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  • Libyan dictator’s son forks up $100 million to work with Jewish producer

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 21, 2010 | 10:10 am

    Crazy things happen in Cannes: Saadi Gadhafi, the middle son of the Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has agreed to spend $100 million backing Matt Beckerman’s film fund with a slate of 20 films over five years, reports Sharon Waxman at TheWrap.com.

    Beckerman, a 33-year-old former... read on

  • In Hollywood, being a JAP is a good thing

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 20, 2010 | 2:25 pm

    Remember in elementary school when being called a “JAP” was an insult? Well in Hollywood, being spoiled and snobby is an asset that can make you famous. And one group of producers has it in mind to create a show about—you guessed it—Jewish American Princesses.

    The other day ... read on

  • Rabbis Brous, Wolpe head to White House for Jewish Heritage Month [UPDATED]

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 20, 2010 | 10:26 am

    Hollywood Jew has learned that two of L.A.‘s most influential and innovative rabbis—Sinai Temple’s David Wolpe and IKAR’s Sharon Brous—will head to the White House next week for the first ever Jewish Heritage Month reception with the Obamas. Other members of the L.A. Jewish community... read on

  • Tiger’s Jewish mistress Rachel Uchitel will pose for Playboy

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 17, 2010 | 9:40 am

    Rachel Uchitel, best known as Tiger Woods’ favorite mistress has inked a deal to pose for Playboy. But there’s a catch: she has three weeks to back out, no strings attached, in case she discovers her inner-Jewish modesty. Besides, she only plans to bare her top half and backside... read on

  • Brett Ratner and I bury the hatchet

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 12, 2010 | 1:17 pm

    Brett Ratner and I have a sordid past.

    He was my first big Hollywood profile and he left a lasting impression—or depression, depending on how you look at it (see below). Last week, at the Simon Wiesenthal Center gala honoring Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, I decided it was high time... read on

  • Lawrence Bender premieres ‘Countdown to Zero’ nuclear doc at Cannes

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 11, 2010 | 4:39 pm

    For Israel and much of the Jewish community, the next inconvenient truth is the quickening reality of a nuclear Iran.

    For Lawrence Bender, the producer who helmed the eye-opening global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” nuclear armament is a pending disaster. Bender and... read on

  • Steven Spielberg: The Jewish boy who won’t grow up?

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 7, 2010 | 12:40 pm

    A MUST-read on Steven Spielberg.

    Nicole LaPorte, author of the new book, “The Men Who Would Be King” (a.k.a the scions of Dreamworks: Spielberg, Katzenberg and Geffen) reveals the inside story of the failed Dreamworks empire. Her portrait of Spielberg depicts a side we haven’t... 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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