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On this day: David Blaine leaves his perspex box after 44 days

By Jennifer Lipman, October 19, 2010

Blaine, whose Russian Jewish mother died of cancer when he was 19, has said he only feels alive when he is near to death. He survived six weeks suspended above the Thames, and as he left his glass cage in 2003, he cried: “This has been one of the most importance experiences of my life.”

More than a quarter of a million Londoners went to see the New York born “endurance specialist” in his time above the water. A few threw golf balls, paint, eggs and even tried to cut off his water supply.

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Natasha Kaplinsky to leave Channel 5

By Jennifer Lipman, October 14, 2010

Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky is to leave her job at Channel 5 at the end of the year.

The presenter, reportedly one of the highest paid in Britain, has been part of the channel’s news team since February 2008.

Prior to that she worked at the BBC, where she was the third woman to present the flagship Ten o’Clock News programme.

Her departure is one of a number of changes being made by Jewish media mogul Richard Desmond, who bought Channel 5 in July.

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Pamela Anderson to judge Israeli reality show

By Jennifer Lipman, October 13, 2010

Pamela Anderson is to appear in an Israeli reality show.

The Baywatch star, 43, has been named as one of the judges on the new series of Israel’s Dancing with the Stars series.

Ms Anderson, who was one of the judges on the American version of the series, will also perform as a guest dancer.

She is expected to earn several thousand dollars from the appearances.

A spokesman for Israeli TV channel Reshet said: “The new season is the biggest and most grandiose yet."

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David Schwimmer marries in secret

By Jennifer Lipman, October 12, 2010

David Schwimmer has revealed that he secretly married a British photographer in June.

The Jewish actor, star of the hit series Friends, tied the knot with Zoe Buckman in a small private ceremony.

It is the first marriage for the 43-year-old. The couple announced their engagement in March.

The new Mrs Schwimmer, 25, was working as a waitress in London in 2007 when the couple met. He was in Britain directing the film Run Fat Boy Run.

He has previously been linked with the Israeli actress Mili Avital.

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Ashton Kutcher tweets about Israeli conference

By Jennifer Lipman, October 12, 2010

Hollywood couple Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are back in Israel.

It is the second trip to the country in three months for Mr Kutcher.

The pair, who are followers of Kabbalah, have been the subject of rumours about his alleged infidelity and the breakdown of their marriage.

But Mr Kutcher, who has nearly six million followers on his Twitter account, said on Twitter: “Sharing Love & Light while in Israel.”

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Jewish reality TV stars

By Jennifer Lipman, October 8, 2010

With Katie Waissel performing on X Factor, and three Jewish candidate's battling it out to become Lord Sugar's next Apprentice, reality TV has never been more kosher. But before Katie, Melissa, Alex and Joy, there were others...

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Hall of Fame: Lady Gaga

October 8, 2010


"Stefani is sweet as a Jewish Mom, always mediating and offering advice on the crew’s dating problems, family issues, or whatever.


"She not only listens to everyone’s problems, she gives really great advice on how to fix them.”








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Pink Floyd's Waters insists critics misread symbols

By Jennifer Lipman, October 7, 2010

British rock singer Roger Waters has dismissed the claim by American Jewry's main defence organisation that parts of his current concert tour "cross the line into antisemitism".

The former Pink Floyd bass player and vocalist was attacked by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for using a projection which shows Israel dropping bombs in the shape of stars of David, followed by the dollar symbol.

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West End show goes north

October 7, 2010

Local thespians were invited to share in the limelight when a hit London West End show was staged at a Manchester theatre.

The Jewish Theatre Company was approached by The Really Useful Company to provide supernumery actors for the crowd scenes for its production of Evita at the Lowry.

After rehearsals, six JTC actors appeared on stage and rubbed shoulders with the professional cast.

Howard Yaffe, publicity manager of the JTC, said: "We thought we would be asked just to do the walk-on walk-off crowd scenes, but were pleasantly suprised to be involved with two of the main numbers.

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He was our Bernie, and he liked it hot

By Michael Freedland, October 7, 2010

Tony Curtis was more than an idol, if Jews were allowed to have such things. He was that from his hair to his shiny pointed shoes. And then some.

Jews loved him because in an age when it was fashionable for actors to cover up their Jewish heritage along with their original names, Curtis did none of that. He helped Jewish causes, he gave money to communities wracked with problems when the red flags came down in Eastern Europe - particularly those in Hungary where his parents were born - but above all, everyone knew he was really Bernie Schwartz from the Bronx.

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