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  • Israeli TV series hot in Hollywood

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 24, 2010 | 9:08 pm

    First Israel exported oranges, then diamonds, followed by high-tech electronics, and now – television series?
    After the warm reception of HBO’s “In Treatment,” the U.S. spinoff of Israel’s “BeTipul,” comes word that the Fox network is adapting “Hahatufim” for the... read on

  • Cameron Douglas, Sentenced; Remembering a Simpler Time

    By Tom Tugend

    April 22, 2010 | 3:26 pm

    Cameron Douglas, son of Michael and grandson of Kirk, was in the news this week when a New York judge sentenced him to five years in prison for dealing methamphetamine from a trendy Manhattan hotel.

    The 31-year old scion of the Hollywood dynasty has been in scrapes with the law... read on

  • Chris Rock on the Jews

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 20, 2010 | 5:13 pm

    Last week stand-up comedian Chris Rock was making the rounds to promote his new film, “Death at a Funeral,” the Americanized, potty-humor infused remake of the 2007 British film directed by Frank Oz.

    During his appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Rock got to talking about a... read on

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  • Christian billionaires from Israel looking to buy Miramax

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 15, 2010 | 10:31 am

    Tom and Alec Gores are the billionaire financiers battling the Weinstein brothers for a shot at acquiring Miramax Films, the independent studio founded by the Weinsteins and later sold to Disney. The bidding war for the esteemed Miramax name and its Oscar-winning library pits... read on

  • Nepotism? Producers Guild accuses Israeli producer Avi Lerner and partner of false attribution

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 13, 2010 | 3:49 pm

    Nikki Finke got some juicy scoop on Israeli producer Avi Lerner and his partner Danny Dimbort, whose company Millennium Films is being accused of false attribution by the Producers Guild of America.

    According to a letter written by PGA executive director Vance Van Petten, Dimbort’s... read on

  • Action star Steven Seagal at center of sex lawsuit

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 13, 2010 | 2:36 pm

    The sex lawsuit filed against actor Steven Seagal looks worse than the sex scandals of late involving Tiger Woods and Jesse James. That’s because the plaintiff, 23-year-old Kayden Nguyen, a former Seagal assistant, claims he assaulted her on multiple occasions. The motive for sex and... read on

  • Who’s the bigger Jew? Ben Stiller versus Jon Stewart

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 12, 2010 | 6:54 pm

    Two weeks ago, just hours before the first seder, Jon Stewart hosted Ben Stiller on The Daily Show to talk about his new movie, “Greenberg.” Instead, the two entertainers went the way of ancestral bonding, trading facetious quips about the Passover holiday.

    Stewart began by... read on

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