Showbiz

UK Jewish Film Festival opens with gala on London’s Southbank

By Barry Toberman, November 7, 2014

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has praised the UK Jewish Film Festival and the Jewish contribution to the movie industry worldwide.

Mr Javid said the festival had for the past two decades “provided a unique platform for hundreds of film-makers telling thousands of stories, stories that provide stimulating and unique views of Jewish and Israeli culture”.

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Claudia Winkleman’s daughter injured in Halloween fire horror

By Naomi Firsht, November 5, 2014

Claudia Winkleman’s daughter is in hospital after her Halloween costume caught fire leaving her badly burnt.

Eight-year-old Matilda’s witch outfit went up in flames when she brushed past some candles inside a pumpkin while trick-or-treating on Friday night.

The Strictly Come Dancing presenter missed Saturday and Sunday’s shows to stay by the bedside of her daughter.

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Mark Lewis: Hacking’s like speeding. You know it’s wrong, but you do it

By Sandy Rashty, October 15, 2014

Mark Lewis steps on to a makeshift stage outside the Qatar embassy in central London.

As a lawyer, he is well known for representing more than 120 victims of phone-hacking and exposing the News of the World’s role in the scandal.

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Jewish candidates survive first round of The Apprentice

By Sandy Rashty, October 14, 2014

Two Jewish candidates taking part in The Apprentice business show have survived the first round of eliminations.

Daniel Lassman, 27, and 23-year-old Ella Jade Bitton progressed to the next round after company director Chiles Cartwright was fired by Lord Sugar.

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The Apprentice is back, will we have a winner?

By Sandy Rashty, October 14, 2014

A Maccabi league footballer and a teenage business prodigy are among the 20 candidates vying to win The Apprentice.

As the BBC's reality show kicks off its 10th series this week, Daniel Lassman and Ella Jade Bitton will be hoping to take home the prize of £250,000 worth of investment and a chance to co-own a company with host Lord Sugar.

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Two Jewish entrepreneurs to compete on The Apprentice

By Sandy Rashty, October 7, 2014

Lord Sugar is back for the tenth series of The Apprentice – and two Jewish contestants are hoping to win the BBC’s business-themed reality TV show.

Former JC reporter Daniel Lassman, 27, and Ella Jade Bitton, 23, are among 20 candidates hoping to take home the prize of £250,000 worth of investment.

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Singer Lynsey de Paul dies after brain haemorrhage

By JCReporter, October 2, 2014

Jewish singer-songwriter Lynsey de Paul has died at the age of 64, after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

Her family said that she had been in perfect health and that her death was completely unexpected.

Born Lynsey Monckton Rubin in Edgware, north London, Ms de Paul had a string of pop hits in the 1970s, and represented the UK in the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest.

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Jess Glynne nominated for Mobo music award

By Naomi Firsht, September 24, 2014

Jess Glynne has been nominated for the best newcomer category of the Mobo awards.

The singer, who was interviewed in the JC in July, burst onto the music scene when she sang the vocals on Clean Bandit’s number one hit “Rather Be."

She has since featured on Route 94’s “My Love”, and her debut solo single “Right Here” was in the Top 10.

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Frocks which give Darcey a Strictly sparkle

By Rosa Doherty, September 23, 2014

A north London dress company is adding some sparkle to Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell's TV wardrobe.

Elana Patrice, a fashion distributor for evening wear and cocktail dresses, is a favourite of the judge on the BBC reality show.

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Israeli cake fails to please judges on BBC’s Great British Bake Off

By Sophie Lipton, September 11, 2014

Israeli cuisine made a surprise appearance on The Great British Bake Off last night when one contestant came up with an imaginative response when asked to make a European-inspired cake.

Kate Henry, a 41 furniture restorer from Brighton, prepared an Israeli babka for the judges on the BBC 1 reality cooking show.

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