Andy Samberg upsets at Golden Globes

Andy Samberg and just about everyone else watching last weekend’s Golden Globes were shocked when his name was announced for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. Samberg won for his starring role in Fox’s freshman breakout comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and wasn’t expecting to be giving a speech. “Oh, no! I didn’t prepare anything, it wasn’t going… Read More

Anthony Weiner to appear on Amazon’s ‘Alpha House’

Everyone’s favorite disgraced former New York City mayoral candidate is back on screen, and fortunately this time he’ll be fully clothed. At least that’s the hope. Anthony Weiner will play himself on the season finale of Alpha House, Amazon’s original political series about a bunch of senators rooming together in Washington, D.C. The show was… Read More

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Homeland Season 3, Episode 2 Review: “Uh … Ooo … Aw…” First off, what is with the title of this episode? Did the writers/showrunners just run out of ideas? How do you even pronounce it without sounding like a complete lunatic? Regardless of the title, this episode was kind of a drag. It’s hard to… Read More

PBS blows a kiss to Roth at 80

by Michael Fox Barely a minute into Philip Roth: Unmasked, an “American Masters” salute occasioned by the novelist’s 80th birthday, he makes a familiar, albeit annoying, assertion. “I’m not crazy about seeing myself described as an American Jewish writer,” Roth says. “I don’t write in Jewish. I write in American.” Roth proceeds to define himself… Read More

Ben Feldman hams up the Jew factor on ‘Mad Men’

by Chavie Lieber JTA News and Features NEW YORK — Advertising, it’s fair to say, is in Ben Feldman’s blood. Yes, he technically plays a fictional advertiser, the Jewish copywriter in AMC’s award-winning drama Mad Men. But Feldman says it was his excellent marketing skills that landed him the role. “The casting loved that I… Read More