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Palme d’Or for ‘Amour’?

By Danielle Berrin

May 22, 2012 | 3:02 pm

Amour (2012)

There’s big buzz coming out of Cannes for Michael Haneke’s latest film, “Amour”, an ode to enduring love.

“There wasn’t a dry eye in the Lumiere for Michael Haneke’s absolutely brilliant... read on

  • Gabby Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly on marriage after assassination attempt [Q & A]

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 20, 2012 | 4:36 pm

    Tomorrow, at their annual National Tribute Dinner, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance will present a Medal of Valor to former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. The ceremony will take place May 23 at the Beverly Hilton and... read on

  • Mark Zuckerberg ties the knot

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 19, 2012 | 10:35 pm

    It’s certainly been a shavua tov (a good week) for Mark Zuckerberg, who in the past two days has officially shed bachelorhood and acquired billions.

    On Friday, Zuckerberg took the 8-year-old Facebook public for the market price of a $100 billion.

    On Saturday, Zuck announced—on... read on

  • Israel’s first brother believes in happy endings: Q & A with Iddo Netanyahu

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 19, 2012 | 10:22 pm

    Iddo Netanyahu’s first-produced play, “A Happy End,” about a Jewish couple living in Berlin on the eve of World War II, will premiere in Los Angeles May 21 as a staged reading at The Museum of Tolerance. Here he talks about also being a doctor, why writing shouldn’t be a full... read on

  • ‘Mad Men’ comes out of the (Jewish) closet

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 18, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    Here’s a line I never thought I’d hear on Mad Men: “I’ve always thought Jewish women are the most beautiful women in the world.”

    Even more surprising, it was uttered by Roger, an account executive best described as a blustering, insecure WASP. Nevermind that he was trying to... read on

  • New world view

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 15, 2012 | 9:11 pm

    Two years ago, Fred Kramer took a big, luxurious break from work to travel the world and find himself.

    In March, as the newly minted executive director of Jewish World Watch, he found himself locked in a jail cell with George Clooney.

    “It was quite a day,” Kramer said of the... read on

  • Here’s lookin at you, kid

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 15, 2012 | 11:55 am

  • The journey of a tiny Torah scroll from a concentration camp to outer space

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 14, 2012 | 8:01 pm

    A secret bar mitzvah at Bergen-Belsen. Israel’s first astronaut, Ilon Ramon. The fate of the Columbia Space Shuttle.

    “I thought I was making a documentary about the Holocaust,” director Dan Cohen tells the camera in a meta-movie about his movie, “An Article of Hope.”

    But the story... 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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