Jewish Journal

  • Adam Lambert’s gay liberation in Rolling Stone

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 9, 2009 | 8:07 pm

    Today the internet is ablaze with news of Adam Lambert’s self-outing in Rolling Stone magazine. I find the outpouring fascinating and confusing, while the news itself of course, is utterly unsurprising. “I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I’m gay,”... read on

  • Ed Zwick puts Jake Gyllenhaal on Viagra

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 8, 2009 | 2:49 pm

    Ed Zwick has the antidote to those embarrassing barbs about Jewish male virility (something to do with size…). Zwick, who last directed a bunch of robust Jewish males in the resistance film “Defiance” has since discovered the importance of Viagra—and not simply for its mechanical... read on

  • Edgar Bronfman moving to London

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 3, 2009 | 5:05 pm

    Why are U.S. billionaires absconding for London? The tax rate there is substantially higher for the wealthy than in the U.S., clocking in at 50%. But who cares, says Edgar Bronfman, heir to the Seagram fortune and who also belongs to one of the Jewish world’s most dedicated... read on

  • The point of Sacha Baron Cohen’s tussle with Eminem

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 2, 2009 | 3:55 pm

    The hilarious and high-profile stunt orchestrated by Sacha Baron Cohen and Eminem at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards was indeed staged, but it’s still stunning. 

    “As publicity stunts go, it might not have been the most imaginative, but you had to admire the precision of its execution and... read on

  • Hunting Nazis: the new Holocaust film

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 1, 2009 | 1:55 pm

    A new spate of Holocaust films are finally letting Jews have their revenge.

    This comes after decades of Hollywood’s preferred Holocaust, in which Jews diligently parade to their deaths and evil Nazis escape to Canada. But lately, a handful of filmmakers are imagining a new ending.... read on

  • Adam Lambert: Jewish and gay

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 29, 2009 | 5:35 pm

    At a time when they desperately need it, the gay movement may be getting a most precious addition: Adam Lambert. The edgy rocker from “American Idol” who in the past has been coy about his sexuality, is reportedly coming out to Rolling Stone magazine in next month’s cover story. NOT... read on

  • Phil Spector gets 19 years to life for murder

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 29, 2009 | 5:29 pm

    Wacky music producer Phil Spector who last April was convicted of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson has been sentenced to 19 years to life in prison.

    Spector was once one of the most sought after music producers in the industry, having worked with the Ronettes, the Beatles, Tina... read on

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