Actress Maureen Lipman is to draw on one of her other talents to help raise money for Holocaust remembrance.
A signed painting by the actress is to be auctioned at the 1a>White Rose ball1b> later this month, where she will also host proceedings.
"After Mel Gibson makes the Judah Maccabee Story for Warner Bros, they can hire John Galliano to remake Yentl."
Mel Gibson has already taken on Christmas, and is now set to turn his attention to the Chanucah story.
The actor, who was famously arrested for drink driving and launched into 1a>a tirade about Jews1b>, is to bring the story of Judah Maccabee to the big screen.
A top Bollywood star is to take on the role of a Jewish gambler in Baz Luhrmann's £78 million film adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
Amitabh Bachchan will appear as Meyer Wolfsheim, a shadowy and untrustworthy figure said to have fixed the baseball World Series.
The BBC drew accusations of ageism and sexism when it fired Jewish choreographer as a judge 2a>Arlene Phillips2b> on its popular show 3a>Strictly Come Dancing3b>.
The choreographer, 66, was dropped by the BBC show in favour of 30-year-old singer Alesha Dixon.
Liza Minnelli is to give a one-off performance in London on September 25 to help raise money for Britain's first Holocaust Museum.
The star of the film Cabaret will appear at the White Rose Ball in aid of the Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire.
Ms Minelli said she was "thrilled and so happy to lend my support to such a worthy and splendid cause".
With the new university year looming, a reminder that even those who walk the red carpet were students once.
"My go-to thing was to make jokes. Comedy was my way in. I noticed if I could tell Jewish jokes, kids would really laugh at that.
"I didn’t realise until much later in life that that was kind of f****d up."
A montage of all the outfits worn by Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in the 1995 comedy Clueless.
The Anti-Defamation League has criticised Hollywood actor Jon Voight for a remark in which he compared Palestinian radicals to a "new Holocaust".
The non-Jewish actor, who is estranged from his daughter Angelina Jolie, is a well-known supporter of Israel and regularly hosts telethons in aid of Lubavitch.