Showbiz

Paul McCartney marries Nancy Shevell

By Jennifer Lipman, October 10, 2011

Sir Paul McCartney has married Jewish New Yorker Nancy Shevell.

The couple, who have been together for four years, tied the knot at Marylebone register office on Sunday in the presence of 30 friends, including Ringo Starr and Sir Paul's designer daughter, Stella McCartney, who made the bride's dress.

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Sneak peek: Reuniting The Rubins

By Jennifer Lipman, October 7, 2011

Reuniting The Rubins is directed by Yoav Factor.

The film follows a dysfunctional family's Pesach reunion and stars Timothy Spall, Honor Blackman, Blake Harrison, Rhona Mitra, James Callis and Theo Stevenson.

It is released in UK cinemas on October 21.

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Israeli actress Hanna Maron sets record for theatre career

By Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2011

An Israeli actress has set a new world record for years spent working in theatre.

Hanna Maron, who was born in 1923, began acting as a four-year-old in her native Germany and continued her career when she moved with her family to British Mandate Palestine to escape the rise of Nazism.

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Nazi row prompts Von Trier to 'refrain' from public statements

By Jennifer Lipman, October 5, 2011

The filmmaker Lars Von Trier has announced that he is retiring from public life.

The eccentric Danish director caused controversy in May when he told reporters at a press conference for his film Melancholia that he understood Adolf Hitler.

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Coen Brothers plan detective TV show

By Jennifer Lipman, October 5, 2011

The Coen brothers are turning their attention to the small screen.

The award-winning duo, who have four Academy Awards, have begun creating and producing an hour-long comedy about "a touchy Los Angeles private investigator".

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Hall of Fame: Darren Aronofsky

October 5, 2011

"Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family’s journey. The imaginations of countless generations have sparked to this epic story of faith.

"It’s my hope that I can present a window into Noah’s passion and perseverance for the silver screen."

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Gene Simmons may now Kiss his bride

By Jennifer Lipman, October 3, 2011

Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has married his longtime girlfriend in a ceremony which will feature in the reality television series documenting their lives together.

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Singer hopes he has key to X Factor success

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2011

A rapper from Hadley Wood is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Stacey Solomon and Katie Waissel after his band made it through to the next round of X Factor.

Dan Lipman, 24, is one-fifth of The Keys, a band dubbed "magnificent" by judge Gary Barlow during the auditions.

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Israeli actress to play Superman's mum

By Jennifer Lipman, September 26, 2011

An Israeli actress has been chosen to play the woman who gave birth to the Man of Steel

Ayelet Zurer will play Superman's birth mother in a new film adaptation of the classic comic book series.

Ms Zurer, 42, is no stranger to action films, having played the wife of a Mossad agent in Steven Spielberg's Munich and scientist Vittoria Vetra in Angels And Demons.

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Natalie Portman to produce television series

By Jennifer Lipman, September 19, 2011

The Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman is to move behind the scenes for her new project.

The Jewish star, who recently gave birth to her first child, is to be an executive producer for a new television series about privileged Americans.

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