The Weekly Schmooze: Hassidic 4th of July

Jewish culture news worldwide: Larry David's new movie; Zach Braff on Broadway; Madonna moving to Tel Aviv?

July 4, 2013 14:29
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Happy Fourth of July! Whether you're partying after the coup in Tahrir Square, America's 237th birthday or Alicia Keys' arrival in Israel despite the BDS Movement's best efforts, it's a big day.

If you're celebrating American independence, check out this rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by this Hassidic men's choir. According to Gothamist, the men sang before a friendly Hatzola (Jewish ambulance service) and the NYPD. They didn't know the words to the American national anthem, so the lead singer read the lyrics off a smart phone, while the rest of the group tried to keep up.

If you're looking for even more of a Fourth of July Jewish connection, check out the Forward's "Four Jewish Things for Fourth of July."
Larry David has a new, feature-length film coming out on HBO in a month, and ET posted a long preview of what looks like a hilarious story. David plays a man who lost the opportunity to invest in a popular line of electric cars, while Jon Hamm plays what is essentially the most perfect man in the world (of course). The movie features tons of famous funny people, like Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Kate Hudson and more.

Zach Braff
may be working on a kick-started indie movie, but he's taking out the time to go to Broadway to star in a musical adaptation of Woody Allen's 1994 film Bullets Over Broadway. Braff will play John Cusack's role from the film, about a playwright who casts a gangster's talentless girlfriend, who will be played on Broadway by Helene York, in order to get his play produced.

Is the Material Girl moving to the White City? Channel 10 News seems to think so, after spotting Madonna carrying a brochure for the Meier on Rothschild building, a 50-story tower with apartments that are selling for $1.4-47 million.

Are Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis getting married? If you believe their "That 70s Show" co-star Laura Prepon, a wedding is in the works for the two, and Prepon will be a bridesmaid. Kutcher and Kunis who played a couple on the popular sitcom back in 1998, but started dating shortly after Kutcher divorced Demi Moore in 2011.

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