Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
Soviet Jewish émigré finds real success as creator of a series that Travels well
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Isn't it Rich? Uh, actually, no, it's Malloy. But if Stephen Sondheim sounds surprised when he sends in the clowns, imagine how the neighborhood feels when Dmitry Lipkin sends in the gypsies. Because that's exactly what the Soviet Jewish émigré has done -- brilliantly -- in FX's rag on "The Riches," its new scene-stealing series of a family of American...
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Clifford Irving was the real deal: A real fraud, an honest-to-goodness con artist, a true liar. That's all according to "The Hoax," the truly tragic albeit terrific tale about his pseudo-named biography of Howard Hughes, a huge miscalculation of greed and ego that eventually landed Irving in deep shame ... and jail. Based on Irving's memoir of The Hoax, which...
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'Grey's Anatomy' X-Rays Reveal Sklar Brothers Funny Bones The Sklar Brothers have hit their highs as twin peaks; both "boys," 35 -- "That makes us 70," quips Randy -- joke about their closeness, but these are not the Doublemint Twins -- except, of course, for the mint they're both making in comedy clubs and on TV. Next stop: Helium hi-jinks,...
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A Jewish James Bond with the odd job of tracking Nazis for a living? Odds were, after all, that a nonagenarian would have no problems spending his cache of memories on vacuous vacations to regale his relatives, soft tales from a kind zayda repeated to his kinder. But these were trips -- albeit down a memory lane potholed with the...
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Hip-looking twenty- and thirty-somethings drifted about a sleek, white-washed gallery Monday night, sipping wine, sampling hors d'oeuvres and discussing cinema. Though the space felt like a chic Old City gallery, the venue, in fact, was none other than the Gershman Y, and the topic at hand was Jewish film. The host for this affair was the Young Friends of the...
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