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'Racist' film Drives woman to court battle

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2011

A disgruntled film fan is suing a cinema after the action film she booked tickets for turned out to contain "dehumanising racism" towards Jews.

Sarah Deming, from Michigan, bought tickets for Drive having viewed the film's trailer, which and seen publicity that suggested it was similar to the Fast and Furious franchise.

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Yesterday Paul McCartney went to shul

By Simon Rocker, October 11, 2011

On Sunday Sir Paul McCartney married his American Jewish fiancée Nancy Shevell in a civil ceremony in London.

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Amy Winehouse's father Mitch to write memoir

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2011

Amy Winehouse's father will release a biography of the singer next year.

Mitch Winehouse revealed on Monday that he had signed a book deal to tell the true story of his daughter's life and career.

The book, described as "a heartfelt and revelatory memoir" will be published by It Books next summer, a year after the death of the 27-year-old singer.

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Ben Stiller's Yom Kippur comedy skit

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2011

The Hollywood star performs on Saturday Night Live hours after the end of the fast, prompting a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired song.

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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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