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Home is where the hearth is

By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson MEVASSERET ZION, Israel — As always, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom gave her traditional Christmas message, which was televised and broadcast all over the world. Although I don’t usually pay it much attention, this year I happened to catch it live on TV, and watched with greater interest than usual, […]

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God blessed America with Irving Berlin

   “I don’t like to be alone. And one thing a song will never do is leave you alone.” –Irving Berlin By Eric George Tauber SAN DIEGO — Hershey Felder has a devoted following in this town made evident by the packed house just a few days before Christmas. A gifted and animated pianist and […]

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North Coast Rep’s David Ellenstein’s advice to young actors, directors: ‘Inundate yourself in theatre’

By Eva Trieger SOLANA BEACH, California — While most kids are reprimanded for “acting up,” not so in the Ellenstein household, where David and his younger brother, Peter, were encouraged to follow in their father’s footsteps. When I suggested that perhaps acting was in his genes, David quipped, “and in my corduroys.” I wanted to know […]

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Interactive brief on upcoming S.D. Jewish Film Festival

San Diego Jewish Film Festival will include 37 feature films plus 21 shorts to be shown Feb. 8-18 at four different locations in San Diego County. WHAT: The San Diego Jewish Film Festival presented by San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS;  www.sdjff.org WHEN: Thursday, February […]

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Fox seeks to quell uproar over Rupert Murdoch’s comments about sexual harassment

21st Century Fox Saturday sought to tamp down a furor over Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s comments that downplayed the magnitude of the sexual harassment scandal that has roiled Fox News for the past 18 months. During a interview Thursday with Sky News to discuss the Murdoch family’s sale of most of Fox to Walt Disney […]

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Dennis Rodman finally realizes what everyone else already knows about Kim Jong-un

12-12-17-rodman Dennis Rodman joined Stephen Colbert on Wednesday’s “The Late Show” to reveal some things about his outlandish relationship with Kim Jong-un. RELATED: Dennis Rodman thinks he’s the best chance at fixing Trump and Kim Jong-un’s relationship Watch the video The 56-year-old NBA Hall of Famer and the dictator have shared a bizarre friendship for […]

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Former “TODAY” staffer says she had an affair with married Matt Lauer, and she’s spilling all the tea

The Rolling Stones celebrate the North American debut of Exhibitionism at Industria in the West Village – Arrivals A former intern at “The Today Show” has come forward about her alleged month-long affair with disgraced NBC host Matt Lauer back in the early 2000s. According to Addie Zinone, whose story was published in Variety on […]

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Hoffman accused of exposing himself to 16-year-old

Another three women have accused actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including a 16-year-old high school friend of his daughter more than three decades ago, Hollywood trade magazine Variety reported Thursday. Variety published the accounts from the three women, which the 80-year-old double Oscar winner’s lawyer told the publication were “defamatory falsehoods.” They bring the […]

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Harvey Weinstein Denies Salma Hayek’s Allegations

After Mexican actress Salma Hayek wrote in the New York Times an op-ed about her experience working with the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and described Weinstein as her “monster,” he responds through a statement published by a spokesperson. In her op-ed, Hayek wrote that the only thing Weinstein noticed was that she wasn’t sexy in […]

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HBO film short has 10-year-old narrating the Holocaust

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – HBO and the Museum of Jewish Heritage plan to air on January 27th a 19-minute short film, The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm.  It builds on a touching conversation between an inquisitive 10-year-old, Elliot Saiontz, and his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Jack Feldman of Rochester, New York.  Elliot narrates the film. […]

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‘Fake news’ and its purveyors

By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM — At a first reading, most Israelis appear to share President Trump’s views about fake news. According to a poll commissioned by the respected Israel Democracy Institute, only 28% of Israelis polled trust the media. However, this view seems to be based less on personal impressions and more on what […]

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‘The Divine Order’ tells of Swiss women’s suffrage

By Pamela Pollack-Fremd LA MESA, California — When did women win the right to vote in prosperous, stable, civilized Switzerland?  Many people would be surprised to learn that it did not happen until 1971.  The Divine Order, written and directed by Petra Volpe, is a gentle and entertaining film, which shows how that right was […]

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2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Complete list of nominations

LOS ANGELES — The nominees for the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday. Actresses Niecy Nash and Olivia Munn revealed the nominees at a ceremony in West Hollywood. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” topped the film categories with four nominations, including ensemble cast. On the TV side, HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Netflix’s “Stranger […]

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Legendary actor Kirk Douglas turned 101, and his family celebrated him in the sweetest ways

Kirk Douglas,Michael Douglas,Catherine Zeta-Jones Kirk Douglas had a whole lot of help to blow out his many birthday candles! The Hollywood legend rang in 101 years on Saturday and was showered in tributes from his famous family, reported the Daily Mail. Watch the video RELATED: Catherine Zeta-Jones shares 17-year-old wedding photo and pays tribute to […]

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