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  • The Emmys enter the age of ethnicity

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 16, 2015 | 1:20 pm

    This year, once again, there are plenty of Jews and Jewish-themed shows among the Emmy nominees — pointing them out would be pointing out the obvious. But what really sets apart this year’s crop of nominees from years past is how much more deeply and authentically Judaism is...

  • L.A.’s reigning queen of cannabis is a pot ‘doctor’ to the stars

    June 15, 2015 | 11:03 am

    Stepping into the lobby of the West Hollywood medical marijuana dispensary where Dina Browner serves up buds to movie stars, it’s hard to miss the name Snoop Lion splashed across a hydroponic grow box painted red, green and gold.

    The Rastafarian rapper formerly known as Snoop...

  • Lacking long-term plans, many U.S. Jewish cemeteries in neglect

    December 19, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    For years, the historic Jewish cemetery was so overgrown with weeds, plagued by toppled headstones, and littered with fallen branches, beer cans and snack-food wrappers that at least a quarter of its graves were impossible to reach.

    Even now, after a $140,000 cleanup and improved...

  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan on playing a Jewish hotelier

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 7, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    “It’s Jeffrey Dean,” a voice says on the line, and it’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Jewish hotel mogul Ike Evans in the 1950s Miami noir series “Magic City” on STARZ.  Dean says he’s driving his 2-year-old son, Gus, to a cabin in the Catskills, a nice vacation from the...

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  • Producers Jami Gertz and Stacey Lubliner of “A Better Life”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 8, 2011 | 6:27 pm

    On a white couch in their airy and still very new-looking Beverly Hills offices, actress Jami Gertz and former agent Stacey Lubliner recounted how they came together to form Lime Orchard productions, whose first feature, “A Better Life,” will premiere at the Los Angeles Film...

  • Jenji Kohan: Smoking the Stereotypes

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 20, 2009 | 10:03 am

    Unlike most Hollywood writers, Jenji Kohan got her creative education at the family dinner table, where there was a subtle, but largely predetermined, genetic imperative to write. On any given night, those present included her Emmy-winning writer father, her acclaimed novelist...

  • LIVE VIDEO: ‘Weeds’ Creator Talks with JewishJournal.com’s Danielle Berrin [2pm]

    By Jay Firestone

    April 26, 2009 | 1:38 pm

    UPDATE: This is replay of a live broadcast from Sunday, April 26, 2009

    Tune in at 2:00pm for a JewishJournal.com LIVE broadcast from the Skirball Cultural Center, where Hollywood Jew reporter, Danielle Berrin leads an “Inside the Actor’s Studio” discussion with ‘Weeds’ creator,...

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