Tagged Woody Allen

No one wants to publish Woody Allen’s memoir

(JTA) — Woody Allen can’t get a book deal. In the latest step of his precipitous fall from grace, the prolific director has been unable to find a publisher for a memoir he’s shopping around. This comes after Netflix canceled a multi-movie deal and some of his former stars… Read more »

An ode to ‘Girls,’ Lena Dunham and modern Jewish neuroticism

The main cast of "Girls" at a New York Times Times Talks event. From left to right: Allison Williams, Lena Dunham, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke. (Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic via Getty Images)

(JTA) — The HBO series “Girls” may no longer be the definitive show of the millennial generation — but as it enters its sixth and final season this week, it remains relevant in myriad ways. “Girls” debuted in 2012 — when the Jewish creator and star Lena Dunham was… Read more »

From Woody Allen to Sarah Jessica Parker, 8 ‘Jewish’ shows to watch this fall

From left: Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Allen, Rachel Bloom and Jeffrey Tambor all star in fall premieres that Jewish viewers should watch. (Lior Zaltzman)

  (JTA) — Fall is here, and with it comes cooler weather, earlier sunsets and an end to whatever magical spell or temporary insanity that possessed us to spend our free time outdoors rather than in front of our screens. But now it’s time to bring out those snuggies, brew… Read more »

Woody Allen’s sidekick shares all

From left, Woody Allen, Tony Roberts and Diane Keaton in a 1977 publicity shot from "Annie Hall." (Courtesy of Tony Roberts)

NEW YORK (JTA) — There’s a memorable scene in “Annie Hall” when Woody Allen’s character, Alvy Singer, rants about finding anti-Semites everywhere he goes. “You know, I was having lunch with some guys from NBC and I said, ‘Did you eat yet?’ and said, ‘No, Jew?’ Not, ‘Did… Read more »

6 DEGREES (NO BACON)/JEWISH CELEBRITY ROUNDUP: Woody vs. Anti-Zionists, Miley vs. old Jews, Haim vs. Timberlake

Woody Allen (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

 HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (6NoBacon) — You can call Woody Allen a self-hating Jew all you want, but don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s not sensitive when others hate on his people.   In an interview Monday in France by Israel’s Channel 2 to promote the European release of “Blue… Read more »

SUKKOT FEATURE: Cooling the rhetoric in your sukkah of peace

One way to keep things even and even-tempered in your sukkah this holiday and election season. (Edmon J. Rodman)

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — In an election year, a sukkah divided against itself cannot stand. Especially in the swing states, where each party is basically claiming that if the other wins we’ll all be living in sukkahs, political dinner conversation this Sukkot could really topple an already shaky house.… Read more »