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  • Vanity Fair mysteriously scraps Motion Picture Home story

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 28, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    Vanity Fair contributor David Margolick had spent a month doing round-the-clock reporting on the ongoing Motion Picture Home saga when VF editor Graydon Carter pulled the plug on the piece.

    “I think there just wasn’t enough room for it, as far as I can tell,” Margolick said... read on

  • Jim Carrey spoofs ‘Black Swan’ on SNL

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 25, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    I lament that Jim Carrey abandoned his unmitigated zaniness for serious acting because he is so friggin’ brilliant when he’s comic. Actually it’s more like crack comic because his impulses are so severe and compulsive they seem to extend from his own inner demons. I’ve always thought him to be monstrously talented, underrated, and a true entertainer in a industry where celebrity often trumps true grit.

    Plus, this pretty much encapsulates my impression of the film it’s mocking. Enjoy.

  • Jews shine at the 2011 Oscar nominations PLUS interviews with the stars, screenwriters and MORE

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 25, 2011 | 9:31 am

    It’s the year of the Jew as the 2011 Oscar nominations definitively proved.

    Read the nominations breakdown, by category, with live links to original stories with the stars of the 2011 Oscars.

    ACTING: As expected, Jesse Eisenberg and Natalie Portman get top nods for starring in the... read on

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  • Raw, real, exposed: Anton Yelchin takes off in ‘Like Crazy’ [UPDATED + VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 24, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    UPDATE: “Like Crazy” takes home the Grand Jury Prize from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

    The thrills of vicarious romance used to be one of the crowning glories of cinema. There isn’t enough of it anymore, since studios have taken to producing mass marketable potboilers (the... read on

  • Emma Forrest’s memoir about suicide, a movie star and the Jewish shrink who saved her

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 21, 2011 | 11:25 am

    For obvious reasons (and in the interest of full disclosure) I won’t add much to the news that my friend Emma’s upcoming memoir “Your Voice In My Head” has been optioned for film.

    What I will do is excerpt from the Deadline.com report by Tim Adler, and say that I’ve read the memoir... read on

  • Israel out of Oscar race

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 19, 2011 | 2:34 pm

    Israel’s three-year streak of reaching the five finalists lists in the Oscar race for foreign-language films ended Wednesday (1/19), when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its shortlist of nine semi-finalists.

    The Israeli film industry seemed tantalizingly... read on

  • Top Jewish moments at the 2011 Golden Globes

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 17, 2011 | 10:37 am

    1. Ricky Gervais kicks off the night by introducing Scarlett Johansson as “beautiful, talented and Jewish, apparently,” a declaration that came with a deeply quizzical look, as if to say, ‘She’s too pretty to be Jewish!’ Then again, consider his source: “Mel Gibson told... 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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