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The Schmooze

Chat with Sarah Silverman

Apparently, one of the things Sarah Silverman likes to talk about is solar energy, and in particular her brother-in-law’s Israel-based solar company. The comedienne will schmooze with you via Skype about this sunny topic and probably a bunch of other stuff, too, if you donate $5000 to Energyia Global.

Always the gentleman, Israel’s Prime Minister Shimon Peres has sent outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a lovely parting letter. In it, he thanked Clinton for her “unflagging friendship and support, and for significantly contributing to strengthening the special ties of friendship and cooperation between Israel and the United States.”

Attention all “Girls” fans! Lena Dunham and her co-executive producer are working together on another potential HBO comedy series set in New York. Deadline.com reports that it would be based on “All Dressed Up And Somewhere To Go,” a forthcoming memoir by Betty Halbreich, a long-time Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper who has worked with three generations of celebrities and socialites.

Might we be seeing Roseanne Barr back on TV soon, in a new NBC sitcom? A project she developed last year didn’t get off the ground, but maybe things will go her way this time.

Prolific porn star Ron Jeremy, 59, is recovering from emergency surgeries for a heart aneurysm.

In other health-related news, Barbara Walters has been released from the hospital and is back at home recovering from chicken box.

Fashionistas at Barcelona’s Fashion Week got to see Bar Refaeli strut the catwalk for Desigual.

And while we’re on the topic of sartorial style, here’s an item about where in Berlin NOT to stage a fashion shoot.

Have you ever wanted to cozy up to cute Daniel Radcliffe? Well, you might actually get a chance to do so…sort of. Radcliffe and some of his fellow “Harry Potter” actors are filming extra footage for the Hogwarts Express attraction at Universal Studios that would somehow be used to make them appear standing next to people in line for the ride. Think magic…or at least hologram.

It got pretty ugly when Piers Morgan showed up on Chelsea Handler’s talk show on Wednesday night. Handler said to her guest that she had made a point of covering up fully, “so you couldn’t look at me and undress me with your molester eyes.”

J.J. Abrams has released a cool Star Trek Into Darkness behind-the-scenes featurette that manages to compel without really using any footage from the new film. Clever.

Barry Manilow reportedly gave the audience their money’s worth at his Manilow on Broadway show at the St. James Theatre. The show’s opening had been delayed due to the singer’s having come down with bronchitis.

And in today’s celebrity sightings: Max Greenfield was back on the bike as he led another SoulCycle spin class for charity; Jason Segel happily strolled down the street in SoHo; and Sarah Jessica Parker’s twin daughters wore coordinated hair accessories again. This time, they traded in their alien headbands for big, colorful flowers.

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