Hollywood Yenta Roundup: Rashida Jones, Mayim Bialik and Scarlett Johansson…

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1. Rashida Jones Apologizes for Rash Comment

Rashida Jones apologized for making a flippant remark about John Travolta’s sexuality last week after encouraging the A-List actor to “come out.”

Jones, whose mother is Jewish, was talking about the singer Frank Ocean’s choice to be open about his sexuality. When her conversation turned to discussing other public figures who she thinks should do the same, she joked that John Travolta should finally come out.

Jones later apologized for her remark via Twitter, saying she “Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta. I sincerely apologize. Nobody’s personal life is my business.”


2. Car Crash Hinders Mayim Bialik from Attending the Jewlicious Festival

Mayim Bialik is recovering after a car crash put her in a hospital last week. Officers say the wreck was caused by three tourists from Chile who turned into Bialik’s vehicle.

The Big Bang Theory star, who is Jewish, was seen wearing gauze wrapped around her left arm and had a full cast on her right arm after leaving the hospital. The former Blossom actress blogged that she has “a very impaired right hand” and later Tweeted that her accident is preventing her from going to the Jewlicious Festival.

However, she will not be taking any time off from work. “I will be continuing on The Big Bang Theory with no weeks off,” she blogged. “They are so good to me, and I love my job and the support I get from my buddies on the cast and our loving staff and crew.”


3. The Summer Heats Up for Scarlett Johansson

August is heating up for Scarlett Johansson as she and her beau Nate Naylor are bringing their steamy romance to the City of Love! The actress, who is Jewish, stepped out in Paris for an evening stroll last night, flashing a gorgeous pearly white smile while wandering around the city with Naylor and another friend.

Just last month, Johansson was also photographed in a sultry bikini while soaking up the sun on a yacht in Italy with her security guard. Things seem to be steamy wherever Johansson goes this summer… and it never has anything to do with the temperature! Are you ready to get your summer romance started before fall hits?

Hollywood Yenta Roundup: Natalie Portman, Aly Raisman and Rashida Jones…

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1. Natalie Portman Dances Her Way Down the Aisle

Here comes the bride! Natalie Portman said “I do” over the weekend to French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied. The bride, who is Jewish, wed the choreographer on Saturday on the central California coast in Big Sur, according to MTV.com. Surrounded by family and friends, the pair exchanged vows after dark in a traditional Jewish ceremony at a private home.

The Oscar winner, 31, first met her 35-year-old husband in the fall of 2009 on the set of Black Swan. He worked as a choreographer on the film in which she starred. By December of 2010, the couple announced they were engaged and expecting their first child. Their baby boy, Aleph (which means “chief” or “number one” in Hebrew), was born in June of 2011. There are some serious “Mazel tovs” in order for this family!


2. Aly Raisman Looks Ahead

Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman disappointingly took fourth place in the women’s gymnastics individual all-around competition at the London Olympics last week. It was a disappointment to the 18-year-old athlete because she actually tied for third place, but was dropped to fourth due to a quizzical and controversial tie-breaking rule.

Raisman says she is more sad than angry about the ruling and is still looking forward to competing on the balance beam and floor individual finals on Tuesday. The star athlete told People magazine, “I’m really excited about that. I’m just going to keep working hard and move past it. It is what it is, it’s a learning experience. I’m only human – everyone makes mistakes.”

We’re looking forward to seeing this Jewish gymnast make a comeback this week!


3. Rashida Jones Writes Her Own Story

After consistently being cast as the dependable, affable, loving, friend-wife-girlfriend, Rashida Jones has decided to take her career in her own hands and wrote a part for herself!

The actress, whose mother is Jewish, has written a new film called Celeste and Jesse Forever. Premiering this Friday, the film stars Jones as Celeste, who is in the midst of a harsh divorce from her husband, Jesse (Andy Samberg). Jones tells the New York Times that this character is “less than likable.”

Jones made the film on a budget that she put together for less than $1 million, even though she was offered more money from a studio at one point. She turned them down because their offer allowed the studio to “reserve the right to cast somebody else if they felt like [she] wasn’t financially viable.”  Dependable, affable, loving, friend-wife-girlfriend no more!