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  • What Judd Apatow thinks of the Jewish Journal

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 9, 2013 | 8:27 am

    “It’s an honor to be insulted by you,” I told Judd Apatow during an interview about his new comedy-drama, “This is 40,” about the midlife angst suffered by record label owner Pete (Paul Rudd) and his wife, Debbie (Leslie Mann). 

    “Yes, exactly!” Apatow replied.

    I’d interviewed...

  • Paul Rudd Q & A:  ‘This is 40’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 28, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    “There are a couple of Jewish jokes that I think are just great,” actor Paul Rudd said, eagerly, leaning forward on a couch at the Four Seasons Hotel, where he was recently promoting his new Judd Apatow film, “This is 40.”  “This Jewish kid asks his dad, ‘Can I borrow $30?'  And...

  • Judd Apatow mines midlife angst for ‘This Is 40’ [BONUS TRAILER]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 19, 2012 | 3:41 pm

    “I insult myself all the time in my movies, so why not you?” comedy mogul Judd Apatow joked during a recent interview.

    He was addressing my question about a scene in his new movie, “This Is 40,” where a shlubby journalist wearing a yarmulke shows up to do an interview and is...

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Wanderlust’ review [VIDEO]

    by Joan Alperin-Schwartz (video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    February 23, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Things aren’t going well for married couple Linda (Jennifer Aniston) and George (Paul Rudd).

    HBO has rejected Linda’s documentary on penguins suffering from testicular cancer. They felt it wasn’t sexy or violent enough…And…George’s company has just been raided by the FBI. Oh…he’s...

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  • Jonah Hill: ‘Moneyball’s’ super-talented, super-nice Jewish boy [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 11, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    Five minutes late to an interview at House Cafe on Beverly Boulevard, Jonah Hill apologizes like a contrite teenager. “I’m sorry I’m tardy,” he says, explaining he’d just flown in from shooting “Neighborhood Watch” in Atlanta and was scrambling to finish his Chanukah shopping.  His...

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Our Idiot Brother’ review

    by Joan Alperin-Schwartz (video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    August 26, 2011 | 11:48 am

    Paul Rudd is Ned Rochlin, an organic farmer, who sees the good in everyone. So when a policeman comes up to him at a local Farmers Market and begs Ned to sell him some weed, he’s only to happy to oblige. Afterall, Ned felt sorry for the cop, who said he was suffering from job-related...

  • Paul Rudd on “Dinner for Schmucks”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 1, 2010 | 2:53 pm

    Journal Arts & Entertainment Editor Naomi Pfefferman caught up with actor Paul Rudd, director Jay Roach and others from “Dinner for Schmucks,” which opened Friday around $8 million at the box office, giving the previous number one film, “Inception,” a run for its money.  The topic...

  • The Scribes of “Dinner for Schmucks”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 29, 2010 | 7:02 pm

    “’Schmuck’ is a funny word,” said Michael Handelman, co-screenwriter of “Dinner for Schmucks.”

    “It’s one of those very satisfying words to say,” added co-screenwriter David Guion.

    The New York-based scribes, both 39, were in Los Angeles recently to discuss...

  • The Awkward Guy’s Guide to Making Man-Friends

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 18, 2009 | 4:02 am

    “I’ve definitely been riding the ‘awkward train’ my entire career,” says John Hamburg, co-writer and director of the new comedy, “I Love You, Man.”

    “I had no trouble figuring out who was the wimpy Jewish kid in high school, because it was me and everyone else I...

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