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  • Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy after discovering ‘Jewish gene’

    JTA

    May 14, 2013 | 9:25 am

    Actress Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy after discovering that she had the breast cancer gene common to Ashkenazi Jewish women.

    Jolie wrote in...

  • TV psychologist Joyce Brothers dies at 85

    Reuters

    May 13, 2013 | 3:57 pm

    Psychologist Joyce Brothers, who parlayed winning the "The $64,000 Question" TV game show in 1955 into a nearly six-decade career as a television...

  • Amanda Bynes melts down on Twitter

    JTA

    May 7, 2013 | 4:40 pm

    Just a day after tweeting lingerie-clad selfies, former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes star posted an even louder cry for attention (and help?): topless...

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  • ‘Mazel Tov’: Lifecycles of the Rich and Famous

    by Jay Firestone

    April 17, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    “Entourage” star Jeremy Piven remembers his bar mitzvah as “a rite of passage.” Growing up in Evanston, Ill., Piven recalls how his service was actually in a church, because they belonged to an extremely liberal Reconstructionist congregation. But unlike his character on the hit HBO show, Piven wasn’t that interested in a big, fancy party.

    “It wasn’t a big community of people battling each other for the biggest bar mitzvah, like in my movie ‘Keeping Up With the Steins,’” he says.

    Read more here.

  • Anne Frank House defends Bieber’s visit, guestbook entry

    JTA

    April 15, 2013 | 7:56 am

    The Anne Frank House defended Justin Bieber's visit to the museum and his guestbook message hoping that the teen diarist "would have been a Belieber."

    ...
  • ‘Mad Men’s’ Jewish factor

    by Chavie Lieber, JTA

    April 10, 2013 | 6:56 am

    Advertising, it’s fair to say, is in Ben Feldman’s blood.

    Yes, he technically plays a fictional advertiser, the Jewish copywriter in AMC’s...

  • Ang Lee doing TV

    by Marcy Oster, JTA

    April 8, 2013 | 2:17 pm

    Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will tackle television for the first time, directing a pilot for a show written by the Israeli writer who created the popular drama "Homeland."

    Gidi Raff's pilot for "Tyrant," about an American family caught up in a Middle East country, was picked up by the FX cable channel. FX announced last month that Lee will direct the pilot this summer.

    It is Lee's first project since the "Life of Pi," Reuters reported -- Lee won the Oscar for best director.

    The Israeli TV network Keshet is collaborating on the series.

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