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Although everyone is presumed to love romance, for some odd reason purveyors of gossip love it even more when a well-publicized romance goes sour.
The big question at the moment is whether the headline-making relationship of singer Ninette Taib and actor Ran Danker has hit the skids. People close to the couple either deny a rift or alternately report that the two have had their spats, broken up and come together again.
Their most recent falling out was apparently more serious than previous ones, but the optimists in their corner sincerely believe that the two were made for each other and that the relationship will persevere.
They certainly appeared to be very much an item a few weeks back at the Golden Screen Awards where Danker hailed Taib as "the love of my life."
AND WHILE love is in the air, actress and model Orly Vainerman appears to have found a new younger beau who answers to the name of Roni. Still, age doesn't really matter where true love is concerned.
CHANNEL TWO's religious affairs and law reporter Sivan Rahav Meir and her husband Yedidiya Meir (who was involved with the Techelet religious television station and now runs his own radio show from home) have written a book, Orange Days (Yamim Ketumim), based on interviews with Gush Katif evacuees.
Meir has a regular weekly spot on her husband's radio show in which she broadcasts material which didn't make it onto the television news. The couple have an infant son.
IT WAS an embarrassing time a few months back for Israel Prize laureate and holder of the Tel Aviv City Council's cultural portfolio Gila Almagor, when her husband Yaacov Agmon (then outgoing director of Habimah theater) was suspected of sexual harassing a member of his staff. The story was plastered all over the tabloids, and it wasn't easy for either Almagor or Agmon to keep their heads up.
As of last week, the pressure is off. The police have closed the file on Agmon for lack of substantial evidence. Even before the file was closed, many of Habimah's staff believed the incident was a case of sour grapes.