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Near silence after Stevie Wonder cancels FIDF performance

By Danielle Berrin

December 4, 2012 | 3:30 pm

Stevie Wonder sings during an election campaign rally for U.S. President Barack Obama in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Nov. 4. Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters

An unusual silence has blanketed the circumstances leading up to music icon Stevie Wonder’s canceled performance at the Friends of Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region Gala on Dec.... 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

  • Esther Perel seeks the erotic life

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 8, 2012 | 9:30 am

    It’s hard to read “The Richard Burton Diaries” without feeling just a tad envious. 

    His love with Liz, as Dwight Garner wrote recently in The New York Times, was “so robust you could nearly warm your hands on its flames.”

    Although the legendary couple was hardly a paragon of... read on

  • Steven Spielberg overcomes his demons

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 23, 2012 | 10:47 am

    If you want to know what’s it like to be Steven Spielberg, there are three ways to intuit his psyche: 1) have a panic attack; 2) have a row with a parent; 3) feel shame over some aspect of your identity.

    Because, at least according to a recent 60 Minutes interview with Lesley... read on

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  • A missed opportunity to meet Brad Pitt

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 15, 2012 | 8:24 am

    Dear God, I gave up meeting Brad Pitt to attend a Shabbes dinner.

    I thought this was a wise thing to do (and no one can ever say I'm starstruck). However, even though I enjoyed a delicious meal, observed one of your eminent Ten, and got to drink a lot of scotch, I think I made a... 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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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