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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You Know You Want Joan Rivers’ Bone China Seder Plate

A Judaica purveyor is putting the comedian’s Passover treasure up for auction in April

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Natalie Portman Gives Birth to Her Second Child, a Baby Girl Named Amalia

Now we know where the ‘Jackie’ star was during that wild night at the Oscars

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From Upper West Side Housewife to Greenwich Village Comic, in the 1950s

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ is a new Amazon pilot from the mind of ‘Gilmore Girls’ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, premiering March 17

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The People’s Justice

The son of European Jewish immigrants, Joseph A. Wapner became a television star presiding over ‘The People’s Court.’ He died over the weekend at 97.

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The Oscars Got it Right, Even When Things Went So Wrong

And the Academy Award for ‘Best Comeback’ goes to… the Academy

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Paula Abdul to Play Paula Abdul in New TV Pilot

The comedy will feature a ‘girl in the only mixed race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia’ who wants to be a Laker Girl, just like her idol

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Natalie Portman Teaches Hebrew—With Style and Grace, of Course

The actress, nominated for an Oscar for her role in ‘Jackie,’ is a sort of First Lady to the stars: an example of class onscreen or, well, when teaching Hebrew slang

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Scarlett Johansson and Her Husband Split

But the actress is still focused an issue that’s near and dear to her: women’s rights

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No Stranger to Stardom

After winning a SAG Award for ‘Stranger Things,’ Winona Ryder’s onstage facial expressions blew up the Internet. But let’s not forget: The Jewish star knows the spotlight well.

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Independent Woman

Why the death of Mary Tyler Moore—who portrayed an independent woman with a fulfilling life on her titular sitcom—matters now more than ever

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Diverse Array of Artists, and Also Mel Gibson, Nab Oscar Nods

The lovely but somewhat overrated La La Land tied Titanic for most nominations in Academy Awards history

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American Crime Story Will Dramatize the Monica Lewinsky Scandal. But Do We Want It To?

Not to question the creative genius of the show’s producer, but is this the story America needs today?

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Gwyneth Lays an Egg

The actress and wellness entrepreneur is selling a jade egg that will apparently help women take care of their ‘yoni’

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The Dark Irony of a Jewish Country Club’s Debate Over Whether to Admit President Obama

Historically, Jewish country clubs were founded precisely because other clubs kept Jews out

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But First, a Mansion and Shul

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump prepare their move to Washington, D.C.

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Nice Jewish Boy? Please. Drake’s a Tycoon.

Champange Papi and Jenny from the Block are apparently an item

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Prince Charles: Let Us Not Repeat the ‘Horrors of the Past’

In the name of rising populism and aggression towards minority faiths, Prince Charles is bucking a royal trend: scrupulous neutrality

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Farewell, Zsa Zsa Gabor. You Were a One-of-a-Kind Delight.

The actress and socialite is dead at the age of 99

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Aly Raisman Steps Out With Her Man

The Olympic medalist was wooed by football player Colton Underwood via video months ago. Now they’re dating.

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Why Amy Schumer Is the Perfect Choice to Play Barbie

After it was announced that Amy Schumer was in talks to play Barbie in an upcoming live-action feature film, she was subjected to body shaming. And where else? On social media.

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Pharrell Sports a Chanel Kippah (or Something Like That)

The world of fashion has the power to unite. Make it so.

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Aly Raisman’s Inspiring Comments About Keeping a Positive Body Image

Said the Olympic gold medalist: ‘Don’t ever let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn’t look’

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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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