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Acting Offline, African-Americans Pressured Stevie Wonder to Drop FIDF Gig

By Jonah Lowenfeld

December 6, 2012 | 10:15 pm

A protester outside the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Century City on Dec. 6 expresses his appreciation for Stevie Wonder's canceling a planned appearance at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces gala. Photo by Jonah Lowenfeld

When Stevie Wonder backed out of a planned appearance at a Dec. 6 gala to benefit the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), the reasons given for his decision were varied.

Many... read on

  • Bill Maher on Israel, uncut and uncensored

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 29, 2012 | 5:10 pm

    Earlier this week, I asked political commentator and comedian Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" to weigh in on the outcome of the 2012 election and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Below is the uncut, uncensored interview in which he talks about America's... read on

  • Can Arnold Schwarzenegger save Washington politics?

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 27, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    Can a Hollywood action hero save Washington politics?

    That seems to be the aim of former California “Governator” Arnold Schwarzenegger, who last week launched the new Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at USC with characteristic bravado. 

    “If you don’t have... read on

  • Deconstructing David Geffen

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 11, 2012 | 10:46 am

    His mother called him King David.

    Perhaps that’s why, when David Geffen was profiled in GQ magazine in 1991, the writer suggested that, “he seemingly swaggered straight from the womb.”

    But from the start of Susan Lacy’s documentary “Inventing David Geffen,” airing in November... 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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