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Posts Tagged ‘Jewish actor’

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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 – 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: 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 – Movies, TV And A PSA

AT THE MOVIES Opens Aug. 10: Dogs Days is a romantic comedy that seems appropriately titled. It’s a breezy little movie that doesn’t tax your mind during the summer heat. We are all familiar, now, with the ensemble anthology film — a bunch of strangers have something in common (a holiday they all celebrate, etc.)…

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Celebrity Jews – Movies, Netflix And A Sad Note

AT THE MOVIES Blindspotting, which got rave reviews at the most recent Sundance Film Festival, co-stars Daveed Diggs, 34, and Rafael Casal, as two poor guys in Oakland, Calif. It follows them as they cope with crime, police violence and gentrification. Casal and Diggs, who are from Oakland, co-wrote the film. Diggs, the son of…

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Celebrity Jews: Movies, Binge-Watching And Sports

AT THE MOVIES Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is based on the true-life story of the late John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix, 48). His severe alcoholism led to a car accident that left him a quadriplegic. Callahan gradually regains the will to live via an unlikely mentor: a rich, gay guy named Dexter…

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Celebrity Jews: At the Movies, Seinfeld and Clueless

AT THE MOVIES Originally scheduled to open June 29 at the Maple Theater, Leave No Trace will now open there on July 20 and at the Landmark Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak on July 13. This film has got real Oscar buzz, so I’ll re-cap. Ben Foster, 37, stars as the father of a…

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Celebrity Jews – At The Movies & Over On Netflix

AT THE MOVIES The documentary Eating Animals is based on a book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated), 41. Foer’s study of the horrors associated with factory farming so impressed actress Natalie Portman, 37, that she got Foer’s permission to turn it into a documentary, which she narrates (Portman became…

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Celebrity Jews – Musical Corner And Movies

MUSICAL CORNER On June 14, at a ceremony in New York, Detroit-native Allee Willis, 70, was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Eight songwriters were inducted this year, with Willis being the only woman. Willis, a multimedia artist, is best known for writing such mega-hits as “I’ll Be There for You” (the theme…

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