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  • Beastie Boys settle lawsuit with GoldieBlox over song parody

    March 19, 2014 | 1:47 pm

    Yet another reason to love the Beastie Boys: Those guys know how to settle a lawsuit.

    The band settled for an undisclosed amount with GoldieBlox over the toy company’s video ad that featured a parody of their hit song “Girls.” ”That settlement includes (a) the issuance of an...

  • ‘Girls’ star Jemima Kirke sometimes does Shabbat with ‘super-Jew’ husband

    March 17, 2014 | 11:41 am

    Jemima Kirke is just like us — if only we were cooler and more bohemian, occupied an entire Brooklyn brownstone and tattooed our Shabbat guests.

    In the March 10 issue of New York Magazine, the “Girls” star gives us a peek into her life, which includes making art, being a mom,...

  • Lena Dunham to write for Archie Comics

    March 5, 2014 | 10:18 am

    Riverdale, get ready for a hipster invasion!

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham is going to write a four-part story for Archie Comics. According to a press release, the story, to be published in 2015, will be about what happens when the eponymous redhead and his gang encounter a reality...

  • Comedy Central renews ‘Broad City’

    February 25, 2014 | 11:02 am

    “Broad City,” a series created by and starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, has been renewed by Comedy Central for a second season. Executive producer Amy Poehler announced the news on Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” premiere Monday night.

    The show chronicles the lives of two young,...

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  • Lena Dunham on photos of boyfriend with ScarJo: ‘My mind is going to explode’

    February 24, 2014 | 11:14 am

    Lena Dunham was trolling the Internet when she stumbled upon a shot of her boyfriend with his ex-girlfriend. Relatable, right? Well, yeah, except for that her boyfriend, rock guitarist Jack Antonoff, used to date Scarlett Johansson.

    It seems Dunham was perusing a little obsession...

  • Lena Dunham announces ‘Girls’ premiere on Instagram

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    October 17, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    Good news “Girls” fans! The show’s return date has been announced, and it’s January 12.

    “Girls” creator/star/promoter/mascot Lena Dunham virtually spread the word about season three yesterday, via an adorable Instagram selfie.

    So mark your calenders. Or scrawl on a mirror with lipstick.  Or you could tattoo it somewhere on your body. Whatever — the point is, save the date.

  • Watch: Tina Fey’s Lena Dunham-approved ‘Girls’ parody

    September 30, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    What happens when a comic genius parodies a highly popular, highly spoofable show? Only good things, as Tina Fey proved on this season’s premiere of “Saturday Night Live.”

    Check out Fey’s “Girls” mock promo, in which we are introduced to the newest member of the hipster crew:...

  • Rosanna Arquette gets married

    August 21, 2013 | 9:33 am

    Mazel tov to Rosanna Arquette and her brand-new husband, investment banker Todd Morgan.

    The two were married Sunday in a private family ceremony in Malibu, a rep for the Jewish actress told Us Weekly. According to another source guests included Barbra Streisand.

    Arquette is best known for her roles in “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Pulp Fiction,” but you may have seen her more recently on this last season of “Girls” as Jessa’s dad’s hippy girlfriend.

    This is her fourth marriage.

  • Watch: ‘Girls’ season 3 teaser

    August 19, 2013 | 10:50 am

    Newsflash: Season three of “Girls” is in production! For those fans who are already chomping at the bit, HBO has put together this 31-second photo slideshow of (Jewish) creator Lena Dunham and the rest of the (heavily Jewish) cast at work.

    Don’t get too excited–it’s called a “teaser” for a reason.

  • 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,...

  • Lena Dunham’s private love advice made public

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    July 9, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Just when you thought it was impossible for the very talented Lena Dunham to be amazing at one more thing, the prodigal filmmaker/author/actress has added another line to her resume: Really great friend.

    The “Girls” creator is participating in Miranda July’s “We Think Alone”...

  • Dating 101: The Art of Flirting

    By Ilana Angel

    June 19, 2013 | 5:12 pm

    Flirting is one of the few things about being single that is fun.  I love to flirt, and the truth is that when it comes to the art of flirtatious banter, I am an expert. Sexual banter?  Again, an expert.  Knowing the perfect time to twirl my hair, laugh, bat my eyelashes, and offer...

  • Lena Dunham posts wedding plans on Instagram

    June 4, 2013 | 2:46 pm

    You probably think Lena Dunham is nothing like the lovely cast members of “Princesses: Long Island.” You are most definitely wrong.

    Not only is the “Girls” creator a Jewish woman dating a Jewish guy (Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff), but like the reality starlets, she too harbors...

  • Boy on HBO’s ‘Girls’ is also a ‘restless’ filmmaker

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 6, 2013 | 4:52 am

    You might only know Alex Karpovsky as Ray Ploshansky, the caustic barista who fitfully romances the naïf Shoshanna on HBO’s zeitgeist-y hit, “Girls.”

    But while shooting that show, Karpovsky also has managed to write, direct and star in two independent films that recently...

  • Purim’s other woman: Vashti, the queen who kept her clothes on

    February 20, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    When it comes to the story of Purim, Queen Esther has received lots of attention. All the little girls want to play her in the Purim spiel. She’s brave, beautiful, loving and heroic: the quintessential female biblical role model.

    But what about the other brave, role model Queen...

  • Dunham doubles up at Globes, Israeli docs’ double Oscar nomination, Sandler’s countless Razzies

    January 15, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards kicked off the Hollywood awards season on Sunday, and it was in television that the Jewish people stood tall -- notably Lena Dunham, the new queen and unchallenged ruler of television comedy.

    Dunham, the creator of "Girls," brought home two...

  • In Antwerp, a Charedi pariah forces school to go coed

    January 8, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    With a soft smile and two young boys in tow, a mild-mannered Moshe Aryeh Friedman appeared undeserving of his reputation as the scourge of the local Charedi Orthodox community as he walked his sons to school on Monday.

    Until, that is, he led them straight into Benoth Jerusalem, a...

  • Lena Dunham book leaks

    December 11, 2012 | 10:47 am

    The book proposal that landed "Girls" creator Lena Dunham a $3.7 million publishing deal was leaked online on Monday.

    The 66-page proposal explains the ideas behind the book, “Not That Kind of Girl,” and reveals it will be divided into six sections: Work, Friendship, Body, Sex,...

  • ‘Girls’ writer lays bare women’s insecurities

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 25, 2012 | 11:20 am

    Lena Dunham, the writer, director and star of “Girls,” HBO’s much-talked-about new series, strode onto the stage at the Writers Guild Theater for a Women in Film Q-and-A recently, wearing a tight gray dress, emerald green flats and the buoyant attitude of a Hollywood “It”...

  • Is HBO’s ‘Girls’ about young women’s struggles, or some women’s privileges?

    April 19, 2012 | 5:25 pm

    “Girls” begins with the conversation that many parents of 20-somethings dream of having someday real soon with their floundering children: No. More. Money.

    This is what the parents of 24-year-old Hannah Horvath, played by series creator, director and writer Lena Dunham, tell her...

  • Should ‘Girls’ just get married?

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 18, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    A recent spate of pop culture depictions of vapid, loveless sex has some convinced feminism has failed.

    William Bennett, a CNN contributor and the author of “The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood” has decided he is an authority on women.

    On the “disheartening and...

  • From the mouths of the babes…

    By Julia Bendis

    February 22, 2012 | 9:00 pm

    Somehow I’ve known all along that kids don’t stay kids for long (I know I’m a genius), but I didn’t expect to get ‘educated’ about various sexual subjects by a twelve-year-old boy.  More importantly… my twelve-year-old boy.  When this school year started, so did the...

  • HOOTERS, children and me being the greatest parent that ever lived…

    By Julia Bendis

    January 3, 2012 | 12:56 pm

    Yesterday was the last day of my children’s freedom, and incidentally the last day of my imprisonment.  As I counted down the dwindling hours of winter break, I was also counting down the hours till my head was going to stop throbbing and my voice would sound human again (oppose to a...

  • Boobs & Bras Should Be Mandatory Like Driving & Seatbelts

    By Ilana Angel

    November 30, 2011 | 8:48 am

    I like my boobs.  I actually like boobs in general.  I think they are pretty and important and I am rather proud of mine.  Big or small, boobs are a beautiful part of a woman’s body and I take care of mine.  I get them checked out regularly both myself, and by a doctor.  I enjoy...

  • Boys and their animal instincts

    By Julia Bendis

    September 5, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    What is it about children that makes them want to jump all over people, me in particular?  I am sitting on the couch, minding my own business when out of nowhere my six-year-old son decides to pounce on me.  Not only pounce like a cheetah, or a lion or pick your own animal but start...

  • The New Yorker’s Bruce Eric Kaplan on His New Book and Judd Apatow TV Series

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 3, 2011 | 2:07 am

    Many people know Bruce Eric Kaplan as BEK, the longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker.  But he’s also worked as a writer on the iconic TV shows “Six Feet Under” and “Seinfeld,” where he penned the episode in which Elaine was enraged by a cryptic New Yorker cartoon.

    To say...

  • Anorexia and the new values of courtship

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    April 22, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    The New York Times article last week about the explosion of anorexia and eating disorders in the orthodox community highlights a tragedy that has long been buried. About four years ago I published a column about an eighteen-year-old girl my daughter knew at seminary in Jerusalem who...

  • Words of Wisdom or something like it.

    By Julia Bendis

    March 21, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    - When people say that they are only 5 minutes away, they are really 20 minutes away.

    - If your Doctor’s appointment is at 3 p.m., show up at 3:15 to skip sitting in the waiting room.  It works like a charm!

    - When your kid is going on and on about something, and the story doesn’t...

  • Valentine’s Day Peep Show!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 14, 2011 | 6:14 pm

    I really don’t like Valentine’s Day!  I hate everything about it, the stupid, corny Hallmark cards, the over-priced flowers, the overcrowded restaurants, the need to out-do each other with pricey gifts, etc…  I am not saying that we shouldn’t show our love for the people in our...

  • VIDEO: Girls of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

    August 3, 2008 | 3:56 am

    Girls of the IDF—Israel Defense Forces.  Video photo montage plus music lovingly crafted by YouTube member , a Floridian named Pilman.

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