Jussie Smollett, the Jewish star of the hit show “Empire,” will not be watching the Academy Awards tonight. Instead, he’ll be singing for Flint.
Included in the Oscars swag bag this year is a $55K trip to Israel. Sigal Samuel says that’s not so much about pleasing the actors as it is about pleasing Israel itself.
Asked about diversity in Hollywood last week, the Coen brothers defended to the Washington Post their history of making movies about Jews and Minnesotans.