Jewish Journal

Mirren stars in ‘Woman in Gold’ spotlighting Nazi-looted art

by Michael Roddy, Reuters

3 weeks ago

Actors Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds at the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival on Feb. 9. Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Actress Helen Mirren said on Monday her portrayal of a Jewish woman's struggle to get back paintings confiscated when her ancestors fled Austria to escape Nazi rule throws a spotlight on... read full article

  • Joan Rivers wins posthumous Grammy


    3 weeks ago

    Comedian Joan Rivers won a posthumous Grammy Award.

    It was the first Grammy for Rivers, who won in the Best Spoken Word Album category for the audio version of her 2014 memoir “Diary of a Mad Diva.” It was Rivers’ 12th book.

    “It’s a difficult moment. It’s a little bittersweet,”...

  • Herzog brings his female ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ to Berlin film contest

    by Michael Roddy, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Nicole Kidman says she loves the desert, which was lucky for her as veteran German director Werner Herzog expected her to spend a lot of time there for his entry for this year's Berlin film festival competition.

    His "Queen of the Desert," which had its premiere on Friday is based...

  • Sundance festival: Israeli films explore family, war

    By Avishay Artsy

    3 weeks ago

    Two female Israeli directors premiered their films last week at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The feature film “Princess,” directed by Tali Shalom Ezer, explores the challenges of adolescence, while Mor Loushy’s documentary “Censored Voices” looks...

  • Sony’s Pascal stepping down as co-chair of movie studio


    3 weeks ago

    Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and start a production company at the studio that was hit by a major cyberattack last year, the company said on Thursday.

    The news of the departure of one of the most high-profile female studio executives in...

  • Rap mogul Suge Knight pleads not guilty to murder in California hit-and-run

    By Daina Beth Solomon, Reuters

    February 3, 2015 | 1:03 pm

    Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded not guilty on Tuesday at a court in Compton, California, on Tuesday to charges including murder in a fatal hit-and-run incident last week.

    Knight, the 49-year-old co-founder of influential hip-hop label Death Row Records, was in handcuffs...

  • Rap mogul Suge Knight charged with murder in hit-and-run case


    February 2, 2015 | 3:35 pm

    Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was charged with murder and attempted murder on Monday in connection with an incident in which prosecutors say he ran over two men in a Southern California parking lot last week, killing one of them.

    Knight, the 49-year-old co-founder of the hip hop...

  • Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested for murder in LA after hit-and-run

    by Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters

    January 30, 2015 | 12:29 pm

    Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday after a man matching his description ran over two people with a pickup truck in a hit-and-run incident near Los Angeles, killing one and injuring the other, police said.

    Knight, the 49-year-old...

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