Rachel Shukert, a Tablet Magazine columnist on pop culture, is the author of the memoirs Have You No Shame? and Everything Is Going To Be Great. Starstruck, the first in a series of three novels, is new from Random House. Her Twitter feed is @rachelshukert.
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TV’s Jews Shed Light on the Emmys IRL Problems

Jason Isaacs and Jackie Hoffman prove that reality has gotten too weird even for Hollywood

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Edie Windsor, Whose Lawsuit Made Same Sex Marriage the Law of the Land, Dies at 88

The woman behind the landmark ruling was a real Jewish hero

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‘Great British Baking Show’ Host Dresses Like a Nazi, Breaks My Heart

As a new mother, I need this show for my sanity. What’s wrong with you, Paul Hollywood?

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Was Jerry Lewis a Genius?

The comedian’s work, with and without Dean Martin, laid the foundation for pretty much all of contemporary American comedy

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Farewell Martin Landau, the Only Actor Who Could Save Woody Allen From Himself

A gifted actor who thrived on ambiguity, he made ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’ a masterpiece

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Seinfeld to Kesha: No Hugs for You!

The comedian and singer recently met at an event in D.C., and their encounter was mighty Seinfeldian

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Are Millennial Men Ready for Confident, Supportive, Hyper-Competent Jewish Girlfriends?

A new BuzzFeed video considers the ‘perks of dating a Jewish girl’

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Amid Wide Praise, ‘Wonder Woman’ Gets Banned in Lebanon

The film was banned because its lead, Gal Gadot, is Israeli and a former IDF soldier

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Monica Lewinsky on Fox News’ ‘Culture of Exploitation’

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Lewinsky muses on how the late Roger Ailes turned television—via her relationship with Bill Clinton—into a ‘modern coliseum…of shame and vitriol’

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Sorry, Kids: Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ Is Not Transphobic

Citing the track’s ‘dangerous rhetoric,’ a group of Canadian college students—who believe the song ‘minimizes the experiences of oppression’—have it all wrong: Lou Reed was a vanguard for gender identity.

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Westminster Abbey Opens Its Doors to Prince Harry’s Girlfriend, a Divorcee

The Church of England says it’d be OK for Harry to marry Meghan Markle, a Jewish-American actress

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Trump’s Lawyer Puts Daughter on Display

Michael Cohen tweeted a picture of his daughter in lingerie, then asked a Twitter user if she was ‘jealous’ of her looks

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Groan-Inducing ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ To Hit the Small Screen

Why the TV production is a sign of the times

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Star Ben Platt Will Be A-OK

The 23-year-old break-out Broadway star works really, really hard, perhaps to the detriment of his own emotional and social well-being

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The First Jewish President?

Jack Schlossberg, the grandson of John F. Kennedy, is ready for his time in the spotlight

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In Appreciation of Jean Stein

The American author, journalist, and oral historian died this week at the age of 83

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Why Anna Wintour and Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Magazine Is an Act of Faith

Sometimes, the journey to wellness takes a little belief

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Is Jessica Seinfeld the anti-Gwyneth Paltrow?

Not quite. But her new cookbook ‘Food Swings’ is refreshingly approachable.

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What Kelly Osbourne Learned From Joan Rivers

Osbourne pays tribute to the late, great comedian in her new memoir, ‘There Is NO F*ing Secret: Letters From a Badass Bitch’

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A Star Was Born—75 Years Ago

Barbra Streisand celebrates a landmark birthday

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Prince Harry Is in a ‘Good Place’ Because of His Shrink

After years of ‘total chaos’ and not dealing with the grief of losing his mother, the British royal is speaking up about the benefits of therapy

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‘Five Came Back’ and the Directors Who Shot World War II

Netflix’s excellent new documentary series tells the story of the wartime filmmaking of Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens, and William Wyler

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Goodbye, Mr. Warmth

Legendary comedian Don Rickles dies at 90

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Barry Manilow Comes Out

Your bubbe won’t be surprised

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Bar Refaeli Announces She’s Pregnant With Second Child

‘Something’s cooking’ for the Israeli supermodel

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Aaron Sorkin Gets Schooled in Hollywood’s Diversity Issues

‘The West Wing’ writer and New York Jew was reportedly surprised to learn that Tinseltown is not solely a talent-based meritocracy

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Israeli Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Just Gave Birth to Her Second Child. How Does She Do It All?

The only thing it seems she can’t do is get the studio to finally release her movie

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Jewish Senate Candidate Jason Kander Hilariously Schools Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer on Musical Theater

Spencer unironically cited a satirical Nazi song written by Kander’s uncle, the legendary John Kander

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What We Can Learn About Internet Harassment From the Alt-Right’s Campaign Against Amy Schumer

As long as online outlets allow unfettered internet mobs to take over their platforms, their content will suffer

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