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Stiller Aims Higher with ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 7/31/2013 at 3:28 PM

Categories: Gossip, Entertainment

Technology has advanced enough that Hollywood decided—in the way of “The Manchurian Candidate”—that it was time to take another crack at “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” The 1939 James Thurber short story, which has already been made into a film in 1947, a play in 1960, and a musical in 1964, will now be a movie once more, thanks to Ben Stiller and Twentieth Century Fox. The details of the story change based on the adaptation, and whether the makers want to add some romantic …More

Ben Stiller Takes Ping-Pong Seriously

By Jspace Staff on 7/26/2012 at 10:14 AM

Categories: Sports, Gossip, Entertainment

Ben Stiller Takes Ping-Pong Seriously

Ben Stiller is working to redeem his ping-pong street-cred after an elderly table tennis pro beat him in a tournament in Atlanta. The ping-pong fan decided to play at a bar in Georgia, but didn’t realize he was actually entering a tournament against die-hard players. Stiller recalls, “I realized that I was in a tournament... All of a sudden I looked around and I was in this kind of hipster, ‘Deliverance’ situation.” Stiller went on to win the first found, but then “the second …More

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Ben Stiller Struggled to Improvise Jokes

From GCN on 6/12/2012 at 5:14 PM

Categories: Gossip, Entertainment

Ben Stiller Struggled to Improvise Jokes

Ben Stiller struggled to come up with funny quips while recording his voiceover for the new Madagascar alongside Chris Rock because the comedian would unintentionally steal the spotlight with his improvised jokes. The stars usually work in the studio alone, but they decided to have some fun by teaming up to make up dialogue between their animated lion and zebra characters in "Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted." Ben Stiller admits he is in awe of Rock’s comedy timing and talent, although his …More

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‘That’s My Boy’ Just Got Even Less Funny (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 6/7/2012 at 9:02 AM

Categories: Entertainment, Gossip

As if “That’s My Boy” didn’t look unfunny enough—featuring a return to the classic and grating Adam Sandler juvenile voice—Funny or Die had to go and cut a new trailer that is even unfunny-er. The upside? The new version is only one minute long. The conceit is stunningly stupid. Andy Samberg appears on screen, displaying the same level of discomfort that he enjoys in the film itself, and explains that he’s taken it upon himself to cut a trailer for “That’s …More

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Burning Up for ‘Burning Love’ (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 6/4/2012 at 6:26 PM

Categories: Entertainment, Gossip

You all remember the last season of “Burning Love,” right? That emotional finale when Joe Rutherford asked water aerobics instructor Cynthia Hodge to make him the “happiest furnace and hot water heater repairman in North America”? The overpowering musical backtrack? Her repeated insistence to see the ring? This season it’s fireman Mark Orlando who can’t wait to be burned by the flames of reality television love. He’s looking for “someone who can make me laugh, but …More

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All-Star Cast for The Watch

By Jspace Staff on 5/28/2012 at 4:53 PM

Category: Entertainment

If you were in a movie theatre this weekend, there’s a good chance you saw the just-released trailer for “The Watch,” the new Ben Stiller movie which may as well be another all-out celebration of some our favorite Hollywood upstarts. How’s this for an all-star roster: the film is written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, directed by Akiva Schaffer, and stars Stiller alongside Jonah Hill. The sci-fi comedy is about a group of friends who form a suburban neighborhood watch group and use …More

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New Forbes List Top 10: A Lonely Place for Jews

By Jspace Staff on 5/17/2012 at 4:52 PM

Categories: Entertainment, Business, Culture

New Forbes List Top 10: A Lonely Place for Jews

Forbes magazine just released its Celebrity 100 list and it’s slim pickings for tribe members in the top ten, a fact that should debunk that myth about Jews controlling Hollywood and the media. The highest-ranking Jewish celeb is Steven Spielberg who brought up the rear of the list at number 10. However, there are a host of famous Jewish actors, celebs, and entertainers, including Simon Cowell (#18), Howard Stern (#30), Jerry Bruckheimer (#39), Adam Sandler (#57), Jerry Seinfeld (#64), Ben Stiller (#72), …More

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Jewish Celebrities Strut the Met Costume Institute Gala 2012

By Jspace Staff on 5/8/2012 at 6:13 PM

Categories: Style , United States

J-Connected celebrities took to the red carpet last night at the Metropolitan Museum's annual Costume Institute Gala to strut their stuff in style. Some took calculated risks that paid off (we're looking at you Scarlett Johansson and Ivanka Trump). Others had more trouble mastering the dos and don'ts of style--check out the side boob action on Gwyneth Paltrow and Marc Jacobs' indescribable fashion failure below. …More

  • As a child Zac Posen would steal yarmulkes from synagogue to make ball dresses for his dolls.
  • Scarlett Johansson's mother Melanie Sloan comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish background.
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is descended from Polish Jews.
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is descended from Polish Jews.
  • Michael Kors' mother is Jewish.
  • Rashida is half African-American and half Ashkenazi Jew.
  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the son of Jewish immigrants.
  • Lily Collins' maternal grandfather was a Canadian Jewish immigrant.
  • Lea Michele is of Italian American, Roman Catholic and Spanish-Sephardic descent.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s father is Jewish.
  • Elizabeth Banks converted to Judaism when she married her college sweetheart.
  • Dianna Agron’s father is Jewish and her mother is a convert. Yom huledet!
  • Daniel Radcliffe is Jewish through his mother.
  • Though not herself a Jew, Chelsea Clinton is married to conservative Jew Marc Mezvinsky.
  • Ben Stiller is Jewish.

Yahoo! Burns with Love for Reality TV (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 5/2/2012 at 1:55 PM

Categories: Gossip, Entertainment

Ever wonder what happened to the entire cast of “Party Down”? Or Yahoo!? On June 4, underrated comedians everywhere will combine their power rings (“Captain Planet” anyone?) to retrieve Yahoo! from the depths of obscurity using an online television show cleverly named “Burning Love.” Somewhere between a parody and a tribute, “Burning Love” is a scripted reality dating show on Yahoo! Screen. Fireman Mark Orlando—buff and silly Ken Marino—just wants to …More

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‘Neighborhood Watch’ Trailer Pulled from FL Theaters (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 3/28/2012 at 3:47 PM

Categories: Entertainment, Gossip

Trailers for science fiction comedy “Neighborhood Watch” have been pulled from theaters in an attempt to be sensitive about the recent death of Trayvon Martin. Though the only overlap between the film—about a neighborhood watch group combatting a sinister alien plot—and neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman gunning down Martin is the presence of a civilian peacekeeping force, Twentieth Century Fox decided to play it safe and remove the early trailer from local theaters. A …More

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Natalie Portman Brings Sexy Back to ABC

By Jspace Staff on 2/1/2012 at 3:58 PM

Categories: Entertainment, Gossip

Natalie Portman Brings Sexy Back to ABC

Remember the ABC of our childhoods? With shows like “S Club 7” and “Growing Pains” and “Leave It To Beaver”? Shows where the most dramatic thing to occur always had a heartwarming lesson or musical number to soften it? Those days are now confined to weekend mornings. ABC is determined to match HBO stride for stride. HBO contracts a big-name Hollywood star for a series, ABC nabs Natalie Portman to executive produce sexy and salacious “Scruples.” Yes, it’s only …More

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Ben Stiller Reinvents HBO Comedy

By Jspace Staff on 1/24/2012 at 3:10 PM

Categories: United States, Entertainment, Gossip

Ben Stiller Reinvents HBO Comedy

The world is in desperate need of another Washington-based HBO show. The man to helm this most-necessary of projects is without a doubt Ben Stiller. And true to form, Stiller will cast his favorite actor—himself—in the lead role. Stiller, Washington, HBO … all that’s missing is a bold network promise to be “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually and sexually irreverent.” Or a tie to literature—if only hot author Jonathan Safran Foer would come up with some …More

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