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Dec 18 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow Made a ‘Secret’ Appearance at the White House Hanukkah Party

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Gwyneth Paltrow Made a 'Secret' Appearance at the White House Hanukkah Party

So this is interesting. According to the Washington Post, actress and lifestyle mogul Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted at the White House’s Hanukkah reception last night. However, she didn’t really want anyone to know about it, considering her assistant physically blocked people from taking photos (or at least tried to). Read the rest of this entry →

Oct 22 2014

Randi Zuckerberg Welcomes Newborn Son–And His Name Will Make You Smile

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Mazel tov, Randi! The CEO, media maven, author, and member of Facebook royalty gave birth to her second child, a baby boy, on Friday, October 10th.

The name, you ask? Get excited. It’s super Jewy!

Simcha “Simi” Tworetsky is apparently already living up to his name, which is Hebrew for joy. Randi tells People, “[He's] bringing so much joy to our family. We are in love and so thankful for this new addition.” Simcha joins big brother Asher, who is 3. Read the rest of this entry →

Oct 13 2014

Mila Kunis’ Big Fat Kabbalistic Baby Ceremony

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New mom Mila Kunis threw her baby girl a Kabbalah blessing ceremony this week, and apparently it was attended by another A-list Kabbalah fan–Ashton Kutcher’s ex, Demi Moore.

According to the Daily Mail, Demi attended the ceremony with daughters Rumer and Tallulah and things went pretty smoothly: Read the rest of this entry →

Oct 7 2014

Which Soviet Jewish Baby Superstition Will Mila Kunis Try?

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As even Kveller has reported, actress Mila Kunis has given birth to her first child, a daughter. The dad is her former “That 70s Show” co-star, Ashton Kutcher.

On Friday, they revealed the baby’s name: Wyatt Isabelle.

And my first thought was: Mila’s parents will never be able to pronounce it. Read the rest of this entry →

Oct 2 2014

It’s a Girl for Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher!

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Mazel Tov! Mila Kunis and fiancee Ashton Kutcher had a baby girl!

The actress had a health baby girl at Cedars-Sinai, the hospital of choice for movie stars, at 6 a.m., Tuesday morning.

No word on the name yet, but we can recommend a great Jewish baby name bank if they are still on the fence. Read the rest of this entry →

Sep 10 2014

Mazel Tov! Fran Drescher Ties the Knot

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Fran Drescher is off the market.

The actress we know best as Fran Fine from “The Nanny” got married to inventor Shiva Ayyadurai Sunday, whom she met a little over a year ago when she watched him speak at a Deepak Chopra event, reports the Huffington Post.

“I was speaking on sages and scientists — in fact, talking about innovation and the fact that we need to more universally look at the models of innovation,” Ayyadurai explained to host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. “And Fran heard my talk and we fell in love, and we’ve been together since that talk.”

The nuptials took place at an intimate ceremony with family and close friends at Fran’s beachside home. The bride wore a red Badgely Mischka gown, and the groom wore Ralph Lauren. Read the rest of this entry →

Sep 5 2014

Why is Gwyneth Paltrow Converting to Judaism?

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Last we checked, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin were consciously uncoupling, recoupling, and uncoupling again. Now Gwyneth has dropped a new bombshell: she’s converting–to Judaism!

Wait a minute–wasn’t she already Jewish? Isn’t that’s why we’ve been covering the Gwyneth beat since Kveller’s inception? Well, Wikipedia confirms that her filmmaker dad, Bruce Paltrow, was a Jew, while her mother, Blythe Danner, is a Christian. Gwyneth was raised both Jewish and Christian, which she’s said, “was such a nice way to grow up.”

Page Six explains that since Gwyneth has taken an interest in Kabbalah several years ago, she’s been rediscovering her Jewish roots: Read the rest of this entry →

Aug 14 2014

Larry David Wrote a Funny Play About Shiva–And it’s Coming to Broadway

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Larry David is coming to Broadway!

David plans to star in a comedic play he wrote about death and mourning–something only Larry David could pull off. Initially titled “Shiva” but renamed “Fish in the Dark,” Larry says the show was inspired by the death of his friend’s father.

David told The New York Times that he will be playing “somebody very similar to Larry David–it might even be Larry David with a different name.” Read the rest of this entry →

Three Lauren Bacall Scenes That Prove She Was Not Your Average Jewish Mom

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Lauren Bacall, who died this past Tuesday at the age of 89, was a model, an actress, a movie star… and a Jewish mother.

Born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx to a Romanian mother and a father whose parents emigrated from Poland, she had three children herself, Stephen and Leslie with Humphrey Bogart, and Sam with Jason Robards. Her stage name, Bacall, was actually her mother’s maiden name. (She is also a cousin of Shimon Peres on the Perske side.)

In her autobiography, Bacall recalled being fired from an early modeling job because she was Jewish. It was the reason she didn’t tell the reportedly anti-Semitic director Howard Hawks about it, and why she allowed the studio’s PR department to claim that their new star was a descendant of some of America’s oldest families. Read the rest of this entry →

Aug 7 2014

Watch Maggie Gyllenhaal Learn Her REAL Hebrew Name

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Maggie Gyllenhaal just learned her own name–and it’s super-Jewish.

On “Live with Kelly & Michael,” Maggie revealed that she had no idea her given name was not actually Maggie until she decided to take husband Peter Sarsgaard’s last name in addition to her own. Her parents rummaged around for a birth certificate and found that–surprise!–Maggie is, in fact, short for Margalit.

According to Kveller’s Jewish name bank, Margalit is Hebrew for pearl. How pretty!

WATCH Margalit explain the whole name snafu to Kelly Ripa:

We still love you, Margalit, or whatever your name is….

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