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Filmmaker Paul Mazursky dies at 84

By Tom Tugend

July 3, 2014 | 9:59 am

Paul Mazursky in 2008 / Photo by Petr Novák, Wikipedia

Filmmaker Paul Mazursky, whose perceptive social satires explored the nascent sexual revolution of the 1960s and ‘70s and created complex Jewish characters, died June 30 at Cedars-Sinai... read full article

  • Shia LaBeouf arrested at New York performance of ‘Cabaret’

    Reuters

    June 27, 2014 | 9:02 am

    Actor Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the "Transformers" movies and the play "Nymphomaniac," was arrested inside New York's Studio 54 during a performance of "Cabaret," police said.

    The actor was charged with criminal conduct and disorderly conduct and taken into custody, NYPD...

  • Gary Oldman apologizes for his anti-Semitic Playboy interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Jewish Journal

    June 26, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    Actor Gary Oldman apologized for defending Mel Gibson’s 2006 drunken anti-Semitic rant and saying that Jews run Hollywood on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.

    Watch the full apology, here:

    In an open letter to the Anti-Defamation League sent late Tuesday, and published online by Deadline.com, Oldman wrote, “I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy Interview were offensive to many Jewish people.

    Read more, here.

  • North Korea slams U.S. movie on leader assassination plot; Un calls it ‘act of war’

    Reuters

    June 25, 2014 | 5:06 pm

    North Korea on Wednesday denounced a forthcoming American comedy film featuring a plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong Un as an act of terrorism and threatened to unleash a "merciless counter-measure" if Washington failed to ban the movie.

    The movie "The Interview", starring...

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  • Gary Oldman apologizes for Playboy comments

    JTA

    June 25, 2014 | 8:41 am

    Actor Gary Oldman apologized for defending Mel Gibson’s 2006 drunken anti-Semitic rant and saying that Jews run Hollywood.

    In an open letter to the Anti-Defamation League sent late Tuesday, and published online by Deadline.com, Oldman wrote, “I am deeply remorseful that comments...

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center founder statement on Gary Oldman

    Simon Wiesenthal Center

    June 24, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    In a recent interview in Playboy magazine, actor Gary Oldman defended Mel Gibson – who has caught making anti-Semitic statements – as a victim of political correctness and hypocrisy. In response to Oldman’s comments, Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal...

  • ADL condemns anti-Semitic remark by actor Gary Oldman; Says he ‘should know better’

    ADL

    June 24, 2014 | 1:11 pm

    Reacting to published comments by actor Gary Oldman defending Mel Gibson’s past anti-Semitic comments as justifiable, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said Mr. Oldman “should know better than to repeat tired anti-Semitic tropes about Jewish control of Hollywood.”

    In an interview...

  • Gary Oldman defends Mel Gibson, describes Hollywood as ‘town that’s run by Jews’

    JTA

    June 24, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    [UPDATE: Gary Oldman apologizes for Playboy comments]

    Actor Gary Oldman defended Mel Gibson for a 2006 drunken anti-Semitic rant and said those who criticized him were hypocrites.

    In an interview with Playboy magazine, Oldman said of Gibson, “He got drunk and said a few things,...

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