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25 years after 'Casino': a primer on some of Hollywood's Jewish gangsters

The film's protagonist is based on Frank Rosenthal, a real Jewish gambling expert from Chicago who had ties to the Chicago Outfit and eventually headed to Vegas to run casinos for them.

By STEPHEN SILVER/JTA
28/11/2020
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
A view of the iconic Hollywood sign

These 7 Jewish actresses shaped Hollywood as we know it

Jewish directors, producers and writers are credited with developing the Hollywood system as we know it today.

By HANNAH STEINKOPF-FRANK/JTA
28/02/2020

From Hollywood to the Holy Land

The legendary Ben Bard Drama School was for decades one of Hollywood’s most prominent and respected acting academies.

By YAKIR FELDMAN
07/02/2019

Harvey Weinstein's motion for criminal case dismissal denied

The accusations led to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, politics and entertainment of sexual harassment and abuse.

By REUTERS
20/12/2018
Demonstrators protest during a national day of action called "Keep Families Together" against the Tr

Gal Gadot speaks out against U.S. child separation policy

"This picture breaks my heart... Can you imagine how this little girl feels? How scared she is..?"

01/07/2018
Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot wins best fight at MTV Movie Awards

Gadot, who is busy filming the sequel to Wonder Woman on the East Coast, didn't show up in person to accept her award.

19/06/2018

Israeli actress to star in NBC drama

Moran Atias lands a role in upcoming series 'The Village'

07/02/2018
Oscar

Oscar nominations 2018: 5 Jewish takeaways

Israel is not represented at the Oscars this year.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
26/01/2018
A view of the iconic Hollywood sign

Connie Sawyer, oldest working actress in Hollywood, dies at 105

Sawyer, born Rosie Cohen, earned her first movie role at the age of 50 appearing opposite Frank Sinatra and Edward G. Robinson.

By JTA
26/01/2018
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