Jewish Journal

  • Celebrity Schadenfreude (print version)

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 11, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    The only thing Americans love as much as their celebrities is … hating them.

    Just ask Madonna. During the course of a three-decade career,
    her public image seems to have been defined more by her indulgences in ignominy than exemplifying personal values. Is it just me or was she... read on

  • Celebrity Schadenfreude: Hating on the stars

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 6, 2012 | 11:55 am

    On the flight back from a recent trip to Italy, I took a slight flight risk and decided to watch Madonna’s critically maligned movie “W.E.”  Since I had not heard a single positive thing about it (save for Andrea Riseborough’s performance as Wallis Simpson) I was not... read on

  • No business like the news business: Aaron Sorkin on ‘Newsroom’

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 5, 2012 | 3:38 pm

    Aaron Sorkin, the playwright, television writer and Oscar-winning screenwriter of “The Social Network,” is causing a stir with his new HBO series, “The Newsroom,” about the inside antics of a cable news show and its commentary on American journalism. Sorkin’s “The West... read on

  • Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce teaches a lesson in love

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 5, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Call it romantic idealism or shallow egoism but most women adore PDA.

    A beautiful bouquet sent from a lover is nice, but receiving it at work to the oohs and ahhs of others is better, as if to say, ‘Look how she’s adored.’ A quiet candlelit proposal is surely sweet and... read on

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