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  • Amy Winehouse Terrorizes First Class Cabin

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 2, 2009 | 7:49 pm

    UPDATE:Jewish chanteuse Amy Winehouse found dead at 27

    The drug-riddled, alcoholic and exceptionally talented singer Amy Winehouse entertained a flight full of London-bound passengers with her characteristic craziness.

    Poor Ms. Winehouse can’t seem to get herself together.

    ... read on
  • Are Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson Synagogue Shopping?

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 27, 2009 | 4:49 pm

    Lindsay Lohan and unofficial girlfriend Samantha Ronson are unofficially looking for a synagogue who will officially sanction their unofficial romance.

    According to IMDB.com, this much is true:

    Lindsay Lohan and her girlfriend Samantha Ronson have fuelled rumours they are set to... read on

  • The Coen Brothers’ New Vid: ‘No Such Thing as Clean Coal’

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 27, 2009 | 4:12 pm

    In direct to defiance to new power in Washington that insists on the development of “clean coal,” The Coen brothers directed a 30 second ad-spot that denies that possibility.

    The commercial is sponsored by The Reality Coalition, a group of five environmental organizations that say,... read on

  • Jerry Seinfeld is Back…to Reality

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 26, 2009 | 8:11 pm

    Jerry Seinfeld and jokes about marriage is a near perfect amalgam of Jewish comedy. He broadcasted such humor for nine years on his hit TV series “Seinfeld,” though, I’m willing to bet that his humor has sharpened a bit in the 11 years since he quit television, got married and has... read on

  • Winslet’s Oscar: Was it the Holocaust or Harvey Weinstein?

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 25, 2009 | 5:30 pm

    I’ve wondered here if Kate Winslet was nominated for “The Reader” (a film, I admit, I found drab) over her superior performance in “Revolutionary Road” because Academy voters have some strange, ancestral penchant for Holocaust drama. But alas, I failed to consider the alternative:... read on

  • Carl Icahn’s Designs on Lionsgate

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 25, 2009 | 3:45 pm

    A potentially explosive power struggle is brewing over at Lionsgate films where billionaire investor Carl Icahn is scooping up shares of the financially troubled company. Icahn’s ownership of the mini studio has rapidly increased from 4% in October 2008 to 14% as of February 2009.... read on

  • Woody Allen Signs ‘Slumdog’ Star

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 24, 2009 | 5:00 pm

    Woody Allen famously loves women. But as the historic record would show, his relationship to them in life is a bit more complicated. Likewise, his depiction of them on screen—whether neurotic or smoldering—is also fraught.

    It could be argued that Allen’s female characters are women... 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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