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.


Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Source Code

By Jennifer Lipman, April 1, 2011
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The actor stars as a time-travelling helicopter pilot in a race against time in the thriller, directed by Duncan Jones.


Stacey Solomon named celeb mum of the year

By Jennifer Lipman, March 29, 2011

Stacey Solomon has been voted Celebrity Mum of the Year.

The I'm as Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here winner, mother of toddler Zachary, was chosen by voters over fellow Jewish singer Rachel Stevens.

Queen Elizabeth II, Samantha Cameron and Miriam Clegg were also in the running in the Foxy Bingo contest.


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."