When Harry Met Sally star Billy Crystal has been described as “a real mensch” after he made a large donation to Jerusalem’s Hebrew University.
The American Jewish actor, 62, has given a “substantial” amount to the institution’s Peace through the Performing Arts programme, which has run projects uniting Israeli and Palestinian students for more than a decade.
For fashionable Brits, Gok Wan may be the flavour of the month. But in Israel, a new show from Trinny and Susannah means they are still the Middle East's fashion queens.
Style gurus Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, who had success with BBC TV programmes, fashion advice books and an underwear range, will tour Israel dispensing fashion advice to the country's worst dressed, for a new TV show.
Sacha Baron Cohen is to take on the role of the legendary Queen singer Freddie Mercury.
The Ali G comedian will star in a film scripted by The Queen writer Peter Morgan.
Queen guitarist Brian May said Mr Baron Cohen had been interested in the role for some time
The film’s producer Graham King said: “With Sacha in the starring role, coupled with Peter's screenplay and the support of Queen, we have the perfect combination to tell the real story behind their success”.
Last year, Tobi Rubinstein-Schneier bought her husband Rabbi Marc Schneier an endangered Asian lion as a 50th birthday present.
This year, it is the high-flying, 51-year-old rabbi's career that is endangered as his wife files for divorce in a bitter lawsuit.
Rabbi Schneier is being accused of an affair with a woman in her thirties, which resulted in her pregnancy. As a result of the allegations, the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), the world's largest Orthodox rabbinical group, is now considering expelling him from their organisation.