1. Celebs Celebrate Hanukkah
Hanukkah began last weekend and Jewish celebrities across the country are celebrating by lighting their menorahs, cookin’ up latkes and giving gifts to those they love! Here are just a few of the ways A-listers in Hollywood let us in on their Festival of Lights festivities via Twitter:
Lauren Miller: Just ate Ribs and Latkes. Just like the Jews ate when the temple was destroyed. #HappyHannukah
United States Senator Joseph Lieberman, Billboard Top 10 Artist Alex Clare, and best-selling author Faye Kellerman are among those being honored as “All Stars” within the Orthodox Jewish community in a new video hitting the web last week.
Jewish author and inspirational speaker Allison Josephs is releasing her inaugural top 10 list of “Orthodox Jewish All Stars” and her picks are quite diverse. Josephs, who founded JewintheCity.com, says her top 10 list is based on those “who have reached the pinnacle of their respective fields while maintaining a religiously observant lifestyle,” including:
• United States Senator Joseph Lieberman
• Billboard Top 10 Artist Alex Clare
• Best-Selling Author Faye Kellerman
• Professional Boxer Dmitriy Salita
• Basketball Star Tamir Goodman
• Former HBO Senior Writer/Producer Jamie Geller
• YouTube A Capella Sensation The Maccabeats
• Comedian Mendy Pellin
• Rhodes scholar Miriam Rosenbaum
• Former U.S. Supreme Court Law Clerk and Founder of Non-Profit Breast Cancer Support Group Rochelle Shoretz
Scarlett Johansson has been practicing her French with her new beau this week – French kissing, that is!
The Jewish actress broke up with boyfriend Nate Naylor earlier this fall, but promptly rebounded with French journalist Romain Dauriac. The two have been photographed engaging in some major PDA in New York. The relationship has been blossoming over the last few weeks and the two have yet to shy away from getting touchy-feely around the paparazzi.