It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. And many of the season’s biggest/most annoying hits were written by Jewish songwriters.
Irving Berlin, Ellin McKay and White Christmas
The latest installment of our celebrity column looks at two new sitcom stars, plus the life of a Hollywood producer.
Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Shia LaBeouf, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Westfeldt and the Jewish descendents of former presidents.
Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at major league baseball players in 2007 and Michael Chiklis, who is married to a Jewish woman.
Nate Bloom?s celebrity column on celebrities with interfaith connections features Daniel Radcliffe, Jack Black, Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson.
Nate Bloom?s column on celebrities with interfaith connections features Amanda Peet and Liev Schreiber.
News from TV’s Glee, an SNL favorite gets engaged, and America’s pastime.
Interfaith Celebrities: Ginnifer Goodwin Re-Discovers Judaism; Rachelle LeFevre is Hot; Liev Scheiber: New Series; Gary David Goldberg
Michelle Chamuel is rocking The Voice. Plus what former child star Mara Wilson has to say about Amanda Bynes (and other child stars who run into trouble).
A look at After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith, plus the Tony Nominees.
A look at the memoir by Scott Thorson that inspired the new HBO movie about his former lover, Liberace; the recent winner of Survivor; Mel Brooks, Kat Dennings, Josh Radnor, and more!
A look at some of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, People’s changing view of beauty, and more!
Major League Hebrews, 2013; The Talk about interfaith gay couples; and the case of a Big Wedding.
Jackie Robinson takes the the big screen, Jake Tapper and CNN, and the viral bar mitzvah invitation video.
Interfaith Celebrities: Irish-Jewish Connections; Another Waltz Story; and Miller’s Jewish Novel
Oz The Great and Powerful comes to theatres, advocating for food education and solutions to hunger in America, and Red Widow comes to TV.
A look at the Jewish and interfaith Oscar nominees, their music and movies.
Interfaith and intercultural romance take the spotlight in Lifetime’s new movie. A look at some of the Grammy nominees.
Golden Globe Surprises; Girls’ Zosia Mamet Opens Up; NHL Hockey Players; Say a Prayer for a Good Guy
Anne Hathaway on marriage and Les Mis; the Jewish and interfaith Golden Globe nominees; and Paul Simon’s connection to two tragedies.
Monsters Inc. returns, the cast of The Guilt Trip, The Central Park Five documentary, music from Ken Burns’ Civil War, Mark Feuerstein as a cow for Hanukkah, and more!
Updates on interfaith celebrity couples. Plus, the many interfaith connections in the new Hitchcock movie and its Psycho predecessor.
Nate Silver, who won the 2012 election; Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes, and the James Bond family; and bar mitzvah parties on tv.
First Kelso and Jackie, now Ashton and Mila. Two movies you should check out. (And is that Seth Cohen sneaking in?) Plus, golf!
Who Jewish and interfaith players on the NFL roster. Just married, Drew Barrymore is converting to Judaism. Celebrities tweet in the Jewish New Year.
A look at the Jewish and interfaith nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmys. Plus, High Holidays wishes.
A look at the television shows starting this September in prime time; the romance of Jason Segel and Michelle Williams; updates on John Mayer and Katy Perry
The scoop on Lisa Kudrow’s interfaith marriage; Tavi Gevinson, Oracle of Girl World; plus Olympic Results and Raisman’s Rabbi.
As the London Olympic Summer Games continue, updates on the Jewish and interfaith athletes. Plus, Joy Behar’s new talk show and more.
The cast and characters of The Dark Night Rises. The Jewish and interfaith roster of the London Olympic Games.
Learning about Ezra Miller, looking at James Garner’s long career and interfaith marriage, and remembering Andy Griffith.
A look at the celebrities, and their connections, in the new Spider-Man and the indie film Lola Versus.
Barbra Streisand and basketball come to Brooklyn, Hemingway & Gellhorn come to the screen, Rashida Jones’ family tree, and Christopher Columbus’ Jewish roots?
Adam Yauch, Drew Barrymore, Girls on TV and another Jewish Major Leaguer.
The Five Year [Interfaith] Engagement, 2012’s Jewish and interfaith major leaguers, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees!
Drake’s bar mitzvah as a music video, the stars of HBO’s NYC
Television’s genealogy shows are gaining popularity – and showing celebrities’ Jewish roots.
The interfaith celebrities on Dancing with the Stars, and more on the witch ancestor of Zach Braff and Mitt Romney.
Relationships, models, big screen stars, TV stars, and getting nostalgic for stars of yesteryear.
The inside scoop on the Jewish and interfaith celebrities nominated for this year’s Oscar awards.
In Nate Bloom’s bi-weekly column, the scoop on an unlikely family relation, this year’s Grammy nominees, and an old favorite returns to TV.
A look at two upcoming interfaith weddings: Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman, and Amber Tamblyn and David Cross.
A look at the Jewish and interfaith connections to this year’s Golden Globes. Plus, new mid-season television shows.
Recent celebrity interfaith marriages, plus basketball players during the lockout.
The history of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, his creator, and their interfaith and Jewish backgrounds.
Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve, Mayim Bialik’s Jewish journey, and favorite December holiday movies on TV.
Mitch Albom brings interfaith to the small screen, the Muppets take the big screen, and Harry Belafonte’s life comes to a book near you.
Interfaith Celebrities: High Holiday Celebrity Goings-on, a New Congressional Memoir and a Possible Beatle Conversion?
The bi-weekly interfaith celebrities column looking at football, Chelsea Handler’s Rosh Hashanah dishes and this season’s new TV stars.
A look at the Jewish and interfaith actors of the new fall TV lineup and the Emmy nominations. And the inside scoop on the Lauren Bush/David Lauren wedding.
Looking at tennis’s Mardy Fish; Major League Baseball’s Brad Ausmus; and the weight loss of Carrie Fisher, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill.
Nate Bloom’s bi-weekly column about interfaith celebrities. This time, focusing on a wrestler, two actresses and a singer/songwriter.
In his bi-weekly column, Nate Bloom looks at the Jewish and interfaith connections in the movie Cowboys and Aliens, and remembers Amy Winehouse.
A look at Harry Potter’s final film, Ziggy Marley and Rastafari movement, Kristin Scott Thomas in the Holocaust film
The bi-weekly interfaith celebrities column brings you the scoop on John Francis Daley and his Freaks and Geeks crew; Mayor Bloomberg’s daughter, champion equestrian and author; and an Australian Aboriginal Jewish doctor.
The Closer‘s Kyra Sedgwick talks about the last season; Lauren London on being black and Jewish, and her love of Streisand; and Eva Green speaks out against Dior’s John Galliano.
In his bi-weekly interfaith celebrities column, Nate Bloom brings you the inside scoop on the Tony Awards, Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher, Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding, and Jewish footballer Gabe Carimi.
The latest interfaith celebrity scoop from Hollywood – Britain and Canada too!
Our bi-weekly interfaith celebrities column looks at the Jewish side of this season’s baseball rosters. Plus, getting to know Emmy Rossum of the big and small screen.
Nate Bloom’s bi-weekly celebrities column looks at comedian Dave Barry, the epic film The Ten Commandments, and a Jake Gyllenhaal Passover bonus.
Remembering Elizabeth Taylor, American Idol’s Casey Abrams, HBO’s Mildred Pierce, and more!
In his bi-weekly interfaith celebrities column, Nate Bloom looks at the Jewish and interfaith women who grace the AskMen 99 Most Desirable Women list. Plus: updates on Leonard Cohen, Rufus Wainwright, and Lindsay Lohan.
A look at love songs by Jewish and interfaith songwriters, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
In this week’s column, Nate Bloom gives the inside scoop on interfaith celebrity couples breaking up, getting divorced, and moving on.
Natalie Portman, Benjamin Millepied, The Black Swan, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Golden Globes, Scott Cohen, Lisa Kudrow, Lea Michele, Julianne Margulies, The Good Wife, Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer, Katey Sagal, Scott Caan, Jesse Eisenberg, James Franco, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Spacey, Helena Bonham-Carter, Mila Kunis, Andrew Garfield, Michael Douglas, Darren Aronofsky, Ben Stiller, Aaron Sorkin, Alan Menken
The latest celebrity news on the Coen brothers, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Barbra Streisand, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Black and Paul McCartney (or at least the Jews in his life).
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, and Barbara Hershey will likely get Oscar nods for Black Swan. Carrie Fisher’s one-woman play, Wishful Drinking, comes to HBO. And The Clash, Spider-Man, and Daniel Radcliffe make bonus cameos.
CIA agent Valerie Plame’s life becomes Fair Game for Naomi Watts, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hatheway learn about Love and Other Drugs, and Jill Clayburgh is remembered.
Nate Bloom has the scoop on Gwyneth Paltrow and her country music connections, the Jews of baseball (and not just Sandy Koufax!) and a celebrity studded public servicNate Bloom has the scoop on Gwyneth Paltrow and her country music connections, the Jews of baseball (and not just Sandy Koufax!) and Judd Apatow’s celebrity studded public service announcement.
The many Jewish connections of the Talk‘s hosts. David Schwimmer marries – and his wife’s interfaith background.
Lucas Neff of Raising Hope and Ben Rappaport of Outsourced on their Jewish roots; Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub’s life, interfaith marriages.
Nate Bloom’s latest column covers the 2010 NFL season’s Jewish roster, and the dirt on Hollywood’s latest interfaith dating couple – Peaches and The Bear.
Nate Bloom’s latest column covers Jennifer Grey of Dirty Dancing fame, the author of the bestselling Sh*t My Dad Says and James Caan’s son.
Bloom’s latest column covers Paul Giamatti, Lena Horne, Dustin Hoffman, Connie Francis and more.
Nate Bloom covers interfaith Emmy noms Julianna Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Hamm, Lea Michele and Eli Wallach. Not to mention Chelsea Clinton’s choreographer.
Chelsea Clinton is about to marry her Jewish sweetheart and Lindsay Lohan gets support from her Jewish ex. That doesn’t mean they’re going to convert!
As CNN changes its entire line-up, we catch up with interfaith celebrities like Paula Zahn, Larry King and Campbell Brown.
We have a friend crush on celebrities from following them for years, like Daniel Radcliffe, Scarlett Johansson and Mike Nichols. Our new favorite Drake is awesome, too.
A preview of Sex and the City 2, the story of boxing champion Yuri Foreman and his wife and fellow boxer, Leyla Leidecker and profiles of soldiers from interfaith families who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dianna Agron is one of the world’s most beautiful people, Scarlett Johansson is nominated for a Tony award and Idina Menzel is coming back to Glee.
The second Iron Man movie features stars from interfaith backgrounds, including Robert Downey Jr., Gwynneth Paltrow and the delicious Scarlett Johansson.
A sense of pride in Jewish baseball, Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite Passover recipes and the inside dope on her latest role.
Eddie Fisher’s adult daughters of interfaith marriages, Joely and Carrie Fisher, have interesting careers of their own, and Fisher Stevens wins an Oscar for his documentary film.
Ah Hollywood, where interfaith relationships are Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya–and where an actor who plays a Nazi can have a son studying in yeshivah in Jerusalem.
We’re watching the Winter Olympics with an ice-dancer’s proud Jewish grandma and checking out which Jewish women the internet want to marry.
Olympic athletes from Jewish and interfaith family backgrounds compete in the Winter Olympics and Mike Nichols is among those profiled in Faces of America.
Singer John Mayer loves his Twitter followers, so much that he has said Twitter is just like dating. It was on Twitter that Mayer revealed he’s Jewish and from an interfaith family.
On the occasion of Mel Brooks receiving a Kennedy Center award, we reflect on his successful interfaith marriage to Anne Bancroft.
Kosher vampires, the Detroit Pistons and Hanukkah Harry saving Easter–just a typical interfaith celebrity column.
Background on the Jewish songwriters of the 25 most popular Christmas songs, with special bio on Irving Berlin, and bonus Hanukkah tracks by non-Jewish songwriters.
Catching up with Amanda Peet and her husband, David Benioff, and checking in with Tobey McGuire.
Ivanka Trump chose Judaism, true love and a Vera Wang wedding gown. President Obama’s Jewish half-brother chose to write a novel about his life. Joshua Bell chose to help Warsaw’s Jewish Museum.
Adam Lambert didn’t win the American Idol contest, but he has made a name for himself as a singer, and spoken to the Jewish press about his interfaith family.
If your friends have been buzzing about how much they love the TV show Glee, you’ll enjoy sharing with them that you have something in common with the actors and characters who share an interfaith family background.
Taylor Mays, a college football player who learned athleticism from his bar mitzvah, Julianne Margulies on a her new show, and Christine Lahti, an actress we admire.
The 2009 Emmy Award nominees include some actors and directors with a lot of interfaith interconnections–including Kevin Bacon.
Tarantino’s alternate history of World War II is almost as exciting as the real history of Jewish refugees from interfaith families who fought for the US.
It has been 40 years since the great music festival in the Catskills, and all the Jewish participants are looking back and writing memoirs.
Tom Arnold is funnier than people think, his ex-wife Roseanne Barr, less funny than she thinks. Richard Nixon was never funny.
Dan Radcliffe is proud of his Jewish heritage–not so much of his poetry. Ivanka Trump is over the moon about her fiancee and Amy Winehouse is splitting with her man.
Michael Jackson’s death has prompted the reopening of custody issues with his Jewish second wife, Deborah Rowe. Also, Michael Douglas’ happy family turns out for a lifetime American Film Institute Award.
Sylvester Stallone’s mom researches their Jewish ancestry, Evan Rachel Wood stars in a Woody Allen movie, Jewish baseball players face off.
Maya Rudolph appears in a new movie by director Sam Mendes and James Franco is to star in another film as poet Alan Ginsberg.
A new movie features two actors from Hungarian Jewish interfaith backgrounds, Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz.
Nate Bloom tells us which of People‘s 100 Most Beautiful and Time‘s 100 Most Influential People are Jewish or in interfaith families. Plus, Michael J. Fox is an optimist.
Happy news: Liev Schrieber as a buffed-up bad guy in a new movie, Paula Zahn reconciles with her husband and the supportive interfaith marriage of Lynda Carter.
Ten Jewish baseball players from interfaith families, fun in Adventureland and Lindsay Lohan has tsuris.
Nate Bloom’s column features Jewish baseball players and a new movie with interfaith marriage starring John Leguizamo and Debra Messing.
Funny, charming and sensitive Jason Segel is the child of an interfaith marriage raised as a Jew. Nate Bloom would also like to see Scarlett Johanssen wherever possible.
Famous people with Jewish and Irish backgrounds, like Matthew Broderick, Brooke Burke and Daniel Radcliffe, some sources on the history and culture of Irish Jews and some famous Irish-Jewish couples.
Our celebrity columnist loves the new schlub comedies of Judd Apatow and John Hamburg, and is surprised that Lindsay Lohan seems interested in conversion to Judaism.
Is Joaquin Phoenix putting everyone on, or has the trauma of his life finally caught up with him? His co-stars in Two Lovers, Gwynneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw, also come from interfaith backgrounds. Also, an update on Israeli beauty Bar Refaeli’s
Sean Penn’s Oscar-nominated portrayal of political figure Harvey Milk may have been shaped by his Jewish father’s left-wing politics. Other Oscar nominees of Jewish ancestry include Alexa Davalos, Peter Morgan, Eric Roth and Tia Lessin.
Isla Fisher finally converted to Judaism in order to marry her boyfriend Sacha Baron Cohen–though she hasn’t done that second part yet. Also, interfaith celebrities on the 99 sexiest women list, and Judd Apatow makes movies with interfaith actors.
There aren’t many movies about levirate marriage, so it’s not difficult to say that Loving Leah is the best one–especially with performances by Lauren Ambrose and Adam Kaufman.
Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber are up for up for Tony Awards, plus a World-Cup soccer player, a reality show star and a thoughtful army veteran all from interfaith families.
Stars of Meet Dave and Diminished Capacity, as well as Nicholas Sarkozy’s handsome son Jean, are part of interfaith families.
In reverse order, here is my list of the five most Jewish popular Christmas movies of all time, with some information on each film’s Jewish connections.
Nate Bloom’s celebrity column discusses the interfaith heritage of Ashley Tisdale, of High School Musical, and Pink, as well as Woody Guthrie’s Jewish wife, Sarah Silverman’s Catholic boyfriend and MLS star Jonathan Borstein’s Mexi
Elizabeth Banks and Scott Glenn, two actors with interfaith connections, appear in the new film W.
Nate Bloom’s celebrity column covers the Eliot Spitzer scandal and Jews in the news–CNN, that is.
A look at the 2011 Oscars, focusing on the Jewish and interfaith nominees.
Paul Newman’s legacy as a mensch, what Barack and Harry S. Truman have in common, and the story of Candace Bergen’s second happy marriage.
Athletes from Jewish backgrounds excel in cycling, fencing and swimming in Summer 2008 Olympics.
Nate Bloom’s column on interfaith celebrities looks at Michael J. Fox, David Duchovny and Liev Schreiber.
Nate Bloom’s celebrity column focuses on Stephen Frears, director of The Queen, MC Serch, host of “Ego Trip’s the (White) Rapper Show, and Jessalyn Gilsig, of “Heroes.”
Three actresses of African-American and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage have new projects: Lisa Bonet, Sophie Onokedo and Jenny Lumet.
Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Madonna, Shia LaBeouf (again!), Julianna Margulies and Scott Schoeneweis.
Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at interfaith beauties on People’s list of the “100 Most Beautiful People in the World” as well as the star of the Geico caveman ads.
Nate Bloom’s celebrity column on celebrities with interfaith connections features Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ben Stiller and Scarlett Johansson.
Olympic athletes from interfaith families are promising cyclists, swimmers and soccer players.
Amanda Bynes, CNN entertainment reporter Jim Moret and Mel Gibson are covered.
Jewish ice hockey players are cool and Robert Downey Jr. is hot. Plus, a warm Jewish-Palestinian friendship in women’s college basketball.
Nate Bloom’s column on interfaith celebrities looks at Helena Bonham-Carter, Carla Bruni and Juno.
Nate Bloom’s column on intermarried celebrities and Jewish celebrities covers Jews in the NFL, Cole Hauser and Fred Goss.
George Bush actually kissed Barbra Streisand on the cheek at a White House ceremony for Kennedy Center Award honorees. Also, interfaith marriage on Gossip Girls and an introduction to David Gregory, the new moderator on Meet the Press.
Background on the Jewish songwriters of the 25 most popular Christmas songs.
Brooke Burke surprises everyone with her dancing, John Key becomes Prime Minister of New Zealand and Rod Carew is not a Jew, but he is one of baseball’s all-time greats.
A black man in the White House with a Jewish Chief of Staff? Can you believe that people in Philadelphia are even more shocked to have a black Jewish man as general manager of their baseball team? It’s a new day in America.
A round-up on Jewish athletes, including football players David Binn and Igor Olshansky, and who is who and Jewish among Emmy nominees.
Many actors from interfaith families appear in the new television line-up, including Ron Perlman, Jessica Walter, Maggie Siff and Dave Franco. Lindsay Lohan is the subject of gossip for her relationship with Anglo-Jewish DJ Samantha Ronson.
Interfaith and Jewish celebrity connections to the new movie The Dark Knight.
This has been a banner year for interfaith celebrities in baseball: Kevin Youkilis, Ryan Braun and Ian Kinsler make the All-Star teams.
Nate Bloom’s celebrity column covers Rob Lowe’s rabbi, other Brat Pack actors, and Caroline Kennedy’s Jewish husband Edwin Schlossberg.
Harrison Ford jokes around about his Jewish background, with additional joking by Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, and Ben Stiller.
Sex and the City stars have Jewish connections; Maxim’s list of beautiful women includes many with Jewish background.
On Israel’s 60th anniversary, a look back at Paul Newman, star of the movie Exodus and a child of interfaith marriage.
Jon Favreau, a child of interfaith marriage, directs the new superhero movie Iron Man with Robert Downey and Gwynneth Paltrow starring.
Nate Bloom’s column on interfaith celebrities covers Jewish, half-Jewish and intermarried 2008 Oscar nominees, including the Coen brothers and Daniel Day-Lewis.
Nate Bloom’s column on interfaith celebrities looks at Jewish Grammy nominees, including Amy Winehouse and Barbra Streisand, as well as Paul Rudd.
Nate Bloom’s column on interfaith celebrities looks at Jewish players in the NHL, Christina Aguilera’s new child and Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s trip to Israel.
David Goyer’s scary new film owes something to Hebrew School, Sean Penn’s portrayal of Harvey Milk up for Golden Globe award and what an American Idol judge has in common with J.D. Salinger.
Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Marc Cuban, Jane Seymour, Kirk Douglas and a night of Jewish comedy at a Chinese restaurant.
Nate Bloom?s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Paul Giamatti?s and Ewan McGregor?s Jewish families, as well as all the Jewish and half-Jewish connections in Margot at the Wedding.
Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Katie Couric and the creators of
Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Ryan Braun and Amanda Bynes.
Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Paula Zahn, Campbell Brown and Chelsea Handler.
Nate Bloom?s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Chelsea Clinton?s relationship with her Jewish boyfriend, the stars of The Ten and Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.
Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at David Beckham and the “Sex in the City” girls.
Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Kyra Sedgwick, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers and Taika Cohen, a Jewish-Maori director and writer.
Interview with Amanda Bynes, the half-Jewish actress from She’s the Man, What a Girl Wants, and Hairspray.
Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Shia LaBeouf, Daniel Radcliffe and Amanda Bynes–all of whom are children of mixed parentage.
Nate Bloom’s column about celebrities focuses on Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. and Ronnie Spector.
Nate Bloom’s column on interfaith celebrities looks at Darryl Hannah, Jordan Farmar and Sophie Okonedo.
Profile on the Jewish or partially Jewish songwriters and artists who wrote 12 of the 25 most popular Christmas songs of all-time.