The Shmooze

Monday's Shmooze Celebrity Roundup

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Here’s what you may have missed while you were building your sukkah:

Anne Hathaway married her Jewish fiancé, Adam Shulman, in Big Sur, California on Saturday. The ceremony reportedly took place in front of 150 guests, and the bride wore a custom designed gown by Valentino. The affair was planned by Israeli-born Yifat Oren, whose other clients include Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman, who were recently wed by Rabbi Peter Rubenstein of Manhattan’s Central Synagogue — but there has been no word yet as to whether Hathaway and Shulman stood under a chuppah.

Proud mama Barbra Streisand kvelled to Katie Couric that her son Jason Gould is an amazing musician and will perform together with her on her upcoming duet album.

Lady Gaga tweeted thanks to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer for defending her in the face of slut-shaming by Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro.

Olympic gymnastics champion Aly Raisman and her gold and bronze medals grace the cover of Pulse magazine, a publication for the Jewish British teens set.

Steven Spielberg revealed for the first time that he was diagnosed just five years ago with dyslexia, and that he has struggled his entire life with the learning disability.

It was confirmed that Andrew Garfield, who played the title role in “The Amazing Spider-Man,” will be back to star in the film’s sequel.

Fox Searchlight is apparently trying to entice Natalie Portman to play Jackie Kennedy in a film called “Jackie.” If she agrees to the project (to which no director has been attached since Darren Aronofsky bowed out), she would play the former first lady at age 34, right after her husband was assassinated.

Rumor has it that Jake Gyllenhaal may be in the running for the role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the runaway bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey.” However, Ryan Gosling still seems to be the fan favorite for the role.

“Hotel Transylvania,” the animated Adam Sandler vehicle, has turned out to be a blockbuster, setting records for September opening box office returns. “Looper,” the new movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has also made a great showing.

The New Yorker said Bibi was — what else? — the bomb for taking the time to judge the magazine’s caption contest for the now-famous and much-parodied photo of him holding a picture of a cartoonish bomb while making his speech to the U.N. General Assembly last week.

Lena Dunham may have been showing off her new pixie haircut at a culinary event in Los Angeles this weekend, but most people who saw photos of her were more focused on what appeared to be her missing bottoms. We will give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she was wearing some very short shorts under her turquoise silk tunic—and not going commando, as some commentators have speculated.


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