The Shmooze

Daniel Radcliffe's Circumcised Role

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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According to an interview with Daniel Radcliffe in Out, “Kill Your Darlings” director John Krokidas was worried about offering the role of Allen Ginsberg to Radcliffe, because he wasn’t sure whether Radcliffe was Jewish…and therefore, circumcised. Anyone who saw Radcliffe in “Equus” knows the director had nothing to worry about.

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Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied took their son Aleph whale watching on Sunday.

Zosia Mamet is appearing in “Really Really,” an off-Broadway production opening this week.

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Singer-songwriter Carole King will headline a fundraiser for Massachusetts senatorial candidate Ed Markey. The event for the Democratic politician’s run to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry, the new Secretary of State, will be held at the home of Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn and his wife Cindy.

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Sharon Socol, wife of former Barney’s CEO Howard Socol, has a new book out of photographs she took behinds the scenes at fashion shows.

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Lena Dunham won the award for best new series for “Girls” at the 2013 Writers Guild East Coast Awards.

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