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Disney’s first openly gay exec

By Danielle Berrin

October 8, 2009 | 2:20 pm

Much attention is being paid to Rich Ross, the recently crowned Disney studio chief, for snagging one of the most prestigious titles in Hollywood. There has been less news, however,... read on

  • Will Disney reconsider Anne Frank film?

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 7, 2009 | 3:19 pm

    Last week, The Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam released the only known film footage of the young diarist who perished in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, igniting a viral response on the Internet.

    The 20 second film was reportedly shot on July 22, 1941, to record the wedding of... read on

  • Disney’s new chief Rich Ross friendly with Israel [VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 6, 2009 | 5:46 pm

    Rich Ross, the former head of The Disney Channel and newly appointed movie chief for the Walt Disney Company recently spoke to Israel’s Channel 10 about the September 2009 launch of The Disney Channel in Israel. For the report, an Israeli news crew visited the set of Disney’s hit... read on

  • Coen Bros ‘A Serious Man’: seriously skeptical of faith

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 5, 2009 | 2:07 pm

    The word on the new film, “A Serious Man,” directed by Joel and Ethan Coen (aka “the Coen brothers”) is that it is, well, ‘seriously’ Jewish.

    Writing from the recent Toronto International Film Festival, Vanity Fair contributor Michael Hogan called the film “seriously awesome”; but... read on

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  • The Most Feared Woman in Hollywood: Part I

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 5, 2009 | 3:09 am

    Studio executives quiver at the sound of her name: Nikki Finke, the middle-aged, reclusive queen of entertainment journalism; famous for her brutal, blistering, takedowns.

    Finke is the force behind Deadline Hollywood Daily, the three-and-a-half year-old blog she created that... read on

  • Adam Lambert, the philanthopist [VIDEO]

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 1, 2009 | 4:22 pm

    Turns out, Adam Lambert is even more of a nice-Jewish-boy than we thought. The up-and-coming rock star and ‘American Idol’ sensation is using his newfound fame for a cause.

    Through DonorsChoose.org, an online charity site representing public schools in need, Lambert has raised over... read on

  • J.J. Abrams sells another spy drama to NBC

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 1, 2009 | 1:31 pm

    J.J. Abrams, known in Hollywood as a multi-hyphenate (i.e. writer/director/producer) and responsible for such TV hits as “Alias” and “Lost” as well as the movies “Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek” has just sold a new spy drama to NBC. Abrams has a history in espionage—“Alias”... read on

  • Blame Roman Polanski for why middle America doesn’t trust Hollywood

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 30, 2009 | 10:20 pm

    When Hollywood’s biggest stars rushed to the defense of Tel Aviv after a boycott at the Toronto International Film Festival, it felt sweetly vindicating. But I can’t claim the same tinge of pride watching Hollywood lobby on behalf of Roman Polanski—an admitted child rapist.

    In a... read on

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