Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • Does jail remind Roman Polanski of the Holocaust?

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 29, 2009 | 8:39 pm

    How did Roman Polanski, one of the world’s acclaimed directors—and a Holocaust survivor—become an international fugitive?

    At least he was one, until last Sunday, when Swiss authorities caught up with Polanski in Zurich and arrested him for a sex crime that occurred 32 years ago.... read on

  • Roman Polanski Arrested on 70s Rape Charge

    By Rob Eshman

    September 27, 2009 | 6:04 pm

    Swiss authorities arrested the film director Roman Polanski as he arrived at Zurich’s airport, paving the way for his possible extradition to the United States in connection with a 32-year-old sex case, reported today’s New York Times.

    Prosecutors in Washington, D.C. and Los... read on

  • Joan Hyler’s Miraculous Fight for Life

    By Rob Eshman

    September 24, 2009 | 6:21 pm

    Danielle Berrin—Miss HollywoodJew herself—wrote a beautiful and moving profile of talent manager Joan Hyler and her fight for survival following a horrific traffic accident.

    You can read the whole story here.

    Or here:

    At dusk on Friday night, Aug. 15, 2008, Joan Hyler was crossing... read on

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