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  • Army Archerd’s power of the pen

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 9, 2009 | 3:33 pm

    Army Archerd, a longtime columnist for Variety who wrote glowingly of Hollywood, died yesterday at 87. The many obituaries pouring out indicate he was a beloved figure in the entertainment industry, widely respected for his 50-year tenure in a business where longevity is rare.... read on

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center responds to Toronto protest

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 4, 2009 | 6:23 pm

    By now, 63 artists from the international film community have signed on to a protest of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Tel Aviv sidebar, “City to City” which spotlights films from Tel Aviv. The protest began when Toronto veteran/filmmaker John Greyson withdrew his short... read on

  • Protest sparked over Toronto Film Festival’s focus on Tel Aviv

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 3, 2009 | 8:13 pm

    The Toronto International Film Festival may not be a friendly place for the Israeli filmmakers invited to screen their films there next week. What began as one filmmaker withdrawing his work in protest of the festival’s spotlight on Tel Aviv, is fast becoming a full-fledged boycott.... read on

  • DJ Adam Goldstein to be buried at Hillside in L.A.?

    By JewishJournal

    September 2, 2009 | 6:04 pm

    E! Online is reporting that DJ AM Adam Goldstein is scheduled to be buried at L.A.‘s own Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.  DJ AM died last Friday of an apparent drug overdose, though the official cause of death won’t be be made public for several weeks.

    E! has the story:

    ... read on
  • Guilt Trip: Why Didn’t this ‘Sammy’ Run?

    By Susan Freudenheim

    September 1, 2009 | 8:58 pm

    If you ever doubted that Hollywood can run a good Jewish guilt trip on even the best known among us, read Ben Stiller and Jerry Stahl on Huffington Post. Nearly a month after the death of legendary author/screenwriter Budd Schulberg (he died on Aug. 5 at 95), and 13 years after they... read on

  • Long awaited ‘Seinfeld’ reunion to take place on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 27, 2009 | 4:33 pm

    In a much anticipated move, the cast of “Seinfeld” will appear on the seventh season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” with ‘Seinfeld’ co-creator Larry David.

    David decided it was high time to reunite the cast in a plot line that involves him getting his wife Cheryl back, but he’s keeping... read on

  • Evan Rachel Wood heads to HBO’s ‘True Blood’ UPDATE

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 25, 2009 | 3:14 pm

    It might be considered a disservice to her people that instead of playing a sweet girl studying for her Bat Mitzvah, Evan Rachel Wood entered Hollywood as a self-mutilating, drug addicted teenager in the movie “Thirteen.” For what it’s worth, Wood has never been interested in playing... read on

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Danielle Berrin writes the Hollywood Jew blog, a cutting edge, values-based take on the entertainment industry for jewishjournal.com. A Los Angeles Times profile dubbed her...

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