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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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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Lena Dunham Dreams of Sushi

But not, like, that culturally appropriated sushi foodstuffs that Oberlin serves its student body

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Time to Step Up and Show Dad the Difference Between Right and Wrong

Jared Kushner came to the defense of his father-in-law, Donald Trump, after the presidential hopeful posted an anti-Semitic tweet bashing Hillary Clinton. One wonders when Kusher, an Orthodox Jew, will get the memo.

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Sarah Silverman Is ‘Lucky To Be Alive’

In a Facebook post, Sarah Silverman wrote about a ‘freak case of epiglottitis’ that landed her in the ICU of a Los Angeles hospital. Then, she told a penis joke.

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What Real Housewife Jules Wainstein’s ‘Nasty’ Divorce Can Teach Young Women

The very public split of ‘RHONY’ star Jules Wainstein and her soon-to-be ex-husband has not been pretty

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Helen Mirren Slams BDS During Visit to Jerusalem

Mirren, in Israel to present Yitzhak Perlman with a lifetime achievement award, made clear her feelings about the BDS movement

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David Beckham: I Consider Myself To Be Jewish

‘Every time we went to synagogue I was a part of that,’ Beckham told the London JCC about his relationship with his maternal grandfather

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The One That Didn’t Get Away

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are expecting their second child; it’s the stuff of fan fiction

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Why Larry David’s Take on ‘Nothing’ Matters Now More Than Ever

After a five year haitus, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ will return for a ninth season

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Andy Cohen Launching His Own Book Imprint, Bravo!

Sure, Cohen will publish ho-hum celebs tell-alls, but let’s also hope he finds the next big thing

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Converting for the Jokes

Natasha Leggero’s jokes about her conversion to Judaism fell flat on ‘Conan.’ Maybe she just needs a bit of time to settle into the guilt and suffering.

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Sarah Silverman and the Jewish Mother Fantasy

Drake Instagrammed a photo of Silverman, a comedy ‘Mom’ who knows she’s ‘appealing.’ What does this say about the maturation of Jewish men?

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Taylor Swift Is Not a Nazi

Among other stupid and hateful proclamations, a popular white supremacist blogger said Taylor Swift is an ‘Aryan Goddess’ who is ‘secretly a Nazi’

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Go Ahead, Buy It. Joan Rivers Would Want You To Have It.

Christie’s will auction items from Joan Rivers’s private collection in June

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A Tale of Two Sandlers

Thanks to Reddit, Adam Sandler and his doppelganger recently met at the premiere of ‘The Do-Over’

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How To Dress for a Bat Mitzvah, by Mariah Carey

The legendary R&B singer has us feeling emotions after she stole the show at the bat mitzvah of her manager’s daughter

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An Adorably Repugnant Nazi

A man taught his girlfriend’s dog to ‘Sieg Heil’ in order to make it less cute. Mission accomplished?

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New York’s Hummus Hunk

Ohad Fisherman’s $10-a-tub family-recipe hummus is a hot, hot item

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