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Natalie Portman’s debut children’s book makes 3 tales ‘gender-safe’

The Israeli-American movie star rewrote three classic children’s stories — “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Three Little Pigs” and “Country Mouse and City Mouse.”

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
24/09/2020
Anush Movsesian - Hollywood’s Go-To Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner

Experience is a teacher that very few people appreciate.

23/09/2020
Cast member Chadwick Boseman poses at the premiere of "Black Panther" in Los Angeles.
Chadwick Boseman, star of 'Black Panther', dies of cancer at age 43

Boseman, a native of South Carolina, passed away at his home, with his wife and family at his side, the statement said, without specifying when he died. He resided in Los Angeles.

By REUTERS
29/08/2020
Seth MacFarlane.
Seth MacFarlane adapting Herman Wouk WWII novels for miniseries

The author, an observant Jew, also wrote “This Is My God,” a book summarizing the tenets of Judaism intended for both Jews and non-Jews.

By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
13/08/2020
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in a scene from the 1987 film "Dirty Dancing."
‘Dirty Dancing’ sequel starring Jennifer Grey announced

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news on Thursday.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
08/08/2020
SETH ROGAN stars (twice) in ‘American Pickle.’
The real history behind Seth Rogen’s ‘An American Pickle’

The comedy is at heart a tale about Jewish legacy and identity — but its far-fetched premise also lets it play fast and loose with historical facts.

By LIOR ZALTZMAN/JTA
08/08/2020
Film co-starring a vibrator aims to challenge portrayal of Orthodox Jews

“But I wanted to show a different side that we don’t normally get to see,” Talia Osteen said.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
31/07/2020
Seats are spaced by cardboards of movie characters aimed at social distancing ahead of the reopening
Movie theaters may never reopen after coronavirus

Studios, meanwhile, are dealing with their own dilemma of when they can start safely releasing blockbusters again.

By RYAN FAUGHNDER / LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)
15/07/2020
'Glee' star Naya Rivera presumed drowned as search continues for body

Rivera's son was found alone and sleeping in a drifting boat on Wednesday and told authorities they had both gone swimming but his mother never returned.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Ben Platt
Ben Platt shares how he came out as gay during Israel trip

As Platt explains, he realized he was gay when he was 12, but hadn’t felt it necessary to tell anyone.

By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
10/07/2020
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