Shalom Life | June 23, 2014

Jewish Top 10s: Celebrities & Pets

Shalom Life takes a look at some of our favourite celebrities, and the adorable pets that follow them around

By: Daniel Koren & Graham Sigurdson

Published: August 30th, 2013 in Culture » Society » News

Welcome to Jewish Top 10s, where we compile lists that highlight the best and the brightest of everything yehudi, from delicious recipes to funniest actors, to most obnoxious Jewish wedding songs.

This week, we take a look at some of our most beloved Jewish celebrities and popstars, and the adorable pets that follow them around everywhere they go.

HONORARY MENTIONS

NAME: THURMAN MURMAN

OWNER: RACHEL BILSON

BREED: TIBETAN TERRIER


NAME: MAUI

OWNER: ASHLEY TISDALE

BREED: MALTESE-POODLE MIX


NAME: CHUNK

OWNER: CHELSEA HANDLER

BREED: SHEPHERD-CHOW MIX


NAME: CHARLIE

OWNER: AMANDA BYNES

BREED: POMERANIAN


TOP TEN

10.


NAME: GRIFFIN

OWNER: EVA GREEN

BREED: BORDER TERRIER

Coming onto the scene with the controversial The Dreamers, Green is known for her roles in Kingdom of Heaven, and Casino Royale. Green has a twin sister, and while she has a Jewish mother, she was raised in a non-religious household. Green recently starred in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, and will soon appear in the new Sin City film; Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Eva’s Green dog, Griffin, is a border terrier. Green is extremely attached to the dog, and in 2009 joked about faking blindness so that she could bring him to London with her from her home in Paris.

9.

NAME: ATTICUS

OWNER: JAKE GYLLENHAAL

BREED: GERMAN SHEPHERD

Jacob Benjamin 'Jake' Gyllenhaal, the son of director Stephen Gyleenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, has steadily risen in the entertainment industry over the last year, starring in such films as The Good Girl, Jarhead, Brokeback Mountain, and several others.

Gyllenhaal, whose mother is Jewish, has claimed he feels more Jewish 'than anything else', and has talked publicly about his bar mitzvah and his parents encouragement of learning about philanthropy and charity.

Jake's dog, Atticus, has been with him for approximately a decade.

8.


NAME(S): CINNAMON, SUGAR

OWNER: EMMY ROSSUM

BREED: YORKIE, CHIHUAHUA

Rossum’s start in entertainment came from her time singing with the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. she soon moved into film, with a starring role in 2004’s The Phantom of The Opera, 2006’s Poseidon, and the recent film Beautiful Creatures. Currently, she stars on the American version of the British sitcom Shameless.

In regards to her pets, Cinnamon and Sugar, Rossum has stated that their names are "so not indicative of my personality. I don’t know how I ended up with two small dogs named Cinnamon and Sugar."

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