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Beyoncé and Jay-Z visit Anne Frank's house

By Sandy Rashty, March 20, 2014

Beyoncé Knowles and rapper husband Jay-Z have visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

The American couple, who are currently performing on tour around Europe, viewed the former Frank family safe-house that was later discovered by the Nazis, on Wednesday.

Beyoncé, wearing a denim jumpsuit and black hat, was pictured signing the visitors book.

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I stand by my SodaStream decision, says defiant Scarlett Johansson

By Sandy Rashty, March 20, 2014

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has mounted a strong defence of her decision to promote Israeli company SodaStream.

The actress resigned as an ambassador for Oxfam after the charity criticised her role advertising fizzy-drink products made in a West Bank factory.

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He’s turned the screen Scarlett after a long and alien journey

By Simon Round, March 13, 2014

Jonathan Glazer is not a man in a hurry. It has been 10 years since his last movie, Birth — a discomfiting love story between Nicole Kidman and a child claiming to be her reincarnated husband. Now, finally, he has a new film. Like its predecessor, Under the Skin is dividing audiences.

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Fame has taken us by surprise, reveal Gogglebox stars Leon and June

By Marcus Dysch, March 7, 2014

Leon is putting out the bins, June Bernicoff explains as she answers the phone.

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TV Masterchef’s rabbi finds his true love

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 6, 2014

The British Charedi rabbi who became a star of Israel’s Master Chef TV show has left the competition — but found himself a wife.

Wacky recipes from Rabbi Josh Steele, 29, who made aliyah from Edgware, north London, won over 400 shidduch offers during nine weeks on the show.

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Girls, beware of cruel Jewish mumzillas

By Sandy Rashty, March 6, 2014

The sight of my mother striding into our kitchen with bags of shopping is not unusual.

At this point, my dad, sister and I must stop what we’re doing. She has trawled the shops and shlepped back stuff that she wants to show, unwrap and mull over.

Keen to keep her daughters pretty, she’s brought back goods that will ensure we’re presentable when we next go out to work or play.

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Mrs Cohen's Diary: Don't worry Ukraine - I'm on my way

By Mrs Cohen, March 6, 2014

* It’s been such a terrifying, confusing week for the poor people of Ukraine that I thought I must go and be with them, despite the fact that their ancestors pillaged my ancestors. Plus, even at this time of great distress, there are some great resorts on the Black Sea, the weather is great and hotels are surprisingly empty.

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Israelis get "Happy" with Pharrell in Tel Aviv

By Sandy Rashty, March 5, 2014
Israelis from Tel Aviv and Jaffa performed their own rendition of "Happy" by hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams. The video was made by media group ISRAEL21c.

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Vogue appoints Suzy Menkes as international fashion editor

By Sandy Rashty, March 4, 2014

Veteran British journalist Suzy Menkes has been appointed international fashion editor of Vogue.

The 70-year-old left the Paris-based International Herald Tribune newspaper, rebranded as the International New York Times four months ago, after 25 years as its fashion critic.

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Scarlett Johansson reportedly pregnant with her first child

By Charlotte Oliver, March 4, 2014

Simon Cowell and Natalie Portman now have another famous face to join them on the school run, amid reports that Scarlett Johansson is pregnant with her first child.

The 29-year-old, who is engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac, is rumoured to be due in August, according to E! News.

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