Jewish Journal

  • Mayim Bialik narrates for chained women

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 30, 2011 | 12:17 pm

    Mayim Bialik narrates a film about 5 agunot, “chained women who are unable, according to Jewish law, to remarry until they receive a get.” reported the Jewish Week.

    The film tells the story of these 5 American women, four of whom eventually get a get.

    The documentary will be... read on

  • Ronni Chasen murder becomes comic strip

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 30, 2011 | 12:12 pm

    A dashing blonde. A fancy car. A movie premiere followed by a midnight murder...

    A cartoon sketch?

    In a very odd memorial tribute to the murdered publicist Ronni Chasen, who was killed in Beverly Hills while driving home from a movie premiere more than a year ago, arts meme blogger... read on

  • Could Katy Perry play Marilyn Monroe?

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 30, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    Harvey Weinstein wants to turn his new film “My Week with Marilyn” into a Broadway musical starring the bubblegum-songstress Katy Perry.

    According to Perez Hilton, Weinstein reportedly said:

    “If the movie works, I would try to make it a musical and I would go to Katy first. I think she can play Marilyn on the Broadway stage. I think she would be amazing. Katy posted about [the movie] on her Twitter and Facebook and the next thing you know 250,000 people have downloaded the trailer in an hour.”


  • Tony Kushner awarded $100,000 prize for challenging status quo

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 29, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    Who said great artists must starve? Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, and polarizing political voice, will be awarded $100,000 for “Creative Citizenship” at The Nation Institute’s Annual Gala on Dec. 5 in New York.

    The award, co-sponsored by The... read on

  • Scarlett Johansson: Kenyans and Americans all want to work

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 29, 2011 | 11:35 am

    Scarlett Johansson took time from her movie-star day job to speak with Arianna Huffington about poverty and her commitment to making the world a better place. 

    “There are people in America who are absolutely desperate right now, who have no means to support their families, who have... read on

  • Anne Hathaway’s plan spoiled by love

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 29, 2011 | 11:26 am

    Actress Anne Hathaway is now sporting an engagement ring from her boyfriend Adam Shulman whom she’s been seeing since 2008 reports PEOPLE.

    “I am very much in love with him, [only] Adam totally ruined my plan,” Hathaway, 28, previously said of their three-year relationship. “I was really actually looking forward to a little alone time, and then I fell in love like a fool!”

  • Harvey Weinstein plays to Hollywood’s nostalgia with ‘The Artist’

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 28, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    The Academy should have an Oscar honor named for Harvey Weinstein, the mega-producer whose name has become synonymous with “Oscar” and who is widely credited for transforming the way campaigns are played.

    Thus far this year, Weinstein’s Oscar buzz is coming in the form of the... read on

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