Jewish Journal

  • Adam Lambert’s legal woes

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 8, 2011 | 11:38 am

    Pop singer Adam Lambert has been slapped with a lawsuit charging that he violated the rules of American Idol when he agreed to be on the 8th season of the reality show.

    A new lawsuit, from Colwel Platinum Entertainment, alleges that he had a music contract at the time he auditioned... read on

  • Same-sex marriage: Coming to a theater near you

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 8, 2011 | 10:05 am

    Rob Reiner, the director of “The American President” and “When Harry Met Sally” announced he is developing a new film on Proposition 8 to the American Film Market (AFM) on Sunday. But don’t expect an objective political portrait—Reiner was active in the fight against Prop 8.

    A... read on

  • Brett Ratner’s big mouth

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 7, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    Brett Ratner, the director more infamous for libidinous behavior than famous for his movies, has yet again caused a sinful stir. 

    With his movie “Tower Heist” in theaters, Ratner attended a weekend Q-and-A session where he reportedly (and offhandedly) remarked that “rehearsing is... read on

  • What’s Jewish about ‘J. Edgar’?

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 7, 2011 | 4:26 pm

    J. Edgar Hoover the man, unlikable though he was, makes a more interesting study than “J. Edgar” the movie.

    “He was arguably the most powerful man in this country in the 20th century,” said Dustin Lance Black, the “J. Edgar” scribe at an early screening of the film at... read on

  • Robert De Niro to play Bernie Madoff in adaptation of Andrew Madoff’s book

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 7, 2011 | 9:21 am

    Last week, after a series of revealing interviews, Andrew Madoff released his book, “Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family,” an inside-look at the private pain of the family in the aftermath of their patriarch’s fall from grace. Film rights to the book were... read on

  • Gil Cates, longtime Oscar producer, dead at 77

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 1, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    Gil Cates, an award-winning director and producer, who helmed 14 Oscar telecasts, died yesterday at age 77.

    According to The Journals Tom Tugend, Cates was “a multi-faceted theater, film and television producer and director, university dean and the patriarch of large at-home family... read on

  • Why Kim Kardashian’s fairy tale failed

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 1, 2011 | 12:15 pm

    I admit it: I watched the Kim Kardashian “fairy tale” wedding last week. I was about a month late, I know, but it was still pre-divorce, and as fantasies go, this multi-million dollar extravaganza looked more like a nightmare. The designer Vera Wang, who designed not one, but... read on

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