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Holocaust survivor film nominated for Oscar

By Charlotte Oliver, January 17, 2014

A film about the world’s oldest known Holocaust survivor has been nominated for an Oscar in the best documentary short category.

The Lady in Number Six: Music Saved My Life follows the journey of 109-year-old Alice Herz-Sommer, a London-based pianist, as she returns to the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

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Shia LaBeouf in London pub brawl

By Rosa Doherty, January 17, 2014

A video has emerged, showing Jewish film star Shia LaBeouf, hitting a man in a bar in South London.

The 27 year old actor was involved in a brawl with a drinker at the Hobgoblin pub in New Cross, over remarks a bout the mother of the the actor's girlfriend.

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X-Factor Diary: I lost the final, but found a family

January 17, 2014

“Monday night was the grand final. We came in fourth — but, honestly, we were just so happy we made it that far. Having been in the bottom two three times in a row, we felt like we had already defied the odds to get there.

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Palestinian film and Jonah Hill nominated for Oscars

By Charlotte Oliver, January 16, 2014

A Palestinian film about a man who is arrested and beaten by Israeli intelligence agents, and then forced to become an informant for Israel, is among the nominees for Best Foreign Language film at next month’s Academy Awards.

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Carer from the Philippines wins Israel's X-Factor

By Charlotte Oliver, January 15, 2014

A 47-year-old carer from the Philippines has been named Israel’s first X-Factor winner, beating three other acts in last night’s live final in Tel Aviv.

Rose Fostanes, who moved to Israel from Manila four years ago, won audiences over with her final song, Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, which she performed with a live orchestra.

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Michael Douglas and Andy Samberg win at Golden Globes

By Charlotte Oliver, January 13, 2014

Michael Douglas took home the award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Picture at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles last night.

The 69-year-old, who won for his portrayal of Liberace in the HBO biopic "Behind the Candelabra", paid tribute to his co-star Matt Damon, telling him: "The reason you’re not up here is because I had more sequins."

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The dark side of Disney

By Jenni Frazer, January 10, 2014

Anyone who has been to the cinema in the last week or so may have been intrigued by a trailer for the forthcoming film, Saving Mr Banks. The film stars the oh-so-wholesome Tom Hanks and his almost equally fragrant counterpart, Emma Thompson, but the subject matter is somewhat dark.

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Haim and Drake nominated for Brit Awards

By Sandy Rashty and Marcus Dysch, January 10, 2014

A host of Jewish music stars are in the running for this year’s Brit awards.

Nominees announced on Thursday include Canadian rapper Drake and leading all-girl band Haim.

Drake, who has regularly spoken of his Jewish roots, was nominated for International male solo artist.

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Amy Whinehouse card sold for charity

By Sandy Rashty, January 10, 2014

A birthday card, handmade by late pop-star Amy Winehouse for her mother Janis, has been sold for £200.

The green card with a cartoon image of Mrs Winehouse, decorated by a 12-year-old Amy, was auctioned on eBay to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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