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.


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.


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.


Sommer-Herz documentary wins Oscar

By Tom Tugend, March 3, 2014

After some fairly lean Oscar years, full or partial members of the tribe scored well at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday evening, though mainly in the less glamorous, behind-the-scenes categories.


Mazeltov! Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher engaged

By Sandy Rashty, February 28, 2014

Jewish-Ukrainian actress Mila Kunis is engaged to long-term boyfriend and kabbalah enthusiast Ashton Kutcher.

The Black Swan star, 30, was seen wearing a large diamond ring on her wedding finger while shopping with her mother Elvira in Los Angeles this week, prompting unconfirmed reports of an engagement in E! Online and People magazine.


Alice Herz-Sommer film wins Oscar

By Rosa Doherty, February 28, 2014

A film about the life of Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer was honoured at the Oscars last night,picking up the award for best short documentary.

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, directed by Malcolm Clarke, tells the story of how Mrs Herz-Sommer survived a Nazi concentration to become a professional musician, and celebrated her ability to overcome the trauma of her youth.


The electronic music DJ who is beating a path to the top

By Charlotte Oliver, February 27, 2014

Friday nights tend to be a mixed bag for DJ and music producer Ilan Bluestone. One week he will be lighting the Shabbat candles with his extended family in Hertfordshire. The next will find him on stage at one of the biggest nightclubs in the world, playing his music to thousands of fans.


Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis dies

By Charlotte Oliver, February 25, 2014

Comedy actor, writer and director Harold Ramis, who first found fame in Ghostbusters, has died aged 69.

Mr Ramis died on Monday in Chicago surrounded by his family. He had been suffering from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis – or swelling of the blood vessels – for the last four years.


Simon Chinn is sweet on Oscars

By Brigit Grant, February 24, 2014

This time last year, Simon Chinn almost considered going into hiding. His phone kept ringing, begging notes were pushed under his office door and anyone who had ever met him wanted to be his friend.


Brits joy for Ben as One Direction pick up award

By Marcus Dysch, February 21, 2014

Producer and director Ben Winston is celebrating after winning his first Brit Award - for his role in a One Direction music video.

The pop group picked up the award in the Best British Video category for their hit Best Song Ever.