bel Air, Calif., had asked Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl Kate Upton to be his prom date via a YouTube video in March that went viral and ultimately landed him on “The CONTINUE »

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June 12, 2013

It looks like FOX-TV is going to be injecting some more humor into its lineup. Billy Crystal will star in the network’s new half-hour series, “The Comedians,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Crystal will play a veteran (Jewish?) comedian forced to work with a younger, edgier comedian on a late-night comedy sketch show. As if CONTINUE »

May 29, 2013

B.J. Novak, the head writer and a former actor in the hit TV series “The Office,” has been signed to a two-book deal by Knopf Publishers, reportedly with a seven-figure advance. Novak, better known as Ryan the temp, will start with fiction.CONTINUE »

May 29, 2013

Alexa Ray Joel allegedly was the victim of a stalker, and the daughter of Grammy Award-winning singer Billy Joel is pretty shaken up by it. A Sheryl Finley of Minnesota allegedly sent Alexa more than “60 messages via Facebook, with some involving pedophilia, sadistic-sexual behavior, violent physical assaults and murder,” the New York Post reported. CONTINUE »