Jewish Journal

  • 83rd Academy Awards Nominations Announced

    January 25, 2011 | 9:00 am

    Actor in a Leading Role

      * Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
      * Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
      * Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
      * Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
      * James Franco in “127 Hours”

    Actor in a Supporting Role

      * Christian Bale...

  • Natalie Portman to wed


    December 30, 2010 | 9:28 am

    Actress Natalie Portman, who is expecting her first child, announced she will marry the baby’s father.

    The Israeli-American actress, 29, is expecting the baby with her fiancée, New York Ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, 33, according to an announcement her...

  • Lovitz on lying, the Talmud and ‘Casino Jack’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 16, 2010 | 7:13 pm

    “I hate lying,” Jon Lovitz, the comedian, actor and comedy club owner said without a touch of humor in his voice.  “I just can’t stand it.  I don’t see the advantage of it.  It makes me physically ill.”

    It’s the reason, he said, that he has become something of a...

  • Chasidic man suing Jimmy Kimmel

    December 16, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    A Chasidic man from Brooklyn is suing talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

    Dovid Sondik of the Borough Park section filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court over Kimmel’s use of a YouTube video featuring Sondik in a skit spoofing basketball star LeBron James, the New York Post...

  • Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic remarks predate DUI tape, Winona Ryder says


    December 16, 2010 | 1:42 pm

    Actor Mel Gibson made “anti-Semitic and homophobic” remarks long before he was caught on tape making those kind of comments, actress Winona Ryder said.

    Ryder in the January issue of GQ said that Gibson was anti-Semitic and homophobic, but “No one believed me,” the New York Post...

  • History of Hollywood Jews to show in Vienna

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 15, 2010 | 10:05 am

    Werner Hanak-Lettner, a curator for the Jüdisches Museum Wien (the Jewish Museum Vienna) has lately been asking a lot of people the question, “Does Hollywood feel like a Jewish place?”

    The simple answer could be “not really.” But according to Hanak-Lettner, who is...

  • Ronni Chasen update: Gun is a match in ‘person of interest’ suicide

    December 8, 2010 | 3:55 pm

    From The Beverly Hills Courier:

    The Beverly Hills Courier has learned exclusively that preliminary ballistics analysis of the bullets that killed famed Hollywood publicist Ronnie Chasen came from the same gun that the “person of interest,” suicide victim Harold Martin Smith, used to kill himself.

    Beverly Hills Police Department: ‘Ronni Chasen killed by lone gunman on a bike’

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