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Brand New Night for the Oscars

By Danielle Berrin

January 30, 2009 | 7:00 pm

When Sid Ganis hired Hollywood filmmakers Bill Condon and Laurence Mark to produce this year’s Academy Awards, Mark says Ganis was “open to new ideas.” But uninterrupted speeches? No cheesy... read on

  • Jason Segel: From ‘Sarah Marshall’ to Swift

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 30, 2009 | 4:38 pm

    Last time we saw Jason Segel, he was pathetically stripped to his skivvies—OK, fine—absolutely threadbare, and desperately humiliating himself for love of a girl. That was the reckless and comic, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” which Segel wrote and Judd Apatow produced, and qualifies as... read on

  • Can ‘The Wrap’ Trump the Trades?

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 29, 2009 | 5:40 pm

    Sharon Waxman makes no secret of her disillusionment with print journalism. So like everybody else, the former New York Times Hollywood correspondent is running to the net. On the homepage of her new entertainment website, The Wrap, that launched this past Monday and for which she is... read on

  • Alan Rosenberg Croons His Blues

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 29, 2009 | 3:17 pm

    Is this the emblem incarnate of sheer desperation? Reality entertainment? Tragicomedy?

    Desperate to unify SAG and renegotiate actor contracts (and thus far, failing quite miserably) Alan Rosenberg resorts to singing:

    And the lyrics, thanks to Sharon Waxman and her new site The... read on

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  • Hannah Senesh Doc: Sorely Shallow?

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 28, 2009 | 8:20 pm

    It had come eerily close to an Oscar nomination just a week ago, but then it flopped. “Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh” had the scent of promise emanating from every end: its heroic feminist narrative, a Holocaust-era backdrop and an all-female production... read on

  • Courtney Love Enters the Tribe

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 28, 2009 | 7:45 pm

    I still haven’t forgiven Courtney Love for even being suspected of driving her husband insane, but still, there’s something I like about her. Her edge. Her brusqueness. Her scabrous profile. You have to at least admire, beyond the cursing and vulgarity and troubled psychology, that... read on

  • Jeremy Piven gets dissed!

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 27, 2009 | 6:11 pm

    Okay so it’s old news: Jeremy Piven abruptly left the Broadway run of David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow” last December provoking a wave of suspicious criticism. As he tells it, he developed very high levels of mercury due to overconsumption of sushi and was advised by his doctor to quit... read on

  • Women of Sundance: A Porn Star and a Jew

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 26, 2009 | 6:45 pm

    I’m sick of hearing the gripe, “There are no good roles for women in Hollywood!” Even though it happens to be true. So just imagine the unadulterated thrill coursing through my veins upon hearing that two saucy femmes and their subversive self-expression were getting buzz at... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Danielle Berrin writes the Hollywood Jew blog, a cutting edge, values-based take on the entertainment industry for jewishjournal.com. A Los Angeles Times profile dubbed her...

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