After over three decades of making us laugh, David Letterman’s last show is upon us.
(JTA) — Until a few weeks ago, Natalie Portman had all but disappeared from the frontlines of popular culture. After winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2011 for her intense role in “Black Swan,” the Israeli-American actress took a well-deserved break and settled down: She got married, had a child, moved to Paris and acted in two “Thor” movies and a lackluster romantic comedy with Ashton Kutcher.
Sorry, Madonna fans, but the Material Girl’s provocative Instagram photo of a Jewish man and an Arab man about to lock lips isn’t quite what it seems.
(JTA) — The article’s first iteration — published amid the bloody second intifada, or Palestinian uprising — called it a “security fence” and focused on Israeli support. Within a half-hour, another editor added a sentence about a United Nations condemnation. Later that day, the phrase “apartheid wall” appeared, using the Palestinians’ preferred term.
Natalie Portman played a ballerina in the grip of psychological trauma in “Black Swan,” but the Israeli actress said she had lots of support while directing her first film, about the childhood of Israeli intellectual Amos Oz, shown in Cannes.