Jewish Journal

Can Russians love ‘Raymond’?

By Naomi Pfefferman

April 20, 2011 | 1:50 pm

Philip Rosenthal in “Exporting Raymond.” Photo © 2011 Samuel Goldwyn Films

“Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal utters numerous “oys” before he even gets to Russia in “Exporting Raymond,” his documentary opening April 29 about how he helped... read full article

  • B’tayavon, Tony

    By Rob Eshman

    March 15, 2011 | 5:50 pm

    Television is littered with lousy food shows. I know I risk sounding like some grumpy old coot wondering whatever happened to Jack Paar, but I do wonder what the spirit of the great Julia Child would make of the utter mediocrity, the sheer lack of aspiration, the game show approach...

  • ‘American Greed’ episode to feature Sholom Rubashkin


    March 8, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    Jailed former Agriprocessors official Sholom Rubashkin will be featured on an episode of the CNBC series “American Greed.”

    The March 23 episode of the cable TV network series will tell the story of the failed kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, according to the Gazette of...

  • One and a Half Men? Sitcom sacks Sheen


    March 8, 2011 | 10:43 am

    Actor Charlie Sheen has been fired from his hit CBS sitcom in the wake of a rant against the show’s executive producer that was called “borderline anti-Semitism.”

    Sheen was fired Monday, effective immediately, from “Two and a Half Men,” for which he was paid $2 million per episode....

  • ‘Columbo’ creator solves his own family mystery

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 22, 2011 | 6:29 pm

    “Now, Tom, do I look Jewish?”

    William Link, 77, was asking the question. Link is one of, if not the most successful producer and writer in television history, having put, with his late partner Richard Levinson, 16 series on the air, including creating “Columbo,” “Murder, She...

  • Italy’s Berlusconi slams Jewish TV host


    January 26, 2011 | 10:03 am

    One of Italy’s most prominent Jewish figures is at the center of the latest round of scandals surrounding Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

    Journalist, author and TV personality Gad Lerner, host of a popular late-night Italian TV talk show called “The Infidel” on the independent La7...

  • ‘Glee’-ful Magevet bringing sound of (Jewish) music to L.A.

    By Rachel Heller

    December 22, 2010 | 4:11 pm

    They might not have Kurt Hummel or Rachel Berry among their members, but Magevet, Yale University’s Jewish a cappella group, exudes plenty of “glee.”

    Round them up at a Jewish historical site and they’re liable to belt out a spirited tune. They’ve serenaded passersby on...

  • Lovitz, lies and Torah

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 22, 2010 | 3:10 pm

    “I hate lying,” Jon Lovitz, the comedian, actor and comedy club owner, said without a touch of humor in his voice. “I just can’t stand it. I don’t see the advantage of it. It makes me physically ill.”

    It’s the reason, he said, that he has become something of a...

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