Jacob Bernstein is a former senior reporter at The Daily Beast. He has also written for New York magazine, Paper, and The Huffington Post.


The star’s head-spinning treasure trove: more than a dozen houses, two Bahamian islands, dinosaur skulls, the shah of Iran's Lamborghini (and more). Fun while it lasted.

Bright Star

India’s first bona fide Hollywood star in ages keeps getting cast in depressing roles. Between laughs, she talks about never saying ‘no’ in Michael Winterbottom’s Tess remake Trishna, getting cast in Slumdog, and more.

For celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, honesty was the only option when it came to writing his new memoir, Yes, Chef. He talks about his unlikely childhood, failed restaurants, and more with Jacob Bernstein.

The former child star was arrested early Friday morning for driving under the influence. The arrest comes just two years after her retirement at age 24. At the time of her retirement, Jacob Bernstein investigated her erratic behavior.

Reel Reality

Nonfiction works like Mike Daisey’s disgraced Apple exposé and Davis Guggenheim’s new Obama video blur the line between journalism and promotion, says Jacob Bernstein.

Bad Vibes

Snooki’s reported pregnancy is a publicity stunt. She’s not ready to handle a baby. Her new fiancé should do a paternity test—and by the way, he’s only with the Jersey Shore star for the attention. Emilio Masella riffs on his former girlfriend.