Jewish Journal

  • 2012 Academy Awards: The Jewish nominees, angles and upsets

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 24, 2012 | 10:08 am

    The 84th Annual Academy Award Nominations were announced this morning at 5:30am PST (and that’s just ungodly) so here’s a recap of the noms that matter to Hollywood Jew:


    -Woody Allen leads the pack with three major nominations – Best Director, Best Picture and... read on

  • Gloria Allred: Happy, high-powered, alone

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 20, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Gloria Allred, arguably the most high-powered, high-profile female attorney in the country, famous for representing wronged (and sometimes wrongful) women, is the subject of an L.A. Magazine profile this month.

    Hers is a complex portrait. She built her legal career as an... read on

  • Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon walk into an Israeli deli…

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 19, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    The first high profile Hollywood mission to Israel took place in 1984, according to my research, and was hosted by renowned William Morris agent Stan Kamen and a young Sherry Lansing, then an up and coming executive at 20th Century Fox. The big headliners on that trip were Walter... read on

  • Why Gibson’s Maccabee movie may be awesome after all: A scene from ‘Dirty Jew-Dah’

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 17, 2012 | 12:17 pm

    I literally cracked up when I read the actor Josh Malina’s mock-Mel Gibson-Maccabee script for the first time (penned exclusively for The Jewish Journal). Then, I read it again and decided it’s clever enough and funny enough to be its own movie. “Scary Maccabee” or something like... read on

  • White (and Jewish) people problems [VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 17, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    Adam Perlman, a Harvard grad-turned-Hollywood writer has co-created a pretty clever web video with Kiran Deol entitled, “White People Problems.” It’s Woody Allen meets Larry David meets the entitlement generation. Thought I’d post since blogging will be light these next few weeks as I work on my long-time-coming Hollywood/Israel series and… the Oscar issue.

  • One possible doomsday scenario regarding Iran

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 16, 2012 | 7:13 pm

    John Miller, the onetime LAPD officer-turned-Assistant Director of Public Affairs for the FBI-turned-CBS news correspondent recently appeared on Charlie Rose to discuss covert intelligence operations in Iran. The discussion emerged out of yet another assassination of an Iranian... read on

  • Top Jewish moments at the 2012 Golden Globes [UPDATED]

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 15, 2012 | 10:14 pm

    Ricky Gervais plays it safe. Harvey Weinstein is “God” and Seth Rogen admits “a massive erection” at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.

    Here’s a loose collection of memorable moments for Hollywood Jews and their tribal sensibilities at the annual ceremony everyone hates to love:

    ... read on

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