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Celebrity Jews: Two Weddings And A Baby & TV

TWO WEDDINGS AND A BABY On Sept. 29, Gwyneth Paltrow wed long-time beau Brad Falchuk, 47, in a private backyard ceremony at her Hamptons home. Reports say that guests included Jerry Seinfeld, 64, and Steven Spielberg, 71. Seinfeld, whose wife, Jessica, is a close friend of Paltrow’s, hosted the couple’s rehearsal dinner. As I write…

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Celebrity Jews – TV Updates, Love, Gilda, A Star Is Born & More

MORE NEW TV SEASON NOTES: CATCH-UP AND LOOK AHEAD The first eight-episode season of Forever is now streaming on Amazon. It stars Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph, 46, as a long-married couple. They love each other, but are caught in the rut of doing the same things. They try to shake things up just a…

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Celebrity Jews – News Shows & Emmy Round-Up

NEW SHOW CATCH-UP AND LOOK AHEAD Now streaming on Hulu is The First, an eight-episode limited (i.e., no second season) series about the first mission to Mars. Sean Penn, 58, stars as an astronaut selected for the mission. Reviews have praised Penn’s performance and the series in general. Critics say that the show takes too…

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Celebrity Jews, Movies, News and more….

Movies Opening Sept. 21 The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a magical, spine-tingling film about the adventures of a 10-year-old boy who goes to live with his uncle (Jack Black, 49) in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. Not long after he arrives, the boy accidentally awakens the dead…

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Hollywood, Celebrity Jews, News and more….

Upcoming Variety reports that Natalie Portman, 37, has closed a deal to star in and direct a yet-unnamed film about the most famous advice columnists of the 20th century: Dear Abby and Ann Landers. The two were identical twins, born (1908) Pauline Esther Friedman and Esther Pauline Friedman. It’s often been noted that it’s “odd”…

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Arts & Life – The Tribe At The Emmys

The Primetime Emmy awards will be televised live on NBC 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. Last year, the Emmys expanded the number of nominees. Instead of five “outstanding” (“best”) shows in a category like drama, there were seven or eight nominated shows. Nominees in an acting category went from five up to eight. This “nominee…

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Celebrity Jews: Neil Simon And Operation Finale

NEIL SIMON OFTEN HAD THE TOUCH Neil Simon, the famous playwright, died on Aug. 25, age 91. The day before, I stumbled onto a YouTube video that noted that 40 of the most famous current working screenwriters were asked in 2017 to name the 100 best screenwriters of all time. They selected Billy Wilder (1906-2002)…

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Celebrity Jews – Movie Updates

AT THE MOVIES Opening on Friday, Aug. 31, are Kin, The Little Stranger and Juliet, Naked. Kin is a sci-fi/action crime thriller about two adopted brothers on the run. Shortly after being released from jail, Elijah (Jack Reynor), who is about 25, is forced to flee with his teen brother Jimmy (Miles Truitt). They are…

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Celebrity Jews: BlackKkKlansman, Gal Gadot and More

CATCHING UP WITH ONE WORTH CATCHING BlackKkKlansman (see story in this issue) opened two weeks ago in theaters and its great reviews guarantee it will still be playing as you read this. It’s being heralded as the best Spike Lee movie in many years. It’s based on a 2014 memoir, Black Klansman, by Ron Stallworth,…

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Celebrity Jews – Chabon, Roots And Adam Levine

CHABON AND ROOTS I noted last week that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon, 55, was writing an episode of Star Trek: Discovery. In the past week, more details were released about that and, by coincidence, his wife, writer Ayelet Waldman, 53, appeared in many news reports last week as well. Discovery, on the CBS All-Access…

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