Jewish Journal

  • Andrew Garfield says Spiderman is Jewish

    by Talia Lavin, JTA

    2 days ago

    Andrew Garfield, a British actor most famous for playing the iconic superhero in the most recent run of Spiderman movies, has given us a new Spidey revelation in advance of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2″: Peter Parker is totally Jewish.

    “Peter Parker is not a simple dude,” the...

  • Don’t call her ScarJo

    by Talia Lavin, JTA

    1 week ago

    It turns out that Scarlett Johansson, everyone’s favorite Jewish ‘it’ girl, has a beef with fans: the 29-year- old actress hates the nickname ScarJo.

    “I associate that name with, like, pop stars. It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant,” she said in the May issue of Glamour...

  • ‘Under the Skin’ sets Scarlett ablaze

    By Melissa Weller

    1 week ago

    Scarlett Johansson has had a very busy year, least of which from dealing with the Oxfam and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions hoopla we’ve covered so extensively. With two box-office smashes opening last weekend and fresh from her role in the Oscar-contended Her, Johansson is...

  • Fox picks up another Israeli-developed TV show format

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Fox has purchased the rights to Boom!, a new Israeli game show.

    The program debuted earlier this month in Israel. Under the format, four contestants race against the clock to diffuse a bomb by cutting colored wires that hold the answers to trivia questions. Viewers can also play...

  • Peaches Geldof dies at 25

    by Reuters UK

    2 weeks ago

    Peaches Geldof, daughter of Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, has died at her home in Kent, southern England, aged 25, British media reported on Monday.

    Peaches Geldof, who was married for the second time and had two young sons, had worked as a DJ, model and television personality.

    Her mother, Paula Yates, died aged 41 from a heroin overdose in 2000.

    Sky News quoted local police as saying the death was sudden and unexplained.

  • Top 10 Rolling Stones Shavuot songs

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The good news? The Rolling Stones will play Tel Aviv in June. The bad news? A large portion of Israelis won’t be able to go.

    The concert, scheduled for June 4, falls at the end of Shavuot — making it near impossible for holiday-observant Israelis to go see Mick, Keith and...

  • James Franco: Of Entice and Rejection

    By Melissa Weller

    2 weeks ago

    Call it luxury or call it tragedy, but history writes that celebrities aren’t typically known for their moral upstanding, especially in the field of sexual (mis)conduct. Google almost anyone with an IMDB page and throw “controversy,” “affair” or “sex tape” into the search bar —...

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