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October 2, 2012

10:29 am

Jake Gyllenhaal, who jokingly complained about people saying his last name wrong, told Conan in a recent interview how he got in shape for his new movie End of Watch [Celebrity Cafe]

8:52 am

Shia LaBeouf rescued a sea lion who was being terrorised by teens in Los Angeles. The star was attending a party on a friend's yacht in Marina del Rey when he heard a commotion which turned out to be a group of youths throwing firecrackers at a sea lion who had climbed up on the pier and he quickly intervened. [Monsters & Critics]

7:23 am

Daniel Radcliffe watches a lot of comedies and wanted to try his hand at a project with comedic elements, the Harry Potter star said here Saturday after the screening of his new British TV comedy drama project with Jon Hamm, entitled Playhouse Presents….A Young Doctor’s Notebook and will launch this December [The Hollywood Reporter]

6:45 am

WOW! According to a tweet from Sportando's David Pick on Saturday, the Cleveland Cavaliers 6-foot-9 Israeli forward Omri Casspi signed an endorsement deal with Adidas. [Sportando]

October 1, 2012

11:51 am

HAPPY SUKKOT! Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman's holiday just got happier as they welcomed their first born baby Olive this week in Los Angeles, it's now officially confirmed [US Weekly]

September 30, 2012

7:27 am

MAZEL TOV! A list actress Anne Hathaway married her long-time Jewish boyfriend Adam Shulman yesterday in a private celemony in California, orgenized by the Israeli-born celebrity wedding planner Yifat Oren [US Weekly]

September 28, 2012

11:50 am

Barbra Streisand recently revealed in an interview with Katie Couric that she will duet with her son, Jason Gould, at her upcoming Brooklyn concerts this October [Broadway World]

11:45 am

After much anticipation and a lot of press, Eli Roth's Goretorium in Las Vegas is now finally open, and believe it or not, people want to get married there! [Bloody Disgusting]

10:49 am

Olympic gold medalist sweetheart Aly Raisman, who recently entered the Jewish sports hall of fame, is blowing a kiss on the cover of the high holidays issue of British Jewish teen magazine Pulse. Read the article on page 33 [Pulse]

10:39 am

The Israel Film Center at the JCC in Manhattan launched the first major film streaming website dedicated solely to Israeli films. The site will offer dozens of Israeli classics, fresh and original films coming out of Israel’s booming movie industry today, and also hard-to-find award-winning documentaries that until now were not fully available to American viewers. [New York Jewish Week]

9:29 am

Jewish female vocalist Miriam Sandler who sang background vocals to the likes of Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias and James Brown, gives a glimpse to the world of backing vocals to legends and going out on tour with them, and tells all about how she started and her spiritual shift [Aish]

7:22 am

After recording with luminaries such as Paul Simon, John Lennon, James Taylor and Pink Floyd, Jewish progressive bassist Tony Levin was finally convinced to come out of the sound booth and on to the stage. Now, 25 years after the release of Peter Gabriel's So in which Levin originally played, they meet again on Gabriel's current tour [J Weekly]

6:03 am

Greg Grunberg continues doing good for the world. The Baby Daddy actor, whose child suffers from epilepsy, just launched the Talk About It Foundation, a non profit organization that aims to change the public's false understanding and perceptions about the disease. [Naples News]

September 27, 2012

4:46 pm

Usually behind the scenes, filmmaker Steven Spielberg stepped in front of the camera to talk for the first time about his challenges with dyslexia and how he struggled for years with the undiagnosed learning disability [ABC News]

2:39 pm

Fox released a new picture teazer for the premiere episode of their hit TV comedy New Girl, where Max Greenfield, AKA 'Schmidt,' is dressed as a Jewish assassin. [Entertainment Weekly]

2:29 pm

Actress Mila Kunis is "taking it all in" as she is getting closer to the Kabbalah, attending high-holidays services at the Kabbalah center in Los Angeles with boyfriend Ashton Kutcher [Yahoo!]

12:48 pm

Famous Israeli author Etgar Keret is shareing his 10 rules for writers, but they’re not really rules. They’re not things anyone else ever tells you about writing. They’re like his stories—not what you’re used to hearing and not the usual lessons, for example, always start from the middle, and be alone in the room when you write [Rookie]

12:41 pm

Israeli scholar Yehuda Elkana, an Auschwitz survivor who headed the Central European University, died at the age of 78 following a battle with cancer [Jspace]

11:47 am

Actor Jeremy Piven is auctioning a lunch for 4 at an LA restaurant, to help raising money for Peace Thru Sports, an organization designed to spark a global movement by promoting peace through sports, such as Israeli & Palestinian kids playing together side by side on the same teams. So far, having lunch with the star AND help funding this great idea stand on $5250

11:16 am

3 days ahead of the season 2 premiere of the Emmy Award winning series Homeland, producer Alex Gordon says that in the new season, the American show is significantly diverged from the Israeli show. "Whatever we culled from the Israeli show we sort of put into season one," Gordon said [HitFix]


October 12, 2012 07:12 am

WEST POINT: Alison Levine was born with a life-threatening heart condition, Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome, that prevented her... read more

October 5, 2012 01:30 pm

MARYLAND: The Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) will showcase some of its best work at an event next week, In Our Own... read more

October 2, 2012 07:08 am

SOUTH CAROLINA- After discovering and admiring the art form of Micrography in Israel a few years ago, Rae Antonoff returned to... read more

September 20, 2012 12:27 pm

CHICAGO: Establishing an important new presence in the center of the country, American Friends of Tel Aviv University has... read more

September 17, 2012 04:44 pm

Here's a video and a short explanation that you can send to your non-Jewish friends about Rosh Hashanah.  The Jewish New... read more


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