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Jewish Bad Girl Theda Bara Never Won an Oscar

But ‘the Vamp’ of the silent screen may have spawned today’s Hollywood starlet

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The Celebrity Whisperer

Harvey Levin, the mastermind behind celebrity news giant TMZ, was recently profiled by ‘The New Yorker.’ And boy, is that an ugly business.

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What Being ‘Too Jewish’ in Hollywood Really Means

Actor Zachary Levi recently said he’s been turned down for multiple roles because he was told he was ‘too Jewish’

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Oh, Mel: Golden Globes Wrap-up

The stars, they were a-drinkin’

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The Force Isn’t With Me Anymore

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a Star Wars fanatic. But now—as an adult, an Orthodox Jew, and a parent concerned about Hollywood’s morals—I’m resisting the urge to see the new movie.

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Run This Town

Do ‘The Jews’, as per Google, really head up Hollywood?

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Hollywood, Money, Stereotypes

‘There are also many, many Jewish artists in the entertainment industry who also have to pay their agents and managers who are sometimes also Jewish’

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Meet the Einstein of Hair Extensions Who Provides Hollywood With Legendary Locks

Piny Benzaken provided Farrah Fawcett with her perfect—and Jewish—weave

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Hollywood at Its Worst

The ‘Entourage’ movie is one giant, stereotypical step backward

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Spielberg and Goldwyn—on Snapchat

Filmmaking scions star in scripted series on the social media network

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Rotting Corpse-Brides of Jewish Hollywood

Ari Folman’s sci-fi half-animated ‘The Congress,’ David Cronenberg’s horror comedy ‘Maps to the Stars,’ and the end of movies

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Amy Pascal Stepping Down After Sony Hack

Longtime studio head will form her own production company within Sony

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The Maccabees Would Never Have Canceled ‘The Interview’

And if we can’t see it in theaters, it should be streamed into our homes

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What Hollywood Gets That Obama Doesn’t

Recognizing North Korea’s very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview

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What the Sony Hack Reveals About Hollywood

And how leaked email gaffes could impact the entire industry

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The Big Screen Gets Biblical, Again

A rabbi’s take on Ridley Scott’s new blockbuster, Exodus: Gods and Kings

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Mike Nichols: ‘Jewish Humor Is a Way of Surviving’

An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish

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The Hollywood Mogul Who Saved My Father’s Life

Universal Studios chief Carl Laemmle helped hundreds flee Nazi Germany

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Lauren Bacall, I Love You

And after years not caring about such things, I loved learning you were Jewish

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Fabulous, Formidable Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

The captivating queen of Old Hollywood was a Jewish girl from Brooklyn

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Iconic Israeli Director Menahem Golan Dies at 85

Film about his Hollywood movie empire debuted at 2014 Cannes Film Festival

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Dawn of the Planet of Qasem Suleimani

In Hollywood’s twisted view of hardliners, lessons for our generals, diplomats, and politicians

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Meet Hollywood’s Summertime Inaction Heroes!

The Age of Obama comes to the multiplex with the new Transformers and X-Men movies

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When Hollywood Was Scared To Depict Anti-Semitism, It Made ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’

Screening this week on TCM, Elia Kazan’s film is a remarkable document of a vanished era of American Jewish life

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Seth Rogen Exemplifies the Jewish Journey From Chosen People to Just Showing Up

Beer and loafing in Las Vegas, on the heels of the everyman star of the new stoner man-child comedy ‘Neighbors’

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Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Is a Hot, Wet, Cinematic Mess

It rains and rains in the most eccentric Old Testament adaptation, and most Jewish biblical blockbuster, ever made

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Bassler’s Letter: How Hollywood’s Man in Vienna Escaped the Nazis

A fascinating letter tells the gripping story of the fateful extraction of the influential film industry lawyer Paul Koretz

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Hollywood’s Oscar-Winning Rabbi Takes Jewish History to the Stars

Marvin Hier puts two decades of documentary filmmaking to work—but for what cause?

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A Question From the Tattler: Why Didn’t John Travolta Know Who Idina Menzel Is?

Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career

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Hollywood’s Greatest Masterpieces Get Religion, Unlike Schlocky Biblical Dramas

Forget ‘Noah’ or ‘Son of God’; to engage religious viewers, Hollywood should make more films like ‘Groundhog Day’ or ‘2001’

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