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  • Beastie Boys not exactly licensed to ill

    Apparently the Beastie Boys were not actually licensed to ill. Just one day before Adam Yauch died last week, he and the other members of the Beastie Boys were sued for illegally sampling music. TufAmerica claimed that copyrighted recordings were illicitly used on “License to Ill” and “Paul’s Boutique,” both of which dropped over two… More ▸

  • Maurice Sendak, Author of ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ Dies at 83

    As if we haven’t had a chance to overcome the loss of Adam Yauch, another prominent childhood just passed away – Maurice Sendak, the writer and illustrator behind many children’s books. Sendak was born in Brooklyn to a Polish Jewish parents, of a family whose many members were murdered in the Holocaust. He became an illustrator at early age, and spent… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch (“MCA”) dead at 47

    The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his parotid gland. He performed as MCA along with fellow Beasties’ Mike Diamond (“Mike D”) and Adam Horowitz (“Ad-Rock”). Last month the Beastie Boys were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but he wasn’t able to attend in… More ▸

  • CNN’s list of celebrity health stories of 2011

    CNN came out with a list of the top celebrity health stories of 2011, and Tribe members have certainly made their mark. Sure, Charlie Sheen and Kate Middleton may top the list for their respective issues (Sheen, of course, for being crazy, and Middleton sure lost a lot of pre-wedding weight) but Jewish celebrities had… More ▸

  • Jewish celebrities and peers react to Steve Jobs’ death

    Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ death Wednesday night triggered a wave oc condolence messages and tweets. We’ve collected some of the big ones written by Jewish celebrities and Jobs’ technology peers. “Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.”… More ▸

  • James Franco’s dad dies unexpectedly

    Doug Franco, father of actor James Franco, died of a heart attack at the age of 63, according to The Daily Post, an independent, locally-owned Palo Alto and Mid-Peninsula paper. James’ mother Betsy Verne Franco, a children’s author, tweeted late last night: “It is true that my sweet, generous husband passed away. He gave so much to… More ▸