Film & TV

Emmys 2018: The Jewish nominees, from ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ to ‘Game of Thrones’

(JTA) — “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and Sarah Silverman’s new late-night show earned Emmy nominations on Thursday.

“Maisel,” Amazon Studios’ popular series set in a very Jewish 1950s New York neighborhood, was nominated for best comedy series. Rachel Brosnahan, its non-Jewish star, was nominated for best lead actress in a...
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Roseanne Barr will film and post her own interview on YouTube to explain ‘what happened and why’

(JTA) — Roseanne Barr is taking matters into her own hands to explain “what happened and why.”

On Monday night, Barr said on Twitter that she will film her own interview and post it online a day after announcing that she would be interviewed on television.

Barr, who is Jewish,...
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Gal Gadot visits Virginia children’s hospital in full Wonder Woman costume

(JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot took a break from filming the sequel to the 2017 movie “Wonder Woman” to visit a Virginia children’s hospital in full costume.

On Friday, Gadot posed for photos with patients and staff at Inova Children’s Hospital in Annandale during her visit.

The hospital posted...
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Podcast interview of emotional Roseanne Barr released by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

(JTA) — Actress Roseanne Barr became emotional and expressed regret for her tweet against a former Obama administration official during a podcast interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

The interview had taken place two days after ABC canceled her popular show, a reboot of her late 1980s sitcom, over the tweet...
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Roseanne sobbed and apologized about racist tweet in unaired interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

(JTA) — Roseanne Barr reportedly cried and apologized for her racist tweet in a podcast interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

Barr “was sobbing and very apologetic about the whole thing,” according to the Hollywood Reporter, which cited an unnamed source. Boteach did not air the interview.

The call in to the...
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Samantha Bee apologizes for calling Ivanka Trump obscenity

(JTA) — Television host Samantha Bee apologized for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c***” on her TBS late-night show “Full Frontal” after she came under fire for the comment.

In a Thursday tweet, Bee called her statement from the previous night’s show “inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I...
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ABC cancels Roseanne Barr’s show after star’s racist comments

(JTA) — ABC canceled the hit series “Roseanne” after its star posted racist comments on social media.

The network announced the cancellation on Tuesday after Roseanne Barr drew wide criticism for a tweet in which she mocked Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama.

“Roseanne’s Twitter...
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Harvey Weinstein surrenders in NY, charged with rape

Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul, who became the scourge of the #metoo sexual harassment movement last year, turned himself into New York City authorities this morning on what are expected to be felony rape charges.

Wearing a black suit and a sky blue sweater with no tie, Weinstein got out...
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Spike Lee’s Jewish characters have gotten better since ‘Mo’ Better Blues


(JTA) — Spike Lee is releasing a new “joint” in August. “BlacKkKlansman” is a buddy cop film purportedly based on real events, in which a black officer (John David Washington, of the HBO show “Ballers”) and a Jewish officer (Adam Driver, of “Girls,” “Star Wars” sequels and...
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French director Jean-Luc Godard among dozens of film professionals to boycott Israel cinema event

(JTA) – The French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard joined dozens of other film-industry professionals from France who vowed to boycott an event celebrating Israeli cinema.

Godard, a pioneer of the 1960s New Wave cinema and an avowed Marxist who has fought accusations of anti-Semitism, added his name to a May 4...
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