The Shmooze

Barbara Walters Tells Off Donald Trump

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Barbara Walters looked straight into the camera while filming a recent episode of “The View” (that is, once she figured out which camera to look at) and plain out told her old friend Donald Trump that he is being “a fool.” If that wasn’t clear enough, she admonished the tycoon and reality TV star with, “Stop it! Get off it!” in regard to the birther conspiracy theory accusations Trump continues to level at President Obama.

Adam Sandler is apparently big in Romania. Well, at the very least his animated feature, “Hotel Transylvania” has been well received there. Sandler didn’t make it over to Transylvania for the film’s premiere there, but director Genndy Tartakovsky did. Next up for Sandler is a Western titled, “Ridiculous 6.”

Drew Barrymore and hubby Will Kopelman made their first public appearance since their baby daughter Olive was born at the LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala presented by Gucci on Saturday. The couple was photographed showing off pics on an iPhone to friends Jennifer Aniston and her fiancé Justin Theroux. Judging from the adoring looks, we think it’s safe to bet they were the latest photos of little Olive.

Adam Levine spoke up against those who have been bullying his fellow “The Voice” judge, Christina Aguilera, about her weight. “It’s not cool. I’ve never liked it. I think it’s horrible and I’ll totally defend [Christina] when people say things like that because it’s no one’s business,” he said in defense of his friend and colleague.

Alan Arkin, 78, has been keeping the press junkets and red carpet appearances for “Argo” interesting with his cantankerous attitude. As the oldest member of the cast — let alone the one who practically steals the show in the movie — he’s allowed.

Sarah Silverman (dressed in “sexy secretary” style) stopped by the Tonight Show to tell Jay Leno about how her dad defended her against a verbal attack from a rabbi who disproved of her strong political views.

Here we thought one famous Jewish woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) had invented “GOOP,” when really, another famous Jewish woman (Elizabeth Taylor) did so years earlier.

Isla Fisher looked chic behind her big shades at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood last week.

We’ve been following the story of Etgar Keret’s teeny-tiny house in Warsaw. Read the author’s own account of his family’s history as it connects to the house, as well as his feelings as he departs from Israel to Poland to stay in the house for a while.


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