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  • What are Obama’s 20-something aides doing Friday night? Yep, Shabbat

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 3, 2010 | 6:40 pm

    It is fascinating—and painfully compromising—to realize how many 20-somethings work in the White House. These are not your typical 24-year-olds of course; they’re preternaturally gifted, seriously ambitious and mostly Harvard graduates who also happen to be extremely attractive... read on

  • Why is Hollywood hot for circumcision?

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 3, 2010 | 11:26 am

    News of Sandra Bullock’s choice to have her adopted son circumcised has tickled the Jewish media: Isn’t it cool that non-Jews are getting their kids circumcised, too? And not just the snip-n-clip way, but the Jewish way, with a mohel.

    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s Ami Eden writes... read on

  • Sandra Bullock has a new son—and he had a bris?

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 29, 2010 | 9:28 am

    Believe it: Sandra Bullock’s new adopted son had a bris—and not one of those makeshift ones they perform in hospitals—a real one, clipped by a mohel.

    “Is everyone in Hollywood Jewish, just by osmosis?” a friend observed.

    Perhaps; but there’s no word on why Bullock chose to have... read on

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  • Israeli TV series hot in Hollywood

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 24, 2010 | 9:08 pm

    First Israel exported oranges, then diamonds, followed by high-tech electronics, and now – television series?
    After the warm reception of HBO’s “In Treatment,” the U.S. spinoff of Israel’s “BeTipul,” comes word that the Fox network is adapting “Hahatufim” for the... read on

  • Cameron Douglas, Sentenced; Remembering a Simpler Time

    By Tom Tugend

    April 22, 2010 | 3:26 pm

    Cameron Douglas, son of Michael and grandson of Kirk, was in the news this week when a New York judge sentenced him to five years in prison for dealing methamphetamine from a trendy Manhattan hotel.

    The 31-year old scion of the Hollywood dynasty has been in scrapes with the law... read on

  • Chris Rock on the Jews

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 20, 2010 | 5:13 pm

    Last week stand-up comedian Chris Rock was making the rounds to promote his new film, “Death at a Funeral,” the Americanized, potty-humor infused remake of the 2007 British film directed by Frank Oz.

    During his appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Rock got to talking about a... read on

  • Christian billionaires from Israel looking to buy Miramax

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 15, 2010 | 10:31 am

    Tom and Alec Gores are the billionaire financiers battling the Weinstein brothers for a shot at acquiring Miramax Films, the independent studio founded by the Weinsteins and later sold to Disney. The bidding war for the esteemed Miramax name and its Oscar-winning library pits... read on

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