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Hollywood Now: Summer Projects from Rashida Jones, Daniel Radcliffe & David Duchovny

June 1, 2016

Rashida Jones. Credit: Katrina Marcinowski

The hilariously silly slapstick cop comedy Angie Tribeca returns for its second season June 6 on TBS with Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) in the title role. Jones is the daughter of interfaith parents, music producer/mogul Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton (the old Mod Squad TV series). Lots of big-name stars turned up in guest roles in season one and that will continue this time around. Look for appearances by interfaith actors James Franco (whose mother is Jewish), and Maya Rudolph and Noah Wyle, both of whom have Jewish fathers.

Daniel Radcliffe. Credit: Summit Entertainment

Now You See Me 2, the sequel to the hit heist caper Now You See Me, hits theaters June 10 with Daniel Radcliffe, who is Jewish on his mother’s side, joining the cast as a failed magician turned tech mogul and the nemesis of the Four Horsemen. Original cast members Dave Franco, also Jewish on his mother’s side, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson return as the illusionist gang. Lizzy Caplan is new to the cast, taking the place of Isla Fisher, who was pregnant at the time and had to bow out.

David Duchovny. Credit: Jim Fiscus/NBC

Mazel tov to Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson and her Jewish musician boyfriend Alex Greenwald on their engagement, and to former Bachelorette Ashley Hebert and her Jewish husband J.P. Rosenbaum, who are expecting their second child and first daughter. Their son, Ford, is 20 months.
 
David Duchovny, who is Jewish on his father’s side, continues his role as a 1960s cop on the trail of criminal Charles Manson in Aquarius, which returns to NBC June 16 with a commercial-free, two-hour premiere. Duchovny will play a DEA agent in Showtime’s continuation of the cult favorite series Twin Peaks, set to premiere next year.
 
 
Hebrew and Yiddish for "good luck," a phrase used to express congratulations for happy and significant occasions.
Gerri Miller

Gerri Miller writes and reports from Los Angeles about celebrities, entertainment and lifestyle for MNN.com, The Jewish Journal, Brain World, Lupus Now, Scholastic.com and others. A New York native, she spent a summer working at Kibbutz Giv'at Brenner in Israel and attends High Holy Day services at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood every year.

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