Hollywood Yenta Roundup: Lea Michele, Drake and Scarlett Johansson…

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1. Lea Michele Breaks Silence on Monteith Death

Glee star Lea Michele recently shared a heartbreaking photo of herself with boyfriend Cory Monteith. The photo, posted on Instagram and Twitter, marks the first time Michele has made any public statements since Monteith’s death from a drug overdose on July 13th.

Michele’s picture shows her and Monteith smiling happily while hugging each other. The caption reads: “Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart.”

Michele, whose father is Jewish, released a statement through her publicist earlier this month. It read: “Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends, and fans. … (Michele and the Monteith family) are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together.”

Glee creator Ryan Murphy announced that the show will air a special tribute episode to Monteith this fall.

 

2. Drake to Cut Autism Lyric from New Song

Drake announced he’ll remove a lyric that mentions autism from a new track he’s releasing with hip hop performer, J. Cole. In that song, Cole rapped, “I’m artistic,” while others are “autistic, retarded.” The words drew criticism, compelling both performers to apologize.

“Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds,” Drake wrote in a blog post last week. “And their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted. This was a learning lesson for both of us, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to try to right this wrong. J. Cole and I believe that it is the right, responsible, and respectful decision to remove the lyric from the song.”

 

3. The Truth Behind Scarlett Johansson’s New Bling

Scarlett Johansson has been seen sporting a shiny gold ring on her left ring finger several times in the last few months, causing rumors to swirl that the Jewish actress is engaged. In fact, ScarJo was spotted at LAX just last week wearing an ornate gold ring with two stones – a diamond and ruby.

But does that mean Johansson is planning to get hitched? Definitely not! The star’s reps say the engagement gossip couldn’t be further from the truth, reporting that she “is not engaged, nor close to being engaged.”

Johansson told ELLE UK that marriage is “really not important” to her. We wonder what French journalist boyfriend Romain Dauriac thinks about that statement…


Hollywood Yenta Roundup: Drake, Max Greenfield, and Sarah Silverman…

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1. Drake Gives Sneak Preview of New Album

Drake made a major announcement last week via Twitter! The Jewish rapper announced the release date for his next album, titled Nothing Was The Same,  Tweeting in all caps: “N O T H I N G  W A S  T H E  S A M E  S E P T E M B E R  1 7 T H.”

Even though the release date for the album is three months away, Drake is giving fans something to look forward to… the rapper has released four new songs in the meantime!

The fresh music, including songs called “The Motion” and “Jodeci Freestyle,” are super catchy and sure to be a big hit with fans while they wait for the album to drop. Check them out here.

 

2. Max Greenfield Returns to Crime-fighting

New Girl and Veronica Mars fans alike will be happy to hear Max Greenfield is filming a new movie!

Before he played the beloved character named Schmidt on New Girl, Greenfield played Deputy Leo on Veronica Mars, the cult classic show that originally aired from 2004 to 2007. Greenfield announced last week he will be reprising his role in the Veronica Mars film.

“I’m really excited about it,” the Jewish actor said. “Everybody is going to be going full force on this project and it’s going to be like a fun reunion.”

 

3. Sarah Silverman’s Dad Takes on “JAPs”

It appears the apple does not fall far from the tree when it comes to Sarah Silverman and her dad, Donald Silverman. Donald recently took on the new Bravo TV series Princesses: Long Island – and the term JAP in general – in an interview for HuffPo Live.

Donald, who is Jewish, let everyone know where Sarah got her acid tongue and sharp wit when asked about the term JAP. “I find the word JAP to be rather disgusting and it refers to selfish, entitled people who are Jewish. There’s probably other entitled, selfish people besides Jews,” says Donald.

When asked if self-identifying as a JAP is something new, Silverman responds, “That something is being an a**hole. To refer to yourself as materialistic and selfish — they just don’t get what life is all about.” Apparently, JFathers do know best!


Hollywood Yenta Roundup: Mila Kunis, Lea Michele and Drake…

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1. From Friends to Lovers?

Rumors have been swirling for months that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are more than “just friends” — and now there may be proof that those rumors are true! Kunis, who is Jewish, was spotted kissing Kutcher at a party over the weekend.

Both actors were attending a wrap party for Kutcher’s much-anticipated movie, Jobs, and apparently spent the entire day cuddling, kissing and generally hanging all over each other atop a balcony in Hollywood. Kutcher, 34, and Kunis, 28, co-starred on the hit series That ’70s Show from 1998 to 2006. The two were first spotted hanging out in April, but maintained they were just friends.

 

2. Winner, Winner (Kosher) Chicken Dinner!

It was a huge night for Lea Michele at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night. The 25-year-old half-Jewish actress won the Choice TV Actress Comedy award for her work on Glee and the show itself took away three surfboard trophies.

Looking stunning in a structured silver Atelier Versace mini dress with trendy floral details, Michele could have won a fashion award as well (if those were given out)! Glee’s leading lady was also nominated for her work in New Year’s Eve.

 

3. Drake Makes Himself at Home

Hip-Hop’s Drake is moving on up! The practicing Jew recently bought a $2.8 million mansion in Hidden Hills, California. The community of Hidden Hills bills itself as a gated equestrian oasis, and has plenty of other high profile celebrity residents like Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Denise Richards and Sinbad.

So what did Drake get for his $2.8 million purchase? A 12,500-square-foot modern castle with outdoor waterfalls, a built-in library, a game room, a wine cellar, and a home theater. The vast property, known as the Old Lion Manor, also includes a mechanical bull in a sandpit… and that’s no bull!


Hollywood Yenta Roundup: James Franco, Amy Winehouse and Drake…

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1.  James Franco Adds Playboy to his Resume

Famous for being a man of many talents, actor James Franco is adding yet another skill to his resume: magazine columnist. The A-lister (whose mother is Jewish) is reportedly going to write a column for Playboy.

According to the New York Post, the Eat, Pray, Love star will take some time off from his long list of work projects (that includes acting, directing and creating performance art projects) to pen a column each month for Hugh Hefner’s famous magazine. The column will reportedly be called the “Francofile” and debuts this month!

 

2.  A Posthumous Surprise

Fans of the late singer Amy Winehouse got a sweet surprise this week. The Jewish singer had a new song released and it started airing on BBC Radio 1. The song, “Cherry Wine,” is actually a collaboration with Nas and will appear on the rapper’s tenth studio album, Life is Good, due out on July 17.

Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning last year, but her close friend and producer, Salaam Remi, managed to get this song out to the public on Winehouse’s behalf. “I live to make something happen with her voice, to make people remember who she was,” he told the Wall Street Journal.

 

3.  Drake Offered Money to Fight

Celebrity-boxing promoter Damon Feldman is hoping to make some money off the Drake/Chris Brown feud. Feldman has reportedly offered both Drake and Chris Brown $1 million each to get in the ring for round two of their bottle-throwing brawl that went down in a NYC nightclub on June 14th.

We haven’t heard anything from Drake (whose mother is Jewish) yet, but we’re guessing he’ll decline the invitation. In the meantime, it appears Drake is trying to put the whole melee mess behind him by staying mum about the situation and focusing on music. Critics said he rocked out at the Openair Frauenfeld Festival this week.