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  • Golden moments at the Emmys

    By Tom Tugend

    1 week ago

    Emmy took a shine to Jewish talent Sunday evening as the prime-time television awards unfolded at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

    “Transparent,” the comedy series about a Jewish family whose father comes out as transgender, won trophies for director Jill Soloway and lead...

  • Sarah Silverman, Jeffrey Tambor and Goldie Hawn to get Hollywood Walk of Fame stars

    July 1, 2016 | 12:29 pm

    Comedian Sarah Silverman, actor Jeffrey Tambor, actress Goldie Hawn, Israeli-American media mogul Haim Saban, and actor George Segal are all getting their own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Their names were announced in the annual list put out by the Hollywood Chamber of...

  • How a Jewish trans father inspired a hit series

    November 30, 2015 | 1:29 pm

    Writer and director Jill Soloway grew up in what she calls a “somewhat normalish, upper middle class Jewish household” in Chicago. Her mom was a public relations consultant (she worked for Mayor Jane Byrne) and her dad a psychiatrist.

    But she always sensed that “something was a...

  • Samberg hosts, Jon Stewart says goodbye at Emmys

    September 21, 2015 | 1:04 pm

    First-time award show host Andy Samberg led a night of firsts at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

    Samberg, a Jewish comedian known for his role in comedy trio The Lonely Island, opened the show at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with a taped song and dance number...

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  • How ‘Transparent’ became the most important new series of the year

    December 15, 2014 | 12:31 pm

    There's a phrase that has become popular among the kids today--'in your feelings,' or 'in my feelings.' As in, 'Oh, I was just all in my feelings the other day.' It's a way of admitting to being emotional, perhaps to a fault, and humorously exposing that vulnerability, owning it to...

  • The Jewish stars of winter TV

    November 24, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    Temperatures may be falling, but the small screen is heating up with buzz-worthy performances, must-see series and a few splashy specials. On the list: Lifetime’s adaptation of the biblical best-seller “The Red Tent,” with Debra Winger (Dec. 7 and 8),  NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!” from...

  • Local artist tackles Jews and sex in ‘Transparent’ with Jeffrey Tambor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 18, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    Jill Soloway, well known as Hollywood’s go-to scribe for tales of Jews and sex, has created as her latest effort the Amazon TV series “Transparent,” the story of a Jewish family whose patriarch has just revealed to his three grown children that he is transitioning to life as a...

  • Sparks ignite in ‘Afternoon Delight’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 21, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Writer-director Jill Soloway has quite the reputation for writing about Jews and sex. As co-executive producer on HBO’s hit mortuary drama “Six Feet Under,” she created a Reform rabbi character whose congregant’s boyfriend accidentally hangs himself during autoerotic asphyxiation....

  • The real Jeffrey Tambor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 28, 2013 | 5:17 am

    It was the first day of spring, and Jeffrey Tambor was sitting in his car in the snow near his New York home, conducting an interview while his 6-year-old daughter — one of his four children, ages 3 to 8, including twin toddlers — was taking her piano lesson. “Daddy is tired,...

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