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  • 9 Jewish LGBTQ activists you should know

    June 27, 2016 | 12:02 pm

    New York City’s gay pride parade on Sunday was full of highlights. The NBA and WNBA became the first professional sports leagues to march. A Syrian refugee whose life was threatened by an ISIS operative served as a grand marshal. Even Hillary Clinton made a surprise...

  • Fran Drescher whines, shines as wicked stepmom

    April 1, 2015 | 11:35 am

    Fran Drescher sure knows how to make an entrance.

    Wearing the first of several plum-colored ensembles with enormous stand-up collars and headpieces, Drescher struts onto the stage, hollering in her trademark raspy whine, “Cinderella, help me with my parcels this instant!”


  • Miss World encourages rape survivors to speak out

    By Tom Tugend

    November 13, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    In 1998, when Linor Abargil, the reigning Miss Israel, was crowned Miss World in the oldest of all international beauty pageants, she shed tears — perhaps of joy, maybe of anger, possibly a mixture of both.

    Seven weeks before her coronation, the 18-year-old beauty had been...

  • Confessions of a foodaholic

    June 26, 2013 | 5:26 pm

    Renée Taylor’s been on a diet since World War II, and, no, that’s not a misprint. The octogenarian actress, known to many for her role as Fran Drescher’s mother, Sylvia Fine, on the popular sitcom “The Nanny,” and for playing characters like Eva Braun in the original 1967 film “The...

  • Exclusive Podcast Interview: U.S. Senator Arlen Specter

    By Karmel Melamed

    January 1, 2009 | 7:00 pm

    Nearly two dozen local Jewish and non-Jewish supports of U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R) attended a small fundraiser for the senior senator from Pennsylvania at the private home of Iranian Jewish couple Makan Delrahim and Michelle Kahen Delrahim in Malibu on December 17th. Guests...

  • Spectator - ‘The Nanny’ Robs the Cradle

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    May/December romances are in. Just ask Hollywood. But we're not talking Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones. There's absolutely nothing new about older actors dating younger actresses (can you say Bogie and Bacall?) Nope, it's the older woman/younger man scenario that's making...

  • I’m a Survivor!

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Fran Drescher has a very sexy voice.

    No, really! As she tools around Los Angeles, the Queens-raised actress -- who resonated with TV audiences for six seasons as Fran Fine on "The Nanny" -- evinces only traces of her character's trademark nasal New Yawk bray.

    On this April day,...