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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‘Jackie,’ and Living Through Despair

At a time when America’s leadership causes unease and even fear, I turn to the example of Jackie Kennedy, who continued to strive as a mother and citizen after her husband’s death

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Russian ‘Holocaust on Ice’ Routine Is More Face-Plant Than Triple Salchow

The wife of Vladimir Putin’s press secretary co-performed a routine dressed in stripes and a six-pointed star on Russia’s ice-equivalent to ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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Nicole Kidman Learns Some Proper Yiddish, Like ‘Pupick’

In the face of what appears to be rising anti-Semitism across the country, leave it to ‘Page Six’ columnist Cindy Adams to bring a smile to my face

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Mila Kunis Draws Her Line in the Sexist Hollywood Sand

The actress has published a scathing letter in response to an unnamed producer who told her she’d ‘never work in this town again’ after she refused to pose semi-naked for a magazine

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Worry About Trump’s Anti-Semitic Supporters, Not Mel Gibson

The ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ director thinks it’s unfair to judge his life’s work because of ‘one episode in the back of a police car on eight double tequilas’

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The Right and Rightful Choice

The decision to award Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature was a long time coming

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Portman, in All Her Glory, Transforms Into Kennedy, in All Her Pain

‘Jackie’ tells the story of the First Lady in the days following JFK’s assassination

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The Difficulty and Intrigue of Getting to Know Elena Ferrante

We recently learned the true identity of the author of ‘The Neapolitan Novels,’ whose mother was a German Jew who fled the Nazis

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Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams Rekindle a Repressed Love in ‘Disobedience’

Finally, there’s reason to celebrate the Jewish New Year

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James Franco Is All In, With Looks to Kill

In ‘King Cobra,’ James Franco plays a producer of gay pornography who wants to buy performer Brent Corrigan out of his contract and will go to great lengths to see it through

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Churchill’s Former Home Becomes Hitler HQ for New Transformers Movie

For the fifth Transformers installment, director Michael Bay has given audiences yet another reason not to go to the movies

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‘Real Housewives’ Go at It Over Jewish Stereotypes, Like Professional Potty Trainers

‘RHONY’ stars Bethenny Frankel and Jules Wainstein are having it out, which means more fun for us

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Is That a Baby Bump, Natalie Portman? Cause We’re Kvellin’.

And do you need name ideas? Because we’ve got the perfect one, too.

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Still the One

Barbra Streisand’s new album, ‘Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,’ came in at No. 1 on the Billboard charts this week

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Homeless Shelter for LGBT Youth in New York Named After Bea Arthur

The ‘Golden Girl’ was a longtime supporter of the Ali Forney Center and LGBT causes

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Anthony Weiner Is Starved for Attention, Not Sex

After allegations that the former New York Congressman sent sexts—one image included Weiner’s four-year-old son—to a random woman on Twitter, Huma Abedin announced she was separating from her husband

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Streisand: Man After Man in Hollywood Told Me I Couldn’t Make ‘Yentl’

A lesson from Streisand about making it on her own—despite sexism—is a lesson in why she supports Hillary Clinton

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Sondheim Has Written the First Act of His New Musical

In a ‘top secret’ meeting at The Public Theater in New York, the legendary composer played ‘gorgeous’ music for a star-studded cast

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Newsflash, Siri: It’s Streisand with an “S” not a “Z”

Barbra sets the record straight for Apple CEO Tim Cook about her to pronounce her name

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Comedy’s Sexual Harassment Mess Is Not Amy Schumer’s to Clean Up

A writer for Schumer’s TV show went on a rant in defense of a fellow comedian who’s accused of rape. The fallout has been telling.

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Disturbing the Peace

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli gave birth to a baby girl. Days later, her father was arrested because he turned up the volume a bit too much.

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Wealth Begets Love Begets Likes Begets Power

The saga of Wendi Deng, the ex-wife of Rupert Murdoch and maybe-lover of Vladimir Putin who helped Ivanka and Jared stay together

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Losing Fyvush Finkel

Finkel, the Yiddish theater star and Emmy-winning actor who passed away Sunday, was a living reminder of what had gone before and been lost on the streets of New York

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Sarah Jessica Parker Is ‘Not a Feminist’

The ‘Sex and the City’ star is apparently all mixed up when it comes feminism

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A Tale of Two Daughters

Unexpectedly—and with great relief—Chelsea and Ivanka were not sized up together based upon their appearances. But their speeches could not have felt more different.

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Bette Midler Classic ‘Beaches’ Is Being Remade

Who but The Divine Miss M can play CC Bloom, though?

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The Summer Olympics Couldn’t Come Any Sooner

Aly Raisman’s hair preparation routine—and her impending performance at the Rio Olympics—is the distraction we all need from these Trumpian times

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Gal Gadot Don’t Need No Men

The Israeli star of the upcoming ‘Wonder Woman’ film is the first solo lead in the franchise’s history. And she loved working with the female director.

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She’s Just Not That Into You

Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer exchange emails

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