The legendary television and film producer died at the age of 83 after suffering a stroke.
Born to Jewish parents on 22 April 1923, in Dallas, Texas, Spelling enjoyed more than five decades of career success on both the small and big screens. His world renowned and widely celebrated work launched the careers of many major stars of the 1980s.
A San Francisco-wide ban on the circumcision of males under the age of 18 has moved a step closer to reality after sufficient residents signed a petition to get the issue on the agenda for a vote in November.
One of the most prominent female filmmakers working today, Nora Ephron's life has included a high-profile marriage and divorce, critical and popular acclaim and a close-up view of the Watergate investigation.
"I would like to wish Israel another 63 years of great joy, peace and a thriving economy.
"I've had the pleasure of being there many times and have seen it from a bodybuilding point of view, from a tourist's point of view, from an entertainer's point of view, from the governor's point of view. I'm looking forwards to going there many more times."