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  • Jeff Zucker and Conan O’ Brien’s heated history

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 20, 2010 | 6:15 pm

    The raging battle over Conan O’Brien’s forced termination from Late Night reeks of ancient rivalry.

    Turns out, Conan and his arch nemesis, NBC titan Jeff Zucker were staunch competitors back at Harvard, where Zucker was editor of the Crimson newspaper and Conan ran the humor... read on

  • Mel Gibson gets defensive about his anti-Semitic past [video]

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 19, 2010 | 9:35 pm

    Mel Gibson took Ricky Gervais’s Golden Globe dig with a lot more aplomb than he displayed this morning on KTLA.

    In an interview with reporter Sam Rubin about his upcoming film, “Edge of Darkness” Gibson got a little testy when Rubin referenced “what happened before”—aka Gibson’s... read on

  • A screenwriting dispute over Jason Reitman’s “Up in the Air”

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 18, 2010 | 3:43 pm

    I wasn’t surprised when Jason Reitman won the Golden Globe for best adapted screenplay last night; I was surprised that someone named Sheldon Turner did, too. Until last night, I had never heard of Sheldon Turner. I guess I was too busy anticipating George Clooney’s screen time to... read on

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  • Top 6 Jewish moments at the Golden Globes

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 18, 2010 | 12:29 am

    Jews everywhere are disgruntled that “Schindler’s List” didn’t win a Golden Globe this year. And if that weren’t bad enough, the three-hour ceremony sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn’t feature a single close-up—let alone a sighting—of Steven Spielberg. Which... read on

  • Who are the Jews involved in NBC’s late night mess?

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 14, 2010 | 3:11 pm

    Right now, the executive offices at NBC Universal look like this: A whole bunch of Jews arguing.

    The latest report in the dispute between Conan O’Brien and NBCU over the “Tonight Show” timeslot change pits some of Hollywood’s top Jewish talent—and top Jewish egos—against one... read on

  • Behind the scenes of NBC’s “Tonight Show” flap

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 13, 2010 | 8:59 pm

    America loves a juicy Hollywood conflict.

    This might explain the media’s outsize reaction to NBC’s late night programming drama involving a time switch between “The Jay Leno Show” and “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” – a controversy generating far more attention... read on

  • Top 10 reasons why Jews aren’t late-night TV hosts

    By Jay Firestone

    January 12, 2010 | 6:53 pm

    As Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon fight over the late night airwaves, the question arises: Why aren’t Jewish comedians hosting these shows?

    Here are our top ten reasons why.

    10. Who would run the networks?

    9.  Garry Shandling already did it better.... read on

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