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  • Harry Potter and the “Half-Blood” Jews

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 15, 2009 | 3:51 pm

    As “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” opens today to mostly stellar reviews, the title itself evokes why the book and film series have so resonated with Jewish audiences. Like all the “Potter” films – based on J.K. Rowling’s best-sellers – “Prince” is rife... read on

  • Will Britney Become Jewish?  Has She?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 14, 2009 | 3:49 pm

    This week ABC News sent Twitter all atwitter with a photo of Britney Spears sporting a Star of David necklace.  Has the pop star, asked ABC, converted to Judaism?

    The comeback queen has had a variety of religious dabblings over the years, including Kabbalah and Hinduism, despite her... read on

  • Seinfeld Does Reality TV

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 9, 2009 | 6:37 pm

    Not long ago on “Charlie Rose,” the talk show host kept asking Jerry Seinfeld if he wanted to do more TV.  Jerry was adamant:  After his wildly-successful NBC series “Seinfeld,” he had been there, done that.  Sorry.  Now it seems the king of 1990s observational comedy—who is perhaps... read on

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  • Bruno and Homophobia, Part 2

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 6, 2009 | 7:02 pm

    Is Bruno the feel-good movie of the year for gay-bashers?  Or a militantly pro-tolerance film that channels the creative juices of Don Rickles and his Jewish comedy predecessors?

    Universal Pictures has put an embargo on reviews until the day before the film’s July 10 release, but... read on

  • Ex-Beatles, Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein dies at 77

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 6, 2009 | 1:12 pm

    From CNN.com:

    “Music manager Allen Klein, whose clients included the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his publicist said. Klein was 77.

    The son of Jewish immigrants from Hungary, Klein founded his firm Allen Klein & Co.... read on

  • Jackson’s former wife sues for custody of kids

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 2, 2009 | 5:28 pm

    Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson’s former wife and mother of his two oldest children, asked a court in Los Angeles to restore her parental rights, partly because of the pop icon’s association with the Nation of Islam, “whose members don’t like Jews.”
        “Because she is... read on

  • Scene with LaToya Jackson cut from ‘Bruno’

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 26, 2009 | 5:53 pm

    Days before its U.S. premiere, the makers of “Bruno” have permanently cut a scene involving LaToya Jackson from the film. A studio spokesperson told The Wrap that the move was “out of respect for the Jackson family,” wisely sensing that this is not the best time for the sister of the... read on

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