Jewish Journal

NBC chair Ben Silverman resigns

By Danielle Berrin

July 27, 2009 | 7:56 pm

NBC Chairman Ben Silverman is vacating his post after two tough years at the helm of the network.

Better known for his hard partying lifestyle than his ability to improve ratings,... read on

  • Turf War: Sharon Waxman and Nikki Finke duke it out (again)

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 24, 2009 | 8:55 pm

    What began as a catfight has become a turf war inside the world of Hollywood journalism. And it stars two of the industry’s most prominent online news sources, Sharon Waxman, editor of The Wrap and Nikki Finke, creator of Deadline Hollywood Daily, both of whom happen to be Jewish.

    ... read on
  • “I four-letter word you!” [VIDEO BELOW]

    By Rob Eshman

    July 24, 2009 | 2:42 am

    “One Night Stand” is like no musical you’ve ever seen.  It’s like no musical anyone’s ever seen—literally. The seven young performers taking the stage at the Hudson Theatre each night put on a full one hour heart-tugging, belly-laughing, jaw-dropping Broadway musical—and it... read on

  • Paula Abdul demands $20 million to return to ‘Idol’

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 23, 2009 | 5:50 pm

    NY Magazine reported Tuesday that Paula Abdul, the L.A. Laker turned pop star turned ‘American Idol’ judge is demanding $20 million to return to the show next year. Producers have offered Abdul $10 million for the 2010 season—a pittance if you consider it’s only a five-fold increase... read on

  • Haim Saban sued by former attorney, accused of tax evasion

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 22, 2009 | 4:43 pm

    Haim Saban, the billionaire media mogul and prominent Democrat, is being sued by his former tax attorney for an alleged multimillion-dollar tax dodge. The suit was filed Tuesday in L.A. Superior Court by Matthew Krane, a once prominent Hollywood lawyer who now sits in jail awaiting... read on

  • Jeff Garlin Can’t Curb His Enthusiasm for the Farmers Market

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 21, 2009 | 6:36 pm

    Jeff Garlin burst onto the national scene as Larry David’s schlemiel of a manager on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which will begin its seventh season on HBO this fall, but last week his focus was decidedly local – at Third and Fairfax– as he emceed the Farmers Market’s 75th... read on

  • 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

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