Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton arrive in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, March 25, 2011
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Elizabeth Taylor, who died this week, and her then-husband Richard Burton visited Israel in 1975. The couple stayed at the King David Hotel in Jersualem during their visit.


No shiva, but Jewish burial for Elizabeth Taylor

By Jennifer Lipman, March 25, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor kept within the faith she adopted, even at the end of her life. The actress, who died on Wednesday at the age of 79, was buried the next day in accordance with Jewish tradition.

The service was presided over by Rabbi Jerry Cutler, who also presided over the funerals of Shelley Winters and Walter Matthau.


Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

By Jennifer Lipman, March 23, 2011

Actress Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79.

The Hollywood star, who had seven husbands, was married to Jewish actor Eddie Fisher for five years and previously to Mike Todd, a theatre producer whose original name was Avrom Goldbogen and whose grandfather was a rabbi.


Natalie Portman, Dianna Agron hit by Hollywood hackers

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2011

Natalie Portman and Glee actress Dianna Agron are among the Hollywood elite who have been targeted by a group of hackers.

According to celebrity website TMZ, more than 100 famous names have had their contact details stolen, including telephone numbers and email addresses.

Other celebrities have had private photographs and videos taken.


Showbiz stars in fancy dress

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2011

Coming up with the perfect Purim look year after year can be a challenge. With the festival around the corner, take some tips from the stars about who or what to dress up as.

Full coverage of Purim here



Hall of Fame: Isla Fisher

March 14, 2011

"I’m thinking of becoming a mohel. If you knew what a mohel was, you’d laugh. It’s a rabbi who circumcises boys."


Charlie Sheen hires Israeli security guards

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2011

Charlie Sheen has hired former Israeli soldiers as his security guards.

Despite having claimed to possess “tiger blood” the former Two and Half Men star arranged for the Israelis to protect him after a fan broke into his back garden.

The Israelis will provide Mr Sheen with round the clock security.


Hall of Fame: Pamela Anderson

March 9, 2011

"I love Israel, I think it’s a beautiful place, very forward-thinking people, really wonderful.

"And it’s gorgeous and beautiful here, and I think it’s a really important part of the world. I need to bring my boys, yes, I do."


Charlie Sheen fired from TV show for 'moral turpitude'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2011

Actor Charlie Sheen has officially lost his primetime television role after producers announced that he had been fired from the sitcom, Two and a Half Men, for good.

The decision comes after the series was put on hold in the wake of Mr Sheen’s increasingly bizarre behaviour and alleged drug abuse.


John Galliano, Charlie Sheen discuss their Jewish roots

By Jennifer Lipman, March 7, 2011

Former Two and a half Men actor Charlie Sheen has claimed he has a Jewish mother, while disgraced fashion designer John Galliano is said to be obsessed with his “Jewish” roots.

Mr Sheen, who last week was accused of “borderline antisemitism” by the Anti-Defamation League following comments about his Jewish manager, said he was proud of his Jewish background.