Showbiz

Israeli time-travel series to get US remake

By Jennifer Lipman, November 9, 2011

A US television network is to adapt an Israeli series about a time-travelling film fan.

The CW, whose hit shows include America's Next Top Model and Gossip Girl, plan to remake the comedy Danny Hollywood.

The series, which has run to 200 episodes, has been one of the most popular shows on Israeli screens in recent years.

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Robert De Niro to play Bernie Madoff

By Jennifer Lipman, November 7, 2011

He has played a taxi driver, a boxer and a mobster in his time. Now Robert De Niro is to take on the role of one of the most notorious fraudsters of the last century.

The actor is set to star as the title role in a biopic of the fall of Bernie Madoff, the financier who is serving a 150 year prison sentence for his $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

The project has been backed by the network HBO.

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Amy Winehouse posthumous album on the way

By Jennifer Lipman, October 31, 2011

Unreleased songs by Amy Winehouse will form part of a memorial album to be released this winter.

Island Records said the posthumous collection would feature 12 tracks, including Body & Soul, the song she recorded with Tony Bennett just weeks before she died last summer.

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Oprah Winfrey goes to the mikvah

October 28, 2011

Oprah Winfrey made quite a splash during her trip to New York this week when she dived head first into Jewish life by visiting a mikvah.

But the talk show host managed to stay dry during her tour of the Brooklyn Heights mikvah which she was visiting during the filming of her new show, "Oprah's Next Chapter."

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He's hot in Honolulu

By Simon Rocker, October 28, 2011

Londoner Gregg Sulkin, barmitzvah boy hero of the film Sixty Six and young werewolf in the Disney Channel series, The Wizards of Waverly Place, gets the red carpet treatment at EuroCinema Hawaii, an international film festival, where he won the Rising Star award.

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Stacey Solomon: I'm pregnant

By Jessica Elgot, October 28, 2011

X Factor finalist and I'm a Celebrity winner Stacey Solomon is expecting her second child.

The former King Solomon pupil, 22, announced she is three months pregnant with boyfriend of three years Aaron Barnham, 24.

The singer and TV presenter already has a three-year-old son Zac.

Ms Solomon had her first son aged just 19 and split with boyfriend Dean Cox.

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Black Swan makers to film dark side of Facebook

By Jennifer Lipman, October 27, 2011

Darren Aronofsky is to become the next Hollywood filmmaker to bring social networking to the big screen.

The film, about the dangers of online romances, will be based on a script by Mark Heyman, who also wrote Mr Aronofsky's Academy award winning hit Black Swan.

According to Variety, the film will be called XOXO.

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Amy Winehouse death due to 'misadventure'

By Jennifer Lipman, October 26, 2011

A coroner has ruled that Amy Winehouse's death was due to "misadventure".

An inquest, which took place in Camden today, heard that the singer had been drinking on the day she died. Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave her verdict on the basis that Ms Winehouse had chosen to consume alcohol and risked the consequences.

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Amy Winehouse report sent to wrong address

By Jennifer Lipman, October 24, 2011

Police are investigating why a report into the circumstances of Amy Winehouse's death was delivered to the wrong address.

Although the Metropolitan Police did not detail the contents of the report, they confirmed that it contained material "relating to a forthcoming inquest".

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Hall of Fame: Bar Refaeli

October 12, 2011

"Gilad Shalit returns home. Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen, amen, amen, amen, amen..

"I have chills and tears. Can not sleep. What a joy."

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