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Friday, January 18, 2019

Just tweet it! Our top 50 Jews to follow

Jewish News
Just tweet it! Our top 50 Jews to follow
By FRANCINE WOLFISZ
January 17, 2019

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From culture and showbiz to politics and religion, we’ve compiled the definitive list of tweeters leading the way online…

Mayim Bialik

Actress and founder, Grok Nation. They tweet at: @missmayim

Star of The Big Bang Theory, neuroscientist, writer and digital entrepreneur, Mayim Bialik is often seen taking to Twitter to share parenting advice, political opinions and nods to traditional Jewish practice.

Sarah Silverman

Comedian, actress and producer. They tweet at: @SarahKSilverman

Never one to shy away from having opinions, Silverman uses comedy to address controversial topics, such as racism, sexism, politics and religion, as well as topical Israeli issues. ...  Read More

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Celebrating Gamechanging Jewish Women In Hollywood with an In-Depth Panel at The Braid

Broadway World Celebrating Gamechanging Jewish Women In Hollywood with an In-Depth Panel at The Braid by BWW News Desk Jan. 23, 2018 Jewish women are, and always have been, change agents in Hollywood. Jewish Women’s Theatre (JWT) will present a performance and panel that looks at the evolving role of these smart, talented, aggressive and influential women on Sunday, February 11 from 10 am to noon at The Braid, JWT’s performance and art space, 2912 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica. The morning program will begin with a performance about Hedy Lamarr, an Austrian-born actress who not only had a successful movie career, but also invented a radio guidance system that enabled Allied torpedoes to reach their targets without being jammed by the Axis powers. Louis B. Mayer referred to her as “the world’s most beautiful woman.” But that’s not all. Her contributions to technology were recognized with her induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014. The combination of brains and talent in Jewish women began with Sarah Bernhardt, the first superstar actress, writer, producer, artist and sculptor. It continued with Fanny Brice, Molly Berg, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Portman, Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot. The legacy of these multi-talented women will be discussed by a panel of Jewish women who are working in Hollywood today. The panelists work both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. They will discuss their personal careers, what they are doing to promote positive images of Jewish women on screen and how they are smashing the entertainment industry’s glass ceiling and much more. Panelists include: · Olivia Cohen-Cutler — During her 40 year career as a television executive, Cohen-Cutler served in various legal and executive capacities in the entertainment industry in NY and LA. She spent 29 years at ABC, where she initially led the Labor Relations department and went on to become Vice President of Standards and Policy. · Debra McGuire – Best known as the costume designer for FRIENDS. McGuire has been nominated for 11 Emmy Awards. She has designed costumes for Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, while working for David Mamet, and has done multiple projects for Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan. She is currently finishing the seventh season with The New Girl. · Sarah Platt – With over a decade of experience as a filmmaker, Platt’s credits include work with Warren Beatty, Billy Ray, Phil Alden Robinson, Duncan Jones and Gregory Hoblit. Her true passion as a filmmaker is working with up-and-coming talent to develop their voices for the screen and their story and characters for the page. · Rena Strober — Strober began her musical career on Broadway, and she did national tours and played in local theatres. She was in Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof and Zhivago. Since moving to LA, she has guest starred on VEEP, Shameless, and Big Bang Theory and has voiced hundreds of characters for Disney and other animation companies. The Jewish Women in Hollywood panel will be moderated by Arlene Sarner, a writer and award-winning producer, who has written for every major movie studio, including Universal, Fox, Columbia, Paramount, Disney, Warner Brothers, Tri-Star, and Orion, as well as TV networks ABC, CBS, CBC, and VHI. Her film work includes Academy Award-nominated Peggy Sue Got Married and Blue Sky, starring Jessica Lange in her Academy Award-winning role. Jewish Women in Hollywood: Gamechangers will take place on Sunday, February 11 from 10 am to noon at the Braid, 2912 Colorado Avenue, Suite 102 in Santa Monica. Tickets are $20 and include a light brunch. To purchase tickets, visit www.jewishwomenstheate.org and click on “Events.” JWT, recently voted “Best Live Theatre on the Westside” by The Argonaut, provides a home for the diverse and eclectic community of artists and creators who comprise LA’s Jewish women’s community. At its home in The Braid Art and Performance Space in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Arts District, in intimate salons throughout the city, and on tour throughout the country, JWT hosts a variety of performances, classes and events. It is best known for staging and displaying traditional and contemporary work that provides a forum for the development, performance and showcasing of Jewish talent.
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sarah Silverman, Bette Midler, Kelly Osbourne Send Well-Wishes to Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers‘ famous friends and E! colleagues are rallying behind the comedy legend who is reportedly on life support after she stopped breathing during throat surgery on Thursday morning. Over the weekend, a host of familiar names expressed their love and sent well-wishes to the 81-year-old E! “Fashion Police” host. Also read: Joan Rivers’ Daughter Melissa Thanks Fans for Support: ‘Her Condition Remains Serious’ “We have a gig in 2 weeks and I’m not doing it without you You’Re Being Ridiculous,” Sarah Silverman tweeted Sunday. Bette Midler also sent well-wishes Rivers’ way, writing on Twitter, “Please, please, let #JoanRivers pull through. »

  • Joan Rivers: On Life Support, Family “Hopeful” Comedian Will Survive
  • REPORT: Joan Rivers Remains in the Hospital and on Life Support
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  • Joan Rivers’ Daughter Melissa Thanks Fans for Support: ‘Her Condition Remains Serious’
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    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Billy Crystal Praises Funny Women

    The Star Billy Crystal: In praise of funny women June 20, 2013 Bette-Midler Billy Crystal has a (funny) bone to pick with Jerry Lewis, who has repeatedly insisted women comics can’t bring the laughs. “What, Lucille Ball’s not funny?” asked Crystal in an exclusive interview with the Star while in Toronto to promote Monsters University, where he reprises his voice role of one-eyed Mike Wazowski in a prequel to the 2001 hit Monsters, Inc. The movie opens June 21. Crystal, who started out doing standup and went on to become a cast member on Saturday Night Live before making movies like When Harry Met Sally … and City Slickers, said women have been making people laugh at the movies for decades. “Margaret Dumont, (the Marx Brothers’ long-suffering straight woman), Judy Holliday, Doris Day was cute and funny,” he said, ticking off names, including his Parental Guidance co-star, Bette Midler. Crystal recently shared a podium with Sarah Silverman at the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement tribute to Mel Brooks, said she’s one of his favourite funny women. “Sarah Silverman is really smart,” he said “She a real combination of edgy, nutty, dark, and really pretty. It’s a really interesting combination. I think she’s great. Roseanne Barr is hilarious. There’s a lot of funny women. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) is hilarious on her show.” Billy Crystal talks about getting old, working with Bette Midler and the pressure of Twitter BetteBack May 29, 1980: Bette Sets Record For Writer’s Cramp In Los Angeles Theater Review: “I don’t think there is anyone on the earth who could take on playing Mengers in the way that Bette Midler inhabits her”

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    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    Celebrity Reactions To The 3rd Presidential Debate

    Here’s what the stars had to say on Twitter during Monday’s Obama-Romney final showdown: Bill Maher: “Can’t believe i have to tear myself away from the Giants-Cardinals game for this sh*t again. I mean, isn’t debating exciting?” Aziz Ansari: “I know I was shitting on the undecided voters and their questions last time, but this sh*t is mad boring without them :(” Roger Ebert: “Romney for gender equality in Middle East—not so much with equal pay and women’s rights at home. #debate” Sarah Silverman: “I don’t think @mittromney has the temperament 2b a leader. Look how mad he’s getting he’s like a high school bully” John Legend: “obama’s making it very hard for romney to disagree with him without sounding like a hawk. romney is basically saying ditto all night.” Jared Leto: “‘Kill’ a word used too many times by Mitt Romney already” Donald Trump: “.@MittRomney looks much calmer, and Obama should stop nodding his head backwards and forward.” Zach Braff: “I’m friends with an ass-ton of Israelis. None want Romney.” Bette Midler: “Watching with Gov Chris Christie. We’re an item. Yes he’s married but he likes a little something on the side. Better me than curley fries. Will.i.am: “Come on my website??? Are you serious…???? That reply Means romney don’t know shiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!hhhhhhh” Dane Cook: “Is Obama trying to hypnotize Romney?” Hollywood Reacts to Final Debate: Obama’s Horses & Bayonets vs. Romney’s Very Strong America by Natalie Finn Today 8:53 PM PDT Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama, Bob Schieffer Joe Raedle/Getty Images Barack Obama and Mitt Romney threw down the gauntlet one last time tonight—and the Twitterverse was ready. The politically inclined corner of Hollywood was again hanging on every word of the candidates’ third and final debate before the Nov. 6 election, this one devoted to foreign policy and how the sitting president and his challenger plan to lead the United States forward. Here’s what the celebs had to say in 140 characters (or much, much more): Michelle Obama: Barack’s steady leadership has made us stronger and safer than we were four years ago. That was clear tonight. –mo#ProudOfObama Bill Maher: OK, one last try: We have fewer Andrews Sisters and Ritz Brothers than we did in 1944. So glad we’re done with THAT!…Plus: I’ve seen wider ideological differences between Jehovah’s Witnesses…And: First debate, all agreed, Obama lost; second one, i say he won, but Romney not trounced. But this one? Only bubbledwellers can say Mitt won. Alec Baldwin: Point goes to Mitt that China is a currency manipulator…And: O is cool, collected, Presidential. Mitt is throwing everything at the screen except the Pumpkin Papers. Sarah Silverman: Leaders aren’t leaders because they really really wanna be the leader you poor limited man Lindsay Lohan: Nice work to both @BarackObama and@mittromney… i’m so relieved that its over. Maybe more than both of you..severe anxiety-God Bless xo L Samuel L. Jackson: Why do the same A–HOLES continue to follow me in hopes that I’ll recognize their pathetic opinions? Oh, wait I just did! Carry on. GOBAMA!! Michelle Williams: Lawd Lawd…..a twitter page called Romney’s Airbrush is following me! Hahahahahahahahaha! Good Night! Hahahahaha!! Giuliana Rancic: I love watching the families chatting on stage after #debate. Wish I could read lips!#whatrtheysaying Bette Midler: Ah, bedtime. Hope I don’t wake up in a cold sweat over the undecideds…Plus: “Something something something on a Cross of Gold!!” “Bayonets and horses” will go into the history books… Moby: Now listening to jimi hendrix. Perfect antidote to mitt romney the whiney liar. The only thing authentic about mitt romney is his hair. Piers Morgan: VERDICT; Obama narrow win tonight..polls don’t change much tomorrow…race still very tight. Kathy Griffin: Wtf? Why aren’t my hilarious & astute tweets on the bottom @MSNBC ticker? Aubrey O’Day: This isn’t going to come down to Romney being a better candidate, he’s not. Fact. It’s going to come down to how much one dislikes Obama…Plus: Strongest debate performance by Obama thus far. In command of the facts. Happy that Mitt’s anxiety & painful performance has come 2 an end. Michael Moore: Here in Michigan, we retooled our entire state economy so we could export Romney to Massachusetts…Plus: Mitt’s 5 PointPlan:1.It’s just a jump to the left 2.A step to the right 3.Hands on ur hips 4.Bring ur knees in tight 5.Drive yourself insane Scott Baio: Fact: During the debate tonight a active duty Marine contacted Fox News to say they still use bayonets. Drew Carey: Romney handed Obama easy lobs all night. No surprises for the Pres. #Debates Ann Curry: Loved when Bob Schieffer quoted his mom: “Go vote, it makes you feel big and strong.” Chad Johnson: I’m sure the debate is good but there’s no way Obama/Romney top last weeks debate… that s–t was f-ing exciting across the board… will.i.am: Those who aren’t watching you should be proud that we have a strong leader in@BarackObama …we will fight our problems 1by1 together #vote Christina Applegate: no secret that I am one of them hippie dippie liberal types. It’s just my core belief. But I’m not going to say who to vote for just vote! Kelly Bensimon: Americans are strong leaders. Who is going to be our commander in chief? I’m pro american not pro debate team. Make the right choice
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