About The Assimilator

The Assimilator lies at the intersection of high and low culture. Here, the latest developments and trends in Jewish art, books, dance, film, music, media, television and theater are all assimilated into one handy pop culture blog.

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Bar Refaeli Claims Tax Shelter for Being Shacked Up With Leonardo DiCaprio

Supermodel Bar Refaeli told Israeli tax authorities that she should be exempt from paying her 2009-10 taxes because she was living with then-boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio in his mansion in the United States.

Lena Dunham Skips 'Girls' Events Due to Disease

With the debut of “Girls” season five quickly approaching, show creator and star Lena Dunham announced she will not be doing press for the show due to a health condition, endometriosis. Dunham posted a photo and statement on Facebook detailing her current state of health.

Coen Bros Defend #OscarsSoJewish Moviemaking Outlook

(JTA) — Asked about diversity in Hollywood last week, the Coen brothers defended to the Washington Post their history of making movies about Jews and Minnesotans.

Bernie Sanders and Larry David Are Finally Meeting — on 'SNL'

This is pretty, pretty, pretty exciting!

‘Affluenza' Teen’s Jewish Predecessors: Leopold and Loeb

(JTA) — In June 2013, Ethan Couch, an inebriated 16-year-old Texan, was speeding and driving illegally on a restricted license when he slammed into a group of people standing on the side of the road. Four died; nine were injured, including two of Couch’s passengers, who were seriously hurt.

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