The Shmooze

Jimmy Fallon's Got Nothing On Paul Rudd's Lip Sync Skills

By Anne Cohen

Jimmy Fallon hosted his first lip sync battle on “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday. If you haven’t seen it, drop everything.

Paul Rudd, Jewish Mr. Nice Guy extraordinaire, gives us a glimpse of his true gift: not acting, but lip syncing — performing Tina Turner’s “Better Be Good To Me,” and Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now.” It’s a beautiful sight.

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Who Are the Hottest Jewish Men in Hollywood?

By Anne Cohen

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Adam Brody

So many mensches, so little time.

To save you the trouble of thinking about it too hard, Buzzfeed has nicely put together “The Official Ranking Of The 51 Hottest Jewish Men In Hollywood”. Whether they’re Jewish in real life, or play a member of the tribe on TV, these men are all prime hubby material.

Included in the rundown are Adam Brody (#1, goes without saying), Liev Schrieber (#3), James Franco (#4), Jake Gyllenhaal (#5), Andrew Garfield (#8), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (#10), Gabriel Macht (#11 — you know him as Harvey Specter from “Suits”), Jason Schwartzmann (#13), Paul Rudd (#15) and Max Greenfield (#18).

For the full list of hebrew hunks, click here.

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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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Paul Rudd Bat Mitzvah Video Makes the Rounds

By Laura Sinberg

Last night “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” debuted the Forward’s now-famous Paul Rudd bat mitzvah video, of the “Dinner for Schmucks” star making a living as a DJ in the early 90s.

Check out the hilarious clip below (Rudd appears at the very end, after all the other brouhaha). We just love the jacket!

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Are Steve Carell and Paul Rudd Schmucks?

By Devra Ferst

Paul Rudd and Steve Carell will be united once again in bro-mance in the upcoming “Dinner for Schmucks,” due out this July, according to an article in yesterday’s New York Times.

The movie, which will be directed by Jay Roach of “Meet the Fockers” and “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” is inspired by the 1998 French film “Le Diner de Cons” (essentially, “The Dinner for Assholes”). It follows the unlikely friendship between Rudd, an executive who nearly has it all, and Carell, an eccentric and clumsy IRS employee who creates dead mice dioramas for fun. Rudd plans to bring Carell to his boss’s annual “Dinner for Extraordinary People,” where the employee who brings the lamest and strangest guest to dinner is rewarded at the office.

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