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The Kid-Dish: Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller & Bethenny Frankel

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

– Here’s is the part where we decide that Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman’s kids are Jewish: Ethan’s mom, Leslie Hawke, just married David Weiss, a nice Jewish lawyer from Boston. Also, Uma, whose father raised her Buddhist, has a maternal grandfather who was a German military officer who was jailed by the Nazis for protecting Jewish friends. So, Maya and Levon (Ethan and Uma’s kids), Clementine and Indiana (Ethan and second wife Ryan’s [who used to be Maya and Levon’s NANNY!!] kids), welcome to the sort-of-tribe. (NYT)

Well isn’t this just charming: Jewish dads Jonathon Safran Foer (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Everything is Illuminated) and Ben Stiller (you know) are teaming up to make a Jewish family comedy for HBO. The show claims to be “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually and sexually irreverent,” so look out. (Hollywood Reporter)

Jason Schwartzman and family took a stroll in Studio City on Monday. They did a good job covering up 1-year-old Marlowe, but you can totally catch a great glimpse of Arrow, the dog. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– And finally, the news we’ve all been waiting for: Bethenny Frankel is getting her own talk show. The reality star has stated that, “I am ready to start discussing the topics that are most important to my fans.” Now taking all bets on what you think those are. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

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