Mark Zuckerberg's story as told by Tarantino, Capra

By Jennifer Lipman, April 14, 2011

The award-winning The Social Network would have been a very different film without Aaron Sorkin's unique stamp on it. What would it have been like as an action-adventure, indie comedy or as It's a Wonderful Life?

Hat tip: The Scroll


Larry King's smoked salmon bagel shop

By Jennifer Lipman, April 13, 2011

The Jewish television presenter Larry King has gone back to his cultural roots.

The 77-year-old, who gave up his nightly CNN spot after a quarter of a century last year, is now a shareholder in the Beverley Hills franchise of an American bagel business.


Justin Bieber's meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled

By Jennifer Lipman, April 13, 2011

The Justin Bieber-Benjamin Netanyahu "summit" has become the latest to fall foul of PR and spin.

The teenage singer, in Israel for the first time to perform in Tel Aviv on Thursday, was understood to have asked for a meeting with Israel's Prime Minister.


Paparazzi stop Justin Bieber from walking like Jesus in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2011

Justin Bieber has hit out at the paparazzi for photographing him inside a church in Israel.

The star, who is set to perform in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park on Thursday – his first show in Israel– complained on Twitter that more respect should be shown in holy paces.


Claudia Winkleman to present Channel 4 show

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2011

Claudia Winkleman is to present a new showbiz interview programme on Channel 4.

The Strictly Come Dancing presenter, who succeeded Jonathan Ross as host of the BBC's flagship film programme last year, will be joined by celebrity guests in six episodes this summer.


Pregnant Natalie Portman's Jewish superstitions

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2011

The Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman has revealed that she will not find out the sex of her baby before she gives birth later this year, because of Jewish superstition.

Ms Portman, 29, who is expecting her first child with her Black Swan choreographer boyfriend Benjamin Millepied, told US Weekly magazine that she did not want to know before the due date.


Hall of Fame: Justin Bieber (part 2)

April 12, 2011

"Amazing place...I’m in the holy land and I am grateful for that.

"I just want to have the same personal experience that others have here."


High-steaks drama at New York kosher restaurant

By Jennifer Lipman, April 8, 2011

A fashionable kosher steak restaurant in Manhattan has found itself at the centre of a broiges after residents complained diners were disturbing the peace.

The Upper West Side Prime KO eatery has hosted guests from Lindsay Lohan to Sopranos star Jamie Lynn Sigler — and even Israel’s chief rabbi, Yona Metzger.


Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook tribute to father

By Libby Galvin, April 7, 2011

Oscar winner and Glee guest star Gwyneth Paltrow has released her first cookbook.

The book is a collection of the recipes of her late father, Jewish film producer Bruce Paltrow.


Jake Gyllenhaal looks for the Afikoman source code

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2011
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Jewish actor Jake Gyllenhaal goes back to his childhood on a matzah hunt.