Film & TV

List of ‘Jewish’ Golden Globe nominations

(JTA) — “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” one of the most thoroughly Jewish shows on television, capitalized on its strong reviews by earning a Golden Globe nomination for best television series, musical or comedy.

The Amazon Studios sitcom created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the Jewish writer who is best known for the...
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James Franco to direct, star in film about poet Shel Silverstein

(JTA) — Actor and director James Franco will direct and star in a film about children’s book author and poet Shel Silverstein.

The film, based on the book “A Boy Named Shel,” by Lisa Rogak, will focus on Silverstein’s personal life and professional struggles, Deadline Hollywood first reported.

Silverstein, who was...
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Bette Midler says that Geraldo Rivera drugged and groped her

(JTA) — Former NBC anchor Matt Lauer is among the latest in a string of high-profile media men — beginning with Harvey Weinstein — to get hit with allegations of sexual assault.

Lauer’s story and subsequent firing prompted fellow TV personality Geraldo Rivera to weigh in on the slew of...
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‘Transparent’ star Jeffrey Tambor denies second sexual harassment accusation

(JTA) — Jeffrey Tambor, the star of the Emmy-winning television comedy “Transparent,” denied sexual harassment allegations made by a female member of the show’s cast a week after denying similar charges by his former assistant.

Tambor issued the denial in a statement Friday in response to claims made earlier in...
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Gal Gadot reportedly conditions ‘Wonder Woman’ return on ouster of Brett Ratner

(JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot has reportedly refused to star in a sequel for the blockbuster “Wonder Woman” unless producer Bret Ratner is ousted from the project.

Gadot is opposed to Ratner benefiting from her work because he has been accused of sexual misconduct, the Page Six gossip website...
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Richard Dreyfuss accused of exposing himself to young writer in 1980s

Richard Dreyfuss attending the AFI Life Achievement Award gala at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, June 8, 2017. (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

(JTA) — A young writer accused actor Richard Drefyuss of sexually harassing her several decades ago, including exposing himself to her.

Jessica Teich made the allegations in an article published...
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‘Transparent’ star Jeffrey Tambor accused of sexual harassment by former assistant

(JTA) — Amazon Studios is investigating sexual harassment allegations against Jewish “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor.

The entertainment website Deadline first reported the investigation on Wednesday.

Tambor, 73, has won two Emmys portraying the transgender matriarch of a Jewish California family in “Transparent.” He is accused by his former assistant, Van...
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Six women accuse filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct

(JTA) — Six women have come forward to accuse filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct.

The women quoted in an article published Wednesday the Los Angeles Times were all actresses at the time of the incidents. They include Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn.

Ratner, through his attorney Martin Singer,...
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Rob Reiner on Judaism, movies and his experience ‘home shuling’

(JTA) — By his own admission, Rob Reiner was not the right person to direct “LBJ,” a film biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States.

“I had a lot of trepidation,” he said in a telephone interview with JTA.

In addition to a successful career...
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‘Women’s Balcony’ to show on Monday night at JCC

“The Women’s Balcony,” an Israeli film that garnered great praise when it was first released in Israel in 2016 and in this country last year, is a comedy that will be the first film in the Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Series at the Uptown JCC. The...
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