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: 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: 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.


Hollywood Yenta Roundup: Nora Ephron, Mila Kunis and Andrew Garfield…

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1. RIP Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron, the beloved essayist, author and filmmaker, died last week in New York at the age of 71. Ephron, who was Jewish, was one of the first women to thrive in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism. Ephron is best known for her romantic comedies, including When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.

Ephron died of pneumonia, a complication resulting from acute myeloid leukemia, a condition with which she was diagnosed in 2006. After her death, several celebrities (including Meryl Streep, Billy Crystal and Albert Brooks) commented on her brilliance, warmth and wit.

 

2. Mila Kunis Advocates Online Dating

Online dating has a new famous fan. Jewish cutie Mila Kunis says she would try online dating if she wasn’t famous. The actress is quoted in the August issue of Glamour magazine saying, “If I didn’t do what I do, I would do Internet dating instead of going out to bars. In two seconds I would. It makes so much more sense.”

Kunis goes on to reveal that when she’s not working, she enjoys surfing the Internet to find potential suitors for her friends. “I love those sites,” she told the magazine. “I go on and I pick the guys for my friends. I think it’s great.”

 

3. Andrew Garfield Caught in a Web…

Of excitement! Jewish actor Andrew Garfield hit the red carpet on Thursday with his latest leading lady (and new flame) Emma Stone. The two are promoting their film, The Amazing Spider-Man, which premieres tomorrow!

Garfield and Stone have been hitting the press circuit hard in the last few weeks, even scaling new heights to promote this latest version of the Spider-Man story. The two climbed to the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building last week for a photo opp during one of their press stops.


Hollywood Yenta Roundup: Melissa Gilbert, Scarlett Johansson and Larry David…

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1.  Dangerous Dancing

Melissa Gilbert suffered a mild concussion on Dancing with the Stars after injuring herself during a paso doble Monday night. The actress, who was raised Jewish by her adoptive parents, is recovering and has returned to the show for a gentle rehearsal.

Gilbert says she will not be letting her injury hold her back, Tweeting, “Nobody puts Halfpint in the corner!” While her nickname from the television show Little House on the Prairie may have been Halfpint, her ability to get back into rehearsals is fully amazing!

 

2.  Scarlett Is In Vogue

Scarlett Johansson will be on the cover of Vogue magazine this May. In an interview with the magazine, the Jewish actress says she isn’t over her ex-husband Ryan Reynolds (even though she is seeing a new man, ad exec Nate Naylor.)

“I don’t feel on the other side of it completely, but it gets better,” she told Vogue regarding her divorce. The couple announced they were splitting in December 2010 and finalized the divorce that following July. “It’s still there. More than anything, it’s just that not having your buddy around all the time is weird.”

Nevertheless, Johansson says she finds life pretty good right now. And since she is starring in The Avengers (opening in May) and has a hot new guy by her side, we’re guessing she doesn’t feel any need to avenge any old relationships!

 

3.  Nun Better Than Larry David

Larry David gets some traction in the new movie, The Three Stooges. The Farrelly Brothers’ remake of the famous flick about three brothers growing up together nyuk, nyuk, nyuking and finger-poking their way through misadventures opens today.

In the movie, Larry David plays a mean nun named Sister Mary-Mengele. David is one of the few Jewish stars in this film, though the real Curly, Larry and Moe were Jewish… and total wiseguys!