Late night funnyman Jon Stewart did something unheard of last summer, he took three months off from America’s favorite fake news program, his insanely popular “The Daily Show,” to direct a movie he wrote in Egypt.
Here’s the first glimpse of “Rosewater,” a movie about the imprisonment of Iranian Canadian reporter Maziar Bahari during the 2009 Iranian elections.
Lady Gaga issued a short video in advance of her performance in Tel Aviv, greeting her fans with “Shalom.”
“Shalom, Israel,” the American pop star said in the 10-second video. “I’m so excited to perform my new tour in Tel Aviv.”
“Dressing America,” which debuts September 2 on WNET, is a nostalgic look back at the largely Jewish history of the New York City garment business, replete with interviews of mostly old Jews fondly recalling a bygone era.
It’s a bit presumptuous of me to suggest that the History cable network scheduled its two-part “Houdini” mini-series over Labor Day weekend on the theory that most folks will be away from their television. But, if by some chance, that turned out actually to be the network’s strategy, kudos to them.