The Shmooze

Natalie Off to Paris

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Au revoir La La Land! Natalie Portman, husband Benjamin Millepied and their young son Aleph will be moving to the City of Light in 2014. Millepied has been named the new director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet. The tabloids are already dubbing Portman “Nat The Expat.”

Bethenny Frankel’s divorce from Jason Hoppy is getting acrimonious, with each of them filing for primary custody of their almost 3-year-old daughter, Bryn.

Get a first look here at the trailer for the Coen brothers’ new film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” about a fictional 1960’s folk singer looking for his big break. There is no official release date yet.

In the name of public health, Jewcy has provided us with printable flu masks with the faces of some of our favorite Jewish celebs. Try them and see if people will mistake you (or at least the lower half of your face) for Larry David, Lena Dunham, Jason Schwartzman, Natalie Portman and Woody Allen.

Attention all Hebrew Hammer fans! Here’s your chance to enter a contest to be chosen as an extra in Jonathan Kesselman’s sequel to his cult Jewsploitation film.

Let Jon Stewart expertly explain to you the ramifications of the outcome of the Israeli election earlier this week.

In news that’s no big surprise, Lena Dunham’s “Girls” was picked up by HBO for a third season.

The folks behind the “Bring the Boss to Israel” online petition are so confident that they can get Bruce Springsteen to book a 2013 concert tour stop in the Holy Land, that they have posted a mock up of a ticket showing him playing Ramat Gan Stadium on July 9.

First it was no, now it’s a go. J.J. Abrams has changed his mind and is now is set to direct the next “Star Wars” film for Disney.

Kate Hudson is more than just a pretty face. In addition to her job representing the Ann Taylor brand, she is now going to have a hand in designing some of the company’s clothes.

If you think all Silicon Valley titans lean toward the left, think again. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will host a fundraiser at his Palo Alto home for Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

There’s a new multimedia box set out celebrating the career of Mel Brooks. You can listen to him here talking to NPR about showbiz and the process of putting together the retrospective collection.

Dustin Hoffman’s film directorial debut, “Quartet,” is out in theaters now. Wondering why it took him until age 75 to direct? Someone asked him, and here’s what he said.

If it’s any consolation, you’re not the only one who looked awkward in high school. Take a look at these Jewish celebs’ yearbook photos.

Today’s celeb sightings: Joseph Gordon-Levitt appears a bit sketchy at Sundance; Emmy Rossum looks beautiful in blue; Chelsea Handler poses with a turkey baster for the the premiere of “Movie 43,” which Entertainment Weekly calls an “R-rated romp that features your favorite A-listers doing unspeakable things to and with each other”; and Isla Fisher struggles like every mom to get her kids to wear clothes that match.


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