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  • Gwyneth Paltrow fetes her mom, Blythe Danner

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 20, 2015 | 4:37 pm

    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow helped kick off Oscar season by hosting an Oct. 20 lunch at Craig’s in honor of her mother, Blythe Danner, who is getting awards buzz for her role in “I’ll See You in my Dreams,” now available on iTunes.

    The independent film, written and directed by Brett...

  • Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly converting to Judaism

    September 8, 2014 | 10:47 am

    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly is converting to Judaism.

    The New York Post reported that Paltrow, the daughter of a Jewish father, was converting, citing “sources.”

    Paltrow has been following the Kabbalah movement for several years and is friends with Michael Berg,...

  • From family ghosts, a story of ‘The Immigrant’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 7, 2014 | 10:54 am

    Since the mid-1990s, writer-director James Gray, 45, has made haunting, operatic films about the fraught relationships between immigrants and their children as they struggle to assimilate and to achieve some measure of the elusive American dream.

    His debut feature, “Little...

  • Jack Paley: Celebrity chef

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 19, 2013 | 1:20 am

    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 Internet tycoons, including Oprah Winfrey, Google co-founder Larry Page and actress Gwyneth...

  • Are Jews Too Elitist To Accept Gwyneth Paltrow’s Jew-ish Kids?

    By Ilana Angel

    July 25, 2011 | 5:38 pm

    Gwyneth Paltrow has, at one time or another, announced that she does not believe in religion, is simply spiritual, and is raising her kids Jewish.  Perhaps she is a little confused about what she wants to do, or practice, but at the end of the day, does it even matter?  I say yes it...

  • Does it matter that Gwyneth Paltrow is raising her kids as Jews?

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 25, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    After coming across the recent headline announcing actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s decision to raise her kids as Jews, many probably thought, ‘Who cares?’

    That was probably followed by, ‘Hmm, I didn’t know Gwyneth Paltrow was Jewish’ (she’s half, actually; father Bruce Paltrow was Jewish,...

  • The Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles under IRS investigation

    May 6, 2011 | 10:35 am

    For more information on the investigation visit jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew.

    The Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre is under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal division.

    The probe reportedly also involves two charities that are connected with Madonna, the...

  • We got Apples and Oranges and Pears, Oh My!

    By Julia Bendis

    April 28, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    Watching Chelsea Handler the other night made me think of all the idiotic names parents give their children these days.  You might have guessed by that intro that she had none other than Gwyneth Paltrow as a guest on her show.  As Chelsea asked about her daughter Apple, I couldn’t...

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Movies, Stardom and Judaism

    By Ivor Davis

    December 30, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    For Gwyneth Paltrow winning her first Oscar earlier this year for "Shakespeare in Love" was a dream come true. But for the beautiful 27-year-old superstar it was also something of a nightmare.

    The star of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" talked about her latest film, the dark side of picking...

  • From Paltrowitch to Paltrow

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Gwyneth Paltrow, the beautiful, blond Oscar-nominated heroine of "Shakespeare in Love," is descended from a distinguished rabbinical dynasty, called Paltrowitch, which may stretch back to 17th-century Russia.

    According to the London-based Jewish Chronicle, the actress can count 33...