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  • Joshuah Bearman’s hard road to Hollywood

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 31, 2013 | 12:27 pm

    “SO SORRY,” writer Joshuah Bearman e-mails after he forgets about our interview. “I’ve stood up someone exactly twice before, and have been stood up a couple times too, and it’s terrible. I could still meet, if you aren’t peeved …”

    A year ago, Bearman might have made the same... read on

  • Was Orson Welles Jewish?

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 26, 2013 | 11:19 am

    According to his long time friend, filmmaker Henry Jaglom, Orson Welles had a little crush on the Jews.

    Jaglom knows this because he and Welles, the iconic force behind “Citizen Kane,” “The Third Man” and the famed 1930s radio broadcast “War of the Worlds” lunched together nearly... read on

  • Ryan Braun: The bad Jewish boy of Major League Baseball

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 23, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    Not even his dapper looks or lingerie-model girlfriend can help him out of this one.

    Ryan Braun can’t even help himself.

    Now that Major League Baseball has officially suspended Braun for the rest of the season for his alleged involvement in a Miami-based doping scandal, the... read on

  • Louis Zamperini goes to shul

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 19, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    If you don’t know who Louis Zamperini is, you should -- and you will.

    The 96-year-old Southern California native is most notably a former Olympic athlete and World War II Air Force veteran. But those titles barely scratch the surface of his remarkable legacy, as detailed in Laura... read on

  • Schindler’s List for sale

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 19, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    One of the original Schindler's Lists is being put up for public auction on eBay, reports the New York Post, for the bargain price of $3 million.

    "But," the Post adds, "its sellers, California collectors Gary Zimet and Eric Gazin, are hoping it will go for as high as $5 million."... read on

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg: Mogul on a mission

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 17, 2013 | 10:26 am

    My big mistake, upon arriving at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s office, is that I didn’t bring my ballet slippers. 

    But no one really told me about the choreography of a visit here, in which Katzenberg’s vassals at DreamWorks Animation, the company he co-founded and oversees, welcomed me... read on

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Danielle Berrin writes the Hollywood Jew blog, a cutting edge, values-based take on the entertainment industry for jewishjournal.com. A Los Angeles Times profile dubbed her...

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