Jewish Journal

  • From mafia to movie moguls: David Chase debuts miniseries on the creation of Hollywood

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 17, 2009 | 2:00 pm

    Sopranos creator David Chase will write and produce a new HBO miniseries about the creation of Hollywood. The series, titled “A Ribbon of Dreams” comes from the Orson Welles metaphor, “A film is a ribbon of dreams.” The story focuses on two men from different backgrounds who rise... read on

  • Obama will talk to Leno on ‘The Tonight Show’

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 17, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    That history-making Barack Obama is at it again with another historic “first.” As if becoming the first African-American president in U.S. history wasn’t enough, he will become the first sitting president—drum roll please—to appear on a late-night talk show. President Obama will hit... read on

  • Lindsay Lohan: From Jewish to Jail?

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 16, 2009 | 10:50 pm

    Not exactly. The tabloid-clinging starlet who, weeks ago, was scouting synagogues in London for a rumored wedding to girlfriend Samantha Ronson (and who then announced she was converting to Judaism) averted an arrest warrant earlier today.

    According to the L.A. Times (whose reports... read on

  • Paul Rudd and Jason Segel Star in the ‘Bromance’

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 16, 2009 | 5:46 pm

    The new film “I Love You, Man” is a revelation. If only because, it introduces two hugely dorky Jews as leading men. Shouldn’t they be movie execs? Or own football teams?

    Heck no, says the film: Jewish men are hot—even desirable—so what if they’re overgrown 13-year-olds with a... read on

  • Rejected By Hollywood: Ron Silver’s Political Legacy

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 16, 2009 | 2:37 pm

    Reading through the many obituaries written about the passing of Ron Silver, you’ll learn a few things about the guy: he was a Tony-winning actor (for his role as a producer in David Mamet’s “Speed The Plow”), a switch-hitting political activist (once a lefty, he converted to... read on

  • What’s the Big Deal About Cramer Vs. Stewart?

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 15, 2009 | 9:57 pm

    Every major news media outlet in the country is obsessed by the confrontation between Jim Cramer and Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show.” Picking up on the hype—or eager to create it, networks touted the faceoff as “the feud of the century”: Two highly educated Jews from middle-class... read on

  • Anna Nicole’s Jewish Boyfriend Charged With Drugging Her

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 13, 2009 | 6:40 pm

    Well, no wonder she overdosed. Anna Nicole Smith’s nice Jewish attorney/boyfriend was helping her illegally acquire “thousands of prescription drugs.” Howard K. Stern, the L.A.-born attorney was charged alongside two doctors with three felony counts of conspiracy for furnishing the... read on

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