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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 6 Degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup Flash90 President Shimon Peres meets with Paula Abdul at the Israeli president's residence in Jerusalem on October 29, 2013. Tel Aviv and the Galilee. She met last week with President Shimon Peres. That all sounds .fascinat- ing, but here's what we really want to know: What will Ab- dul wear to the ceremony, and is Ryan Seacrest doing the video? There will be an 'Entou- rage' movieX The latest holdup was due to more heated negotiations, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It turned out Jeremy Piven, who plays Gold, is getting paid a lot mol;e than the rest of the guys, and they weren't happy about it. But those of you follow- ing the "Entourage" saga can The movie version of the finally breathe easy. The HBOcomedy"Entourage"has movie is on! been in the works forever, but "It's a go. Love you all," lots of drama has delayed it DougEllin, theshow'screator from getting off the ground and screenwriter, wrote on Paula Abdul's Kotel bat mitzvah HOLLYWOOD, Fla.lBet- ter late than never, as they say. At 51 years young, former "American Idol" and "X Fac- tor" judge Paula Abdul will celebrate her bat mitzvah at the Western Wall, The Times of Israel reports. Abdul, who was raised Jewish and has been linked recently to Chabad, arrived in Israel [st Monday. In addition to marking the milestone in Jerusalem, she will also visit Ads blast antilsrael materials in Massachusetts schools What are Newton students really learning? A Shool Supe,mt,nd' avld Fteschmae l l'rel to chge le axpaer 51.600 for , ho,l Coramitee Chai Matt H[I told (aff 0 o (eL c,i.es see he ofend m&terab,. kth have st filed si, thes and vthe bias tets n th  f lobal und- Fleiscan HtS Why Have Newton Students Been "Learning" From Textbooks That Demonize Israel & America While Glorifying Islam? I i ,:; ,;.  , ......................... ..,o, : L  ..... :,,; .... TheCominsofthe .,,,,,.-,-,o.,.,, 'J!. !2ZZ .......... ',7,?/,,"Z?, .......................... , .............................  ........... A Wold Whe*e .... .  ................. Womanhood Reigns Fiashpoint: Guide to css .,. :o,. Supreme Hnot) Wol History lno) " "' ' '" -s ,, : ,o , PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO EXPRESS YOUR CONCERN: Newton Mayer i W,rre School Committee Chair Mtt Hills ' "! 31ERt('AN,' FOR I)I'A('I, ANI} "rOLIERAN(E PEACEANDTOLERANCEORG Newton Deserves Better OPEN N WTONSCH OOLS.ORG info@opennewtonschools,org Arherican for Peace and Tolerance The new ad from Americans for Peace and Tolerance call- ing out Newton, Mass., schools officials over the presence of anti-Israel texts in their schools. ads are "getting enthusiastic response" in the form of calls to his organization and letters to Setti Warren the mayor of Newton Warren's office did not immediately return a request for comment. Jacobs added that since the ads' have circulated, parents have sent APT more materials on texts appearing in Newton schools, and that APT is considering another ad campaign based on those materials PAGE 11A (JNS.org) A new advertis- ing campaign in Boston-area newspapers calls out officials in the public school system of Newton, Mass., over the alleged presence of anti-Israel materials in those schools. The Boston-based non- profit Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) took out the ads in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, New- ton Tab, Boston Metro, and Jewish Advocate. The ads cover research by concerned parents and students that has revealed the presence of anti-Israel texts in Newton schools including "The Arab world studies notebook." which claims that Israeli sol- diers murdered hundreds of Palestinian nurses in Israeli prisons: "A Muslim primer." which claims that astronaut Neff Armstrong converted to Islam but that the antb Muslim U.S. government warned him "to keep his new religion to himself or he could be fired" from his government job: "Flashpoints: Guide to world history," which asserts that Tel Aviv. not Jerusalem. is the capital of Israel. and that Jerusalem is the capital of "Palestine": and other materials. Newton School Superin- tendent David Fleischman "tried to charge the taxpay- ers $1.600" for a list of the anti-Israel teaching materials. while Newton School Com- mittee Chair Matt Hills "told staff not to let citizens see the offending materials." accord- ing to the ads. Fleischman and Hills both did not immediately return requests from com- ment from JNS.org. Charles Jacobs. the head of APT. told JNS.org that the Twitter Monday evening in a tweet that included a group photo of the cast. Are Adrian Grenier and the rest of the boys finally getting paid as much as Piven, who plays the sharky Jewish studio head Ari Gold? According to The Hollywood Repo,ter, production should begin in January. Let's hope they stick to that schedule-- and that it turns out better than PDen's bar mitzvah comedy "Keeping Up with the Steins." Ivanka Trump's brit photo And now the moment we've all been waiting for since Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner welcomed their second child into the world: a shot from lil Joseph Frederick's brit. Thanks to the proud mom and the miracle of social media, we didn't have to wait long. And thanks perhaps to superhuman genes, Ivanka looks nothing like someone who delivered a baby eight days earlier. More power to her, and mazel tov, of course. Showtime renews 'Home- land' Fans of the Showtime series "Homeland" can look forward to a fourth season of the Emmy-winning CIA thriller. While "Homeland" is the network's top-ranked se- ries, there has been grum- bling about this season not measuring up. Which makes us wonder, will there be enough juice for a whole new batch of episodes? After all, "Hatufim" (aka "Prisoners of War"), the Israeli show on which "Homeland" is based, only lasted two seasons. Hopefully they'll turn things around and avoid disappoint- ing the 6.5 millionviewerswho have tuned in for the first three episodes of season 3. No pres- sure or anything. Brooks talks to Conan about Jewish roots On the latest installment of "Serious Jibber-Jabber," host Conan O'Brien welcomed Mel Brooks, whom he calls "one of the funniest men on earth." The web series, in which O'Brien "talks for a long time with interesting people," is old school in that it is longer than 10 minutes, making it the perfect format for an old-school entertainer like Brooks, whose career spans a number of decades and in- cludes cultural treasures such as TV's "Get Smart," the film "Blazing Saddles," the film and Broadway hit'l'he Producers," and so much more. For more than an hour, Brooks and O'Brien discussed everything from Richard Pryor to "Spaceballs" to growing up in Williamsburg, a Brooklyn neighborhood so Jewish, Brooks joked, "you take a wrong step and you step on a Jew." Growing up in such an insulated community, Brooks was convinced comedy was a specifically Jewish medium and that only Jews could be funny. He also describes his heartbreak upon learning that somany renowned authors did not share his heritage. "Between Beckett and Yates and James Joyce, these were old Irishwriters," he said. "The best f****** writers in the world, not one was a Jew. I had a nervous breakdown.I Cried for about a month. I was only restored by when they told me Modigliani was a Jew." Lena Dunham a Vogue cover girl? Vogue editor Anna Wintour wants to appeal to a younger, hipper audience, and report- edly she's hoping Lena Dun- ham can help. The fashion queen set up a "top secret, private dinner" to woo Dunham, according to Radaronline.com. There's also a chance Wintour wants the "Girls" creator on the magazine's cover. "Anna is trying to seduce Lena into bringing her next- generation audience into the Vogue brand," a source said. "And she's willing to violate a lot of Vogue traditions to do it, including putting her on the cover even though she doesn't really conform to the body,type that Vogue has fea- tured for most of its history." But Dunhamwouidn'tbethe only non-teeny-tiny woman to have graced Vogue's cover. The British singer Adele was featured on the cover of the March 2012 issue. 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