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Hollywood Now: Drew Barrymore Makes You Want to Call Your Best Friend & Bridget Moynahan Gets Hitched

Drew Barrymore & Toni Collete. Credit: Roadside Attractions

Drew Barrymore, who is in an interfaith marriage with Will Kopelman and is raising their two young daughters in her husband’s Jewish faith, is back in the spotlight with a new movie and memoir. The actress-director-producer just published Wildflower, an account of her rather wild youth. She’s also starring in Miss You Already with Toni Collette as longtime best friends who face life crises: Drew’s character struggles to get pregnant and Collete’s is diagnosed with breast cancer. “It’s a platonic love story, and it’s also funny,” says Barrymore. “It will move you but it will also make you appreciate what you have and make you want to call your best friend.” It hits theaters on November 6.

Bridget Moynahan
Bridget Moynahan. Credit: Chad Buchanan/Getty Images

Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan, who is not Jewish, married Jewish stock brokerage executive Andrew Frankel, on October 17 in an outdoor ceremony in Sagaponack, NY. The newlyweds have four children between them: Moynahan as an 8-year-old son with her ex, quarterback Tom Brady, and Frankel has three older boys.

Peter Berg, who wears multiple hats as an actor, writer, director and producer (Friday Night Lights, The Leftovers and Lone Survivor are just a few of his credits) directs and narrates the first installment of the six-part National Geographic Channel documentary series Breakthrough, which premieres November 1. The first episode, Fighting Pandemics, is about new discoveries in finding cures for infectious diseases like Ebola, and it’s a fascinating look at how such viruses spread and how scientists are working to stop them. Berg is the product of an interfaith marriage—his father was Jewish and his mother was Christian.


Gerri Miller

Gerri Miller wrote and reported from Los Angeles about celebrities, entertainment and lifestyle for The Jewish Journal, The Nosher, Hadassah and others. A New York native, she spent a summer working at Kibbutz Giv’at Brenner in Israel and attended High Holy Day services at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood every year.


Author: Gerri Miller