The Shmooze

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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Have you Jew-Googled Today?

By Devra Ferst

Who’s Jewish? According to Google (and Gawker ) nearly everyone in Hollywood, from Meryl Streep to Morgan Freeman, and even Mel Gibson. Well, sort of.

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A post late Tuesday on media news and gossip Web site Gawker revealed that the top search suggestions on Google for various celebrity names (when preceded by the word is) include the word Jewish. For example, if you type the words “Is David Beckham” into the search bar, a drop-down menu will appear with several options, the first of which is “Is David Beckham Jewish.”

It’s the top ranked search for Robin Williams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Affleck and Bill Gates.

And it’s not just celebs. Type in “Is Al Gore” and you will get suggestions including “an idiot, Jewish, a hypocrite.” (Yes, in that order!)

Go ahead. Try it with your favorite celebrities. Let us know what you find. (You know you want to.)

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