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Apr 9 2014

The Kid-Dish: Peaches Geldof Dies at 25

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

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

-  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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Feb 26 2014

The Kid-Dish: Jason Biggs’ Boy Gets Snipped!

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

-It’s a boy! Jason Biggs, who describes himself on Twitter as “Jewiest looking non-Jew,” consistently gets cast in super Jewish roles, despite being Roman Catholic. His actress wife Jenny Mollen (the jury is still out on her ethnic make-up) has been updating us via Instagram on the birth of baby Sid (SO Jewish!) who apparently had a bris yesterday! “Today was not a good day to be Sid’s penis. #babybiggs #circumcision,” Jenny quipped in one photo.  (Instagram)

-Simon Cowell welcomed new baby Eric into the world with girlfriend Lauren Silverman. If you haven’t been following the shanda, Lauren was allegedly married to Simon’s close friend Andrew Silverman when the relationship began, and their divorce was only finalized late into her pregnancy with baby Cowell. The first-time father showed his softer side as he captioned an online photo of his new family, “I never knew how much love and pride I would feel.” (The Hollywood Gossip)

-Adam Brody–or Seth Cohen, as we know him– is off the market. The adorkable curly-haired “OC” star recently wed “Gossip Girl” actress Leighton Meester in a surreal union that seems concocted in teen drama fan club heaven. Let’s hope they get busy and make us some beautiful, Jew-froed, teen-drama hybrid babies soon. (Pop Watch)

-If anyone can rock a baby bump, it’s Drew Barrymore. Drew dazzles in this gallery of chic red-carpet frocks and gowns. Mazel Tov, Drew!  We love you! (People)

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Aug 29 2012

I’m In Love With the Jewish Justin Bieber

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edon pichot america's got talent orthodox singerI maxed out on “reality” TV about 12 years ago, when my addiction to the then-new Survivor and its ilk bordered on unseemly. When you’re sneaking out of your law firm job in the evenings to watch “Temptation Island” at someone’s apartment, or cooking elaborate French dishes to serve at your “Joe Millionaire” finale party, (hypothetically speaking, of course) it’s pretty clear that you need help.

But now, I am in love. Read the rest of this entry →

Jun 28 2012

Our Favorite Tributes to Nora Ephron

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nora ephron and tom hanksIt’s become abundantly clear that we will all miss Nora Ephron. Our own Jordana Horn shared her slightly (okay, more than slightly) embarrassing story about faking an orgasm a la When Harry Met Sally, and plenty of other writers in the blogosphere have written touching tributes. Here are some of our favorites:

On Tablet: This Was My Life, by Nona Willis Aronowitz

On The Arty Semite (The Forward): Nora Ephron Made Genius Look Easy, by Jordana Horn (Damn, girl)

On Diner’s Journal (New York Times): Nora Ephron Never Forgot the Food, by Julia Moskin

On Time: Nora Ephron: A Life of Voice and Detail, by Tom Hanks

On Huffington Post: Nora Ephron Made My Career Possible, by Jennifer Weiner

And one quite excellent video tribute (thanks to Matthue for sharing):

Jun 27 2012

My First Fake Orgasm: A Nora Ephron Tribute

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when harry met sally katz deli sceneNora Ephron taught me what an orgasm was. Call me naïve, but I had no idea.

This isn’t as sad as it sounds, truly. I was in high school when When Harry Met Sally… came out. And I loved every part of the movie. This, of course, was despite not being able to relate to it on several levels in the least: unlike the film’s protagonists, I was a suburban teenager who had never had sex. Read the rest of this entry →

Some Burning Questions About Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Home

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gwyneth paltrow chris martin mansionCan you spare a few seconds for some frivolous celebrity gossip? (Yes, it may be a slow day at Kveller…)

Gwyneth “Goop” Paltrow and Chris “Coldplay” Martin recently purchased a $10.45 million dollar house in Mandeville Canyon, Los Angeles. This is not such a big deal for a couple of celebrity superstars, though as the details of this house unfold, we, the lowly non-celebrity-superstar editors of Kveller, do have some thoughts. Read the rest of this entry →

Mar 30 2012

Up All Night with the Jewish Elvis

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henry winkler maya rudolph up all nightI’m not the only one who loves the TV show “Up All Night,” right? Starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett as, basically, more successful and with-it versions of me and my husband, and probably yours, too?

Oh, cut it out. Don’t pretend you don’t own a TV. We’re all hanging around this site hoping Blossom will actually talk to us. We’re sad little pop-culture addicts, and that’s okay.

But just in case you haven’t watched the show… it’s hilarious. The first episode featured a one-upping argument between the main characters, in which each one claimed to have been up with the baby more, and later, and longer. It was so familiar and true, it made me cringe with recognition (and flushed with a grateful feeling of not being alone in this). Read the rest of this entry →

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