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  • How True is “The Social Network:” Ask Executive Producer Kevin Spacey [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 10, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    With the continuing discussion surrounding the Facebook saga “The Social Network” – specifically how true the film is or isn’t – I sought some answers about the film’s veracity with Kevin Spacey, whose Trigger Street Productions produced the movie.

    Over lox and eggs at...

  • Lovitz on lying, the Talmud and ‘Casino Jack’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 16, 2010 | 7:13 pm

    “I hate lying,” Jon Lovitz, the comedian, actor and comedy club owner said without a touch of humor in his voice.  “I just can’t stand it.  I don’t see the advantage of it.  It makes me physically ill.”

    It’s the reason, he said, that he has become something of a...

  • Golden Globes 2011:  The Jewish nominees

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 14, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    “The King’s Speech”—which today snagged seven Golden Globe Awards nominations, the most of any contending film – is the brainchild of British screenwriter and nominee David Seidler, whose flight from the Nazis and Jewish family trauma partly inspired the movie.  Other...

  • New Documentary ‘Casino Jack’ Considers Abramoff’s Jewish Roots

    By Tom Tugend

    May 4, 2010 | 4:47 pm

    When Jack Abramoff was a high school football and weightlifting jock and an indifferent young Jew growing up in Beverly Hills, he saw the movie version of “Fiddler on the Roof,” and it changed his life.

    The musical about God-fearing folks in the fictional shtetl of Anatevka had...