Like so many I have been captured by Jill Soloway’s “Transparent” since Season One. It is very hard for me to stop myself from binge watching each season of the show about a Jewish family whose…father comes out as trans. The show’s characters are flawed, yet lovable; it is audacious and fabulously written--and in many ways, it is the most Jewish TV show I’ve ever seen. For instance, its intimate depictions of Jewish burial, prayer services, and even a mikvah, are fantastic. But the trailer for the new season of… >> Read More
Larry David, my favorite grump Jewish dad full of the best/worst jokes, is back. His HBO dark comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is back for Season 9. And apparently, it's full of surprises.
But what's…even more surprising is the fact that Larry David is apparently related to Bernie Sanders--who he has parodied before. Sanders spilled the beans to David on PBS' Finding Your Roots, according to Variety, which David said that Sanders is a third cousin "or something": "I was very happy about that. I thought there must have been some connection." Let's relive… >> Read More
Jenny Slate is our favorite cool girl--who also happens to be brilliant and funny and talented. Her new movie "Landline" focuses on infidelity in serious relationships; she plays Dana, a woman…engaged to be married--who ends up having an affair with an old beau. Cosmopolitan recently interviewed Slate about the film, and she opened up about how she was getting divorced to her ex-husband editor-director Dean Fleischer-Camp while making the movie--as well as sharing own thoughts on cheating. On divorce & relationships: "When we were making this… >> Read More
It's going to be a big summer for Natalie Portman, considering her new movie “Planetarium” is coming out on August 11 in the U.S., a date which was just announced today. The movie is a period…drama set in Paris during the late 1930s. So, what's it actually about? Portman and Lily-Rose Depp play sisters who are supposedly able to talk to ghosts. to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. The rest, of course, becomes a mysterious drama. Portman told Variety that she was excited to make the film, especially… >> Read More
Last week, comedian Patton Oswalt and actor Meredith Salenger announced that they got engaged. You'd think this would be happy news, but many of Oswalt's fans took to shaming him online for "moving…on" from losing his wife "too soon," as if it's anyone's business to judge. Salenger posted pictures of their announcement, with a sense of humor: I don't wanna brag... but check out the size of The Rock on my finger! Hahahah (photoshop via @edwardderuiter) A post shared by Meredith Salenger (@meredithsalenger) on Jul 6, 2017… >> Read More