Showbiz

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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How Gwyneth is recoupling with her faith

September 11, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow is embracing Judaism with a new vigour following her split with pop star Chris Martin.

The daughter of Jewish film producer Bruce Paltrow and Christian actress Blythe Danner, has been a follower of Kabbalah for some time.

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A superstar send-off, just as Rivers requested

By Orlando Radice, September 11, 2014

Perhaps the best description of Joan Rivers's funeral came from the late, great comedian herself.

Ms Rivers, who died last week aged 81, wrote in 2012 how she wanted her send-off to be "a huge showbiz affair... I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don't want some rabbi rambling on. I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents."

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Tributes paid to comedy legend Joan Rivers

By Daniel Easterman and Sophie Lipton, September 5, 2014

The entertainment world has paid tribute to comedian Joan Rivers, who has died aged 81.

Her career in showbusiness spanned five decades.

Until last month she appeared healthy and energetic but suffered cardiac arrest during a medical procedure last week. Ms Rivers' daughter, Melissa, announced her death on Thursday night.

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Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall dies

By Charlotte Oliver, August 13, 2014

Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall, who was considered one of the last remaining icons of cinema’s golden age, died on Tuesday at the age of 89.

The actress reportedly suffered a stroke at her home in New York in the early hours of the morning.

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It's even war in Tinseltown as stars try out Gaza soundbites - and get bitten

By Tom Tugend, August 7, 2014

"Rule 1: talk about anything in Hollywood … except Gaza" read a headline in the Hollywood Reporter last week.

In the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, meanwhile, entertainment columnist Danielle Berrin noted that "prominent entertainment industry leaders, who have raised money for Israel and accepted awards from pro-Israel organisations in the past, have not been heard from".

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Suzy Menkes has always been in fashion, but now she's totally in Vogue

By Sandy Rashty, July 31, 2014

A fashionable 15 minutes late for our interview, Suzy Menkes arrives at her surprisingly modestly-sized office at Condé Nast International near Regent Street, trademark high quiff in place and clutching two stylish but practical Longchamp bags.

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Anger as One Direction are in two minds over Gaza

By Sandy Rashty, July 28, 2014

Two members of the One Direction boy band have split opinion over the war in Gaza.

Singer Zayn Malik was challenged by Israeli fans after he tweeted “#FreePalestine” to his 13 million followers.

His message has been retweeted around 150,000 times by Monday afternoon.

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