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  • Mr. Blackwell—born Richard Selzer —dies at 86

    By The Web Guy

    October 21, 2008 | 9:21 pm

    Mr. Blackwell, whose annual "worst dressed" list turned him into a household name, has died. He was 86.

    He had been in failing health and died Sunday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of complications from an intestinal infection, according to his publicist, Harlan Boll.
    ... read on
  • Jewgrass star Mare Winningham had ‘amazing’ Yom Kippur

    By The Web Guy

    October 17, 2008 | 10:02 pm

    Mare Winningham spoke with Ron Kaplan of the New Jersey Jewish News last week, and said she ” . . . was still on a high from davening and fasting the day before.

    “You’re catching me at a good time, because I’ve done no wrong; I’m clean,” she said. “We had an amazing Yom... read on

  • Hollywood’s top 12 Jewish hotties?

    By The Web Guy

    October 12, 2008 | 11:41 pm

    Here’s a list from Scandalist:

    o Maggie Gyllenhaal
    o Scarlett Johannson
    o Kate Hudson
    o Amanda Bynes
    o Michelle Trachtenberg
    o Natalie Portman
    o Mila Kunis
    o Sarah Silverman
    o Winona Ryder
    o Brooke Burke
    o Selma Blair
    o Emmanuelle Chriqui

    Pretty good list, I think.

    It’s just missing one name— JewishJournal.com contributor Orit Arfa.

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  • Was Roman Polanski treated unfairly?  BBC documentary says yes

    By The Web Guy

    October 10, 2008 | 11:41 pm

    “A BBC film sheds startling new light on the underage sex case against the director,” writes David Gritten in the Telegraph:

    In any list of globally famous public figures for whom it’s hard to summon sympathy, Roman Polanski would rank high. The brilliantly talented film director, who... read on

  • Republican David Zucker makes stand with ‘American Carol’

    By The Web Guy

    October 3, 2008 | 7:44 pm

    David Zucker is a rarity in Hollywood, a Jewish Republican, and he told The Journal all about it in 2006.

    The comedy director, famed for box-office smashes like ‘Airplane’ and ‘Naked Gun’ is not all talk, though—his avowedly conservative ‘An American Carol’ opens today.

    With an... read on

  • Scarlett Johansson marries in Canada UPDATED

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 28, 2008 | 9:21 pm

    Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds tied the knot over the weekend, but no one knows whether it was a Jewish wedding…

    Johansson is outspoken about her Judaism. She has been called “the kosher Danish” because of her father’s Scandinavian background, but according to Wikipedia, her... read on

  • Paul Newman—Hollywood’s most famous half-Jew—dies at 83 [VIDEO]

    By Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2008 | 3:54 pm

    Paul Newman, superstar, director, race car driver, liberal activist, philanthropist and Hollywood's most famous half-Jew, died Friday at 83.

    He passed away at his farmhouse near Westport, Conn., following a long battle with lung cancer.

    Over a half-century career, Newman acted in 59... read on

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