Jewish Journal

  • Emma Forrest makes Variety’s ‘10 to Watch’

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 3, 2009 | 8:16 pm

    I gotta give a shout out to my gal Emma Forrest who turned a broken heart into sweet, sweet Hollywood revenge. Boyfriends beware! Her triumph came in the form of a screenplay, “Liars (A-E),” penned in just three days following a bad breakup with actor Colin Farrell (well at least... read on

  • Roseanne plays Hitler for Heeb magazine

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 3, 2009 | 2:23 pm

    Not too many people are laughing at Roseanne Barr’s portrayal of Hitler on the cover of Heeb magazine this month. Yet there she is: a real-life Jewish grandmother dressed as a “Nazi domestic goddess.” She even figured in the trademark Hitler mustache and swastika armband, and bakes a... read on

  • New Coen Brothers movie trailer: ‘The rabbi is busy!’

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 3, 2009 | 1:35 pm

    The Coen Brothers have explored dark, strange territory in their films before, but never in such an overtly Jewish context. Their newest film, “A Serious Man” is a deeper prod into their heritage, a closer look at the community and customs that made for good jokes in The Big... read on

  • Bryce Dallas Howard (Ron’s daughter) joins ‘Twilight’ cast

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 31, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    In a move that values box office over prestige, actress Bryce Dallas Howard has joined the Twilight cast. In a controversial move by Summit Entertainment, who pushed out actress Rachelle LeFevre for Howard’s bigger name, Howard will appear in “Eclipse,” the third film in the... read on

  • Madonna pens article for Israeli newspaper

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 30, 2009 | 3:24 pm

    Madonna will play journalist for the day when Yediot Ahronot publishes a story she wrote about her religious awakening. In the story, Madonna writes about meeting Jewish mystic Eitan Yardeni when she was pregnant with her daughter, Lourdes, 14 years ago. “I suddenly realized that I... read on

  • Judd Apatow’s kind of Judaism

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 30, 2009 | 2:39 pm

    After a recent screening of “Funny People” at The Writers Guild, The Journal asked Judd Apatow if he uses the same Jewish ensemble over and over again because—just maybe—those actors’ shared heritage makes for better onscreen chemistry. “Maybe,” Apatow replied. “It’s just a... read on

  • Quentin Tarantino’s Jewish joke

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 29, 2009 | 2:48 pm

    Critics by and large have decided Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” pretty much stinks. Whether that’s a comment on the filmmaking itself or its gut-wrenching content is hard to determine before its August 21 release. But the idea of Brad Pitt starring in a Jewish revenge... read on

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