The Fonz hits Wok­ing — as Cap­tain Hook

The Jewish Chronicle - - Features -

THE BAT­TLE of the ’70s television icons is on. Happy Days’ Fonzie and Starsky and Hutch’s Starsky will be star­ring in panto this year ( see pho­tos, be­low) — both play­ing Cap­tain Hook in sep­a­rate pro­duc­tions of Peter Pan. Sixty-two-year-old Henry Win­kler, bet­ter known as The Fonz, will be ap­pear­ing at the New Vic­to­ria Theatre in Wok­ing while 64-yearold Paul Michael Glaser is at the Churchill Theatre in Brom­ley.

Harry Pot­ter star Daniel Rad­cliffe is fast leav­ing his boy-wizard days be­hind him. He says wear­ing a false a mous­tache for latest role — as Rud­yard Ki­pling’s son in the ITV drama My Boy Jack — made him feel like a “real man”. The only down­side, he con­fessed, was that “it itched like mad”. Ac­tu­ally, Daniel is not that manly — he was forced to wear the fake fluff as he was un­able to grow his own in time for film­ing.

Big Brother’s Ziggy and Chanelle are love-birds no more, and af­ter read­ing Ziggy’s tales of their trou­bled re­la­tion­ship in News of the World, I would sug­gest there’s no turn­ing back. So, he’s now sin­gle, and girls, I know where you can find him. He’ll be com­per­ing a Chanu­cah event called Light My Fire at the Soho Re­vue Bar in Lon­don’s West End. The event will in­clude, among oth­ers, a per­for­mance from songstress Lu­cie Sil­vas — who, in­ci­den­tally, I went to school with and peo­ple al­ways used to say we looked alike (which I’ve al­ways been jolly happy about).

Os­car-win­ner Ro­man Polan­ski is to di­rect a film adap­ta­tion of best­selling po­lit­i­cal thriller The Ghost. The story has caused a stir in Bri­tain be­cause of par­al­lels with Tony Blair’s premiership. It’s the tale of a on­ce­pop­u­lar politi­cian los­ing favour due to his al­le­giance with the US over the “war on ter­ror”. The fact that Polan­ski, who won an Academy Award in 2003 for the Holo­caust drama The Pi­anist, is fa­mously re­luc­tant to en­ter the UK or the US, af­ter flee­ing a po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion into some rather un­savoury al­le­ga­tions al­most 30 years ago, could make film­ing a bit of a chal­lenge, how­ever.

Hol­ly­wood star Scar­lett Jo­hans­son may have even more go­ing for her than we re­alised. Ac­cord­ing to re­search, curvier women like Jo­hans­son are not only more ap­peal­ing to men, but are pos­si­bly clev­erer than skin­nier girls. The idea is that those with a greater dif­fer­ence be­tween waist and hip mea­sure­ment are likely to have higher lev­els of omega-3 fatty acids, which can mean greater brain power. They also giv­ing birth to clev­erer chil­dren, ap­par­ently. Now there’s an ex­cuse to stuff your face.

Sir Alan Sugar has told his car: “You’re fired.” Af­ter clock­ing up only 1,000 miles in the Bent­ley he bought from Sir El­ton John, the multi-mil­lion­aire busi­ness­man and Ap­pren­tice pre­sen­ter is putting it up for sale. Ac­cord­ing to The Times, Sir Alan paid £196,259 for the mo­tor, which Sir El­ton de­scribed as “the most beau­ti­ful-look­ing car that’s ever been de­signed”. Bon­hams auc­tion house ex­pects it to go for at least £100,000, which means Sir Alan would be down £96.25 a mile on the deal.

Rachel Weisz has no time for the celebrity that goes along with be­ing an Os­car-win­ning ac­tress. “It’s vul­gar,” she tells Source mag­a­zine. Lara Lew­ing­ton is the Five News show­busi­ness and weather pre­sen­ter

Paul Michael Glaser ( left)

and Henry Win­kler both play Cap­tain Hook

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.