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Mila Kunis, Best (Pregnant) Villain

By Anne Cohen

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Mila Kunis puts the va-va-voom in villain. And now, everybody knows it.

The 30-year-old actress looked amazing as she accepted the golden popcorn for Best Villain in “Oz the Great and Powerful” during last night’s MTV Movie Awards.

“Listen, you guys, you just made my 12-year-old self dream come true,” she said. “This is by far the coolest award and I just realized I was the only woman nominated and I won!”

Kunis and fiance Ashton Kutcher, 36, are reportedly expecting their first child ). Though the couple has kept silent on the subject, multiple sources confirmed the news in late March.

The name game hasn’t started yet, but RadarOnline reported in December that the two planned on raising their prospective children in the Jewish tradition (Kunis is a Ukrainian Jew).

Pregnancy agrees with you, Mila. Keep rocking it.

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Are Expecting First Baby

By Anne Cohen

The Jewish celebrity baby news train keeps on rolling.

Newly engaged Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are expecting, E!Online reported.

Kunis, now the face of Jim Beam bourbon, was apparently seen attending a pre-natal yoga class in Hollywood.

Rumors of a Kutcher, 36/Kunis, 30, engagement surfaced in February, when the “Ted” star was spotted shopping with a rather large rock on her finger. The pair had been dating for two years. Kutcher’s divorce with actress Demi Moore was finalized in November.

RadarOnline reported](http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/11/mila-kunis-wants-kids-with-ashton-kutcher/) in December that the two planned on raising their prospective children in the Jewish tradition (Kunis is a Ukrainian Jew).

Ashton and Mila feel like they won the baby lottery,” a friend told OK magazine.

“It was a total shock for both of them, but they feel up for the challenge,” the friend said. “It didn’t seem like it was possible for them to fall any deeper in love, but the prospect of raising an insta-family together has solidified their commitment to each other.”

The happy couple was caught on the kiss cam on Saturday at Clippers basketball game in Los Angeles.

Mazel tov!

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Are Engaged

By Anne Cohen

Mazel tov to Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher!

Rumors of the couple’s engagement went haywire on Thursday night after Kunis was spotted with a rather large rock on her finger.

An unnamed source finally confirmed the news to Us Weekly. “She is crazy about him!” the source added.

The couple, who met on the set of “That 70s Show” in 1998 (Kutcher was Kunis’ first on-set kiss), have been dating since 2011, shortly after Kutcher, 36, split with actress Demi Moore. Kunis, 30, was the longtime girlfriend of Macauley Caulkin.

While Kutcher himself isn’t Jewish (Kunis is a Ukrainian Jew), he is a known kaballah enthusiast. The couple recently attended the funeral of Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Center, in Safed.

May their future be filled with dates as cute as the one Kunis described in a recent Cosmopolitan interview: ” We have a thing called white T-shirt night and it’s when you wear jeans and a white T-shirt and you go on a date. Nothing fancy, it’s just something that you love to do… whether that’s bowling or dinner or going to a cheese shop.”

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Mila and Ashton Want Jewish Kids

By Anne Cohen

Hollywood’s sexiest Jewish woman (really, Buzzfeed made it official) and the golden boy of Kabbalah have spoken: they want Jewish kids.

According to RadarOnline, Mila Kunis “definitely wants children with Ashton [Kutcher] and wants to raise them in her Jewish religion.”

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Scarlett Johansson is Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive — Again

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Scartlett Johansson

Jewish American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men’s lifestyle magazine said on Monday.

“The Avengers” star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors.

Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film “Ghost World,” stars in three films this fall. In “Don Jon” she plays the girlfriend of a pornography addict and in the sci-fi thriller “Under the Skin” she is a seductive extraterrestrial. She voices a man’s computer companion in “Her.”

“You know, I gotta hustle,” Johansson told the magazine of her busy work schedule. “I’m a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop.”

Johansson said last month she was engaged to marry French journalist Romain Dauriac. Her previous marriage to actor Ryan Reynolds ended in 2011 after three years.

Last year’s sexiest woman, according to Esquire, was American actress Mila Kunis. Barbadian pop singer Rihanna, British actress Kate Beckinsale and South African actress Charlize Theron have all been given the “sexiest” distinction by the magazine.

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The Time Mila Kunis Spurned Russell Brand

By Anne Cohen

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Russell Brand may have many notches above his bedpost, but one name definitely doesn’t appear.

In an interview with The Sun, the actor and comedian recalled how he failed to seduce Mila Kunis while on the set of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” in 2008. Kunis was dating former child-star Macaulay Culkin at the time.

“I was chatting her up, and got the conversation around to, ‘Have you got a boyfriend?’ and she went, ‘Yeah,’Brand told The Sun.

Little did he know that “Mac,” as she referred to him, was none other than the star of “Home Alone.”

“So you know that feeling of ‘How long do I have to maintain an interest in this conversation now?’ It’s 12 seconds. She’s talking about her boyfriend ‘Mac,’” Brand explained. “Eventually, she said ‘My boyfriend’s coming tomorrow.’ She was excited — and when he came it was not ‘Mac’, it was Macaulay Culkin!

Needless to say, Brand wasn’t too impressed.

“He’d got longer,” he added. “Like a veal calf, like he’d been grown in a crate. All pale and scared of himself, like a shaved horse. There was a horror about him! Macaulay Culkin! The little lad out of ‘Home Alone!’ She’s [bleeping] him!”

Kunis and Culkin dated from 2002 to 2011 (nine years — really?!). The widely proclaimed “Sexiest Woman Alive” is now romantically linked to first kiss and former “That 70s Show” co-star Ashton Kutcher.

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Mila and Ashton's Smooch-Filled Vacation

By Anne Cohen

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Ah, summer. Love, sun, royalty and the French Rivera. At least that’s how it is for some. For others, it’s more like frizz, sweat, and general unpleasantness.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher fall in the first category. Us Weekly snapped a picture of the couple sharing a little smooch by the beach in Saint Tropez on Saturday.

The couple were also spotted shmoozing with new BFFs Princess Beatrice and boyfriend Dave Clark. Activities included sun-tanning, surfing, a trip to Le Palmiers beach club, and a relaxing afternoon on a yacht. Tres chic.

The two couples met while Kunis was in London filming “Jupiter Ascending” with Channing Tatum. “They all get along really well,” a source told Us Weekly. “Bea thinks Mila is awesome.”

Though British tabloids are already setting a date, Kunis has said she wants to wait a while before marrying and starting a family.”You have to choose,” she told James Franco who interviewed her for Playboy in February, “privacy or career.”

Mila, 29, and Ashton, 32, met on the set of “That 70s Show” in 1998. They’ve been dating since April 2012.

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The World Agrees: Mila Kunis Is Hot

By Anne Cohen

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Mila Kunis

The jury is in, the people have spoken, and once again, Mila Kunis has come out on top.

After stealing top spot as FHM’s “Sexiest Woman in the World”, Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alive” and Details’ “Most F*ckable Celebrity,” Kunis now ranks #1 on Reddit’s list of “100 Sexiest Women Alive.”

One Reddit user decided to test the system and create his own popular list. In a post called “Lets vote our top 100 Sexiest Women shall we?”, daxl70 encouraged the Celebs subreddit to vote on its favorite celebrity ladies.

The rules were as follows: Each user had to post a comment ranking ten celebrity women from 1 to 10. Each woman was given a set number of points depending on where, and how many times they were ranked. The only criteria for inclusion? Any kind of celebrity status.

Our girl Mila did it again, besting Scarlett Johansson (#2), Jennifer Lawrence (#3), Olivia Wilde (#4) and “Mad Men“‘s Alison Brie (#5) for the honor.

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Jesse Eisenberg Gave An Incredibly Awkward Interview

By Chavie Lieber

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Much like the socially inept persona he plaid in “The Social Network,” Jesse Eisenberg has much to learn about social graces.

The Jewish celeb sat down with Univision News’ Romina Puga to promote his upcoming film, “Now You See Me” two weeks ago, and as the interview surfaced the web, it became pretty apparent that the two didn’t get along very well— and by not getting along very well, I mean Eisenberg basically made Puga cry.

When Puga referred to Eisenberg’s co-star, Morgan Freeman, by his last name, he responded, “Freeman? Who are you? What are you on the baseball team with him?”

Puga took to Univision’s Tumblr to explain the awful interaction, writing up some of the dialogue the two shared. The most uncomfortable part went like this:

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Ashton Kutcher Meets Mila Kunis's Mishpacha

By Chavie Lieber

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Ashton Kutcher met the parents.

Over the weekend, the Steve Jobs impersonator was spotted in London hanging out with the parents of his Jewish girlfriend, “Oz” star Mila Kunis.

The Hollywood power couple have been dating for about a year now, and this was Kutcher’s first time meeting the Kunis family, the Daily Mail reports.

Kunis’s parents, Mark and Elvira, were visiting their daughter in London, where she lives while filming her new movie, “Jupiter Ascending.” Things with the parents must have gone well because paparazzi snapped photos of Kutcher and Kunis happily holding hands as they went for a stroll around Hampstead on Sunday, with Kunis’s parents following closely behind.

This is somewhat of a big step for Kutcher and Kunis — only two months ago, Kutcher told Elle that he is extremely private about his relationship with Kunis and will do all that he can to keep it that way. Yet weeks later, he’s strolling around town, getting cozy with the family.

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Head To Israel

By Anne Cohen

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis will be jetting off to the Holy Land next week, the Times Of Israel reported.

This isn’t Kutcher’s first trip. The “Two And A Half Men” star’s most recent Israel sighting was with ex-wife and fellow Kabbalah enthusiast Demi Moore in 2010.

This time however, Kutcher will be promoting high tech initiatives rather than tying a red string around his girlfriend’s wrist. According to Haaretz, Rabbi Eyal Reiss, leader of a Kabbalah center in Safed (headquarters of Jewish mysticism) said he was unaware of the couple’s upcoming visit.

Apparently, Mila isn’t a big fan.

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Lesbian Fan Asks Mila Kunis To Her College Dance

By Anne Cohen

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What is it with Mila Kunis and loving propositions from fans?

Apparently Mila wasn’t the only one charmed by BBC Radio 1 reporter, Chris Stark, whose debut interview garnered over 10.5 million views on Youtube after the clip went viral. Kirsten Ariel Bledsoe, a senior at Hollins University in Virginia, was so inspired by Stark’s performance that she decided to ask the actress out herself — to her college cotillion.

In a video put together by Bledsoe and a friend, she says:

“I would really like to go out with a bang - or I would really like to go out with you. It’s my senior year in college; it’s my last school dance, so I figured I’d ask someone who’s never been to a school dance with a willing date before. So, just let me know, and I’ll bring the Blue Moon, and you just bring yourself,” Bledsoe told her celebrity crush in the video.

“I am gay. Any attention the video gets is a great way to highlight LGBTQ awareness in a rural Southern state,Bledsoe explained in an interview with The Daily Beast.

“I don’t know if Mila will say yes if the video reaches her. I do think that if she chooses to acknowledge it she will be kind and funny if not willing to go. The biggest conflict, I think, would be her busy schedule,”

So, why Mila?

“She is very grounded, and she is always herself. She is private, but she is real. She has a great sense of humor, and, you know, she isn’t bad looking either,” Bledsoe gushed.

Will she? Won’t she? We can’t wait to find out!

In the meantime, watch the video below (and take some notes — this is golden dating advice):

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Will Mila Kunis Win for 'Best Kiss'?

By Anne Cohen

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Mila Kunis at the premiere of Oz The Great and The Powerful

Hot on the trail of Golden Globes and Oscar season, it’s time for Hollywood’s finest to pray they still fit in their glam-wear, and head to the MTV Movie Awards, held on April 14. “Django Unchained” and “Ted” are the frontrunners, with seven nominations apiece.

“Ted” star Mila Kunis gathered two nominations, Best Female Performance and Best Kiss with co-star Mark Wahlberg.

The Internet bowed down to Mila yesterday after she played along with a nervous British reporter, in a scene taken straight out of “Notting Hill.” With repartee like that, maybe she can give JLaw a run for her money.

Check out the interview below:

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher to Shack Up?

By Renee Ghert-Zand

On Valentine’s Day, love was in the air, and Mila Kunis and her main man Ashton Kutcher are here, there and everywhere. The couple was spotted at a Lakers game, and Kunis was all giggly and blushing about Kutcher during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’s show. But the most interesting tidbit is that the two are reportedly moving in together.

Ouch! And double ouch! Rumor has it that Drew Barrymore is undergoing painful laser surgery to remove her six tattoos as part of her moving closer to converting to Judaism (she’s apparently afraid she won’t be able to be buried in a Jewish cemetery if she stays inked). Has she never seen “Tattoo Jew” or heard that “tattoo” only sounds like “taboo”?

Check out Lena Dunham — and her tongue — on the cover of Rolling Stone.

William Shatner has called J.J. Abrams a certain un-kosher animal for hogging two sci-fi franchises: Star Trek and Star Wars.

We’re going to be seeing a lot — perhaps, too much — of Shia LaBoeuf. The trailer highlighting his role in Robert Redford’s new film, “The Company You Keep,” is out. Also, it’s been announced that Magnolia Pictures will be distributing “Nymphomaniac,” in which the actor performs actual sex acts.

Troubled Amanda Bynes’ bizarre behavior continues and intensifies.

Mom-to-be Evan Rachel Wood is furious at paparazzi for staking out her obstetric appointment and trying to get a shot of a sonogram photograph of her unborn child.

James Franco has not bothered to respond to a defamation suit brought against him my an NYU professor whom the actor called a “bad teacher.” As we know from the gazillion projects Franco is juggling, he has better (or at least other) things to do.

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli looked beautiful in blue at the Sanremo Music Festival in Italy.

We recently mentioned that Gwyneth Paltrow said some nice things about BFF Beyonce in a Vogue interview. Well, now the singer has returned the favor by praising Paltrow while chatting with E!.

Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about Emmy Rossum, like that she once had a huge crush on Macaulay Culkin.

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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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Tuesday's Shmooze Celebrity Roundup

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Sunday’s Emmys were a font of Shmooze celebrity news. First off, Mayim Bialik made Jewish moms and dads everywhere kvell at the awards ceremony on Sunday night when she gave a shout out during a red carpet interview to popular parenting blog, Kveller.com.

Did you notice that “Two Broke Girls” star Kat Dennings was slouching all evening at the Emmys? Apparently, it was to ensure that her ample bosom did not pop out of her über-low-cut stunning scarlet strapless gown. “No matter what I do they’re there, so…‬,” the actress joshed. Denning’s date, boyfriend Nick Zano’s main assignment was to prevent a wardrobe malfunction. “He has been alerted to the possibility of emergency and he’s always primed and ready,” she said.

Gideon Raff, the original creator of the Israeli series “Hatufim,” on which Showtime’s “Homeland” is based, was on hand to receive the Emmy for the best writing in a drama series. He accepted it along with Alex Ganza and Howard Gordon, the American show’s executive producers.

In her acceptance speech for the award for outstanding actress in a drama series, Claire Danes showed off her guttural pronunciation skills as she acknowledged her co-star Mandy Patinkin. “Challah!” she exclaimed after mentioning Patinkin’s name. Was this some inside joke? Or maybe a reference to the round variety of the traditional Jewish bread we eat on the High Holidays? Speculation abounded on Twitter.

In other news, the Jewish Council for Education and Research’s “Let My People Vote” video ad starring the Sarah Silverman has quickly topped the political charts.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s PDA fest continued this past weekend. The pair were spotted canoodling in various spots around the Big Apple.

Israel is expecting visits from Chuck Norris, who accepted an invitation from Likud MK Danny Danon, as well as from RedFoo (the guy with the big hair and oversized glasses) of the recently broken-up LMFAO.

Full frontal? No prob. Max Greenfield, who plays Schmidt on “New Girl,” says he’s ready and willing to portray Christian Grey in the upcoming film version of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

In sad news, it was announced that Bonnie Franklin has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Gen Xers, in particular, will recall that Franklin, 68, played mom to Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips’ teenage characters on the “One Day At A Time” sitcom from 1975 to 1984.

Finally, as the Day of Atonement descends upon us, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres are making a conciliatory gesture…at least for Kol Nidrei. The two will pray together on Erev Yom Kippur at a Jerusalem synagogue close to the President’s official residence.

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Shmooze Celebrity Roundup

By Renee Ghert-Zand

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Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

Pixie-coiffed Anne Hathaway accompanied her fiancé Adam Shulman to Rosh Hashanah services on Monday. The paparazzi documented a lot of PDA on the couple’s way to IKAR at the Westside JCC in Los Angeles.

Hathaway and Shulman weren’t the only ones doing some New Year’s smooching. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were spotted locking lips in New York’s Central Park, also on Monday.

Another celeb couple caught by the paparazzi used the moment to do some guerilla marketing for charities close to their hearts. Upon leaving a restaurant at which they had lunched, Andrew Garfield and his girlfriend Emma Stone held up signs with a message drawing attention to organizations they feel deserve more attention than they do.

Amanda Bynes is out of jail on her own recognizance for her April DUI arrest, but she is in a lot of trouble for a number of serious driving offences. A judge, who denied a DA’s request that a $50,000 bail be imposed on Bynes, has warned her there will be severe consequences if she breaks the law again. The actress’s parents have moved from Texas to Southern California to keep an eye on her.

“Glee” star Lea Michele is the new face of French cosmetic company L’Oreal.

When Sarah Silverman wants to get rid of her gum while walking the red carpet, she just takes it out of her mouth and hands it to the nearest guy. On Tuesday night at the “Condé Nast Travelers” “Visionaries” awards, that just happened to be Adrian Grenier—who tactfully put it in his suit pocket.

“The Big Bang” cast graces the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly. But where’s Mayim Bialik?!

On Sunday, Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation as he hit his 200th career home run, but the Mets still lost 3-0 to the Brewers.

According to Forbes’ newly released annual list of the 400 wealthiest individuals in the U.S., New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is $3 billion richer now than he was just half a year ago.

There’s a new young Jewish would-be singing star to cheer for. Thirteen-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar of Westchester, N.Y. wowed the judges at her The X-Factor audition with her rendition of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” and advanced to the next round.

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Date Night: Kunis and Kutcher at the Ballpark

By Eileen Reynolds

Here’s more evidence to fuel speculations that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are a couple (if there is indeed anything left to speculate about): The two were spotted together at Wednesday’s L.A. Dodgers game.

Actually, “spotted” makes the whole thing sound more mysterious than it was: The pair made it into the game’s television broadcast, the relevant 23-second clip of which has been making the rounds on gossip sites this morning. In it, Kunis and Kutcher can be spotted chowing down on concession-stand pretzels and hotdogs. (The Shmooze will kindly assume those are kosher all-beef franks.)

Word has it that Kunis’s parents were also in attendance. Anyone looking for scandal won’t find it here: A ballgame with your folks is pretty much as wholesome as dating gets.

The video, for those who must see to believe:

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Mila Kunis Dishes To James Franco

By Simi Lampert

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Franco and Kunis in April

When Mila Kunis was 12, she auditioned for a part in a movie about a Russian Jew. She didn’t get the part because they didn’t think she looked Russian or Jewish enough. “Mind you, I am both Russian and Jewish,” Kunis points out to James Franco in a recent interview for Interview magazine.

A chat between Jewish heartthrob James Franco and exotic beauty Mila Kunis: What could be more appealing? If a rabbi had been in that room, he probably would have married the two on the spot, in the name of Kiddush Hashem.

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Mila Kunis On JDate?

By Margaret Eby

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Buck up, all you JDate and OKCupid browsers: Actress Mila Kunis, star of the Seth MacFarlane movie “Ted” and all-around bombshell, tells Glamour that she would be right there with you if she weren’t quite so well known.

“I would go Internet dating instead of going out to bars,” Kunis told Glamour. “In two seconds I would. It makes so much more sense.” The 28-year-old beauty apparently has had a hand in helping her friends find potential suitors on OKCupid, where one even met her fiancée.

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