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Paula Abdul’s public addiction

By Danielle Berrin

May 11, 2009 | 5:44 pm

Paula Abdul’s addiction confession to Ladies Home Journal was about as anticlimactic at “Star Trek” topping the box office this past weekend. There has long been speculation about Abdul’s... read on

  • The problem with paparazzi

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 11, 2009 | 4:56 pm

    There is a young, blonde Paparazzo with spiky hair sitting next to me at The Coffee Bean and I want to yank his computer plug out of the outlet. He’s writing something about Marcia Cross, star of “Desperate Housewives”, whom he photographed with her infant child as they threw... read on

  • Adam Lambert dubbed ‘a rock god’ on Idol

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 6, 2009 | 3:44 am

    “Adam’s got pipes, you know?” mused the former Guns-n-Roses lead guitarist, Slash, on tonight’s American Idol.

    Still every bit the rock star, with long curly hair and dark aviators, you get the feeling Slash is hard to please. “He’s got so much range and it comes so... read on

  • J.J. Abrams: Paging Dr. Freud?

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 5, 2009 | 7:54 pm

    I interviewed J.J. Abrams by phone last week but I wish I would have seen this first, so I could ask him about it!

    In a playful blog post for New York Magazine, Logan Hill wonders if J.J. Abrams has “daddy issues” by examining subplots in his work:

    He is a Hollywood brat who grew... read on

  • Scarlett Johansson’s directorial debut gets dumped

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 5, 2009 | 7:40 pm

    The short film that was meant to be actress Scarlett Johansson’s directorial debut has been cut from the portmanteau film “New York I Love You.” Following the tone set by the like-minded “Paris Je T’aime,” “New York I Love You” is a series of love-themed vignettes helmed by various... read on

  • Judd Apatow summons Adam Sandler’s serious side

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 4, 2009 | 3:45 am

    Came across this read in today’s NY Times and wanted to share. There’s something intriguing about the idea that funnymen aren’t satisfied with playing for laughs, they feel they have to do something serious to elevate themselves. Sometimes it goes well (see Jim Carrey in “The Truman... read on

  • American Idol’s Adam Lambert sings “The Prayer”

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 1, 2009 | 6:13 pm

    Move over Bocelli. Adam Lambert’s rendition of “The Prayer,” which he sang on the holiest evening of the Jewish calendar (Kol Nidre) may send Italian tenors back to training. Listen to his duet with Temple of the Arts’ cantor, Illysia Pierce here.

  • Adam Lambert: the Jewish American Idol

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 30, 2009 | 12:25 am

    Last month when I was home for my birthday I got scolded—by my best friend. “Haven’t you seen Adam Lambert on Idol?! I’m dying to know what you think!” If I thought I could get away without knowing about Lambert—the second Jewish contestant to be a front runner on ‘Idol’ (Elliott... 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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