Hollywood Yenta Roundup: Jason Segel, Dylan Lauren and Jesse Eisenberg…

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1. Flock of Segels?

Jason Segel and Michelle Williams have been acting like two lovebirds for months, but now Segel is taking the relationship one step further as he spends more and more time with Williams’ daughter, Matilda.

Over the weekend, Segel (who is Jewish) was photographed on his way in to see the Broadway musical Jersey Boys with Williams and her little one, according to US Weekly. They were later photographed shopping at a Duxiana bedding store in New York City. And the following afternoon, the trio dined together before strolling through Brooklyn, where Williams resides. It appears this Segel is totally nesting!


 2. Too Hot… And Too Sweet!

Dylan Lauren has been named one of the “World’s Hottest Billionaire Offspring” by the Sydney Morning Herald. Lauren is the only daughter of the legendary Jewish fashion icon Ralph Lauren, a graduate of Duke University, and a candy capitalist!

Inspired by Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Dylan created Dylan’s Candy Bar, an international confectionery chain. Lauren opened her first store in New York ten years ago and will be opening another location in Los Angeles late this summer, according to the company’s website.

Dylan, who is 38-years-old, is also an author who recently came out with a book entitled Unwrap Your Sweet Life. Now she can add “hottie” to her resume, thanks to the Sydney Morning Herald.


 3. Jesse Eisenberg is Free as a Bird

The bird is the word for Jesse Eisenberg. The Jewish actor voiced the lead blue macaw in Rio and is now fronting a campaign to save exotic birds on behalf of the Human Society of the United States, AKA HSUS.

“If an animal’s natural home is in the wild, then chances are, that’s where it belongs,” Eisenberg states in a new PSA. “Unfortunately, the demand for these intelligent, complex creatures — whether captive-bred or wild-caught — is decimating the wild parrot species.” He adds, “Although Blue is a much loved pet, he has no idea what it’s like to be a bird. He doesn’t even know how to fly. It’s only when he gets a taste of the wild that he discovers his true self and how he ended up in a cage.”

We think Eisenberg’s involvement in the new campaign is totally for the birds… and that’s a good thing!

Hollywood Yenta Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Segel and Harvey Weinstein…

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1.  Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Thinking Pink!

Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband, actor Peter Sarsgaard, will welcome their second daughter in late spring! The actress, whose mother is Jewish, admitted to USA Today that she kept her growing belly a secret for months!

“I find it difficult to pretend you’re not pregnant, which I had to do. I didn’t let anyone know until three and a half months this time,” the Hysteria star said. We find it funny that it was hard for an actress to pretend, but wish the famous duo the best!


2.  Segel Soars In The Love Department

Jason Segel has a new leading lady. The Jewish actor has been spotted with Michelle Williams several times over the last few weeks.

People magazine reported that the two met through Williams’s best pal (and Segel’s former Freaks and Geeks costar) Busy Philipps. The magazine adds that in a cryptic Tweet posted March 5, the actor wrote, “If I fell in love would you guys be happy?” The Tweet has since been taken down, but if Segel is reading this, yes, it would make us happy if you fell in love!


3.  Unrated Bully

When it comes to his new movie, Bully, Harvey Weinstein is standing up to what he may believe is a bully of his own, the Motion Picture Association of America! Weinstein’s studio, The Weinstein Company, announced this week that it will release the documentary unrated, rather than accept the MPAA’s controversial R rating for Bully.

The MPAA gave the film an R rating because of what it calls, “strong language.” The documentary opens in New York and Los Angeles theaters today. Weinstein, who is Jewish, argued that the movie warranted the more lenient PG-13 rating since every curse word in the film is uttered by an adolescent bully… caught in the act of bullying!

Hollywood Yenta Roundup: Scarlett Johansson, Jason Segel and Melissa Gilbert…

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1.  Scarlett Johansson To Do A Nude Shower Scene…

But we don’t know how sexy it will be. Scarlett Johansson recently signed on to play the role of Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, a tale chronicling the late director’s efforts to make a modest horror movie that is now regarded as one of the greatest works by the iconic director.

As part of the role, the Jewish actress will reenact the classic shower scene in which Leigh’s character, a secretary, is mercilessly murdered and it’s getting a lot of attention from fans and media outlets alike. People magazine Tweeted on Friday, “Psycho is getting a remake—and Scarlett Johansson is scheduled to step into the shower of death.”


2.  Disney Drops Segel

It looks like Disney is moving ahead with plans to make a sequel to last year’s film, The Muppets, but Jason Segel, the first film’s co-writer, will not be penning the sequel! The Hollywood News Tweeted on Friday, “The plans are on for #TheMuppets 2! However, Mr Jason Segel, sadly, won’t be involved but read on.”

The Jewish actor co-wrote and starred in the 2011 film, often Tweeting about his love for the project, “If you love the Muppets and want them back please go see it this weekend and show your Muppet love. I have never been more proud of a film!” If made, the sequel will be the eighth theatrical Muppets film since the original The Muppet Movie was made in 1979.


3.  Dancing With The Jewish Stars

ABC’s popular dance competition, Dancing With the Stars, announced the new cast for their latest season this week and it includes around 1.4 Jewish celebrities… let us explain.

The 1.4 Jewish celebrities who will show off their moves on the show include Melissa Gilbert, who was raised in her adoptive mother’s Jewish religion, and Gavin DeGraw, whose maternal grandparents were of Russian Jewish descent. We’re not sure how it all works out, but 1.4 sounds good to us! No word on whether or not a routine to the Hora will be a part of this season’s competition…

The Tweet Life On Twitter

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This Week’s Top Three Tweet-Worthy Events From Jews Who Make News

1. One Year Later

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords plans to attend an Arizona candlelight vigil exactly one year after she and 18 others were shot outside a Tucson grocery store during a congressional meet-and-greet. Giffords, Arizona’s first Jewish congresswoman, suffered a gunshot wound in the head that day.

A number of commemorative events are planned for this weekend. A staff member on Giffords’s team Tweeted, “Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be in Tucson this weekend & participate in Jan. 8 vigil at @UofA. Details: giffords.house.gov/2012/01/us-rep…”


2. Mila Kunis: The New Face Of Dior

She may claim to be a “jeans and T-shirt” kind of girl, but Mila Kunis is about to turn up the glam, big time! The Jewish actress has just been named the new face of Christian Dior.

Images of the 28-year-old star showcasing the latest versions of the Miss Dior handbag were just released this week. E! Online took to Twitter on Thursday to show their support, “Whatever Mila Kunis is selling (@Dior), we’re buying! So pretty.”


3. The Way To Jason Segel’s Heart…

Is through the World Wide Web! Check out this YouTube video of aspiring singer Chelsea Gill asking the “Muppets” revivalist, Jason Segel, on a date. She promises she’s completely sane, disease-free and down with his dorky side.

Segel’s response? Let’s just say he was pretty enthusiastic! On Wednesday, Segel Tweeted, “My favorite thing, maybe ever. I am in awe. Response on the way.” He later Tweeted, “I’m gonna need a couple days on this one.”

The Tweet Life

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This Week’s Top Three Tweet-Worthy Events From Jews Who Make News

1.    Jon Stewart Wants Fox News to Stay Out of His Turkey Dinner

Jon Stewart, host of the The Daily Show, cooked up a fight with Fox News regarding the cable channel’s criticism of President Obama for not mentioning God in a Thanksgiving message on YouTube.

According to The Wrap, Stewart said, “This is about turning Thanksgiving into yet another one of those Christian persecution culture war type things. And let me just say: Don’t you do it. Don’t you do it to Thanksgiving. I’ll give you the war on Christmas. We are trying to f—- that up. I’ll give that up. But this is all Reform Jews have left. … Name another holiday where you can get drunk around your kids by 2 p.m.”

Check out this Thanksgiving tiff for yourself at The Daily Show’s Twitter page where a staffer tweeted, “@FoxNews pundits report that they thanked God on Thanksgiving. http://on.cc.com/u2QAb6 #dailyshow #MomentofZen.”

2.    And The GRAMMY® Goes To…

Adam Levine’s Maroon 5 was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals on Wednesday. ‘Moves Like Jagger,’ a duet with Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera, was included on the band’s third album, Hands All Over.

“Nominated for a grammy!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!” Levine, whose father is Jewish, Tweeted on Wednesday. Maroon 5 has won eight GRAMMYs since 2005, including five for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.

We’ll find out if Maroon 5 will win this award for a sixth time when the GRAMMYs are held on February 12, 2012.

3.    Jason Segel Becomes A Puppet Master

Jewish actor and writer, Jason Segel, can now add puppet master to his resume! Segel co-wrote and starred in “The Muppets,” a movie about reuniting the Muppets to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon.

The movie resonated with audiences over the Thanksgiving holiday, premiering to a solid $29.2 million last weekend. It also received a superb “A” rating from CinemaScore moviegoers.

Segel, a longtime fan of The Muppets, Tweeted “If you love the Muppets and want them back please go see it this weekend and show your Muppet love. I have never been more proud of a film!”