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Ari Emanuel: Mogul on the rise

By Danielle Berrin

June 10, 2009 | 6:44 pm

Ari Emanuel is possibly the only contender to become the next big Hollywood mogul.

The young, brash, uncompromising superagent is on the ascending arc of his career: he is the architect... read on

  • SAG approves new actor contracts…finally

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 10, 2009 | 5:12 pm

    After deeply divided negotiations that went on a full year after actor contracts expire last June, the Screen Actors Guild has finally settled on a new contract. Unsurprisingly, SAG prexy Alan Rosenberg, whom I profiled last March, called the contract “devastatingly unsatisfactory”... read on

  • Are Leo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli calling it quits?

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 10, 2009 | 2:47 am

    I’m much more interested in the Bar Refaeli I can chastise for dodging Israeli army service than I am in the supermodel who’s dating Leonardo DiCaprio. But these are times in which speculating about the status of celebrity love lives is actually newsworthy. The problem is, I can’t... read on

  • Adam Lambert’s gay liberation in Rolling Stone

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 9, 2009 | 8:07 pm

    Today the internet is ablaze with news of Adam Lambert’s self-outing in Rolling Stone magazine. I find the outpouring fascinating and confusing, while the news itself of course, is utterly unsurprising. “I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I’m gay,”... read on

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  • Ed Zwick puts Jake Gyllenhaal on Viagra

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 8, 2009 | 2:49 pm

    Ed Zwick has the antidote to those embarrassing barbs about Jewish male virility (something to do with size…). Zwick, who last directed a bunch of robust Jewish males in the resistance film “Defiance” has since discovered the importance of Viagra—and not simply for its mechanical... read on

  • Edgar Bronfman moving to London

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 3, 2009 | 5:05 pm

    Why are U.S. billionaires absconding for London? The tax rate there is substantially higher for the wealthy than in the U.S., clocking in at 50%. But who cares, says Edgar Bronfman, heir to the Seagram fortune and who also belongs to one of the Jewish world’s most dedicated... read on

  • The point of Sacha Baron Cohen’s tussle with Eminem

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 2, 2009 | 3:55 pm

    The hilarious and high-profile stunt orchestrated by Sacha Baron Cohen and Eminem at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards was indeed staged, but it’s still stunning. 

    “As publicity stunts go, it might not have been the most imaginative, but you had to admire the precision of its execution and... read on

  • Hunting Nazis: the new Holocaust film

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 1, 2009 | 1:55 pm

    A new spate of Holocaust films are finally letting Jews have their revenge.

    This comes after decades of Hollywood’s preferred Holocaust, in which Jews diligently parade to their deaths and evil Nazis escape to Canada. But lately, a handful of filmmakers are imagining a new ending.... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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