The Shmooze

Are Liev Schreiber an Naomi Watts Ready to Tie the Knot?

By Anne Cohen

After nine years and two kids, Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber may be getting ready to say “I do.”

“While Naomi and Liev have had their ups and downs, including a cancelled New Year’s Eve wedding right before 2008, they’ve finally worked out their differences and are rethinking marriage,” a friend of the couple reportedly told RadarOnline.

Watts, 45, and Schrieber, 46, have been together since 2005, when they met at the Met Costume Institute Gala. They have two sons, six-year-old Alexander and five-year-old Samuel, and seem to be raising their kids somewhat Jewishly: On a 2009 family trip to Israel Schreiber was seen wrapping tefillin with his older son at the kotel. The family also planted trees in Galilee with Jewish National Fund.

According to RadarOnline, the disaster that was Watts’ foray as Princess Diana for the aptly named biopic “Diana” ultimately brought the couple closer together.

“Naomi and Liev are more in love than they’ve ever been and are definitely serious about getting married,” the unnamed source said. “It’s a big step after all this time, but they’re ready to marry.”

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One Direction's Harry Styles' Tattoo

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Harry Styles

Tattoo aficionados continue to be intrigued by One Direction’s Harry Styles’ tattoo of his sister Gemma’s name in Hebrew on his left bicep. Either he or the tattoo artist had to have known Hebrew well enough to know an accent mark was needed over the gimel to denote the “j” sound at the beginning of the name.

Esquire may have named Mila Kunis the Sexiest Woman Alive, but the New York Daily News thinks she’s the shlumpiest. The paper has pointed out that the actress has been seen out and about almost exclusively in sweats and other sorts of casual wear.

And speaking of fashion, Jerry Seinfeld, caught by a reporter at Stella McCartney’s pre-fall presentation, admitted that his wife Jessica has forbidden him from wearing his signature white Nike sneakers anymore.

A number of celebs—including Liev Schreiber, Mandy Patinkin, Julianna Margulies and Paul Rudd— are participating in the “We Are Better Than This” videos for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

The latest on Bethenny Frankel’s divorce is that she appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show, tearfully sharing that she feels like a failure because her marriage did not turn out like a fairytale.

Gerard Depardieu is not the only French actor wanting to leave France. Mathieu Kassovitz has said (again) that he has had it with the French film industry. He doesn’t really have a beef with French tax law; he just wants more freedom to be an artiste.

Adam Sandler must be pleased about winning the People’s Choice Award for favorite comedic actor. We wonder if he is as stoked about leading the Razzie nominations?

On the topic of awards, Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is leading the BAFTA nominations, but the director himself was snubbed. And in other tough news for Spielberg, his “Robopocalyspe” sci-fi saga has been delayed indefinitely.

Screenwriter Mark Boal exhibited a sense of humor about the controversy surrounding “Zero Dark Thirty” as he accepted the best film award from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Poor Evan Rachel Wood took to Twitter to lament the public’s obsession with the lives of celebrities…like Evan Rachel Wood.

Remember that romantic Hawaiian get-away Lea Michele took with her beau Cory Monteith? Well, now we’ve learned that her parents Marc and Edith Sarfati were along for the holiday.

Do not count Howard Stern among the fans of “Girls.” The shock jock had absolutely nothing nice to say about the show, or about Lena Dunham, whom he called a “fat…camera hog” who looks a bit like Jonah Hill.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt fans will get a kick out of this video of the actor’s first interview, from back when he was 14 years-old and on “Third Rock From The Sun.”

In the latest celeb sightings we have: Jason Segel toting some “I Love NY” bags as he departed from JFK; Lea Michele in bright yellow at the Fox All-Star Party, and a mini hot pink number at the People’s Choice Awards (where she won for best comedic actress); Adam Levine appearing pleased to accept, on behalf of Maroon 5, the People’s Choice Award for best band; Rachel Weisz looking lovely in a floral print dress at a New York screening of her new film, “The Deep Blue Sea”; and a very put-together Anne Hathaway and hubby Adam Shulman at the National Board of Review Awards.

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See Larry King and Edward Zwick in JPEF’s Promo

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Well, it’s not quite in the same vein or of the same tone as Judd Apatow’s public service announcement for the American Jewish World Service, but it does feature a few celebrities.

The Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation’s brand new PSA has Liev Schreiber, Larry King and Edward Zwick — along with a former partisan and her granddaughter — inviting the public to JPEF’s tribute dinner scheduled for November 7 in New York. In particular, these celebrities are asking the public to spread the word about the tribute to any partisans who are still alive and to their families and friends. JPEF hopes to have as many former partisans as possible attend the dinner to be honored, along with all partisans who fought the Nazis and their collaborators in WWII.

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