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In N.Y. Times Ad, Hollywood Elite Slams Hamas For Conflict With Israel

09/15/2014
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Some 300 Hollywood elite published an ad in The New York Times holding Hamas responsible for the “devastating loss of life” in the latest Hamas-Israel conflict.

Report: Joan Rivers On Life Support

09/02/2014
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Comic and talk show host Joan Rivers reportedly is on life support.

Natalie Portman’s Husband Converting to Judaism

Benjamin Millepied said he is 'in the middle of the conversion process.'

01/29/2014
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French choreographer Benjamin Millepied, the husband of Jewish actress Natalie Portman, told an Israeli newspaper that he is converting to Judaism.

Natalie Portman’s husband Benjamin Millepied is converting to Judaism. Photo via JTA.org

Film Review

"Action of the highlight of the film," says John Schwartz, while Joan Schwartz finds Jaden Smith's acting somewhat lacking.

 

Hollywood's Gil Cates Dies At 77

11/02/2011

 

Gilbert (“Gil”) Cates, a multifaceted theater, film and television producer and director, as well as a university dean, has died.

Cates, 77, collapsed late Monday afternoon on a parking lot at the University of California, Los Angeles and an emergency ambulance crew was unable to revive him. According to UCLA sources, he had undergone heart surgery earlier this month.

Portman, Seidler Win Oscar Gold

03/01/2011

Among the top winners at Sunday’s Academy Awards, Israel-born Natalie Portman, beaming and proudly pregnant, walked off with the best-actress trophy for her portrayal of a tortured ballerina in “Black Swan.”

“The King’s Speech” was named best picture, and Emile Sherman, scion of a prominent Australian Jewish family, accepted as one of the three producers.

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