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  • Winehouse statue features Star of David

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    A statue of Amy Winehouse in London has the iconic blues singer wearing a Star of David.

    The unveiling Sunday in the Camden Town neighborhood, where Winehouse lived, marked what would have been Winehouse’s 31st birthday and was attended by her parents.

    The statue, by Scott...

  • In N.Y. Times ad, Hollywood elite slams Hamas for conflict with Israel

    JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Some 300 Hollywood elite published an ad in The New York Times holding Hamas responsible for the “devastating loss of life” in the latest Hamas-Israel conflict.

    [Related: Hollywood Zionists are alive and well]

    Actors to directors to studio heads signed the statement by members...

  • Brigitte Bardot calls for ban on shechitah, terms it ‘ritual sacrifice’

    by JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Brigitte Bardot published an open letter in several leading French newspapers calling for a ban on shechitah, or Jewish ritual slaughter.

    The one-time French actress terms the practice “ritual sacrifice” in the letter that appeared Monday in newspapers such as Le Parisien, Le...

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly converting to Judaism

    by JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly is converting to Judaism.

    The New York Post reported that Paltrow, the daughter of a Jewish father, was converting, citing “sources.”

    Paltrow has been following the Kabbalah movement for several years and is friends with Michael Berg,...

  • Family, friends remember Joan Rivers at a private funeral

    by Christine Kearney, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Family and friends bid farewell to Joan Rivers, the outspoken comedian who became famous around the world for her acerbic wit and brash style, at a private funeral on Sunday in Manhattan.

    Journalists Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, comedian Whoopi Goldberg, tycoon Donald Trump,...

  • Stars, fans, royalty pay tribute to Joan Rivers

    Reuters

    September 5, 2014 | 12:01 pm

    Acerbic comedian Joan Rivers died in New York on Thursday, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure on her vocal cords, her daughter Melissa Rivers said.

    Fellow comedians, actors and even royalty paid tribute to Rivers:

    Melissa Rivers in a statement...

  • Actress Scarlett Johansson gives birth to daughter

    Reuters

    September 5, 2014 | 10:26 am

    Actress Scarlett Johansson has given birth to a girl, her first child with her journalist fiance, the actress' representative confirmed on Thursday.

    Johansson, 29, and French journalist Romain Dauriac welcomed daughter Rose, the first child for both of them. The couple have been engaged since September 2013.

    The "Captain America" actress was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds. They divorced in 2011.

    Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Eric Kelsey and Lisa Shumaker

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