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  • The Agent Who Got Mickey Rourke ‘Iron Man 2’

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 12, 2009 | 11:15 pm

    Even after his Golden-Globe winning, Oscar-nominated star turn in “The Wrestler,” Marvel Entertainment did not want to pay Mickey Rourke what he’s probably worth to play the villain in “Iron Man 2.” (This comes as no surprise, and you’ll see just how cruel studios are to actors in my... read on

  • No Mormon Love for ‘Big Love’

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 11, 2009 | 4:37 pm

    Just think, if Jews objected to their wedding rituals being depicted on screen, a good bit of Hollywood’s film archives would be wiped out. “Fiddler on the Roof,” for example, would have been painfully anti-climactic. What’s a movie about shtetl Jews without the Cossack pillaging of... read on

  • New TV series Updates David, Goliath and Saul

    By Tom Tugend

    March 10, 2009 | 5:56 pm

    Young David, King Saul, Goliath and their friends meet again, this time in the new TV series “Kings,” and in a place that looks a lot like a cleaned-up New York City.

    The NBC network has high hopes for the show, which opens with a two-hour premiere on Sunday (3/15) at 8 p.m.... read on

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  • Ed Zwick’s ‘Defiance’ Sparks Protests in Poland

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 5, 2009 | 3:33 pm

    The Jewish resistance film “Defiance” starring Daniel Craig has provoked a wave of protest in Poland. It is being booed in cinemas and accused of distorting history, according to The Guardian.

    Although locals recognize the fact that the Bielski brothers formed an armed resistance... read on

  • Leonard Cohen Back on the Road, Still Looking for God

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 4, 2009 | 9:00 pm

    Nothing like having your business manager abscond with all your assets while you’re meditating on a mountaintop. Such was the unfortunate fate of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen,  according to an article in The New York Times. Cohen spent five years at a Los Angeles Zen Buddhist... read on

  • Gay TV Saves Sarah Silverman

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 3, 2009 | 11:41 pm

    Sarah Silverman and her show’s co-creators were threatening to end the series over Comedy Central’s insistent budget cuts for the third season. But the four-day standoff ended when Comedy Central’s sister cable channel, “Logo,” which specializes in gay and lesbian programming,... read on

  • Joel Stein Wrote the Oscars!?

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 3, 2009 | 2:04 pm

    I scrambled for weeks trying to get an interview with Bruce Vilanch for our Oscar issue, when all the while, our good friend Joel Stein got the gig straight through Hugh Jackman.

    Stein chronicles his experience writing “a little bit” of the Oscars from a swanky hotel room in New... 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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