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  • Are Pitt and Portman hooking up?

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 18, 2009 | 4:18 pm

    Love! Food! Sotheby’s auctions? That’s the basic premise of a soon-to-be film starring Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman, who championed the project.

    The rights to the fresh-off-the-presses book, “Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold... read on

  • Esquire mag crowns 5 Israeli babes, from Bar Refaeli to Gal Gadot

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 17, 2009 | 8:21 pm

    The April issue of Esquire magazine establishes an entirely old, but newly realized fact: Israeli women are stunning.

    In honor of supermodel Bar Refaeli’s first Sports Illustrated cover, Esquire devoted their regular “Women We Love” feature to their five Israeli favorites.

    ... read on
  • From mafia to movie moguls: David Chase debuts miniseries on the creation of Hollywood

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 17, 2009 | 2:00 pm

    Sopranos creator David Chase will write and produce a new HBO miniseries about the creation of Hollywood. The series, titled “A Ribbon of Dreams” comes from the Orson Welles metaphor, “A film is a ribbon of dreams.” The story focuses on two men from different backgrounds who rise... read on

  • Obama will talk to Leno on ‘The Tonight Show’

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 17, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    That history-making Barack Obama is at it again with another historic “first.” As if becoming the first African-American president in U.S. history wasn’t enough, he will become the first sitting president—drum roll please—to appear on a late-night talk show. President Obama will hit... read on

  • Lindsay Lohan: From Jewish to Jail?

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 16, 2009 | 10:50 pm

    Not exactly. The tabloid-clinging starlet who, weeks ago, was scouting synagogues in London for a rumored wedding to girlfriend Samantha Ronson (and who then announced she was converting to Judaism) averted an arrest warrant earlier today.

    According to the L.A. Times (whose reports... read on

  • Paul Rudd and Jason Segel Star in the ‘Bromance’

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 16, 2009 | 5:46 pm

    The new film “I Love You, Man” is a revelation. If only because, it introduces two hugely dorky Jews as leading men. Shouldn’t they be movie execs? Or own football teams?

    Heck no, says the film: Jewish men are hot—even desirable—so what if they’re overgrown 13-year-olds with a... read on

  • Rejected By Hollywood: Ron Silver’s Political Legacy

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 16, 2009 | 2:37 pm

    Reading through the many obituaries written about the passing of Ron Silver, you’ll learn a few things about the guy: he was a Tony-winning actor (for his role as a producer in David Mamet’s “Speed The Plow”), a switch-hitting political activist (once a lefty, he converted to... 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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