Jewish Journal

  • No Western Wall bat mitzvah for Paula Abdul after all

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    November 7, 2013 | 11:34 am

    Paula Abdul canceled her much-hyped bat mitzvah at the Western Wall, opting instead for a low-key ceremony in the town of Safed, The Times of Israel reports.

    Per Israel’s Tourism Industry, which hosted the former “American Idol” and “The X-Factor” judge, the switch was due to jet lag. But the officiating rabbi, Eyal Riess of the Tzfat Kabbalah Center, claims it was to avoid the media.

    Either way, the deed is done. Mazel Tov!

  • Drew Barrymore is pregnant again

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    November 4, 2013 | 5:00 pm

    A hearty b’sha’ah tovah to Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman. The couple is expecting their second child, according to a report from Us Weekly that...

  • ABC orders up more of ‘The Goldbergs’

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    November 4, 2013 | 9:45 am

    Fans of “The Goldbergs,” kvell away. ABC has announced it is picking up the fledgling comedy for a full season.

    While the series received lukewarm...

  • There will be an ‘Entourage’ movie!

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    October 29, 2013 | 9:52 am

    Those of you following the “Entourage” saga can finally breathe easy. The movie is on!

    “It’s a go. Love you all,” wrote Doug Ellin, the show’s creator...

  • Why there is still no ‘Entourage’ movie

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    October 23, 2013 | 5:26 pm

    It seems the “Entourage” cast members could use some help from someone like superagent Ari Gold.

    The movie version of the HBO comedy has been in the...

  • Review: ‘Kill Your Darlings,’ but phone it in

    by Melissa Weller

    October 22, 2013 | 5:19 pm

    Those who walked into the theater hoping to walk out with an enlightened appreciation of the significance surrounding these legendary writers and the...

  • Watch: Mel Brooks talks to Conan about his Jewish roots

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    October 22, 2013 | 3:54 pm

    On the latest installment of “Serious Jibber-Jabber,” host Conan O’Brien welcomes Mel Brooks, whom he calls “one of the funniest men on earth.”


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