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  • Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher wed in Paris

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 23, 2010 | 11:19 am

    After a six year engagement, Sacha Baron Cohen, 38, and Isla Fisher, 34, finally tied the knot at a small Jewish ceremony in Paris last week.

    Fisher underwent a 3-year conversion process in order to marry Cohen in a traditional Jewish ceremony.

    “I will definitely have a Jewish... read on

  • Simpsons take on the Holy Land with Sascha Baron Cohen

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 21, 2010 | 10:39 am

    In what is already an epic and delightfully offensive stroke of genius, The Simpsons are headed to Israel. That’s right—it’s the Simpsons family vacation to the holy land. And the Simpsons being the Simpsons, it’s best not to expect any soft peddling on the magnitude of this... read on

  • Sandra Bullock’s husband has affair with Nazi lover

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 19, 2010 | 1:03 pm

    Tell me, where are the Inglourious Basterds when you need them?

    Weeks after winning the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the “The Blind Side,” Sandra Bullock finds out that her faithless husband has been engaged in an 11-month affair with Michelle McGee, a heavily tattooed... read on

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  • Jewish billionaire Carl Icahn wants to buy all of Lionsgate

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 19, 2010 | 10:27 am

    For over a year now, billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn has been buying up shares of Lionsgate films in an incremental takeover. But the wait may be over: This morning, Icahn announced—to heck with slow moving progress—he wants all of Lionsgate, and now, please.

    I haven’t... read on

  • Another Jewish Idol in Didi Benami?

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 18, 2010 | 5:58 pm

    Didi Benami, a 23-year-old singer/waitress from Knoxville, Tennessee is the first Jewish woman to make it to the top 12 on “American Idol.”

    Born to a family of Israelis, Benami is not the first Jew to snag the spotlight on America’s most popular show—both Elliott Yamin and Adam... read on

  • What’s Ivan Reitman doing with Natalie Portman?

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 18, 2010 | 5:37 pm

    Directing her next film, of course!

    According to Variety, producer and director Ivan Reitman will direct Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in a romantic comedy currently called “Friends With Benefits.” 

    Production begins in May and release is set for next January, which already... read on

  • How Auschwitz, “X-Men” and its Jewish director changed comics

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 18, 2010 | 5:16 pm

    Director Bryan Singer, who is credited with launching the “X-Men” film franchise did so with an unexpected Jewish twist: he set the opening scene of a comic book adaptation at Auschwitz.

    It’s the last place you’d expect to find emotionally tortured mutants with superpowers, but the... read on

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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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