Jewish Journal

  • Does Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Bruno’ expose homophobia?

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 15, 2009 | 7:07 pm

    So far, Sacha Baron Cohen’s PR tactic for his new film “Bruno” is to deny all interviews. Instead, he is orchestrating a series of live dramatic stunts as the film’s title character, a flamboyantly gay fashionista who aspires to be “the most famous Austrian since Hitler.” The first... read on

  • VIDEO: Jeremy Piven talks about offensive speech on ‘Entourage’

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 15, 2009 | 3:03 pm

    In person he’s so sweet, and he brings his mother to awards shows—but on HBO’s “Entourage” Jeremy Piven’s character, Ari Gold is a ruthless Hollywood personality who knows no limits to his temper. Here Piven explains his sensitivity to the movie stars he crudely knocks on the show. (Hint: watch out Zac Efron, who is rumored to be appearing on the show soon—that is, if Adam Lambert lets him off the hook from Burning Man.)

    Clip from The Hollywood Reporter:

  • Ari Emanuel: Mogul on the rise

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 10, 2009 | 6:44 pm

    Ari Emanuel is possibly the only contender to become the next big Hollywood mogul.

    The young, brash, uncompromising superagent is on the ascending arc of his career: he is the architect of the new powerhouse agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, which he will run, and has... read on

  • SAG approves new actor contracts…finally

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 10, 2009 | 5:12 pm

    After deeply divided negotiations that went on a full year after actor contracts expire last June, the Screen Actors Guild has finally settled on a new contract. Unsurprisingly, SAG prexy Alan Rosenberg, whom I profiled last March, called the contract “devastatingly unsatisfactory”... read on

  • Are Leo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli calling it quits?

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 10, 2009 | 2:47 am

    I’m much more interested in the Bar Refaeli I can chastise for dodging Israeli army service than I am in the supermodel who’s dating Leonardo DiCaprio. But these are times in which speculating about the status of celebrity love lives is actually newsworthy. The problem is, I can’t... read on

  • Adam Lambert’s gay liberation in Rolling Stone

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 9, 2009 | 8:07 pm

    Today the internet is ablaze with news of Adam Lambert’s self-outing in Rolling Stone magazine. I find the outpouring fascinating and confusing, while the news itself of course, is utterly unsurprising. “I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I’m gay,”... read on

  • Ed Zwick puts Jake Gyllenhaal on Viagra

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 8, 2009 | 2:49 pm

    Ed Zwick has the antidote to those embarrassing barbs about Jewish male virility (something to do with size…). Zwick, who last directed a bunch of robust Jewish males in the resistance film “Defiance” has since discovered the importance of Viagra—and not simply for its mechanical... read on

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