Showbiz

Beach drama as Spielberg sails to Sardinia

By Jennifer Lipman, July 26, 2011

Life may be a beach for Hollywood stars Steven Spielberg and Gwyneth Paltrow, but that doesn't mean everyone in the sand is happy with them.

According to showbiz magazine Us Weekly, Mr Spielberg was fined more than £150 after he steered his speedboat too near to the Sardinia shore and interrupted a group of sunbathing visitors.

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Kat Graham: Black and Jewish

By Jennifer Lipman, July 25, 2011
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Actress Kat Graham (star of The Vampire Diaries), who has a Jewish mother and a Liberian father, spoofs the Wiz Khalifa rap song Black and Yellow, with a hilarious version more appropriate to her roots.

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Mark Ronson pays tribute to 'sister' Amy Winehouse

By Jennifer Lipman, July 24, 2011

Mark Ronson has paid tribute to singer Amy Winehouse, who was found dead at her Camden flat on Saturday.

The DJ and producer, who collaborated with her on the 2007 song Valerie, was one of many celebrities to use Twitter to comment on the Jewish singer’s premature death.

He wrote: "She was my musical soulmate and like a sister to me.

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Amy Winehouse found dead at age 27

By Jennifer Lipman, July 23, 2011

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse has died at the age of 27.

The Jewish musician, whose hits included Rehab and Back to Black, was found in her Camden flat on Saturday afternoon. The Metropolitan Police said her death was unexplained.

The star, who won five Grammy awards, three Ivor Novello awards and several Brit awards, received critical praise throughout her career.

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Essex MP in controversial Made in Chelsea meeting

By Jennifer Lipman, July 22, 2011

Conservative MP Brooks Newmark has been criticised for meeting a reality television star while he was supposed to be at a constituency event.

The Jewish politician, who represents the Essex constituency of Braintree, was accompanied by his daughter when he went for a drink with Made in Chelsea's Francis Boulle.

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Nick's trick baffles magical pair Penn and Teller

By Jennifer Lipman, July 21, 2011

A Borehamwood magician is to perform in Las Vegas after fooling renowned illusionists Penn and Teller with a food-related trick.

Nicholas Einhorn, a gold star member of the Inner Magic Circle and the resident magician at Tottenham Hotspur football club, was one of two acts to win on the ITV1 show on Saturday.

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Giles Coren v Steven Berkoff in epic stage battle

By Jennifer Lipman, July 21, 2011

Stage and film actor Steven Berkoff had responded to a claim by writer Giles Coren that theatre is "boring", a nightmare and attracts "dreary friends".

In a list of complaints Mr Coren – the son of Jewish humo u rist Alan Coren – referred to plays starting too late, audiences thinking of pizza and the "full tediousness of these old hams trying to inject life" into classic works.

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The scoop on Bar Refaeli's new boyfriend David Fisher

By Simon Griver, July 21, 2011

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli met her new Israeli businessman boyfriend in Rome last month.

The couple, who were both guests at the Italian wedding of Daniel Ofer, grandson of the late Sammy Ofer, has since been spotted together in Tel Aviv and St Tropez.

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Andrew Garfield as Spiderman: first look

By Jennifer Lipman, July 20, 2011

Andrew Garfield stars as the geeky superhero in director Marc Webb's new adapatation.

The Amazing Spider-Man will be in cinemas next summer.

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Bar Refaeli takes mystery man on Tel Aviv tour

By Jennifer Lipman, July 20, 2011

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli has reportedly moved on from her former partner Leonardo DiCaprio.

The couple split up after more than five years in May, six months after he accompanied her to Israel to visit her family.

But Ms Refaeli, 26, has now been spotted in Tel Aviv with a new mystery man, named in the press as David Fisher. Mr Fisher, 35, is an Israeli businessman.

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