Hollywood Figures Snared in Madoff Scandal


“Good news, bad news” probably doesn’t begin to describe the day Hollywood screenwriter Eric Roth had last week.

Roth was nominated Thursday for a Golden Globe award as screenwriter of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” And that same day, he learned that he lost all his retirement money to Bernard Madoff’s alleged $50-billion Ponzi scheme.

Madoff’s decades-long enterprise also entangled such high-profile investors as director Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive of DreamWorks Animation SKG.

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