Jewish Journal

Bruno and Homophobia, Part 2

By Naomi Pfefferman

July 6, 2009 | 7:02 pm

Is Bruno the feel-good movie of the year for gay-bashers?  Or a militantly pro-tolerance film that channels the creative juices of Don Rickles and his Jewish comedy predecessors?

Universal... read on

  • Ex-Beatles, Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein dies at 77

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 6, 2009 | 1:12 pm

    From CNN.com:

    “Music manager Allen Klein, whose clients included the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his publicist said. Klein was 77.

    The son of Jewish immigrants from Hungary, Klein founded his firm Allen Klein & Co.... read on

  • Jackson’s former wife sues for custody of kids

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 2, 2009 | 5:28 pm

    Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson’s former wife and mother of his two oldest children, asked a court in Los Angeles to restore her parental rights, partly because of the pop icon’s association with the Nation of Islam, “whose members don’t like Jews.”
        “Because she is... read on

  • Scene with LaToya Jackson cut from ‘Bruno’

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 26, 2009 | 5:53 pm

    Days before its U.S. premiere, the makers of “Bruno” have permanently cut a scene involving LaToya Jackson from the film. A studio spokesperson told The Wrap that the move was “out of respect for the Jackson family,” wisely sensing that this is not the best time for the sister of the... read on

  • Michael Jackson’s legacy

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 25, 2009 | 8:38 pm

    A music legend has died today, and even though my colleague Brad Greenberg did well posturing the Jewish angle, I wanted to excerpt from this thoughtful piece by Richard Williams at The Guardian, which wisely attests to Jackson’s legacy as one of the most remarkable entertainers of... read on

  • What do Britney Spears and the Holocaust have in common?

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 25, 2009 | 8:06 pm

    I’m not sure what to make of the director that thinks Britney Spears should star in a Holocaust movie (or any movie, for that matter) but rumors have the pop star returning to the silver screen to do just that.

    Spears last starred in “Crossroads” which may sound unfamiliar because... read on

  • Nikki Finke sells ‘Deadline Hollywood Daily’ website for $14 million

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 24, 2009 | 6:10 pm

    Nikki Finke is likely the most feared, despised and uncompromising journalist in Hollywood. She’s also one of the most respected, with a rolodex full of the industry’s most connected players and a penchant for breaking stories before they happen. Her website, Deadline Hollywood Daily... read on

  • Bruno’s Top Five Jewish Moments

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 23, 2009 | 3:45 am


    Universal Pictures has issued an embargo on reviews until the day before “Bruno’s” July 10 release, but here are some top Jewish moments from Sacha Baron Cohen’s highly anticipated (and litigious) mock documentary about a flamboyant gay fashionista who aspires to become the... read on

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