Broadway lyricist puts in some good words for London staging

By John Nathan, May 5, 2014

One of the early big laughs in the Broadway musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels — now in the West End and starring Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound as a couple of con men targeting rich women on the Cote d’Azur — is delivered by the song Great Big Stuff.


Meet Tarantino’s favourites

By Brigit Grant, May 5, 2014

Having given Big Bad Wolves a well merited five star review when it was released here last December, the opportunity to interview the film’s Israeli directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado was too good to miss. But first I had to find them.


Jewish women listed in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women poll

By Sandy Rashty, May 1, 2014

Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence might have topped FHM magazine’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll this year, but British and American Jewish women followed soon after.

An incredible ten per cent of the list was Jewish.



Seth Rogen and Zac Efron star in Bad Neighbours, released next week

By Sandy Rashty, April 29, 2014
Jewish actors Zac Efron and Seth Rogen star together in new Hollywood film, Bad Neighbours.


Paul Simon in court after domestic dispute

By Rosa Doherty, April 29, 2014

Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell have appeared in court following their arrest on disorderly conduct charges after a domestic dispute.

The Jewish singer songwriter 72, told the judge at the hearing: “We had an argument - that is atypical of us.”

Ms Brickell, 48, agreed, assuring the court : “ [Paul] is not a threat to me at all.”


How salt beef became a recipie for a hot date

By Rosa Doherty, April 18, 2014

“Who doesn’t like a hot salt-beef sandwich?” Allan Davis asked himself when creating a dating site for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews.

He created after noticing a gap in the market.


Boy George to launch Israel's gay pride events

By Charlotte Oliver, April 10, 2014

It looks like singer Boy George could soon be changing his lyrics to “Shawarma Chameleon”, following news that he is to open gay pride events in Israel this year.

The music icon, who found fame in '80s pop group Culture Club, will officially launch Israel’s pride events in Eilat on May 15, at the annual Temptation party on Dekel Beach.


Husband Thomas Cohen mourns 'beloved and adored' Peaches Geldof

By Rosa Doherty, April 8, 2014

Peaches Geldof, who was found dead aged 25 on Monday, was married to a Jewish musician and had only recently discovered her own Jewish roots.

The daughter of musician Bob Geldof and model Paula Yates, was married to Thomas Cohen and had two young sons: Astala, one, and Phaedra.


A lot of love for Pixie - but survivor steals show

By Sandy Rashty, March 31, 2014

Pixie Lott was the star attraction but the ovation of the night at the Jewish Care young patrons dinner went to Holocaust survivor Renee Salt.

The 350 diners at the Marriott Grosvenor Square fell silent as an emotional Mrs Salt recalled harrowing encounters with Nazi officers.


Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announce marriage split

By Rosa Doherty, March 26, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow is splitting from Coldplay singer Chris Martin after 10 years of marriage.

The couple who have two young children said they were “consciously uncoupling”.

The Hollywood actress, whose late father was Jewish film producer Bruce Paltrow, made a joint announcement on her website, Goop.