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Posts Tagged ‘celebrity Jews’

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Famed Jewish Writer William Goldman Dies

William Goldman Dies at Age 87 in His Manhattan Home William Goldman, famous Jewish writer of classics like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, All the President’s Men, The Princess Bride, Marathon Man and more has passed away in his Manhattan home. He was 87. Jenny Goldman, his daughter, confirmed his death earlier today stating it was a…

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Celebrity Jews: Van Gogh, Fantastic Beasts, Coen Bros & More

Nate Bloom COLUMNIST AT THE MOVIES Opens/starts streaming Nov. 16: The artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, 67, is the director and co-screenwriter of At Eternity’s Gate, a biopic about the final days of Vincent Van Gogh. French Jewish actor Matheiu Amalric (Munich), 53, has a major supporting role as Dr. Paul Gaudet, a physician who…

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Celebrity Jews – Schwimmer, Pittsburgh Notes & More

SCHWIMMER IS INNOCENT AND MORE Recently, the Blackpool, England, police posted a video of a suspect wanted for stealing a wallet and cell phone from a restaurant. Tips flowed in, many identifying the subject as “Ross Geller,” the character David Schwimmer, 51, played on Friends. On Oct. 24, Schwimmer tweeted to the police: “Officers, I…

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Celebrity Jews: Selma Blair, Movies, TV & Life Cycle

 Selma Blair Goes Public Actress Selma Blair, 46, disclosed on Oct. 13 that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (“MS”) last August. She shared the news via a video posting on Instagram (google “Blair” and “Hollywood Reporter” for video/text). MS, which affects more women than men, usually is diagnosed between ages 20 and 50. It…

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Celebrity Jews: Movies, Football And Big Promotions

AT THE MOVIES Opening Oct. 26: Mid90s marks the directing debut of Jonah Hill, 34, who also wrote the film. While billed as a comedy/drama, the reviews I’ve read describe it as a pretty gritty film with just a chuckle now and again. It follows Stevie, a 13-year-old with a tough home life. His working-class…

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Letters – Response to Schlissel & Celebrity Jews

Response to Schlissel In regard to the following portion of U-M President Schlissel’s Oct. 9 response to the Stamps presentation (“U-M Lecturer Crosses the Line,” Oct. 11, page 16), I quote: “The image that offended a number of our students was on a single slide among nearly 200 other slides that were presented over the…

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Celebrity Jews: At the Movies and TV/Streaming Catch Up

AT THE MOVIES Opening Oct. 19: The original Halloween (1978) movie starred Jamie Lee Curtis, now 58, as Laurie Strode, the only survivor of a killing spree by Michael Myers, a mental patient who stalked Strode. The original was a hit and it spawned 11 sequels and re-makes. The “new” Halloween movie (called Halloween) again…

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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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4 Reasons Why A Celebrity’s Jewishness Is Meaningful to Us

Lately I’ve been thinking more and more about what I feel is a universally Jewish experience. Do you ever watch a television show or movie, a sports game, a musical or something else and wonder if a specific celebrity is Jewish? The same can go for authors of books and news articles, philanthropists, wealthy personalities,…

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