Articles Posted in 2008

  • Winehouse To Face Norwegian Charges

    Winehouse To Face Norwegian Charges

    Troubled star Amy Winehouse has been summoned to appear at a Norwegian court on drug charges after she was caught in possession of marijuana in the country.

    The Rehab hitmaker was arrested alongside husband Blake Fielder-Civil and her hairdresser in Norway’s city of Bergen in October 2007 after she was found with seven grammes of the illegal drug in her hotel room.

  • Madonna Gives Millions To Kabbalah

    Madonna Gives Millions To Kabbalah

    Madonna has proved her devotion to Kabbalah – she donated more than $2.6 millionn.

    The Material Girl showed her generosity by giving away $3.1 million, the bulk of which went to the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles – a steep rise from the $250,000 she donated in 2006.

  • Jew Year’s Honours

    Jew Year’s Honours

    Jenny AbramskyThe former head of music on BBC radio is among a number of members of the Jewish community who have been recognised in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours. Jenny Abramsky, who retired from the BBC during the summer, is to be made a Dame.

    Abramsky, who joined the BBC in 1969 and worked for them throughout, is now currently the chair of The Heritage Lottery Fund which provides funding for communities to help them look after and celebrate their heritage.

  • Hoffman Tells Of Duvall Encounter

    Hoffman Tells Of Duvall Encounter

    Dustin Hoffman blames actor Robert Duvall for striking out with the women he met in his twenties – because the actor embarrassed him with his naked antics.

    Hoffman admits he struggled to charm women into bed as a young man – but having Duvall as a roommate never helped him get a second date.

  • Streisand Reveals Mother’s Taunt

    Streisand Reveals Mother’s Taunt

    Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand is surprised she carved out a hugely successful singing and acting career – because her mother always told her she wasn’t good enough to make it in Hollywood.

    The legendary performer struggled from humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York to propel herself to stardom – becoming one of the few entertainers in history to win an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony award.

  • Allen Makes Polish Musical debut

    Allen Makes Polish Musical debut

    Woody AllenWoody Allen and his jazz band have thrilled fans in Poland by holding their first ever concert in the country.

    The veteran filmmaker played to around 3,000 fans at a gig on Sunday by playing the clarinet, accompanied by his New Orleans Jazz Band.

    During his performance at Warsaw’s Sala Kongresowa concert hall, Allen told the crowd: “We will do our best to entertain you.”

  • Trump loses Israeli Lawsuit

    Trump loses Israeli Lawsuit

    Real estate tycoon Donald Trump has lost his lawsuit against an Israeli developer he accused of unlawfully using his name to boost sales of a luxury property development.

    Trump demanded a share of profits in his suit, filed in May against condo builder Crescent Heights Diamond, which licensed the name Trump Plaza for a 70-storey tower it planned to erect in the Israeli capital of Tel Aviv.