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Louis Zamperini goes to shul

By Danielle Berrin

July 19, 2013 | 3:26 pm

Louis Zamperini

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... 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

  • Ben Affleck’s and George Clooney’s favorite (Jewish) journalist

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 8, 2013 | 6:09 pm

    Joshuah Bearman, the audacious and meticulous journalist behind the story that became "Argo" has just published his latest piece for GQ, about a bunch of twentysomething surfers from Southern California who transformed themselves into drug lords. 

    And rumor has it: George Clooney... read on

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  • Did Hollywood Heil Hitler?

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 26, 2013 | 11:38 am

    In a twisted tale that could be called Confessions of a Nazi Scholar comes a shocking revelation that Hollywood’s association with Hitler’s Third Reich may have been much closer and more collaborative than previously known.

    According to a new book by historian Ben Urwand, a... read on

  • Millepied mum on Judaism

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 25, 2013 | 3:13 pm

    Benjamin Millepied wasn’t as daring as Miriam with her timbrels when he accompanied L.A. Dance Project, the experimental dance troupe of his creation, to a performance at American Jewish University on June 16.

    Following the unique double-bill with another local company,... read on

  • Can dance maverick Millepied make it up to L.A.?

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 12, 2013 | 4:30 pm

    Of the many upbeat ways to describe the dance culture in Los Angeles — “hungry,” “pioneering,” “innovative,” “risk taking” — it is probably best characterized as striving. Even the most enthused of local enthusiasts admit there is something unrealized about the dance scene here,... read on

  • How Jeffrey Katzenberg responds to being bullied

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 29, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    The most telling anecdote in Andy Kroll's prolific piece on Jeffrey Katzenberg's "Kingmaker" status in Democratic politics actually comes from Kim Masters's book on Michael Eisner, "The Keys to the Kingdom" and took place long, long ago when Katzenberg was just 26.

    Back then he... read on

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