The new documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG, premiered in May to rave reviews. The film traced her status as a Jewish feminist icon, and gave viewers a rare glimpse into her life — her…marriage, her workout, and more. And if you missed it in theaters, have no fear: The film is coming to TV. CNN will air RBG on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 3rd), as well as on the evening that Rosh Hashanah begins, on Sunday, Sept. 9th. (What a way to celebrate the New Year!) The movie has already… >> Read More
Attention: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season two teaser trailer just dropped. And it's amazing.
We recently wrote about everything you need to know about the second season, including a premiere…in Paris, Joel's status as a main character, Midge's new job, and more. But the teaser trailer gives us so many hints about what is to come in the second season of our favorite TV show. Ready? 1. Midge is dating again The first frame of the trailer is Midge and her mom sitting in a hair… >> Read More
Jewish Mom Aline Brosh McKenna, the screenwriter and producer behind iconic rom-coms The Devil Wears Prada and 27 Dresses, is changing the way writer's rooms work in Hollywood. She's currently the…show-runner of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (alongside Rachel Bloom) and their writers' room — a general term for the writing offices for a TV show — has six (six!) working moms. In a CNN series on moms in writers' rooms, Brosh McKenna said, "I always want to create a comfortable environment for people where they feel safe and part of… >> Read More
This is what dreams are made of: Gal Gadot is rumored to star in — and executive produce — a new Showtime series about the life of Hedy Lamarr.
Lamarr, an Austrian Jewish actress who made her…debut at age 17, was widely regarded as "the most beautiful woman in Hollywood." But, she was so much more: She was an inventor who helped create WiFi. Yes, WiFi! In 1942, Lamarr — along with composer George Antheil — created a secret communication system designed to protect radio-guided torpedos. As Paula Sinclair wrote in… >> Read More
"You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life."
If you grew up in the 1980s, chances are the theme to the sitcom The Facts of Life has been…imprinted on your brain for life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGS56qJ0xIw The series, about a group of girls at an elite boarding school, grew to be so popular that it's easy to forget that it started as a spinoff of another sitcom, Diff'rent Strokes. The connection between the two? Edna Garrett — played by veteran actress Charlotte Rae —… >> Read More