Jewish Journal

Adam Lambert: Jewish and gay

By Danielle Berrin

May 29, 2009 | 5:35 pm

At a time when they desperately need it, the gay movement may be getting a most precious addition: Adam Lambert. The edgy rocker from “American Idol” who in the past has been coy about his... read on

  • Phil Spector gets 19 years to life for murder

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 29, 2009 | 5:29 pm

    Wacky music producer Phil Spector who last April was convicted of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson has been sentenced to 19 years to life in prison.

    Spector was once one of the most sought after music producers in the industry, having worked with the Ronettes, the Beatles, Tina... read on

  • Adam Lambert dismisses AT&T voting scandal

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 29, 2009 | 2:42 pm

    It was the “American Idol” scandal heard round the world.

    When word leaked that AT&T may have swayed American Idol’s outcome in favor of Kris Allen, Adam Lambert fans went crazy on the internet. According to the NY Times, AT&T, the only wireless provider that can be used to cast... read on

  • Hollywood hosts Obama at democratic fundraiser

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 28, 2009 | 4:03 pm

    Anyone who got stuck in massive road closures yesterday might have guessed that President Obama was in town. And they would be right: the nation’s chief executive headed straight to the chieftains of Hollywood to raise some cash for democratic debt. Tinseltown’s mightiest... read on

  • The Jews of ‘Terminator Salvation’

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 25, 2009 | 11:21 am

    I saw ‘Terminator Salvation’ last night in New York City. It was big, loud and emotionally devoid of any character or outcome I might care about. Either ‘Terminator’ 1 and 2 were far superior films or I couldn’t muster the belief that Christian Bale’s John Connor was a hero when he... read on

  • Deconstructing Adam Lambert

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 24, 2009 | 12:28 pm

    The endless analysis of this season’s “American Idol” just won’t taper. A mere three days after the Season 8 finale, the country is still rapt with curiosity as to why the innocuous Kris Allen won the title over offbeat Adam Lambert. Much of the press (including this guilty writer)... read on

  • Adam Lambert: too edgy for ‘Idol’

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 21, 2009 | 3:09 am

    The opening moment of American Idol’s finale was dripping with irony.

    Considering that this was the most culturally polarized competition in the show’s history, it was amusing that finalists Adam Lambert and Kris Allen were both dressed regally in white. This of course... read on

  • Rabbi at the Canneas Film Festival?

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 20, 2009 | 4:23 pm

    by Rabbi Mendel Schwartz

    As my plane entered its final approach over Nice Airport, all I could see was spectacular, crystal turquoise water. Further along the horizon were the beautiful mountains and the glistening French Riviera.

    I was off grabbing a cab from the airport to the... read on

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