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  • Scarlett Johansson marries in Canada UPDATED

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 28, 2008 | 9:21 pm

    Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds tied the knot over the weekend, but no one knows whether it was a Jewish wedding…

    Johansson is outspoken about her Judaism. She has been called “the kosher Danish” because of her father’s Scandinavian background, but according to Wikipedia, her... read on

  • Paul Newman—Hollywood’s most famous half-Jew—dies at 83 [VIDEO]

    By Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2008 | 3:54 pm

    Paul Newman, superstar, director, race car driver, liberal activist, philanthropist and Hollywood's most famous half-Jew, died Friday at 83.

    He passed away at his farmhouse near Westport, Conn., following a long battle with lung cancer.

    Over a half-century career, Newman acted in 59... read on
  • Stripping for HaShem, Heeb-style

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 26, 2008 | 4:50 am

    It’s safe to say that something unprecedented and never before attempted in the history of Judaism took place at “Heeb Storytelling” on Sept. 23: During her 7-minute Jewish stand-up routine, writer Emma Forrest performed a burlesque strip-tease to Craig Taubman’s L’cha... read on

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  • VIDEO: Sarah Silverman talks trash to back Barack

    By The Web Guy

    September 25, 2008 | 3:13 pm

    Once again, Sarah Silverman steps up to the Hollywood Jew home plate and knocks one out of the park.  Go L.A. !

    In this video for The Great Schlep, the effort to get young Jews to visit retired relatives in Florida and convince them to vote for Barack Obama, Sarah uses bad language to promote smart ideas.

    It’s infuriating, funny, wise and insightful, and just as good as you’d hope.

    Rough language warning.

    Hollywood Jew hat-tip to Brad A. Greenberg who beat me to this choice video morsel.

    Thanks, amigo!

     

     

  • Mr. Warmth wins an Emmy—did a rabbi give him his start?

    By The Web Guy

    September 22, 2008 | 3:22 am

    Hollywood Jew Don Rickles scored an Emmy tonight for “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program” for the documentary “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.”

    Was it a rabbi that gave him his start?

    From a November 2007 article in The Journal:

    Asked when... read on

  • Streisand opens Obama fundraiser with Talmud lesson

    By The Web Guy

    September 17, 2008 | 7:06 pm

    When Barbra Streisand took to the stage to sing at a Sept. 16 fundraiser for presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, she opened not with a song, not with a joke, but with . . .Talmud.

    According to an eyewitness report from an ardent Obama-ite, the star, who played a male yeshiva... read on

  • Farmar shoots, rabbis dance, Chabad raises $8 million-plus [VIDEO]

    By The Web Guy

    September 15, 2008 | 4:47 pm

    Chabad’s “To Life” telethon raised more than $8 million last night—some of it due to amazing basketball shooting by Lakers star Jordan Formar.

    Farmar, just back from Israel, shot 36 baskets (‘double chai’) in 90 seconds to raise over $64K for the organization.  Apparel exec Masud... 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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