Seth Rogen's treatment for cancer? See the funny side

By Stephen Applebaum, November 24, 2011

Seth Rogen cannot help seeing the funny side of life. "I don't try to find it, it just happens," he says. "I can't remember the number of times somebody's been telling me a movie idea they have and I think it's a comedy, and it's not. Someone'll go: 'There's this guy who's hit by a car and he has to get his leg cut off', and I'll go: 'That sounds hilarious!' It's just how my brain hears things."


Hall of Fame: Richard Schiff

November 23, 2011

"Everywhere we go here, I see there's a mission that's clearly related to the absolute necessity for security and survival that we forget about in the rest of the world.

"I’m grateful to witness it firsthand and bring those stories back."


Steve Jobs could get Sorkin Social Network treatment

By Jennifer Lipman, November 23, 2011

The writer of the Academy Award-winning film about Facebook is considering writing a biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs.


Sarah's Key: exclusive clip

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2011

Sarah's Key, the adaptation of the bestselling book by Tatiana de Rosnay, about the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup of 1942 and an American journalist who discovers a heartbreaking Holocaust-era secret, is released on DVD on November 28.

Watch an exclusive clip of the film to find out more.


Mila Kunis goes to the ball with soldier suitor

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2011

Actress Mila Kunis has made the dreams of an American soldier come true after she attended the Marine Corps Ball on his arm.

The Jewish star, whose films include Black Swan and Friends With Benefits, agreed to accompany Sgt Scott Moore to the event in July, after he posted a plea to her on YouTube. The video went viral within days and has now been viewed almost four million times.


Spielberg takes on Moses

By Jessica Elgot, November 18, 2011

Schindler’s List director Steven Spielberg is to make a film about the life of Moses, 53 years after Charlton Heston’s Ten Commandments.

The Jewish director is currently in talks to film “Gods And Kings”, a screenplay by Michael Green and Stuart Hazeldine, which covers the whole of Moses’ life from a baby in the bulrushes, to the burning bush and the emancipation from Egypt.


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.


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.


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.


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."