Jewish Journal

‘Sparkle’ producer remembers Whitney Houston

By Danielle Berrin

February 12, 2012 | 2:03 pm

The beginnings of a memorial for Whitney Houston outside The Beverly Hilton Hotel the Saturday night following her death.

The news of 48-year-old superstar Whitney Houston’s death has rocked and saddened the music world as well as the singer’s legions of fans.

Houston, who had struggled to revive a once... read on

  • Tinseltown and Tel Aviv partner in (show)business

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 10, 2012 | 10:02 am

    In 2008, “BeTipul” became the first ever Israeli format to become an American television series as HBO’s “In Treatment”. Four years later, Showtime’s “Homeland,” based on the Israeli format “Hatufim” won the best television series Golden Globe. Inspired by the success of those two... read on

  • Hollywood and Israel: A love story

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 9, 2012 | 10:21 am

    The two most important Jewish creations of the 20th century were Hollywood and Israel. They are both the products of a primal Jewish impulse: the need to escape. To paraphrase my editor Rob Eshman, Jews created Israel to escape the world, they created Hollywood so the world could... read on

  • ‘The Artist’s’ Jewish connection runs deep

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 5, 2012 | 11:10 am

    Don’t be fooled by the ardent Americana on display in the Oscar-nominated homage to silent film, because the only thing not utterly Jewish about “The Artist” is its abstention from dialogue.

    The film is in fact the product of a Jewish troika that includes director Michel... read on


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