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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... 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

  • Adam Lambert: Jewish and gay

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 29, 2009 | 5:35 pm

    At a time when they desperately need it, the gay movement may be getting a most precious addition: Adam Lambert. The edgy rocker from “American Idol” who in the past has been coy about his sexuality, is reportedly coming out to Rolling Stone magazine in next month’s cover story. NOT... read on

  • Phil Spector gets 19 years to life for murder

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 29, 2009 | 5:29 pm

    Wacky music producer Phil Spector who last April was convicted of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson has been sentenced to 19 years to life in prison.

    Spector was once one of the most sought after music producers in the industry, having worked with the Ronettes, the Beatles, Tina... read on

  • Adam Lambert dismisses AT&T voting scandal

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 29, 2009 | 2:42 pm

    It was the “American Idol” scandal heard round the world.

    When word leaked that AT&T may have swayed American Idol’s outcome in favor of Kris Allen, Adam Lambert fans went crazy on the internet. According to the NY Times, AT&T, the only wireless provider that can be used to cast... read on

  • Hollywood hosts Obama at democratic fundraiser

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 28, 2009 | 4:03 pm

    Anyone who got stuck in massive road closures yesterday might have guessed that President Obama was in town. And they would be right: the nation’s chief executive headed straight to the chieftains of Hollywood to raise some cash for democratic debt. Tinseltown’s mightiest... read on

  • The Jews of ‘Terminator Salvation’

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 25, 2009 | 11:21 am

    I saw ‘Terminator Salvation’ last night in New York City. It was big, loud and emotionally devoid of any character or outcome I might care about. Either ‘Terminator’ 1 and 2 were far superior films or I couldn’t muster the belief that Christian Bale’s John Connor was a hero when he... 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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