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Jul 24 2014

Talking with Zach Braff, Kate Hudson & Mandy Patinkin of “Wish I Was Here”

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As we’ve mentioned before, Zach Braff’s new movie “Wish I Was Here” gives us plenty to talk about here at Kveller. I sat down with three of the film’s stars, Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, and Mandy Patinkin, to talk about their Jewish connection to the movie, being a child no matter how old you are, and the hardest part about playing the role of a dying man. “Wish I Was Here” is now playing in select theaters, and will play nationwide starting tomorrow. 

On the role Judaism plays in the film:

Zach Braff:

My brother Adam and I wrote this, and he’s 10 years older than me. When he was a kid, my parents put him in Yeshiva. By the time they got to me, they downshifted to Conservative and kosher. Both of us have grown up to be adults who organized religion does not work for. We love the jokes, we love the humor, we love the culture, we love the fun of the family gathering. But we don’t relate to anyone giving an eff if I have a bacon double cheeseburger, or a bearded man in the sky judging us. Read the rest of this entry →

Jul 9 2014

Joan Rivers Not Sorry For Storming Off CNN Interview

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You don’t mess with Joan.

CNN reporter Fredricka Whitfield learned that real quick when her interrogative line of questioning prompted Joan Rivers, who was trying to promote her new book “Diary of Mad Diva,” to angrily storm off the set.

But not before the Jewish comedienne delivered this epic monologue: “I’m going. All you’ve done is negative. I’ve made people laugh for 50 years, I am put on earth to make people laugh! My book is funny! I wear fur that was killed 15 years ago! I work for animal rights! Stop it with this ‘And you do this, and you’re mean, and you do that.’ You are not the person to interview a person who does humor!” Read the rest of this entry →

Jul 2 2014

Drew Barrymore Shows Her Love For “Game of Thrones” & Foster Kids

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-Oh, Drew, can you do nothing wrong? The ever-classy Drew Barrymore rocked this awesome “Game of Thrones” themed tee with daughters Olive and Frankie slung on each hip–and for a wonderful cause! Proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to a charity that helps foster kids in Los Angeles find employment. Talk about Tikkun Olam. (Babyrazzi)

-Speaking of t-shirts, check out soon-to-be mom Rachel Bilson out for a jog with her baby daddy Hayden Christensen, draping her bump in a cute “Let’s Roll” t-shirt. (Us Weekly)

-Speaking of stylin’ bumps, Mila Kunis is one fashionable mama-to-be. Judging from this slideshow of her recent pregnancy outfits, the actress has a preference for boyfriend jeans, maxi skirts and naval skimming shirts. Check it out. (Us Weekly) Read the rest of this entry →

Jun 27 2014

Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones Celebrate Son’s Bar Mitzvah in Israel

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Michael and Dylan Douglas (Courtesy of City of David Youtube)

 

After nearly breaking a hip dancing the Hora at his son Dylan‘s bar mitzvah, Michael Douglas flew down to Israel with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their two kids for a post-party trip, staying in the presidential suite of the King David hotel in Jerusalem. During their stay, the Douglas family explored the “City of David,” an archeological dig.

Here’s a clip of Douglas kvelling for the camera with Dylan at his side (can we get an “awwww”?): 

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May 28 2014

The Kid-Dish: See Jemima Kirke’s Quirky Jewish Wedding Photos

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-An AMAZING photo slideshow of Jemima Kirke’s unorthodox Jewish wedding was featured on the fashion website Refinery29. It was a pretty low-key affair. Noteworthy details–apart from the bride being 9-months pregnant–was a chuppah made of driftwood and bagels and cereal served for the buffet. The chuppah concluded with the couple jumping into a lake. (Refinery29)

-It’s official! Rachel Bilson’s people have confirmed that she is expecting a baby with boyfriend Hayden Christensen. The 32-year-old actress met Hayden in 2007 on the set of “Jumper” and the pair got engaged just a year later. (People)

-Meanwhile, Bilson’s former on-screen flame Adam Brody (aka “Seth Cohen” from the “O.C.,” remember?) was spotted in New York City looking adorable with the love of his life, Leighton Meester. No word on whether the pair is expecting little Seth Cohens any time soon. (Pop Sugar)

-Scott Wolf from “Party of Five” formed his own party of five this week. He welcomed his third child, Lucie Marie with wife Kelley and two sons Miller William, 18 months, and Jackson Kayse, 5. (People)

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Apr 17 2014

Breaking News: Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!

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We are thrilled to announce that Chelsea Clinton and her Jewish husband are expecting a child later this year. Kveller has been following the former first daughter’s baby timeline every since she married Marc Mezvinsky in 2010, and declared her desire to create a little (half?) Jewish baby with him this past fall.

Chelsea was co-hosting a Clinton Foundation event about female leadership with mom Hillary when she made the announcement:

“I just want to thank all of you for being such an inspiration to us and to me in particular. Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year.”

“And I certainly feel all the better, whether it’s a girl or a boy, that she or he will grow up in a world with so many strong, young female leaders,” she said.

Mazel Tov, Chelsea and Marc!

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Apr 9 2014

The Kid-Dish: Peaches Geldof Dies at 25

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-Some tragic news this week. Jewish socialite Peaches Geldof died suddenly at 25. Geldof was married to Jewish musician Thomas Cohen, with whom she had two sons, Astala and Phaedra. She recently learned that she had a Jewish grandparent and had begun to explore her Jewish roots. (JPost)

-Mila and Ashton will reunite for a “Two and a Half Men” episode, a throw back to the pair’s on-screen romance in “That 70s Show.” The couple is expecting a child together and are engaged to be married. (JTA)

-It seems Madonna’s Jewish connection runs deeper than we thought. The pop queen’s homeless brother recently divulged that though they weren’t Jewish, Madonna’s family used to celebrate Passover each year and were interested in Jewish customs. (In other news: Madonna has a homeless brother!) (Tablet)

-Ivanka Trump went skiing with her kids, Arabella Rose and Joseph Fredrick, her brothers, and their respective broods. Check out their photo gallery. (People)

-Actor David Krumholtz, star of “Men at Work,” welcomed daughter Temma Mae, with wife Vanessa Britting this week. Mazel Tov, David and Vanessa! (People)

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Mar 19 2014

The Kid-Dish: Madonna Wins Purim

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All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

-Madonna totes won Purim this year by dressing up as the “Game of Thrones” Dragon mom Daenerys Targaryen. Then she posed with Jesus.  (Buzzfeed)

-Busy Philipps also did Purim with her daughters Birdie Leigh and Cricket Pearl, showing off her knowledge of the characters in the Purim story. On Twitter, the “Dawson’s Creek” actress wrote: “Today, my daughter’s preschool celebrated Purim and there were a lot of Queen Esthers that looked suspiciously like Frozen characters.” (Twitter)

-Jemima Kirke likes to do Shabbat with her “super-Jew” hubby and their daughter Rafa, as captured in this beautiful photo series of the “Girls” actress in her every day life. “We do Shabbat sometimes. Mike went to Yeshiva law school. He’s super-Jew and super-corporate. That’s why I was so attracted to him when I met him: the contradiction,” the photo is captioned. (NY Magazine)

-ScarJo debuted a teeny-tiny baby bump this week at the premiere of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Read more about Scarlett’s many Mazal Tovs here(New York Daily News)

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Mar 12 2014

The Kid-Dish: A Jewish Attorney Was Just Named ABC’s Bachelorette

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-  Incoming bachelorette Andi Dorfman is an assistant district attorney from Atlanta who famously got in a tiff with last season’s Juan Pablo Galavis–ABC’S most obnoxious bachelor ever–accusing him of not knowing anything about her religion or political views. Andi’s dad, named Hy (!), also earned praise from fans when he was uncharmed by the Venezuelan soccer player. Mazal Tov, Andi! (The Forward)

-Sounds like the Adele Dazeem, AKA actress/singer (and Jewish mom!) Idina Menzel, is having the last laugh. Her musical play “If/Then,” which opened on Broadway this week, raked in $909,159 in its first week of preview performances. Menzel was instantly launched to internet fame when John Travolta flubbed her name at the Oscars, where she sang the “Frozen” ballad, “Let It Go.” (LA Times)

-In 2012, she ran for POTUS and now she’s setting her eyes on Israel. This week, Rosanne Barr, Jewish comedian and mom of five, tweeted back and forth with the aliyah organization @NefeshBNefesh about her plan to move to the holy land, eventually taking the conversation to private messaging. (Times of Israel)

-The sixth season of “Real Housewives of New York” is underway. The mostly Jewish cast of upper-crust mamas–with names like Ramona Singer and Aviva Drescher–is off to a gossipy start with a brand new cast-member: Kristen Taekman. (Vulture)

-See Simon Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman, mom of new baby Eric, partying it up in London this week. If you haven’t been following the saga of Simon’s Jewish baby, read about it here. (Mirror)

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Mar 5 2014

The Kid-Dish: Pink’s Daughter Nurses Daddy To Health After Surgery

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-This week’s adorable prize goes to Willow Hart, daughter of Pink and Carey, pictured on Instagram taking her dad’s temperature after back surgery–due to injuries sustained during his pro biking years. He also posted a pre-surgery photo of himself in a hospital bed wrapped in a blanket from Willow, captioned, “Here we go, surgery bound. My daughter willow made sure i had her baby blanket w/ me. My wife is by my side and all is good!!! Let’s do this. And no i haven’t had any drugs yet. #FuseThisOldBack” (Daily Mail)

-Mila Kunis is getting hitched to, wait for it… Ashton Kutcher! Yup, the bombshell–who was recently ranked #1 on FHM’s sexiest woman in the World–got back together with her former flame and fellow “That 70s Show” cast member and has been spotted around town with some extra bling on her finger. Mazal Tov, Mila! (Star)

-Drew Barrymore and hubby spent the weekend in the Hampton’s with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy’s wife, Nancy Juvonen, and baby Winnie. Drew–who has embraced Judaism for husband Will Copelman–is due with their second daughter any day now. There was no sign of Drew’s firstborn, Olive. (Pop Sugar)

-New baby Eric didn’t stop Simon Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman from zipping around in sunny Miami on scooters this week, followed by dinner and some quality time with their little boy. (Daily Mail)

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