Tag Archive for Hollywood

Joshua Malina asks ‘Why is Hollywood still hiring this raging anti-Semite?’

In an article to The Atlantic, Jewish actor Joshua Malina calls on Hollywood to rethink working with “well-known Jew-hater” Mel Gibson, who is accused of calling Jews “oven dodgers,” “Hebes” and “Jew boys.”



Actor Joshua Malina, known for his roles on TV series such as The West Wing, The Big Bang Theory, Scandal and Shameless, called on Hollywood on Thursday to “cancel” known filmmaker and actor Mel Gibson over his alleged antisemitism.

Writing an article for The Atlantic, the Jewish actor responded to news of Gibson directing the fifth installment of the Lethal Weapon franchise, saying that he is a “well-known Jew-hater” and that “you couldn’t pay me enough to work with Mel Gibson.” Continue Reading »

Jerusalem setting up conditions to draw Hollywood productions to Israel


MK Michael Oren moves to realize formation of “Holy-wood” film authority, with special grants of up to 35% of investment value, paving the way for Israel to host big-budget productions for Hollywood.

By Mati Tuchfled



A new initiative by the Finance Ministry aims to turn Israel into a desirable location for the biggest Hollywood producers, Israel Hayom learned over the weekend.

Formulated by MK Michael Oren, deputy minister for foreign policy in the Prime Minister’s Office, the plan would have Israel establish a new government body to attract big-budget productions by wooing them with sizable grants.

Oren came up with the plan after commissioning a professional survey from international consulting firm KPMG. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Kathie Lee Gifford’s adventure to Israel


America’s iconic daytime TV host from NBC says she’s been visiting Israel regularly for the past 45 years.



Where was Kathie Lee this past week, viewers of NBC’s the Kathie Lee and Hoda Show were wondering this week. It turns out she was in Israel, and she shared some of her experience’s on the show this week.

Kathie Lee in Jerusalem - Screenshot

“Ten days ago I left from here to go to the Holy Land, to Israel specifically,” she said.

Gifford said she has been going to Israel for 45 years. She said she was 17-years-old when she went for the first Jerusalem Conference on Biblical Prophecy, for which she added she missed her high school graduation to attend. Continue Reading »

BDS leader accuses Israel of ‘bribing’ Hollywood stars with Oscar ‘swag bag’




Pro-Palestinian supporters who advocate a boycott of Israel urged Hollywood A-listers nominated for Oscars to reject an all-expenses paid trip to the Holy Land funded by the Israeli government.

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Jewish Pride: Photo Gallery of Hollywood Stars Brandishing Their Star of David

view videoWATCH trailer of Seth Rogan wearing a knitted sweater featuring a big Star of David in a new comedy, ‘The Night Before.’
Kate Winslet is a brutal mafiosa who wears a Star of David in the thriller ‘Triple 9.’
Christian Bale, Vin Diesel,  & even Miley Cyrus have also been photographed sporting the Jewish symbol, turning it into a ‘must’ Hollywood accessory.

By Amir Bogen


The Star of David is the ultimate Jewish symbol. It has followed our tribe through the ages, and ended up on the flag of the State of Israel. Every time we see it we feel a sense of belonging and familiarity. Continue Reading »

Hollywood celebrities raise $31 million for ‘Friends of the IDF’


Israeli billionaire Haim Saban invites actors & singers to participate in the annual FIDF event, showing amazing support for Israeli soldiers.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The Friends of the IDF (FIDF) organization on Thursday night held its annual event honoring the IDF at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, where an outpouring of 1,200 people including numerous celebs showed their support for the Israeli army.

As is the case each year, the event was hosted by Israeli billionaire Haim Saban, who together with his wife Cheryl was able to invite Hollywood notables such as actors Antonio Banderas, Jason Alexander, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Segel, Liev Schreiber, singers Enrico Macias, David Foster, and Gene Simmons of the band Kiss, as well as several others. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem to become film & TV hub to attract international filmmakers

Noting major Hollywood projects by  Richard Gere & Natalie Portman in Jerusalem, Mayor Barkat says time has come to incorporate the Jewish capital into a global production destination.


On the heels of several high-profile Hollywood productions filmed, or filming, in the capital, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced on Tuesday his intention to build a major film and television complex in the city to attract more international filmmakers.

Old city of Jerusalem – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

“After Richard Gere and Natalie Portman made Hollywood films in Jerusalem, and NBC filmed here last summer for the series ‘Dig,’ now it’s time to move to the next stage in the development of the film industry in the capital,” Barkat said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Hollywood’s ‘A list’ continues to grow in support of Israel

Massive show of support for Israel: Among Hollywood’s top stars joining  Stallone & Schwarzenegger are Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver,TV host Bill Maher as well as major studio execs.

By Yitzhak Benhorin


WASHINGTON – After first expressing their support for Israel during Operation Protective Edge, members of the film industry posted an additional ad Saturday in the New York Times which included 300 of Hollywood’s most prominent figures expressing their “commitment to peace and justice.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Silvester Stallone (Photo: MCT)

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Silvester Stallone – Photo: MCT

The stars have already planned their next target, setting their sights on Europe, particularly Germany and the city of London, where many they feel cultural figures operate against Israel. Continue Reading »

Israeli supermodel/ actress sparks controversy for her pro-IDF Facebook post


Israel’s Gal Gadot, star as Wonder Woman in the new ‘Batman’ film & in ‘Fast and Furious’ draws fire, but wins praise on Facebook.

By Ynetnews


Israeli supermodel and actress Gal Gadot has caused controversy with a post on Facebook that praises the IDF soldiers, condemns Hamas and calls for coexistence.

Photo: Who is tougher? Dwayne The Rock Johnson or me? LOL #TBT #throwbackthursday

Photo: Who is tougher? Dwayne The Rock Johnson or me? LOL – Photo: Gal Gadot – גל גדות Facebook page

The post, which has received well over 100,000 thousand likes, 2,000 shares and 8,000 comments, drew responses from both sides of the

“I don’t support you. In fact because of this post you are now included in my boycott of Israel. Continue Reading »

Catherine Zeta Jones joins Michael Douglas in Israel, for son’s Bar-Mitzvah

The Douglas family booked the King David Hotel’s presidential suite, ahead of touring Jerusalem and family’s celebration at the Western Wall plaza.


Jerusalem was star struck over the weekend, as Hollywood couple Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas arrived Thursday in Israel, local media reported.

Actress Catherine Zeta Jones and actor Michael Douglas in New York, April 21, 2014.

Actress Catherine Zeta Jones and actor Michael Douglas in New York, April 21, 2014. – Photo: Reuters

The glamorous duo brought their children, too. Indeed, the purpose of their under-the-radar visit to the holy land was part of the bar-mitzvah celebrations for their first-born, Dylan Michael.

Mother Catherine, who comes from Welsh and Irish stock, has toyed in the past with the possibility of converting to Judaism, but has yet to go through with it, according to The Forward.

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At TV Hall of Fame Induction, Bill Maher says Jay Leno is like Israel

Like Israel, Leno is ‘held to standard no one in the world is expected to live up to.’


Jay Leno’s induction to the TV Hall of Fame on Tuesday was preceded by a spirited and vaguely controversial introduction from Bill Maher, who compared the former “Tonight Show” host to a a small Middle Eastern country some of you may have heard of.


Jay Leno and Bill Maher at Hall of Fame Induction – Photo: Frank Micelotta/Invision

“Jay reminds me a little of Israel,” Maher said of Leno. “He isn’t perfect, but he’s held to standard I don’t think anybody in the world is expected to live up to, but him.”

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Hollywood’s ‘Noah’ banned in 3 Arab countries so far


Fatwa issued in Egypt leads 3 Arab countries to ban the Hollywood blockbuster film “Noah” on religious grounds, with at least 3 more countries to follow.

Watch: Official Trailer with Russel Crowe, Emma Watson



Three Arab countries have banned the Hollywood film “Noah” on religious grounds even before its worldwide premiere and several others are expected to follow suit, a representative of Paramount Pictures told Reuters on Saturday.

Islam frowns upon representing holy figures in art and depictions of the Prophet Mohammad in European and North American media have repeatedly sparked deadly protests in Islamic countries over the last decade, fanning cultural tensions with the West. Continue Reading »

Liberman plans to turn the Negev’s Arad into Israel’s Hollywood


Bayit Yehudi MK pictures Angelina Jolie, Sean Connery & Brad Pitt among a host of Hollywood’s greatest coming to Israel’s future state-of-the-art movie studio he hopes will be built in Negev town.



When casual observers arrive in the sleepy Negev Desert town of Arad, they see Sudanese workers, cacti, and a lot of dust.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. – Photo: REUTERS

But on a visit to the city Wednesday, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avigdor Liberman said he sees Hollywood stars Sean Connery, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt coming soon to a state-of-the-art movie studio he hopes will be built there.

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Natalie Portman to scout film locations in Israel for directorial debut


Hollywood superstar will also perform in her directorial debut in the adaptation of Amos Oz’s autobiographical novel “A Tale of Love and Darkness”.

After Oz approved the screenplay, Portman planned trip to Israel to scout filming locations.

By Eran Suissa

Hollywood megastar Natalie Portman is planning to visit Israel in the near future to scout locations for a new film. The film, based on the epic autobiographical novel “A Tale of Love and Darkness” by Israeli author Amos Oz, will be Portman’s directorial debut. The actress will also star in the film.

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