‘Zero Dark’ writer faces the controversy Hollywood
The time: 2003. The place: Black Site — Undisclosed Location. A battered man strung up by his wrists is being questioned by an interrogator. When he refuses to answer, he is forced to the ground and. . .
Cheryl Cohen Greene: Sex Surrogate Hollywood
Cheryl Cohen Greene has spent the last 40 years making her living having sex with people, but she’s not a prostitute. Greene is one of a small number of specialists in the United States known as sex. . .
Jack Paley: Celebrity chef Hollywood Jew
When Hollywood wants to throw a dinner party, Jack Paley often gets the call. The veteran chef, who primarily works solo, is known to have cooked for a vast array of entertainment titans and Interne. . .
The Torah of Les Misérables Hollywood Jew
So what if the Les Mis cast of characers are thoroughly Christian and utterly French -- there's still Torah to be found in Victor Hugo's epic tale of redemption, writes Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky, a liber. . .
Benh Zeitlin: Conquering his ‘Beasts’ The Ticket
In 2008, while doing research for what would become his first feature, “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” Benh Zeitlin climbed inside the pickup truck he had purchased for $500 and drove down each of th. . .
Oscar gold again eludes Israel’s grasp Bloggish A brief groan of disappointment swept through the crowd of some 200 Israelis gathered at a Westside hotel with the announcement that the Iranian entry, “A Separation,” had beaten out four other fi. . .
Hollywood celebrates ... Itself Hollywood Jew Everyone likes an ego boost.
In Hollywood, merely a few months ago, critics and commentators were lamenting the lost luster of movie magic.
In a blunt commentary last November titled “Film Is Dea. . .
Revisiting Jonah Hill, Oscar nominee! The Ticket Jonah Hill is up for a supporting actor Oscar for his first dramatic turn in a major studio feature, “Moneyball,” and this whole awards season has been a heady time for the 28-year-old performer. . . .
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