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  • Waltzing to the top

    By Tom Tugend

    January 5, 2009 | 1:51 am

    Israel’s “Waltz with Bashir” received another major boost when the cream of American movie critics picked the path-breaking animated film for top honors.

    The National Society of Film Critics named “Waltz” as the best picture of 2008 at its annual meeting on Saturday (1/3)... read on

  • Roseanne is not funny but she *is* an ignorant fool

    By The Web Guy

    January 2, 2009 | 5:19 pm

    We already knew she wasn’t funny after we walked out on her disgusting routine about her vagina which marred an otherwise excellent benefit show organized by Sarah Silverman for Israel’s Arava Institute, but we didn’t realize how ignorant she was until now.

    From Roseanne’s blog:

    ... read on

  • A Golden Nod to ‘The Reader’? Really?

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 17, 2008 | 3:45 am

    There is little doubt in my mind that Kate Winslet is one of Hollywood’s most talented screen gems. It was she, as much as Leo, that kept me going back to see Titanic over and over and over again. Amidst all the melodrama sinking into the sea, it was Winslet that kept the film afloat... read on

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  • Babs misses Obama at Kennedy Center

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 9, 2008 | 9:57 pm

    Once a dedicated Clinton supporter, good ‘ol Babs now has eyes only for Obama. To her credit, the Democratic switch hitter had a ready endorsement for the President elect as soon as he won victory in the primary, and her devotion hasn’t wavered.

    Honored for lifetime achievement in... read on

  • Free Clinic Fundraiser

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 8, 2008 | 5:35 pm

    What hard times?

    The economic recession proved no barrier to fundraising for The Saban Free Clinic among Hollywood’s elite on Nov. 24 at the Beverly Hilton. Among those who helped raise $1.3 million for the affordable health care clinic with four locations across the city were: CBS... read on

  • Roman Polanski wants sex charges dropped

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 4, 2008 | 3:10 pm

    You can’t get away with everything in Hollywood—-or can you? Just ask Roman Polanski, who absconded from the country over three decades ago when he was charged with drugging and then having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Despite her pleas to have the charges dropped and the licentious... read on

  • Irv Brecher, Oscar winner,  Marx Brothers writer, dead at 94

    By The Web Guy

    November 19, 2008 | 5:44 pm

    Irving Brecher, a comedy writer whose career in radio, television and the movies included writing two Marx Brothers comedies, co-writing the Judy Garland musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” and creating the radio and TV series “The Life of Riley,” has died. He was 94.

    Brecher died of... 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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