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  • Hollywood failures: Sean Penn, ‘Billions’ and #OscarsSoWhite

    By Danielle Berrin

    3 weeks ago

    The only industry that fared worse last week than Wall Street, with its steadily declining stock market and calls from investors to “sell everything,” was its more glamorous West Coast counterpart in Hollywood. 

    Let’s start with Sean Penn, the actor well-known for getting himself...

  • El Chapo wears Jewish fashion designers, and you can too

    3 weeks ago

    A schmatta, it’s not.

    The infamous Mexican cartel boss Joaquín Guzmán — better known as El Chapo — is in the news after a widely publicized interview with Sean Penn in Rolling Stone magazine led to his capture (again). In the days that followed, photos of the actor and the drug...

  • What do Rick Perry, Sean Penn, Sheldon Adelson and Chris Christie have in common?

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    May 19, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    The last time New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke at a venue attended by Sheldon Adelson, he alienated the Republican Party mega-donor and other hawkish pro-Israel Jews by referring to the West Bank as “the occupied territories.”

    Sunday night at a gala awards program in...

  • Shmuley Boteach to honor Sean Penn

    March 11, 2014 | 10:19 am

    Who needs another Oscar when you’re about to be crowned the 2014 Champion of Jewish Justice? Not to put words in his mouth or anything, but we’ll bet that was what two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn was saying to his girlfriend Charlize Theron as soon as they stopped “making...

  • Sean Penn lobbies for Charedi man imprisoned in Bolivia

    May 21, 2013 | 10:41 am

    Actor Sean Penn urged a congressional hearing to pressure Bolivia to release a Charedi Orthodox father of five under house arrest in the country.

    Penn appeared Monday at a hearing on the case of Jacob Ostreicher of Brooklyn, who has been held nearly two years in Bolivia on...

  • Israeli Actress Liraz Charhi in “Fair Game” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 3, 2010 | 6:18 pm

    Doug Liman’s “Fair Game” – about the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame by the George W. Bush Administration – is earning Oscar buzz for stars Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.  But Israeli actress Liraz Charhi also stands out for her pivotal, heartbreaking turn as Zahraa, an...

  • Fairness not just a game for director

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 27, 2010 | 9:45 am

    Director Doug Liman’s Manhattan home is adorned with more than a dozen photographs and even a painting of his late father, the legendary Jewish attorney Arthur Liman. While the nameplate on his doorbell reads Bourne, J. — a reference to the hero of his hit spy thriller, “The...

  • ‘Milk’ captures doomed life of gay, Jewish politician

    December 10, 2008 | 3:59 pm

    The trailer


    Harvey Milk often carried a sign with those words on marches during his activist days in the 1970s, his nephew Stuart Milk says. The first openly gay man in the country to be elected to public office "was not religious or...

  • Jews Flop in Big Oscar Award Wins

    By Tom Tugend

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The 76th Academy Awards brought much cheer to New Zealand, home of the 11 Oscar-winning "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," but little to ethnocentric Jews.

    There was a dollop of consolation in the best actor win for Sean Penn, son of the late Jewish television director...

  • Spectator

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 16, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Sean Penn (center), with parents Eileen Ryan and Leo Penn.Photo by Randy Berez.
    Back row, left to right: Melissa Fitzgerald, James Gandolfini,Robin Lange and Laura Jane Salvata. Seated, Eileen Ryan and Leo Penn.Photo by Randy Berez.

    Call it "A Family Affair."

    Actors Leo Penn and Eileen...