Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The celebrities who appear on genealogy shows are almost invariably in for a surprise, like a criminal in their family tree or a British royal in their web of relatives.
Leah Adler, the mother of director Steven Spielberg and a well-known restaurateur, has died. Adler, also a former concert pianist and accomplished painter, died Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 97.
Madonna is opening up about ongoing rumors that she has converted to Judaism.
JTA did some digging and picked out some of the unexpected Jewish tidbits from among the nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards.
“Joe’s Violin,” is up for an award for short documentary — a category typically ignored by viewers more interested in what Emma Stone is wearing. It’s a 24-minute, five-handkerchief weeper; a joyous paean to the human spirit and a testimony of how simple acts of kindness can have important and far-reaching implications.
The former “Daily Show” host launched into one of his signature monologues, slamming the president for his repeated falsehoods.
Wearing a fake beard and side locks and presenting himself as Steven Goldblatt, Brodkin used a hollowed-out boom box to film himself advancing from audition to audition.
A teen drama finds unexpected nuance when a Jewish mom and Christian dad have a baby.
“Moonlight” was named Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards after the cast of the film “La La Land” arrived on stage and gave thank you speeches after being announced for the award.
James Franco is finally ready to become a man...mazel tov!

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