As the Hollywood Reporter explains, television production has largely shut down in Israel, but the country’s edition of “Big Brother” has continued, incorporating responses to alarm signals and a bomb shelter for the participants. I am curious: would you watch? What do you think the limits should be on reality television in the midst of a national crisis?


Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” (Credit: Jaap Buitendijk/©2011 Warner Bros. Ent.)

•Coconut water is just another health scam.

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•The Museum of Contemporary Art needs exhibitions.

•Unsurprisingly, watching television and playing video games is not always relaxing.

•Warner Brothers cannot let Harry Potter go quietly into adulthood.

•After a casting notice catastrophe, “Straight Outta Compton” continues to add actors.

•A new business strategy for cable companies?

•Fox may not be done with its pursuit of Time Warner.

•Kodak might not keep producing film if Hollywood cannot keep it profitable.

•The woman who helped bring us “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

•LeBron continues to boost his acting career.

•I am pretty darn excited to see Kyra Sedgwick face off with Andre Braugher on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.