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Ben Stiller’s Greenberg

By Naomi Pfefferman

March 15, 2010 | 2:05 pm

Ben Stiller as Phillip Greenberg, taken from the Greenberg film's official site

Before the “Night at the Museum” and “Meet the Parents” franchises made Ben Stiller one of the biggest comic superstars of his generation, the actor played the dramatic lead in a... read on

  • Adam Lambert’s tight fashion sense

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 15, 2010 | 1:37 pm

    Wow, Mick Jagger is so jealous right now.

    I can’t decide if Adam Lambert should be called Lady Magaga —to evoke some strange lovechild of Madonna’s goth phase and Lady Gaga’s propensity for wearing sharp objects—or if he should just be Lady McLambert. Either way, it’s quite a costume. The new drag.

  • Corey Haim’s down and dirty Jewish side

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 11, 2010 | 12:04 pm

    When I first heard that actor Corey Haim died of a prescription drug overdose this morning, I was struck with sadness. And then five minutes later, utter frustration: another young talent self medicates his way through Hollywoodland and winds up “accidentally” killing himself.

    ... read on
  • Ben Stiller’s Jewish Bluish Oscar moment

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 8, 2010 | 5:24 pm

    Julie Gruenbaum Fax finds the Hebrew in Na’vi with this fun spin on Ben Stiller’s Oscar “Avatar” spoof. And by the way, this was probably the Sascha Baron Cohen toned-down, Jewed-up replacement skit. James Cameron couldn’t possibly be offended; unless he knows Hebrew.

    From Bloggish:

    ... read on
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  • For Israelis, both despair and delight at “Ajami” Oscar loss

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 8, 2010 | 2:56 am

    At the official Oscar party for the Israeli foreign film nominee “Ajami,” the tension between art and politics threatened to overwhelm the night. And rather than celebrate a win for the third consecutive Israeli film to be nominated for an Oscar, private sighs of relief followed... read on

  • William Hurt on producer Arthur Cohn

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 7, 2010 | 7:11 pm

    Actor William Hurt and producer Arthur Cohn of “The Yellow Handkerchief” are both Academy Award winners who are utterly dedicated to their craft.  Hurt won an Oscar for his mesmerizing performance in “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and received his fourth Oscar nomination for... read on

  • Jews Get the Last Word as Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Rewrites History

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 5, 2010 | 12:48 pm

    In the eyes of Jewish audiences, “Inglourious Basterds” has become the most important movie of the year—whether it wins the Oscar or not.

    Beyond Tarantino’s inventive and satiating revenge fantasy, “Basterds” is a departure from a Holocaust genre that mired Jews in helplessness and... read on

  • Sascha Baron Cohen scrapped from Oscars

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 4, 2010 | 4:38 pm

    Sascha Baron Cohen likes to play naughty.

    Remember his little butt-in-your-face trick with Eminem at the MTV Awards last year? It caused a sensation when the disgruntled “8 Mile” star stormed out of the ceremony. But in the end, it turned out to be a big ploy. A little jab at... 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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