Laurie Heifetz


Director’s Mom Kvells Over Casting Coup

By Laurie Heifetz

Helena Bonham-Carter saved the day for Paul Weiland, who is the director of “Sixty Six,” a film inspired by Weiland’s own 1966 bar mitzvah in England.Read More


Hairspray’s Hebrew Hotties

By Laurie Heifetz

Heartthrob Zac Efron might be linked to such thin-limbed starlets as Vanessa Anne Hudgens and fellow member-of-the-tribe Ashley Tisdale, both of the Disney Channel’s “High School Musical,” but perfectly toned abs aren’t everything for the star of the new film “Hairspray,” which opens today.Read More


Futterman Moved by ‘Mighty Heart’

By Laurie Heifetz

Dan Futterman has stepped out of the world of comedy. The actor, whom many know for his recurring role on the now-defunct NBC series “Will & Grace,” stars in the new film “A Mighty Heart,” playing slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.Read More


Scarlett's Falling Morningstar

By Laurie Heifetz

Last fall, actress Scarlett Johansson was named to this paper’s annual list of the American Jewish world’s top 50 movers and shakers. Not only had the voluptuous starlet — who has a Danish father and a Jewish mother — apparently cured Woody Allen of his shiksa fetish, but she was slated to play one of the iconic Jewesses of modern American literature, the title character in Herman Wouk’s 1955 novel “Marjorie Morningstar,” in an upcoming film adaptation.Read More


Howard Stern, Wedding Smasher?

By Laurie Heifetz

The Shmooze had a very important question for Howard Stern when we spotted the shock-jock with fiancee Beth Ostrosky on April 26 at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his friend Adam Carolla’s film, “The Hammer.”Read More



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