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  • Barbara Walters bids farewell after 53-year career

    May 21, 2014 | 11:26 am

    Pioneering journalist Barbara Walters, who paved the way for women in television news and was the first female to co-anchor a network evening news program, retired on Friday after an illustrious 53-year career.

    The 84-year-old TV newswoman bid farewell on "The View," the morning...

  • The 2013 (Jewish) Emmy nominees

    July 18, 2013 | 9:50 am

    The 2013 Emmy nominations are in!  We won’t bore you with the whole long list, but we will share this compact yet impressive group of Jewish nominees. Here goes.

    OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

    Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”

    OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

    Lena Dunham,...

  • “Homeland,” based on Israeli series, wins best drama Emmy

    September 24, 2012 | 9:05 am

    The television drama "Homeland," which is based on the Israeli series "Hatufim," was named the year's best drama series at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.

    "Homeland" also won Emmys for best actress – Claire Danes, and best actor – Damian Lewis, as well as for best writing....

  • Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: One singular sensation… and what he did for love

    August 8, 2012 | 5:16 pm

    It was early 1989, and TV producer Terre Blair called her mother with the exciting news.  “I’m engaged”, she announced.  “I’m getting married to Marvin Hamlisch!”  “Marvin Hamlisch?” the prospective mother-in-law replied.  “You mean the boxer from Las Vegas?” ...

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  • Composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

    August 7, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who earned critical acclaim and popularity for a prolific output of dozens of motion-picture scores and shows including “The Way We Were,” “The Sting” and “A Chorus Line,” has died in Los Angeles. He was 68.

    Hamlisch collapsed after a brief illness and died...

  • ‘Family Guy’ appeals to ‘overprivileged Brentwood Jews’ in Emmy ad

    May 30, 2012 | 3:38 pm

    “Family Guy” appealed for an Emmy Award by asking “overprivileged Brentwood Jews” to “let us into your little club.”

    The ad was created as part of the FOX comedy’s “for your consideration” DVD mailer to Emmy voters, the Hollywood award news website Gold Derby reported. The awards...

  • No Emmy, but still a big year for Sheldon ‘Undercover Boss’ Yellen

    September 20, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    Sheldon Yellen, the CEO of BELFOR Property Restoration, never expected to be a reality television star when he signed on for an episode of the CBS program “Undercover Boss.”

    Posing as an employee of his company to get a taste of life in the trenches, Yellen earned an Emmy nomination...

  • [PODCAST] An Emmy Nomination for the Kosher Porky Pig: ‘Looney Tunes’ ’ Bob Bergen [UPDATE]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 19, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    Listen to the podcast below.

    The kosher Porky Pig was up for an Emmy Award on Sept. 18.  Bob Bergen, a nice Jewish boy from Woodland Hills, was nominated in the voice-over category for his performance as America’s favorite traife hero on “The Looney Tunes Show” on Cartoon...

  • ‘Big Bang Theory’ Actress Lives at Intersection of Science, Religion [UPDATE]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 19, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    On a recent afternoon, Mayim Bialik, having finished rehearsing a scene for “The Big Bang Theory” — the CBS comedy about a clique of uber-geeks that premieres its fifth season this week — had retired to her dressing room for a bit of Talmud study and to begin planning her...

  • My evening at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honoring “Hot in Cleveland”

    By Julia Bendis

    March 31, 2011 | 6:04 pm

    Last night I was at the Academy of Television’s event honoring the TV sitcom ‘Hot in Cleveland’.  They often have these events for up and coming shows, mainly as a panel Q and A and a celebrity host/moderator.  This time it was the legendary Larry King moderating, asking questions...

  • Emmy Awards: Top Ten Jewish Moments

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 29, 2010 | 11:06 pm

    It’s fitting that the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 29 showed a clip of this year’s Oscar ceremony—the one where Steve Martin decreed that in “Inglourious Basterds,” Christophe Waltz played a Nazi “obsessed with finding Jews.  “Well, Christophe,“ Martin added,...

  • Al Jazeera Gaza coverage earns Emmy nomination

    August 12, 2010 | 11:42 am

    The Al Jazeera English news channel was nominated for an International Emmy for its coverage of the Gaza War.

    The Emmy nominations were announced Wednesday by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

    Al Jazeera received a nod in the news category for its coverage of...

  • Mr. Warmth wins an Emmy—did a rabbi give him his start?

    By The Web Guy

    September 22, 2008 | 3:22 am

    Hollywood Jew Don Rickles scored an Emmy tonight for “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program” for the documentary “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.”

    Was it a rabbi that gave him his start?

    From a November 2007 article in The Journal:

    Asked when...

  • Freshman Israeli filmmaker earns three Emmy nods

    September 18, 2008 | 1:48 am

    Arranging a telephone interview with Israeli documentary filmmaker Hilla Medalia requires the scheduling dexterity of a flight attendant: She is constantly en route to someplace else -- making movies, promoting various projects and generally wheeling and dealing. And the sense is...
  • Jill Soloway says comedy and tragedy go together

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In Jill Soloway's collection of essays, "Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants," the Emmy-nominated writer and co-executive producer of HBO's "Six Feet Under" recalls the time she lost her virginity at 17 to a 36-year-old with a golden chai dangling from his neck.
     
    "I was running from the...
  • I Ate the Whole Thing!

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I Ate the Whole Thing!

    Rap music and matzah balls? Hey, Jews can rap. Just ask the group, Chutzpah, which showed up in full rapping gear for the weighing of the 26-pound-matzah ball at Canter's Deli last week to celebrate the DVD release of "When Do We Eat?" The weights and measures...

  • Jack Bender: ‘Lost’ and ‘Found’

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Just as he has in so many past years, TV veteran Jack Bender will attend the Emmy Awards this Sunday. He's nominated again this year in the category of Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on the hit ABC show "Lost," for which he is also an executive producer. But...

  • Power Begets Madness in ‘Steps’

    By Robert David Jaffee

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As Stanley Milgram's fake, electrical-shock experiments showed several decades ago, many of us, when put into a position of power, may end up wielding our newfound authority with a tinge of sadism.

    Michael Halperin, who wrote "All Steps Necessary," a new Holocaust-themed play being...

  • Ex-Movie Exec Isn’t Silent About Films

    By Robert David Jaffee

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Roger Mayer lounges in the living room of his house on Benedict Canyon Road, a comfortable two-story clapboard structure in Beverly Hills. His dress is conservative, yet casual -- dark pants, dark shoes, light-gray shirt and what appear to be horn-rimmed glasses -- but he sports no...

  • Stan Burns

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Stan Burns, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, died of heart failure Nov. 5 at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital. He was 79.

    Born in 1923 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Burns was the original writer of "The Tonight Show" starring Steve Allen and later became the original writer...

  • Emmy ‘Loves’ TV Tribemembers

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Brad Garrett accepted his best supporting actor Emmy on Sunday, Sept. 22, the irony was thick as a Sicilian pizza -- or a deli sandwich. The 6-foot-8-inch Jewish actor plays Ray Romano's sullen cop brother, Robert, on the CBS hit "Everybody Loves Raymond," featuring the sitcom...

  • Wings

    By Teresa Strasser

    May 18, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    I never thought I'd find myself in any place called "The Winner'sRoom," mingling with soap opera stars and clutching a huge gold statue.

    But there I was. Well, that's where my body was, though some other partof me was hovering above the Century Plaza Hotel, just watching myself...

  • Celebrating Israel’s50th

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The peace process is stalled, pluralism issues remain unresolved and the Netanyahu government is in turmoil. But organizers of a major, star-studded 50th anniversary tribute to Israel later this year are focusing their attention on celebration, not contention. Indeed, a rare...
  • Gearing Up for 50

    By Ruth Stroud

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The peace process is stalled, pluralism issues remain unresolved and the Netanyahu government is in turmoil. But organizers of a major, star-studded 50th anniversary tribute to Israel later this year are focusing their attention on celebration, not contention. Indeed, a rare...
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