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The Weekly Jewce: February 18, 2022
Jake Gyllenhaal responds to 'All Too Well', UWS Israeli restaurant vandalized with antisemitic messaging, Joey King makes kugel, and more.
⮕ Julia Haart is on the spot. Again. Back in August, people who knew Haart from her days as an Orthodox Jew in Monsey, accused her of painting an unfair picture of her previous life and community. Now, after the Unorthodox Life star was fired from her position as CEO of Elite World Group and filed for divorce from husband Silvio Scaglia, Haart’s ex-employees are speaking up about her diva behavior. “I slept with my phone under my pillow for years in case she called. I definitely suffer from PTSD,” one said. Oy.
⮕ Joey King and Drew Barrymore make kugel. The Kissing Booth actress went on Drew Barrymore’s talk show to promote her new movie The In Between. Naturally, King, who is Jewish, taught Drew how to make her cousin’s “famous noodle kugel.” Readers, did anyone go to camp with her cousin? ‘Cus we need the recipe.
Michael Zegen from Mrs. Maisel, was on Barrymore’s show later this week. They ate pickles. I hope Ms. Barrymore is enjoying the Ashkenazi classics. Drew, if you have me on to promote this newsletter, I’ll expand your pallette and we can make kibbe hamda.
⮕ Speaking of… The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s fourth season is out now on Amazon Prime. Your favorite Jewish characters are back with brand new episodes after a long COVID hiatus. Stay tuned for recaps, reviews, and interviews on Jewcy.
⮕ Upper West Side Israeli restaurant covered with antisemitic graffiti. Miriam, which has been open for less than a month, was vandalized with “Fuck Jews” repeatedly on its outdoor dining area.
⮕ BLM activist Quintez Brown is charged after attempted shooting of Craig Greenberg, Jewish Democrat mayoral candidate in Louisville. For few weeks before the assassination attempt, Brown had allegedly been posting antisemitic content on his social media. And before you ask why the BLM activism is relevant, it’s because they bailed him out. Yeah…
⮕ Jake Gyllenhaal finally responds to ‘All Too Well’. In a steamy new interview with Esquire, the Brokeback Mountain actor was asked about the 10 minute re-recording of Taylor Swift’s hit, which is widely believed to be about their relationship.
“It has nothing to do with me. It’s about her relationship with her fans. It is her expression. Artists tap into personal experiences for inspiration, and I don’t begrudge anyone that," he noted. "At some point, I think it’s important when supporters get unruly that we feel a responsibility to have them be civil and not allow for cyberbullying in one’s name.”
⮕ Tinder Swindler wants his own dating show. Not only a notorious scammer, Simon Leviev is an Israeli Jew from Bnei Brak. After his newfound fame after Netflix’s documentary, Leviev has signed with a Talent Agency as he tries to “break into Hollywood.” His idea? A dating show with women “competing for his love.” Revolutionary. Bachelor who!?
I've found the Jewish girl of my dreams. She’s my eshet chayil, a relentless balabusta, and on top of it all, a savvy businesswoman. But... The other day, we were talking about celebrity crushes and she chose — wait for it — Liam Hemsworth. WTF?!
Nothing against Mr. Hemsworth. By all means, he’s a great looking dude, but he’s an archetypal shaygetz nonetheless. Arielle, I’m short, I’ve got a schnoz, and I’m just Jew-ey all around. I know she loves me, but I can’t help but feel insecure. What should I do? I haven’t stopped thinking about it ever since, and when she asks me why I’m acting weird, I don’t know what to say!
Best, Ugly Jew
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Isaac de Castro, Editor of Jewcy.com