By Yanir Dekel
Actress Moran Atias is constantly on route between Tel Aviv and Los Angeles. Lately she guest-starred in 3 different American shows, ‘White Collar’ (in an episode that aired on June 21st), “C.S.I Miami” (May 1st) and in the comedy “Rules of Engagement” (aired in March), and you might have seen her on the big screen in ‘The Next Three Days’ starring opposite Russell Crowe.
But while she’s still busy building a career in LA and Italy (she speaks Italian fluently!) she is going to fly back to Israel this coming Sunday to shoot a campaign for the posh Israeli shoe stores TOGO. Atias signed the contract with the stores as the new face of TOGO, replacing another model who’s popular in Israel, Miri Buhadana. According to reports, Atias will get $120,000 to lead the campaign at least for the next year. Who says Israel’s economy is bad?! Congratulations Moran!
By Yanir Dekel
JEREMY PIVEN IS VERY BUSY THESE DAYS, but not only with the last season of ‘Entourage’ (Sundays at 10pm, HBO) which he promotes endlessly, and his forthcoming new kids’ movie ‘Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4-D.’ Piven is also planning his first trip to Israel. “Being Jewish, being ‘Bar Mitzva’d’, growing up in a very religious household, I’ve been planning my trip to Israel for years and I’m finally doing it,” he says in a video interview with Ynet (the biggest Israeli news website). Piven is planning to come for a personal vacation in October, right in time for the Jewish high-holiday season.
Piven is best known for the role of Ari Gold in ‘Entourage’ for which he has won three Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as several other nominations for Best Supporting Actor. “My father was practically a Rabbi, he was a very religious man,” Piven says in the interview. “He passed away just before I started ‘Entourage,’ so he never got to see any of that.”
Piven is also known for having tons of famous Israeli friends such as actresses/models Moran Atias and Bar Paly. Looking forward to have you in Israel, Jeremy!