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  • Sarah Silverman wins Emmy, thanks her Jews

    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...

  • 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

    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,...

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  • Matthew Weiner on ‘Mad Men’ and male friendships

    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...

  • Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams at Emmys

    August 20, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television's Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show's organizers said on Wednesday.

    Crystal, 66, who rose to fame in the 1970s comedy circuit that also thrust Williams into the spotlight, will commemorate...

  • Bill Maher Defends Jay Leno at 2014 Hall of Fame Gala

    By Nicole Behnam

    March 12, 2014 | 4:11 pm

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. –  Bill Maher inducts Jay Leno Tuesday night at the 23rd Hall of Fame gala hosted by The Television Academy.

    A-list talent, media moguls, and network executives gathered together at the Regent Beverly Wilshire to celebrate the 23rd annual Hall of Fame...

  • Emmys tell bleak tale of broadcast TV

    By Melissa Weller

    September 24, 2013 | 5:52 pm

    So the Emmys were on Sunday, and with it no shortage of Neiling, Breaking and flopped attempts at Modernizing. Not least of which was characterized by the slap-happy host jabbing “our younger audience” by clarifying that television is “the thing you watch on your phones.” Cute?...

  • Mike Wallace: A dissent

    April 18, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    Praise for Mike Wallace as a probing investigative reporter saturated news media immediately after his death April 7 at age 93. Virtually all tributes omitted the fact that when it came to anti-Israeli tyrants, terrorists and oppressors of Jewish minorities, Wallace son of Russian...

  • 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...

  • And the Primetime Emmy Award winners are…

    September 19, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    Here is the list of winners of Primetime Emmy Awards that aired on Sept. 19:
       
    BEST DRAMA SERIES
    “Mad Men”
       
    ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
    Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights”
       
    ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
    Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
       
    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA...

  • ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Mad Men’ and other Jewish thoughts on the Emmys

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 19, 2011 | 3:28 am

    Not even a last minute save by Leonard Nimoy could save the Emmy Awards ceremony from its usual sterile simplicity. Relying on its predictable mix of soft comedy and repeat honors, the show was safe from controversy but sorely lacking in entertainment.

    Nimoy’s appearance in the...

  • Jersey Shore vs. Chaz Bono – Who is Classy? Who is Trashy?

    By Ilana Angel

    September 18, 2011 | 3:48 pm

    Anyone who thinks Chaz Bono appearing on Dancing With the Stars is bad for America, should watch last week’s Jersey Shore, and then shut the hell up.  I love the kids from the shore as much as the next person, but they should be under attack, not Chaz.  Chaz Bono is a lovely man...

  • Iranian American Simin has a passion for fashion

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 14, 2011 | 11:32 am

    The bells at the door tinkle, and the fashion designer Simin jumps up from a velvet bench and politely excuses herself.

    “My next fitting is here,” she says, promising to return to her life story a little later.

    Outside her 4,000-square-foot Robertson Boulevard studio, a leggy...

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