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Aug 19 2014

WATCH: Mayim Bialik Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By at 12:33 pm

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In response to numerous fan requests, Mayim took the ice bucket challenge yesterday to raise awareness for ALS. Her co-star Jim Parsons did the honors. She opted not to nominate anyone for the challenge (Jim said she didn’t have to, so there).

Check it out:

Aug 14 2014

Mayim Bialik: A Nice Surprise at My Emmys Dress Fitting

By at 12:53 pm

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As I discussed last week, despite the troubling and distracting events in Israel and the Gaza Strip, I will be posting a once-a-week update on all things Emmy leading up to the Emmy awards, which will be held August 25th.

Last week, I discussed how we had chosen a very unusual color for the dress, which I will not be telling anyone about before you see it on the red carpet. I also discussed how the dress is very simple, but has some crazy sleeves and sparkly action.

All of that is still true.  Read the rest of this entry →

Aug 11 2014

Mayim Bialik: Why I Wear My Jewish Star

By at 1:18 pm

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Oh, Israel. What a month it’s been for you and me. I lost a lot of fans this month because of my love for you. But it’s OK. I love you more than popularity, even when you make me crazy. And even though I don’t always agree with Israeli policy, I’m still a Zionist.

With all that we have been through this past month, I truly, deeply, for the first time understood why Jews who previously hadn’t worn yarmulkes started wearing them in the United States after the Yom Kippur War in 1973, when an Arab Coalition led by Syria and Egypt attacked Israel on the holiest day of the Jewish year. As we had been for thousands of years, in 1973, Jews were being attacked simply for being.

In the middle of the conflicts in Israel and Gaza this month, and in the middle of the virulent attacks I was coming under on social media, I put on my Magen David–my Star of David necklace–and it strangely felt like putting on armor. It felt like a statement. Gold armor around my neck: the way I show that I am Jewish and that I am not afraid to be so. Read the rest of this entry →

Aug 6 2014

Mayim Bialik: The Emmy Awards Are Coming & I Need a Dress!

By at 1:27 pm

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With all of the Israel news this past month, I almost forgot that the Emmys are coming up and that I’m nominated. I knew they were on the horizon, but all of a sudden, they are less than a month away! Eeeeek!

I have decided to do a post a week about the Emmy goings-on to keep you updated about the dress, the jewelry, the shoes, and all of the appropriate insights I may (or may not) have. This is not to detract from the serious events going on in Israel, Syria, Iraq, or anywhere else, but I know there has been interest in the past in my Emmy journey so I will continue to write about it!

It’s very exciting and it’s a huge honor to be nominated. I have waxed poetic here for the past three years about how humbling and unbelievable it is to me–the grandchild of Eastern European immigrants–that I am nominated for the highest award in my industry. Every year I have been nominated has knocked me on my proverbial tuchus–I really can’t believe it. Read the rest of this entry →

Aug 4 2014

Mayim Bialik: Seven Things I Learned From Watching “Charlotte’s Web” With My Boys

By at 12:03 pm

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I read “Charlotte’s Web” as a child and vaguely remember loving it. Truth be told, I didn’t remember what it was really about. I remembered there was a spider named Charlotte and a pig. And that (SPOILER ALERT) someone dies but it’s generally uplifting.

Well, I watched it with my boys during my recovery from surgery and it was beautiful. Netflix only had the Dakota Fanning 2006 version and I think I saw an animated version as a kid, but whatever, it was fine. And all of the celebrity voices were really good. Julia Roberts as Charlotte? Genius. And that actress who played Vincent D’ Onofrio’s wife in “Men in Black” was in it and I love her, the one who says he was wearing “An Earl suit”…

Anyway. Here’s what I learned from watching it: Read the rest of this entry →

Jul 31 2014

Top Five Reasons I’m Hosting the New “Candid Camera”

By at 2:02 pm

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1. It’s pop culture I actually know of.

Since I don’t watch TV or go to many movies and am generally out of sync with pop culture, it’s very thrilling to be asked to be part of something that I actually know about. (Case in point: when I auditioned for my role on “The Big Bang Theory” and was asked to do a female impression of Jim Parsons’ Sheldon character, my response was, “Who’s Jim Parsons, who’s Sheldon, and what is ‘The Big Bang Theory’?”) I watched “Candid Camera” on and off as a child and there’s something very surreal and exciting about being part of something that I actually used to watch. Note to J.J. Abrams, if you decide to bring back “Lost,” I was a huge fan and I’d love to be on that too.

2. Breaking up the monotony. Read the rest of this entry →

Jul 30 2014

Mayim Bialik: Why I Donated Money to Send Bulletproof Vests to the IDF

By at 3:40 pm

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1. I need to feel like I’m doing something.

2. No matter what your politics are, soldiers sent into war zones deserve to be protected from enemy fire.

3. Every soldier is someone’s son or daughter. Every single one.

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Jul 24 2014

Smile! Mayim Bialik’s on “Candid Camera”

By at 1:10 pm

Mayim Bialik is the new host of "Candid Camera" reboot

We are super happy to report that along with seeing Mayim Bialik in her Emmy-nominated role in “The Big Bang Theory,” or in the newly-syndicated reruns of “Blossom,” we’ll now have one more way of catching Mayim on TV.

Entertainment Weekly just announced that Mayim will be the host of the new reboot of the classic show “Candid Camera.”

The series will premiere on TV Land on Monday, August 11. So mark your calendars, tune in, and join us in wishing Mayim a hearty mazel tov!

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Jul 23 2014

Mayim Bialik: Top Seven Things I Noticed About Myself This Week

By at 12:16 pm

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When recovering from hand surgery as I am–or any surgery for that matter–you notice things. About yourself, your home, your kids, and your body. Because you have a lot of time to think.

Here’s the top seven things I noticed about myself this week:

1. Checking. Read the rest of this entry →

Jul 18 2014

Mayim Bialik: It’s Hard to Write Anything With Israel on My Mind

By at 10:55 am

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Besides the fact that I am recovering from major hand surgery, I am finding it difficult to write these days. I am using a dictation program as well as utilizing Fancy Assistant Brandon’s typing skills, so it’s not that I have no way to communicate with the outside world.

The problem is with Israel. It’s on my mind pretty much all of the time. When the three teenagers were kidnapped a month ago, it was on my mind. When they were found murdered and left in an open field, it was on my mind. When Jewish extremists burned a Palestinian teenager alive in retribution, it was on my mind.

What is also on my mind is the plight of the Palestinian people; the innocent people caught in the crossfire of Hamas, a military and political entity which calls for the explicit destruction of the state of Israel as part of their official charter. What is also on my mind are the hundreds of thousands of Jews and Arabs in Israel being shelled with rockets from every border. What is also on my mind is my family and my friends and their children and their grandchildren being ushered into bomb shelters when sirens blare.  Read the rest of this entry →

About Mayim

Mayim Bialik is the grandchild of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the mother of two young boys. She is best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom, as well as her current role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

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