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Sharon Stone, Natalie Portman Take Top Honors at Israel Film Festival Gala

Sharon Stone, Natalie Portman Take Top Honors at Israel Film Festival Gala
As expected, the 2016 presidential election was the underlying thrust of Wednesday night’s gala dinner honoring the 30th anniversary of the Israel Film Festival where Natalie Portman, Sharon Stone, and Jay Sanderson, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, were honored for their philanthropic and cultural contributions.

“Good evening, my fellow Canadians,” joked comedian Elan Gold, who emceed the night’s festivities, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. “So we survived day one,” he quipped. “It should have been called a big erection because a dick won.”

Meir Fenigstein, founder and executive director of the fest, was on hand to tout its achievements in bridging cultural divides between Israel and the rest of the world. In its three decades, the fest has showcased nearly 1,000 feature films, documentaries and television series and brought more than 450 filmmakers to the United States.

“We are not just promoting Israeli film in Los Angeles,
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So You Think You Can Dance Results: Did the Right Four Dancers Make the Season 8 Finale?

So You Think You Can Dance Results: Did the Right Four Dancers Make the Season 8 Finale?
It doesn’t matter who made the So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 finale, executive producer and head judge Nigel Lythgoe declared during Thursday night’s results-show telecast: “The only winner is dance.” Roll your eyes all you want, but the man kind of has a point, doesn’t he? As we come to the end of a sensational summer of hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, ballroom, and not enough offbeat stuff like African jazz and Bollywood, it’s time to put your hands together one more time, as the glamorously attired Cat Deeley instructed, for the week’s evicted hoofers,
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8th Annual Wayuu Taya Foundation Gala Pictures

Victoria Silvstedt attends 8th Annual Wayuu Taya Foundation gala.Photo copyright Hollie Jones / PR Photos. Patricia Velasquez attends 8th Annual Wayuu Taya Foundation gala.Photo copyright Hollie Jones / PR Photos. Andre Balazs attends 8th Annual Wayuu Taya Foundation gala.Photo copyright Hollie Jones / PR Photos. Miri Ben-Ari attends 8th Annual Wayuu Taya Foundation gala.Photo copyright Hollie Jones / PR Photos. Miri Ben-Ari and Donna Karan attend 8th Annual Wayuu Taya Foundation gala.Photo copyright Hollie Jones / PR Photos. 06/13/2011 - Russell Simmons - 8th Annual Wayuu Taya Foundation Gala - Arrivals - Urban Zen at the Stephan Weiss Studio - New York City, NY, USA © Hollie Jones / PR Photos 06/13/2011 - Ximena
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