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  • William Morris Endeavor ousting some of its top Jews

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 17, 2009 | 3:44 pm

    The new William Morris Endeavor is being run by one of Hollywood’s most powerful Jews—Ari Emanuel. But amid the shake-ups that have accompanied the merger he orchestrated, some of the former William Morris Agency’s top Jewish talent are being let go.

    Back in April, there was news... read on

  • Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber visit Israel [PHOTOS]

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 16, 2009 | 4:07 pm

    Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber spent the early part of their summer visiting Israel with their two children, Alexander Peter (Sasha), 2, and Samuel, 5 mos. They enjoyed the usual tourist treats like visiting the Western Wall in Jerusalem, where Liev wrapped himself in Tefillin and Naomi prayed with her youngest son. And then they headed North to the Galilee, where the family planted trees with Jewish National Fund.


  • David Carradine - Kung Fu King [EXCLUSIVE RARE PHOTOS]

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 16, 2009 | 3:32 pm

    [more photos below]

    By Mical Welles

    Photo by Mical Welles

    It was a rainy, almost storming, Tuesday night, around 11:00pm, when I stopped in a shell gas station on Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana.  It was a few days after my husband’s death and I was getting gas after driving aimlessly... read on

  • Does Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Bruno’ expose homophobia?

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 15, 2009 | 7:07 pm

    So far, Sacha Baron Cohen’s PR tactic for his new film “Bruno” is to deny all interviews. Instead, he is orchestrating a series of live dramatic stunts as the film’s title character, a flamboyantly gay fashionista who aspires to be “the most famous Austrian since Hitler.” The first... read on

  • VIDEO: Jeremy Piven talks about offensive speech on ‘Entourage’

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 15, 2009 | 3:03 pm

    In person he’s so sweet, and he brings his mother to awards shows—but on HBO’s “Entourage” Jeremy Piven’s character, Ari Gold is a ruthless Hollywood personality who knows no limits to his temper. Here Piven explains his sensitivity to the movie stars he crudely knocks on the show. (Hint: watch out Zac Efron, who is rumored to be appearing on the show soon—that is, if Adam Lambert lets him off the hook from Burning Man.)

    Clip from The Hollywood Reporter:

  • Ari Emanuel: Mogul on the rise

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 10, 2009 | 6:44 pm

    Ari Emanuel is possibly the only contender to become the next big Hollywood mogul.

    The young, brash, uncompromising superagent is on the ascending arc of his career: he is the architect of the new powerhouse agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, which he will run, and has... read on

  • SAG approves new actor contracts…finally

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 10, 2009 | 5:12 pm

    After deeply divided negotiations that went on a full year after actor contracts expire last June, the Screen Actors Guild has finally settled on a new contract. Unsurprisingly, SAG prexy Alan Rosenberg, whom I profiled last March, called the contract “devastatingly unsatisfactory”... read on

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