Jewish Journal

  • Paul Rudd and Jason Segel Star in the ‘Bromance’

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 16, 2009 | 5:46 pm

    The new film “I Love You, Man” is a revelation. If only because, it introduces two hugely dorky Jews as leading men. Shouldn’t they be movie execs? Or own football teams?

    Heck no, says the film: Jewish men are hot—even desirable—so what if they’re overgrown 13-year-olds with a... read on

  • Rejected By Hollywood: Ron Silver’s Political Legacy

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 16, 2009 | 2:37 pm

    Reading through the many obituaries written about the passing of Ron Silver, you’ll learn a few things about the guy: he was a Tony-winning actor (for his role as a producer in David Mamet’s “Speed The Plow”), a switch-hitting political activist (once a lefty, he converted to... read on

  • What’s the Big Deal About Cramer Vs. Stewart?

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 15, 2009 | 9:57 pm

    Every major news media outlet in the country is obsessed by the confrontation between Jim Cramer and Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show.” Picking up on the hype—or eager to create it, networks touted the faceoff as “the feud of the century”: Two highly educated Jews from middle-class... read on

  • Anna Nicole’s Jewish Boyfriend Charged With Drugging Her

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 13, 2009 | 6:40 pm

    Well, no wonder she overdosed. Anna Nicole Smith’s nice Jewish attorney/boyfriend was helping her illegally acquire “thousands of prescription drugs.” Howard K. Stern, the L.A.-born attorney was charged alongside two doctors with three felony counts of conspiracy for furnishing the... read on

  • Jon Stewart Gives Jim Cramer a Run For His Money

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 13, 2009 | 6:20 pm

    Jon Stewart ignited a talk-show feud when he said that if he’d listened to CNBC’s Jim Cramer’s financial advice, “I’d have a million dollars today—provided I’d started with $100 million.”

    The two entertainers sparred between networks for days, until Stewart invited Cramer to the... read on

  • 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

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