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Joan Rivers hospitalized, critical but stable

Reuters

August 28, 2014 | 9:48 am

Comedian Joan Rivers on Nov. 10, 2008. Photo by Molly Riley/Reuters

Acerbic comedian and fashion critic Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Thursday after she reportedly stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords at a... read full article

  • Sarah Silverman wins Emmy, thanks her Jews

    by JTA

    August 26, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Comedian Sarah Silverman broke out a Jewish joke as she took home a trophy at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

    Silverman won for Best Writing for a Variety Show for her HBO comedy special “Sarah Silverman: We are Miracles.” Upon being announced as the winner, she dashed onto the stage...

  • A hate incident

    by Elon Gold

    August 25, 2014 | 3:35 pm

    This past Friday night, instead of having my usual guests for a festive Friday night dinner in my home, I had three compassionate Los Angeles Police Department officers standing in my kitchen explaining the difference between a “hate crime” and a “hate incident.” My family was the...

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  • Your guide to Jews and the Emmys

    August 25, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    Mayim Bialik--Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy (The Big Bang Theory)

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    Jenji Kohan--Showrunner for best comedy series nominee, (Orange is the New Black)

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    Julianna Margulies--Outstanding leading actress in a drama...

  • Emmys comedy race takes edgy turn as cable outnumbers networks

    by Piya Sinha-Roy, Reuters

    August 25, 2014 | 11:11 am

    When ABC's "Modern Family" vies for its fifth consecutive best comedy Emmy award on Monday, not only will it battle the beloved geeks of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" but also a bunch of irreverent, foul-mouthed characters from cable and Netflix.

    For the first time in Emmy history,...

  • Matthew Weiner on ‘Mad Men’ and male friendships

    by Piya Sinha-Roy, Reuters

    August 22, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    As the creator of "Mad Men," AMC Networks' period TV drama and its brooding, dysfunctional ad man Don Draper, Matthew Weiner has had some experience in exploring the male psyche.

    In his directorial feature film debut "Are You Here," in theaters on Friday, Weiner wanted to tackle...

  • CBS to adapt British sitcom about Jewish family

    by JTA

    August 22, 2014 | 11:52 am

    CBS will adapt a British sitcom called “Friday Night Dinner” about a Jewish family.

    The British show, created by Robert Popper, is about the Goodmans, a traditional Jewish family with two sons who come home each week for Friday night dinner.

    According to entertainment...

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