Every Exhausting Detail Of Karlie Kloss And Joshua Kushner’s Second Wedding

Let us not to the marriage of true multi-hyphenates admit impediment, Shakespeare wrote, kind of.

Super model-turned-reality-TV-host-and-philanthropic-feminist-coding-star Karlie Kloss married real-estate-scion-venture-capitalist Joshua Kushner, eight months ago.

This weekend, perhaps as an elaborate means of avoiding questions about their procreation schedule, they got married again.

In October 2018, 26-year-old Kloss and 33-year-old Kushner (of those Kushners) wed in an intimate Jewish ceremony in upstate New York. The guest list reportedly numbered 80, and the photogenic young Jews (Kloss converted before the wedding) said at the time that they would have a larger celebration at a later date. This weekend, they followed through on that promise.

Let’s dive in.

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The location: Saratoga, Wyoming.

Saratoga has served as watering hole for the Kushner family in the past. In April 2018, the extended Kushner clan, including Jared and Ivanka, spent the week of Passover in the picturesque town, which boasts under 2,000 residents. TV star Allison Williams also wed in Saratoga, in 2015. Her nuptials, at “luxury dude ranch” Brush Creek in Saratoga, look to have taken the same setting as the Kushner-Kloss fete.

The duration: The full weekend.

The theme: “Wild West Weekend,” i.e. Billionaires cosplaying as cowboys.

Discomfiting political vibes arising from the theme: Definitely! “Manifest Destiny” energy from the mostly-white guests was on high. In an Instagram story by Raquel Zaki, guests practiced shooting guns.

The guest list: Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Diane Von Furstenberg, Barry Diller, Scooter Braun, stylist Jamie Mizrahi, art person Dasha Zhukova, style writer Derek Blasberg, banker Aryeh Bourkoff, and Wendi Deng Murdoch. This was clearly Kloss and Kush’s everyone-but-the-kitchen-sink crowd.

White dress, White House?: A single still image in first-daughter Ivanka Trump’s Instagram story hints that her and brother-of-the-groom Jared Kushner were in attendance.

Missing in action: Anyone by the last name Trump, and Kloss-confidante Taylor Swift.

The dress(es): First, Kloss wore a white, off-the-shoulder, train-less maxi with lace eyelet, embroidered detail, and buttons. Later, she changed into an ivory high-low dress with ballooning sleeves and mega-ruffles for dancing.

The suit: Who cares! It was a very straightforward suit.

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The dress code: We spotted guests trying out Stetsons, embroidery, fringe, denim, thick knits, suspenders, power-clashing, and cowboy boots.

Accoutrements: Patterned mason jars, butcher paper tablecloths with crayons, massive fireworks, disco balls, horseback riding, mudding (mudding is an off-roading activity that appears to involve driving through mud.)

Music: Madonna (classic tracks, not the artist herself.)

Guest goodies: Mini tequila bottles with a photo of the couple on the night they met.

Yiddishkeit: A stray kippah sighting, a hora and chair dance…it’s not clear if there was a ceremony or only a reception, so there’s no knowing who officiated or, you know, if there was a bedeken or what have you. The moment we know, you’ll know.

Jenny Singer is the deputy life/features editor for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

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Jill Soloway Replaces Accused Serial Rapist Bryan Singer On ‘Red Sonja’

Director and producer Bryan Singer, whose work you may know from many of the recent “X-Men” movies, was all set to direct another likely box office smash.

“Red Sonja,” the film adaptation of a 1970s-era comic book of the same name, centers an otherworldly warrior woman whose backstory includes surviving rape. Singer was under contract to make up to $10 million for his work on “Red Sonja.”

The odd thing about Singer having this — or any — job is that the 53-year-old has been dogged by accusations of child sexual abuse and rape for most of his career. Accusations that Singer molested or raped underage men date back to 1997, and > a months-long investigation by the Atlantic in January 2019 detailed four additional accusations. Singer, who was removed from the recent Oscar-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody” partway through filming over allegations of professional misconduct on set, has denied all wrongdoing and called the Atlantic investigation “a homophobic smear piece.”

“The over $800 million ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has grossed, making it the highest grossing drama in film history, is testament to his remarkable vision and acumen,” said Avi Lerner, who will produce “Red Sonja,” of keeping Singer as director in January.

But after months of slow-bubbling controversy, Jill Soloway, the auteur behind Amazon’s hit series “Transparent,” has been brought on to direct and write “Red Sonja,” replacing Singer, Deadline reports.

“Exploring this powerful mythology and evolving what it means to be a heroine is an artistic dream come true,” Soloway said.

“Red Sonja” marks Soloway’s first contract since the two-hour musical finale of “Transparent,” which will air on Amazon’s streaming service in the fall. We look forward to the strong, complicated women Soloway will no doubt bring to life in both projects.

Jenny Singer is the deputy life/features editor for the Forward. You can reach her at singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

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Dear Kristen Bell’s Husband, Your ‘Measletov’ Pun Is Anti-Semitic

Measles, a disease that had been considered “eliminated,” is at a 25-year-high for numbers of infections in a calendar year in the US.

Over half of the reported cases in the past year belong to Hasidic Jews.

This is a delicate moment for all Jews, who are also facing a rise in anti-Semitism. Ultra-Orthodox Jews in particular have increasingly faced violent hate crimes, especially in New York. Historically, non-Jews have used times of infectious illness to genocide Jewish communities. During the height of the Black Plague in Medieval Europe, hundreds of Jewish communities, blamed for the disease, were mass-murdered.

When a tiny sliver of a minority community bears partial blame for a health crisis, it’s not okay to make glib comments that equate a religious and ethnic group with causing infection and death.

We’re looking at you Dax Shepard, the comedic actor best known for being married to “Frozen” and “The Good Place” star Kristen Bell.

Over seventy-thousand twitter-users have liked a tweet by Shepard targeting anti-vaxxers, which closes off with the cutesy hashtag “measeltov,” a portmanteau of the word “measles” and the Yiddish phrase “Mazel Tov.”

Hey, Dax? Children are ill, and Jews are facing a rising sea of slow-boiling hatred. Could you maybe lay off on the puns?

To be clear, there is no Jewish prohibition against vaccination. Orthodox Jews are generally pro-vaccine, as are Orthodox rabbis. There are slightly lower rates of vaccination among ultra-orthodox Jews than the general population. But assuming anyone in a black hat might be “dirty” or “contagious” is calumnious and hateful, not to mention inaccurate.

The cruel comedy of combining a Jewish crossover phrase, “Mazal Tov” with the name of a contagious illness is something that a sweet liberal celebrity would know not to do to any other minority group. But the Jews, with their funny phrases and crazy blue-and-white scarves, are such safe targets!


Large-faced man scores points during public health scare by dunking on terrified minority with subpar word-play? Oh, Dax. This is, indeed, the Bad Place.

Jenny Singer is the deputy life/features editor for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

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Israelis Prove Immune To Charm Of Kim Kardashian

Israeli consumers have thrown shade at sunglasses that Kim Kardashian made in partnership with the Israeli brand Carolina Lemke.

Americans, Haaretz reports, purchased the Kardashian-designed shades but rejected other products from Carolina Lemke, an arm of the major Israeli fast-fashion company Castro.

But Israelis have continued to buy Carolina Lemke shades, but rejected the glasses sold under Kardashian’s name.

The American model-turned-mogul was reportedly paid $6 million to design a line for the brand. 10,000 pairs of unsold Kardashian glasses, Haaretz reports, have been shipped from Israel to the United States in the hopes of wooing Kardashian fans closer to home.

Kardashian isn’t the first American mogul to fail to land in Israel. Starbucks famously failed to franchise in Israel, despite success virtually everywhere else on the globe. “It’s a difficult place to do business,” then-Starbucks CFO Michael Casey said when the Seattle-based coffee company packed up its Israeli shop in 2003. Israeli culture looks, on the surface, quite a bit like American culture. But religiously, politically and even fashion-wise the two are wildly different. For one, Israel doesn’t share America’s fascination with reality television.

Or, maybe, this isn’t a cross-cultural schism. Maybe it’s just that the glasses were really, really ugly.

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Jenny Singer is the deputy life/features editor for the Forward. You can reach her at singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

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Celebs Do Dramatic Reading Of Mueller Report, In Vain Attempt To Get You To Read It

Like a tired parent airplane-ing a spoonful of mashed peas into a reticent toddler’s mouth, a group of bleeding-heart celebrities is determined to spoon-feed the contents of the Mueller Report to the American public.

Led by Rob Reiner, a troupe of reasonably famous faces collaborated with “Now This,” the group that makes those highly produced social media mini-videos, to summarize the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation.

Mueller, the aquiline, mute presence who dominated headlines for two years, in April dropped a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. At over 400 pages, it’s roughly the length of “Gone With The Wind,” but in legalese.

“It is important that the office’s written work speak for itself,” Mueller said in a statement in late May, breaking his long silence. But most people are just not inclined to read half a dictionary worth of justice findings, regardless of their implications for American democracy.

Enter: Actors Robert De Niro, George Takei, and Martin Sheen (whom you may know as President Bartlet,) writer Stephen King, “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness, and more. Against stark white walls, they intone choice quotes and turn pages into summaries, which they then editorialize. “That’s collusion,” many entertainers add, elucidating events described in the report.

This approach may well help non-politicos understand the dense special counsel findings, though it will do little to dispel the right-wing perception that liberal Hollywood elites strive to influence America from rarified coastal bubbles.

Judge for yourself:

Jenny Singer is the deputy life/features editor for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

This story "JVN, Other Celebs Do Dramatic Reading Of Mueller Report" was written by Jenny Singer.